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SEPTEMBER 2018

Prince Edward Community Care Holiday Office Hours for the Labour Day Holiday – September 3rd

The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed for the Labour Day Holiday, Monday, September 3rd reopening Tuesday, September 4th at 9:00am. 

Community Care’s Thrift Shop will be closed on the Labour Day Holiday – September 3rd

Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton will be closed for the Labour Day Holiday, Monday, September 3rd reopening Tuesday, September 4th at 10:00am. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors Luncheon Social “Tour of Greece” – September 5th in Picton
Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, September 5th at 12 noon. The menu features food from the country of Greece and will be catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Picton Town Hall.  Note new location.  There is an elevator for those who need it. Following the Luncheon there will be a presentation on all things Greek.  Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.  Take-out meals are available.  This meal can also be delivered to seniors in Picton.     www.communitycareforseniors.org

VON Falls Prevention Program – new session starting on September 7th, 2018 – Picton

The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) offers the Seniors’ Exercise & Falls Prevention program.  The Ontario government thinks that falls prevention is important enough to fund this program.  For that reason the VON can offer the program for free.  It is a twelve week program that includes an innovative educational component and also includes balance and strength exercises.  The program starts on Friday, September 7th and will be held in the office of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association located at 74A King Street in Picton.  Classes will be held Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.  To register or to get more information call the VON at 1-888-279-4866 ext. 5381.  Space is limited so call today.

Seniors Luncheon Social – September 19th in Milford

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, September 19th at 12 noon.  The menu features food from the country of Greece and catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10.00 per person. Following the Luncheon there will be a presentation by the South Marysburgh Recreation committee on the fall events schedule.  Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon, 613-476-7493. Take-out & delivery available. Sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in Milford Town Hall.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

55 ALIVE Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course – September 21st, 2018

A 55-Alive safe driving course is offered by the Prince Edward Community Care office in Picton.    The Canada Safety Council developed this mature driver retraining program which is designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills.  The cost is $30.00 per person, which includes a light lunch, workbook and refreshments.  Call 613-476-7493 to register or for more information.  Space is limited so call today. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors Luncheon Social – September 26th in Consecon

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, September 26th at 12 noon.  The menu features food from the Country of Greece and is catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  Only those seniors who have reserved can be served.  Following the luncheon there will be a presentation on all things Greek. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.  This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in Consecon United Church.  Take out meals are available.  This meal can also be delivered to housebound seniors who live in Consecon.    www.communitycareforseniors.org

County Seniors Centre

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association has launched the County Seniors Centre.  Through this new initiative Community Care offers several programs that address the need for seniors to have social and recreational activities close to where they live.  Membership in the County Seniors Centre is $25.00/year/person.  For a membership application form and a full schedule of upcoming social/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 in Picton or call 613-476-7493.

Living Well with Chronic Pain Workshop – September 10th - October 22nd  from 5pm to 7:30pm

The Prince Edward Family Health Team is offering a free workshop on “Living Well with Chronic Pain” which will be held at Harbourview Clinic 1-35 Bridge Street, Picton from September 10th to October 22nd from 5:00-7:30pm.  The Living Well with Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a workshop series licensed by Stanford University. It is given for two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. There is a weekly focus on action planning and goal setting. Subjects covered include: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; pacing activity and rest; and how to evaluate new treatments. Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions. This program also includes a gentle exercise component, a CD and a Chronic Pain Self-Management workbook. Self-referrals are welcome.  Email: Courses@pefht.com or call 613-476-0400 ext. 214 for more information.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop – October 29th – December 3rd from 5pm to 7:30pm

The Prince Edward Family Health Team is offering a free workshop on “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” which will be held at Harbourview Clinic 1-35 Bridge Street, Picton from October 29th  to December 3rd  from 5pm-7:30pm. The Living Well with Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop series licensed by Stanford University. It is given for two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. There is a weekly focus on action planning and goal setting including the following: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and how to evaluate new treatments. Appropriate candidates would include patients living with COPD, CHF, diabetes, asthma, depression (mild-moderate), or attending Cardiac Rehab.  Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions. Self-referrals are welcome.  Email: Courses@pefht.com or call 613-476-0400 ext. 214 for more information.

Help around the home for seniors

Seniors who need help with chores at home, either inside or out, can call Prince Edward Community Care.  The agency has carefully screened workers at reasonable rates.  Help is available with yard work, grass cutting, light and heavy housework, meal preparation, and respite – both during the day and overnight.  For information on this service call the Prince Edward Community Care office located at 74A King Street, Picton at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Income Tax Program

Prince Edward Community Care volunteers are available all year to complete income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County.  If you are a senior 60+ whose single income is $30,000 or lower or whose household income is $40,000 or lower, you may be eligible for help through this program. Volunteers have been trained by Canada Revenue Agency to complete Income Tax Returns for eligible clients. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for: deceased persons; resident of Long-term Care homes; bankrupt individuals; for those with more than $1000 of investment income; for individuals with capital gains/losses; or for people with business or rental income and expenses.  There is no charge, donations are encouraged. For information call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Rossmore Foot Care Clinic

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offers a Foot Care Clinic in Rossmore.  Professionally trained nurses provide foot care in a clinic setting.  The Ameliasburgh Clinic is in addition to the clinics held in Wellington and Picton. Seniors who have trouble trimming their nails or are concerned about foot care can call Prince Edward Community Care for an appointment at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer opportunities available now: help out at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 3 hours a week; drivers are needed to take seniors to medical appointments; volunteer visitors; reception desk volunteers in the Picton office or at foot care clinics in Wellington and Rossmore; and with the County Seniors Centre. Flexible scheduling.  Snowbirds welcome.  Call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation about volunteering.

Thrift Shop Gift Certificates

Purchase gift certificates in $5.00 denominations to be used at Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street in Picton.  Get the gift certificates at the Prince Edward Community Care office at 74A King Street in Picton.  For more information call 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org   

Hot Meals on Wheels available from Cherry Valley to Carrying Place and everywhere in between

Delivery to the door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal is available Monday thru to Friday in Picton, Tuesday and Friday in Cherry Valley, Monday Wednesday, Friday in Bloomfield, Wellington, Consecon, Carrying Place and environs. This means seniors have regular contact with a volunteer to help them stay safe and well in their own home. Call the Prince Edward Community Care office to learn about this and other services to help seniors live at home.  Call 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Friendly Visiting Volunteers 

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is currently looking for volunteers to visit seniors.  To volunteer call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Give the Gift of Care

Do you have a senior on your list that is difficult to buy for? What about a gift certificate for a new or favourite service from Community Care for Seniors? Gift certificates are available for a variety of services including Meals on Wheels®, Foot Care, Seniors Luncheon Social and more. Drop by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association office at 74A King Street in Picton or call 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Route Reassurance Program

This free program is available through a partnership with Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Prince Edward Community Care can arrange for your mail courier en route to keep a watchful eye on your home to help keep you safe.  This free service offers added safety and security to those living on rural routes.  To participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org


Support Prince Edward Community Care

Your donation will help seniors in The County live at home.  Contact Community Care at 74A King Street, Picton, 613-476-7493, info@communitycareforseniors.org or www.communitycareforseniors.org

Ontario Energy Support Program

Do you have a high hydro bill?  The Ontario Energy Support Program (OESP) is a program that can provide help for low-income seniors 60 and over, who are eligible.  An eligible household ($28,000 or less for one person or $28,001 - $39,000 for a two person household) can receive between $45-$113 monthly credits on their hydro bill.  Staff at Prince Edward Community Care can answer questions and help submit the OESP application.  If you have received Renewal and Information letters from OESP, staff can help facilitate this renewal process.  Please call 613-476-7493 or go to www.OntarioElectricitySupport.ca for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org


Delivery to the door of nutritious meals for seniors

Delivery to your door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal means daily contact with a volunteer to help you stay safe and well in your own home.  Regular delivery of frozen meals can make it easier on those days when meal preparation is a monumental task – just pop a low sodium, high quality and tasty meal into the microwave and enjoy.  Prince Edward Community Care offers both hot and frozen meals to seniors and to clients of Hospice Prince Edward or the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County.  For information on delivery days for hot and frozen Meals on Wheels or to refer someone, call 613-476-7493.  Staff can make home visits to explain this and other services.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Donate used items to Community Care’s Thrift Shop

Good used clothing for the whole family, shoes and linens can be donated at 153 Main Street in Picton, Monday 1pm – 4 pm and Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. You can donate other good used household items too including sports equipment, furniture, knick knacks, seasonal items, jewellery, toys and housewares.  Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop helps to reduce, recycle and enables others to reuse.   100% of the proceeds help County seniors live at home. For more information call the Thrift Shop at 613-476-1555. To volunteer, call 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors Luncheon Social Volunteers

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the set-up, serving and cleanup of Senior Luncheons in Prince Edward County.  If you would like to meet people in your community and have two hours once a month to give then call 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org


iPad Visiting

Seniors – this is a chance to have a face to face visit with family and friends who live a long way away.  The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association is offering iPad “facetime” visiting to seniors to facilitate connections with family and friends.  A trained volunteer will bring the tablet and access to the internet, too.  The senior just needs to arrange a time when they can visit with their family/friend.   For more information about the program, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors - need a ride to medical and other appointments?

Prince Edward Community Care offers an escorted transportation program that can maximize your independence with affordable rates, punctuality, personalized service and friendly drivers.  Whether you need to travel locally or out of town, this service gets you where you need to go.  The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the appointment.  Notice of 2-3 days in advance is necessary, same day trips are not available.  Call Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Volunteer Drivers escort seniors to medical appointments and essential shopping.  If you enjoy driving and meeting people, Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors staff want to discuss with you volunteer opportunities tailored to your availability.  The life you change may be yours!   Community Care’s volunteers support seniors to live at home.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Telephone Reassurance Program

Prince Edward Community Care has supportive volunteers that can offer companionship, encouragement and warm friendly conversation to seniors to help alleviate loneliness and help keep people safe.  A daily phone call can help maintain independence.  To participate, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Home Help/ Homemaking                                         

Seniors who need help with laundry, meal preparation, light cleaning and running errands can arrange for carefully screened workers to come to the home for a reasonable fee.  Contact the Prince Edward Community Care office at 74A King Street, Picton, or call 613-476-7493 for more information.www.communitycareforseniors.org

iPad Visiting – volunteers are needed

Volunteers are needed to help seniors have a face to face visit with family and friends who live a long way away.  The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association is offering iPad “facetime” visiting to seniors to facilitate connections with family and friends.  Trained volunteers will take to the seniors home the iPad and a turbo stick for access to the internet.  The senior just needs to arrange a time when they can visit with their family/friend.   Training for volunteers will be provided by Libraries of PEC.  For more information about the program and to start the conversation about becoming a volunteer call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org