Ontario is committed to helping seniors stay healthy, safe and socially connected within their own communities. Many seniors face challenges accessing programs and services that support their safety, mental and physical health, and overall well-being.
That is why the government is investing $25,000 in Wawel Villa Incorporated, and $25,000 in MonstrARTity Creative Community, to help seniors in Mississauga stay active and socially connected. This funding of $50,000 is part of the Seniors Community Grant program that is providing $3 million to support more than 260 projects to benefit seniors in communities across the province.
The Parliamentary Assistant, to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, and the MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, were at Wawel Villa Seniors Residences today to announce funding for two projects. The Clarkson Seniors Tours and Entertainment project is a series of organized social events related to arts and entertainment for all seniors, including seniors with disabilities and low-income seniors.
The MAY at Heart program is a project to help South Asian seniors living with dementia reduce feelings of isolation, and encourage physical activity through music, dance, poetry and visual arts.
This year's Seniors Community Grant program better supports the unique needs of seniors living in underserviced rural, remote, multicultural and Francophone communities, including:
- Initiatives that focus on elder abuse
- Programs and services that help prevent social isolation
- Increasing accessibility and seniors' safety
- Activities that help keep seniors physically and socially active.