Palliser MP Ray Boughen announced, last week, New Horizons for Seniors Program — which is a program aimed go help senior citizens across Canada to find new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse — would provide $39,958 funding to various organizations in Moose Jaw and area.
Speaking on behalf of Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley and Minister of State Alice Wong, Boughen said through initiatives such as the New Horizons program, the federal government aims to help ensure seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.
“Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,” Boughen said in a media release.
For example, Palliser Regional Library will receive $13,722 to increase social participation through workshops on e-readers and e-books. Cosmo Senior Citizens Centre will receive $16,646 for window renovations and upgrading to allow the centre to continue with its programming.
Moose Jaw Public Library Quality of Life for Seniors Project will receive $6,000 to help increase social participation in their community by offering six information sessions about matters pertaining to quality of life for elderly. Avonlea Heritage Museum will receive $2,600 for seniors to build a model of a local railroad for heritage purposes.