Premier Dwight Ball and Children, Seniors and Social Development Minister Sherry Gambin-Walsh made the announcement in Corner Brook today where they profiled how one of the recipients – Ride for Ages – is supporting older adults and residents in the Bay St. George area.
Other organizations that are receiving $50,000 each are the Town of Clarenville, the Town of Springdale, the Town of Twillingate–New World Island, the Canadian Red Cross Society and the St. John's Transportation Commission (Metrobus).
The age-friendly transportation project assists incorporated non-governmental organizations, municipal governments, Inuit community governments and/or reserves to explore options for age-friendly transportation models.
“It is important for all of us to ensure we are preparing for future needs of the aging population. This includes promoting healthy aging. The Age-Friendly Transportation Program will assist seniors to remain active participants and contributing members of their communities,” Gambin-Walsh said in a news release.