Feds grant $50K to two groups

Money will go towards building improvements and new programming

Seniors across the nation will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 57 and Mission Seniors Center Association in Mission will receive $25,000 each for their projects in order to enhance continued service to senior citizens through capital building upgrades and new programming.

The 2012-2013 call for proposals for community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program is under way.

Organizations can receive up to $25,000 in funding per year and must address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.

Organizations are encouraged to log on to www.randykamp.com and click the NHSP button to access information and applications.