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.
“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