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Bringing a little JOY to life

Bringing a little JOY to life

Local partnership aims to kick start new Prince Albert seniors program

A pair of Prince Albert organizations are partnering together to create a new program that will ideally help seniors struggling with loneliness and depression.

The Heart of Seniors church and the New Horizon for Seniors Program have secured funding to start up Just Older Youth (JOY), with the goal of helping seniors become more active in the community.

“We need to come up with programs that will break the cycle of isolation, to talk about isolation, loneliness and depression within seniors, and we need ways and means to deal with that,” Heart of Seniors pastor John Fryters said.

The two groups received a federal grant to start up the program, which will officially begin operation in May. The program will focus on independent seniors who live outside nursing homes and retirement residences, although all our welcome.

For the rest of this story, please see the April 7 online or print edition of the Daily Herald.