All County, All the Time Since 2010 MAKE THIS YOUR PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY HOME...PAGE!  Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Seniors invited for phone conversations; ‘Zoom’ fun and learning and more!

Prince Edward Community Care offers free events for seniors 60+ both online and by telephone and a multitude of services.

Virtual Online Zoom Classes & “Socials for Seniors” are held Monday to Friday. Join in at 10:30am for fitness classes, and in the afternoons at for arts & socials.

For more information or to participate in the events and services listed below, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493, email info@communitycareforseniors.org or the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org

Now seniors can join online Zoom webinars via the telephone!

April telephone group chat (computer not required) topics include “Maple Memories” with Susan Vader; “Early Spring Insects” with Naturalist Terry Sprague; “Construction of the Murray Canal” with Author Ian Robertson; “Picton Model Railroaders” with President Jerry Kennedy; “The Prince Edward County Railway” with Author Ian Robertson; “Trivia”; “Tickle Your Funny Bone”.

April ‘Zoom’ webinar topics include “Experience Lang Pioneer Village” with Interpreter Hailey; “The Art of Watercolour Journaling Exhibition” with Dianne Kehoe; “How to Use Facebook Workshop” with Julie Lane, Prince Edward County Public Library; “Macaulay House Virtual Tour” with Jessica Chase, Assistant Curator PEC Museums; “Concerned for Feet” with Footcare Nurse Leslie Walcott and Debbie MacDonald Moynes; “Days Past in Prince Edward County” with Archivist Krista Richardson, County of Prince Edward Archives; “52 Card Bingo”; “Better Business Bureau Frauds & Scams” with Jesse St-Cyr, Media Relations & Communication Agent, Better Business Bureau Servicing Eastern and Northern Ontario and Quebec; “Cooking with the Wellings Chefs” with Chefs David McGowan and VP Food Services Chef Robert Mills; “Know Your Rx: Medication and Aging” with Pharmacist Karl Sitarski from the County Drug Store; “The Garden County of Canada” with Naturalist Terry Sprague. Get active, make friends, be well. For more information or to participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493, email info@communitycareforseniors.org or check the calendar on the Community Care website at www.communitycareforseniors.org

Art of Conversation Online Art Show begins Friday, March 26th
The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association has been working with the Prince Edward Arts Council during the past few months on The Art of Conversation project. This has connected local artists from the Prince Edward County with local seniors. Their conversations were used as inspiration for the artists to create a piece of art that will be shown in the Facebook Art Show.
Visit https://tinyurl.com/artofconversationexhibit to see the free Art of Conversation Art Show on Facebook. The Art Show event will remain available until mid-April.

The Joy of Watercolour Journaling – Beginners – 5 week series begins April 8, 2021
This online workshop series will begin with a basic introduction to the sketchbook and watercolour tools, colour theory basics, how to mix, blend and lay on paints with fluid brush strokes! Put this into action using an art journal to explore and develop your painting abilities. Demonstrations of new and fun tips and techniques and focus on a new subject each session. These workshops will be taught by award winning Fine Artist Dianne Kehoe. All art supplies provided. Cost for this 5 week series is $125.00. Registration is open to seniors 60+. Space is limited. For information or to register call Community Care at 613-476-7493, email info@communitycareforseniors.org or the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org

Baked Ham and Scalloped Potatoes meal on Thursday, April 22, 2021
Bill Grieve, The chef of Wheelhouse and Occasions Catering, will be preparing homemade soup, baked ham with scalloped potatoes, vegetable and a roll with Marni’s strawberry shortcake for dessert. The cost is only $15/meal and seniors 60+ can order by calling the Community Care office at 613-476-7493. All meals must be paid for in advance. Meals will be packaged hot and ready to be picked up between 12 noon and 1p.m. on April 22nd at The View Restaurant located at 734 Prince Edward County Rd 49 (Picton Golf Course). Seniors will drive up to the main door, provide their name to the friendly volunteer and their meal(s) will be delivered directly to their vehicle. Only those who preorder and pay will be served. To order, or for more information, call 613-476-7493. Orders will be taken until April 19th, 2021.

Seniors, borrow a tablet to get involved with online programming ***new***
The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and the PEC Library have partnered to make tablets available for seniors to support connections with family and friends and to participate in online programming. Training and support for seniors will be provided by Libraries of PEC. For more information about the program or to borrow a tablet from the library call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 or contact the Picton Library at 613-476-5962.

Prince Edward Community Care Holiday Easter Office Hours
The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed on Friday, April 2nd and Monday, April 5th reopening Tuesday, April 6th at 9 am by appointment only.

Community Care’s Thrift Shop Holiday Easter Hours
Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop will be closed on Friday, April 2nd and Monday, April 5th Normal business hours will resume again on Tuesday, April 6th at 10 am.

Thrift Shop Clothing – Half-price sale on clothing, shoes and boots begins Tuesday, April 6th
Good used clothing for the whole family is on sale at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street in Picton. 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.

Income Tax Program
Prince Edward Community Care has been hosting a free Income Tax program for 39 years. Volunteers complete 2020 income tax returns for seniors. 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. CRA requirements do not allow volunteers to 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. A contactless drop off and pick up procedure is in place. Shut in seniors can arrange to have their papers picked up and dropped off at their home. For information call 613-476-7493.

Foot Care Clinics now taking new clients
Prince Edward Community Care operates Foot Care Clinics in Picton and Wellington. COVID-19 protocols for clients and staff are closely followed. Professionally trained nurses provide foot care in a clinic setting. New clients are welcome. For more information call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Rides to Vaccination Clinics or medical appointments for seniors 60+
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 to Belleville, Trenton or Kingston, this service gets you where you need to go. The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the appointment. The fees are reduced or waived if necessary. All COVID-19 safety protocols are in place for the safety of clients and volunteers. Call Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Seniors – concerned about going out during the pandemic?
Community Care offers free pick up and delivery of groceries, medicines, library books and other essentials. This free delivery program is designed to support seniors who make the choice to reduce their time in stores or to self-isolate at home. All seniors 60+ are welcome to request this support. To make arrangements call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. Stay well, stay safe, stay home.

Help to place an online/email grocery order
Seniors who need help to place a grocery order by email or online can call Prince Edward Community Care for this free service. Call Community Care at 613-476-7493. Stay well, stay safe, stay home.

Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street, Picton
Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop is open Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm. Closed Saturday. Donations of good used items are accepted anytime the shop is open ***new*** appointments are not necessary.

 

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 613-476-7493 for more information.

Seniors’ Support TV Show
Watch “Seniors’ Support” on YourTV. All episodes have interesting guests on topics seniors care about. This show is co-produced by the Executive Directors of Prince Edward Community Care and Community Care for South Hastings. Check your local YourTV cable listings for when it will be shown.

Ontario Energy Support Program
Do you struggle with your hydro bill? The Ontario Energy Support Program (OESP) is a program that can provide help for eligible low-income seniors. An eligible household ($28,000 or less for one person or $28,001 – $39,000 for a two person household) can receive between $35-$75 monthly credits on their hydro bill. Staff at Prince Edward Community Care can answer questions for seniors 60+ and help submit the OESP application. Seniors who have received Renewal and Information letters from OESP, can arrange for Community Care staff to help facilitate this renewal process. Please call 613-476-7493 or go to www.OntarioElectricitySupport.ca for more information.

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 or for buying goods at the Thrift Shop. Call the office at 613-476-7493.

Delivery to the door of nutritious frozen meals for seniors
This program is for all seniors 60+. 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 60+ who live anywhere in Prince Edward County. For information on or to refer someone, call 613-476-7493.

Volunteers Needed at Thrift Shop
Prince Edward Community Care needs volunteers to help in the Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton. If you have 3 hours per week (10am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm) then give Community Care a call. No experience is necessary. A full orientation is offered. There are always experienced volunteers on site. All required COVID-19 safety measures are in place. Anyone wishing to work on the cash desk or to sort and price is welcome. New volunteers are being interviewed, screened and oriented during the lockdown as this is done on the phone and online. To volunteer call 613-476-7493.

Hot Meals on Wheels – available five days/week
This program has been operating in Prince Edward County for over 40 years and is open to any senior 60+ who needs support. Delivery to the door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal. Now available 5 days/week in Wellington and Picton and 3 days a week everywhere else in Prince Edward County. Receiving a hot meal at the door means seniors have regular contact with a volunteer to help them stay safe and well in their own home. Physical distancing protocols are in place. All meals are prepared in fully inspected kitchens by professional food service staff. Call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 for info on this & other services. Call 613-476-7493.

Help around the home for seniors – Home Maintenance
Seniors who need help with outside work can call Prince Edward Community Care. The agency has carefully screened workers at reasonable rates. Help is available for outdoor work. Strict COVID-19 safety protocols are in place. For information on this service call the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493.

Telephone Reassurance Program
Prince Edward Community Care has supportive volunteers that can offer companionship, encouragement and warm friendly conversation to seniors to just chat, to help with the uncertainty of the pandemic, provide reassurance, and to help keep people safe. A regular phone call can go a long way to maintaining independence. To participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Rural 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.

Friendly Visiting Volunteers
Prince Edward Community Care for seniors is looking for volunteers to visit seniors. During the pandemic visits are on the telephone. To volunteer call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteer opportunities available now: help out at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop for 3 hours a week; volunteer visitors; people to deliver Meals on Wheels, especially in Wellington; reception desk volunteers in Picton. Flexible scheduling. All pandemic protocols in place. Call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation about volunteering.

Support Prince Edward Community Care
Your monetary donation will help seniors in The County live at home. Contact Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 or email at info@communitycareforseniors.org or www.communitycareforseniors.org Online donations can be made on the website.

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