New Federal funding empowers Northumberland seniors

By Cecilia Nasmith

Two recent funding announcements from Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd are aimed at empowering Northumberland and Alderville seniors.

The New Horizons for Seniors Program grants, designed to acknowledge and enhance the significant and valuable contributions seniors make to the families, communities and country, will see almost $50,000 invested locally through two community-based projects.

Alderville First Nation will receive $25,000 in support of the Alderville Empowerment and Information Project for Elders.

Northumberland 89.7 (Small Town Radio) will receive $24,300 for their Stories for the Ages programming.

In making the announcement of these community-based projects that will help seniors stay more active and engaged, Rudd was representing the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors.

“Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Government of Canada is providing a wide range of opportunities for seniors to participate in meaningful activities that nurture their personal growth and foster community vitality,” Rudd stated in the press release – which noted that New Horizons for Seniors Program funding aims to foster social inclusion and engagement of seniors by encouraging them to share their knowledge, skills and experience.