Killaloe Friendship club seeks funding from township

KILLALOE – At the February 4 regular meeting of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards council there was a request for funding from a community group.

President of the Killaloe and Area Friendship Club, Rose-Anne Boucher reviewed for council the activities of the club.

“Our focus for 2019-2020 is to maintain a vibrant dedicated senior community space at 12 Lake Street, Killaloe. We hope to enhance existing programs, secure funding to ensure that they are self-sustaining,” Boucher said.

The club is exploring funding for energy efficient doors and windows and for a computer station.

Boucher told council the club has grown from 53 members in 2010 to 125 with seniors coming from Round Lake, Wilno, Tramore and Killaloe.

She then quotes from the United Way East Ontario document called a Profile of Vulnerable Seniors. “We know that the health and welfare of seniors is detrimentally affected by ‘isolation’ – lack of contact with others leading to depression and lack of interest in eating.”

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