Glengarry-Prescott-Russell organizations recently received more than $52,000 for local projects, as part of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), which meets the needs of seniors by supporting initiatives that help them stay active and involved in their communities.

The Club Fil d’Argent Inc. will receive $19,900 to replace the floor in the club building to make it safer and accessible to seniors. The Club Joie de Vivre Hall will receive $12,384 to repair the foundation, remove carpets, add ceramic floor and do some painting at the building.

The Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers received $4,729 to renew the elevated ties on the railway at the Cumberland Heritage Museum. At St. Andrew’s United Church, stoves and an outdoor patio were purchased to host outreach dinners and safer carpets were install,ed at a cost of $15,207.

Funding for these projects is being provided by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), which fosters social inclusion and engagement of seniors by encouraging them to share their knowledge, skills and experience to stay active and engaged.