GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 21, 2018 /CNW/ – Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to empowering all Canadians, including seniors, to contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country.

Over the past week, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, met with numerous seniors’ organizations in British Columbia that received funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to discuss and seek insight into issues seniors face in British Columbia. The tour included visits to many organizations that serve seniors.

The NHSP promotes positive aging by supporting seniors’ volunteerism and encouraging seniors to play an active role in their communities. This popular program enhances seniors’ social well-being and enables seniors to maintain social ties and share their knowledge, skills and experience with others.

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