Grant Supports Seniors in Halifax

Department of Seniors

January 19, 2017 1:24 PM

Funding was announced today, Jan.19, to support safety and security for seniors and create opportunities so they can become more engaged in their communities.

Fairview-Clayton Park MLA Patricia Arab, on behalf of Leo Glavine, Minister of Seniors, announced a Senior Safety Grant, for Halifax Regional Municipality.

"Older adults live unique and vibrant lives and often benefit from supports and programs tailored to meet their needs," said Ms. Arab. "It's important that we build strong and healthy communities so that all citizens can participate and do so in a safe and inclusive environment."

The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Nova Scotia Branch is receiving a $20,000 grant for its safety program. The community-based program will focus on keeping seniors safe and living at home longer.

"This is a really good fit for VON's existing volunteer-and-donor-supported seniors' programming," said Erin Crosby, manager, VON Community Support Services in Halifax. "It will allow us to raise client and family awareness of senior abuse, crime prevention and other health and safety issues, and to provide education and referrals. These are important issues and we're grateful for the Department of Seniors leadership."

Support from government helps these programs to improve safety and security for older adults and enables them to participate more fully in their communities.


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     Funding was announced today (January 19th) to support

safety and security for seniors and create opportunities in the

Halifax Regional Municipality for them to become more active.

     Patricia Arab, M-L-A for Fairview-Clayton Park, on behalf

of Seniors Minister Leo Glavine, says older adults live unique

and vibrant lives but often benefit from supports and programs

tailored to meet their needs.

     The Victorian Order of Nurses Seniors Safety Program is

receiving a 20-thousand dollar Senior Safety Grant. The

community-based program will focus on keeping seniors safe and

living at home longer.
     
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Media Contact: Tracy Barron
              902-424-4616
              Email: tracy.barron@novascotia.ca