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.
Importance of Blood Pressure on Heart Health - Presentation & Blood Pressure Clinic – November 6th – Picton Town Hall
The County Seniors Centre has made arrangements for the Prince Edward Family Health Team to hold a free presentation on the Importance of Blood Pressure on Heart Health followed by a blood pressure clinic on Wednesday, November 6th at the Picton Town Hall located at 2 Ross Street in Picton starting at 12:30pm. 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 1:00 and end at 3:00pm. This talk and clinic will follow the Seniors Lunch & Learn being held at noon; cost for the lunch is $10.00. Call to register for the lunch by noon November 5th. Attend the lunch, the talk, the BP Clinic or all three. Call the Community Care for Seniors for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Turning Seniors Voices into Action to End Elder Abuse – November 12th, 2019 – Wellington Town Hall
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 Tuesday November 12, from 1:30 to 4:00pm at the Wellington Town Hall located at 246 Main 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
Introduction to the World of Theatre – November 13th, 2019 – North Marysburgh Town Hall
Curious about acting? Enjoy a theatre workshop with Lynn Fennell, founder of the Prince Edward Community Theatre. Born and raised in Picton, Lynn has performed in musical and dramatic theatre throughout the area since the late 1980’s. He will provide a brief history of local theatre in the County followed by an interactive script reading. This informative presentation will interest theatre lovers, prospective volunteers and actors and will start at 1:30pm for about an hour at North Marysburgh Town Hall (Prince Edward County Road 8) in Waupoos. This presentation is open and free for all 60+. Refreshments will be provided. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Meet a Beekeeper – November 19th, 2019 – Athol Town Hall
Bees voted to be the most important living beings on earth! Elis Ziegler, County beekeeper and member of the Quinte Beekeeper’s Association, will talk about the bee life cycle, beekeeping as a hobby, products which come from beekeeping plus sample some honey. All 60+ are welcome, bring your questions, refreshments will be provided. This free presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 2:00 to 3:00pm at Athol Town Hall located at 1685 County Road 10 in Cherry Valley. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforsenors.org
Christmas Cards & Gift Wrapping Social – November 21st, 2019 – Ameliasburgh Town Hall
Addressing Christmas cards and wrapping gifts becoming a chore? Bring your envelopes, gifts, wrapping paper and ribbons and volunteers will provide assistance. Get your wrapping and mailing ready and enjoy some Christmas cheer. All 60+ are welcome at no charge, refreshments will be provided. This free Christmas preparation day will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 9:30 to 10:30am at Ameliasburgh Town Hall located at 13 Coleman Street in the village of Ameliasburgh. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforsenors.org
Falls Prevention Presentation – November 27th, 2019 – Milford Town Hall
Bernadette Hymus, a registered nurse from Hastings & Prince Edward Public Health, will present information regarding falls prevention and how to stay on your feet! Includes ways to prevent falls with proper nutrition and exercise and much more. This free presentation takes place at Milford Town Hall located at 3076 County Road 10, South Milford on Wednesday, November 27 starting at 12:30pm. This will follow the Seniors Lunch & Learn being held at noon, cost for the lunch is $10.00, to register for the lunch call before noon Tuesday, November 26. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register for the presentation and/or lunch at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Hearing Help Clinic – November 28th, 2019 – Bloomfield Town Hall
The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is holding a free Hearing Help Clinic in partnership with Prince Edward Community Care. There will be a clinic at Bloomfield Town Hall located at 289 Main Street, Bloomfield on Thursday, November 28th. This is your chance to have a Hearing Care Counsellor provide a hearing screening, answer your questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, provide tips for hearing aid maintenance and demonstrate technical devices. Call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493 to schedule your half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor, appointments start at 10:30 am. For more information about hearing help services available for seniors, call the Canadian Hearing Society office at 1-866-518-0000 ext. 4292 or email email@example.com.
Scrapbooking Social – December 4th, 2019 – Hillier Town Hall
Whether a novice scrap booker searching for an easy way to begin the first album or an experienced crafter looking for a new challenge, Joanne Cope will offer tips, techniques, and ideas to help you create layouts that are guaranteed to become treasured family keepsakes. Christmas is coming and Joanne will guide you to collect the right family keepsakes to start memorable Christmas ideas for next year. Share this craft activity with your children and grandchildren. If interest shown a regular weekly “Scrapbook Club” in Hillier will follow in the New Year. This free presentation is open to all 60+ seniors. Refreshments will be served. To register and for more information call the County Seniors Centre 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. 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 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
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 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. Get active, make friends, be well.
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.
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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