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Helping seniors stay at home with a little help from friends

At the presentation of the $1,500 donation are Mike Slatter, Service Officer and liaison between Branch 78 and Community Care, John A. Jackson, Chair of the Board for Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors with “Rusty” Harrison, Poppy Chairman for Branch 78.

In its 35th year of operation, Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is also celebrating 32 years of delivering Meals on Wheels in the County.  The endeavour requires help from friends.
Branch 78 Royal Canadian Legion Picton has helped attend to the needs of seniors living in this community since the beginning and this week, Mike Slatter, Branch 78 and Zone Officer and Member of the Poppy Committee; and Rusty Harrison, Poppy Chairman for Branch 78 presented $1,500 from the Poppy Fund.

“We are very grateful for the long-standing support of the Poppy Fund of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 78 in Picton,” said John A. Jackson, president of the Community Care for Seniors Association.

Slatter noted the Legion also operates an extensive loan cupboard of assistive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and bath aids. For information call Legion Branch 78 at 613-476-3648.

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association began delivering Meals on Wheels in 1980.   The agency also offers services such as transportation to medical appointments, noon-time dinners for seniors, foot care, help with forms, respite, home maintenance, rural route reassurance and telephone reassurance programs.  The agency is partly funded by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care through the Local Health Integration Network and supported by donations and community fundraising efforts, such as Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 281 Main Street.

For more information call Community Care at 613-476-7493 or

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  1. Gil says:

    Continued Support from Picton Branch #78 Royal Canadian Legion.We are here for the Veterans, their families and the Community.
    Please Support your Legion.

    A Food Bank Donation Barrel is in service at Br.78 for any contributions.They need HELP today!!
    Thank You.

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