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County awarded multiple grants to support seniors’ programming

Midhurst/June 23, 2022 – Warden George Cornell proclaimed June as Seniors’ Month in Simcoe County, recognizing our amazing older residents and the contributions they make across our communities. This year’s theme, “Stay Active, Connected and Safe” encourages our seniors to remain engaged, both virtually and in person.

In alignment with this theme, the County’s Long Term Care and Seniors Services staff have continued to find new and innovative programs that safely promote cognitive stimulation through individual and group activities. The County is also pleased to share that is has been awarded funding from Hydro One’s Energizing Life Community Fund Grant, and from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons Seniors Program. These grants, tota​lling $50,000, will be used to fund the purchase of five new interactive motion systems for use across our locations.

“We’re grateful to both Hydro One and the New Horizons for Seniors Program for their commitment to supporting the health and resilience of our communities and residents,” said Warden George Cornell. “Seniors play such an important role in our communities and we’re so proud to offer leading programs, services and supports to assist residents as their needs change.”

“Hydro One feels a deep responsibility to be present and support local organizations who are working tirelessly to energize life in their communities,” said Jay Armitage, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Hydro One. “The loss of social programs and activities over the last few years has been especially hard for seniors. We are proud to support the County of Simcoe in breaking down barriers to help seniors stay active, connected and safe.”​

About the Hydro One Energizing Life Community Fund

Hydro One is​ committed to supporting organizations and communities by funding projects that focus on the physical, psychological and emotional safety of Ontarians. By supporting organizations who energize life for so many, we are building safer and more resilient communities. Visit their website to learn more.

About the New Horizons for Seniors Program

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program. It provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities. Visit their website to learn more.

About the County of Simcoe

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at

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Jen Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-790-5979 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)