MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy Keeping Pickering-Uxbridge Seniors Healthy and Connected
Seniors Community Grants invests directly in our Seniors
Pickering, ON – Ontario is investing in various programs that will enrich the lives of Pickering-Uxbridge seniors and recognize their significant contributions to our province.
This years Seniors Community Grant project will provide Pickering-Uxbridge with $47,600 helping Ontario’s Seniors to stay fit, active, healthy and in their communities.
Riding recipients include:
- Township of Uxbridge -$25,000 for Bridge the Gap – Seniors Community Resource Guide
- City of Pickering – $22,600 for Breaking Barriers program
“These projects will make a big difference in the lives of seniors here in Pickering-Uxbridge,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge. “They offer meaningful opportunities for seniors to safely take part in local life and keep connected to friends, family and the community.”
“Our government is proud to invest in local organizations which are well-positioned to meet the needs of seniors in their community,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Seniors Community Grants provide tremendous enjoyment and personal value to older Ontarians.”
“Seniors in our community will benefit from this guide to resources and activities. There is always so much going on, and compiling a print guide will be a very useful tool. Thank-you to Min. Bethlenfalvy and Min. Cho for their continued support for seniors to live their best lives,” said Dave Barton, Mayor of Uxbridge.
“On behalf of the City of Pickering, its Members of Council, and residents, I sincerely thank the Government of Ontario for investing in the health, well-being, and knowledge of our community’s seniors,” said Dave Ryan, Mayor, City of Pickering. “Breaking Barriers is an innovative program created in partnership with the Durham Elder Abuse Network (DEAN) and Viva Retirement Communities that will bring elder abuse awareness and education to 55+ Pickering residents through insightful and meaningful presentations on Elder Abuse 101; Power of Attorney Overview; Frauds & Scams; Safety Planning, Elder Abuse in 2SLGBTIQQA; and Elder Abuse in Indigenous Communities.”
“Uxbridge is very grateful to the Province for the support that will allow the Township to create a comprehensive guide to the many recreational, healthcare, housing and other services that are available”, says Councillor Bruce Garrod. “Ensuring this important information is readily available to our aging residents, is another step forward in being an Age-Friendly community”.
- The Seniors Community Grants Program provides funding ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000 for local projects.
- Ontario’s Seniors are the province’s fastest growing demographic, and by 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65
Office of Peter Bethlenfalvy
MPP, Pickering – Uxbridge