SG nabs se­niors’ award

The Glengarry News - - News -

South Glen­garry has been awarded an $8,000 grant through the Min­istry of Se­nior Af­fairs’ Se­niors Com­mu­nity Grant Pro­gram.

The funds have been awarded for a 55+ Cer­ti­fied Se­nior Fit­ness In­struc­tor Vol­un­teer Train­ing Project. A vol­un­teer re­cruit­ment and train­ing pro­gram will be de­vel­oped, al­low­ing adults ages 55 and older to be­come cer­ti­fied se­nior fit­ness in­struc­tors to vol­un­teer their time and lead bal­ance for life pro­grams to older adults in com­mu­nity cen­ters.

The project ties in with the Age-Friendly Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Plan de­vel­oped by the Town­ship in 2016.

“The Town­ship of South Glen­garry is thrilled to re­ceive this fund­ing, which will as­sist us as we con­tinue to im­ple­ment our Age-Friendly Com­mu­nity Plan,” stated Gen­eral Man­ager of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Joanne Ha­ley, “We an­tic­i­pate that the classes will ben­e­fit at least 100 se­niors in our com­mu­nity, help­ing to in­crease both their phys­i­cal and men­tal well-be­ing.”

MPP Jim McDonell, who made a for­mal pre­sen­ta­tion to the town­ship at the Mart­in­town Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Fri­day, said: “Our se­niors built the On­tario we know to­day and it is up to us to treat them with the re­spect they de­serve by en­hanc­ing their qual­ity of life. This ini­tia­tive from the Town­ship of South Glen­garry will ac­com­plish this by of­fer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for se­niors to stay ac­tive, in­de­pen­dent and main­tain a healthy life­style”

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AGE- FRIENDLY: ASDSG MPP Jim McDonell, left, con­grat­u­lates Souh Glen­garry Mayor Ian McLeod on re­ceiv­ing an $8,000 from the Se­nior Af­fairs’ Com­mu­nity Grant Pro­gram.

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