Ontario Investing in Seniors Active Living Centre’s in Peterborough-Kawartha
$74,817.00 investment in Seniors Active Living Centre’s in Peterborough- Kawartha helping more seniors stay healthy, active and socially connected.
Today Dave Smith, Member of Provincial Parliament announced the annual
funding for Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC) in Peterborough-Kawartha. These community hubs
bring adults aged 50+ together and provides opportunities to participate in classes and activities, as
well as other resources to support independent, healthy living.
“Seniors need to connect with the community and stay fit, healthy and active,’’ said MPP Dave Smith.
“By investing in Seniors Active Living Centre programs, we will be helping more adults, even in the
most remote parts on this province, get the programs and services they need to live healthy,
independent lives,” added MPP Smith.
This year, the Seniors Active Living Centre(s) in Peterborough-Kawartha are receiving:
- Anstruther Burleigh Chandos Senior Citizens (ABC) – $24,136.00
- Activity Haven Seniors Centre- $50,681.00
“At Anstruther-Burleigh-Chandos Senior Citizens’ Club Inc (ABC Seniors), our volunteer Board sets
out to create an inclusive community hub for adults 50+, that provides services, programs, information
and activities that support healthy aging and active living, said President Patricia Beck. “We are deeply
grateful for the financial support we have received from the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility, as
well as, from the Township of North Kawartha. Without that support we would not be able to provide
such a varied set of programs and lunches that support seniors in remaining independent, active,
healthy, and socially engaged.” Beck added.
Across Ontario there is a network of almost 300 Seniors Active Living Centre programs supported by
the province’s investment of more than $14 million dollars.
“Seniors Active Living Centre’s are the gathering place for our seniors all over Ontario,” said Hon.
Raymond Cho, Ontario’s Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “These are a part of our community,
and they help keep our seniors fit, active, healthy, socially connected close to home.” Minister Cho
Seniors Active Living Centre programs offer a wide variety of activities which can include fitness,
healthy lifestyle and wellness classes, recreation, and social activities, and learning opportunities such
as financial management, elder abuse prevention and volunteering.
- There are almost 300 Seniors Active Living Centre programs across Ontario. Seniors and caregivers can use the online search tool to find a program in their community.
- Older adults are the fastest growing demographic group in the province. By 2046, the number of seniors aged 65 and over is projected to increase significantly from 2.7 million, since 2021 to 4.4 million.
- June is Seniors Month a time to celebrate older adults across the province. This year’s theme is Working for Seniors.