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