Town Receives Provincial Grant to Launch Seniors Take Charge Seminar Series

The Town of Carleton Place has been successful in receiving a grant of $5,000 under the Provincial Seniors Community Grant Program to launch the Seniors Take Charge Seminar series, a 10-part information seminar series that covers a range of educational topics regarding health, wellness, and community support.

The Seniors Community Grant Program is invested in local programs, services, and events to provide seniors with opportunities for greater social inclusion, volunteerism, and community engagement. The Seniors Community Grants Program is a unique Ontario government grant designed to reduce social isolation, fight ageism, and create positive connections.

Carleton Place is lucky to have a diverse and vibrant seniors’ community who have helped shape our Town into the place we call home today,” says Toby Randell, Mayor of Carleton Place. “I would like to thank the Province for this funding which will be used to help foster a greater sense of community and enhance the lives of seniors in Carleton Place.”

“At the completion of this series, our hope is that the seniors of Carleton Place will feel empowered to confidently take charge of their day-to-day decisions, feel encouraged to volunteer their time and talents to help build our vibrant community, and feel a greater sense of community,” says Jessica Hansen, Community Programmer for the Town of Carleton Place. “At the end of each seminar, attendees will be invited to stay for coffee and refreshments to continue the conversations and connect with one another and in doing so, assist in building a support system and a sense of community amongst attendees.”

Watch for more information on upcoming seminars on the Town’s website, social media channels, CP Scoop, and in the Town’s monthly Seniors Around Town newsletter.