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Support for seniors includes meals, rides, deliveries and zoom classes

Support for seniors continues in Prince Edward County through the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors. Executive director Debbie MacDonald Moynes is also available to your group for as a virtual guest speaker. For more information, leave a detailed message at 613-476-7493 or visit www.communitycareforseniors.org

FREE Rides to Vaccination Clinics for seniors 60+
Prince Edward Community Care offers free rides for seniors 60+ to vaccination clinics. All pandemic protocols are in place. The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the clinic. Call 613-476-7493.

Take out meal on Nov. 25
Prince Edward Community Care continues the monthly curbside pick-up of meals on Thursday, November 25. Chef Bill Grieve of Wheelhouse and Occasions catering is preparing homemade soup, roast beef with horseradish, potatoes, vegetable, roll and lemon cake 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 Nov. 22, 2021.

Active Living Programs for seniors 60+ are available five days/week
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 2:00pm for arts & socials. See the Community Care website for the program calendar. Seniors without a computer can join online Zoom webinars via the telephone!

November “Coffee & Conversation”
Friday mornings from 11:30am-noon. All are welcome to join this informal conversation. Get active, make friends, be well. For more information or to participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493, email info@communitycareforseniors.org or check the calendar on the Community Care website at www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors – your 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.

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.

Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton
The Thrift Shop is open and acceptiong 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. Strict COVID-19 porotocols are in place for the safety of all. 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. Shop, donate, volunteer!

Rides to Vaccination Clinics, medical appointments, & essential shopping for seniors 60+
Prince Edward Community Care offers an escorted transportation program that can maximize your independence with friendly volunteer drivers who closely follow all pandemic safety protocols to keep you safe. This program provides rides for seniors 60+ to medical appointments wherever you need to go and for essential shopping as well. The fee is reasonable and based on .40/km. The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the appointment. Rides to vaccination clinics are free as Community Care has received funding to cover the fee. Call 613-476-7493 for info and to book a ride.

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

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. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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 5 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Volunteer opportunities available now: help out at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop for 3 hours a week; volunteers to visit seniors; 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.

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