New Horizons for Seniors Program brings tens of thousands of dollars to Davenport initiatives

News May 10, 2016 Bloor West Villager

Davenport seniors who are looking for the opportunity to benefit their community can now mentor younger generations, help reduce social isolation of their peers and take part in social activities.

Davenport MP Julie Dzerowicz announced Friday, May 6 on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of Families, Children and Social Development, that funding will be provided to local organizations to get their senior projects off the ground, through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

“Our government is dedicated to ensuring that Canadian seniors can get involved in community activities that meet their needs and interests, tap their collective resources and experiences, and promote their participation,” Dzerowicz said in a statement. “We support New Horizons for Seniors Program projects so that seniors in Davenport and across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”

The South Asian Women’s Centre, the Vietnamese Association of Toronto, the Abrigo Centre, the Oasis Dufferin Community Centre, La Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto and the Latinas en Toronto are receiving nearly $25,000 each for their projects funded through the NHSP.

At the South Asian Women’s Centre, seniors will participate in yoga lessons and will become peer mentors by teaching yoga to other South Asian Women; at the Vietnamese Association of Toronto, seniors will support social participation by forming a seniors choir group; and seniors at the Abrigo centre will be introducing self-care activities and strategies, such as workshops in yoga, tai chi, mindfulness meditation, arts and music.

The Oasis Dufferin Community Centre will arrange workshops, activities and forums for immigrant and isolated seniors to encourage their participation and relieve isolation; La Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto will engage seniors to plan and carry a multimedia campaign to raise awareness about the myth and stereotypes to aging with the Francophone community; Latinas en Toronto will promote mentoring of seniors by requesting Hispanic seniors, who are recognized for their contributions to Canadian society, to share their life experiences with youth.

The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million to the NHSP.

“Through the many community-based projects we support each year, our government helps provide seniors with unique opportunities to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others in their community. Initiatives such as this highlight our commitment to the wellbeing of seniors and strengthen the fabric of our society through partnerships,” Duclos said in a statement.

New Horizons for Seniors Program brings tens of thousands of dollars to Davenport initiatives

News May 10, 2016 Bloor West Villager

Davenport seniors who are looking for the opportunity to benefit their community can now mentor younger generations, help reduce social isolation of their peers and take part in social activities.

Davenport MP Julie Dzerowicz announced Friday, May 6 on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of Families, Children and Social Development, that funding will be provided to local organizations to get their senior projects off the ground, through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

“Our government is dedicated to ensuring that Canadian seniors can get involved in community activities that meet their needs and interests, tap their collective resources and experiences, and promote their participation,” Dzerowicz said in a statement. “We support New Horizons for Seniors Program projects so that seniors in Davenport and across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”

The South Asian Women’s Centre, the Vietnamese Association of Toronto, the Abrigo Centre, the Oasis Dufferin Community Centre, La Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto and the Latinas en Toronto are receiving nearly $25,000 each for their projects funded through the NHSP.

At the South Asian Women’s Centre, seniors will participate in yoga lessons and will become peer mentors by teaching yoga to other South Asian Women; at the Vietnamese Association of Toronto, seniors will support social participation by forming a seniors choir group; and seniors at the Abrigo centre will be introducing self-care activities and strategies, such as workshops in yoga, tai chi, mindfulness meditation, arts and music.

The Oasis Dufferin Community Centre will arrange workshops, activities and forums for immigrant and isolated seniors to encourage their participation and relieve isolation; La Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto will engage seniors to plan and carry a multimedia campaign to raise awareness about the myth and stereotypes to aging with the Francophone community; Latinas en Toronto will promote mentoring of seniors by requesting Hispanic seniors, who are recognized for their contributions to Canadian society, to share their life experiences with youth.

The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million to the NHSP.

“Through the many community-based projects we support each year, our government helps provide seniors with unique opportunities to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others in their community. Initiatives such as this highlight our commitment to the wellbeing of seniors and strengthen the fabric of our society through partnerships,” Duclos said in a statement.

New Horizons for Seniors Program brings tens of thousands of dollars to Davenport initiatives

News May 10, 2016 Bloor West Villager

Davenport seniors who are looking for the opportunity to benefit their community can now mentor younger generations, help reduce social isolation of their peers and take part in social activities.

Davenport MP Julie Dzerowicz announced Friday, May 6 on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of Families, Children and Social Development, that funding will be provided to local organizations to get their senior projects off the ground, through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

“Our government is dedicated to ensuring that Canadian seniors can get involved in community activities that meet their needs and interests, tap their collective resources and experiences, and promote their participation,” Dzerowicz said in a statement. “We support New Horizons for Seniors Program projects so that seniors in Davenport and across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”

The South Asian Women’s Centre, the Vietnamese Association of Toronto, the Abrigo Centre, the Oasis Dufferin Community Centre, La Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto and the Latinas en Toronto are receiving nearly $25,000 each for their projects funded through the NHSP.

At the South Asian Women’s Centre, seniors will participate in yoga lessons and will become peer mentors by teaching yoga to other South Asian Women; at the Vietnamese Association of Toronto, seniors will support social participation by forming a seniors choir group; and seniors at the Abrigo centre will be introducing self-care activities and strategies, such as workshops in yoga, tai chi, mindfulness meditation, arts and music.

The Oasis Dufferin Community Centre will arrange workshops, activities and forums for immigrant and isolated seniors to encourage their participation and relieve isolation; La Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto will engage seniors to plan and carry a multimedia campaign to raise awareness about the myth and stereotypes to aging with the Francophone community; Latinas en Toronto will promote mentoring of seniors by requesting Hispanic seniors, who are recognized for their contributions to Canadian society, to share their life experiences with youth.

The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million to the NHSP.

“Through the many community-based projects we support each year, our government helps provide seniors with unique opportunities to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others in their community. Initiatives such as this highlight our commitment to the wellbeing of seniors and strengthen the fabric of our society through partnerships,” Duclos said in a statement.