Lauzon Announces Two Projects to Support Seniors in Crylser

June 22, 2015

CRYSLER– Seniors in North Stormont will have better opportunities take part in social activities with renovations to two important community facilities in Crysler, announced Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish received $25,000 for their project from the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) program in 2014. The organization has built a washroom, installed an elevator and an air-conditioner, and upgraded their meeting room to allow educational workshops for seniors on internet and financial abuse to continue.

The Crysler Community Center also received $25,000 from the 2015 program intake that will allow the volunteers to build a gazebo and buy picnic tables and chairs to give seniors a space to get actively involved in the community by having games such as lawn darts, petanque and horseshoes.

Quick Facts

  • Under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), up to $25,000 in grant funding can be provided to eligible organizations for community-based projects that are led or inspired by seniors.
  • Since 2006, the NHSP has funded more than 13,000 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada.
  • Economic Action Plan 2014 increased funding for the NHSP by $5 million per year, for a total of $50 million provided to this program annually.
  • Since 2006, $2.8 billion in annual tax relief has been provided to seniors and pensioners.
  • Minister Wong launched the Government of Canada Action for Seniors report in September 2014. The report is a new information resource highlighting federal programs and services that can be accessed by seniors, their families and caregivers. It was created in collaboration with more than 22 federal departments and agencies. The report can be found on Canada.ca/Seniors

Quotes

“Our Government is proud to support seniors in communities across Canada through lowering taxes and investing in meaningful initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Through partnering with organizations, we can help to keep seniors active, engaged and informed.”

– The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors)

“Our Government recognizes the valuable contribution seniors have made to our society and the economy. These organizations in Crysler do a wonderful job to support programming and activities for seniors and I am pleased to see this support for their continued efforts.”

– Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry

“We have made a lot of upgrades, renovations and additions to the John Crylser Memorial Park in Crylser. The New Horizons for Seniors grant will help us offer even more by providing some opportunities for seniors to stay active and enjoy our recreational areas in our community.”

– Pierre Thibault, volunteer, Crysler Community Centre

The upgrades made to our Parish Hall will make sure that accessibility is no longer a barrier to participating in our seniors programming. We really appreciate these funds to ensure that all seniors are able to use our facility.

– Martine Forgues, volunteer, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

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