Info For Seniors: Workshop to help shape caregiver resources

The Regional Geriatric Programs (RGPs) of Ontario invites caregivers of frail seniors (age 65 and older) to participate in a caregiver co-design workshop on Nov. 29 to share their experiences.

The RGPs of Ontario will use the insights of participants to create educational resources for caregivers across the province. Any family member or friend of a frail senior who provides un-paid care is welcome to join the discussion, share their story, and connect with others in similar roles over lunch.

Challenges for seniors that the workshop will cover include walking, remembering, managing pain, managing medication, managing meals, managing bladder and bowel, and staying socially active.

The workshop includes a free lunch, free parking, and respite and transportation support for those who do not drive or find it difficult to attend events while leaving their family member or friend alone.

The workshop will be held at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants can register online through Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.ca/e/caregiver-co-design-workshop-tickets-51290248514), or contact Sarah Linders for assistance at linderss@providencecare.ca or 613-544-4900 ext. 52014.

The content for this column was written by Sarah Linders from The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health at Providence Care.

Thrift shop silent auction opens Monday

Check out the exceptional and exquisite items on display at Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main St., Picton. Bidding starts on Monday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. and closes at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. All of the funds raised support programs for seniors in the county.

Consecon Seniors Luncheon Social

The Seniors Luncheon Social will be in Consecon next Wednesday at noon. Following the luncheon of soup followed by “bangers and mash” and a scrumptious dessert there will be a presentation on all things England. Reserve your place by Tuesday at noon by calling 613-476-7493.

Cribbage

Cribbage is a card game that is hundreds of years old, but still widely popular. County Seniors Centre members are invited to come to the North Marysburgh Town hall to play from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 28. This is a free event and no partner is necessary. To register, please call the County Seniors Centre at 613-476-7493.

Crokinole

County Seniors Centre members can try their hand at another classic game at Wellington Town Hall from 1-3 p.m. Flick your discs toward the centre of the board to score points.

– Debbie MacDonald Moynes