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PRESS RELEASE

March 16, 2020 at 9:40am

Prince Edward Community Care closures

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association announced today that it is placing additional programs and activities on hold until further notice.

Closed, effective immediately:  office at 74A King Street, Picton; Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street, Picton; Foot Care Clinics, Active Living Programs, Income Tax, support groups, seminars & Seniors Luncheon Social events. 

Programs presently operating with modified schedules, for urgent situations only, and with ongoing rigorous active screening of both clients and volunteers are:  Meals on Wheels and Escorted Transportation.  Friendly visiting and reassurance programs are still operating by telephone only.

Updates will be posted to the Community Care Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/CommunityCareforSeniors  Call 613-476-7493 for further information.

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Debbie MacDonald Moynes, Executive Director
The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association

 

 

 

Seniors’ Support TV Show

Watch a new edition of the show “Seniors’ Support” on YourTV.  The March 2020 topic covers Foot Care for seniors and the importance of this specialized service. This show is co-produced by the Executive Directors of Prince Edward Community Care and Community Care for South Hastings.  If you miss the show, check your local listings for when it will be shown again.

Income Tax Program – starts March 2nd, 2020

Prince Edward Community Care volunteers will complete 2019 income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County starting on March 2, 2020.  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.  There is no charge, donations are encouraged. For information call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Rhythm Dancing Lessons (8 weeks) – March 4th, 2020 – Athol Town Hall

A class in social dancing for women and men, singles and couples with various rhythms from hot Latin to cool rock. Learn the essential elements that make dancing easy. This 8 week series begins on March 4th, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Nancy will introduce you to popular social dances like rumba, swing, salsa, merengue, bachata, and more, through the essential elements of dance. This form of dancing is weight-bearing but low-impact. Dance improves posture, balance, endurance and flexibility while combatting stress and boosting the immune system. Dance is, quite simply, good for life. Participants must be able to walk unaided. Call Prince Edward Community Care for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Lunch and Learn for Seniors – March 4th in Picton

Come on out and enjoy great food and conversation with old and new friends on Wednesday, March 4th at 12 noon. The menu is homemade soup, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, carrot cake, bread and butter, and coffee or tea and will be catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  There will be a presentation by Fire Prevention officer Greg Gorsline, with the Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue on spring maintenance, burn permits and what can go into a burn barrel. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Picton Town Hall.  There is an elevator for those who need it. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.  Take-out and delivered meals are available.       www.communitycareforseniors.org

Lunch and Learn for Seniors – March 11th in Wellington

Come on out and enjoy great food and conversation with old and new friends on Wednesday, March 11th at 12 noon.  The menu for this luncheon features homemade soup, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, carrot cake, bread and butter, and coffee or tea catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10.00 per person. There will be a presentation by Lise Bois a member of the Horticultural Society on “Gardening in a Small Space”. Guests are welcome to attend both the lunch and/or presentation.  Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon, 613-476-7493. Take-out & delivery available. Sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held at the Wellington United Church. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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 info@communitycareforseniors.org

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

Prince Edward Community Care 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 will begin on March 24th, 2020 for 12 weeks and it starts at 1:30pm. Call Community Care for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Lunch and Learn for Seniors – March 25th in Milford

Come on out and enjoy great food and conversation with old and new friends on Wednesday, March 25th at 12 noon.  The menu features homemade soup, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, carrot cake, bread and butter, and coffee or tea and will be catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel house and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10.00 per person. There will be a presentation by Lise Bois a member of the Horticultural society on “Salad Bowl Container Garden”. Guests are welcome to attend the lunch and/or presentation. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Milford Town Hall. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.  Take-out & delivery available.    www.communitycareforseniors.org

Hearing Help Clinic – March 26th, 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. This will take place at the Community Care Offices in Picton on March 26th, 2020.  Call Community Care at 613-476-7493 to schedule your half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor, appointments start at 10:30 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.

Thrift Shop Clothing – Half-price sale on clothing, purses, shoes and boots begins Monday, March 30th

Good used clothing for the whole family is on sale at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street in Picton.  Half-price sale on clothing, purses, shoes and boots begins Monday, March 30th 2020.  Hurry in early for the best selection.  100% of the proceeds help County seniors live at home.  For more information call the Thrift Shop at 613-476-1555. 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!  This series will begin on April 8th, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and will be held at the Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offices located at 74A King Street, Picton. Call Community Care for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Hearing Help Clinic – April 23rd, 2020 – Hillier 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. This will take place at Hillier Town Hall on April 23rd, 2020.  Call Community Care at 613-476-7493 to schedule your half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor, appointments start at 10:30 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.

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. The guided hike will be on Mary 13th, 2020.  Rain date will be May 14th, same time.  Space is limited. Call Prince Edward Community Care 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 Community Care for Seniors.   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.  Call Prince Edward Community Care for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. 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

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.

Better Breathers Support Group

A Peer Support group led by trained Respiratory Therapists for those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This connects people with COPD, which includes Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema, an opportunity to share knowledge and learn more about managing this condition. This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30pm starting April 15th, 2020. It will be held at The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offices at 74A King Street in Picton. All welcome. Drop in or contact Community Care for more information and to register at 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Active Living Programs for seniors 60+

Active Living Programs are offered by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. Community Care offers events, activities and series in the categories of: fitness & sport; lifestyle & leisure; recreation & social; and wellness. For a full schedule of upcoming Active Living Programs see the special page on the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org, like the Community Care Facebook page, drop in at 74A King Street, Picton or call 613-476-7493. Get active, make friends, be well.

Volunteers

Prince Edward Community Care is recruiting volunteers to assist the instructors and facilitators who are involved in the Active Living Programs for seniors 60+. 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

Prince Edward Community Care is taking suggestions for events, activities and series in the categories of: fitness & sport; lifestyle & leisure; recreation & social; and wellness.  Call 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org with ideas.  New offerings are being added all the time.  For updated info check the Active Living Programs section of the website at 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 home maintenance, light and heavy housework, snow shovelling, meal preparation, and daytime/overnight respite.  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

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; for buying goods at the Thrift Shop; or for a membership to participate in Community Care’s active living programs.  Drop by the office at 74A King Street in Picton or call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org          

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 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   

Friendly Visiting Volunteers 

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is looking for volunteers to visit seniors.  To volunteer call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Rossmore Foot Care Clinic

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offers a Foot Care Clinic in Rossmore.  Professionally trained 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

Hot Meals on Wheels available from Sophiasburgh to Carrying Place and everywhere in between

Delivery to the door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal is available Monday thru to Friday in Picton, Tuesday and Thursday in Sophiasburgh, Monday Wednesday, Friday in Wellington, Consecon, Carrying Place and environs.  Call the office to arrange for delivery to other areas of The County that aren’t listed. Receiving a hot meal at their door 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 

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

Support Prince Edward Community Care

Your donation will help seniors in The County live at home.  Contact Community Care at 74A King Street, Picton, 613-476-7493, info@communitycareforseniors.org or 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 to give then call 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Ontario Energy Support Program

Do you have a high hydro bill?  The Ontario Energy Support Program (OESP) is a program that can provide help for low-income seniors 60 and over, who are eligible.  An eligible household ($28,000 or less for one person or $28,001 - $39,000 for a two person household) can receive between $45-$113 monthly credits on their hydro bill.  Staff at Prince Edward Community Care can answer questions and help submit the OESP application.  If you have received Renewal and Information letters from OESP, staff can help facilitate this renewal process.  Please call 613-476-7493 or go to www.OntarioElectricitySupport.ca for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer opportunities available now: help out at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 3 hours a week; drivers are needed to take seniors to medical appointments; volunteer visitors; reception desk volunteers in the Picton office or at foot care clinics in Wellington and Rossmore; and with the Active Living programs. Flexible scheduling.  Snowbirds welcome.  Call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation about volunteering.  www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Delivery to the 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.  Regular delivery of frozen meals can make it easier on those days when meal preparation is a monumental task – just pop a low sodium, high quality and tasty meal into the microwave and enjoy.  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

Route Reassurance Program

This free program is available through a 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 free service offers added safety and security to those living on rural routes.  To participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. 

iPad Visiting

Seniors – this is a chance to have a face to face visit with family and friends who live a long way away.  The Prince Edward Community Care offers iPad “facetime” visiting to seniors to facilitate connections with family and friends.  A trained volunteer will bring the tablet and access to the internet, too. The senior just needs to arrange a time when they can visit with their family/friend. For more information about the program, call Community Care at 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

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

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 

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.

www.communitycareforseniors.org

iPad Visiting – volunteers are needed

Volunteers are needed to help seniors have a face to face visit with family and friends who live a long way away.  The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association is offering iPad “facetime” visiting to seniors to facilitate connections with family and friends.  Trained volunteers will take to the seniors home the iPad and a turbo stick for access to the internet.  The senior just needs to arrange a time when they can visit with their family/friend.   Training for volunteers will be provided by Libraries of PEC.  For more information about the program and to start the conversation about becoming a volunteer call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

 Learn about the right type of activity here:

Physical Activity for Older Adults of All Abilities 

 

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