For many years Community Care was able to source free calendars for seniors and then a couple years ago we ran into issues finding any. This year things seem to be back on track.
We know seniors like the calendar put out by the not-for-profit group B.A.S.S.I.C. which stands for “Bringing an Awareness of Seniors Safety Issues to the Community”.
After reading my column last year bemoaning that we couldn’t get any calendars the Insurance Bureau of Canada contacted the office of Todd Smith MPP and sent 100 of them. We think it’s happening again in 2019.
Last year I was also able to order 100 Milk Calendars from the Dairy Farmers. That request has been placed again. Finally, members of the community dropped off calendars they weren’t using.
So, 2018 was a good calendar year and it looks like 2019 is shaping up to be the same.
One of the reasons, we’re told, that seniors really like the B.A.S.S.I.C.calendar is because it has the cheque dates listed on it. You can find the OAS and CPP payment dates on the Federal Government website at this link and click on “payment calendar”: www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits.html
The 2020 payment dates haven’t been posted yet. When the dates are released we’ll print them and insert them into any calendars that don’t include the dates. We’ve already had people calling about free calendars. When the calendars arrive you’ll read about it in this column.
Thrift Shop Silent Auction– closes Sat., Nov. 23 People donate amazing things to Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop and from time to time the volunteers hold a Silent Auction. You must see the exceptional and unique items on display at 153 Main St., Picton. Bidding closes at 2 p.m. sharp on Sat., Nov. 23. 100 per cent of the funds raised support programs for seniors.
Prince Edward Community Care Office is closed on Fri., Nov 22 for a staff training event. Meals on Wheels will go out as usual.
Lunch and Learn for Seniors – Nov. 27 at Milford Town Hall All seniors welcome on Wed., Nov. 27th at 12 p.m. The menu 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. There will be a presentation from Bernadette Hymus, a registered nurse from Hastings & Prince Edward Public Health, regarding falls prevention and how to stay on your feet. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon, 613-476-7493. Take-out & delivery available.
Immediate opening for a Reception Volunteer -If you enjoy a fast pace in a changing environment our reception desk might be for you. Orientation is provided and staff support is readily available.
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes