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Minister Tassi visits Newfoundland and Labrador, highlights Government of Canada's support for seniors


ST. JOHN'S, NL, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to providing Canadian seniors with greater security and a better quality of life.

Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, wrapped up a successful two-day visit to Newfoundland and Labrador where she met with seniors and other key stakeholders to hear about issues important to older Canadians. During her discussions, the Minister encouraged seniors to stay active, engaged and informed, and highlighted a number of measures the Government of Canada is taking to improve their social and economic well-being.

Minister Tassi also had an opportunity to visit some of the 56 projects approved across Newfoundland and Labrador this year by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).This included a visit to Placentia Area Seniors for Seniors, which is receiving $25,000 in NHSP funding in 2019 for their project, Social and Active Lifestyles for Seniors. With NHSP support, the organization will purchase new exercise equipment, which will be used for new wellness exercise programs for seniors.

During her visit, Minister Tassi also highlighted how investments in Budget 2019 would help support Canadian seniors' active participation in society, and build on efforts to strengthen the retirement security of Canadians so they can enjoy a secure and dignified retirement after a lifetime of hard work. Through Budget 2019, the Government proposes to:

With these new measures, Budget 2019 builds on the Government's record of strengthening the retirement security of Canadians so that they can worry less about making ends meet and enjoy the secure and dignified retirement they deserve. 

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"The Government of Canada deeply values the contributions seniors make to our country. As one of the fastest?aging provinces in Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador has an abundance of knowledge, skills and experience to offer. Through Budget 2019, we are taking more steps to strengthen seniors' connections with their communities, provide support to those who choose to stay in the workforce and ensure they have access to the benefits they are entitled to so they can stay active and involved throughout their retirement years."

? The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors

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Related Documents

Backgrounder: New Horizons for Seniors Program
Backgrounder: A secure and dignified retirement for Canadians
Backgrounder: Moving forward on implementing national pharmacare

Associated Links

New Horizons for Seniors Program ? Engaging seniors, strengthening communities
Programs and services for seniors
Investing in the Middle Class: Budget 2019

 

SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada


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