“They’re professional and they want to help you” says a client of the Community Care foot care clinic. Registered nurses see seniors at clinics in Picton, Wellington and Rossmore.
There are openings for new clients at clinics in all locations. If you live in Ameliasburgh ward in particular this is your chance to access services close to home. We are encouraging seniors 60-plus living in northern parts of the county to make an appointment for the Rossmore foot-care clinic.
Community Care also delivers hot and frozen Meals on Wheels to seniors living in Ameliasburgh ward. This is part of an effort that was launched a few years ago to bring services to seniors closer to where they live. In recent weeks hot meals have also been delivered in Athol ward. Community Care responds to the needs of seniors in Prince Edward County.
Careful and regular care of the feet is essential as people age. It can become harder to reach ones feet, the correct tools might not be readily available, and toenails can become thicker and tougher to handle. Each appointment at the foot-care clinic is a half hour duration in a confidential setting with a registered nurse who has specialized training in foot care. All tools are sterilized and then autoclaved. The first appointment is $25 and subsequent appointments are $20. Most people return every six weeks for maintenance foot care.
For more information, and to make an appointment for foot care, call 613-476-7493 or www.communitycareforseniors.org.
Tax returns for seniors
Community Care volunteers complete income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County. If you’re 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.
Volunteers have been trained by Canada Revenue Agency to complete income tax returns for eligible clients. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for: deceased persons; bankrupt individuals; for those with more than $1,000 of investment income; for individuals with capital gains/losses; or for people with business or rental income and expenses. There is no charge, donations are accepted.
Community Care can E-file your income tax. If you wish to submit a paper return, and you received a blank 2017 tax form in the mail, we ask that you bring it with you when you come into the office. For information call 613-476-7493.
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes