Eleven Foothills organizations have received funding under the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

"Seniors play a critical role in bringing a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience enriching our communities. Our seniors are valued mentors,
 role models and volunteers who take leadership roles in community groups, non-profits and service clubs ensuring our communities are healthy and vibrant," said Foothills MP John Barlow,

"Almost $250 000 in funding has been allocated to incredible organizations throughout Foothills. This funding ensures the vitality, safety and wellness of the many seniors in our local neighbourhoods."

The following groups have received funding:

  • Adaptable Outdoors receives $10,840 to allow seniors to take part in outdoor recreation including hiking and paddling programs.
  • Calgary Family Peer Connections receives $25,000 to provide food for seniors in need and promote healthy ageing practices.
  • Community Futures Treaty Seven receives $25,000 towards the Treaty 7 Elders Initiative
  • Our Solid Roots Association receives $25,000 to support Elders through the implementation of the developed plan in teaching, guiding, and mentoring around substance use
  • Peaks to Pines Senior's Lodge receives $15,000 towards the Quality of Life Improvement project.
  • Pincher Creek Foundation Alberta receives $25,000 to allow seniors to engage in yoga, meditation, art, music therapy and mental health appointments.
  • RDLUC receives $25,000 to put together and deliver senior care packages and visits to seniors and offer transportation to church for seniors unable to attend otherwise.
  • Stoney Trail Wellness Center Eden Valley receives $25,000 for the Improved Elder Safety and Accessibility Initiative
  • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43 Pincher Creek receives $23,759 for handicap bathroom and lighting upgrades.
  • The Town of Okotoks receives $25,000 to allow seniors to participate in a "support coaching" program targeted towards caregivers who are taking care of seniors with dementia.
  • Valley Neighbours' Club receives $25,000 to repair the parking lot of the facility to allow seniors to access the Centre safely.