SG nabs seniors’ award
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”
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.