Age-friendly grants for Carbonear, Whiteway
The Town of Carbonear and the Whiteway 50-Plus Club will receive grant funding to help seniors lead active, healthy lives.
Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services and Minister Responsible for Aging and Seniors, announced June 26 that grants had been approve under the Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Program.
The Town of Carbonear is receiving $10,000 to conduct a community assessment. A committee will evaluate community resources and assets, and work to develop an action plan that will foster the growth of an age-friendly community.
The Whiteway 50-Plus Club is receiving $8,000 to enhance social activity offerings for older people in the community. The group will offer computer training, physical activities, and health and wellness education initiatives.
In total, seven communities and 11 seniors’ organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador will receive $160,000 in provincial government funding through the AgeFriendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Program.
“The Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Program is one initiative of the Provincial Healthy Aging Policy Framework,” said Sullivan. “The framework’s vision is for individuals, families, communities and society as a whole to foster healthy aging in order to achieve optimal health and well-being. The projects funded through this grants program will support seniors as they continue to lead active lives.”
Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Natural Resources and MHA for Carbonear-Harbour Grace, added: “Our government has made healthy aging a priority and continues to put the supports in place to help keep people active and healthy later in life.”
Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services and MHA for TrinityBay de Verde, said “Through this investment, the club and its members will continue to reap the benefits of participating in social, educational and active programming.”