Info For Seniors: OAS, CPP payment dates for 2019 released

The payment dates for OAS and CPP have been released. We asked Neil Ellis’ MP office to let us know when this happened and we received an e-mail this week. You can find the dates for 2019 on this web site: or you can stop at the reception desk when you’re next in the Community Care office. We have printed copies for people to pick up.

We’ve also printed the payment dates and slipped the paper into the Milk calendars and the donated calendars that you can pick up in our office. The BASSIC calendars already have the dates printed on the month pages. Thank you again to all those that donated calendars to Community Care for distribution to seniors.

Several times lately people have told me that they receive unwanted calls from people trying to sell them something. The Government of Canada established the “Do Not Call List” and says this about using it: “If you wish to reduce the number of unsolicited calls you receive, you may register your personal telephone number including landline, wireless, fax, or VoIP on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL). “Your registration becomes effective 31 days after you register. Once you register your number, it does not expire, and will stay on the list indefinitely unless you remove it.” To register by phone call 1-866-580-DNCL (3625)

Community Care Holiday Hours

The Community Care office will close at noon on Monday, Dec. 24. The office will be closed on Tuesday Dec. 25 for Christmas and Wednesday, Dec. 26 for Boxing Day. We are open with reduced staff on Dec. 27, 28 and 31. The office will also be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. Meals on Wheels will be delivered as usual throughout the holidays thanks to our wonderful volunteers! Community Care’s Thrift Shop will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. Everyone at Community Care wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

– Debbie MacDonald Moynes