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Funding available to help seniors stay social

Published 3rd March, 2020 in Family & Community Services, Living in NSW

Organisations can apply for funding for programs that will help keep seniors social and connected with the community.

Seniors participating in an art class outside

The Seniors Staying Social Grants will provide $600,000 to eligible organisations across NSW.

The funding can go towards an existing program, expanding a program to suit a wider audience or to create new programs that will combat social isolation.

Activities which are already helping NSW seniors stay social include ocean swimming clubs, walking groups, table tennis clubs, dancing groups, art classes and walking basketball teams.

Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said the NSW Government wants to provide more opportunities for seniors to get out of the house and try new activities while having great conversations with people they have never met before.

“Loneliness and social isolation can have adverse effects on our senior’s mental health, so we are looking to encourage programs which foster inclusion and encourage positive social outcomes for people over 65,” Mr Lee said.

Funding applications close on 19 April 2020.

Find out more information on the Seniors Staying Social Grants

Published 3rd March, 2020 in Family & Community Services, Living in NSW
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