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Committees and Organizations Encouraged to Apply for Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Health and Community Services
April 3, 2012

Applications for the Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program are now available online. The Provincial Government program provides grants up to $4,000 to assist in the delivery of new or enhanced recreational programs and services.

“Since the introduction of this grant program three years ago, we have seen some great progress with recreational programming for seniors,” said the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. “We remain committed to improving access to recreational and sport programming, and to providing opportunities for all residents to improve their health and well-being.”The deadline to submit an application is April 30, 2012.

The program is delivered in collaboration with the Department of Health and Community Services, as part of the Healthy Aging Policy Framework.

“Through this framework, the Provincial Government furthers its commitment to creating age-friendly communities,” said the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services and Minister Responsible for Aging and Seniors. “Recreational activities funded through this grant program encourage older adults to stay physically active and engaged in the community. We will continue to put programs and supports in place to enhance the quality of life for all our residents.”

For program guidelines and applications:

• visit www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/tcr/formsandApplications/index.html#Recreation
• contact the Recreation and Sport Division at 709-729-2829
• e-mail [email protected]

The Provincial Healthy Aging Policy Framework was launched in 2007. The Provincial Government has made significant investments in programs and campaigns that focus on seniors and aging including the Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Program, the Healthy Aging Research Program, the Healthy Aging Seniors Wellness Grants Program, the Ageless Public Awareness Campaign, and the Seniors of Distinction Awards.

Budget 2011 Standing Strong: For Prosperity. For Our Future. For Newfoundland and Labrador provides $11.5 million to support recreation and sport in the province. Since the launch of the Provincial Government’s recreation and sport strategy, Active, Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador (2007), more than $70 million has been committed to recreational and sport infrastructure, programming, and athlete development throughout the province.

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Media contacts:

Diana Quinton
Director of Communications
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 631-8155
[email protected]

Jennifer Tulk
Director of Communications
Department of Health and Community Services
709-729-1377, 699-6524
[email protected]

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