Golden Age Society gets federal cash

Whitehorse’s seniors’ centre, the Golden Age Society, has received $18,000 from the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Whitehorse’s seniors’ centre, the Golden Age Society, has received $18,000 from the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

The money will be going towards a slew of supplies including new chairs, commercial grade kitchen equipment, a popcorn machine, television, sound system, cable box, sergers, crib boards and larger print cards.

“This grant will be used to purchase equipment and help keep the centre a vibrant and healthy place for Yukon seniors,” manager Deborah Bastien said in a statement.

The Golden Age Society has been around since 1976 and currently has about 300 members.

It offers activities ranging from tai chi to shuffleboard, potlucks and line dancing.

The money coming to Whitehorse is part of $35 million being handed out across Canada this fiscal year.

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