Mike with representatives from the Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle
Mike with representatives from Carlow United Church
Mike with representatives from Carlow/Mayo Township
Boulter, ON – The Township of Carlow/Mayo, the Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle, and the Carlow United Church will all receive federal funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, announced Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox & Addington. The announcement was held at the Carlow United Church, with Bossio announcing the funding on behalf the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister for Families, Children and Social Development.
The Township of Carlow/Mayo will receive $17,250 to replace the heating systems in both the Carlow Community Centre and Mayo Community Centre. The Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle will receive $19,025 to replace its entrance door and washroom fixtures, which will help to ensure that the church’s seniors will have continued access to luncheons, craft days, and exercise classes for their social participation and inclusion. Finally, Carlow United Church will receive $25,000 to pave the parking lot in order to make it safer for seniors participating in group meetings, women’s auxiliary gatherings, community lunches, and Remembrance Day services.
“I am thrilled that our government is investing in community spaces for seniors. The Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle, the Carlow United Church, and the Township of Carlow/Mayo will all benefit from this funding, and the seniors who visit these institutions on a daily-basis will be able to enjoy improved facilities. Ensuring that our community spaces are safe and welcoming to seniors is a top priority for our government, and I am grateful to Minister Duclos for this investment through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.”
-Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox & Addington
“The New Horizons for Seniors Program has made it possible for the 142-year-old Carlow United Church’s sanctuary and washrooms to become handicap-accessible, and be able to conform to Ontario’s building code for a Barrier Free Design. This was done over a period of two years, with the access ramp and washroom renovations being completed last year. The parking lot was paved this year thanks to the NHSP grant, and has provided better wheel chair access to the church. Additionally, the paving has been extended to the Cenotaph for better wheel chair access for our veterans.”
-Gary Gaudreau, Chairman, Board of Trustees – Carlow United Church
“With support from the Government of Canada and the New Horizons for Seniors Program, Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle wants to help ensure that every individual and senior has the opportunity to realize their full potential. It begins with creating inclusive and accessible communities across our nation for people of all ages. We are proud and thankful to be part of the New Horizons for Seniors Program which has played an important role in providing funding in the amount of $19,025 to assist our efforts in working toward ensuring that our facility is barrier free. We would like to thank M.P. Mike Bossio for his ongoing support in realizing this vision.”
–Reeve Bonnie Adams, on behalf of the Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle Board of Directors
“On behalf of the Township of Carlow/Mayo, I would like to thank the Government of Canada and the New Horizons for Seniors Program for providing funding in the amount of $17,250 to upgrade the heating systems at the Mayo and Carlow Recreation Centres. These upgrades will ensure that our seniors and residents will continue to enjoy new and existing recreational programs in a comfortable environment. The installation of the new furnaces will also assist the efforts in reducing our carbon footprint in our municipality. We would like to express our appreciation and thanks to M.P. Mike Bossio for his support in assisting us with this project.”
-Reeve Bonnie Adams, Township of Carlow/Mayo