Info For Seniors: Be careful and alert when shopping online

Do you like to shop online? Do you usually shop at reputable stores or do you take your chances on new and different vendors? Before you make your next online purchase, stop! Make sure that the vendor is reputable and that you will actually get the product you pay for.

There are many scammers who set up fake online “shops” – they will take your money but not give you anything in return, and it is very hard to get your money back. Before you use your debit or credit card online to make a purchase, do some research on the vendor. You can do an Internet search to see whether other people have had problems with the vendor, or you can check the Ontario government’s Consumer Beware List here at .

Remember that you should never give out your personal information, including your banking information, to a vendor that you do not trust. If you have been the victim of a shopping scam, you can report the scam to your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online at The above was written by Danielle Holbrough, Clinic Lawyer with the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre and used with permission.

Consecon Seniors Luncheon Social

Enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, June 13 at noon. The menu features homemade soup, chopped beef with onion gravy, potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, blueberry 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 Tod Lavender from the Ainsworth Funeral Home who will speak about being prepared for when a person dies. A question-and-answer session will follow. The cost is $10 per person. Only those seniors who have reserved can be served. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. This event is sponsored by Community Care. Take out and delivery is available.

Seniors’ Month Open House

Community Care will host an Open House Monday, June 25 from 1-3 p.m. for people to drop in and find out about services and volunteer opportunities.  The coffee will be on and the staff will be ready to answer questions.

– Debbie MacDonald Moynes