Ontario Investing in Seniors Health and Well-Being in Mississauga-Erin Mills

Published on December 18, 2019

 

Helping Seniors Stay Active and Socially Connected Across the Province

Mississauga-Erin Mills – 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 $51,724 towards our Seniors Active Program in South Common Community Centre. Ontario is investing a total of $14.1 million to support more than 300 Seniors Active Living Centre programs in communities across the province, benefiting seniors in Erin Mills.

“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 go a long way in helping seniors in Mississauga-Erin Mills stay active and socially connected, while also preventing social isolation, said MPP Sheref Sabawy, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Erin Mills. “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.

QUICK FACTS

  • Seniors Active Living Centre programs are community-based and promote wellness and social interaction.
  • The senior population in Ontario is the fastest growing age group. By 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65.
  • Active aging brings positive health benefits, including helping to keep seniors out of the hospital.

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