Ontario Investing in Seniors Health and Well-Being in Sault Ste. Marie

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Ontario is committed to helping seniors keep active, healthy, safe, independent, and socially connected in their own communities. Yet, many seniors face financial and other obstacles in accessing programs and services that will help support their overall health and well-being.

That is why Ontario is investing $14.1 million to support more than 300 Seniors Active Living Centre programs in communities across the province, benefiting seniors in Sault Ste. Marie.

“Supporting our seniors today is about investing in all of our futures. This funding will have a direct and positive impact on seniors in communities across the province by giving them an opportunity to take part in programs and services that will help keep them active, socially connected, and healthy,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “These programs and services support healthy aging and help seniors to live the quality lives they deserve.”

Seniors Active Living Centre programs support over 100,000 seniors across the province, and this funding will provide a variety of programming and activities to help seniors stay active, socially engaged, safe, and healthy. This is especially important given that about 30 per cent of Canadian seniors are at risk of becoming socially isolated.

“This funding will help seniors in Sault Ste. Marie stay active and socially connected, while also preventing social isolation,” said Ross Romano, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie. “Seniors Active Living Centres provide a hub for seniors and their families to build positive connections, encourage physical activity, and in doing so, benefits everyone’s well-being.”

Ontario remains committed to protecting what matters most to seniors and their families.

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