IN THE PHOTO- MP JOE PRESTON AND ANGELA BOBIER FROM BACKUS PAGE HOUSE
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).
MP Joe Preston Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).
“Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,” said MP Preston. “Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.”
The Tyrconnell Heritage Society will receive $25,000 to promote volunteerism. The funding will be used to record volunteers’ experiences and how they relate to Talbot settlement as a cultural and educational program in the community.
Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 10,400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the Government of Canada will provide more than $35.6 million in funding for almost 2,000 community projects.
Joe Preston MP
Joe has served the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London as the Member of Parliament since 2004, and re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011.
Joe is the Chair of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee; Joe is the Vice-Chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and is currently Canada’ s federal member on the International Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Joe and his wife Geri are franchisees of Wendy’s Restaurants and Boston Pizza. Prior to representing the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London, Joe served the community on many local boards, advisory committees and as a local business leader. Joe continues to be active in the community including live theatre.
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