December 12, 2014
Legion Branch 78 supports Meals on Wheels
Picton Legion Poppy Fund gave Community Care an early Christmas present in the form of a $1,500.00 donation 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 attend to the needs of seniors living in this community.
On hand to present a cheque for $1,500.00 from the Poppy Fund was Pat Burrows, President of Branch 78; and Rusty Harrison, Chair of the Poppy Fund for Branch 78 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Picton. Barbara Lyons, Vice President of Community Care accepted the cheque.
"We are about to launch delivery of hot Meals on Wheels in Ameliasburgh," commented Debbie MacDonald Moynes, executive director "and this funding will be a great help in that area and for the entire Meals on Wheels program."
The Legion offers a great deal of support to the community and welcomes new members. For information call Legion Branch 78 at 613-476-3648.
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. The agency is partly funded 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 153 Main Street in Picton.
For more information call Community Care at 613-476-7493 or www.communitycareforseniors.org
For more information contact:
Debbie MacDonald Moynes