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Social/Recreational Programs

Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association is very active working to creating fun and entertaining events and activities for the seniors in our community. For more info about what's happening call 613-476-7493 or check the list of events below. 

 

Fitness 4 Seniors (10 weeks) – January 6th, 2020 – Community Care Activity Room

Fitness 4 Seniors is a gentle fit class with a focus on flexibility, range of motion and body strength. This series will be led by a certified fitness instructor from Fitness Powers on Mondays at 10:30 am. All fitness levels are welcome. Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early. The cost is $40.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Drumming Circle (6 weeks) – January 6th, 2020 – Bloomfield Town Hall

Experienced facilitator Ruth Dwight will lead this Circle. Simply put, it’s a group of people, from a few to many, sitting on chairs, experiencing the spontaneous creation of music on a variety of drums and percussion instruments. Drumming can have positive effects on your health and may help with many conditions. This 6 week series is on Mondays at 1:30 pm. Free for members and non-members $5.00 (for series). This program is offered in conjunction with The Prince Edward County Public Library. Space is limited, call the County Seniors Centre to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

County Senior Centre Community Choir (10 weeks) – January 7th, 2020 – Wellington Town Hall

Love to sing and need to chase away the winter blues?  Sing the songs you love!  Musician Sam Hirst will lead a community choir that will sing favourites by request.  This 10 week choir series is on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Members $50.00, non-members $60.00 for the series.  Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Fitness 4 Seniors (10 weeks) – January 7th, 2020 – North Marysburgh Town Hall

Fitness 4 Seniors is a gentle fit class with a focus on flexibility, range of motion and body strength. This series will be led by a certified fitness instructor from Fitness Powers on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. All fitness levels are welcome. Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early. The cost is $40.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Rhythm Dancing Lessons (8 weeks) – January 8th, 2020 – Picton Town Hall

A class in social dancing for women and men, singles and couples with various rhythms from hot Latin to cool rock. Learn the essential elements that make dancing easy. This 8 week series is on Wednesdays, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Nancy will introduce you to popular social dances like rumba, swing, salsa, merengue, bachata, and more, through the essential elements of dance. This form of dancing is weight-bearing but low-impact. Dance improves posture, balance, endurance and flexibility while combatting stress and boosting the immune system. Dance is, quite simply, good for life. Participants must be able to walk unaided. Cost for 8 lessons is only $30.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Chair Fitness (10 weeks) – January 9th, 2020 – Picton Town Hall

This gentle exercise class is designed to help improve mobility, flexibility, and strengthen muscles. Certified instructor from Fitness Powers leads this 10 week exercise series on Thursdays at 10:30 am. The cost is $40.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Chair Piloga (10 weeks) – January 10th, 2020 – Athol Town Hall 

Piloga…embrace something new. Yoga can be modified to be safe and comfortable for anyone. Piloga is the combination of Pilates and Yoga designed to build strength and tone muscles while improving flexibility and fostering mind and body harmony. Gentle movements will stretch the entire body and leave it feeling rested and restored. A certified fitness instructor from Fitness Powers leads this 10 week series on Fridays at 10:30 am. The cost for this 10 week program is $40.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Turning Seniors Voices into Action to End Elder Abuse – January 16th, 2020 – Wellington & District Community Centre

Join the conversation to end elder abuse. Learn about the different types of elder abuse and much more. Resources will be available. This interactive and informative presentation will be held on Thursday January 16, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Wellington & District Community Centre located at 111 Belleville Street in Wellington. The event is free and open to all seniors, caregivers and interested community members. Refreshments will be provided. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Tai Chi for Seniors (12 weeks) – Starts January 20th, 2020 - Picton

Beginner and continuation Tai Chi classes are held Monday afternoons at the office of Community Care for Seniors in Picton. Tai Chi helps seniors stay fit and flexible. Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise. It is also a weight bearing exercise which is an important component of managing osteoporosis. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi are: better balance, which lowers the risk for falls, less pain and stiffness, stress relief and increased calmness and sense of well-being. And to top it off, it also helps to improve memory. No experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome. Call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. Prepayment is required. Beginner $25.00 and Continuation $12.00. Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Alzheimer Presentation – January 22nd, 2020 – Milford Town Hall

January is Alzheimer Awareness month and Lorraine Ross of the Hastings-Prince Edward Alzheimer Society will speak about this disease and answer questions. This presentation takes place at Milford Town Hall on Wednesday, starting at 12:30 pm.  This will follow the Seniors Lunch being held at noon. Cost for the lunch is $10.00 and to register for the lunch call before noon Tuesday, November 21.  Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register for this presentation and/or lunch at 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Beginner Watercolour Painting Workshop (6 weeks) – January 24th, 2020 – Athol Town Hall

“Everyone Can Learn To Paint” says artist instructor Luanne Hartman who will introduce painting with watercolour. Complete 3 to 5 paintings to take away. This program will run for 6 weeks with 2 hour classes on Fridays starting at 1:00pm. Course fees include all supplies for this workshop. County Senior Centre members $168.00, Non-member fee $198.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Seniors – Learn How to Use Facebook – January 28th, 2020 – Sophiasburgh Town Hall

The Prince Edward County Public Library staff will explain how to safely use “Facebook” on Tuesday, January 28th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. This will be an interactive demonstration (bring your device if you have one) followed by a question and answer session. This is a great opportunity to learn how to connect with family and friends through Facebook. Refreshments will be served. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Lunch Health and Eating Well – January 31st, 2020 - Ameliasburgh Town Hall

How to stay healthy with Sarah Sandham, Registered Dietitian with the Prince Edward County Family Health Team. This hour long presentation starts at 1:30 pm. and will include information on how to eat healthy and reduce the risk of falls, unexpected weight loss, and much more. A question and answer session will follow.  Don’t miss this very informative talk.  Registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org


Social Euchre (10 weeks) – Starts February 4th, 2020 – Hillier Town Hall

Social Euchre is the game and all playing levels are welcome.  This 10 week Euchre series is on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Members $5.00, non-members $10.00 for the series.  Enjoy a social Euchre hour with refreshments! Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Protecting Yourself from Fraud – February 24th, 2020 – Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre

Frauds and scams are on the rise. Learn how to identify different types of fraud and the latest scams, actions you can take to protect yourself and what to do if you are the victim of fraud. Keynote speakers are Constable Aaron Miller, Community Safety Officer with the Ontario Provincial Police in partnership with Coreen Reynolds and Bryce Cleave representing CIBC Picton Branch. This will be followed with a question and answer session. Refreshments will be provided. This presentation runs from 1:30 to 2:30pm at the Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre located at 14 Empire Boulevard in Wellington and is free and open to all. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Hearing Help Classes

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, in partnership with The Canadian Hearing Society regularly offers a series of Hearing Help Classes.  The classes are designed for the hard of hearing person who is experiencing challenges with communicating in day-to-day situations.  Participants may bring a friend or family member at no extra cost.  The date will be set once there are 6 people on the list so call now. Members $5.00, non-members $10.00.  To register contact Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. For more information contact The Canadian Hearing Society at 613-966-8995.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

Stroke Support Group - 1st Friday of every month – Prince Edward Community Care Offices

Community Care for South Hastings (CCSH Belleville) offers a monthly peer support group in Picton led by a trained facilitator specializing in stroke support.  It is held at The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offices at 74A King Street in Picton.  This connects recent and past stroke survivors and their caregivers with others affected by this traumatic life event. Discover the latest in stroke care and the updated stroke community resource information. This group meets the first Friday of every month, 9:30-11:30am. All welcome.  Call CCSH 613-969-0130 for more info and to register.

 

A free ride to County Seniors Centre Events

Members of the County Seniors Centre are eligible for 3 free transportation rides annually to get to Seniors Centre events and activities. Programs/services are for seniors 60+.  Members need to call 613-476-7493, 2-3 business days in advance to make arrangements for a ride. To inquire about membership in the County Seniors Centre or for more information call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

County Seniors Centre – get your membership today

The County Seniors Centre is operated by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. Through this initiative Community Care offers fitness, social and recreational activities close to where seniors live.   Membership in the County Seniors Centre 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; and 3 free rides just for the asking. For a membership application and a full schedule of upcoming programming see the special page on the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org , like the Facebook page (search for County Seniors Centre), drop in at 74A King Street, Picton or call 613-476-7493.  Get active, make friends, be well.

 

Volunteers

The County Seniors Centre is recruiting volunteers who are available for a few hours a month to become involved with programming and to assist the instructors and facilitators with courses and sessions. If you can spare a few hours, call the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 and start the conversation about volunteering. www.communitycareforseniors.org.

 

New courses, sessions and events

The County Seniors Centre is taking suggestions on new courses, sessions or events. Call 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org with ideas. To keep up to date with what’s available, check the County Seniors Centre section of the Prince Edward Community Care website at www.communitycareforseniors.org

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