Provincial funding for seniors projects

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Two local projects are among those on a list of recipients of provincial funding for efforts that will be aimed at improving the lives of seniors.

From training for volunteers, to new efforts in fitness and nutrition, the province is helping Nova Scotia families access more programs and services that will make life better for seniors.

"These programs help seniors remain independent by supporting

community-based projects that improve their health and well-being and encourage them to participate," said Seniors Minister Denise

Peterson-Rafuse. "The needs of Nova Scotia seniors are changing, and this government will ensure they continue to contribute to their communities in meaningful ways."

The province announced on Dec. 10 that it is contributing more than $218,000 from the Positive Aging Fund in 29 projects across all regions of Nova Scotia.

The Tri-County Women’s Centre Society has received $10,000 in funding for a needs assessment and the implementation of a program to reach marginalized women – in particular, senior women living in poverty.

The Yarmouth YMCA has received $4,339.45 for a multi-level fitness program for seniors. The program involves two senior sessions per week and a monthly information session on topics relating to aging.

Positive Aging. A list of funding recipients is available at

www.gov.ns.ca/seniors/positive_aging_fund.asp.

Organizations: Positive Aging Fund, Centre Society

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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