MPP Steve Pinsonneault Helping Ontario Seniors Stay Fit, Healthy, and Active 

MPP Pinsonneault Celebrates Seniors Month bringing resources and activities closer to home in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex


June 27, 2024

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex — MPP Steve Pinsonneault today announced that the Ontario government is helping more seniors stay fit, healthy, and active in Kent Region by awarding a local organization Seniors Community Grant that connect seniors with resources and activities.  

The Seniors Community Grant Program helps local non-for-profit community groups and organizations deliver projects and resources which benefit older adults (aged 55+). A local organization in Kent Region was a successful recipient of $25,000 in total for the Seniors Community Grant Program, offered through the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility:

Sydenham Community Curling Club Inc., Wallaceburg, ON – $25,000

Every year, the Ontario government provides hundreds of Seniors Community Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 each. This funding allows community groups across the province to offer a wide variety of activities that help seniors to live independently, ensure their safety and security, connect them to their community, avoid isolation, and help them achieve greater financial security and social connections.

“Our government is keeping our seniors safe, active and socially connected,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “That’s why we’re proud to provide support through the Seniors Community Grant Program, which gives so many people the opportunity to learn new skills, socialize and take part in community life.”

“Seniors Community Grants play an integral role in the funding of valuable programs which are an important part of the community,” said Steve Pinsonneault MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.  “These organizations bring seniors and the whole community together with services, activities and programs that ensure our seniors stay connected all year long.”

“The Sydenham Community Curling Club is thrilled to have been chosen as the recipient of the Senior Community Grant to offer a new pickleball program in Wallaceburg, focusing on members of the community 55 and older.” Said Lyn Sweet, Senior Operations Administrator for Bluewater Power Group of Companies, “This project provides opportunities for older adults to both stay active and cultivate social connections. We are excited to share that the leagues will begin mid July on our 4 courts. Our goal at the club is not only to grow pickleball in our community but to also share our excitement for our winter sport of curling. We hope to grow our curling membership by offering the same camaraderie and opportunities to learn and play a new age-friendly sport. Once again, we offer our thanks at being chosen for this grant opportunity and are looking forward to putting these funds to good use, supporting our senior community.”


  • The number of seniors aged 65 and over is projected to increase significantly, from 2.8 million or 18.4 per cent of population in 2022, to 4.4 million, or 20.3 per cent by 2046.
  • While more seniors live in large urban centres, smaller or rural regions tend to have a higher proportion of seniors in their communities.
  • Seniors can use the online search tool to find a program near them. 


Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors



Michelle Dwyer – Executive Assistant
Office of Steve Pinsonneault, MPP

C: 519-476-3593