Seniors in Muskoka will have more access to active living programs thanks to the province.

The District of Muskoka was recently awarded over $40,000 from the Ministry of Seniors Affairs to expand its Seniors Active Living Centre program, offering services to seniors in rural communities. Commissioner of Community Services Rick Williams says the district offers senior-focused programs at 15 community centres around Muskoka.

He says none of these senior services would be possible if it weren’t for communities like Ryde Community Co-op stepping up and offering a space and volunteers to help run the programs.

Williams says it will be beneficial for the district to learn more about how these community centres run to help implement community-focused programs for other groups of residents.