Kemptville & District Home Support (KDHS) got a boost from the province. MPP Steve Clark was in town on Friday to announce a $17,646 grant for seniors’ programs.

The funds will go towards the new Arts and Aging program. 

Clark says the seniors’ centre was not the only local recipient of dollars through the Seniors Community Grant Program. He noted Walker House in Prescott got $4,000 and the North Grenville Public Library received $3,598. 

Clark explained these grants and services will fund great programs for seniors and their families across the riding. He says the programs will help ensure seniors remain active and can access services close to where they live. 

Susan Smith, KDHS Executive Director, noted art is beneficial. She explained it engages conversation and gets people talking about different points of view. Smith says it’s exciting to offer new opportunities to the seniors’ community.

Arts and Aging includes a bus trip to live theatre and the National Gallery of Canada, Afternoon & The Arts and Creative Dance Experience. The Municipality of North Grenville is helping out with the implementation of the program.