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Social/Recreational Programs

Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association is very active working to creating fun and entertaining events and activities for the seniors in our community. For more info about what's happening call 613-476-7493 or check the list of events below. 

FEBRUARY 2020

Lunch Health and Eating Well – January 31st, 2020 - Ameliasburgh Town Hall

How to stay healthy with Sarah Sandham, Registered Dietitian with the Prince Edward County Family Health Team. This hour long presentation starts at 1:30 pm and will include information on how to eat healthy and reduce the risk of falls, unexpected weight loss, and much more. A question and answer session will follow. Don’t miss this very informative talk. Registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Social Euchre (10 weeks) – Starts February 4th, 2020 – Hillier Town Hall

Social Euchre is the game and all playing levels are welcome. This 10 week Euchre series is on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Members $5.00, non-members $10.00 for the series. Enjoy a social Euchre hour with refreshments! Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Intermediate Watercolour Painting Workshop (4 weeks) – February 14th, 2020 – Athol Town Hall

Artist instructor Luanne Hartman will take you to the next level of painting. Participants require some basic knowledge and experience for this intermediate level of watercolour painting. This series will run for 4 consecutive weeks with 2 hour classes starting Friday, February 14th from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Athol Town Hall in Cherry Valley. Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early. Must be a County Senior Centre member, $100.00 and bring own supplies. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Heart & Stroke Presentation – February 19th, 2020 – Milford Town Hall

February is Heart & Stroke awareness month.  The rep from the Heart and Stroke Foundation will provide an interactive presentation.  The talk will include women’s heart health, risk factors, and what Heart & Stroke is offering in the community. This is an opportunity to have questions answered.  This will follow the Seniors Lunch being held at noon.  Cost for the lunch is $10.00 and to register for the lunch call before 12 noon on the Tuesday prior.  Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register for the lunch, the talk or both at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Hearing Help Clinic – February 20th, 2020 – Sophiasburgh Town Hall

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is holding a free Hearing Help Clinic in partnership with Prince Edward Community Care. This is your chance to have a Hearing Care Counsellor provide a hearing screening, answer your questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, provide tips for hearing aid maintenance and demonstrate technical devices. Call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493 to schedule your half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor, appointments start at 9:30 am. For more information about hearing help services available for seniors, call the Canadian Hearing Society office at 1-866-518-0000 ext. 4067 or email info@chs.ca.

Plants & Seeds from the Past – February 21st, 2020 – North Marysburgh Town Hall

Lise Bois, past president of the Horticultural Society, will provide a brief history of the county native plants, their uses in the past, where to find and plant these seeds, and the importance of native plants for pollinators.  This is presented in partnership with Prince Edward County “Flashback February - 20/20 Visions From Our Past”. This presentation will run from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Members are free, non-members $5.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Protecting Yourself from Fraud – February 24th, 2020 – Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre

Frauds and scams are on the rise. Learn how to identify different types of fraud and the latest scams, actions you can take to protect yourself and what to do if you are the victim of fraud. Keynote speakers are Constable Aaron Miller, Community Safety Officer with the Ontario Provincial Police along with Coreen Reynolds and Bryce Cleave representing CIBC Picton Branch. This will be followed with a question and answer session. Refreshments will be provided. This presentation runs from 1:30 to 2:30pm at the Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre located at 14 Empire Boulevard in Wellington and is free and open to all. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org   

Heart & Stroke Presentation – February 26th, 2020 – Consecon Legion

February is Heart & Stroke awareness month. The rep from the Heart and Stroke Foundation will provide an interactive presentation.  The talk will include women’s heart health, risk factors, and what Heart & Stroke is doing in the community. This is an opportunity to have questions answered.  This will follow the Seniors Lunch being held at noon.  Cost for the lunch is $10.00 and to register for the lunch call before 12 noon the Tuesday prior.  Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register for the lunch, the talk or both at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Blood Pressure Clinic – February 26th, 2020 – Wellington Town Hall

The Prince Edward Family Health Team will offer a free blood pressure clinic on Wednesday, February 26th at the Wellington Town Hall.  This is a drop in clinic from 1:00 to 3:00pm.  High blood pressure is a dangerous condition in adults that is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Blood Pressure Clinics enable you to have your blood pressure checked by a professional nurse. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Hearing Help Clinic – February 27th, 2020 – Picton

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is holding a free Hearing Help Clinic in partnership with Prince Edward Community Care. This is your chance to have a Hearing Care Counsellor provide a hearing screening, answer your questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, provide tips for hearing aid maintenance and demonstrate technical devices. Call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493 to schedule your half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor, appointments start at 10:00 am. For more information about hearing help services available for seniors, call the Canadian Hearing Society office at 1-866-518-0000 ext. 4067 or email info@chs.ca.

Tech Savvy – How to use Apple devices – February 28th, 2020 – Ameliasburgh Town Hall

The Prince Edward County Public Library staff will provide a basic overview of the iOS (Apple operating system) and how to navigate your Apple devices, the main functions of the menus, and the most commonly used apps.  Bring your iPhone and/or iPad (these have an Apple logo on the back). This free information session will begin at 1:30 pm and will be followed by questions. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org   

Wii Bowling League for Seniors – March 24th, 2020 – (12 weeks) – Picton

The County Seniors Centre offers a Wii Bowling League Tuesdays at the office of Community Care for Seniors, 74A King Street, Picton. Seniors can enter a team of four or sign up as an individual. 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.  No experience is necessary. Wii Bowling starts at 1:30pm. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. A membership is required to join Wii Bowling. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Learn to Play the Piano by Ear Lessons – April 8th, 2020 – (6 weeks) – Picton

Anyone can learn to play and local musician and teacher Don Hinde will show you how. This piano series is for seniors 60+ who are eager for a new hobby or wish to play again. It’s never too late to learn!  Must be a County Seniors Centre member and the cost is $40.00 for 6 consecutive weeks at Community Care for Seniors offices located at 74A King Street, Picton from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feathers, Fishing & Failures Guided Hike – May 13th, 2020 – Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area

Enjoy a 2 km morning hike with Terry Sprague. Learn the history of the Point Traverse area, including agricultural, boat building, commercial fishing industry, shipwrecks – hike ending at the historic Prince Edward Point Lighthouse before returning to the banding station for lunch (bring a picnic lunch). The spectacular spring bird migration will be discussed and an opportunity to take in the bird banding operations at the new banding station.  The Birding Festival will be underway this week. Bring good walking shoes, drinking water, and a picnic lunch if you wish. Dogs on leash welcome.  Enjoy the return of spring! Parking and washrooms available. Rain date will be May 14th, same time.  A membership to the County Seniors Centre is required. Space is limited. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org   

Walking Programs – Ongoing - Join any time

Seniors can walk in a supervised and safe environment at either of the walking program locations offered by the County Seniors Centre.   Walk from the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to the Thursday before Victoria Day.  Participants walk Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton and at the Wellington & District Community Centre.  A membership to the County Seniors Centre is required. Call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Hearing Help Classes

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, in partnership with The Canadian Hearing Society regularly offers a series of Hearing Help Classes. The classes are designed for the hard of hearing person who is experiencing challenges with communicating in day-to-day situations. Participants may bring a friend or family member at no extra cost. To register for the upcoming session contact Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. For more information contact The Canadian Hearing Society at 613-966-8995. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Stroke Support Group - 1st Friday of every month beginning April 3rd, 2020 – Prince Edward Community Care Offices

Community Care for South Hastings (CCSH Belleville) offers a monthly peer support group in Picton led by a trained facilitator specializing in stroke support. It is held at The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offices at 74A King Street in Picton. This connects recent and past stroke survivors and their caregivers with others affected by this traumatic life event. Discover the latest in stroke care and the updated stroke community resource information. This group meets the first Friday of every month beginning April 3rd, 9:30-11:30am. All welcome. Call CCSH 613-969-0130 for more info and to register.

A free ride to County Seniors Centre Events

Members of the County Seniors Centre are eligible for 3 free transportation rides annually to get to Seniors Centre events and activities. Programs/services are for seniors 60+. Members need to call 613-476-7493, 2-3 business days in advance to make arrangements for a ride. To inquire about membership in the County Seniors Centre or for more information call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

County Seniors Centre – get your membership today

The County Seniors Centre is operated by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. Through this initiative Community Care offers fitness, social and recreational activities close to where seniors live. Membership in the County Seniors Centre is available to seniors 60+ for $25.00/year/person. Membership benefits include: full access to all programs and events (some programs may have additional fees); meet new friends; discover a new hobby, skill or talent; receive monthly updates of programs via email or a phone call; and 3 free rides just for the asking. For a full schedule of upcoming programming see the special page on the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org, like the Facebook page (search for County Seniors Centre), drop in at 74A King Street, Picton or call 613-476-7493. Get active, make friends, be well.

Volunteers

The County Seniors Centre is recruiting volunteers to assist the instructors and facilitators. If you can spare a few hours a week, call the Community Care office at 613-476-7493 and start the conversation about volunteering. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

New courses, sessions and events

The County Seniors Centre is taking suggestions for courses, sessions or events.  Call 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org with ideas.  New activities are being added all the time.  For updated info check the County Seniors Centre section at www.communitycareforseniors.org.

 

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