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.
FEBRUARY 2019 COUNTY SENIORS CENTRE EVENTS
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Presentation: BATS - Myth and Mayhem with Terry Sprague at Sophiasburgh Town Hall – February 15th, 2019
The County Seniors Centre presents “How well do you know the bats of Prince Edward County?” Terry Sprague looks at the six species that have been identified in The County as well as two other species that have been found in the Bay of Quinte area. Terry will explore what he calls the world of “myth-conceptions” about bats getting into your hair, loving the taste of blood and being blind (as a bat). This presentation is full of fun, facts and flights of bats and some of the challenges they face today, and how we can help in their survival. Register to attend on Friday, February 15th from 1:30-2:30pm at the Sophiasburgh Town Hall. Refreshments to follow. Call the County Seniors Centre to register or for more information at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Meditation for Seniors – Starts February 20, 2019 (7 weeks) - Picton
This series of 7 one hour classes, Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30am. at the Community Care for Seniors office, 74A King Street, Picton, will demonstrate how to meditate through attention to posture, breathing, and the basics of secular Tibetan traditions that go back 2500 years. Research suggests meditation can improve cognitive functioning, relieve stress, reduce chronic pain and anxiety, enhance healing and improve mood. This class will include sitting and walking, a tea break and the opportunity to discuss meditation. For more information and for a membership to the County Seniors Centre call 613-476-7493. Space is limited. A membership is required to join the meditation class. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Geared to income housing for seniors – North Marysburgh Town Hall – February 21st, 2019
The County Seniors Centre presents Annette Keogh from the Prince Edward-Lennox & Addington Social Housing office who will give a talk for seniors interested in geared to income housing. This will be followed by a question and answer period. Bring your questions and enjoy a chat over coffee. This presentation is on Thursday, February 21 and will begin at 11:00am. It is open to all, refreshments will be provided. The North Marysburgh Town Hall is located at 2699 County Road 8, Waupoos. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
County Seniors Centre Luncheon Social – February 27th in Waupoos – This is an exclusive luncheon open to members of the County Seniors Centre
Members of the County Seniors Centre are invited to enjoy a scrumptious meal on Wednesday, February 27th at the North Marysburgh Town Hall. Note this meal will be served at 12:30pm. The menu for this Seniors Luncheon Social features homemade soup, chicken pot pie, potatoes, vegetable, dessert, bread and butter, coffee and tea, all catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10.00 per person. This event will include a presentation from Deborah Row, Co-ordinator from the County Seniors Centre about Active Living in the County and upcoming activities and programs. To join the County Seniors Centre and to reserve your place at this event call by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon. 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Therapeutic Touch - An Introductory Presentation – February 28th, 2019 - Picton
The County Seniors Centre presents this a 1 ½ hour free PowerPoint talk and demonstration for those who are considering taking the two day Therapeutic Touch Level 1 Workshop being held April 15th and 17th in Picton. Therapeutic Touch® is a gentle holistic, energy-based healing therapy. Research and clinical experience have shown its effectiveness in promoting a relaxation response, reducing anxiety and stress, managing pain, improving sleep, facilitating the body’s natural healing process and fostering a sense of well-being. This free introduction will be held at the Community Care office, 74A King Street, Picton on Thursday, February 28th from 1:30 to 3:00pm by Alison Cooke, Recognized Teacher. To register call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Coffee Drop In for seniors - Starts March 5, 2019 - Tuesdays in Athol (Cherry Valley)
The County Seniors Centre will hold Coffee Mornings for seniors on Tuesdays in March from 10:45 - 11:45am beginning March 5th. These informal gatherings for seniors 60+ will be held at the Athol Community Hall located at 1685 County Road 10 in Cherry Valley. Drop-in for coffee to chat, play games, meet new and old friends plus learn about County Seniors Centre programs. This event is free and all seniors are welcome. Call 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org
55 Alive Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course – March 19, 2019 – Wellington Town Hall
The 55-Alive safe driving course will be offered by the County Seniors Centre at the Wellington Town Hall on Tuesday, March 19th. The Canada Safety Council developed this mature driver retraining program which is designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills. This is a full session program from 9:30am to 3:00p.m. The cost is $30.00 per person which includes a light lunch, workbook and refreshments. Registration is open to all seniors. Call 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. Space is limited so call today. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Wii Bowling League for Seniors – March 26, 2019 – (12 weeks) – Picton
The County Seniors Centre offers a Wii bowling League Tuesdays at the office of Community Care for Seniors, 74A King Street, Picton. Seniors can enter a team of four or sign up as an individual. Wii bowling is not physically demanding. It is a video game by Nintendo and can be played from a standing or sitting position. People can even play while sitting on a chair or walker. There are two lanes and 8 people play at a time. The laughter is infectious. It’s a great way to get involved. Players use the remote control to mimic the bowling actions. Individual and team scores are kept. No experience is necessary. Wii Bowling starts at 1:30pm. Call the County Seniors Centre today at 613-476-7493 for more information. A membership is required to join Wii Bowling. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Therapeutic Touch Level 1 Workshop – 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 Health and Wellness Workshop will be offered by the County Seniors Centre at the Community Care office and taught by Alison Cooke. It is 2 full days from 9:00am to 4:00pm with the 1st session being offered 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
Walking Programs – Ongoing - Join any time
Seniors can walk in a supervised and safe environment at either of the walking program locations offered by the County Seniors Centre. Walk 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
A free ride to County Seniors Centre Events
Members of the County Seniors Centre can request free transportation to get to Centre events and activities. 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 social and recreational activities close to where seniors live. Membership in the County Seniors Centre is $25.00/year/person. 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 in Picton, or call 613-476-7493.
The County Seniors Centre is recruiting volunteers who would like to be involved with the 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. New activities are being added all the time. To keep up to date on what’s available check the County Seniors Centre section of the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org.
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