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January 19, 2019

 

Legion Branch 78 supports Meals on Wheels

 

Continuing a long standing tradition of support, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 78 Poppy Fund donated $1,500.00 to support Meals on Wheels.  Since 1980, when Meals on Wheels were first delivered in The County, Branch 78 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Picton has been there to help seniors living in this community. 

 

On hand to present a cheque for $1,500.00 from the Poppy Fund was Tom McCaw, Chair of the Poppy fund and First Vice President of Branch 78; Diane Kennedy, President of the Picton Legion.  Teresa Shephard, Co-ordinator of Community Care, accepted the cheque.

 

“There’s been an ongoing expansion of Meals on Wheels in The County,” commented Debbie MacDonald Moynes, executive director “and this donation will be a great help as we ensure that all County seniors receive the support that they need.”

 

The Legion offers a great deal of support to the community and welcomes new members. For information call the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 at 613-476-6161 or email thepictonlegion@gmail.com

 

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association began delivering Meals on Wheels in 1980.  Besides Meals on Wheels the agency offers other services such as transportation to medical appointments, noon-time dinners for seniors, foot care, help with forms, respite, home maintenance, rural route reassurance and telephone reassurance programs and the County Seniors Centre.  The agency is partly funded by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care through the Local Health Integration Network and the Ministry of Seniors Affairs and Accessibility.  A large part of the budget comes from donations and community fundraising efforts, such as Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton.

 

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

 

Photo cutline, L-R:  Tom McCaw, First Vice President and Chair of the Poppy fund; Teresa Shephard, Co-ordinator with Community Care; Diane Kennedy, President of Branch 78.