If You Know of a Shuffleboard Club in Ontario That Needs Financial Support, Forward this to them!!

Ontario Shuffleboard Clubs >> If You Could Benefit from a Grant, I strongly recommend you apply!!  (Sent along by Gary Pipher) See details below. 

Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors Making Progress

Ontario is now accepting applications for the Seniors Community Grant Program to help more seniors stay safe, active and engaged in their communities.

Funding for the grant has been doubled in size to $1 million to give seniors more opportunities to participate in their communities. Last year’s grants went toward projects such as, helping seniors learn new skills like cooking or using tablets, and encouraging physical activity like dance, lawn bowling and tai chi.

Ontario is also marking the two-year anniversary of its Action Plan for Seniors, which is helping more seniors access quality services and live safer and more inclusive lives. Recent initiatives include:

  • Launching the $1.5 million Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant Program, which helps municipalities plan for aging residents.
  • Introducing the Family Caregiver Leave, which allows people in Ontario up to eight weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to provide care or support to a family member with a serious medical condition.
  • Launching the Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program, which helps municipalities to improve access to, and options for, community transportation services for seniors, persons living with disabilities, youth and other members of the community.
  • Implementing the Retirement Homes Act, which enforces new care and safety standards and allows licensing for more than 700 retirement homes to keep residents safe.

Developing services and supports for seniors is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire. 

QUICK FACTS

  • The Seniors Community Grant Program is accepting applications from January 28 to March 27, 2015 and will support projects that allow seniors to contribute to all aspects of community life.
  • Individuals representing non-incorporated seniors groups, incorporated not-for profit organizations, municipalities, Local Service Boards and Aboriginal groups are eligible to apply for Seniors Community Grants.
  • The Seniors Community Grant Program has already supported 179 projects and helped 43,000 seniors across the province.
  • As of 2015, for the first time, people over 65 account for a larger share of the population than children under 15.

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2 Responses to If You Know of a Shuffleboard Club in Ontario That Needs Financial Support, Forward this to them!!

  1. Lucia Driscoll-Moran says:

    how do I get a friend to be on your e-mail so that they can get all your updates

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  2. stanistheman says:

    Advise them to open the shuffler: http://theshuffler.net When it opens, look for the word FOLLOW in the lower right portion of the Window. Click on the word FOLLOW, and follow the instructions. Thanks for asking. Stan

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