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Online Active Living Fair, Holiday Social and meal among December calendar for seniors

This is the last month for the Prince Edward Community Care 2022 Seniors’ Active Living Fair – a virtual event taking place online using ‘Zoom’ webinars.

All seniors 60+ are welcome to attend. Local businesses and organizations are presenting one hour ‘Zoom’ webinars every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. All seniors who participate will receive a free “Swag Bag” from Community Care and the presenters filled with great stuff including pamphlets, treats and information flyers. “One participant at each event will win a door prize.

December Zoom webinar topics include “Keeping Our Community on the Move” with Shelly Ackers; “Why Brain Health is so Important” with Jennifer Loner; “Foot Care, Meal Programs and rides to help seniors live at home” with Co-ordinators from Community Care; “Fraud Awareness, Current Scams and Safe Winter Driving” with Constable Aaron Miller; “20 Questions, A chance to ask anything you might want to know more about from your local OPP” with Staff Sgt. John Hatch, Detachment Commander. Closed captioning is available for these webinar events. For a complete schedule of presentations and to register see the Activity Calendar at www.communitycareforseniors.org or call 613-476-7493 for more information. Get active, make friends, be well!

Active Living Programs for  seniors 60+ are available five days per week
Prince Edward Community Care is slowly and safely reintroducing in-person activities. Also on offer are more than 50 online events (in addition to the Seniors’ Virtual Active Living Fair events) each month. Online Zoom fitness and arts classes along with socials are held Monday to Friday.  Call 613-476-7493, check the activity calendar at www.communitycareforseniors.org or email info@communitycareforseniors.org

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.

Online Holiday Social event for seniors
Prince Edward Community Care has announced that they will be holding an online “holiday social” event for seniors 60+. The details are still being confirmed and the plan is to include a Christmas craft and holiday music, too. All seniors 60+ are invited to register for this safe and fun event by calling Community Care at 613-476-7493 by Dec. 16th or emailing info@communitycareforseniors.org

Christmas meal with all the trimmings – take out on Thursday, Dec. 22nd
Prince Edward Community Care is pleased that the December curbside meal is a scrumptious turkey dinner with all the trimmings prepared by Chef Bill Grieve of Wheelhouse and Occasions Catering. Seniors will enjoy homemade soup, roasted turkey with stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce, bread, and pumpkin pie for dessert. The cost is $18/meal and seniors 60+ can order by calling the Community Care office at 613-476-7493. All meals must be paid in advance. Meals will be packaged hot and ready to be picked up on Thursday, Dec. 22nd at The View Restaurant, Picton Golf Course, 734 County Road 49, Picton. Only those who pre-order and pay will be served. To order, or for more information, call 613-476-7493. Orders will be taken until 4:30pm on Monday, Dec. 19th

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 info@communitycareforseniors.org

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.

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.

Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street accepting donations
The Thrift Shop accepts donations during regular hours of Mondays 1-4 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. Pandemic protocols are in place for the safety of all. 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!

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. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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 info@communitycareforseniors.org

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 www.OntarioElectricitySupport.ca 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 info@communitycareforseniors.org or www.communitycareforseniors.org 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. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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. www.communitycreforseniors.org

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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