Have you started your Christmas shopping? Having trouble deciding what your 90+ year old aunt would appreciate receiving this year?
Another knick knack or outfit sometimes just doesn’t seem like the right gift. Many seniors say “I don’t need anything, don’t give me any gifts.” That’s easy to say but it’s difficult to recognize a birthday or Christmas without giving a gift.
At Community Care we suggest gift certificates for services that help seniors live at home. If you believe the senior on your list would benefit from Meals on Wheels you can arrange to have meals sent for a few weeks as a trial. Once people try the meals they’re surprised at how having a hot meal delivered can make to their quality of life.
If the senior on your list is already on ours then you can pay for meals or rides on their account. What a wonderful gift to give them-the gift of independence.
Community Care also has gift certificates for the Thrift Shop that’s operated by our terrific volunteers at 153 Main Street. You need to come to the office to buy the certificates rather than the Thrift Shop. Right now there’s a Silent Auction of various items underway and lots of those things would make fabulous gifts. It’s not to be missed!
A membership in the County Seniors Centre would be welcomed by most seniors. The membership helps people get active, make friends and be well. Here’s a few of the upcoming events/activities to give you an idea of what goes on with the County Seniors Centre – Nov. 19 is “meet a beekeeper”; Nov. 21 is a “Christmas card & gift wrapping social”; Nov 27 is a presentation on preventing falls; Nov. 28 is a free hearing help clinic; Dec. 4 is a scrapbooking social. And the list goes on with more activities added regularly.
Another idea is to make a donation to Community Care for Seniors in honour of a friend or family member. For donations of $20 or more, Community Care will send a lovely card to the recipient, acknowledging your donation and that you have honoured them in this way. The donor will receive a charitable receipt suitable for Income Tax purposes. Call the office at 613-476-7493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Lunch and Learn for Seniors Nov. 27 Milford Town Hall
Come on out and enjoy good food and conversation with old and new friends and learn something new, too on Wed., Nov. 27 at 12 p.m.. The menu for the luncheon features homemade soup, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, cherry cheese cake, bread and butter, and coffee or tea and is catered by Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10 per person.
The learning portion will feature a presentation from Bernadette Hymus, a registered nurse from Hastings & Prince Edward Public Health, regarding falls prevention and how to stay on your feet.’
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes