Municipal

Carleton Place receives grant for seniors programming

Carleton Place town hall.

The Town of Carleton Place will receive a grant of $5,000 under the Provincial Seniors Community Grant Program to launch the “Seniors Take Charge” seminar series, a 10-part information seminar series that will cover “a range of educational topics regarding health, wellness, and community support,” the Town said.

The Seniors Community Grant Program will be invested in local programs, services, and events, “to provide seniors with opportunities for greater social inclusion, volunteerism, and community engagement,” the Town continued. “The Seniors Community Grants Program is a unique Ontario government grant designed to reduce social isolation, fight ageism, and create positive connections.”

“Carleton Place is lucky to have a diverse and vibrant seniors’ community who have helped shape our Town into the place we call home today,” said Carleton Place Mayor Toby Randell. “I would like to thank the Province for this funding which will be used to help foster a greater sense of community and enhance the lives of seniors in Carleton Place.”

“At the completion of this series, our hope is that the seniors of Carleton Place will feel empowered to confidently take charge of their day-to-day decisions, feel encouraged to volunteer their time and talents to help build our vibrant community, and feel a greater sense of community,” said Jessica Hansen, Community Programmer for the Town of Carleton Place. “At the end of each seminar, attendees will be invited to stay for coffee and refreshments to continue the conversations and connect with one another and in doing so, assist in building a support system and a sense of community amongst attendees.”


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