No one should be going through this pandemic alone – especially seniors.
The federal government has announced an investment of $48,000 in Markham–Thornhill to support seniors in the community through two local organizations, the Markham Tamil Seniors Association Canada and Lynrich Arts Enterprises.
This funding is from the additional investment of $20 million the government invested in the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program helps local seniors organizations, like the Markham Tamil Seniors Association Canada and Lynrich Arts Enterprises, ensure seniors stay active, engaged, and more connected with their community through activities, events, and networks of support.
Speaking virtually with the Armadale Older Adults Club – who has also benefitted from this funding – MP Mary Ng made it clear that the government will continue to give seniors the support they need at this incredibly difficult time.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for our seniors – who have been facing social isolation and increased risk from this virus,” said Mary Ng, Member of Parliament for Markham—Thornhill. “Today’s announcement is just another example of the targetted and direct investments our government is making to ensure all Canadian seniors have the supports they need to get through this crisis.”
These additional projects will help ensure local organizations and communities across Canada have projects aiming to reduce seniors’ isolation within the community, improve their quality of life, and help them maintain a social support network during the pandemic.