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April 21, 2020 Community, News, Recreation

In early March 2020, the UNA received the approval from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) for a total of funding of $14,125 to support the seniors’ Your Passport to Well-being Project (Phase II). The project is a continuation of Your Passport to Well-being Project (Phase I) to promote seniors’ physical strength, mental health, and social well-being with a completion deadline of March 31, 2021.

On April 1, EDSC issued a new announcement that allows the funding to be used to assist seniors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To align with the ESDC’s new recommendations, we have decided to redirect the funding to a new initiative called Healthy Seniors, Resilient Community that will support the present needs of seniors in our community as well as the forthcoming programs for our seniors community.

The examples of use of the funding include (but are not limited to) those that:

  • promote computer literacy and virtual activities among seniors;
  • support seniors who are self-isolating at home, including the delivery of grocery, food and medication;
  • assist seniors to undertake essential activities, such as visits to the doctor;
  • provide information to seniors regarding how to care for themselves during the pandemic;
  • prevent seniors’ social isolation in a time of recommended social distancing / self-quarantine through connection by phone and via online apps such as FaceTime and Zoom;
  • support the ability of seniors to stay connected with their community and their family through technology.

We would like to connect seniors who have immediate needs that this funding may be able to support, also to get feedback on what activities and programs will benefit the collective health and well-being of seniors in our community.

All requests and suggestions will be assessed on an on-going basis and responded timely at our best capacity.

Please fill in THIS SURVEY, we will contact you shortly once we receive your response.

Please contact programs@myuna.ca, if you have any questions.

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