MP Marc Serré announced an investment in a community-based project in Sturgeon Falls that supports social participation and inclusion of seniors.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 225 is receiving $19,891 for their Seniors Cooking for Seniors project. The funding will help the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 225 acquire a new stove and much-needed furniture which plays a crucial role in their fundraising activities and other events that keep their members involved.

Serré, the Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors.

“We know how much our communities gain when seniors are active and engaged. Projects like Seniors Cooking for Seniors help reduce social isolation and allows everyone to take part in interactive social activities. With the help of the new equipment there will be many more delicious dinners prepared by the wonderful members of the Sturgeon Falls Royal Canadian Legion,” said Serré.

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

Legion Branch President Denise Driver said, “We at Branch 225 Sturgeon Falls enjoy cooking with our seniors. We learn a lot from them and their stories are endless. We, as younger people have a hard time keeping up with them! They also show us a humorous and fun-loving side of themselves. We look forward to working with them and seeing them at every occasion. The grant we have received will help us do that. Thank you to all involved.”