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Coming up for seniors’ events

Sept. 23 – Tai Chi for Seniors starts (12 weeks) – Picton
Beginner and continuation Tai Chi classes are held Mondays at the office of Community Care for Seniors, 74A King Street, Picton, through the County Seniors Centre. Tai Chi helps seniors stay fit and flexible. Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise.It is also a weight bearing exercise which is an important component of managing osteoporosis. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi are: better balance, which lowers the risk for falls, less pain and stiffness, stress relief and increased calmness and sense of well-being. And to top it off, it also helps to improve memory. No experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome. If you’re a senior 60+ who would benefit from Tai Chi and would like to give it a try, call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. Prepayment is required, Beginner $25.00 and Continuation $12.00. Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early. A membership is required to join Tai Chi.

Sept. 25 – Nature Walk Little Bluff South Bay Conservation Area – Learn about the rich barley history, wildflowers and animals of the area. Enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of Prince Edward Bay. Terry Sprague will guide this hike which explores the Little Bluff Conservation area located at 3625 County Road 13, Milford. Bring water and good footwear. A walking stick may be helpful as well. Hike starts at 10 am. Parking fees in the conservation area will not be required for registrants of this walk only. To register or for more information contact the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493.

Sept. 27 – Beginner Watercolour Painting Workshop at Athol Town Hall – “Everyone Can Learn To Paint” Artist instructor Luanne Hartman will introduce painting with watercolour. Complete 3 to 5 paintings to take away. This program will run for 6 consecutive weeks with two hour classes starting Friday, Sept. 27th from 1 to 3 pm at Athol Town Hall located at 1685 County Road 10, Cherry Valley. Course fees include all supplies for this workshop. County Senior Centre members $168, Non-member fee $198. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Contact the County Seniors Centre to register at 613-476-7493.

Oct. 1 – Blood Pressure Clinic at the North Marysburgh Town Hall – The Prince Edward Family Health Team will offer a free blood pressure clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 1st at North Marysburgh Town Hall located at 2699 Prince Edward County Road 8. 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. This drop in clinic will start at 10 and end at noon. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493.

Oct. 1 – Social Euchre starts at the Hillier Town Hall – Social Euchre with all playing levels welcome. This is a 10 week euchre series starting from 1:30 to 3pm at Hillier Town Hall located at 18560 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier. Members $5, non-members $10 for the series. Seniors 60+ will enjoy a social Euchre hour with refreshments! Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493.


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