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DECEMBER  2017

NEW - “Craft-tea” Christmas Social – December 1, 2017 – in Demorestville

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association will host a morning of Christmascraft-making and refreshments at Sophiasburgh Town Hall from 10am-11:30am.   Chat with friends old and new while making easy seasonal decorations.  Craft supplies will be provided. For more information or to register call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Christmas Seniors Luncheon Social – December 6th in Picton
Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, December 6th at 12 noon. The menu features homemade soup, roast turkey and dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, potato and vegetables, Christmas pudding, 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.  This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Beck & Call Restaurant.  As this is a special event only those seniors who have reserved can be served.  Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.  So as to keep the clean-up easy for the volunteers all participants must bring their own plate, cup and cutlery. Take-out meals are available.  This meal can also be delivered to seniors in Picton.     www.communitycareforseniors.org

Pension Help Clinic on December 8th - 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 Friday, December 8th and half hour appointments are available.  Community Care has made special arrangements and offers free transportation for seniors who wish to attend the clinic. When registering indicate if you need the free transportation.  Call 613-476-7493 to schedule an appointment with a Service Canada representative.  Space is limited. 

Christmas Seniors Luncheon Social – December 13th, 2017 –Allisonville
Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, December 13th at 12 noon. The menu features homemade soup, roast turkey and dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, potato and vegetables, Christmas pudding, 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.  This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held at the Allisonville Hall.  This is a special event with a presentation following the meal.  Only those seniors who have reserved can be served.  Community Care has made special arrangements and offers free transportation for seniors who wish to attend this event. Reserve your place by the Monday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.  When registering indicate if you need the free transportation, a take out or delivered meal.  So as to keep the clean up easy for the volunteers all participants must bring their own plate, cup and cutlery.  A program is being arranged.    www.communitycareforseniors.org

Christmas Wrapping and Social – December 14th  Picton

Come out and enjoy an afternoon with new and old friends at the office of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association.  Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts for seniors that have been donated to Community Care for distribution this holiday season.  If you can help on Thursday, December 14th at 1:00pm register by calling 613-476-7493.  Christmas refreshments will be provided. 

Christmas Seniors Luncheon Social – December 20th in Milford

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, December 20th 12 noon.  The menu features, homemade soup, roast turkey and dressing, gravy cranberry sauce, coleslaw, potato and vegetables, Christmas pudding, 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.  This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in Milford Town Hall.  Take-out meals are available.  This meal can also be delivered to housebound seniors who live near Milford. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Community Care office will be closed from 12noon to 4:30 pm - Thursday, December 21st

The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed for a Christmas event on Thursday, December 21st from 12noon to 4:30 pm.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Prince Edward Community Care Holiday Hours

The Prince Edward Community Care office will close at 12noon on Friday, December 22nd. The office will be closed on Monday, December 25th for Christmas and Tuesday, December 26th for Boxing Day.  The office will also be closed on Monday, January 1st for New Year’s Day.  Meals on Wheels will be delivered as usual throughout the holidays.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Community Care’s Thrift Shop Christmas Hours

Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday.   www.communitycareforseniors.org

Prince Edward Community Care New Year’s Office Hours

The office will be closed on Monday, January 1st for the New Year’s holiday. Meals on Wheels will be delivered as usual. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Community Care’s Thrift Shop New Year’s Hours

Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop will be closed on Monday, January 1st, for the New Year’s holiday.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

55 ALIVE Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course – January 12th, 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

Gift Ideas at Prince Edward Community Care

At Christmas or at any time of the year you can honour someone with a donation to Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors.  A card acknowledging your donation will be sent to the recipient. Drop by the office at 74A King Street in Picton or call 613-476-7493. 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, Wednesday and Friday to seniors living in Cherry Valley, Picton, 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

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

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

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

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 between $28,001 - $39,000 for a 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

Rural Route Reassurance Program

In 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 service is free, offering added safety and security to those living on rural routes.  To participate in this service, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. 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 snow shovelling, 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

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.  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

Income Tax

Prince Edward Community Care volunteers complete income tax returns year round for seniors who live in Prince Edward County. If you are behind in submitting your tax returns, 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, 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 accepted. For information 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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