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Lifelines, learning, aging and provincial news among June events for seniors

Active Living Programs for June for seniors 60+ are available five days/week as Prince Edward Community Care is slowly and safely reintroducing in-person activities. Also on offer is more than 50 online events each month for seniors 60+. Online Zoom fitness and arts classes along with socials are held Monday to Friday. Visit the community care for seniors website for details.

In June, the Zoom webinar topics include “Personal Alarm Solutions & Medication Dispenser” with Marilyn Carson from Lifeline; “Online Learning has never been so easy” with Tiffany Crowe from Contact North; “A Provincial Issues Update” with Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith; “Chiropractic and Aging” with Dr. Brogan Courtney, Chiropractor; and “Virtual Bingo” with Community Care staff. Get active, make friends, be well. For more info or to participate, call Community Care at 613-476-7493; email or call 613-476-7493 for more information. Get active, make friends, be well!


Thrift Shop Open House to Celebrate Seniors’ Month in Ontario – June 12th in Picton
Drop by Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Picton Main Street on Monday, June 12th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm to discover the many volunteering opportunities available.  Meet volunteers and enjoy a tour of the shop.  Celebrate Seniors’ Month in Ontario.  All money raised at the Thrift Shop stays in the community to help seniors live at home.  Free refreshments will be provided.  For more information call Community Care for Seniors at 613-476-7493.

Tag Day on Friday, June 23,
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 live at home. Please give generously. To volunteer as a tagger for 2 hours please call 613-476-7493.

Special Event for Seniors’ Month – webinar with MPP Todd Smith
To celebrate Seniors’ Month in Ontario Prince Edward Community Care has invited Bay of Quinte MPP, Minister Todd Smith, to speak at a webinar on “provincial issues of interest to seniors” on Friday, June 23 at 10am.  All are welcome to register for this webinar by calling Community Care at 613-476-7493.
Todd Smith was born and raised in Riverview, N.B., he has lived in the Belleville area since the early 1990s. A graduate of Loyalist College, he embarked on a 16-year career in radio news broadcasting. In 2011, Smith was nominated to run as the Progressive Conservative candidate provincially.  In June 2018, Smith was elected in the new Bay of Quinte riding as part of a Progressive Conservative majority government. He has been the Ontario Minister of Energy since June 18, 2021.

Curbside pickup meal for seniors on June 29th, 2023 – pick up in Demorestville
Prince Edward Community Care holds monthly curbside pick-up of meals. The June event is on Thursday, June 29th. Chef Bill Grieve of Wheelhouse and Occasions Catering is preparing a scrumptious meal of homemade soup, a roll, chicken breast stuffed with brie and cranberry, potatoes, vegetables, and fruit pie for dessert. The cost is $18.00/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 at Sophiasburgh Town Hall, 2771 County Road 5, Demorestville. Only those who preorder and pay will be served. To order, or for more information, call 613-476-7493. Orders will be taken until Monday, June 26th.

Volunteers needed to deliver Meals on Wheels in Athol and Milford
If you have three hours/week to spare this might be the right volunteer task for you to take on. Hot meals are picked up in Picton at 11:30am and delivered to seniors on a specified route. If you can help please call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 to start the conversation.

Community Care’s Active Living Programs – get your membership today
The Active Living Programs (ALP) are offered by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. Through this initiative Community Care offers fitness, social and recreational activities both online and close to where seniors live. Membership in ALP is available to seniors 60+ for $25.00/year/person. Membership benefits include: full access to all programs and events (some programs may have additional fees); meet new friends; discover a new hobby, skill or talent; receive monthly updates of programs via email or a phone call for people without email. For a membership application and a full schedule of upcoming social and recreational programming see the special page on the website at , like the Facebook page, or call 613-476-7493.

Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street accepting donations
The Thrift Shop accepts donations during regular hours of Mondays 1-4pm and Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Shoppers will find a full line of clothing for the whole family including shoes and accessories as well as furniture, housewares, dishes, books, sports equipment, linens, toys and much more. For updates and sales check Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop Facebook page. Visit 153 Main Street in Picton regularly as new stock goes on the shelves on a daily basis. Shop, donate, volunteer

Home Workers Needed
Prince Edward Community Care is looking for people to do inside and outside work for seniors for reasonable rates. Home workers choose where you’ll work in Prince Edward County, set your own hours and make connections doing satisfying work. All pandemic protocols in place. For more information call 613-476-7493

Seniors … borrow a tablet to get involved with online programming
Prince Edward Community Care and the PEC Library partner to make tablets available for seniors to participate in online programming. Training and support for seniors is provided by Libraries of PEC. For info or to borrow a tablet from the library call Community Care at 613-476-7493 or contact the Picton Library at 613-476-5962.

Volunteers Needed at Thrift Shop – particularly for Saturdays
Prince Edward Community Care needs volunteers to help in the Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton. If you have three hours per week (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) then give Community Care a call.  No experience is necessary.  A full orientation is offered.  There are always experienced volunteers on site.  All pandemic safety measures are in place. Anyone wishing to work on the cash desk or to sort and price is welcome.  To start the conversation about becoming a volunteer call 613-476-7493.

Foot Care Clinics accepting new clients
Prince Edward Community Care operates Foot Care Clinics in Picton, Wellington and the newly re-opened Rossmore location. Infection control 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 medical appointments
Prince Edward Community Care offers an escorted transportation program that helps to maximize the independence of seniors with friendly volunteer drivers who closely follow all pandemic safety protocols to keep everyone safe.  This program provides rides for seniors 60+ to medical appointments wherever they need to go including local or to destinations further away.  Rides for essential shopping are also provided.  The fee is reasonable for the clients and is based on .50/km.  The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the appointment.  Volunteer drivers are needed with a particular focus on providing local rides for seniors in Picton.  Volunteers are contacted 2-3 days in advance of a drive as same-day drives are not provided.  Call 613-476-7493 to start the conversation about volunteering.

Groceries, medicines, & library books can be delivered
For seniors 60+ who have an assessed need, Community Care volunteers will pick up and deliver groceries, medicines, library books and other essentials. To arrange for an intake with a staff member call Prince Edward Community Care 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 difficult. These frozen meals are low sodium, high quality and tasty. They can be heated in a microwave or conventional oven. Prince Edward Community Care offers frozen meals to seniors 60+ who live anywhere in Prince Edward County. For information or to refer someone, 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 up to five days/week anywhere in Prince Edward County. Receiving a hot meal at the door means seniors have a regular check-in to help them stay safe and well in their own home. All pandemic safety protocols are in place. 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 such as fall clean up, and snow shovelling. Pandemic 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.

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

Thrift Shop Gift Certificates
Purchase gift certificates in $5 denomination to be used at Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street in Picton. Get the gift certificates by calling the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 or email

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.

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 for more information.

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 or Online donations can be made on the website.

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.

House cleaning for seniors
Seniors who need help with laundry, meal preparation, and light cleaning can arrange for carefully screened workers to come to the home for a reasonable fee. All pandemic safety protocols are in place. 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.

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



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