Make sure to check out the Seniors Information and Active Living Fair being held at the Wellington and District Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 1.
The fair is free for all and will offer demonstrations, community services, health and home vendors. There will be door prizes and presentations. Come and get your hearing checked. Enjoy a free light lunch. There’s going to be over 40 vendors for seniors to get some information.
Entertainment is also a component of the fair and you’ll enjoy watching line dancing and listening to ukulele players! Learn about eating well. Tour the rubberized track where Community Care sponsors a Walking Program for seniors. Take in a Tai Chi demonstration – maybe you’ll want to get involved and will sign up.
There’s going to be a talk on frauds and scams and another talk on fire safety. The Prince Edward County fire department is bringing the aerial ladder truck for you to have a close-up look at. There’s something for everyone and it’s all free! The new County Seniors Centre is offering this fair and they have arranged for free transportation for County seniors. Just call the office at 613-476-7493 and arrange to have the Prince Edward Specialized Transit bus pick you up at your door. Driving your own car? There’s free transportation and lots of it.
Come at 10 a.m. when Mayor Robert Quaiff and Community Care for Seniors president Barbara Proctor, will officially open the fair. This fair is hosted in partnership with The Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and sponsored by The Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.
Reception volunteers needed
If you enjoy a fast pace in a changing environment the reception desk at Community Care might be for you. Three hours a week is all it takes to get involved in this volunteer position. This would appeal to people who have worked in a busy office environment. Orientation is provided and staff support is readily available. Contact Community Care today and start the conversation about volunteering at the reception desk. It’s a fun and busy place to be!
Need a ride?
Prince Edward Community Care offers an escorted transportation program that can maximize your independence with affordable rates, punctuality, personalized service and friendly drivers. Whether you need to travel locally or out of town, this service gets you where you need to go. The volunteer waits with the client while they are in the appointment. Notice of two or three days in advance is necessary, same day trips are not available. Call Community Care at 613-476-7493.
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes