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N.L. government identifies $90K for age-friendly community grants


ST. JOHN’S, NL – A dozen municipalities in the province have been awarded age-friendly community grants.

Children, Seniors and Social Development Minister Lisa Dempster announced the recipients today, April 26.

The total funding being distributed is $90,000.

The grants program supports incorporated municipalities, Indigenous governments and communities plan for an aging population.

SeniorsNL commended the municipalities for seeking out the support, saying it shows their commitment to being communities that are age-friendly.

“The provincial government’s support for these projects will help provide programs and services that enrich the lives of seniors,” SeniorsNL executive director Kelly Heisz said in a news release.


2017-18 age-friendly community grant recipients

Applicant

Proposal

Grant

Branch

Materials for a sewing program

$7,000

Cormack

Salary for community program coordinator

$7,800

Gambo

Community assessment

$8,500

Grand Falls-Windsor

Meals on Wheels project

$8,700

Isle aux Morts

Recreation and sports programs

$7,500

Middle Arm

Crafts and outings

$4,500

New-Wes-Valley

Age-friendly summit and community assessment

$8,500

Paradise

Community assessment

$7,500

Placentia

Contribution to the annual age-friendly fair

$8,500

Point Lance

Establish a sewing/exercise club

$4,500

St. Lawrence

Expansion of walkway

$8,500

Summerford

Community assessment

$8,500

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