Info for Seniors: Plenty to see and do at Seniors Active Living Fair

Enjoy a concert by the County Ukulele Band.  Learn about primary care in The County. Have you heard Terry Sprague speak about nature?  This is your opportunity!

The Canadian Hearing Society will make a presentation about living with hearing loss. Lung Health is the topic for another presentation. Public Health will give a talk about Healthy Aging and for the full duration of the event will be giving routine immunizations and the flu shot, too.

All this and more is available at the Seniors Active Living Fair.

This second annual event is on Thurs. Oct. 24 at the Wellington & District Community Centre.  We’re filling Highline Hall with exhibitors who are ready and willing to tell you about the various services available for seniors.

This free event is open to the public.

It starts at 10:00 a.m with activities through to 3:00 p.m.  We really want people to attend for the full day so they can hear the many presentations that are scheduled every half an hour.

Free entry, free parking, free prizes, free refreshments, free snacks and a free lunch while supplies last. Free transportation for seniors, too.

Call the Community Care office for more information about the fair at 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org

For a full schedule of the presentations go to the website at communitycareforseniors.org

Hearing Help Clinic The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is holding a free Hearing Help Clinic in partnership with Prince Edward Community Care. There will be a clinic at Athol Town Hall on Thurs, Oct. 31.

This is your chance to have a Hearing Care Counsellor provide a hearing screening, answer your questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, provide tips for hearing aid maintenance and demonstrate technical devices.

Call 613-476-7493 to schedule your free half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor, appointments start at 10:30 a.m. For more information about hearing help services available for seniors, call the Canadian Hearing Society office at 1-866-518-0000 ext. 4292 or email info@chs.ca.

Importance of Blood Pressure on Heart Health Presentation & Blood Pressure Clinic The County Seniors Centre has arranged for the Prince Edward Family Health Team to hold a free presentation on the Importance of Blood Pressure on Heart Health followed by a blood pressure clinic.

High blood pressure is a dangerous condition in adults that is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Blood Pressure Clinics enable you to have your blood pressure checked by a professional nurse.

This drop in clinic runs from 1-3 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 6th at the Picton Town Hall starting at 12:30 p.m. This event will follow the Lunch and Learn at noon.

The cost for the lunch is $10 and we ask that seniors call to register for the lunch by noon November 5th.

Attend the lunch, the presentation, the BP clinic or all three.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes