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Aug 15 – Yvette Locke the Puppet Lady is coming to the Picton Branch Library Wednesday, Aug. 15th. Locke and her Puppet Friends will be wowing and entertaining the library for a fun-filled afternoon from 2-4 p.m. This is a ticketed event, so grab your spot now! Click HERE to reserve your tickets. http://peclibrary.org/tickets/

Aug. 15 – Lakeshore Lodge Day annual celebration with turn-of-the century picnic games, music, corn roast, lemonade and more. Lakeshore Lodge day use area of the Sandbanks Provincial Park. Free of charge, though donations are welcome.

Aug. 18 – Hillier Park Day is Saturday, August 18 from 11am to 3pm in Jack Taylor Park on Station Road in Hillier. This year the Strong Men are back for the Hillier Highlander Challenge. There will be plenty of fun and games for the whole family, horse-drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, face painting. The County’s new fire truck with its 100-foot ladder will be there. Not to forget the dunk tank. Admission is free. Everything is free except for food and drink, which will be very reasonably priced.

Sept. 5 – Meditation Demonstration for Seniors – at North Marysburgh – The County Seniors Centre presents this event to demonstrate how to meditate through attention to posture, breathing and the basics of secular Tibetan traditions that go back 2500 years. Research suggests meditation can improve cognitive functioning, relieve stress, reduce chronic pain and anxiety, enhance healing, improve your mood and help you appreciate and enjoy your life. This class will include sitting and walking, a tea break and the opportunity to discuss meditation. The September 5th event will be held at the North Marysburgh Hall at 10 am. For a County Seniors Centre membership or for more information call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Sept. 7 – VON Falls Prevention Program – new session starting – The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) offers the Seniors’ Exercise & Falls Prevention program. It is a free, 12-week program that includes an innovative educational component and also includes balance and strength exercises. The program starts on Friday, Sept. 7th and will be held in the office of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association located at 74A King Street in Picton. Classes will be held Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am. To register or to get more information call the VON at 1-888-279-4866 ext. 5381. Space is limited so call today.

Sept. 7 – Hearing Help Clinic– The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) regularly holds free Hearing Help Clinics at the Community Care office, 74A King Street in Picton. A Hearing Care Counsellor will answer questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, do hearing screening, provide tips for hearing aid maintenance and demonstrate technical devices. Call 613-476-7493 to schedule your half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor. Hearing Care Counsellors from CHS also make free home visits. For more information about services available for seniors call the Belleville CHS office at 613-966-8995 or email them at office@belleville.chs.ca

Sept. 12 – Meditation Demonstration for Seniors – at Wellington – The County Seniors Centre presents this event to demonstrate how to meditate through attention to posture, breathing and the basics of secular Tibetan traditions that go back 2500 years. Research suggests meditation can improve cognitive functioning, relieve stress, reduce chronic pain and anxiety, enhance healing, improve your mood and help you appreciate and enjoy your life. This class will include sitting and walking, a tea break and the opportunity to discuss meditation. The September 12th event will be held at the Wellington Town Hall at 10 am. For a County Seniors Centre membership or for more information call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Sept. 17 – Tai Chi for seniors starts – Beginner and continuation Tai Chi classes are held regularly through the County Seniors Centre. Tai Chi is a way to help seniors stay fit and flexible. Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise, but 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 who would benefit from Tai Chi and would like to give it a try, call the County Seniors Centre at the Community Care office, 613-476-7493. Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Sept. 20 – Meditation for seniors – This series of 8 1 hour classes will demonstrate how to meditate through attention to posture, breathing and the basics of secular Tibetan traditions that go back 2500 years. Research suggests meditation can improve cognitive functioning, relieve stress, reduce chronic pain and anxiety, enhance healing, improve your mood and help you appreciate and enjoy your life. This class will include sitting and walking, a tea break and the opportunity to discuss meditation. It is sponsored by Prince Edward Community Care’s County Seniors Centre and will be held for 8 weeks at the Picton Town Hall. For more information and for a membership to the County Seniors Centre call 613-476-7493. Space is limited. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Sept. 21 – 55 ALIVE Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course offered by the Prince Edward Community Care office in Picton. 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 per person, which includes a light lunch, workbook and refreshments. Call 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. Space is limited so call today. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Sept. 25 – Wii Bowling League for seniors starts – The County Seniors Centre offers a Wii bowling league. Seniors can enter a team of four or sign up as an individual and be assigned to a team. 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. Your team name might appear on the trophy! Teams are being formed now. No experience is necessary. You just need to enjoy having fun and meeting new people. Call Community Care’s County Seniors Centre today at 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Sept. 29 – Wellington on the Lake 11th Annual Arts & Craft Sale in the clubhouse – 14 Empire Blvd. in Wellington on. Saturday, Sept. 29th from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

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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

AA meets every Monday, 7:30pm Wellington United church & Wednesday 8pm Picton Hospital boardroom .

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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