NL Government: Applications Open for Seniors’ Social Inclusion Initiative

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NL Government: Applications Open for Seniors’ Social Inclusion Initiative

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 202213 Views

June 21, 2022

Today, the Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, announced a call for applications for the 2022-23 Seniors’ Social Inclusion Initiative.

The application process is now open for 50+ Clubs and other eligible organizations throughout the province to apply for up to $2,000 to organize and promote activities and programs that support social inclusion, healthy aging, mental wellness, and overall well-being.

As well, eligible applicants can apply for up to $3,000 for intergenerational projects and activities with a focus on increasing interaction; sharing of experiences, knowledge and skills; and fostering respect and understanding across generations.

To obtain more information on the Seniors’ Social Inclusion Initiative, guidelines and application form, please visit the department’s website, email [email protected], or call toll-free 1-888-494-2266. The deadline to submit an application is October 7, 2022.

In 2021-22, 99 organizations received a total of $200,000 through the Seniors’ Social Inclusion Initiative. Details can be found in the backgrounder below.

As part of Budget 2022, the Provincial Government is investing $200,000 for the initiative again this year.

Quotes

“Our government recognizes the importance of 50+ Clubs and seniors-serving organizations as they make a vital contribution to healthy aging and improved physical and mental health for seniors throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Last year, we supported 99 projects through the Seniors’ Social Inclusion Initiative and I am confident this initiative will continue to help all generations remain active and connected with each other and their communities.”
Honourable John G. Abbott
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

“Funding from the Seniors’ Social Inclusion Initiative has helped us offer lots of activities throughout the week. We were able to host an Easter party for children living with autism. We offer special events throughout the year including for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Canada Day. We had our first Paddy’s Day dance in two years, and are planning special events to mark Come Home Year and the Queen’s Jubilee. We are still looking forward to our Teddy Bear’s picnic and other community events. All of this gets seniors and youth out of the house. Some of them have been stuck inside for two or more years.”
Betty Neil
President, Goodwill Seniors Club
Spaniard’s Bay

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Khadija Rehma
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 730-2977
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Betty Neil
President, Goodwill Seniors Club
709-788-2206

BACKGROUNDER

2021-2022 Seniors’ Social Inclusion Initiative Recipients

Applicant Project Amount Funded
All Saints ACW, Tilton Social activities $1,000
Anglican Homes Inc., St. John’s Supporting social inclusion with technology $1,500
Avalon North Wolverines Search and Rescue, Coley’s Point Senior’s garden party $2,000
Baccalieu Trail Community Church, Bay Roberts St. Patrick’s Day celebration $2,000
Bauline to Bay Bulls 50+ Club Inc., Bay Bulls Lunch and learn session and outings $2,000
Bay De Grave 50+ Club Inc., South River Social activities $2,000
Bay D’Espoir Senior’s Care Association, Milltown Social activities $2,000
Bay Roberts United Church Thank you dinner $1,900
Bay Roberts 50+ Club Outings $2,000
Beothuk 50+ Club, Buchans Junction Intergenerational skills sharing and craft nights $3,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern NL, St. John’s Between Generations Mentoring $2,800
Bishop Meadon Manor, St. John’s Care packages, flowers, gift cards, cold plates, etc. $1,000
Black Duck 50+ Club, Black Duck Cove Quilting program $2,000
Brain Injury Association of NL, St. John’s Intergenerational peer support and recreation program $2,500
Burgeo First Nation Care packages $2,000
Burnside 50+ Club Burnside Community Day and Christmas celebration $3,000
Canadian Parents for French NL, St. John’s Poppy and Me / Nanny and me…. tout en français $3,000
Caribou 50+ Club, Deer Lake Meal and social $2,000
Clear Water Cove 50+ Club, L’Anse au Clair Social activities including intergenerational cooking and knitting classes $3,000
Cowan Heights United Church, St. John’s Fellowship, fitness and nutrition morning program $2,000
Farm & Market in Clarenville Preserves and cooking classes $1,500
Forever Young 50+ Club Inc., St. Lunaire-Griquet Christmas care packages $1,500
Freshwater Community Centre Inc. Bridging the Gap $3,000
Friendly 50+ Club Inc., Grand Falls-Windsor Intergenerational learning activities $3,000
Gander Community Tennis Association Pickle ball, shuffleboard, and other senior-friendly activities $1,000
Gaskiers Point La Haye Recreation Board, St. Mary’s Hampers for seniors and activities for kids $1,500
Gaultois 50+ Club Intergenerational Community Day $3,000
Gladgreeters 50+ Club, Calvert Outings $2,000
Golden Meadows 50+ Club, Meadows Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations $1,500
Good Samaritan 50+ Club, Isle aux Morts Social activities and intergeneration sewing $2,000
Goodwill Senior Citizen’s Club of Spaniards Bay Afternoon tea/luncheon events, Easter celebrations and Teddy Bear Picnic $3,000
Grand Bank 50+ Club Seniors garden party $2,000
Green Bay Community Youth Network, Springdale Youth teach seniors about technology $3,000
Hare Bay-Dover Lions Club Christmas celebrations $1,500
Hawke’s Bay 50+ Club Social activities $2,000
Humber Arm South 50+ Club, Benoit’s Cove Seniors wellness and information event $1,000
Irishtown Mountainview 50+ Club Inc., Irishtown-Summerside Christmas Stocking Project, dances, darts, game night, yoga, BBQs, meals, and outings. $2,000
Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre, St. John’s Seniors’ fitness program $2,000
Joe Batt’s Arm Recreation Seasonal special event celebrations $1,500
Labrador Straits Housing Inc., Forteau Supporting social inclusion with technology $2,000
Lawn 50+ Club Community outreach and engagement $1,500
Life Unlimited for Older Adults, Springdale Grandfriends intergenerational project $3,000
Long Island Quilters, Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North Quilting program $1,000
Loyal Orange Lodge #153 chosen few Tilton All-ages Fish and Brewis Dinner $2,500
Makinsons 50 Plus Go Getters Club, Clarke’s Beach Social activities $2,000
Marina Golden Age 50+ Club, Holyrood Extend reach program for seniors in long term care $1,500
Marystown Lions Golden Age 50+ Club Travel support for members to attend 45th Annual 50+ Federation Conference $1,500
Marysvale Conception Bay 50+ Seniors Group, Georgetown Year-end outing in June and Christmas celebration $2,000
Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group Purchase a bingo machine for weekly bingo $2,000
New Horizons 50+ Club, Upper Island Cove Christmas social $1,000
New Horizons Random Seniors 50+ Club, Hillview-Adeytown Supporting social inclusion and skill development with technology $1,750
NL Association for the Deaf, St. John’s Weekly recreational activities for deaf seniors $2,000
No Surrender LOL #15, Spaniard’s Bay Christmas celebration $1,000
North Harbour (Placentia Bay) 50+ Club Wellness Fair $2,000
North Harbour Lions Club Supporting social inclusion with technology $1,500
North River 50+ Friendship Club Supporting social inclusion with technology and intergenerational story/skill-sharing sessions $3,000
Old School Intergenerational Projects, St. John’s Various intergenerational workshops $3,000
Pilley’s Island Recreation Committee Sunshine to Seniors – weekly activity sessions $2,000
Port au Choix 50+ Club Walk Away the Pounds and Moving Joints $2,000
Red Bay Town Council Supporting social inclusion with technology $2,500
Royal Canadian Legion, Spaniard’s Bay Open mic sessions $2,000
Royal Pandora 50+ Club, Salvage Seasonal special event celebrations $2,000
Salmonier 50+ Club, Mount Carmel Purchase new books for the library $1,000
Salmonier South 50+ Club, St. Joseph’s Seasonal special event celebrations and club activities $2,000
Sandwich Bay 50+ Club, Cartwright Afternoon tea and socials and special music and friends sessions $2,000
Senior Citizens 50+ Club, Stephenville Prizes for spot dances for special occasions, lunches, games and small gatherings $2,000
Southern Shore Emerald 50+ Club, Renews-Cappahayden Outings $1,000
Southwest Arm 50 Plus Club, Hillview-Adeytown Afternoon tea and lunch event and hike around Abraham’s Pond $2,000
St. Bride’s Recreation Christmas celebrations and games nights $2,000
St. George’s Indian Band Council Inc. Elder’s Feast $2,000
St. John’s Retired Citizens Association Intergenerational Choir; Nia Movement Program; Healthy Aging Lecture Series; techKNOW tutors $2,500
St. John’s Status of Women Council and Women’s Centre Bi-weekly tea for women and non-binary individuals $2,000
St. Lawrence 50+ Golden Age Club Seniors multi-day overnight outing $2,000
St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Shearstown Christmas care packages $1,500
St. Peter’s ACW, Harbour Grace South Christmas celebration $1,000
St. Peter’s Senior Citizen’s Club, Spaniard’s Bay Healthy lunches during weekly socials and outings, and Christmas celebrations $1,000
St. Shott’s Recreation Committee Community supper $2,000
Star of The Sea Association of The Sacred Heart Parish Placentia Christmas celebrations $2,000
Summerford and Area Age-Friendly Intergenerational skiing and cooking events $3,000
Swift Current – Black River Fifty Plus Club Intergenerational skills sharing $3,000
The Evening Breeze 50+ Club, Jackson’s Arm Health and wellness information sessions and intergenerational recreation activities $3,000
Time in the Hall Square Dancers, Eastport 2-day square dancing session $2,500
Toe of the Boot 50+ Club, Lamaline Travel support for members to attend 45th Annual 50+ Federation Conference $1,500
Torbay 50+ Friendship Club Overnight outing $2,000
Town of Admiral’s Beach Town picnic, birthday celebrations and outdoor gatherings. $2,000
Town of Branch Seniors’ dinner and information session on using technology for social connection. $2,000
Town of Deer Lake Painting workshops $2,000
Town of Harbour Grace Support for Otterbury Schoolhouse Memory Mug-ups $1,500
Town of Paradise Intergenerational Youth and Seniors Day in Paradise $2,500
Town of Pasadena Intergenerational day and activities throughout the year $2,550
Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm Intergenerational activities $3,000
Trinity Bay North 50+ Club, Little Catalina Care packages $1,500
Twin Cities Seniors 50+ Club, Labrador City Low-impact physical activity program $2,000
Victoria Lions Club Christmas celebrations $2,000
Violence Prevention Avalon East, St. John’s Care packages $1,500
Watts Cove Quilting Bees, Torbay Outing and materials to make a charity quilt $1,000
Worsley Park 50+ Club, Conception Bay South Outings $2,000
Yesterday’s Youth 50+ Club, St. Mary’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and intergenerational activities with school $3,000
YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador YMCA Cross Cultural Cooking for Seniors $3,000
 TOTAL $200,000

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