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New Horizons Funding supports seniors on Manitoulin Island

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Several communities on Manitoulin Island will be investing in senior programming, thanks to New Horizons funding from the federal government.

The Township of Assiginack will receive $19,400 for a pickleball program while the Township of Tekhummah will use just over $17,000 for healthy snacks and fitness equipment geared to seniors.

The NEMI Public Library is receiving $25,000 for its COMPASS program to develop a virtual reality system and book program while the Silver Water Recreation Centre received over $16,000 for upgrading the community hall and purchasing digital and internet service to provide digital training to seniors.

The Whitefish River First Nation is also receiving $25,000 for its Elders Good Life of Living Program geared to workshops and lifestyle mentoring.

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