Hon Paul Miles MLA

Hon Paul Miles MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth

    Grant supports active Lockridge seniors

    2/11/2016 11:00 AM
    • $114,265 Lotterywest grant for the Lockridge Senior Citizens Association

    Seniors in Lockridge and surrounding areas will soon have access to an even greater range of activities and events, thanks to a $114,265 grant from Lotterywest.


    Seniors and Volunteering Minister Paul Miles said the grant would assist in the purchase of equipment and furniture to support a range of activities for seniors who might otherwise become socially isolated.


    "The Liberal National Government is committed to supporting and encouraging older West Australians to age well and lead full and active lives," Mr Miles said.


    "It is well known that becoming socially isolated can make seniors more vulnerable to elder abuse.


    "In providing activities for seniors, the Lockridge Senior Citizens Association is making a vital contribution to seniors' wellbeing."


    The new equipment will support activities such as bowls, sewing, quilting and low-cost meal preparation.


    The Minister said addressing the needs of an ageing population was a high priority and a responsibility that needed to be shared by the State Government and the wider community.


    "I would like to thank the association for sharing in this responsibility by supporting more than 250 members to remain socially connected," he said.


    In 2015-16, the State Government invested more than $1 million in programs and initiatives that supported seniors' inclusion, participation and security.


    Fact File

    • The Lockridge Senior Citizens Association was incorporated in 1993 with the objectives to provide opportunities to the elderly residents of Lockridge and surrounding localities to participate and engage in a range of social activities
    • WA is the only State where money raised from lottery products is distributed directly back to the community to support not-for-profit organisations
    • In 2015-16, Lotterywest raised $281.4 million to support the WA community
    • For more information, visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants

    Seniors and Volunteering Minister's office - 6552 6600


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