Ontario is helping Northumberland seniors stay healthy, active and connected to their community.
The province is providing $56,350 to support the Cobourg Seniors’ Activity Centre. Elderly Persons Centres, like the Cobourg Seniors’ Activity Centre provide social and recreational programs that promote wellness for seniors and offer them places to gather for activities like fitness classes, computer classes, as well as arts and crafts. This funding will be used for the hiring of a part-time Program Assistant with the focus on health and fitness that will allow us to continue to expand the high level of programing that is offered at the Cobourg Seniors’ Activity Centre and will also help to implement the Recreation Strategy and Implementation Plan.
Helping seniors stay active and engaged in their communities is part of the government's plan to invest in people and create greater opportunity for Ontarians around the province.
“We are so pleased to be receiving this very important funding for our Seniors' Activity Centre. Our centre serves as a vital community hub that provides a variety of health, social and recreational programs. Not only will this funding allow existing programs to continue, it will enhance our operational efficiency and allow us to promote even more effectively wellness in a wide range of activities and in multiple settings.”
— Gil Brocanier, Mayor, Town of Cobourg
“This funding allows for an exciting array of senior activities to benefit both mind and body. It is important that our local communities provide this type of fulfilling programing. Seniors are looking for opportunities to be as engaged and as active as possible and today's grant is another important step in making that a reality.”
— Lou Rinaldi, M.P.P., Northumberland-Quinte West
“Centres like the Cobourg Seniors’ Activity Centre are vital community spaces that help seniors stay healthy, active, and engaged. Ontario is proud to provide this funding to better support seniors in their communities.”
— Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors’ Affairs
§ By 2016, for the first time, people over 65 will account for a larger share of the population than children aged 0-14.
§ Ontario is providing a total of $11.5M, including almost $1.9 million in Special Grant funding, to 265 Elderly Persons Centres in communities across the province.
§ Elderly Persons Centres serve Ontario seniors in 140 communities.
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Lou Rinaldi, M.P.P.
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