Info For Seniors: Our volunteers can help with spring tasks

Seniors who need help with light and housekeeping, heavy housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, et cetera can arrange for carefully screened workers to come to the home for a reasonable fee.

Spring is a time when many people look forward to getting out in their gardens and working on their lawn. If you see your lawn and garden as a burden then spring might not be bringing you bright and happy thoughts. 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 do yardwork, grass cutting, gardening and other outside work.

Community Care does the legwork by interviewing these home workers, checking references and performing police checks. Seniors can be confident that this has been done and can arrange the time and date that a home worker will help.

The inside and outside home workers do this work for reasonable rates. For more information on homemaking or home maintenance drop in at the Community Care office at 74A King Street, Picton or call 613-476-7493. You must be signed up as a client of Community Care to have access to these workers.

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” and Community Care has hard copies of this booklet available in our office at 74A King Street in Picton.

Easter Office and Store Hours

The Community Care office and Thrift Shop are closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22. Meals on Wheels will go out as usual thanks to our amazing and dedicated volunteers.

Lunch and Learn for Seniors in Wellington

The menu for this luncheon on Wednesday, April 24 at noon features roast beef, potato, vegetable, strawberry shortcake, bread and butter, coffee or tea and will be catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10 per person. This event will be held in the Wellington United Church hall. There is an elevator for those who need it.

The learning portion of the event features a presentation by Medigas on mobility products and devices. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Take-out and delivery available.