Turning little paper tags into money to support local programs for seniors is the order of the day for Tag Day at Community Care for Seniors.
On an annual basis we seek approval from the municipal council to hold this event in Prince Edward County. Approval has been granted for the event to happen on Friday, June 22 and on Saturday, June 23 at the three LCBO stores.
The goal for 2018 is to reach $3,400.00 —- $100 for each year Community Care has held a Tag Day. This year marks 34 consecutive years that Community Care volunteers have organized a Tag Day in The County. These volunteers are amazing. They are out in the rain when necessary and on hot, humid days, too. They are committed to this fundraiser that raises both money and awareness of the services that are available for seniors.
With donation boxes around their necks the volunteer taggers will again be stationed throughout Picton, Bloomfield, Consecon, Rossmore and Wellington, taking shifts canvassing in each location.
Community Care is also grateful to the businesses that give us permission year after year to have a volunteer in front of their store. Without their support Tag Day would simply not be possible.
More volunteer “taggers” are always most welcome. If you have 2-3 hours to spare please call 613-476-7493. We need your help to reach the goal.
Retired and semi-retired people: do you like to socialize, participate in activities and most of all have fun? If you answered “yes” then you’re invited to join the PROBUS Club of Prince Edward County.
This new club will meet monthly to hear guest speakers and discuss club activities. Social events and group interest activities will be ongoing throughout the month. There are over 5,000 PROBUS Clubs worldwide with 242 clubs in Canada with over 36,000 members. PROBUS is a fellowship organization of men and women with like interests.
PROBUS is not a service club, and does not fund raise. If you are interested in becoming a member of the newest PROBUS Club in Canada you’re invited to attend an information meeting on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Picton Elks Hall. For more information contact CountyPROBUS@gmail.com.
Morning coffee with the OPP
Seniors are invited to enjoy a tour and presentation at the Prince Edward OPP detachment, followed by refreshments and a social time.
Detachment commander Staff Sgt. John Hatch and community safety officer, Const. Pat Menard will discuss a variety of topics seniors need to know including frauds & scams, personal safety and what to do with old prescriptions. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. The event will be held Tuesday, May 15, from 10 .a.m until noon. There is limited parking at this location and seniors are encouraged to use the free transportation that is available.
For information, to register, or to arrange for the free transportation call 613-476-7493. Community Care is partnering with the OPP to make this event available to seniors. This presentation is part of a project funded by the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation.
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes