Healthy eating provincial grant for Clarington seniors

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Published June 26, 2024 at 9:44 am

Clarington seniors
Durham MPP Todd McCarthy (left), Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster; Community Programs Supervisor Kersti Pascoe and Lee-Ann Reck, Deputy CAO, Public Services

A provincial grant will help Clarington seniors learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits.

A Seniors Community Grant of $18,630 was awarded to the municipality to fund a new program called Age Wise – Eat Right, Feel Right, where older adults will learn about nutrition, cooking safety, the benefits of healthy eating and independent living skills through cooking instruction.

“Clarington is fortunate to be home to a vibrant and active older adult community, and we are strengthened by the way residents from all walks of life are included in our municipality,” said Mayor Adrian Foster, who said the provincial funding “will help our 55+ residents connect, learn, thrive, and continue to age well here in Clarington.”

The funding was announced at a special event held this week at the Courtice Community Complex, home of Clarington’s 55+ Older Adult Activity Centre.

“Our Senior Active Living Centres are an important part of our community here in Clarington,” said Durham MPP Todd McCarthy. “They bring seniors and the whole community together with services, activities and programs that make sure our seniors stay connected all year long.”

 

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