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Government of Canada Supports Seniors in Delhi

DELHI, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/10/12 -- Seniors in Delhi will soon have new opportunities to get active and improve their health, thanks to support from the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today announced funding for the Delhi Community Health Centre.

"The Harper Government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience seniors contribute to our society and the economy," said Minister Finley. "Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Delhi Community Health Centre will be able to continue its support for seniors in Delhi to stay active while contributing to the social and economic well-being of the community."

The Delhi Community Health Centre received $25,000 to create exercise programs and sports sessions for seniors.

"Seniors in Delhi built this community and they still have a lot to contribute, so we are proud to do our part to ensure that they have a high quality of life," added Minister Finley.

The Government invested more than $35.6 million in NHSP funding for almost 2 000 new community-based projects across Canada approved through the 2011-2012 call for proposals. For more information, please visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/seniors.

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New Horizons for Seniors Program

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences for the benefit of others. Since it began, the Program has funded more than 10 400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada.

The most recent call for proposals for community-based projects launched on May 8, 2012. It closed on June 29, 2012, in all provinces and territories except Quebec, which closed on September 14, 2012, and coincided with a provincial call for proposals.

Contacts:
Marian Ngo
Office of Minister Finley
819-994-2482

Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
819-994-5559

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