Public health encourages well water testing

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health encourages residents with private well water to test their drinking water seasonally. At this time of year wells may be impacted by runoff from seasonal snow melt. This may be even more significant for those with shore wells. Any well subject to runoff or high water may be at greater risk of contamination, so public health encourages you to sample your water by obtaining a water sample bottle from any of the public health offices. In Picton the office is located at 35 Bridge Street, at the bottom of the town hill. For additional assistance call the health unit at 613-966-5500 ext. 677.

Milford Seniors Luncheon Social

The April 18 menu features, homemade soup, chicken breast with mushroom cream sauce, potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, lemon pie, bread and butter, coffee and tea all catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. This event will include a presentation by a Hearing Care Counsellor from the Canadian Hearing Society. The cost is $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. When registering indicate if you need take-out or delivery. This event is sponsored by Community Care and will be held in Milford Town Hall.

Hearing Help Clinic

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) regularly holds free hearing help clinics at the Community Care office, 74A King Street in Picton. Meet with a hearing care counsellor who will answer questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, do hearing screening, provide tips for hearing aid maintenance and demonstrate technical devices. The next clinic is Friday, April 20. Call 613-476-7493 to schedule your free half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor. For more information about services available for seniors call the Belleville CHS office at 613-966-8995 or email them at Hearing care counsellors from CHS also make free home visits.

Falls prevention program

The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) offers the Seniors’ Exercise & Falls Prevention program. This is a 12-week funded program and is offered for free. The program starts on Friday, April 20 and will be held in the office of Community Care in Picton. To register or for more information call the VON at 1-888-279-4866 ext. 5381. Space is limited so call today.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes