November 2016

Seniors’ Support TV Show

Watch a new edition of the show “Seniors’ Support” only on CogecoTV.  The November 2016 topic covers Advance Care Planning.  This show is co-produced by the Executive Directors of Prince Edward Community Care and Community Care for South Hastings.  If you miss the show, check your local listings for when it will be shown again.

Thrift Shop Silent Auction Bidding open November 14 and closes November 26th at 2:00pm sharp

Check out the great items in the Thrift Shop window.  Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop receives the most amazing donations and is offering various items at a Silent Auction.  The window silent auction could result in a unique gift when you bid on these various exceptional and exciting items.  The items are on display at 153 Main St., Picton with bidding starting on November 14th and closing at 2:00pm sharp on Saturday, November 26th.  100% of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors Luncheon Social – November 16 in Milford

Seniors are welcome to attend Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Milford at the Milford Town Hall, on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.   Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering, is preparing homemade soup, bangers and mash onion gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, apple pie, bread and butter, coffee & tea, is for $10.00 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. This is a special event and only those seniors who have made a reservation can attend.  Space is limited so call early.  If you can’t come to the Town Hall for this meal it can be delivered to housebound seniors who live in or near Milford.   If you wish to have a take-out meal, please advise when you register. The price is the same for take-out and eat in.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors Luncheon Social – November 23 in Wellington

Seniors are welcome to attend Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Wellington at the Wellington United Church, on November 23, 2016.   Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering, is preparing homemade soup, bangers and mash onion gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, apple pie, bread and butter, coffee & tea, is for $10.00 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. This is a special event and only those seniors who have made a reservation can attend.  Space is limited so call early.  If you can’t come to the church for this meal it can be delivered to housebound seniors who live in or near Wellington.   If you wish to have a take-out meal, please advise when you register. The price is the same for take-out and eat in.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Thrift Shop Silent Auction of Jewellery November 28 to December 10

This is the jewellery silent auction that you’ve been waiting for!  Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop receives the most amazing donations of jewellery and then holds a Silent Auction.  Do your Christmas shopping for that special someone.  The beautiful jewellery items are on display at 153 Main St., Picton.  Bidding opens on November 28th and closes at 2:00pm sharp on Saturday, December 10th.  100% of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Reception Volunteer needed

If you like meeting people and working in a fast pace then there’s an empty chair at the reception desk in Community Care’s office.  A Reception Volunteer can choose to go in for the morning, afternoon, or all day.  There is a comprehensive orientation to the telephone system, database, computer and various office equipment.  Get involved today and help seniors live at home.  There is an immediate opening for this volunteer position.  To discuss this volunteer opportunity with a Co-ordinator call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation.  Or you can email info@communitycareforseniors.org  Find out more about the agency at www.communitycareforseniors.org

Gift Ideas at Prince Edward Community Care

At Christmas or at any time of the year you can honour someone with a donation to Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors.  A card acknowledging your donation will be sent to the recipient. Drop by the office at 74A King Street in Picton or call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org          

Give the Gift of Care

Do you have a senior on your list that is difficult to buy for? What about a gift certificate for a new or favourite service from Community Care for Seniors? Gift certificates are available for a variety of services including Meals on Wheels®, Foot Care, Seniors Luncheon Social and more. Drop by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association office at 74A King Street in Picton or call 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Thrift Shop Gift Certificates

Purchase gift certificates in $5.00 denominations to be used at Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street in Picton.  Get the gift certificates at the Prince Edward Community Care office at 74A King Street in Picton.  For more information call 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org     

Tai Chi – new sessions start on January 30, 2017

Beginner and continuation Tai Chi classes are held regularly at Prince Edward Community Care. Tai Chi is a way to help seniors stay fit and flexible.  Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise, but it is also a weight bearing exercise, which is an important component of managing osteoporosis. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi are: better balance, which lowers the risk for falls, less pain and stiffness, stress relief and increased calmness and sense of well-being. And to top it off, it also helps to improve memory.  No experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome. If you’re a senior who would benefit from Tai Chi and would like to give it a try, call the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 to register. Space is limited.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

WALKING PROGRAMS

Seniors can walk in a controlled and safe environment at any one of the three walking program locations offered by Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors.  Participants walk Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton, at CML Snider Elementary School and at the Wellington & District Community Centre.  The program operates from the day after Thanksgiving to the Friday before Victoria Day.  Call The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Ontario Energy Support Program

Do you have a high hydro bill?  The Ontario Energy Support Program (OESP) is a new program that can provide help for low-income seniors 60 and over, who are eligible.  An eligible household ($28,000 or less for one or two people) can receive between $30-$50 monthly credit on their hydro bill.  Staff at Prince Edward Community Care can answer questions and help submit the OESP application.  Please call 613-476-7493 or go to OntarioElectricitySupport.ca for more information.

INCOME TAX

Prince Edward Community Care volunteers complete income tax returns for seniors all year round. If you are a senior 60+ who lives in Prince Edward County and whose single income is $30,000 or lower or whose household income is $40,000 or lower, you may be eligible for the program. There is no charge, donations are accepted. Home visits can be arranged for seniors who are shut-in. For information call 613-476-7493.

Delivery to your door of nutritious meals for seniors

Delivery to your door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal means daily contact with a volunteer to help you stay safe and well in your own home.  Prince Edward Community Care offers both hot and frozen meals to seniors and to clients of Hospice Prince Edward or the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County.  For information on delivery days for hot and frozen Meals on Wheels or to refer someone, call 613-476-7493.  Staff can make home visits to explain this and other services.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Volunteer Drivers escort seniors to medical appointments and essential shopping.  If you enjoy driving and meeting people, Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors staff want to discuss with you volunteer opportunities tailored to your availability.  The life you change may be yours!   Community Care’s volunteers support seniors to live at home.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Friendly Visiting Volunteers 

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is currently looking for volunteers to take seniors on escorted walks in Picton .  There is also a volunteer opportunity for a male who would be willing to visit with an older man whose interests include farming and auctions.  Opportunities in the Wellington area include the need for female volunteers to visit for company and tea. The time commitment is one hour per week.  If you can help please phone 613-476-7493 for more information and to start the conversation.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors - need a ride to medical and other appointments?

Prince Edward Community Care offers an escorted transportation program that can maximize your independence with affordable rates, punctuality, personalized service and friendly drivers.  Whether you need to travel locally or out of town, this service gets you where you need to go.  The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the appointment.  Notice of 2-3 days in advance is necessary, same day trips are not available.  Call Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Hot Meals on Wheels available from Picton to Carrying Place and everywhere in between

Delivery to the door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday to seniors living in Picton, Bloomfield, Wellington, Consecon, Carrying Place and environs. This means seniors have regular contact with a volunteer to help them stay safe and well in their own home. Call the Prince Edward Community Care office to learn about this and other services to help seniors live at home.  Call 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Help around the home for seniors

Seniors who need help with chores at home, either inside or out, can call Prince Edward Community Care.  The agency has carefully screened workers at reasonable rates.  Help is available with yard work, grass cutting, light and heavy housework, meal preparation, and respite – both during the day and overnight.  For information on this service call the Prince Edward Community Care office located at 74A King Street, Picton at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Home Help/ Homemaking                                        

Seniors who need help with laundry, meal preparation, light cleaning and running errands can arrange for carefully screened workers to come to the home for a reasonable fee.  Contact the Prince Edward Community Care office at 74A King Street, Picton, or call 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Telephone Reassurance Program

Prince Edward Community Care has supportive volunteers that can offer companionship, encouragement and warm friendly conversation to seniors to help alleviate loneliness and help keep people safe.  A daily phone call can help maintain independence.  To participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Rural Route Reassurance Program

In partnership with Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Prince Edward Community Care can arrange for your mail courier en route to keep a watchful eye on your home to help keep you safe.  This service is free, offering added safety and security to those living in the country.  To participate in this service, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Rossmore Foot Care Clinic

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offers a Foot Care Clinic in Rossmore.  Professionally trained registered nurses provide foot care in a clinic setting.  The Ameliasburgh Clinic is in addition to the clinics held in Wellington and Picton. Seniors who have trouble trimming their nails or are concerned about foot care can call Prince Edward Community Care for an appointment at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Senior Luncheon Social Volunteers

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the Set-up, serving and cleanup of Senior Luncheons in Picton, Milford, Wellington,  and in Consecon if you would like to meet people in your community  and have two hours once a month. Please phone 613-476-7493 for more information and start the conversation.

Donate used items to Community Care’s Thrift Shop

Good used clothing for the whole family, shoes and linens can be donated at 153 Main Street in Picton, Monday 1pm – 4 pm and Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. You can donate other good used household items too including sports equipment, furniture, knick knacks, seasonal items, jewellery, toys and housewares.  Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop helps to reduce, recycle and enables others to reuse.   100% of the proceeds help County seniors live at home. For more information call the Thrift Shop at 613-476-1555. To volunteer, call 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

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