Grace Village, ­Community Aid among organizations to receive funds from Centraide Estrie

Record Staff

Centraide Estrie is tapping into its Emergency and Community Recovery Fund in order to get the ball rolling on special projects in seniors’ groups and organizations in the Townships.
The emergency fund recently received a boost from the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), a grant distributor backed by the Government of Canada. The program injected $97,548 in extra funds, which is now being dispersed to 16 initiatives.
“With the recognized experience of Centraide Estrie, these funds will help support the specific needs of seniors who differ greatly from one region to another in the country, in addition to highlighting the work done by our local community organizations with our elders,” said Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead.
According to a statement to the press Wednesday morning, HelpAge Canada contributed $23,467.50 in partnership with Centraide Estrie. The statement adds that 16 projects have already been supported thanks to the emergency fund.
Grace Village, a not-for-profit private seniors’ residence in Lennoxville, is taking in $4,515 to improve its telephone and communication technologies for residents in order to maintain a link with their loved ones.
Lennoxville and District Community Aid, which aims to make it easier for the elderly population to continue living at home, is putting $7,570 from the emergency fund towards meeting the food needs of seniors by purchasing an additional freezer.

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