Ontario Keeping Whitby Seniors Healthy, Active and Connected

Seniors Community Grants Supports Seniors’ Programs in Whitby

NEWS – Thursday, December 8, 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022
WHITBY – The Ontario Government is providing $44,140 in Seniors Community Grants
to two initiatives that will help local seniors stay safe, fit, active, healthy and socially
connected across communities.
Grant recipients include:
• Durham Foreveryoung Activity Centre located at 1052 McQuay Boulevard,
will receive $24,740 to organize a series of educational workshops/classes on
safety, health and well-being topics, and create a mutual care/support working
group for seniors from Mandarin speaking communities.
• Saffron Hub located at 901 Crocus Crescent, will receive $19,400 to partner 20
senior home cooks with youth volunteers to plan and deliver a food expo in
Belleville, sharing recipes that have been passed down from their families.
“I want to congratulate the well deserving recipients, all of whom received funding from
our government’s Seniors Community Grants Funding Program,” said Whitby MPP
Lorne Coe and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier “We all recognise that seniors
across the Region of Durham have contributed so much over the course of their lives to
make our Province the place we know and love today.”
“Seniors Community Grants are keeping our seniors fit, active, healthy and socially
connected close to home, in their communities,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for
Seniors and Accessibility. “Our government is proud to invest in these projects with local
organizations to meet the needs of seniors, provide the supports seniors need and
deserve that also help to battle social isolation.”
These projects are part of the 305 Seniors Community Grants investing into
communities across Ontario this year. Since 2018, Ontario has funded 1249
community-based projects and invested almost $22 million dollars in Seniors
Community Grants that have kept seniors fit, active, healthy and connected while
helping to end social isolation and combat ageism.