ONTARIO KEEPING SENIORS SAFE AND SOCIALLY CONNECTED IN MILTON
MILTON – Ontario is working to support the health and well-being of local seniors during COVID-19.
That is why the province is continuing to invest in Seniors Active Living Centre programs in 2020-21, benefitting seniors in Milton. Seniors Active Living Centre operators will use the funds to help local seniors stay safe and socially connected through virtual and remote programs.
“These have been challenging times for everyone, including our seniors in Milton,” said Parm Gill, Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton. “I am proud our government is taking strong actions to support them with a $54,014 investment for the Seniors Active Living Centre in Milton. This will provide support for our seniors and care for their well-being by keeping them active and socially connected within their own community.”
This year’s investment will focus on virtual programs such as teleconferences, online videos, one-on-one phone calls to help seniors stay connected from home, and support projects such as:
• Interactive telephone-based group programming for socially isolated seniors and people with disabilities
• Online educational programs such as tax clinics, technology assistance, health and wellness, and COVID-19 information
This year’s ongoing funding has supported the application of safety control measures against the spread of COVID-19 and provided more remote and virtual programming.
“Given the social isolation that COVID-19 has brought to many seniors, it is important that we look to programs that will keep them safe and connected,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Our government’s investment in Seniors Active
Living Centres will help older adults stay virtually engaged with their friends, family and communities while combatting social isolation during the pandemic.”
Our government remains committed to the safety, independence and well-being of Ontario’s seniors and supporting Seniors Active Living Centre programs.