Plenty for seniors to do this fall in Prince Edward County

This is a good time to get involved in the Seniors Luncheon Social get-togethers that Community Care holds regularly from September to June each year.  We sometimes call these events “Lunch & Learn” because of the educational component.

These dinners are at the noon hour and open to seniors who are interested in good food and conversation.  The cost is $10/person and you need to call the office the day before (by noon) to reserve your place.  To cut down on the clean up by volunteers we ask that people bring a soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery and a plastic bag to take it home to wash.

These are the upcoming October locations and dates:  Milford on Oct. 16th, Wellington on Oct. 23rd, and Consecon on Oct. 30th.  There will be a presentation by the PEC Fire Department on the topic “Plan and Practice your Escape”.

In November we’re serving homemade soup, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, cherry cheese cake, bread and butter, and coffee or tea.  Attend in Picton on Nov. 6th or Milford on Nov. 27th.  Our Christmas menu of turkey with all the trimmings starts in Picton on Dec. 4th and continues in Hillier on Dec. 11th and Milford on December 18th.

Walking programs begin – Oct. 15 The County Seniors Centre supervised walking programs in both Picton and Wellington start up on Tuesday, October 15th.  Walk up to 5 days a week in climate controlled comfort indoors where there’s no ice, wind or snow.  Call the office for details and to get signed up so you can start walking.

Intermediate Watercolour Painting Series This series will run for 4 consecutive weeks with 2 hour classes starting Tuesday, Oct. 15th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m at the Wellington Town Hall located at 246 Wellington Main Street.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  For more info or to register call Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Seniors Information and Active Living Fair – Oct. 24th – Wellington & District Community Centre The County Seniors Centre is hosting the second annual Seniors Information and Active Living Fair. See 50+ “vendors” from the community showcasing the services they offer, as well as presentations and demonstrations. This free event is open to the public.  It starts at 10:00 a.m. with activities through to 3:00 p.m.  We recommend planning to attend for the full day as presentations are scheduled every half an hour.  Door prizes, free refreshments, free snacks and a free lunch (while supplies last).  Free transportation for seniors.

Call Community Care for more info about the fair at 613-476-7493.

A full schedule of the speakers and presentations is on the website at www.communitycareforseniors.org

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes