June 2017

Seniors Luncheon Social – June 7th in Picton

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, June 7th at 12 noon. The menu features homemade soup, bangers and mash,  vegetables, coleslaw, coconut cream pie, bread and butter, coffee and tea, all catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Beck & Call Restaurant.  As this is a special event only those seniors who have reserved can be served.  Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.   Take-out meals are available.  This meal can also be delivered to housebound seniors who live in Picton.  Community Care has made special arrangements with Prince Edward Specialized Transit to provide rides for seniors living in Picton who wish to attend this event.  The cost is $2 each way for anyone living right in Picton.  Those who live outside of town can also take the transit bus but the fee will be different.  Please register and reserve for the bus in advance by calling Quinte Access at 1-855-283-9640.    www.communitycareforseniors.org

Thrift Shop Mini Treasure Chest Auction - Closes June 10!!

Community Care’s Thrift Shop is holding a “mini” Treasure Chest Silent Auction.   See the exceptional and unique items on display at 153 Main St., Picton.  Bidding began Monday, May 29th at 1:00pm and closes at 2:00pm sharp on Saturday, June 10th.  100% of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.  www.communitycareforseniors.org 

NEW PROGRAM—Fitness 4 Seniors—Friday, June 16th in Picton

Fitness 4 Seniors, Gentle Fitness Classes will begin Friday, June 16th at Community Care’s office in Picton.  The Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Association has introduced these one hour sessions which will be led by Tracy Powers.  The sessions will focus on flexibility, range of motion and body strength.  All fitness levels are welcome.  The cost of the 6 consecutive week course is $30.00 to be paid in advance.  Register by Wednesday June 14th as space is limited.   Call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Upcoming film screening & discussion
The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, Hastings-Prince Edward Alzheimer Society and the Prince Edward County Public Library are partnering to co-present a screening of the film: You’re Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don’t.  The film is a total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of Alzheimer’s disease – the first documentary filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer’s care unit, told from the perspective of someone suffering from the disease.   After the film, there will be time for discussion.    Acclaimed by medical professionals and film critics alike, the groundbreaking documentary has been broadcast nationally on PBS’ Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens  series.  All are welcome to attend on Tuesday, June 20 at 6pm at the Picton Branch Library.

Seniors Luncheon Social – June 21st in Milford

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, June 21st  at 12 noon.  The menu features homemade soup, bangers and mash,  vegetables, coleslaw, coconut cream pie, bread and butter, 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 the Tuesday prior at 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 in Milford Town Hall.  Take-out meals are available.  This meal can also be delivered to housebound seniors who live near Milford.    www.communitycareforseniors.org

Tag Day - June 23rd and 24th

Prince Edward Community Care volunteers will be stationed throughout Picton, Bloomfield, Consecon, Rossmore and Wellington to sell tags in support of programs to help seniors live at home.  Please give generously.  To volunteer as a tagger for 2 hours please drop by the office at 74A King Street, Picton or call 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors Luncheon Social – June 28th in Consecon

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, June 28th  at 12 noon.  The menu features, homemade soup, bangers and mash,  vegetables, coleslaw, coconut cream pie, bread and butter, 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 the Tuesday prior at 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 in Consecon.  Take out meals are available.  This meal can also be delivered to housebound seniors who live in Consecon.    www.communitycareforseniors.org

Coming soon—Writing Memoirs Workshop for Seniors in Picton

The writing your memoirs workshop will take place at the Community Care’s office in 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

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, 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

Wii Bowling League for Seniors

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

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 $45-$75 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.

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

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.  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

Friendly Visiting Volunteers 

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is currently looking for volunteers to visit seniors.  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

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

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.

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.

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

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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