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Events celebrate seniors in June

CommCarebuttonSeniors Support TV Show – June 2nd
June is Seniors Month in Ontario and there’s a television show that celebrates the choice seniors make to live independently at home.  Don’t miss the next edition of the show “Seniors’ Support” only on TVCogeco at 7:30pm on Monday, June 2nd.  This show is co-produced by the Executive Directors of Prince Edward Community Care and Community Care for South Hastings and the topic for the June show is the programs and services available from these two local Community Care agencies.  If you miss the show check your local listings for when it will be shown again.

Picton Seniors Luncheon Social – June 3rd
Seniors will gather for good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Picton on Wednesday, June 3rd at 12 noon.  Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering, is preparing homemade soup, breast of chicken in mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, buttered green beans, coleslaw, bread & butter, apple pie/ fruit salad, coffee and tea for $10.00 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. If you can’t come to the hall for this meal it can be delivered to housebound seniors who live near Picton.   If you wish to have a take-out meal, please advise when you register. The price is the same for take out and eat in.

Tag Day – June 26th and 27th
Prince Edward Community Care volunteers will be stationed throughout Picton, Bloomfield, Consecon, Rossmore and Wellington to sell tags in support of programs to help seniors stay living at home.  Please give generously.  To be a tagger for 2 hours  drop by the office in The Armoury, 206 Main Street, Picton or call 613-476-7493.

Hot Meals on Wheels in Ameliasburgh
Prince Edward Community Care delivers hot Meals on Wheels to seniors in Ameliasburgh on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’re interested in the Meals on Wheels program as a client or as a Volunteer Driver, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Rossmore Foot Care Clinic
Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offers a Foot Care Clinic in Rossmore.  Professionally trained registered nurses provide foot care in a clinic setting.  The Ameliasburgh Clinic is in addition to the clinics held in Wellington and Picton. Seniors in who have trouble trimming their nails or are concerned about foot care can call Prince Edward Community Care for an appointment at 613-476-7493.

Thrift Shop Volunteer Orientation coming up in June
Prince Edward Community Care will soon be holding an orientation for new Thrift Shop volunteers.  If you can spare 3 hours a week and you love people then volunteering in Community Care’s Thrift Shop might be just the thing for you.  Work in the shop with sorting/cleaning, customer service or on the cash register.  Orientation and support is provided.  Call Community Care at 613-476-7493. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

Help around the home for seniors
If seniors need help with chores at home, either inside or out, Prince Edward Community Care has carefully screened workers at reasonable rates.  Help is available with yard work, lawn maintenance, light and heavy housework, meal preparation, and respite – both during the day and overnight.  For information on this service call the Prince Edward Community Care office located in The Armoury, 206 Main Street, Picton at 613-476-7493.

Friendly Visiting
Seniors who are isolated and need some encouragement and support, can find it through Prince Edward Community Care.  A friendly volunteer will be matched with the senior for visits in the home.  To sign up for this program, or refer someone, call Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Donate used items to Community Care’s Thrift Shop
Good used clothing and linens can be donated at 153 Main Street in Picton, Monday 1pm – 4 pm and Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. You can donate other good used household items too.  Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop helps  to reduce, recycle and enables others to reuse.   100% of the proceeds help County seniors live at home. For more information call the Thrift Shop at 613-476-1555.  To volunteer call 613-476-7493.

Delivery to your door of nutritious meals for seniors
Delivery to your door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal means daily contact with a volunteer to help you stay safe and well in your own home.  Prince Edward Community Care offers both hot and frozen meals to seniors and to clients of Hospice Prince Edward or the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County.  To apply for Meals on Wheels or to refer someone, call 613-476-7493.  Staff can make home visits to explain this and other services.

Need a Speaker for your group?
Need a speaker for your group – large or small.  Prince Edward Community Care will attend your meeting and talk about services for seniors to help them live at home.  To make arrangements call 613-476-7493 or email  More information at

Home Help/ 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 in The Armoury, 206 Main Street, Picton, or call 613-476-7493 for more information.

Seniors – need a ride to medical and other appointments?
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 out of town, this service gets you where you need to go.  The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the appointment.  Notice of 2-3 days in advance is necessary, same day trips are not available.  Call Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Tai Chi
Beginners and Continuation Tai Chi classes are held regularly at Prince Edward Community Care. 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 Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 to register. Space is limited.

Telephone Reassurance Program
Prince Edward Community Care has supportive volunteers that can offer companionship, encouragement and warm friendly conversation to seniors to help alleviate loneliness and help keep people safe.  A daily phone call can help maintain independence.  To participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Rural Route Reassurance Program
In 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 service is free, offering added safety and security to those living in the country.  To participate in this service, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Play in the Wii Bowling League
The Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Association has a bowling league. Meet new people or bring your own team of 4.  Wii is not physically demanding. Wii is a sports game developed by Nintendo. It is a video game 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 for September start.  No experience is necessary.  You just need to enjoy having fun and meeting new people.  Call Community Care today at 613-476-7493 and sign up so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Volunteer Drivers Needed
Volunteer Drivers escort seniors to medical appointments and essential shopping.  If you enjoy driving and meeting people, Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors staff want to discuss with you volunteer opportunities tailored to your availability.

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