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Rickford Announces $226,000 Investment for Local Seniors Centres

DRYDEN — The Ontario government is continuing to support the health and well-being of local seniors by investing in Seniors Active Living Centres in 2022-23, including a combined total of $226,228 for seven Kenora–Rainy River centres. These centres help local seniors stay active, healthy and socially connected within their communities.

“I’m thrilled that Kenora-Rainy River seniors will continue to benefit from activities and programs at our local Seniors Active Living Centres,” said Greg Rickford, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kenora-Rainy River. “By investing over $226,000, our government is providing more options for seniors to stay healthy and access rewarding, fun activities across Kenora-Rainy River.”

The funding recipients across Kenora-Rainy River include the Dryden Go-Getters, Happy Go Lucky Seniors Club in Vermilion Bay, Kenora District New Horizons Seniors Centre, Rainy River Senior Activity Depot Drop-In Centre, Sunrise Echoes Seniors Club in Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls, Stratton Senior Friendship Centre and the Fort Frances Seniors Centre.

“Seniors Active Living Centres help keep seniors fit, active, healthy and connected to family, friends and our communities,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Our government’s investment in Seniors Active Living Centres will help older adults come together and stay engaged. Seniors Active Living Centres are the glue that keeps our neighbourhoods together.”

QUICK FACTS

  • Seniors Active Living Centre operators are community-based and promote wellness and social interaction through almost 300 programs across the province.
  • The Ontario government is investing $14.3M for 2022-23 to support nearly 300 Seniors Active Living Centres across Ontario, including $226,228 for seven Kenora–Rainy River centres.

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