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Postal workers will keep a friendly eye on seniors

Marion Hughes, President of the Rotary Club of Picton, presents a cheque to Barb‎ Proctor, member of the Community Care for Seniors board of directors. The money was donated by the Rotary Club of Picton to pay for a flyer that will be included in next week's Picton Gazette newspaper.

Marion Hughes, President of the Rotary Club of Picton, presents a cheque to Barb‎ Proctor, member of the Community Care for Seniors board of directors. The money was donated by the Rotary Club of Picton to pay for a flyer that will be included in next week’s Picton Gazette newspaper.

Canada Post employees who deliver mail in rural areas of Prince Edward County are keeping a watchful eye out for seniors who might need help.

Seniors who contact Prince Edward County Community Care to register for the Rural Route Reassurance Program are included on a watch list for Canada Post employees who deliver mail in rural areas. They keep an eye open for any signs that a senior might need help and in that event, contact Community Care, which takes the appropriate action as pre-arranged with the client.

This year markes the 33rd anniversary of the partnership program.

“The Rural Route Reassurance Program is an example of the spirit of co-operation between Canada Post Corporation, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), and The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association,” said Debbie MacDonald Moynes, executive director of Community Care. “It was the Rotary Club of Picton that, in 1984, funded the establishment of this program. By working together, all the partners help make Prince Edward County a safer place for seniors to stay living at home in the community.”

With continued support of the Rotary Club of Picton, a flyer explaining the Rural Route Reassurance Program is to be included in the Thursday, Jan. 19th edition of the Picton Gazette newspaper.

Barbara Proctor, Director of Community Services for the local Rotary Club says “seniors can feel assured that they remain connected and safe when they choose to live independently in their rural homes. The Rotary Club of Picton is proud to support Community Care for Seniors in such a valuable service.”
CommCareSeniors-newThe Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association provides many Community Support Services to seniors live at home – including Telephone Reassurance, transportation to medical and other appointments, hot and frozen Meals on Wheels delivered to the door, dinners in central locations, foot care clinics, respite, house cleaning and maintenance and assistance with forms.

For information on these and other programs call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493, stop in at the office located at 74A King Street, Picton, check the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/communitycareforseniors

 

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