An application to the Government of Ontario‘s Seniors Community Grant program was approved for the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) for a maximum of $8,000. The grant for “Seniors’ Health, Fitness and Trip Project” will allow our ever growing membership of seniors to go on trips, learn brain games, Zumba and ballroom dancing.
The project objective is to explore Ontario’s historical places, promote/ maintain quality of life, self-worth, mental stimulation, physical activity, link to the outside world for seniors while providing opportunities for them to participate in the community through performances at cultural/fundraising events and at senior homes. The funding will enable up to 56 seniors from Markham and neighbouring communities to attend two trips, brain games, Zumba and ballroom lessons and perform at milestone events and senior homes.
Their first trip will be to the Hop on–Hop off Toronto trip on July 26-27, or July 28-29, or July 29-30, 2017.
“Support through the Seniors Community Grant program has benefitted thousands of seniors by helping them to stay active and involved in their communities, find volunteer opportunities and engage in continuous learning,” said Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs.
Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham adds, “Congratulations to the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians on receiving an Ontario Seniors Community Grant. The program will provide valuable opportunities for Markham seniors who wish to discover their province in a meaningful and interactive way.”
Established in 1989, the MFFC has been serving the residents of Markham and surrounding communities, providing a variety of programs for youth, adults and seniors of the community, as well as providing a community centre for people to celebrate important events.
Congratulations to the MFFC and its continued success.