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Seniors invited to ‘Zoom’ in, chat and learn – October

Prince Edward Community Care offers free events for seniors 60+ both online and by telephone and a multitude of services.

Prince Edward Community Care offers over 50 free events each month for seniors 60+ both online and by telephone with a $25 annual membership. Online Zoom Classes & “Socials for Seniors” are held Monday to Friday. Join in at 10:30am for fitness classes, and in the afternoons at 2 pm for arts & socials.  Seniors without a computer can join online Zoom webinars via the telephone!

For more information or to participate in the events and services listed below, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493, email info@communitycareforseniors.org or the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT — The 2021 Seniors Active Living Fair is Virtual (or by telephone) and is free of charge!
Prince Edward Community Care has announced that the 2021 Seniors Active Living Fair  continues in October, and November and all seniors 60+ are welcome to attend free of charge. Local businesses and organizations will be presenting one hour Zoom Webinars every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-2pm. All seniors who participate will receive a free “Swag Bag” from Community Care and the presenters filled with great stuff and also including pamphlets and information flyers. “Door Prizes” will be drawn at each webinar and one of the participants will win. Those who don’t do zoom can receive support to get online.  Those who don’t have a computer can borrow a tablet (including wifi) from the Library.  The other option is to call in and participate on the phone (no computer required for this).

October Zoom Webinar topics include “Stroke Awareness: Do you Know What you NEED to Know About Stroke” with Lorraine Pyle, Stroke Corrdinator for Hastings & Prince Edward Counties; “Fire Safety” with Michael Branscombe, Fire Prevention Officer for Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue; “Lifeline Emergency Response Solutions & Resources” with Marilyn Carson, Lifeline Community Representative for Lifeline Canada; “Transportation Services for Seniors” with Shelly Ackers, Executive Director for Quinte Access Transportation; “Library and Archive Services” with Liz Zylstra, Collection, Outreach and Programs Coordinator for County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives; “Downsizing: Where to Start and How to Plan” with Barry Gordon, Broker for Gordon’s Downsizing and Estate Services Ltd Brokerage; “Fraud Awareness” with Aaron Miller, Community Safety Officer with Ontario Provincial Police; “Hearing Care is Health Care” with Nicole Iasenza, Hearing Intrument Speacialist for Hitchons Hearing Center. For a complete schedule of presentations www.communitycareforseniors.org or call 613-476-7493 for more information.

 

Free rides to vaccination clinics or medical appointments for seniors 60+
Prince Edward Community Care offers an escorted transportation program that can maximize your independence with friendly volunteer drivers who will closely follow all pandemic safety protocols to keep you safe. This program will provide rides for seniors 60+ to vaccination appointments, medical appointments, etc. The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the appointment. The fees are reduced or waived if necessary. Call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Take out meal Thursday, Oct. 28th, Prince Edward Community Care continues the monthly curbside pick-up of meals on Thursday, the 28th of October. Chef Bill Grieve of Wheelhouse and Occasions catering is preparing homemade soup, roast turkey with stuffing, potatoes, vegetable and a roll. Pumpkin pie is for dessert. The cost is only $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, Monday, Oct. 25 2021.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors – your groceries and medicines can be delivered to you for free – 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. Stay well, stay safe, stay home. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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. Stay well, stay safe, stay home. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton
The Thrift Shop is open with strict COVID-19 porotocols in place. Donations are received during regular hours of Mondays 1-4pm and Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Shoppers will find a full line of summer clothing for the whole family including shoes and accessories. For updates check Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Thrift Shop Facebook page. Visit 153 Main Street in Picton regularly as new stock goes on the shelves on a daily basis.

Foot Care Clinics now taking new clients
Prince Edward Community Care operates Foot Care Clinics in Picton and Wellington. COVID-19 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. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

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 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.

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.

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.

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. For information on or to refer someone, call 613-476-7493.

Volunteers Needed at Thrift Shop
Prince Edward Community Care needs volunteers to help in the Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton. If you have 3 hours per week (10am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm) then give Community Care a call. No experience is necessary. A full orientation is offered. There are always experienced volunteers on site. All required COVID-19 safety measures are in place. Anyone wishing to work on the cash desk or to sort and price is welcome. New volunteers are being interviewed, screened and oriented during the lockdown as this is done on the phone and online. To volunteer 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 5 days/week in Wellington and Picton and 3 days a week everywhere else in Prince Edward County. Receiving a hot meal at the door means seniors have regular contact with a volunteer to help them stay safe and well in their own home. Physical distancing protocols are in place. All 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. Strict COVID-19 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.

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.

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.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteer opportunities available now: help out at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop for 3 hours a week; volunteer visitors; people to deliver Meals on Wheels, especially in Wellington; reception desk volunteers in Picton. Flexible scheduling. All pandemic protocols in place. Call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation about volunteering.

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.

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