Seniors Program Gets A Boost

Caesars Windsor presents a cheque to the United Way for $20,000, July 28, 2016. (Photo provided by the United Way)

United Way Windsor-Essex County is getting a jump start on its fall campaign with a $20,000 donation from Caesars Windsor.

The money will go toward the United Way’s senior outreach strategy that helps to keep seniors active and reduce isolation.

“There are a significant number of seniors who have limited income and who are socially isolated, and we want services brought to them. We want to actively engage them; we want them to get to know their neighbours,” says United Way Windsor-Essex County CEO Lorraine Goddard.

The strategy supported 11 activities and workshops for 759 seniors in 15 senior housing buildings in the community last year. The programs are delivered through Life After Fifty.

‘We want to help improve the quality of life for many, many seniors in our community so that they can be independent and healthy and happy in their own home,” says Goddard.

The 2016 United Way campaign will officially kick off in September.