Vegreville-Wainwright MP Leon Benoit has announced that senior facilities in the area will soon receive financial support for renovations.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program has allocated $18,000 to Kitscoty and District Seniors to make their washrooms wheelchair-accessible, and over $24,000 to the Vermilion Senior Centre to replace their old stage.
Under the NHSP, up to $25,000 in grant funding can be provided to community-based projects that are led or inspired by seniors.
Since 2006, the NHSP has funded more than 13,000 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. The Economic Action Plan 2014 increased funding for the NHSP by $5 million per year, for a total of $50 million provided to this program annually.