Prepare and plan for upcoming winter driving

It’s time to think about winter driving. You can prepare for winter by getting your vehicle a maintenance check-up before winter arrives. Always keep a survival kit in your vehicle. Consider installing four winter tires for better traction, braking and handling. Call your insurance carrier to see if they offer a winter tire insurance discount.

Planning is also important. Choose your route ahead of time. Check the local weather forecast and road conditions by calling 511, or checking @511Ontario on Twitter before you head out. Consider delaying your trip if the weather is bad.

Adjust your driving to suit current road and weather conditions. Slow down and stay in control. Keep a safe distance from other vehicles, especially snowplows clearing the road. Let’s hope we don’t see any snowplows for a few more weeks!

Prepare yourself for winter driving by checking your car battery, brakes, tires, wipers, engine and lights. Sub-zero climates can be tough on your vehicle. The Government of Ontario states that more than 1,000 snowplows and salt/sand spreaders are used to fight winter storms on provincial highways and that plowing begins as soon as two centimetres of snow are on the pavement.

Thrift Shop Silent Auction

Bidding starts on Monday Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. and closes at 2 p.m. sharp on Saturday, Nov. 4. All of the funds raised support programs for seniors in the county.

Learn about stroke support services

Lorraine Pyle from Community Care for South Hastings will discuss support groups and services available in Prince Edward County to stroke survivors and stroke caregivers. The free talk will be held at the Community Care office at 10 a.m. on Tues., Oct 24. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. To register call 613-476-7493.

New Hillier Luncheon Social

A Seniors Luncheon Social will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at noon with baked ham and pumpkin pie on the menu. 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 noon by calling 613-476-7493.

CALC lawyer talks wills, power of attorney

Lisa Turik, a staff lawyer with the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre will cover wills and power of attorney. This free talk will be held Wednesday Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at Hillier Town Hall.
Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Call 613-476-7493 to save your spot.