MP Malcolmson Encourages Local Organizations Apply for Seniors Funding

MP Sheila Malcolmson is encouraging local governments and organizations to apply for the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) before the June 15th deadline.

Organizations can receive up to $25,000 in federal funding for programs which benefit vulnerable senior populations, focus on diversity of Canada’s seniors, and promote volunteerism to increase the organization’s capacity.

Community-based projects help encourage seniors to stay involved with the community, increase their social participation and inclusion, stay active, and share their knowledge skills and experience with other community members.

“Organizations that are supporting seniors in our community do vital work” said Malcolmson. “This funding will allow organizations to further support and empower seniors while promoting the many contributions seniors have made to our community here in Nanaimo—Ladysmith.”

The New Horizons for Seniors Program provides a wide range of opportunities for seniors to participate in meaningful activities that nurture their personal growth and foster community prosperity. These activities empower seniors, enabling them to pursue an active lifestyle, expand their social network and explore new learning experiences that will better help them face the challenges of our rapidly evolving society.

Last year over $225,000 was awarded to organizations in Nanaimo—Ladysmith from the New Horizons for Seniors Program to support programs on technology skills, facility renovations and therapeutic and nutritional gardening.

The deadline for NHSP applications is June 15, 2018 and applications are accepted online at: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/new-horizons-seniors.html