Legion Branch 78 supports Meals on Wheels
L-R Ken Noble, Treasurer of Community Care; Mike Slatter, Service Officer of the Royal Canadian Legion, Picton Branch 78; and Tom McCaw, Chair of the Poppy fund and Second Vice President of Branch 78.
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 Second Vice President of Branch 78; and Mike Slatter, Service Officer of the Picton Branch. Ken Noble, Treasurer of Community Care accepted the cheque.
"There’s been an expansion of Meals on Wheels in The County," commented Debbie MacDonald Moynes, executive director "and this funding 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 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
Debbie MacDonald Moynes