'Better Together' Program Announcement - Making a Difference in the Lives of Seniors

Sep 03, 2020

The Government of Canada announced an exciting additional investment of $20 million in the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) during the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada. This funding will support organizations that offer community-based projects that reduce isolation, improve the quality of life of seniors, and help them maintain a social support network during the pandemic.

Centre for Skills Development is elated to announce that we have received a grant for the 'Better Together,' funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. The 'Better Together' program will be run by our EIS team and will provide online group activities designed to prevent the social isolation of seniors in a time of recommended physical distancing. 

From the comfort of their home, seniors will attend workshops on navigating social media on tablets and smart phones to stay in touch with their family and friends.  They will engage in conversation circles exploring wellness, nutrition and mental health. Seniors will have access to our Newcomer Support Coach, who will offer group sessions and provide information to seniors on how to care for themselves and build coping skills during the pandemic.

All seniors of the Halton region are welcome to attend regardless of their status in Canada. We are looking forward to this new and exciting opportunity and to support this important initiative! 

Check out today's exciting announcement from The Honourable Deb Schulte, P.C., M.P. Minister of Seniors about this exciting intiative: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?extid=9qp4yEyuo8ub2QDk&v=1220789141615344&ref=watch_permalink