Grants Improve Seniors Health and Safety

first_imgNova Scotia seniors are safer and able to live more comfortably and independently, thanks to provincial support. Fifteen groups across the province are receiving senior safety grants this year. The grants support non-profit groups that educate and raise awareness of senior abuse, prevent crime and encourage the overall health and safety of Nova Scotia seniors. “Nova Scotia’s seniors have told us they want more options to stay in their homes longer,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex, on behalf of Seniors Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse.”By protecting Nova Scotia seniors from injury and harm, we are making life better for them and supporting their efforts to remain independent.” Grants are used to provide information or services directly to seniors in their homes, or through group presentations and workshops at other locations within the community. This includes one-on-one visits from safety co-ordinators, seminars with professional experts, and the production of various materials. “Without this provincial grant, we wouldn’t be able to offer the same level of support to our seniors,” said Kings County Senior Safety Program Society treasurer Bill Poole. “This year’s contribution will enable our Senior Safety Co-ordinator to reach an increasing number of Seniors that call Kings County home.” In order to qualify, programs must demonstrate financial or in-kind community support. The program also emphasizes better communication between seniors and the police. “This funding allows the RCMP to continue to expand and enhance this modern and innovative-grass root service model throughout the province,” said RCMP Superintendent Sylvie Bourassa-Muise. “The community and RCMP membership benefit from this mechanism that fosters open communication between seniors and police. It is a great preventative tool which helps police deliver a holistic response.” “Crime prevention happens at the community level,” said Ross Landry, Minister of Justice. “Having police and community organizations work together is a powerful way to make life better for vulnerable seniors.” The 15 groups each receive up to $20,000, for a total of more than $288,000. For more information and for a complete list of recipients, visit novascotia.ca/seniors/senior_Safety_Grant.asplast_img read more

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Barnes Noble founder and chairman Riggio to retire

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Barnes & Noble’s founder and chairman Leonard Riggio will retire following the book seller’s annual shareholders meeting, which is planned for September.Riggio began Barnes & Noble from the ground up, starting with a single college bookstore in 1965. He also founded Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, a contract operator of bookstores on college and university campuses, and videogame retailer GameStop.The company announced Wednesday that director Paul Guenther will serve as non-executive chairman. Guenther has served as a Barnes & Noble Inc. board member since last year and is chair of the audit committee.Riggio intends to stay on the company’s board and said in a written statement that he plans to remain a Barnes & Noble shareholder “for years to come.” Barnes & Noble founder and chairman Riggio to retire by The Associated Press Posted Apr 27, 2016 6:37 am MDT Last Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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