Ontario Helping Seniors Stay Safe, Healthy and Engaged in Huron-BrucePublished on June 26, 2020
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NEWS June 26, 2020
- Help older Ontarians receive the support they need in their community, reducing demand on acute and long-term care
- Ensure Ontarians are less at risk for neglect, abuse and fraud, and that their rights and dignity are protected
- Ensure more older adults are connected and engaged, reducing social isolation and leading to wellness and better health
- Provide more opportunities for older adults in employment and volunteering, achieving greater financial security and engagement within the community.
The Province is committed to an Ontario that respects its diverse older population and supports their health and well-being.
We will continue to do everything possible to help our seniors stay connected and engaged in our communities. Their health and safety remain a key priority for the government.
- This year Ontario is investing up to $4 million in the Seniors Community Grant program.
- Since the program was established in 2014, nearly 1,900 grants have been provided which have positively impacted the lives of more than a half-million seniors.
- By 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65 – older adults are the province’s fastest growing demographic.
- Questions about the program can be answered by contacting the ministry:
Email: [email protected]
- Programs and services to help seniors be healthy, active and engaged
- Seniors Active Living Centres
Age Friendly Communities