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Federal funding for Comox Valley seniors

Eight Comox Valley groups will get federal funding to benefit seniors:

• Black Creek Old Age Pensioners 126 — Seniors involved with the organization will increase social participation and inclusion by organizing quilting and exercise classes.

• Fanny Bay Community Association — The organization will renovate existing washrooms to support social participation and inclusion of seniors by continuing to offer exercise classes, music nights and other activities.

• Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections, Courtenay — The organization will engage seniors through mentoring others by documenting local folklore, teaching crafts and knowledge exchange with youth.

• Comox Seniors’ Centre Association — The organization will replace chairs and tables to support social participation and inclusion of seniors by continuing to offer dining and recreational programs.

• Hornby Recreation — The organization will purchase new equipment to support social participation and inclusion of seniors by offering seniors a variety of new programs, such as pickleball, ping pong and lawn bowling.

• Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry, Courtenay — Elders involved with the organization will mentor other Elders/seniors in the community and other generations by sharing their traditional and cultural knowledge in crafts, plant and herb use.

• Merville Hall — The organization will renovate and purchase kitchen appliances to support social participation and inclusion of seniors.

• Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association, Comox — Organization will install handrails and wheelchair-accessible ramps to support social participation and inclusion of seniors.

— New Horizons for Seniors

 

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