We’re paying attention to information from Public Health and the government with regard to reopening Community Care activities and programs.
ome programs have not stopped during the pandemic. The delivery of hot and frozen Meals on Wheels has continued uninterrupted and in fact has expanded. We will now deliver hot Meals on Wheels anywhere in Prince Edward County up to five days a week. Frozen meals are also ordered and delivered regularly. Seniors or their caregivers simply need to call the office for more information or to make arrangements.
COVID-19 has required that delivery procedures be modified for the safety of all.
Since Friday, March 13th the Our office has been closed. When we resumed Foot Care Clinics on July 6th the office reopened but only for those with foot care appointments. Some staff members are in the office building and other staff are working from home offices. Please don’t go to the office building unless you have a foot care appointment. Staff can be reached by calling 613-476-7493. When calling please leave a detailed message and staff will return your call.
Community Care has started new programming during the pandemic. We now arrange for free pick up and delivery of groceries, medicines, other essentials, library books and produce from the new program offered by the Prince Edward Learning Centre. We also help seniors place email and online orders. This an effort to make it possible for seniors to reduce the number of times they go out for the safety of themselves and the community. New clients are welcome so give us a call. Physically distant procedures makes it possible for volunteers to complete tax returns for eligible seniors.
If you still need to get your tax return completed just call 613-476-7493 and leave a message. Staff will call you back and explain how we’re managing the program during the pandemic. Both indoor homemaking (housekeeping) and outdoor home maintenance program are operating with physical distancing protocols closely adhered to.
Reassurance calls have been ramped up and continue with many seniors receiving a regular telephone call. If you’d appreciate a regular chat with a volunteer, call the office. Active Living Programs have been moved online and a full schedule of webinars and telephone chats can be found listed on the website.
The Thrift Shop volunteers are happily and carefully working at Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton. We’ve received many donations of good used items and we’re struggling to handle the volume. If you have something to donate we’d sure be happy if you keep it for awhile until we catch up. If you have some time to help at the Thrift Shop then call 613-476-7493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We’d love to have more volunteers to help!
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes