Seniors projects receive $56,000 in federal funding

Published on April 24, 2014
Projects involving seniors received $56,000 in federal; money. Fisheries Minister Gail Shea made the announcement in Summerside on Wednesday. Representing the projects receiving funding are , left front, Pearle MacNevin, West Devon’s Women’s Institute Gloria Schurman, East Prince Seniors Initiative, Shea, Blair Strongman P.E.I. Community Schools Association. Back Stu Arkwell, Parkview Senior Citizens Club, and Sylvia MacIntyre le Conseil Rev. S-E Perrey Inc
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SUMMERSIDE - The New Horizons for Seniors Program is investing $56,000 in five Prince County-based projects.


Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea was in Summerside Wednesday, to make the announcement.

The West Devon’s Women’s Institute will receive $15,901 to install windows, doors and new flooring and purchase a refrigerator, a stove and table and chairs for the community hall.

The Parkview Senior Citizens Club House will receive $11,100 for repairs and renovations. This will entail replacing the floor covering and upgrading insulation in the building.

The East Prince Seniors Initiative received funding for two projects under the federal program.

EPSI will receive $6,500 to create a grandparents symposium. This is to engage seniors who are in a parental role, or who have a near parental role, with supports available to them in the community.

The second EPSI project called ‘Train the Trainer’. This project will involve seniors in the community who wish to tutor other seniors in subjects such as computers. Funds for this project will be $2,900.

Le Consiel Rev. S-E Perrey Inc. in Deblois will receive $6,200 for a project that will bring seniors and youth together in a project called ‘Exchange of Knowledge’ in French. Seniors will engage youth in artistic and cultural events, reading, painting, and gardening among other things.

The P.E.I. Community Schools will receive $23,250 to produce a 50th anniversary history book about community schools

“By supporting New Horizons Projects for Seniors, we’re helping seniors maintain a good quality of life, keep people active in their community and this leads to better overall health,” the minister said. “We know that seniors have played a big part in building this country and they’ve earned the respect admiration and certainly deserve our support to enjoy the best way of life possible.”

The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports community projects that are led and inspired by seniors.