Written By: Bob McIntyre

A singing group that entertains mostly seniors between Cochrane and Kapuskasing is going to sound even better thanks to the organization Retired Teachers of Ontario.

It has granted $4,000 to From the Heart/De Tout Coeur. The money will buy a new sound system.

Shirley Scott is the president of the retired teachers group district from Temagami to Hearst.  She says this grant is part of an annual program from RTO.

“The sound system was not appropriate for the level that the group had reached, and they applied and were granted the new sound system,” remarks Scott.

From the Heart/De Tout Coeur has some retired teachers in its array of voices.  While the group performs at fundraisers for non-profit organizations, Scott saysits  major activity is entertaining seniors. That fits in well with Scott’s organization’s focus on social isolation.

“This group in particular meets that criteria,” she points out, “because they are going out and performing for seniors and getting them a little more involved in the community itself.”

The $4,000  grant is part of an annual program of Retired Teachers of Ontario, supporting community involvement.