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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. 

 

 

AUGUST 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

Stroke Support Group - 1st Friday of every month – Prince Edward Community Care Offices

Community Care for South Hastings (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 located 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 from 9:30 to 11:30am and more members are welcome.  Call Community Care for South Hastings at 613-969-0130 for more information and to register.

Ticks & Lyme Disease – August 6th, 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 Thursday, August 6th at Hillier Town Hall (18560 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier) at 11:00am.  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

“PICNIC IN THE PARK” at Benson Park – August 7th

Seniors are welcome to come on out and enjoy live Music by local musicians in the Park from 11am until 2p.m. Enjoy a boxed picnic lunch on Wednesday, August 7th at 12 noon. The menu will include a boxed picnic lunch, and seasonal beverages catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions catering. The cost is $10.00 per person. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chair, umbrella and refillable cup.  There will be a presentation by Richard Gwordowski on Fall Music Festivals. Following the luncheon participants can stay and enjoy some outdoor games or listen to the live music. Those seniors wishing to play outside games should arrive by 1:00 pm to register if they are not attending the luncheon. Call Community Care for Seniors for more information and to register at 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Crokinole Social – August 9th, 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, August 9th 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

Scrapbooking Social– August 13th, 2019 – Sophiasburgh Town Hall

Seniors are invited to bring their summer photos and enjoy a morning of making memories last.  This scrapbooking demonstration is loaded with information and techniques.  Pam Huckle will share a wealth of information and instruction starting at 9:30am for an hour on Tuesday, August 13th at Sophiasburgh Town Hall (2771 County Road 5 in Demorestville). Refreshments will be provided.  This event is free for members, non-members $5.00.  For more information and to register call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Acrylic Paint Party – August 16th, 2019 – Bloomfield Town Hall

Explore your inner artist at a Paint Party with Luanne Hartman. The picture to be painted is entitled “a Daisy Splendour”.  All supplies included to complete this 12X16” acrylic painting, with step by step guidance. No experience needed.  Limited seating so register early.  Takes place Friday, August 16th for 2 hours from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Bloomfield Town Hall (289 Main Street, Bloomfield).  Prepayment required.  Members $35.00, non-members $40.00.  For more information and to register call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Wood/Bark Carving Presentation – August 20th, 2019 – Ameliasburgh Town Hall

This presentation by Lisa Thompson of the Quinte Wood Carvers Association will have an Interactive display.  This is 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 in the fall.  This presentation will begin at 9:30am at Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman Street in the Village of Ameliasburgh.  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 – August 22nd, 2019 – Athol Town Hall

The Prince Edward Family Health Team will offer a free blood pressure clinic on Thursday, August 22nd 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. Register for this clinic which starts at 9:00 and finishes at 11:00am.  Call the County Seniors Centre to register and for more information at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Sandbanks Lakeshore Trail Hike – August 26th, 2019 – Sandbanks Provincial Park

Hike the Sandbanks Lakeshore Lodge shoreline trail with Gina Brennan, outdoor education instructor. This interpretive walk through both forest and field along the shores of Lake Ontario will identify flora and fauna along the trail. Hear birds sing and feel the breeze through your hair as you experience the beauty in the Park. Bring water and good footwear, a walking stick may also be helpful. Hike starts at 9:30am. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Mark’s Quartet – August 27th, 2019 - North Marysburgh Town Hall

Enjoy a summer afternoon of music and refreshment. This fun group of gents will inspire your musical voice with old time country and familiar tunes. Takes place rain or shine. Music from 1:30 to 3:00pm on Tuesday, August 27th at North Marysburgh Town Hall (Prince Edward County Road 8) in Waupoos. This event is open to all seniors 60+.  Members free, non-members $2.00 at the door.  Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Theatre Workshop – August 28th, 2019 – Bloomfield 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 start at 1:30pm for about an hour at Bloomfield Town Hall (289 Main Street, Bloomfield).  This event is open to all seniors 60+.  Members free, non-members $2.00 at the door.  Call the County Seniors Centre for more information and to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Wii Bowling League for Seniors – September 3rd, 2019 – (12 weeks) – Picton

The Wii Bowling League is on Tuesdays starting at 1:30 pm 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.  There are two lanes and 8 people play at a time. The laughter is infectious. Get active, make friends, be well.  Individual and team scores are kept with trophies presented on the last day. No experience is necessary and new players will be warmly welcomed. Teams are being formed now.  The cost is $12.00.  Call the County Seniors Centre today at 613-476-7493 for more information. A membership is required to join Wii Bowling. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Chair Fitness – September 5th, 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

Rhythm Dancing Lessons - September 5th, 2019 – Picton Town Hall (8 weeks)

A beginner’s class in social dancing for women and men, singles and couples with various rhythms from hot Latin to cool rock.  This 8 week course at the Picton Town Hall (2 Ross Street, Picton) begins on Thursday, September 5th from 3:00 to 4:00pm.  Nancy[DMM2] [DR3]  will introduce you to popular social dances like rumba, swing, salsa, merengue, bachata, and more, through the essential elements of dance. This is a weight bearing exercise with no stress on your joints.  Dance improves your 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

Drumming Circle (8 weeks) – September 9th, 2019 – Bloomfield Town Hall

Experienced facilitator Ruth Dwight will lead this Circle.  Simply put, it’s a group of people, from a few, to many, sitting on chairs, experiencing the spontaneous creation of music on a variety of drums and percussion instruments. Light instruction and technique will be provided with the ultimate goal to play authentic Djembe rhythms. This 8 week session begins Monday, September 9th from 10:00 to 11:00am at Bloomfield Town Hall (289 Bloomfield Main St). No charge for County Seniors Centre members. Non-members $5.00.  This program is offered in conjunction with The Prince Edward County Public Library. Space is limited, call the County Seniors Centre to register at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Piloga Powers (Pilates/Yoga) – Starts September 11th, 2019 (10 weeks) – Hillier Town Hall

Piloga…embrace something new. Yoga can be modified to be safe and comfortable for anyone. Piloga is the combination of Pilates and Yoga designed to build strength and tone muscles while improving flexibility and fostering mind and body harmony. Gentle movements will stretch the entire body and leave it feeling rested and restored. Certified fitness instructor Tracy Reid leads this 10 week program on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15am at Hillier Town Hall located at 18560 Loyalist Parkway in Hillier. A membership is required to join the fitness class. The cost for this 10 week program is $40.00. Call the County Seniors Centre for more information or to register at 613-476-7493.   www.communitycareforseniors.org

County Seniors Centre Luncheon Social and Craft– September 13th, 2019 – Hillier Town Hall

This is an exclusive luncheon open to members of the County Seniors Centre Members of the County Seniors Centre are invited to bring a guest and enjoy a scrumptious meal on Friday, September 13th at Hillier Town Hall starting at 12:00 noon.  There is a Harvest menu for this event of butternut squash soup, turkey, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, apple crisp dessert, cider and coffee, all catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10.00 per person.Bring your own plate, cup and cutlery. Following the meal there will be an overview of upcoming activities and programs.  The fun and simple Harvest Centrepiece craft begins at 1:00pm.  The cost for the craft is $5.00 per person.  Attend the lunch or craft or both.  Enjoyable and social afternoon gathering. Get active, make friends, be well -- join the County Seniors Centre.  To reserve call by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon. 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org 

Fitness 4 Seniors – Starts September 17th, 2019 – Ameliasburgh 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 Maggie Jeffs from Fitness Powers on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall (13 Coleman St, Ameliasburgh). 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

Fitness 4 Seniors – Starts September 20th, 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

Tai Chi for Seniors – Starts September 23rd, 2019 (12 weeks) - Picton

Beginner and continuation Tai Chi classes are held Mondays at the office of Community Care for Seniors, 74A King Street, Picton, through the County Seniors Centre. Tai Chi helps seniors stay fit and flexible. Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise.It is also a weight bearing exercise which is an important component of managing osteoporosis. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi are: better balance, which lowers the risk for falls, less pain and stiffness, stress relief and increased calmness and sense of well-being. And to top it off, it also helps to improve memory. No experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome. If you’re a senior 60+ who would benefit from Tai Chi and would like to give it a try, call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493. Prepayment is required, Beginner $25.00 and Continuation $12.00.  Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early. A membership is required to join Tai Chi. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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

Social Euchre with all playing levels welcome.  This is a 10 week Euchre series starting on Tuesday, October 1st, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm 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

Indoor 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 morning 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

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. See 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 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 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 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

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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Physical Activity for Older Adults of All Abilities