Info For Seniors: Reassurance program there to help rural seniors

We’ve been wondering why more seniors haven’t signed up for the Rural Route Reassurance Program.

Maybe seniors simply don’t know about this partnership that was forged 33 years ago. Canada Post employees who deliver mail in rural areas right here in the county are ready and willing to keep a watchful eye out for seniors who might need help. Just for the asking, through a service offered by Community Care, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and Canada Post your rural mail carrier will keep a friendly eye on you.

The last week of November a pamphlet on this great program will be delivered to your rural mailbox. Watch for that pamphlet to learn all about how to sign up.

It’s easy to register for the Rural Route Reassurance Program. Just call Community Care at 613-476-7493. Mail carriers will then be asked to keep an eye out for anything amiss or for any signs that a senior might need help. In that event, the mail carrier will call Community Care and our staff then take the appropriate action as pre-arranged with you. That might mean calling your neighbour or a family member to check on things.

Watch for the pamphlet. Make the call. Be reassured.

A recipe for healthy aging

Tomorrow at 10 a.m. registered nurse, Bernadette Hymus will talk about key factors that contribute to healthy aging and actions seniors can take to help keep their independence and live the best life possible. Then, at 1 .p.m on the same day you can play Scrabble Boggle. It’s an easy game to learn and lots of fun! To register for either event, call 613-476-7493.

Luncheon social and presentation in Waupoos

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday Nov. 29 at 12:30 p.m. The menu features homemade soup, chopped beef sirloin, onion gravy, potato and vegetables, apple pie, bread and butter, coffee and tea for $10 per person. You must sign up by the Tuesday, Nov. 28 to be able to eat.

Following the meal Gord Pendleton from the post office will talk about the Rural Route Reassurance program and information about the Canadian Union Postal Workers and Canada Post. The $10 meal and free talk will be held at North Marysburgh Town Hall.

This presentation is part of a project funded by the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation and supported by Prince Edward County. To register, call the office at 613-476-7493. Note the meal is available for take out or delivery.

Demorestville ‘Craft-tea’ social

Community Care for Seniors will host a morning of Christmas craft-making and refreshments at Sophiasburgh Town Hall Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Chat with friends old and new while making easy seasonal decorations. Craft supplies will be provided. For more information or to register call 613-476-7493.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes