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PEC Community Care for Seniors clinics, courses and services

Prince Edward Community Care is committed to providing fully professional services with an emphasis on the fundamental goal of our work which is to help County seniors to live independently, and to decide what is best for themselves. Our volunteers are important to the work and it is only with their help and support that we can provide the services that seniors need to stay living at home.

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, and 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, Tai Chi 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.  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

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 seniors stay safe and well in their own home.  Prince Edward Community Care offers both hot and frozen meals to seniors and clients of Hospice Prince Edward or the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County.  To apply for this service 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.  Now open Mondays from 1-4pm as well.  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

Help around the home for seniors                          

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.  Help is also available with gardening, lawn maintenance, light and heavy housework, meal preparation, and respite – both during the day and overnight.  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

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

WALKING PROGRAM – in Picton & Wellington

Prince Edward Community Care sponsors a walking program Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton and at CML Snider Elementary School resuming on Tuesday, October 15th.  A third walking program runs all year at the Wellington & District Community Centre in Wellington. Participants must register in advance.  This is a great opportunity for seniors and others to walk in a safe environment, meet new friends, and get needed exercise.  Call The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association at 613-476-7493 to register or 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 in the country.  To participate in this service, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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