Community groups wanting a financial hand-up are encouraged to apply to Thornbridge Gardens for funding.
The retirement community is offering applicants a chance again this year to benefit from its community fund. The fund is intended for use by community-based charities, non-profits and charitable events.
"Last year we had a good response from a variety of organizations and special needs," wrote Debbie Clarke, marketing manager at Thornbridge, in an email.
Last year's recipients were Century House's senior peer counseling program; Seniors Planning Action Network's annual In My Backyard fair, which connects seniors to services; Burnaby Family Life, which offers pre-and post-natal services and works toward coordination between seniors and new moms in a variety of activities; and the purchase of a new iPad for Team for Life, a day program for young adults with disabilities.
"The iPad is for the students to enhance their life skills, teaching and communication skills," Clarke wrote.
To apply for funding, contact Clarke at mkg.mgr.tg@ Diversicare.ca or call 604-5246100. The deadline for application submissions is April 30.
Check out the Spring Cleaning for your Mind, Body and Soul event this Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the River Market at the New Westminster Quay.
The event will feature demonstrations from businesses, community organizations, groups and clubs that promote wellness for all ages. Admission is free.