The Ontario government $4.5 million granted through the Seniors Community Grant Program to help older adults stay connected with their communities while self-isolating from the safety of their home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The only grant program in the Ontario government dedicated to seniors, the application period ended last August. The following came to Grey- Bruce.

* Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation received $10,360 for a project that will support the purchasing of Chrome Books and iPads along with IT support and training to ensure shut-in seniors in the remote Chippewas of Nawash First Nation have access to a variety of health management programming and other social engagement opportunities. 
* Colpoy's Bay Women's Institute received $2,150 for a project that will deliver a series of virtual information sessions to learn and ask questions about COVID-19 and health targets rural remote seniors which will increase community engagement, reduce social isolation and increase mental health. 
* The Town of Hanover received $6,489 for a project that will allow the Hanover Age Friendly Committee to produce, print and distribute an easy to read comprehensive booklet containing local and regional content with a focus on local older adult programs, agencies, support and services increasing access to information which was identified as a priority in the Age-Friendly Plan. 

source: media release, Government of Ontario