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PEC Community Care for Seniors clinics, courses and services – May 2015


MAY 5 – 55 ALIVE Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course
A 55-Alive safe driving course for seniors will be held on Tuesday, May 5TH at the Prince Edward Community Care office in Picton.  This course is from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  The Canada Safety Council developed this mature driver retraining program and it is designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills.  The cost is $30.00 per person, which includes workbook, refreshments and a light lunch.  Call 613-476-7493 to register or for more information.  Space is limited so call today.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

MAY 5 – Seniors Support TV Show
Watch a new edition of the show “Seniors’ Support” only on TVCogeco at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 5th.  The topic is What Happens when you call 911?  This show is co-produced by the Executive Directors of Prince Edward Community Care and Community Care for South Hastings.  If you miss the show on the 5th, check your local listings for when it will be shown again.

MAY 6 – Picton Seniors Luncheon Social
Seniors will gather for good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Picton on Wednesday, May 6th at 12 noon.  Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering, is preparing homemade soup, roast loin of pork with applesauce and gravy, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, coleslaw, bread and butter,  carrot cake/ fruit salad, coffee and tea for $10.00 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. If you can’t come to the hall for this meal it can be delivered to housebound seniors who live near Picton.   If you wish to have a take-out meal, please advise when you register. The price is the same for take out and eat in.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Prince Edward Community Care Holiday Office Hours
The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed for Victoria Day, Monday, May 18th, reopening Tuesday May 19th at 9:00am.  

MAY 18 – Community Care’s Thrift Shop Hours for Victoria Day
Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop will be closed, Victoria Day, Monday, May 18th.   Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 19th at 10:00am.

MAY 11 – 22 – Thrift Shop Jewellery Silent Auction
Silent Auction with a Twist!  Visit The Thrift Shop and check out the jewels and gems.  This Silent Auction now features a “Buy It Now option”.  Stop in for details.
Thanks to the generosity of donors Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop receives the most amazing Jewellery donations and offers them at a  Silent Auction.  Maybe you’re looking for a unique gift or want to view the various exceptional and exciting jewellery pieces that come to the Thrift Shop. These items will be displayed at the Thrift Shop, 153 Main St., Picton.  Bidding starts Monday, May 11th, 1:00pm and closes at 3:00pm sharp on Friday, May22nd.  100% of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

MAY 20 – Milford Seniors Luncheon Social
Seniors will gather for good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Milford on Wednesday, May 20th at 12 noon.  Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering, is preparing homemade soup, roast loin of pork with applesauce and gravy, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, coleslaw, bread and butter, carrot cake/ fruit salad, coffee and tea for $10.00 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. If you can’t come to the hall for this meal it can be delivered to housebound seniors who live near Milford.   If you wish to have a take-out meal, please advise when you register. The price is the same for take-out and eat in.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

MAY 27 – Wellington Seniors Luncheon Social
Seniors will gather for good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social at the Wellington United Church on Wednesday, May 27th at 12 noon. Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering is preparing homemade soup, roast loin of pork with applesauce and gravy, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, coleslaw, bread and butter, carrot cake/ fruit salad, coffee and tea for $10.00 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. If you can’t come to the hall for this meal it can be delivered to housebound seniors who live near Wellington.   If you wish to have a take-out meal, please advise when you register. The price is the same for take-out and eat in.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

WALKING PROGRAM – in Picton & Wellington – wrapping up on Friday, May 15th… see you in the fall
Seniors can walk in a controlled and safe environment at any one of the three walking program locations offered by Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors.  Participants walk Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton, at CML Snider Elementary School and at the Wellington & District Community Centre.  All three programs wrap up on May 15th and resume the day after Thanksgiving.  Call The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Rossmore Foot Care Clinic
Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors has launched a Foot Care Clinic in Rossmore.  Community Care has been offering Foot Care Clinics for over 30 years and this is the first to be held in Northern Prince Edward County.  Professionally trained registered nurses provide foot care in a clinic setting.  The Ameliasburgh Clinic is in addition to the clinics held in Wellington and Picton. Seniors in 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.

Thrift Shop Volunteer Orientation coming up in May?
Prince Edward Community Care will soon be holding an orientation for new Thrift Shop volunteers.  If you can spare 3 hours a week and you love people then volunteering in Community Care’s Thrift Shop might be just the thing for you.  Work in the shop with sorting/cleaning, customer service or on the cash register.  Orientation and support is provided.  Call Community Care at 613-476-7493. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

Hot Meals on Wheels in Ameliasburgh
Prince Edward Community Care is now delivering hot Meals on Wheels in Ameliasburgh on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’re interested in the Meals on Wheels program as a client or as a Volunteer Driver, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

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 spring yard work, lawn maintenance, 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

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

Donate used items to Community Care’s Thrift Shop
Good used clothing 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!  Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop helps you to reduce, recycle and enables others to reuse!   100% of the proceeds go towards helping County seniors live at home. For more information call the Thrift Shop at 613-476-1555.  To volunteer call 613-476-7493.

Tai Chi
Beginners 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.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Play in the Wii Bowling League
The Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Association has a bowling league. Meet new people or bring your own team of 4.  Wii is not physically demanding. Wii is a sports game developed by Nintendo. It is a video game and can be played from a standing or sitting position. People can even play while sitting on a 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 for September start.  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 so you don’t miss out on the fun! 

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.  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.  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.

Need a Speaker for your group?
Need a speaker for your group – large or small.  Prince Edward Community Care will attend your meeting and talk about services for seniors to help them live at home.  To make arrangements call 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org  More information at 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

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

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  

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

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