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Seniors Information and Active Living Fair – Thursday, October 24th Wellington & District Community Centre

Community Care has just released the schedule of entertainment, speakers and presentations (see attached)!  Plan to spend the whole day.

The County Seniors Centre is hosting the second annual Seniors Information and Active Living Fair. See 60+ “vendors” from the community showcasing the services they offer, as well as presentations and demonstrations. This FREE event is open to the public.  It starts at 10:00am with activities through to 3:00pm. 

Organizers recommend planning to attend for the full day as presentations are scheduled every half an hour.  All are welcome! Door prizes, free refreshments, free  snacks and a free lunch (while supplies last) will be available. Free transportation for seniors.

Call the Community Care office for more information about the fair at 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org  www.communitycareforseniors.org

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. 

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

Blood Pressure Clinic – October 1st, 2019 – North Marysburgh Town Hall

The County Seniors Centre has arranged for the Prince Edward Family Health Team will offer a free blood pressure clinic on Tuesday, October 1st at North Marysburgh Town Hall located at 2699 Prince Edward County Road 8. 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 10:00 and end at 12:00pm.  Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Social Euchre – Starts October 1st, 2019 (10 weeks) – Hillier Town Hall

Social Euchre with all playing levels welcome, bring a friend.  This is a 10 week Euchre series starting on Tuesday, October 1st, from 1:30 to 3:00pm at Hillier Town Hall located at 18560 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier.  Members $5.00, non-members $10.00 for the series.  Seniors 60+ will 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

55 Alive Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course – October 3rd, 2019 – Picton

A 55-Alive safe driving course is offered by the County Seniors Centre at the Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offices on 74A King Street, Picton from 9:30 to 3:30pm.  The Canada Safety Council developed this mature driver retraining program which is designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills. The cost is $35.00 per person which includes a light lunch, workbook and refreshments.  Registration is open to all.   Call 613-476-7493 to register or for more information.  Space is limited so call today.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Chair Fitness – October 3rd, 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 10:30 to 11:15am at the Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street starting on Thursday, September 5th. 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

Mark’s Quartet – October 8th, 2019 - North Marysburgh Town Hall

Enjoy an afternoon of music and refreshment. This fun group will inspire your musical voice with old time country and familiar tunes. Music from 1:30 to 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 8th at North Marysburgh Town Hall (Prince Edward County Road 8) in Waupoos. This event is free and open to all seniors 60+.  Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Acrylic Paint Workshop – October 8th, 2019 – Bloomfield Town Hall

Explore your inner artist at a Paint Workshop with Luanne Hartman. The picture to be painted is entitled “birch trees on lake”. All supplies included for 12X16” acrylic painting, with step by step guidance. No experience needed! Limited seating so register early. Tues., Oct. 8 for 2 hours from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Bloomfield Town Hall. Prepayment required: members $35.00, non-members $45.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more info and to register call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Rhythm Dancing Lessons – October 10th, 2019 – Picton Town Hall (8 weeks)

A beginner 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 at the Picton Town Hall (2 Ross Street, Picton) begins on Thursday, October 10th from 3:00 to 4:00pm. 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. Open to County Senior Centre members only, 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

Indoor Escorted Walking Programs – start date is Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

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 mornings at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton and on the rubberized track at the Wellington & District Community Centre. A membership to the County Seniors Centre is required. The program is free.  Call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Intermediate Watercolour Painting Workshop – Starts October 15th, 2019 (4 weeks) – Wellington Town Hall

Artist instructor Luanne Hartman will take you to the next level of painting. Participants require some basic knowledge and experience for this intermediate level of watercolour painting.  This series will run for 4 consecutive weeks with 2 hour classes starting Tuesday, October 15th from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Wellington Town Hall located at 246 Wellington Main Street.  Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early. County Senior Centre members $100.00, non-member fee $125.00.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  Contact the County Seniors Centre to register at 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.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. See 50+ “vendors” from the community showcasing the services they offer, as well as presentations and demonstrations. This FREE event is open to the public.  It starts at 10:00am with activities through to 3:00pm.  Organizers recommend planning to attend for the full day as presentations are scheduled every half an hour.  All are welcome! Free door prizes, free refreshments, free snacks and a free lunch (while supplies last) will be available. Free transportation for seniors. Call the Community Care office for more information about the fair at 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org  www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Hearing Help Clinic – October 31st, 2019 –  Athol 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 Athol Town Hall located at 1685 County Road 10, Cherry Valley on Thursday, October 31st. 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 free 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 info@chs.ca.

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 County Seniors Centre 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 Wellington 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

Theatre Workshop – 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

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 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 Bloomfield 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 info@chs.ca.

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 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

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.

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.

Volunteers

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 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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Click on the attached document below for more fitness activities available for seniors in Prince Edward County.

Physical Activity for Older Adults of All Abilities