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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 38 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, February 26, 1975 Through New Horizons projects Seniors 'doing own thing9 OTTAWA (CP) When the newspaper in Oak Lake, Man., ceased publication in March, 1974, the retired people in the- Oakview Club decided to replace it with a newsletter. With the help of a New Horizons grant, the Oak Lake Town and Country News how appears every second week.. Groups across the country have received a total of million for projects since the New Horizons program for retired Canadians was in- troduced by the federal health department in 1972. The average grant has been about More than retired persons have been involved. Some projects are aimed specifically at retired persons and others at the community at large but all involve people who have retired from 'the labor' force. In Glace Bay, N.S., was granted to a town band of retired musicians and other elderly per- sons with musical ability. In Winnipeg, the Golden Age Project was granted to enable retired persons to assist primary-school students during classroom hours. And in Oak Bay, B.C., a lawn- bowling club was granted to install a permanent water sprinkler system for two bowling greens. In order to be eligible, a group must have at least 10 volunteer directors, a majority of whom are retired. No salaries are paid to participants although oc- casionally a co-ordinator is hired to get the project under way. After an application has been screened by the regional and central offices of New Horizons, it is referred to Health Minister Marc Lalonde's office for a final decision. Grants are usually.for 18 months, although 18-month ex- tensions are sometimes given. The limited duration of the grants irks Walter Turnbull, president of the Ottawa Senior Citizens' Council. The council received a New Horizons grant for production of a TV series en- titled Coming of Age, which in 1972 was chosen the best community-produced cable- television program in the country.'. The series was first financed under the Local Initiatives Program (LIP) and later by New Horizons. For the last six months, he said, the program has been dependent on the generosity of the local cable-TV company. Mr. Turnbull said government policy in effect denies support to successful projects. "You reverse the Spartans. You support the delicate chil- dren and don't support the healthy ones." Although he praised the program in general, he said elderly persons, are not con- sulted enough in its planning and administration. Russ Page, chief of operations for New Horizons, said there is no formal consultation but the program staff keeps in close touch with participating groups and two retired persons are employed as consultants. Although few federal pro- grams provide funds for proj- ects once their New Horizons grant has expired, Mr. Page said about 75 per cent of them receive money from provincial or municipal governments and ser- vice clubs. The other 25 per cent had become, self-sufficient. Mr. Page considers the gram a major success. He said response has been particularly heavy from Quebec and New Brunswick and there has been more interest' in' smaller com- munities than in cities. The government announced recently that the New Horizons budget will be increased to million in 1975-76 from million last year Tragic notes are epitaphs 'Last words9 often cries of desolation SAN FRANCISCO (AP) "When this letter is finished, whatever time that may be, so shall I. In the twinkling of an eye and the touch of a trigger." It was the final message of an artist who wrote from morning until dusk before taking his own life. Two unidentified Bay Area coroners agreed to disclose 100 suicide notes on condition that tile writers remain anonymous and that the notes be at least 10 years old. The last words of many of the people who took their own lives included cries of desola- tion, pleas for -forgiveness and simple testaments. One note, dated July 16, 1962, was written by an elderly woman who swallowed some pills and sat unnoticed in the women's lounge of a downtown bus terminal until she died. "I am sorry I had to do this but I have not a cent to eat on, no place to live. I thought maybe I could get some work but it seems like I could not. I have not one relative left. No money to bury me, so please just bury me ds cheap as you can or cremate and put in ocean." The coroners said about 15 to 20 per cent of those who commit suicide leave notes. Most are.addressed to loved ones. From the artist: "My darling, I shall spend this entire day in an attempt to explain. I love you, this you must know. There is no connec- tion whatsoever with my feelings for you and that which I am about to commit. You have been a kiss of God on my road to death. Another said simply: "To my dear sweety face, I love you with my heart of all. Pappy." One woman, despondent over her husband's death, wrote to her mother: "Forgive me. I know 1 am a coward. I know in my heart you won't be lonesome. All the boys and girls love you and they will take good care of you. You have a lot of washed stockings hanging up in the room downstairs. Don't forget and, use that cream on your face." A man who stood in an alleyway and shot himself wrote to his wife and children: "Hi, Kid. Sorry about this letter. Old brain is fail- ing and I can't hardly spell. Just a line to tell you that 1 love you and boys. In a short time it would be a very good time to invest in the stock market." 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