Seniors in St. Boniface will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor youth, bolster activity levels and help raise awareness about elder abuse.
The new opportunities will be created through funding from the federal New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), announced by St. Boniface MP Shelly Glover recently.
"Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy," said Glover in a news release.
"Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities."
Ten local organizations — including Vital Seniors of Winnipeg, Teen Stop Jeunesse and Villa Alneau — are set to benefit from the funding total of $154,892, which will contribute to activities such as nutrition cooking clubs and social and activity programs, Glover said.