RIVER HEBERT - Seniors in River Hebert will be receiving financial support for renovations at the Heritage Models Museum.
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MP Scott Armstrong and Heritage Models Museum manager Rosemary Ulch in front of a model of Franklin Manor.
Armstrong made the announcement on behalf of Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). “Seniors are the generation that built our country,” said Armstrong as he explained the importance of having such funding available. “Our government recognizes the valuable contribution seniors have made to our society and the economy. By supporting New Horizons for Seniors Program projects, we are acting to ensure that seniors maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their community,” said Armstrong.
The Heritage Models Museum will be allocating the funds to winterize the building, and renovate the kitchen to support a new senior-youth mentorship program of a soup and sandwich bar run by seniors.
“Once the soup and sandwich bar finished, it’ll be open until next year. I’m really excited to get started,” said Manager Rosemary Ulch.
Also receiving funding and a visit from Armstrong on April 14 is the Sunrise Senior Citizen Club in Northport. The club will be receiving $4,648 for their project from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The funds will be dedicated to some new additions which will allow seniors to continue to fully participate in dances, musical afternoons, benefits, supporters and information nights.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. Since 2006 New Horizons has funded more than 13,000 projects in communities across Canada.