Info For Seniors: Learn where to find community services

Last week I covered how to find up to date information on all of the activities that Community Care for Seniors has on the go.

This week my plan is to cover how to find community-based services – services offered by Community Care and other agencies, too. You can start by calling 211 on your telephone or by accessing this comprehensive database at www.ontario211.ca

Another option is to access the Ontario Community Support Association online “Care Finder” that provides information on Community Support Services in Ontario. Check it out at www.caredove.com/ocsa and enter the city in the search box.

The South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) can provide you with detailed information about a variety health and community services anywhere in Southeastern Ontario. Go to the web site www.southeasthealthline.ca, which has a comprehensive on-line listing of community and health care services.

If you need information about services in Prince Edward County a good place to start is by calling Community Care and asking your question. Call 613-476-7493 and ask our capable and informed staff what you need to know about. You can also e-mail info@communitycareforseniors.org or check our web site at www.communitycareforseniors.org.

If you call and we don’t know the answer right then we’ll find out and let you know. Having the information that you need can assist you or your loved ones stay healthy and living at home.

Volunteers to start accepting tax returns

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 a Community Care program that starts today.

Upcoming events

We are holding an event at the Picton Fire Hall March 20 from 1:30-3 p.m.. Seniors are invited to tour the fire hall and listen to presentations from fire prevention officer Mike Branscombe and Hastings-Quinte Paramedics chief Doug Socha Preregistration is required. Call 613-476-7493 for information, registration, or transportation.

There’s a free Hearing Help Clinic March 22 and you need to sign up to see a counsellor from the Canadian Hearing Society.

The Wii bowling league starts again March 27. Call 613-476-7493 or check our website to find out more or to register for any of these events.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes