In late 2017 Community Care approached County council for support to apply for funding to establish social and recreational programming in the county. The funding call by the Government of Ontario made it mandatory for municipal support. Council agreed and the proposal was submitted. The approval came in April and the funding arrived in late July 2018.
The County Seniors Centre offers programming in the nine town halls as well as at the 74A King Street location of Community Care for Seniors.
The centre resulted in the creation of 1.5 full-time equivalent jobs and to date 141 seniors are members. The provincial funding is ongoing. This initiative helps to advance the provincial requirements of the age-friendly community strategy and it supports the use of town halls in The County.
Community Care has a long history of partnering with many local groups and organizations. Duplication of effort is avoided through collaboration with partners and the municipal recreation committees. We are working together to reach as many seniors as possible.
With the support of the County the Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association established the County Seniors Centre. We help seniors live at home.
There’s room for more seniors to be involved in the County Seniors Centre programming. There are many ways to find out what’s coming up in your local town hall: call the office at 613-476-7493; like our Facebook page; follow us on Twitter; check the web site at www.communitycareforseniors.org; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; buy a County Seniors Centre membership so you receive regular updates; and watch for the pamphlet that will be delivered to the door of homes in Prince Edward County on Tuesday, March 26.
By working together we can make sure that Prince Edward County is the best place for people to age. Get active, make friends, be well.
– Debbie MacDonald Moynes