Burin Peninsula area latest to benefit from age-friendly grants

Staff ~ The Telegram
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The provincial government is continuing to award grants under the Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants (AFNL) program which is designed to support municipalities, Inuit community governments, reserves and seniors' organizations throughout the province, with the announcement of two grants for programs on the Burin Peninsula.
The Town of St. Lawrence will receive $10,000 to become a more age-friendly community. They will engage in activities that include forming an age-friendly committee or team, evaluating community resources and assets, identifying community champions, determining challenges and opportunities, and creating an action plan.
The Burin Seniors Citizens Club will receive $9,000 to support their Active Living Healthy Aging Project, which will include establishing an advisory committee. In an effort to encourage seniors to be more active and engaged, volunteers will also implement a sit and exercise program.
Overall, the Williams Government will invest $200,000 in the AFNL Grant program. The AFNL grants will serve, in part, to fulfill commitments made under the Provincial Healthy Aging Policy Framework, through which the provincial government invested an additional $3.5 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year toward improving the wellness of residents.

Organizations: Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants, Burin Seniors Citizens Club, Williams Government

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