Info For Seniors: Get some assistance in getting around the county

Seniors who need to go to medical appointments and shopping can call Community Care and sign up for our transportation program. Rides for medical appointments to destinations such as a local doctor’s office, Prince Edward Memorial Hospital or to points in Belleville, Kingston, Trenton and Toronto can be arranged.

The first step is for a senior to call and talk to one of our co-ordinators. Community Care is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the South East Local Health Integration Network and we must comply with the Home Care and Community Services Act. This means that when you first request a service from Community Care that you will meet with a co-ordinator to discuss your needs.

Once you’re a client of Community Care this is how you schedule a ride: Call the office at 613-476-7493 at least two-to-three days prior to the time of your appointment. We can’t provide same-day rides. When you call the office, just tell the friendly person that answers the phone your appointment time and place, the number of stops you need to make, and any other necessary information.

If you are a member of the new County Seniors Centre you can access free transportation to any Seniors Centre event or activity. Call the Community Care office at 613-476-7493, drop in at 74A King Street or email info@communitycareforseniors.org for more information.

Fitness classes

Fitness 4 Seniors in the Wellington Town Hall (10 weeks) starts on Friday, Jan. 18. Beginner and continuation Tai Chi start on Monday, Jan. 28. Call 613-476-7493 to sign up.

Winter driving, personal safety and more

Seniors are invited to coffee and an information session with Prince Edward OPP community safety officer Const. Pat Menard. A variety of topics will be covered including winter driving tips, current frauds & scams, personal safety and more. This presentation will be followed with a question and answer session. The event will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Registration is required. To register please call 613-476-7493.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes