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CONTACT Community Services receives Seniors’ Community Grant

July 13, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

CONTACT Community Services has received funding through the Ontario Seniors’ Community Grant Program to present their Seniors Living Well Project.

CONTACT will be hosting a comprehensive selection of entertaining and informative senior programming in the upcoming months, free of charge.

Seniors will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of arts programs, learning seminars, health and safety training, cooking, and live music provided by local experts at multiple locations in South Simcoe.

“The senior population is only increasing, and they deserve the best opportunities to engage in social life, irrespective of income or ability,” said Emily McIntosh, executive director of CONTACT Community Services. “We are thrilled to receive this funding on behalf of the Government of Ontario to ensure seniors are supported today and in the years to come.”

The creative fundamentals of these activities directly develop and enhance seniors’ inventiveness, and seniors’ health will also benefit through socialization with others while learning new ways to cope and keep connected.

“Across the province, June is a time when we pay formal tribute to our seniors. Ontario’s older adults are the province’s fastest growing demographic, and they are to be celebrated for the contributions thy have made to our communities,” said Brian Saunderson, MPP for Simcoe-Grey. “It’s important that they know we are working hard to provide them with grants such as this one, that will be used by CONTACT Community Services to prove opportunities for them to keep active, safe, and socially connected close to their home. I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to execu5tive director Emily McIntosh and her dedicated team of staff and volunteers who work hard to deliver quality programming that makes a big difference in the lives of seniors in Alliston and the surrounding area.”

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