Info For Seniors: Public Health offers free cooking classes

Cooking with the Basic Shelf is the name of the free cooking classes available through Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. These classes offer: hands-on cooking with registered dietitians; a friendly inviting environment; a place to share a meal together; a way to find new confidence in the kitchen; and nutrition education.

Participants will meet once a week for six weeks to discuss food-related issues such as meal planning and practice hands-on preparation of meals from the Basic Shelf Cookbook. The recipes from this cookbook are all designed to use one list of low cost nutritious ingredients. The recipes are quick and easy to make, requiring little cooking experience and equipment. This program is most helpful for people living on a limited income and/or people with limited cooking skills.

A series of six classes will be held on Tuesday Mornings at the Wellington United Church starting on May 22 to June 26. The classes are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. And advance registration is required. For more information or to register call the Healthy Life Line 613-966-5500 ext. 610.

Spring and summer clothing arrives

Good used clothing for the whole family is now available at Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street.

Hearing Help classes

The Canadian Hearing Society, is presenting a series of Hearing Help classes on Wednesdays in Picton at the Community Care office, 74A King Street in Picton from May 2 – June 6, 10 a.m. to noon. The classes are designed for the hard of hearing person who is experiencing difficulty communicating in day-to-day situations. The cost is $30. Participants may bring a friend or family member at no extra cost. To register contact Community Care at 613-476-7493. For more information contact The Canadian Hearing Society at 613-966-8995.

Picton Seniors Luncheon Social

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, May 2 at noon. The menu features homemade soup, bangers and mashed potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, carrot cake, bread and butter, coffee and tea catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10 per person.

This event will include a presentation by Warren Powell from the Whattam & Hicks Funeral Home who will speak about being prepared for when a person dies. Q & A to follow. This event is sponsored by Community and will be held in the Picton Town Hall. Note new location. There is an elevator for those who need it. Reserve by Tuesday at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Take-out meals are available. This meal can also be delivered to seniors in Picton.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes