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For Seniors

August 2017

Prince Edward Community Care Holiday Office Hours for the Civic Holiday - August 7th

The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed for the Civic Holiday, Monday August 7th reopening Tuesday, August, 8th at 9:00am. Hot meals on wheels will follow regular schedule and will be delivered on Monday August 7, 2017.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Community Care’s Thrift Shop is open on the Civic Holiday - August 7th

Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton will be open for the Civic Holiday, Monday, August 7th from 1 to 4 pm.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors Luncheon Social—August 9th in Picton “FISH AND CHIPS” at 12 noon

The menu features homemade soup, fish and chips, vegetables, rice pudding, coffee and tea all catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  Reserve your place by Tuesday prior to 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.  This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held at the Beck and Call Restaurant.  Take-out meals are available.  This meal can also be delivered to housebound seniors who live near Picton.  Following the lunch a presentation will be made by OPP Constable Connor Durkin about personal safety for seniors. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Keep Safe: A presentation on what seniors need to know about personal safety – August 9th

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is partnering with the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police to talk about personal safety for seniors.  OPP Constable Connor Durkin, Community Services Officer will discuss how seniors can keep safe.  Following the presentation Detachment Commander John Hatch will be on hand to answer questions about policing in Prince Edward County.  This free talk will be held on Wednesday, August 9th at 1pm at the Beck and Call Restaurant in Picton.  Refreshments will be provided.  Reservations are required as seating is limited.  Call 613-476-7493 to save your spot.  Please note this presentation is a separate event following the Picton Seniors Luncheon Social held at noon same day, same location.  Seniors are welcome to attend the meal and the talk, just the meal or just the talk.  This presentation is part of a project funded by the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation.  To register, call the office at 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Pickleball Information Day for Seniors—August 15th—Waupoos

Experience the game of Pickleball.  This sport is a combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis.  This event will take place at the North Marysburgh Town Hall from 10-noon.  Players will be on hand to demonstrate the basic skills and answer any questions.  Wear comfortable clothing, running shoes and bring a water bottle.  No experience necessary.  Equipment will be provided.  To register or for more information, call the office at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Meditation for Seniors Demonstration Class– August 16th--Picton

This class will demonstrate how to meditate through attention to posture, breathing and the basics of secular Tibetan traditions that go back 2500 years.  Research suggests meditation can improve cognitive functioning, relieve stress, reduce chronic pain and anxiety, enhance healing, improve your mood and help you appreciate and enjoy your life.  This class will include sitting and walking, a tea break and the opportunity to discuss meditation.  It will be held at the office of Community Care for Seniors beginning at 10am.  To register or for more information 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Thrift Shop “mini” Treasure Chest Silent Auction   Monday,  August 14 to  Saturday, August 26.

People donate amazing things to Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop and from time to time the volunteers hold a Silent Auction.  You must see the exceptional and unique items on display at 153 Main St., Picton.  Bidding starts on Monday,  August 14th  at 1:00pm and closes at 2:00pm sharp on Saturday, August 26th.  100% of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.  www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Wii Bowling League Open House for Seniors—August 22nd—Picton

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offers a bowling league.   This is an opportunity to try Wii bowling, which is a Nintendo video game.  The open house will take place at the office of Community Care for Seniors from 1:30pm-3pm.  Bring a friend to enjoy the fun.  To register or for more information call Community Care for Seniors at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Wii Bowling League for Seniors—next sessions begin Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association has a bowling league.  Seniors can enter a team of four or sign up as an individual and be assigned to a team. Wii bowling is not physically demanding.  It is a video game by Nintendo and can be played from a standing or sitting position. People can even play while sitting on a chair or walker.  There are two lanes and 8 people play at a time.  The laughter is infectious.  It’s a great way to get involved.  Players use the remote control to mimic the bowling actions.  Individual and team scores are kept.  Your team name might appear on the trophy!  Teams are being formed now.  No experience is necessary.  You just need to enjoy having fun and meeting new people.  Call Community Care today at 613-476-7493 and sign up to play in the next league.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

VON Falls Prevention Program – new session starting on September 22nd, 2017

The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Seniors’ Exercise & Falls Prevention program.  The Ontario government thinks that falls prevention is important enough to fund this program.  For that reason the VON can offer the program for free.  It is a twelve week program that includes an innovative educational component and also includes balance and strength exercises.  The program is starting again on Friday, September 22nd  and will be held in the office of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association located at 74A King Street in Picton.  Classes will be held Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am. To register or to get more information please call the VON at 1-888-279-4866 ext. 5381.

Tai Chi – next sessions begin on Monday, September 25, 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, and 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 can help 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

55 ALIVE Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course-next session will be in October 2017

A 55-Alive safe driving course is offered at the Prince Edward Community Care office in Picton.    The Canada Safety Council developed this mature driver retraining program which is designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills.  The cost is $30.00 per person, which includes a light lunch, workbook and refreshments.  Call 613-476-7493 to register or for more information.  Space is limited so call today. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Writing Memoirs Workshop for Seniors—October 3rd--Picton

The writing your memoirs workshop will take place at Wellings of Picton.  The Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Association will offer a three hour course led by Diane Taylor, author of The Gift of Memoir: Show Up, Open Up, Write.  Topics discussed will include defining genres, best age for writing a memoir, where to start, why record your stories, memory retrieval strategy and many more.  Handouts will be provided.  No writing experience necessary.  All are welcome.   If interested call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org                                                                                                    

WALKING PROGRAMS begin on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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.  From the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to the day after Victoria Day 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.  Call The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

iPad Visiting 

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is offering iPad visiting to seniors to connect with family and friends.  Volunteers are needed to help with the program.  Training will be provided by Libraries of PEC.  For more information about the program, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Fitness 4 Seniors

Fitness 4 Seniors are gentle fitness classes that focus on flexibility, range of motion and body strength.  All fitness levels are welcome.  For information about the next session call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. Dates to be announced soon.  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 person or between 28,001-39,000  for a person household) can receive between $45-$113 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 www.OntarioElectricitySupport.ca for more information. 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 on rural routes.  To participate in this service, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Friendly Visiting Volunteers 

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is currently looking for volunteers to visit seniors.  To volunteer call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation.  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 and garden work, 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

Gift Ideas at Prince Edward Community Care

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

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

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     

Income Tax

Prince Edward Community Care volunteers complete income tax returns year round for seniors who live in Prince Edward County. If you are behind in submitting your tax returns, you are a senior 60+ whose single income is $30,000 or lower or whose household income is $40,000 or lower, you may be eligible for help through this program. Volunteers have been trained by Canada Revenue Agency to complete Income Tax Returns for eligible clients. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for: deceased persons, bankrupt individuals; for those with more than $1000 of investment income; for individuals with capital gains/losses; or for people with business or rental income and expenses. There is no charge, donations are accepted. For information call 613-476-7493. 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

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

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

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

Seniors 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 Prince Edward County.  If you would like to meet people in your community and have two hours once a month call 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Rossmore Foot Care Clinic

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offers a Foot Care Clinic in Rossmore.  Professionally trained 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

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

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