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MAY 2018

 

Thrift Shop Clothing – Spring and Summer clothing has arrived!  Good used clothing for the whole family is now available at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop.    Hurry in early for the best selection.  100% of the proceeds help County seniors live at home.  For more information call the Thrift Shop at 613-476-1555.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Hearing Help Classes – starting May 2nd, 2018 - Picton

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, in partnership with The Canadian Hearing Society, presents a series of Hearing Help Classes.  The classes will be held on Wednesdays in Picton at the Prince Edward Community Care office, 74A King Street in Picton from May 2nd – June 6th, 10:00am to 12noon.  The classes are designed for the hard of hearing person who is experiencing difficulty communicating in day-to-day situations.  Cost is $30.00 for the entire course.  Participants may bring a friend or family member at no extra cost.  To register contact Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. For more information contact The Canadian Hearing Society at 613-966-8995.  

Seniors Luncheon Social – May 2nd in Picton
Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, May 2nd at 12 noon. The menu features homemade soup, bangers and mashed potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, carrot cake, bread and butter, coffee and tea catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  This event will include a presentation by Warren Powell from the Whattam & Hicks Funeral Home who will speak about being prepared for when a person dies.  Q & A to follow. 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.  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

Morning Coffee with Prince Edward OPP: What seniors need to know about personal safety – May 15th in Picton

Seniors are invited to enjoy a tour and presentation at the Prince Edward OPP detachment, followed by refreshments and a social time.  Staff Sergeant Detachment Commander, John Hatch and Community Safety Officer, Constable Pat Menard will discuss a variety of topics seniors need to know including frauds & scams, personal safety and what to do with old prescriptions. This free talk will be followed by a tour of the police detachment.  Refreshments will be served.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited.   The event will be held on Tuesday, May 15th from 10:00am until noon at the Prince Edward OPP detachment, 569 County Road 1, Picton.  There is limited parking at this location and seniors are encouraged to use the free transportation that is available.  For information, to register, or to arrange for the free transportation call 613-476-7493.  The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association is partnering with the Prince Edward OPP to make this event available to seniors.  This presentation is part of a project funded by the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation.   www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors Luncheon Social – May 16th in Milford

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, May 16th at 12 noon.  The menu features, homemade soup, bangers and mashed potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, carrot cake, bread and butter, coffee and tea all catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.  Also a presentation by Warren Powell, Whattam & Hicks Funeral Home, who will speak about being prepared for when a person dies.  Q & A to follow.  $10.00 per person. 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

Living Well with Chronic Disease Workshop – May 17th – June 21st from 1:30pm to 4pm
The Prince Edward Family Health Team is offering a free workshop on “Living Well with Chronic Disease” which will be held at The Sandbanks Medical Centre in Wellington from May 17th to June 21st from 1:30-4:00 pm. 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.
 

Walking Programs will conclude for the season on May 18, 2018

Seniors can walk in a controlled and safe environment at either of the two supervised walking program locations offered by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association.  From the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to the Friday before Victoria Day participants walk Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton and at the Wellington & District Community Centre.  This is a safe way to exercise indoors.  Call The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Prince Edward Community Care Holiday Office Hours

The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed for Victoria Day, Monday, May 21st, 2018 reopening Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 at 9:00am.  

Community Care’s Thrift Shop Hours for Victoria Day- May 21st

Community Care’s Thrift Shop will be closed on Monday, May 21st, 2018 for Victoria Day.  The Shop will open on Tuesday, May 22nd at 10 am.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Pension Help Clinic – May 23rd, 2018 - Picton

Service Canada will hold a free Pension Help Clinic at the office of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, 74A King Street in Picton.  A representative from Service Canada will be available to assist in completing forms and/or answering questions about CPP, CPP Disability, Old Age Security, and Guaranteed Income Supplement.  The Pension Help Clinic is on Wednesday, May 23rd.  Half hour appointments are available.  Call 613-476-7493 to schedule an appointment with a Service Canada representative.  Space is limited.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Seniors Luncheon Social – May 23rd in Wellington

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, May 23rd at 12 noon.  The menu features, homemade soup, bangers and mashed potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, carrot cake, bread and butter, coffee and tea all catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.  The cost is $10.00 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.  Library CEO Barbara Sweet will make a presentation about library services.  This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in Wellington United Church.  Take-out meals are available.  This meal can also be delivered to housebound seniors who live in Wellington.    www.communitycareforseniors.org

Presentation – Pop-up Library following Seniors Luncheon Social – May 23, 2018

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is partnering with Prince Edward Libraries to offer a “pop-up library” at 12:30pm on Wednesday, May 23rd in Wellington.  Library CEO, Barbara Sweet, will discuss services and programs offered at the various library locations throughout Prince Edward County. A pop-up library will also be available for seniors to sign out books. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Income Tax Program

Prince Edward Community Care volunteers 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. If you wish to have a paper return done and received the form in the mail take it with you when going to the Community Care office.  There is no charge, donations are encouraged. For information call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Social/Recreational Programs

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offers several programs and services that address the need for seniors to have social and recreational activities close to where they live.  For a full schedule of upcoming social/recreational programming see the special page on the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org or call 613-476-7493.

Tai Chi – Next session in September

Beginner and continuation Tai Chi classes are held regularly at Prince Edward Community Care. Tai Chi is a way to help seniors stay fit and flexible.  Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise, but it is also a weight bearing exercise, which is an important component of managing osteoporosis. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi are: better balance, which lowers the risk for falls, less pain and stiffness, stress relief and increased calmness and sense of well-being. And to top it off, it also helps to improve memory.  No experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome. If you’re a senior who would benefit from Tai Chi and would like to give it a try, call the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 to register. Space is limited and it is recommended to sign up early.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

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 spring 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

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. Flexible scheduling.  Snowbirds welcome.  Call 613-476-7493 and start the conversation about volunteering.

Wii Bowling League for Seniors

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association has a bowling league.  Seniors can enter a team of four or sign up as an individual and be assigned to a team. Wii bowling is not physically demanding.  It is a video game by Nintendo and can be played from a standing or sitting position. People can even play while sitting on a chair or walker.  There are two lanes and 8 people play at a time.  The laughter is infectious.  It’s a great way to get involved.  Players use the remote control to mimic the bowling actions.  Individual and team scores are kept.  Your team name might appear on the trophy!  Teams are being formed now.  No experience is necessary.  You just need to enjoy having fun and meeting new people.  Call Community Care today at 613-476-7493 and sign up to play in the next league.  www.communitycareforseniors.org
 

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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