Sylvan seniors’ program receives federal money

The Senior Community Connection Project, operated by Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Association, is one of four projects

The Senior Community Connection Project, operated by Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Association, is one of four projects in the Red Deer riding to receive money from the federal government.

MP Earl Dreeshen announced that seniors in Central Alberta will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Association received $25,000 through the program, the maximum available.

The four organizations received a total of $78,300 for their projects.

“Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,” said Dreeshen. “Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.”