Info For Seniors: Plenty of programming planned for seniors

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) regularly holds free Hearing Help Clinics at the Community Care office in Picton. This is your chance to have a hearing care counsellor answer questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, do hearing screening, provide tips for hearing aid maintenance and demonstrate technical devices.

The next Hearing Help Clinic is on Friday, April 20. Call 613-476-7493 to schedule your half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor. For more information about services available for seniors call the Belleville CHS office at 613-966-8995 or email them at [email protected] Hearing Care Counsellors from CHS also make free home visits.

Exercise and falls prevention

The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) offers the free Seniors’ exercise and falls prevention program. It is a 12-week program that includes an innovative educational component and also includes balance and strength exercises. The program starts on Friday, April 20 and will be held in the office of Community Care for Seniors located at 74A King Street in Picton. Classes are Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register or to get more information call the VON at 1-888-279-4866 ext. 5381. Space is limited so call today.

Luncheon socials

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesdays – April 4 in Picton, April 18 in Milford and April 25 in Consecon. The menu features homemade soup, chicken breast with mushroom cream sauce, potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, lemon pie, 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. Only those seniors who have reserved can be served. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. This event is sponsored by Community Care for Seniors. Take out and delivery is available.

Tax returns

Prince Edward Community Care volunteers complete income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County. If you are a senior 60-plus whose single income is $30,000 or lower or whose household income is $40,000 or lower, you may be eligible for help through this program. There is no charge, however donations are accepted and encouraged. For more information call 613-476-7493.

Pension help clinic

Service Canada will hold a free pension help clinic at the office of Community Care for Seniors in Picton. A representative from Service Canada will be available to assist in completing forms and/or answering questions about CPP, CPP Disability, Old Age Security, and Guaranteed Income Supplement. The clinic is on May 23. Half- hour appointments are available. Call 613-476-7493 to schedule an appointment. Space is limited.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes