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Feb. 16 – Learn to be Tech Savvy: What Seniors Need to Know. The Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Association is partnering with the PEC Libraries to present “Learn to be Tech Savvy: What Seniors Need to Know.” Julie Lane-Yntema, Technology Resource Centre Co-ordinator, will give a basic overview of the iOS and how to navigate Apple devices, the main functions of menus and most commonly used apps. Bring your iPhone or iPad as there will be a time for questions. This free talk will take place on at 10am at the office of Community Care for Seniors, 74A King Street, Picton. Community Care has made special arrangements and offers free transportation for seniors who wish to attend this event. Refreshments will be provided. This presentation is part of a project funded by the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation. To register, call the office at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb 17 – The Quinte Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society presents “All About Quinte Branch” highlighting the Branch structure, annual program for education and research. Also, the library catalogue, finding aid, surname interest list, branch facebook and website. Held at Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton 1-3 pm. Everyone welcome, bring a friend.

Feb. 21 – Soup and Sandwich Luncheon 11:30a.m. – 1p.m. at Picton United Church, $9/person. Selection of soups, sandwiches, cookies and beverages. Takeout available. Call 613.476.6050. All welcome. Proceeds to outreach programs.

Feb. 21 – Seniors Luncheon Social – in Milford – Enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at noon. The menu features homemade soup, roast loin of pork, potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, chocolate cake, bread and butter, coffee and tea. The cost is $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. When registering indicate if you need a take-out or delivered meal. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in Milford Town Hall. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb. 21 – Join the Cookbook Club! Do you love checking out the latest cookbooks? Consider joining the cookbook club! Borrow a cookbook, cook something and bring it to the meeting to share. No need to bring anything to the first meeting. All welcome!

Feb 22 – OPERA 101 – This time it’s “La Bohème”, passion and tragedy among young artists trying to get by in the garrets of Paris. Celine Papizewska will tell you how this became one of the most widely-known and well-loved operas of all time — could it be because of the amazingly beautiful music? The presentation is happening on Thursday, February 22, at 4p.m., in Bloomfield United Church. Admission is free and everybody is welcome!

Feb. 26 – Fitness 4 Seniors – next session begins on Monday, Feb. 26th in Picton. Fitness 4 Seniors is a Gentle Fitness Class held on Mondays at 10:30am. Classes are held at the Prince Edward Community Care office in Picton. The sessions focus on flexibility, range of motion and body strength. All fitness levels are welcome. Cost is $30 to be paid in advance. Space is limited. Call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb 27 – BRINGING MOTHS OUT OF THE DARK – This month’s PEC Field Naturalists’ meeting features provincial parks naturalist David Bree talking about those mysterious and beautiful creatures of the night, moths. What kinds can be found in the County? How can you identify them? Come and learn all about them, at 7p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Bloomfield Town Hall. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

Feb. 28 – Seniors Luncheon Social – in Consecon Enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, Feb. 28th at noon. The menu features homemade soup, roast loin of pork, potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, chocolate cake, bread and butter, coffee and tea. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations only. Community Care has made special arrangements and offers free transportation for seniors. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in Consecon. Take out meals and delivery available. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb. 28 – Rural Route Reassurance: A presentation on Canada Post and how Rural Route Mail Couriers (RSMC) can help seniors stay safe in Consecon. The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association is partnering with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to promote the Rural Route Reassurance program. Gord Pendleton, the RSMC rep for Prince Edward County, will discuss the benefits to seniors who sign up for the Rural Route Reassurance program. Other topics highlighted will include information about the Canadian Union Postal Workers and Canada Post. This free talk will be held at 12:30pm in Consecon. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Call 613-476-7493 to save your spot. Please note this presentation is a part of the Consecon Seniors Luncheon Social held at noon the same day, same location. Seniors are welcome to attend the meal and the talk, just the meal or just the talk. Community Care has made special arrangements and offers free transportation for seniors who wish to attend this event. This presentation is part of a project funded by the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation. To register, call the office at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

March 1 – Income Tax assistance for seniors begins on March 1. Prince Edward Community Care volunteers complete income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County. Prince Edward Community Care will begin accepting 2017 returns on March 1st. If you are a senior 60+ whose single income is $30,000 or lower or whose household income is $40,000 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, 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 accepted. For information call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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Ongoing Events

Seniors Walking Program – Community Care for Seniors walking programs at Picton and Wellington Monday to Fridays at PECI, CML Snider and Wellington arena. Register by calling 476-7493.

Tuesdays – Babies & Beyond program for teen parents and their babies. Lunch, baby care and parent resources provided. Family Health Team nurse, Resource Consultants, Infant Development, Early Childhood Educators and Health Nurses available weekly. call Susan at 613-476-8142 or Bonnie at 613-476-8252 ext. 24

BUSY FEET PLAYGROUP – The Hub child and family centre offers a free Busy Feet program. Lots of physical activity wear your running shoes. Call 613-476-8142 for information

Al Anon (for persons affected by someone’s drinking) meets 8pm Tuesday at HOPE church 40 King St., Picton. Lower entrance from parking lot. Information 1-866-951-3711

Hospice Prince Edward – If you are having trouble coping with the death of a loved one, this group could be of some support for you. Call 613-476-2181 ex 4519.

Volunteer Drivers Needed – Volunteer Drivers escort seniors to medical appointments and essential shopping. Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors www.communitycareforseniors.org

Donate used items to Community Care’s Thrift Shop – Take your good used items to Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street, Picton Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. 100 per cent of the proceeds go toward helping seniors live at home. 613-476-1555.www.communitycareforseniors.org

The HUB Child and Family Centre has the Baby Box store at 10 McFarland Court . Baby products at discount costs. Sponsored by the United Way and Community Development Council. Call 613-476-8142

The Hub child and family centre offers free playgroups. Call 613-476-8142 for information.

 

 

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