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.
JUNE 2019 COUNTY SENIORS CENTRE EVENTS
A free ride to County Seniors Centre Events
Members of the County Seniors Centre can request free transportation 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. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Modern Travels in an Ancient Land – June 5th, 2019 – Sophiasburgh Town Hall
Egyptophile Mark Trumpour has been the lead researcher for the project “In Search of Ancient Egypt in Canada” with the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities. Mark has presented and published widely on topics related to ancient Egypt, with more in process. Enjoy a free two hour presentation as Mark takes you on an illustrated tour of Egypt, from Alexandria to Abu Simbel on Friday, June 5th from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Sophiasburgh Town Hall, 2771 County Road 5, Demorestville. Refreshments will be provided. Course descriptions will be available for future Ancient Egyptian courses if interest shown. Seniors 60+ are asked to contact the County Seniors Centre to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org.
Mobility Workshop & Medical Scooter RODEO – June 6th – Prince Edward Community Centre, Rotary Hall
The Prince Edward County Community Safety & Wellbeing Committee is hosting an educational and FUN afternoon in the Rotary Hall at the Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main Street on Thursday, June 6th at 1:00pm. There will be vendors showing off the latest in mobility aids such as canes, walkers, scooters, and much more. Come at 1:00pm to visit the exhibitors; presentations start at 1:30pm; followed by a medical scooter demonstration by the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Paramedic Services, the Detachment Commander of the OPP and Mayor Ferguson. Medical scooters will be available to try out and participants can bring their own and run the scooter course. This Mobility Scooter Rodeo is free for all and refreshments will be available. Free transportation. Call Community Care for Seniors at 613-476-7493 for more information or email email@example.com www.communitycareforseniors.org
Fitness 4 Seniors – Starts June 7th, 2019 – Wellington Town Hall (10 weeks)
Fitness 4 Seniors is a gentle fit class with a focus on flexibility, range of motion and body strength. This class will be led by certified fitness instructor Tracy Powers on Fridays from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Wellington Town Hall. The sessions will focus on flexibility, range of motion, and body strength. All fitness levels are welcome. Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early. A membership is required to join the fitness class. The cost is $40.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Stroke Support Group – Starts June 7th, 2019 – Prince Edward Community Care Offices
Community Care for South Hastings (Belleville) will offer a monthly peer support group led by a trained facilitator, specializing in stroke support in Picton. It will be held at The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offices located at 74A King Street in Picton. This will connect 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 will meet the first Friday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30am for the next 6 months. Call Community Care for South Hastings at 613-969-0130 for more information and to register.
Pallet Canadian Flag Sign – June 13th, 2019 – Athol Town Hall
Be ready for Canada Day! Create a unique 3-foot by 18-inch wooden Canada Flag with Nicki Gallagher from Beautifully Reclaimed. These flags can be used to decorate indoor or outdoor year round. They make a beautiful gift. Class runs from 10:00 to 11:30 am at Athol Town Hall (1685 County Road 10, Cherry Valley). All materials included, cost is $40.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Contact the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org.
Crokinole Social - June 14th, 2019 – Ameliasburgh Town Hall
This morning event is free and open for seniors 60+ who enjoy a little fun competition and conversation. There is something wonderfully Canadian about this simple board game. It came out of rural Canada around the time of Confederation – the World Championship is held each year in Tavistock, ON – which would give it an earlier claim on the national psyche than hockey! Crokinole is easy to learn. This lively game can be played individually or on teams. This event is on Friday, June 14th from 9:15 to 10:45am. Refreshments included. County Seniors Centre members are encouraged to bring friends to play and enjoy the benefits of becoming a member of the county Seniors Centre. For more information and to register call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Wood/Bark Carving Presentation – June 20th, 2019 – North Marysburgh Town Hall
This presentation by Lisa Thompson of the Quinte Wood Carvers Association will have an Interactive Display. This will be a beginner level introduction to the world of wood and bark carving mediums. Basic instructions on techniques and use of tools. If interest shown a 6 week Bark Carving course will be offered. This presentation will begin at 11:00am at the North Marysburgh Town Hall, 2699 Prince Edward County Road 8. This event is free and open to all seniors 60+. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Blood Pressure Clinic – June 20th, 2019 – Athol Town Hall
The Prince Edward Family Health Team will offer a free blood pressure clinic on Thursday, June 20th at Athol Town Hall (1685 County Road 10, Cherry Valley). High blood pressure is a dangerous condition in adults that is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Blood Pressure Clinics enable you to have your blood pressure checked by a professional nurse. This drop in clinic will start at 9:00 and end at 11:00am. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Ticks & Lyme Disease – June 25th, 2019 – Hillier Town Hall
A rise in ticks across the country means a rise in the risk of contracting Lyme disease. Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Public Health will offer a presentation and information session on the prevalence of ticks, how to avoid attracting them, what to do if bitten, Lyme disease symptoms and much more. This informative presentation will take place Tuesday, June 25th at Hillier Town Hall (18560 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier) at 9:30am. Refreshments will be provided. This session is free and open to all. Space is limited. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Open House to celebrate Seniors’ Month in Ontario
Prince Edward Community Care will host an Open House on Wednesday, June 26th from 1-3pm for people to drop in and find out about services and volunteer opportunities. Get your copy of the 101 page Information for Seniors Directory. Learn about upcoming events and activities with the County Seniors Centre. The coffee will be on and the staff will be ready to answer questions. Call 613-476-7493 for more information.
Chair Exercise – Starts June 27th, 2019 (10 weeks) – Picton Town Hall
This gentle exercise class for seniors 60+ is designed to help improve mobility, flexibility, and strengthen muscles. Certified instructor Penny McRae leads this 10 week exercise class on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street starting on Thursday, June 27th. A membership is required to join the fitness class. The cost is $40.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Christmas in July Craft – July 10th, 2019 – Picton Town Hall
This fun, simple and rustic Christmas Twiggy Star Craft is not just for Christmas! These can be used for decoration year round, and can be made larger to create a rustic wall star to decorate indoors or out. The craft begins at 1:00 pm. following the Annual Christmas in July Seniors Luncheon ($10.00 per person for those interested in attending). Attend the lunch or craft or both! Enjoyable and social afternoon gathering. Light refreshments will be available during the craft. Members free, non-members $5.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Contact the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org.
Hearing Help Classes – Waiting List – Dates To Be Confirmed
The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, in partnership with The Canadian Hearing Society, will offer a series of Hearing Help Classes. The classes are designed for the hard of hearing person who is experiencing difficulty 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 waiting list. 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
Coming in July from the County Seniors Centre
Member and Non-member fees will apply for all programs beginning July 1st, 2019. The County Seniors Centre is operated by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. Community Care receives 50% of the required funding for the County Seniors Centre from the Province of Ontario, 20% from the municipality with 30% being raised through membership fees, program fees, and fundraising. The member/non member fees will vary depending on the costs required to run programs. For more information call 613-476-7493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors Information and Active Living Fair – October 24th – Wellington & District Community Centre
The County Seniors Centre is hosting the second annual Seniors Information and Active Living Fair. This free event is designed to promote active healthy living, social engagement, partnerships, independence, learning, and reduce social isolation, for seniors, their families and caregivers. The Fair will enhance accessibility and awareness of programs and services available in the area. There will be 50+ “vendors” from the community showcasing the services they offer, as well as presentations and demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public. It starts at 10:00am with activities through to 3:00pm. Organizers recommend planning to attend for the full day. All are welcome! Door prizes, refreshments, healthy snacks and a free lunch (while supplies last) will be available. Free transportation will be provided. Call the Community Care office for more information about the fair at 613-476-7493 or email email@example.com 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 for people without email; and free transportation is available. For a membership application and a full schedule of upcoming social and recreational 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.
The County Seniors Centre is recruiting volunteers who have 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.
Indoor Walking Programs
Seniors can walk in a supervised and safe environment at either of the two indoor walking program locations offered by the County Seniors Centre. Walk indoors from the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to the Friday before Victoria Day. Participants walk Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton and at the Wellington & District Community Centre. A membership to the County Seniors Centre is required. Call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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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