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Community Care for Seniors free 35th Anniversary Party features one funny lady Deborah Kimmett – November 30!

Come celebrate 35 years of helping seniors live at home in Prince Edward County.

Featuring live entertainment and video launch.

The fun starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Regent Theatre, 244 Main St., Picton.

Free admission
Everyone is welcome

RSVP at 613-476-7493 or info@communitycareforseniors.org

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Community Care for Seniors is marking 35 years of helping the seniors of Prince Edward County live at home.

On Friday, Nov. 30, at 1:30p.m. at the Regent Theatre in Picton, Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is presenting a celebration featuring comedian and funny lady Deborah Kimmett.

Deborah, as a Second City veteran and speaker, has gifted people with her hilarious yet inspiring message for over 30 years. She is a regular on the Debaters on CBC Radio as well as the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Laugh out Loud and contributes to national magazines such as Canadian Living. She was nominated for the National Magazine Award for Humour in 2009, and in 1994 was nominated for a Governor General Award. She has one book called Reality Is Over Rated, and has also published a novel called Almost True.

The agency will be looking back at the work of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will celebrate what volunteers do to serve the seniors Prince Edward County.

All are welcome and admission is free, just RSVP at the Community Care for Seniors office by calling 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org

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35th Anniversary Party for Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors– November 30th

It’s time to celebrate!  Prince Edward County’s Community Care for Seniors is Celebrating 35 years of supporting Independent living at home. There is an Anniversary party on Friday afternoon on November 3oth at 1:30 pm. at the Regent Theatre in Picton.  Comedian, Deborah Kimmett, a 20-year veteran of The Second City, a Governor General nominated writer, an accomplished performer on TV and radio (CBC’s “The Debaters”) will make people laugh with her unique blend of wit and wisdom.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free, just call the Community Care office at 613-476-7493 to sign up.  Save the date and join the celebration!  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Thrift Shop Silent Auction

Don’t miss the upcoming silent auction, watch for details and dates to follow soon.  Due to the generosity of donors, Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop is offering a silent auction of various unique and exciting items.  These items will be displayed at the Thrift Shop at 281 Main St., Picton.   100% of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

WALKING PROGRAM – in Picton & Wellington

Put on your walking shoes because Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors sponsors a walking program which takes place Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton, at CML Snider Elementary School in Wellington and at the Wellington & District Community Centre.    Participants must register in advance.  This is a great opportunity for seniors and others to walk in a safe environment during the winter months.  Call The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Delivery to your 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.  Community Care offers both hot and frozen meals to seniors, adults with a physical disability, those who are recovering from an illness, and clients of Hospice Prince Edward or the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County.  To apply for Meals on Wheels or to refer someone, call 613-476-7493.  Staff can make home visits to explain this and other services.

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.   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

Donate used items to Community Care’s Thrift Shop

Take your good used items to Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 281 Main Street, Picton, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4:00pm. 100% of the proceeds go towards helping seniors live at home.  Call the Thrift Shop for more information at 613-476-1555.  Like the Thrift Shop on Facebook.  Search for Community Care’s Thrift Shop.  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 in The Armoury, 206 Main Street, Picton, or call 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Tai Chi

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offers Tai Chi classes as 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 are a senior who would benefit from Tai Chi and would like to give it a try, please call the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 to register. Space is limited.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Wii Bowling League for Seniors!

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offers Wii Bowling.  There’s nothing like some friendly competition. The virtual bowling lanes located in the Activity Room of Community Care for Seniors in The Armoury, 206 Main Street, Picton.  To join in the fun or more information, call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Friendly Visiting

Seniors who are isolated and need some encouragement and support, can find it through Prince Edward Community Care.  A friendly volunteer will be matched with the senior for visits in the home.  To sign up for this program, or refer someone, call Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Help around the home for seniors

If seniors need help with chores at home, either inside or out, Prince Edward Community Care has carefully screened workers at reasonable rates.  Help is available with fall lawn maintenance, 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 in The Armoury, 206 Main Street, Picton 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

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 in the country.  To participate in this service, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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