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Prince Edward Community Care Holiday Office Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday – October 9th  

The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 9th reopening Tuesday, October 10th at 9:00am. Hot Meals on Wheels will follow regular schedule and will be delivered on Monday, October 10th, 2023.

Community Care’s Thrift Shop Hours for Thanksgiving Day Holiday – October 9th 

Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 9th reopening Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00am.

NEW – Phone-in option for Zoom Webinars

Prince Edward Community Care announces that people can now use their phone to participate in scheduled Zoom webinars.  No long-distance charges will be incurred.  Seniors can participate even if they don’t have a computer.  Just use your phone and listen to the guest speaker … or play bingo!  Give it a try.  To sign up call 613-476-7493.

Active Living Programs for September for seniors 60+ - available 5 days/week

Seniors 60+ are invited to get active, make friends, be well!  Prince Edward Community Care offers over 50 online events each month for seniors 60+. Online Zoom fitness and arts classes along with socials are held Monday to Friday. In October, the Zoom webinar topics include “Our Natural Heritage – Prince Edward County, A Natural Gem” and “Main Duck Island – The History, The Appeal” with Terry Sprague; and Virtual Bingo with Community Care staff.  Community Care now offers a phone only option for these zoom webinars – no computer is needed. For more info or to participate, call Community Care at 613-476-7493, check the activity calendar on the website at  or email

55 Alive Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course in-person – October 11th, 2023 – Picton

A 55-Alive safe driving course is offered by Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors.  This in-person course will be held at the office, 74A King Street, Picton from 9:30am to 3:30pm.  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.  Register by calling all 613-476-7493.  Space is limited so call today.

New - Phone Chats – FREE for seniors 60+ - Membership not required

Community Care for Seniors is now offering phone-based programs to help seniors connect with others. Have fun playing Trivia on Friday, October 20th at 10am.  A computer is not required for this event. For information or to register call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493, email or see the website at

Fun with Flags In-Person event October 25th – Bloomfield

Join Rob Leek, amateur vexillologist, for Fun with Flags.  Learn about flags from across Canada and from around world.  There will be a discussion about heraldry and what makes a great flag design.  This in-person event will take place on Wednesday, October 25th at Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street at 1:00pm.  Registration is required. For more info or to participate, call Community Care at 613-476-7493, check the activity calendar on the website at  or email

Roast Turkey curbside pickup meal for seniors on October 26th, 2023 – pick up in Bloomfield

Prince Edward Community Care holds monthly curbside pick-up of meals. The October event is on Thursday, October26th, 2023 and the pickup location is in Bloomfield. Chef Bill Grieve of Wheelhouse and Occasions Catering is preparing a scrumptious meal of homemade soup, a roll, roast turkey with all the trimmings - dressing, cranberry sauce, seasonal vegetables, and a fruit tart for dessert.  The cost is $20.00/meal and seniors 60+ can order by calling the Community Care office at 613-476-7493. All meals must be paid for in advance. Meals will be packaged hot and ready to be picked up at Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Bloomfield Main Street, Bloomfield. Only those who preorder and pay will be served. To order, or for more information, call 613-476-7493. Orders will be taken until Monday, October 23rd, 2023.

Seniors Information and Active Living Fair – November 2nd – Wellington & District Community Centre

Prince Edward Community Care is hosting the fifth annual Seniors Information and Active Living Fair. This free event is designed to promote active healthy living, social engagement, partnerships, independence, learning, and reduce social isolation, for seniors, their families and caregivers. The Fair will enhance accessibility and awareness of programs and services available in the area. There will be 50+ “vendors” from the community showcasing the services they offer, as well as presentations and demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public.  It starts at 10:00am with activities through to 3:00pm.  Organizers recommend planning to attend for the full day.  All are welcome! Door prizes, refreshments, healthy snacks and a free lunch (while supplies last) will be available. Call the Community Care office for more information about the fair at 613-476-7493 or email

Immediate opening for a Reception Volunteer

If you enjoy a fast pace in a changing environment the Community Care reception desk might be for you.  Three hours a week is all it takes to get involved in this volunteer position.  Orientation is provided and staff support is readily available.  Contact Prince Edward Community Care today and start the conversation about volunteering - 613-476-7493 or email

Volunteers needed to deliver Meals on Wheels in Athol and Milford

If you have 3 hours/week to spare this might be the right volunteer task for you to take on.  Hot meals are picked up in Picton at 11:30am and delivered to seniors on a specified route.  If you can help please call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 to start the conversation.

Free Income Tax Program

Prince Edward Community Care volunteers complete income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County.  They complete returns year round. If you are a senior 60+ whose single income is $35,000 or lower or a couple whose household income is $45,000 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; resident of Long-term Care homes; 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.  The Community Care office building is open by appointment only.  To get your Income Tax done call 613-476-7493 for more information.

Volunteers Needed at Thrift Shop – particularly for Saturdays

Prince Edward Community Care needs volunteers to help in the Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton.   If you have 3 hours per week (10am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm) then give Community Care a call.  No experience is necessary.  A full orientation is offered.  There are always experienced volunteers on site.  Anyone wishing to work on the cash desk or to sort and price is welcome.  To start the conversation about becoming a volunteer call 613-476-7493.

Volunteer Drivers needed – especially Picton drivers

Seeking volunteer drivers for the escorted transportation program with availability of 2-3 hours a week to escort clients to medical appointments or for essential shopping trips. This volunteer opportunity is wonderful for those looking to meet new people in the community, and a chance to have a conversation along the way. Drivers are needed with a particular focus currently on providing local rides for seniors in Picton. Volunteers are contacted 2-3 days in advance of a drive as same-day rides are not provided. All COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Community Care’s Active Living Programs – get your membership today

The Active Living Programs (ALP) are offered by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. Through this initiative Community Care offers fitness, social and recreational activities both online and close to where seniors live.   Membership in ALP 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 for people without email. For a membership application and a full schedule of upcoming social and recreational programming see the special page on the website at , like the Facebook page, or call 613-476-7493.

Home Workers Needed

Prince Edward Community Care is looking for people to do inside and outside work for seniors for reasonable rates. Home workers choose where you’ll work in Prince Edward County, set your own hours and make connections doing satisfying work.  All pandemic protocols in place.  For more information call 613-476-7493.

Delivery to the door of nutritious frozen meals for seniors

Delivery of frozen meals can make it easier on those days when meal preparation is difficult. These frozen meals are low sodium, high quality and tasty. They can be heated in a microwave or conventional oven.  This program is for all seniors 60+.  Prince Edward Community Care offers frozen meals to seniors 60+ who live anywhere in Prince Edward County. For information or to refer someone, call 613-476-7493.

Ontario Energy Support  Program

Do you struggle with your hydro bill?  The Ontario Energy Support Program (OESP) is a program that can provide help for eligible low-income seniors.  An eligible household ($28,000 or less for one person or $28,001 - $39,000 for a two person household) can receive between $35-$75 monthly credits on their hydro bill.  Staff at Prince Edward Community Care can answer questions for seniors 60+ and help submit the OESP application.  Seniors who have received Renewal and Information letters from OESP, can arrange for Community Care staff to help facilitate this renewal process.  Please call 613-476-7493 or go to for more information.

Support Prince Edward Community Care

Your monetary donation will help seniors in The County live at home.  Contact Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 or email at or  Online donations can be made on the website.

Rides to medical appointments

Prince Edward Community Care offers an escorted transportation program that helps to maximize the independence of seniors with friendly volunteer drivers who closely follow all pandemic safety protocols to keep everyone safe.  This program provides rides for seniors 60+ to medical appointments wherever they need to go including local or to destinations further away.  Rides for essential shopping are also provided.  The fee is reasonable for the clients and is based on .50/km.  The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the appointment.   Call 613-476-7493 to start the conversation about volunteering.

Foot Care Clinics accepting new clients

Prince Edward Community Care operates Foot Care Clinics in Picton, Wellington and the newly re-opened Rossmore location.  Infection control protocols for clients and staff are closely followed. Professionally trained nurses provide foot care in a clinic setting.  New clients are welcome. For more information call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Groceries, medicines, & library books can be delivered for those in need of this service

For seniors 60+ who have an assessed need, Community Care volunteers will pick up and deliver groceries, medicines, library books and other essentials. For more information call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Hot Meals on Wheels - available 5 days/week

This program has been operating in Prince Edward County for over 40 years and is open to any senior 60+ who needs support.  Delivery to the door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal.  Now available up to 5 days/week anywhere in Prince Edward County. Receiving a hot meal at the door means seniors have a regular check-in to help them stay safe and well in their own home. Meals are prepared in fully inspected kitchens by professional food service staff.  Call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 for info on this & other services.  Call 613-476-7493.

Help around the home for seniors – Home Maintenance

Seniors who need help with outside work can call Prince Edward Community Care.  The agency has carefully screened workers at reasonable rates.  Help is available for outdoor work such as yard work and grass cutting.  For information on this service call the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493.

Telephone Reassurance Program

Prince Edward Community Care has supportive volunteers that can offer companionship, encouragement and warm friendly conversation to seniors to just chat, provide reassurance, and to help keep people safe.  A regular phone call can go a long way to maintaining independence.  To participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Friendly Visiting Volunteers 

Prince Edward Community Care for seniors is looking for volunteers to visit seniors on the phone and in person.  To volunteer call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation.

Seniors … borrow a tablet to get involved with online programming

Prince Edward Community Care and the PEC Library partner to make tablets available for seniors to participate in online programming.  Training and support for seniors is provided by Libraries of PEC.  For info or to borrow a tablet from the library call Community Care at 613-476-7493 or contact the Picton Library at 613-476-5962.

Thrift Shop Gift Certificates

Purchase gift certificates in $5.00 denomination to be used at Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street in Picton.  Get the gift certificates by calling the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 or email   

Gift Ideas at Prince Edward Community Care

Honour someone with a donation to Prince Edward Community Care for seniors in their name.  A card acknowledging your donation will be sent to the recipient. Gift Certificates are available for Community Care programming such as foot care or Meals on Wheels or for buying goods at the Thrift Shop. Call the office at 613-476-7493.

Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street accepting donations

The Thrift Shop accepts donations during regular hours of Mondays 1-4pm and Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm.  Shoppers will find a full line of clothing for the whole family including shoes and accessories as well as furniture, housewares, dishes, books, sports equipment, linens, toys and much more.  For updates and sales check Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop Facebook page.  Visit 153 Main Street in Picton regularly as new stock goes on the shelves on a daily basis.  Shop, donate, volunteer! 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer opportunities available now: help out at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop for 3 hours a week; volunteers to visit seniors; people to deliver Meals on Wheels, especially in Wellington; reception desk volunteers in Picton; Transportation Program, Volunteer drivers needed as well. Flexible scheduling. All pandemic protocols in place. Call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation about volunteering.

Rural Route Reassurance Program

This is a free program available through Prince Edward Community Care.  The agency can arrange for your mail courier en route to keep a watchful eye on your home to help keep you safe.  This free service offers added safety and security to those living on rural routes.  To participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

House cleaning for seniors   

Seniors who need help with laundry, meal preparation, and light cleaning can arrange for carefully screened workers to come to the home for a reasonable fee.  All pandemic safety protocols are in place.  Contact the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 for more information.

Seniors’ Support TV Show

Watch “Seniors’ Support” on YourTV.  All episodes have interesting guests on topics seniors care about. This show is co-produced by the Executive Directors of Prince Edward Community Care and Community Care for South Hastings.  Check your local YourTV cable listings for when it will be shown.

YourTV Quinte Support for Caregivers is the topic today April 23, 2023 Amy Coupal, the Executive Director from the Ontario Caregivers Organization, joins Debbie this week to share very important information about their organization.

YourTV Quinte Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario Sept 19 2022 Kelly Kay, the Executive Director for Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario, joins Debbie on the show this week to talk about Care-giving Strategies.

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The information about all the Seniors' Support shows, the clips and the schedule is always available on our YourTV website 

Seniors' Support & Summer Activities - June 27, 2022 - Debbie visits with friends from the local Chambers of Commerce on today's show. Lesley from PEC and Jill from Belleville, have information to share about summer activities in Quinte! -

Seniors' Support has information about Rain Gardens this week. June 8, 2022 - Jason Jobin, from the Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan, joins Debbie this week and has information to share about protecting our waterways & Rain Gardens. For the entire episode, check the YourTV Quinte listings for air dates and times.

Seniors' Support cable TV Show on Monday, April 25 at 10:30am on vitamins and supplements -

Click the link to get to the clips.

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Learn about the right type of activity here:

Physical Activity for Older Adults of All Abilities 

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