Info For Seniors: Program helps seniors care for lawns, gardens

As people age, getting out in the garden and on the lawn can become more and more of a chore. Add to that the heat and humidity that we’ve been experiencing lately and this can become a huge burden. Community Care is here to help seniors stay living in their own homes in the community. Before you think about moving to an apartment so you can leave your lawns and gardens behind, think about calling our office for some help.

Community Care has a home maintenance program for seniors that offers screened workers who will provide yard work, gardening and other outside work. Call the office to find out more about this. You must be signed up as a client of Community Care to have access to these workers.

Seniors who need help with chores at home, either inside or out, can call Community Care. We have carefully screened workers at reasonable rates. Help is available with yard work, grass cutting, light and heavy housework, meal preparation, and respite – both during the day and overnight. For information on this service call or stop in at the Community Care office located at 74A King Street, Picton at 613-476-7493. Go to our web site for more information at the following address:

Safety in your home and in your garden is very important. The other consideration is preventing falls. The Public Health Agency of Canada has published “The Safe Living Guide—A guide to home safety for seniors” that is available on the Internet at the following address: seniors. Community Care also has hard copies of this booklet available in our office.

Nutritious meals delivered

Delivery to your door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal means daily contact with a volunteer to help you stay safe and well in your own home. Regular delivery of frozen meals can make it easier on those days when meal preparation is a monumental task – just pop a low sodium, high quality and tasty meal into the microwave and enjoy.

Community Care offers both hot and frozen meals to seniors and to clients of Hospice Prince Edward or the Alzheimer Society Hastings-Prince Edward For information on delivery days for hot and frozen Meals on Wheels or to refer someone, call 613-476-7493. Staff can make home visits to explain this and other services.

– Debbie MacDonald Moynes