Assist for Group Tasks to Assist Seniors Keep Wholesome, Energetic

Older Nova Scotians could have extra choices to assist them keep wholesome, lively and socially related of their communities with an funding by the Province.

Thirty-seven teams throughout Nova Scotia are receiving grants to assist create age-friendly environments and promote wholesome ageing. The federal government is investing greater than $460,000 in these initiatives by the Age-Pleasant Communities Grant program.

“Seniors have carried out a lot to construct the outstanding province all of us get pleasure from right now. We owe it to them to make sure they will reside with dignity and respect as they age. By supporting community-led initiatives and efforts, the grants are serving to older Nova Scotians keep wholesome and reside higher, extra lively, engaged lives of their communities,” mentioned Barbara Adams, Minister of Seniors and Lengthy-Time period Care.

One of many grant recipients is the Higher Hammonds Plains Group Growth Affiliation, which is partnering with the Black Wellness Co-operative to supply actions like group health courses, crafts, portray and cooking to native seniors. The targets are to strengthen wholesome habits, embrace wholesome life and create alternatives for social interplay.

This 12 months’s grants help a variety of initiatives for seniors, together with:

  • bodily and social actions
  • studying new hobbies and expertise
  • enhancing digital and laptop expertise
  • serving to overcome loneliness and changing into extra socially related
  • offering non-medical help to seniors of their houses or communities.


After the COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation lots of our seniors endured, it grew to become the group’s aim to deal with this by providing applications that might get them cell and again into group. The seniors in-house train program and wholesome consuming classes will fill a niche that exists in our group, and receiving this grant will assist us ship these applications to our seniors.
Debra Lucas, President, Seniors of Higher Hammonds Plains Membership, which operates below the Higher Hammonds Plains Group Growth Affiliation

Fast Info:

  • the Higher Hammonds Plains Group Growth Affiliation’s grant is $5,140
  • the Age-Pleasant Communities Grant program yearly offers grants of as much as $25,000 for community-wide efforts to create age-friendly environments and promote wholesome ageing
  • teams eligible to use embrace not-for-profit organizations and co-operatives, municipalities, First Nations communities and universities
  • the federal government helps seniors keep of their houses and communities longer by investing in helps just like the Seniors Care Grant and residential care to assist take away obstacles and higher meet particular person wants
  • the federal government can also be investing to construct and enhance extra long-term care rooms, rent and prepare extra persevering with care professionals, and help the workers working within the sector so Nova Scotians have higher entry to persevering with care


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