Make ActiveAssist Permanent for Seniors: Fennell
Brampton: In a press release Mayor Susan Fennell said today that I have dedicated my entire public service career to improving the quality of life for our seniors’ community.
“I fought to safeguard the $1 discounted Brampton transit fare,” Fennell said. “I am proud that on my watch the Flower City Seniors’ Centre offers education, games, crafts and dance programs – among so many others – for all seniors to enjoy. I also ensured that public transit be accessible to the front door of the Centre.
“During the next term of Council, I will ensure any ActiveAssist participants, over the age of 65, will be permanently enrolled so long as they continue to qualify,” Fennell added.
ActiveAssist Brampton is a municipally supported user fee subsidy available to eligible low-income households to access recreation opportunities and programming. Currently, each eligible ActiveAssist Brampton participant is enrolled for a 2-year period.
“My plan will give seniors peace of mind that they will be able to continue to afford and enjoy Brampton’s quality community programs,” Fennell said. “My plan will reduce unnecessary paper work and free up time for seniors to enjoy more time for themselves.”
Fennell further highlighted that on her watch, as Mayor, Brampton was named to host the 2016 Canada 55+ Games. Selected by the Canada 55+ Games Association, the City will host the event over four days in the summer of 2016 – it’s a celebrated accomplishment for our entire City.
“I would put my proven record of delivering results for our seniors up against Linda Jeffrey and John Sanderson any day,” Fennell concluded.
Susan Fennell’s Record of Accomplishments:
– Keeping Brampton debt-free so taxpayers’ money goes toward important services, and not interest payments.
– Maintaining Brampton’s Triple-A credit rating, which gives businesses the confidence to invest, expand and create jobs.
– Securing over $230 million in savings, to ensure Brampton meets its long-term financial commitments.
– Winning the Diversity Award for Public Service from Diversity Magazine, and the Leadership in Diversity Award at the CIBC Midweek South Asian Diversity Awards.
– Leading Council to support a plan to establish two new universities in Brampton.
– Building the new Peel Memorial Hospital, so families have modern, accessible and quality front-line healthcare.