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Programs and services for seniors continue online/by phone

Prince Edward Community Care’s 2021 Seniors Active Living programs for January continue online using Zoom webinars and all seniors 60+ are welcome to attend free of charge. The other option is to call in and participate on a phone (no computer required for this).

Online Zoom Classes & “Socials for Seniors” are held Monday to Friday. Join in at 10:30 a.m. for fitness classes, and in the afternoons at 2 p.m. for arts & socials.

January Zoom Webinar topics include a four-week “Bird Identification Course” with Naturalist,
Terry Sprague; the start of a 12-week “Falls Prevention Program” with Skye Schwieg, Registered
Kinesiologist for VON; “Seniors and Financial Fraud & Scams” with Danielle Holbrough, Lawyer at
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre. Get active, make friends, be well.

For a complete schedule of presentations or more information about programs and services visit www.communitycareforseniors.org or call 613-476-7493 for more information.

Curbside pick up meal for seniors on Jan. 20, 2022
Prince Edward Community Care continues the monthly curbside pick-up of meals on Jan. 20, 2022. Chef Bill Grieve of Wheelhouse and Occasions catering is preparing a scrumptious meal of homemade
soup, chicken and biscuits, potatoes, hot vegetable and apple pie for dessert. The cost is $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 at The View Restaurant at the Picton Golf Club. Only those who preorder and pay will be served. To order, or for more information, call 613-476-7493. Orders will be taken until Jan. 17th, 2022.

Open by appointment only – Community Care office at 74A King Street, Picton
During this upsurge in the COVID-19 numbers, the Community Care office building is open by appointment only. Staff are working in home offices until at least Feb. 1, 2022. Most programs and services are operating. For information on the status of services, to volunteer, to become a client of the agency, or for general questions, call 613-476-7493 and leave a detailed message. Information is also available on the agency Facebook page, Twitter feed, website at www.communitycareforseniors.org or by emailing info@communitycareforseniors.org

Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street
For the safety of volunteers, customers and donors, Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in
Picton is CLOSED until further notice. Donations are not being accepted at this time.

Groceries, medicines, & library books can be delivered
Community Care offers free pick up & delivery of groceries, medicines, library books and other
essentials. This free delivery program is available to all seniors 60+. To make arrangements call Prince
Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Seniors, borrow a tablet to get involved with online programming
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.

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.

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. Entrée is $6.00 and soup or dessert is $2.00 each. For information on 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 5 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. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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 COVID-19 safety protocols are in place. Contact the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 for more information.

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.

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.

 

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