City receives $115,400 from Ontario government

Guelph, Ont., October 2, 2017– The City of Guelph has received grants totalling $115,400 from the Ministry of Seniors Affairs.

The grants will help offset day-to-day operating and maintenance costs at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre and West End Community Centre. In addition, two special grants, totalling $30,000, will cover items not funded by the maintenance and operating grants.

At the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, the $15,000 special grant will pay for promotional signs for the Guelph-Wellington Seniors Association travel group, seating for the front lobby, chairs for the boardroom, fitness equipment for strength training and balance, brochure printing costs, training equipment, and First Aid certification training for volunteers.

The $15,000 special grant for the West End Community Centre will pay for fitness equipment for strength training and balance, staff and volunteer training, promotion of seniors programs and services, computer and wireless microphone, and a special event to celebrate seniors.

The two community centres, which provide social and recreational programs to promote wellness for Guelph’s older adults, are designated by the province as Elderly Persons Centres (EPC). There are 263 provincially-funded EPCs in Ontario.

Media contact

Wendy Kornelsen
Program Manager, Programs and Community Development
Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 2684
wendy.kornelsen@guelph.ca