Seniors’ programs across the county are getting money from the federal government.

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale announced yesterday that 14 different programs in his riding are getting funding.

Schmale says the funding is part of the New Horizons for Seniors Program. In total, the fund comes to $256,753. According to the multi-term MP, the NHSP “ensures that seniors can benefit from an improved quality of life in their community and also contribute to it through participation in social activities and active living.”

Below is the list of projects getting funding.

Project title: Family Roots in Haliburton County
Amount: $25,000
Organization: Supportive Initiative for Residents in the County of Haliburton

Project title: Kawartha Together
Amount: $25,000
Organization: Fenelon Falls Museum

Project title: Keep Active Seniors Warmer
Amount: $18,650
Organization: Wilberforce Curling Club (WCC)

Project title: “Precious Memories:” Our Seniors Speak
Amount: $25,000
Organization: Victoria County Historical Society

Project title: Sunderland Legion Building Roof
Amount: $25,000
Organization: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 141

Project title: Social Room Safety Renovations and Entrance Accessibility
Amount: $25,000
Organization: Sir Sam Hughes Royal Canadian Legion Br 67

Project title: Seniors-to-Seniors (S2S) Volunteer Training Program Development
Amount: $12,256
Organization: Abbey Retreat Centre

Project title: Outdoor Art for Seniors
Amount: $5,000
Organization: Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association

Project title: Seniors Helping Seniors Through Grief
Amount: $25,000
Organization: Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes

Project title: Manilla Active Community Connection (MACC) Phase 2
Amount: $25,000
Organization: Township of Brock

Project title: Audio & Acoustical improvements for Seniors & Hearing Impaired, Increase Physical Activities for Seniors
Amount: $13,697
Organization: The Harry Brown V.C., Canadian Legion Branch 497

Project title: Senior Community Connection Initiative Pilot Program
Amount: $2,150
Organization: City of Kawartha Lakes

Project title: Replace Legion Kitchen Stove
Amount: $5,000
Organization: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 186

“It’s imperative to recognize the valuable contribution seniors have made to our society,” said Schmale. “By supporting New Horizons for Seniors Program projects, we are acting to ensure that seniors are able to maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their communities.”