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Red ribbon to be cut by Community Care

Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors has a new lease on life, and a new office from which to conduct its business in the 21st century.

The office at 206 Main St. in the renovated Armoury will be officially opened on Leap Year Day, Feb. 29.

Catherine Alexander and Russ Perkin, a long-time volunteer, will cut the red ribbon to declare the office open.

The public is invited to attend the event, scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. After the ribbon-cutting, refreshments will be available and staff will conduct tours of the new premises.

The opening is the culmination of months of sorting, packing and unpacking by Community Care staff, which includes Executive Director Debbie Moynes, co-ordinators Irene Dullard and Wendy Norton and secretary Christine Marshall. But clients were served, Meals on Wheels delivered and it was business as usual through December and January as the move from the former Main St. premises took place.

The Armoury offices include a reception area for clients, offices for three staff, a meeting room and a room for foot-care clinics and a bookkeeper.

Parking for handicapped drivers is designated in front of the Armoury. Public parking is also available in the nearby Mary St. parking lot.

Community Care is a not-for-profit agency partially funded by the province as well as through fundraising events and membership support from county residents and businesses.

Services offered to seniors include help with income tax and filling out other forms, walking program, monthly seniors' dinners, transportation to medical appointments, security checks, home maintenance, foot-care clinics and Meals on Wheels.

These services are provided with the assistance of more than 450 volunteers.