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.
APRIL 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
Chair Exercise – Starts April 11th, 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, April 11. A membership is required to join the fitness class. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Therapeutic Touch Level 1 Workshop – (2 days) April 15th and April 17th, 2019 – Picton
Therapeutic Touch is a gentle holistic, evidence-based energy-based healing therapy. It is a consciously-directed process during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process. This is an excellent program for all health care providers, caregivers and interested individuals. This workshop is offered by the County Seniors Centre at the Community Care office (74A King Street, Picton) and taught by Alison Cooke. It is 2 full days from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with the 1st session on Monday, April 15th, and the second full-day session on Wednesday, April 17th. Registration is open to all. County Seniors Centre members $99.00, non-members $110.00. To register call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Interested in Ham Radios? - April 18th, 2019 – Picton Town Hall
The County Seniors Centre presents Eric Pierce, a director of the Prince Edward Amateur Radio Club, presenting an information session on Ham Radios followed by questions. This event will take place on Thursday, April 18th at the Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street starting at 11:00am. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to all. For more information or to register call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Maracas and Claves and Djembes. Oh my! – April 24th, 2019 – Bloomfield Town Hall
What on earth is a djembe? Ruth Dwight will host a 1 hour presentation at the Bloomfield Town Hall (289 Main Street, Bloomfield) on Wednesday, April 24th, from 2:00 to 3:00pm. This is a free information and demonstration session for seniors 60+ who may be interested in joining a “drumming circle” program. There will be a collection of drums and percussion instruments to use, or bring along your own drum. Studies have shown that not only is drumming fun for seniors, it improves circulation in the hands and body, loosens stiff joints in the shoulders, arms and wrists, and stimulates the mind. For more information or to register contact the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Quilting for Fun – April 25th, 2019 – Sophiasburgh Town Hall
Members of The Prince Edward County Quilters Guild will provide an interactive information and demonstration session on how to make a quilt. Hand and machine stitching will be explained with examples shown and quilts displayed. This will take place starting at 10:00am at Sophiasburgh Town Hall, 2771 County Road 5, Demorestville. This is a free presentation and open to all, refreshments will be provided. Call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Hearing Help Clinic – April 26th 2019 – Hillier 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 the Hillier Town Hall located at 18560 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier on Friday, April 26th. This is your chance to have a Hearing Care Counsellor answer your questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, do hearing screening, 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.
Learn to Play the Piano by Ear – April 29th, 2019 – Picton
Anyone can learn to play by ear and local musician and teacher Don Hinde will show you how. This presentation is for seniors 60+ who are eager for a new hobby or wish to play again. It’s never too late to learn. This free presentation is on Monday, April 29th at 10:00am at the office of Community Care for Seniors, 74A King Street. The presentation will be offered again on Monday, May 6th, come to one or both. To register and for more information call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Learn to Play the Piano by Ear – May 6th, 2019 – Picton
Anyone can learn to play and local musician and teacher Don Hinde will show you how. This presentation is for seniors 60+ who are eager for a new hobby or wish to play again. It’s never too late to learn! This free presentation is on Monday, May 6th at 10:00am at the office of Community Care for Seniors, 74A King Street. To register and for more information call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Sun, Sand and S’More Guided Hike - May 9th, 2019 – Sandbanks Dunes Trail
Learn about the majestic dunes at Sandbanks Park in the 1920s, and how and why they migrated across the landscape, burying trees and buildings along the way. Terry Sprague will guide this hike which explores the 2.5 km Dunes Trail. Learn about the plants and animals and their survival in the arid conditions. Learn about the bird species spotted as the spring bird migration will be well underway. Bring water and good footwear. A walking stick may be helpful as well. Hike starts at 10:00am. To register and for more information contact the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Pollinator Friendly Garden Design – May 15th, 2019 – North Marysburgh Town Hall
Lise Bois, past president of the Horticultural Society, has done extensive research on best environmental practices in gardening/farming. She will address who are the pollinators, how to help them thrive in your garden, what are the best plants to attract pollinators, what are the best practices for pollinator health and much more. Bring your questions and refreshments will be provided. This free talk for seniors 60+ will be held at the North Marysburgh Town Hall (2699 County Road 8, Wapoos) on Wednesday, May 15th starting at 10:00am. To register and for more information call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Understanding Hearing Loss with an Assistive Devices Display – May 22nd, 2019 – Picton
The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) addresses the hidden disability of hearing loss. A question and answer session will follow with an opportunity to investigate an assortment of hearing assistive devices. All are welcome at this free presentation held at the Community Care office, 74A King Street, Picton on Wednesday, May 22nd starting at 10:30 am. Seniors 60+ are invited to register or for more information call the County Seniors Centre 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 1:00pmto visit the exhibitors, presentations start at 1:30pm, followed by a medical scooter demonstration by the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Paramedic Services and the Detachment Commander of the OPP. 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 will be provided. Call Community Care for Seniors at 613-476-7493 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 a variety of “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
Walking Programs – Ongoing – Join any time
Seniors can walk in a supervised and safe environment at either of the two walking program locations offered by the County Seniors Centre. Walk indoors from the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to the Thursday 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
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 (please note some programs may have additional fees); no drop in 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 would like to be involved with programming and assist the instructors and facilitators with their courses and sessions. If you can spare a few hours a week, call the 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 website at www.communitycareforseniors.org
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