Community organizations receive funding through Horizons for seniors program

Mark Holland, Liberal MP

The Town of Ajax and three community organizations were recently named as the recipients of $90,000 in funding through the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

The program provides grants and contributions to support projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.

Ajax Liberal MP Mark Holland announced the funding at Pickering Village United Church earlier this year.

The four organizations that received funding were as follows:
• Pickering Village United Church – $24,200 for improving accessibility to the bathrooms and building at large as well as funding community programs activities and events, such as meetings, luncheons

• The Town of Ajax – $25,000 for renovating the building in order to make them accessible for seniors and ensure the continuation of activities such as arts and quilting

• The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 322 – $25,000 to assist the organization renovate the floor in the downstairs hall to allow seniors to continue activities such as seniors dart leagues, dances, and shuffleboard

• Christian Faith Outreach Centre – $16,733 to fund seniors programs such as knitting, exercises classes, computer lessons, seminars on fraud prevention and walking groups to increase socialization of seniors.