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Quilters bring cheer to seniors

Press Release

December 13, 2022

Quilters bring cheer to seniors

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association expresses appreciation to the Prince Edward Quilters’ Guild for their 10+ years of support by providing placemats for seniors.  Members of the Guild stop by the Community Care office to drop off their most recent donation of handcrafted placemats that will be distributed to seniors. 

Each placemat is  touched by at least three volunteers – the person who creates it, the volunteer who carefully adds a bow and note, and the volunteer who delivers this special gift and hands it to the senior.  Recipients are seniors who receive a delivery of hot or frozen Meals on Wheels.  Community Care delivers Meals on Wheels from Consecon to Cherry Valley, from Rossmore to Long Point and places in between.  Each recipient of the meal will receive a placemat that was especially created by members of the Prince Edward Quilters’ Guild. 

The delivery of placemats each Christmas has been part of a long-standing show of community support for the Meals on Wheels program by the members of the Guild.  Hundreds of placemats have been created and donated over the years.  Many recipients tell Community Care staff that the placemats are used throughout the year to brighten their home.

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offers services such as hot & frozen Meals on Wheels, transportation to medical appointments, curbside pick-up meals for seniors, foot care, help with forms (including Income Tax), respite, home maintenance including snow shovelling, rural route reassurance, telephone reassurance programs, grocery delivery and a full range of active living programs.  The agency is partly funded by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry for Seniors & Accessibility, the County of Prince Edward and is supported by donations and community fundraising efforts, such as Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street.  The Community Care office is located at 74 King Street in Picton. 

For more information call Community Care at 613-476-7493 or

Photo cutline L-R:  Christine Hays & Hannelise Simoes from the Prince Edward Quilters’ Guild drop off handcrafted placemats to Community Care co-ordinator Tia Martins-Fox.