Last week, the provincial government announced they will continue investing in Seniors Active Living Centres in 2022-2023. Seven Kenora-Rainy River centres will split a combined $226,228, which will help local seniors stay active, healthy, and socially connected within their communities.

The funding recipients across Kenora-Rainy River include the Dryden Go-Getters, Happy Go Lucky Seniors Club in Vermilion Bay, Kenora District New Horizons Seniors Centre, Rainy River Senior Activity Depot Drop-In Centre, Sunrise Echoes Seniors Club in Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls, Stratton Senior Friendship Centre and the Fort Frances Seniors Centre.

Greg Rickford, Kenora-Rainy River MPP, says he is thrilled that seniors in the area will continue to benefit from the investment.

“By investing over $226,000, our government is providing more options for seniors to stay healthy and access rewarding, fun activities across Kenora-Rainy River,” says Rickford.

Seniors Active Living Centre operators are community-based and promote wellness and social interaction through almost 300 programs across the province.

The Ontario government is investing $14.3M for 2022-23 to support nearly 300 Seniors Active Living Centres across Ontario, including $226,228 for seven Kenora–Rainy River centres.

Additionally last week, the province announced $3.6 million that will help assist seven senior housing projects in the Kenora-Rainy River region.

The money will be funded through the Social Services Relief Fund to sustain, repair, and grow community housing. This funding includes the already $1.6 million that was given to the Kenora District Services Board’s Dryden Supportive Seniors project that will create 41 new senior housing units.