Province kicks in $104,257 for Whitby seniors

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Published April 11, 2022 at 11:10 am

Ontario Seniors and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho

The Ontario government is investing more than $100,000 in Senior’s Active Living Centre programs in Whitby this year, including funding for the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls, a free interactive telephone-based group program for socially isolated seniors and people with disabilities who find it difficult to leave their homes.

The total investment for Whitby seniors announced April 11 is $104,257, which will provide for older adults by keeping them active and socially connected within their own communities.

“Seniors Active Living Centres help keep seniors fit, active, healthy and connected to family, friends and our communities,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Our Government’s investment in Seniors Active Living Centres will help older adults come together and stay engaged. Seniors Active Living Centres are the glue that keeps our neighbourhoods together.”

Seniors Active Living Centre operators are community-based and promote wellness and social interaction through almost 300 programs across the province.

Ontario’s senior population is the fastest growing demographic. By 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65.

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