Ontario is Investing Over $120 Thousand in Etobicoke – Lakeshore to Keep Seniors Fit, Active, Healthy and Socially Connected
ETOBICOKE – The Ontario government is continuing to invest in the health and well-being of our local seniors through the Seniors Active Living Centre’s in 2022-23, benefitting seniors in Etobicoke – Lakeshore.
“Seniors Active Living Centres provide our seniors the quality of life they deserve,” said Christine Hogarth, Member of Provincial Parliament for Etobicoke – Lakeshore. “That is why our government is investing nearly forty thousand dollars in Etobicoke – Lakeshore’s Seniors Active Living Centre programs. Local Seniors Active Living Centre programming will provide support for older adults and their well-being by keeping them active and socially connected within their own communities.”
This year’s funding shows our government’s on-going and growing commitment to Ontario’s seniors throughout the province. Franklin Horner Community Centre has received a grant funding of $54,014 and Islington Seniors’ Centre has received a grant funding of $69,025. This is great news for our seniors as this investment will help keep seniors fit, active, healthy and socially connected with all of their programs.
“Seniors Active Living Centres help keep Seniors fit, active, healthy and connected to family, friends and our communities,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Our government’s investment in Seniors Active Living Centres will help older adults come together and stay engaged. Seniors Active Living Centres are the glue that keeps our neighbourhoods together.”
Our government remains committed to the safety, independence and well-being of Ontario’s seniors and supporting Seniors Active Living Centre programs.
- Seniors Active Living Centre operators are community-based and promote wellness and social interaction through almost 300 programs across the province.
- The seniors population in Ontario is the fastest growing age group. By 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65.
- Active living brings positive health benefits, including helping seniors live in their own home and in their communities.
- The Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Micro-Grants program funded by the province through the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario helps seniors stay connected to their communities through telephone-based social and educational programs.
- The Seniors’ Centre Without Walls model is a free interactive telephone-based group program for socially isolated seniors and people with disabilities who find it difficult to leave their homes.