Ontario is investing in the Town of Innisfil's Library of Things: Lending and Lessons for Healthy Aging and Active Living project that will enrich the lives of Innisfil seniors and recognize their significant contributions to our province.
This years Seniors Community Grant project will provide the Town of Innisfil with $9,574 helping Ontario’s seniors to stay fit, active, healthy and in their communities.
This project will impact 250 older adults by expanding the Town of Innisfil's Library of Things initiative. The upgrade will add gardening and kitchen equipment to the library as well as develop older adult led programming by bringing in experts to lead workshops on healthy aging and active living.
"These projects will make a big difference in the lives of older Ontarians here in Innisfil,” said MPP Khanjin. “They offer meaningful opportunities for older adults to safely take part in local life and keep connected to friends, family and the community.”
"We have been listening to our community and we know mental and physical health are top of mind for our residents" said Lynn Dollin, Mayor of Innisfil. "Health equity is the foundation of our health and wellness programs, so we are thrilled to be able to expand our offerings to further remove barriers and make them more accessible to residents of all ages."
“Our government is proud to invest in local organizations which are well positioned to meet the needs of seniors in their community,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Seniors Community Grants provide tremendous enjoyment and personal value to older Ontarians.”
"The Seniors Community Grant will amplify the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library's ability to attend to the needs of our residents" said Anne Smith, Library Board Chair. "This grant will allow our programming to further foster social relationships between older adults, while providing real material benefit through the expanded Library of Things, our collection of lendable tools and devices."
The Seniors Community Grants Program provides funding ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000 for local projects.
Ontario’s Seniors are the province’s fastest growing demographic, and by 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65.