Grants News

Funding from District 35 helps seniors to be Go Getters

Jun 28, 2022

Thanks to a $2,500 grant in 2021 from District 35 Dryden, local seniors will have greater access to social and fitness opportunities. The money will support the Dryden Go Getters at the Dryden Seniors Activity Centre. It will go towards new foot peddlar exercisers, a karaoke machine package, and a 90-plus year birthday party at the Centre to which all seniors in Dryden and the surrounding area are invited.

The District 35 funding is part of RTOERO’s annual Community Grants program. Districts apply for individual projects (education-related or other community initiatives) that support local programs. Up to $2,500 per project is available.

Since 1968, RTOERO has been a voice for those who work in and retire from the education sector. Our mission is to improve the lives of our members and seniors.

The Dryden Go Getters have about 500 members, many of whom also belong to District 35.

“This project will provide new opportunities for seniors to practice healthy active living, and expand their social connections” says Carol Gardam, president, District 35 Dryden.

Each year, a committee of RTOERO members assesses the merits of each Grant submission. For 2021, RTOERO funded 31 projects for a total of $79,885. Since the inception of the Community Grants program 21 years ago, RTOERO has donated $1.85 million to more than 525 programs and projects.