For many years Community Care has been able to source free calendars for seniors. We’re disappointed to report that this year all sources of these free calendars have dried up. In years gone by we could get these free calendars from the provincial government. That was stopped awhile ago.
Then the not-for-profit group B.A.S.S.I.C. which stands for “Bringing an Awareness of Seniors Safety Issues to the Community” began putting out a free calendar. We would receive a limited supply each year and they’d go like hotcakes! Their we bsite is www.bassic.caif you would like more information about the organization.
One of the reasons, we’re told, that seniors really liked the B.A.S.S.I.C.calendar was because it had the cheque dates listed on it. You can find the OAS and CPP payment dates on the federal government web site at this link (www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits.html) and search “payment calendar.”
Last year we sources free calendars from the East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention & Management Strategy and the Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program. This year they aren’t putting out free calendars.
We’ve already had people in looking for the free calendars. We’re still looking to find some. If we do, you’ll read about it in this column. A couple years ago when the sources of free calendars dried up there were generous people in the community who dropped off calendars they didn’t plan to use. Anyone wishing to do that this year is welcome to do so. Thank you.
Register soon for these events at the County Seniors Centre…
– Cribbage on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 1-3 p.m. at North Marysburgh Town Hall;
– Marvelous Muffins Recipe Exchange on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Bloomfield Town Hall from 10 a.m. until noon.
– Crokinole on Friday, Nov. 30 from 1-3 p.m. at Wellington Town Hall.
All events are free and require advance registration. Call 613-476-7493 to register.
If you enjoy a fast pace in a changing environment our reception desk might be for you. Orientation is provided and staff support is readily available. Call 613-476-7493.
The Seniors Luncheon Social is in Consecon Nov. 28 at noon. Following the luncheon of soup followed by “bangers & mash” and a scrumptious dessert there will be a presentation on all things England. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Take-out and delivery is available.
– Debbie MacDonald Moynes