TORONTO — Today, Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, issued the following statement:
June is Seniors Month in Ontario – a time to honour and celebrate the contributions and hard work that Ontario’s older adults have done all their lives to make Ontario the great place it is today.
This year’s theme, Working for Seniors is about the programs and services helping seniors all over the province stay independent, fit, active, and healthy. Our government is working for seniors by investing more than ever before in hundreds of local programs and services every year because when seniors have more opportunities to be social and together, they have a happier and better quality of life.
This year, we are investing up to $6 million in more than 280 Seniors Community Grant projects that help local groups and organizations empower seniors to be active and connected to family and friends in their community – from Tai Chi lessons, lawn bowling and other physical activities, to arts and music appreciation, to virtual speakers’ series, day trips, and so much more.
We are also investing over $14 million to support nearly 300 Seniors Active Living Centres. These community hubs bring older adults, aged 50 + together so they can participate in classes and activities such as learning seminars, fitness, and cooking.
Ontario is the great place it is today thanks to our seniors, and I encourage all Ontarians to join me in celebrating Seniors Month throughout June.