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Press Release - Information Directory for Seniors

December 8, 2018 – NOW AVAILABLE – A COMPLETE RESOURCE FOR ASSISTING SENIORS IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

 

        The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association has published the 15th edition of its Information for Seniors Directory.

 

        The information in this directory can assist older people, their families and caregivers in finding

        resources to help seniors live at home.

 

        The printing of the fifteenth edition of the Prince Edward County Information for Seniors Directory was made possible by funding from the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation.

 

"An updated directory of services available to Prince Edward County seniors was the final product of a very successful Social Isolation Project carried out by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors with funds provided by the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation. This partnership between Community Care and RTO/ERO Foundation demonstrated very clearly how different community groups with similar objectives can achieve much more than any one group on its own" said Margaret Werkhoven, member of RTO/ERO and Past President of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association board of directors.

 

        “New editions of the directory have always been welcomed by the seniors in this community because they find it to be such a handy reference for all kinds of services” says Debbie MacDonald Moynes, executive director.  “We’re grateful for the funding from the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation that made this edition possible.”

 

        This 104 page directory is available for free at the Community Care for Seniors office at 74A King Street in Picton.  Seniors and their caregivers are encouraged to stop in and pick up a copy of this valuable resource.

 

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offers services to help seniors live at home such as Meals on Wheels, transportation to medical appointments, noon-time dinners for seniors, foot care, help with forms (including Income Tax), respite, home maintenance, rural route reassurance and telephone reassurance programs.  The agency is partly funded for these services by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care through the Local Health Integration Network and supported by donations and community fundraising efforts, such as Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 281 Main Street.  The agency also operates the County Seniors Centre which offers programming in all municipal Town Halls.

 

For more information call Community Care at 613-476-7493 or www.communitycareforseniors.org

 

 

Members of Community Care’s Board of Directors review the new Information for Seniors Directory available free through a grant from the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation.  L-R back row: John Ferguson; Ken Laycock; Ralph Hall. L-R front row: Irene Harris; Barbara Proctor, President; Mary Lynn Lester.