MPP Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria Announces Funding to Help Seniors Stay Active and Socially Connected
BRAMPTON – On Feb 28, Brampton South MPP, Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, along with Brampton West MPP Amarjot Sandhu Announces $42,700 Funding to Help Seniors Stay Active and Socially Connected Centre Program Funding at Holland Christian Homes 7900 McLaughlin Road South. MPP Sarkaria also took the opportunity to announce that Brampton’s Flower City Seniors Centre $42,700 under the same stay active Ontario program funding as well.
MPP Sarkaria said in his brief speech that Ontario is committed to helping seniors keep active, healthy, safe, independent, and socially connected in their own communities. Also, he said, many seniors face financial and other obstacles in accessing programs and services that will help support their overall health and well-being.
That is why Ontario is investing $14.1 million to support more than 300 Seniors Active Living Centre programs in communities across the province, benefiting seniors in Brampton he added,
“This funding will go a long way in helping Brampton seniors enjoy the active, socially-connected quality of life they deserve,” said MPP Sarkaria. “Seniors Active Living Centres provide a hub for seniors and their families to build positive connections, and ensures that the greatest generation remains healthy, happy, and at home in their communities.”
“Supporting our seniors today is about investing in all of our futures. This funding will have a direct and positive impact on seniors in communities across the province by giving them an opportunity to take part in programs and services that will help keep them active, socially connected, and healthy,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “These programs and services support healthy aging and help seniors to live the quality lives they deserve.”
While talking to Holland Christian Homes Chief Executive officer Kennerth Rawlins that these funds how much means to him? He said we got 850 Independent senior Living and 350 long term care , these funds will help to pay for these seniors health care such as medical bills, Physiotherapy, exercise and jogging to stay active and healthy also he mentioned that Holland Christian Homes provide inhouse easy excess to the seniors such shipper’s Drug Mart in the buildings, Physiotherapy, grocery, convenience store, Libraries Church Services, Fitness classes, café, hair salon and banking system.
Seniors Active Living Centre programs support over 100,000 seniors across the province, and this funding will provide a variety of programming and activities to help seniors stay active, socially engaged, safe, and healthy. This is especially important given that about 30 per cent of Canadian seniors are at risk of becoming socially isolated.