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Healthy Canadians Grants

Healthy Canadians Grant Spotlight: Nourishing our Seniors at Home

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, a community group that provides services for everyone from seniors to babies in a culturally diverse population, used their $10,000 grant from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation to start their Nourishing our Seniors at Home (NOSH) program.
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Healthy Canadians Grant Spotlight: Pilgrims Hospice

Thanks to a Healthy Canadians Grant, Pilgrims Hospice in Edmonton, Alberta, is expanding their popular Adult Respite Day Program with a new initiative focused on providing care for seniors suffering from dementia.
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CMA Healthy Canadians Grants Spotlight: Global Walkers

Imagine walking around the world without ever leaving your hometown.
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CMA Healthy Canadians Grant Spotlight: Intergenerational Cooking Project

Many seniors in our communities are isolated and don’t have access to nutritious foods.
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Healthy Canadians Grant Spotlight: St. Ann’s Bay

Thanks to a Healthy Canadians Grant, a community group in rural St. Ann’s Bay, Nova Scotia, is introducing an innovative program targeting isolated seniors in the community.
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Healthy Canadians Grant Spotlight: Ocean View Continuing Care

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia rob those affected of their most precious possession — their memories. A new project funded in part by a Healthy Canadians Grant aims to improve memory recall in seniors living with these conditions by allowing them to virtually visit familiar places from their past.
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CMA Healthy Canadians Grant Spotlight: Therapy Dog Program

For many people, animals are an important part of their lives. For seniors, especially those who are socially isolated or living in nursing homes, hospitals or retirement residences, animals can provide comfort and companionship, reduce stress and promote a sense of joy and well-being.
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