Info For Seniors: Free calendars now available at Community Care

For many years Community Care has been able to source free calendars for seniors. We’re pleased to announce that this year we’ve again found a source for free calendars.

This year we have available the calendar titled “Staying Active, Safe & Healthy in Our Communities”. The calendar is a project funded through the East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention & Management Strategy and the Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.

One of the reasons, we’re told, that seniors really liked the calendar that we used to be able to get was because it had the OAS and CPP cheque dates listed on it. The federal government has not yet released the payment dates for 2018. I’ll list them here when available because the calendar does not have these dates listed.

We’ve already had people in looking for the free calendars. We now have some for distribution. Stop in at 74A King Street to pick one up.

Auction closes Saturday

Community Care’s Thrift Shop receives the most amazing donations and is offering lovely jewelry items at a Silent Auction. The items are on display at 153 Main St., Picton with bidding closing at 2 p.m. sharp on Saturday, Dec. 2. All of the funds raised support programs for seniors in the county.

December socials

Seniors can enjoy lunch at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Picton, Dec. 13 in Allisonville or Dec. 20 in Milford.

The meal in all locations features a Christmas theme of 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 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Take out meals are available, too. Or, we will deliver to housebound seniors who live near the location.

Gift certificates

The seniors on your list would surely enjoy gift certificates for the Seniors Luncheon Social events held regularly throughout Prince Edward County. Gift certificates can be used for any program or service and can be purchased at the office at 74A King Street This is where you can also get thrift shop gift certificates.

‘In honour’ donations

At Christmas, or at any time of the year, you can honour someone by making a donation to Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors in their name. A card acknowledging your donation will be sent to the recipient. Drop by the office a or call 613-476-7493 to arrange this thoughtful gift.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes