A seniors center in Kelowna has received some federal funding for some much needed renovations.
The Dr. Gurmeet Singh Randhawa Seniors Society is receiving close to $25,000 through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which supports projects led or inspired by seniors who want to make a difference in the lives of others and their communities.
The funds will allow the society to install a new furnace, heating controls, and flooring – they will also be getting a new pool table.
“Our government is proud to work with organizations like the Dr. Gurmeet Singh Randhawa Seniors Society to increase the social participation and inclusion of seniors,” says Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).
“By supporting projects like these under the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are ensuring seniors maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their communities.”
The renovations will provide seniors with a social gathering place to support social participation and inclusion, an important factor in their lives.
“Isolation for seniors is a very real concern for any community. It is grants such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program that allow communities to renovate their senior centers,” says Nirmal Singh Sahota, President of Dr. Gurmeet Singh Randhawa Seniors Society.
“Without this help, the renovations would simply not be possible. Our seniors are very happy with their new space and continue to meet with others regularly in a safe and inviting environment for their social time.”