Health unit planning community clinics

Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health is holding a health clinics in Picton and in Wellington.

In Wellington, Nov. 29, there will be several educational public health presentations starting at 1 p.m. These include falls prevention, adult immunizations, naloxone and opioids and a presentation on Lyme disease. You can get information on how to quit smoking, the support that’s available, and lots about nicotine replacement therapies that are available. There will be various health information booths with resources.

The publicly funded vaccines available are: influenza, pneumococcal for people age 65-plus and shingles for people age 65-70.
This year, the influenza vaccine will also be offered by Public Health through community clinics at a variety of locations throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties as well as through booked appointments.

The vaccine is available at no cost to any person over the age of 6 months who lives, works or attends school in Ontario. The influenza vaccine is also available through participating pharmacists (except for children under age 5), and your health care provider.
Community clinics in Prince Edward County are scheduled for the Salvation Army, 46 Elizabeth Street in Picton on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 1-6 p.m and Essroc Arena, on Belleville Street in Wellington Wednesday, Nov. 29 from noon to– 5 p.m. You can also book an appointment in Picton by calling 613-966-5500 extension 221.
For more information visit www.hpepublichealth.ca or call 613-966-5500.

Coffee and
conversation

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is partnering with the Prince Edward OPP to present what seniors need to know to help protect themselves against frauds and scams. Enjoy a coffee and conversation with the new Community Safety Officer, Constable Patrick Menard. This free talk will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at 10am at the office of Community Care, 74A King Street, Picton. Refreshments. To register, call the office 613-476-7493.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

The Prince Edward Family Health Team is offering a free workshop on “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” which will be held at Community Care office from Oct. 31 to Dec. 5 from 1:30-4 p.m. You might wish to attend if you’re living with COPD, CHF, diabetes, asthma, depression (mild-moderate), or attending cardiac rehab.
Each participant receives a copy of Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions. To register, email the Family Health Team at: courses@pefht.com or call 613-476-0400 ext. 214.

Hearing Help Classes

The Canadian Hearing Society presents a series of Hearing Help Classes on Wednesdays in Picton at the Community Care office Nov. 1-Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.. Classes are designed for the hard of hearing person who is experiencing difficulty communicating in day-to-day situations. The cost is $30 for the entire course. 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.