Health and Community Services
May 20, 2010
Seniors in Conne River
and Glenwood-Appleton to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants
The Williams Government is continuing its
commitment to seniors throughout the province with the awarding of two
Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants in Conne River and
Glenwood-Appleton. The grants program is designed to benefit
incorporated municipalities, Inuit community governments, reserves and
"We are committed to furthering the
Provincial Healthy Aging Framework, and the grants are a key piece of
that commitment," said the Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Health
and Community Services and Minister Responsible for Aging and Seniors.
"Through our total investment of $200,000 in the grants program we are
enabling communities and seniors organizations throughout the province
to continue to make our seniors feel included and valued."
The Miawpukek First Nation Reserve in
Conne River has been awarded $10,000 to further develop a plan to ensure
the creation of an age-friendly community and develop programs and
activities designed to engage seniors in the community.
"I am so pleased that Miawpukek First
Nation will engage their elder population in active consultation to
obtain feedback on such issues as housing, outdoor spaces, buildings,
transportation and communication," said Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune MHA
Tracey Perry. "Along with the Band Council, I look forward to seeing
more elders in advisory roles with the Miawpukek First Nation."
The Glenwood-Appleton New Horizons 50+
Club received $1,000 to increase social participation of seniors in the
area through information sessions, inter-generational activities and
"This grant will certainly be an asset to
the Glenwood-Appleton community," said the Honourable Kevin O'Brien,
Gander MHA. "It is very important that our seniors feel included and for
them to have an active role in the community."
The Age-Friendly Newfoundland and
Labrador Grants are a key component of the Provincial Healthy Aging
Policy Framework, through which the Provincial Government invested
an additional $3.5 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year toward improving
the wellness of residents.
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Department of Health and Community Services
Executive Assistant to
Hon. Kevin O'Brien, MHA for Gander
Government Members Office
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