$40,300 OTF Grants Help Keep Seniors Active and Engaged
Bolton, ON – On Tuesday, the Caledon Seniors Centre (CSC) held their Grand Opening for their new 7,800 square foot expansion of its facilities. At the event, the CSC and local MPP Sylvia Jones celebrated two Resilient Communities Fund grants the Centre received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) totalling $40,300 in funding.
“This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation with a hybrid model for program delivery for seniors in our community means more seniors will benefit from the excellent program offered by CSC,” said Sylvia Jones, MPP for Caledon Dufferin.
The $19,700 grant, which was awarded last spring, allowed the purchasing of nine large monitors and other technical equipment, while the subsequent $20,600 grant allowed CSC to extend virtual program participation and help seniors in remote villages and hamlets in Caledon participate remotely, delivering engaging active living, fitness, learning and social inclusion experiences for seniors with different abilities.
“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be overstated,” said Beverley Nurden, Manager of the Caledon Seniors Centre. “This grant has allowed the purchase of needed technical equipment that will optimize participatory opportunities for many seniors. We also want to congratulate the Ontario Trillium Foundation on 40 years of granting and building healthy and vibrant communities across the province.”
The Caledon Seniors Centre is committed to providing quality programs for all seniors living in Caledon and the surrounding area, whether it is at one of our 7 locations offering in person programming or for seniors to participate in fitness, learning or social programming in the comfort of their own home. If you would like more information about our Health and Wellness Programs and Services, please visit the website at: www.caledonseniors.ca or call 905 951 6114.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grantmaking in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
Beverley Nurden, Manager, Caledon Seniors Centre
Heather Grégoire, EA for Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon