MPP Cuzzetto Keeping Mississauga Seniors Healthy and Connected

Published on February 10, 2022

Seniors Community Grants invest directly in our local seniors

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MISSISSAUGA ― Ontario is investing in two projects that will help enrich the lives of Mississauga seniors, and recognize their significant contributions to our province.

This year’s Seniors Community Grant Program recipients include:

  • $25,000 for Wawel Villa Incorporated, to provide art, exercise classes, karaoke, movie nights, educational sessions and a shared meal for the 94 seniors living in Turtle Creek Manor. This project will also extend a walkway around the seniors apartment building.
  • $10,000 for the Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association, to deliver eight virtual workshops, targeting 2,000 older adults. Activities will consist of Latin-style creative and performance arts as well as chat and exercise sessions.

These projects will help keep local seniors mentally and physically fit, active, healthy, and socially connected with their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These projects will make a big difference in the lives of seniors here in Mississauga,” said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. “They offer meaningful opportunities for older adults to safely take part in local life, and keep connected to friends, family, and the community.”

“Our government is proud to invest in local organizations which are well-suited to meet the needs of our seniors in Mississauga,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Seniors Community Grants provide tremendous enjoyment and personal value that keep Ontario’s Seniors fit, active, and healthy all across the province.”

With Wawel Villa Senior Residences CEO Jon Grayson, the Hon. Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, and Procurement Manager Tara Thomson

With Hannia Curi, Project Coordinator and Marketing Assistant at the Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association, and the Hon. Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility

 

Quick Facts

  • The Seniors Community Grants Program provides funding ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000 for local projects.
  • Ontario’s Seniors are the province’s fastest growing demographic, and by 2023, there will be three million Ontarians over the age of 65.

 

Contact

Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP
Mississauga-Lakeshore
(905) 274-8228