Info for Seniors: Stroke support group for local residents

There will be a monthly Stroke Support Group for residents of Prince Edward County.

A partnership between Community Care for South Hastings (CCSH) and The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association has recognized the need for (and will now offer a once a month) a two hour stroke support group.

The group will be organized by staff from CCSH.

This monthly peer support group will be led by a trained facilitator specializing in stroke support who will connect stroke survivors and their caregivers with others affected by this traumatic life event.

The group will look at the latest in stroke care and will have on hand updated stroke community resource information.

As a stroke survivor, it doesn’t matter where you are along your stroke recovery journey.

The CCSH staff say they welcome those who have “come out into their real world after hospital, or it may be it is two – or more – years later when they discover that they will not make a ‘full’ recovery”.

Joining the group is about getting and staying connected with people who understand where you’re at; what you’ve been through and what you’re going through, and the organizers hope they can help make the next months and years a little easier.

Attend the upcoming Stroke Awareness Day on Wed. June 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre .

To sign up for this group or for more information call CCSH at 613-969-0130.

Lunch and Learn for Seniors at Picton Town Hall Come on out and enjoy great food and conversation with old and new friends and learn something new, too on Wednesday, June 5th at 12 p.m.

The menu for this luncheon features homemade soup, roast beef, potato, vegetable, carrot cake, bread and butter, and coffee or tea, catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.

The cost is $10.00 per person.

The learning portion will feature a presentation on upcoming programs by representatives of the Regent Theatre.

Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.

Take-out & delivery available.

Mobility workshop and scooter rodeo The Prince Edward County Community Safety & Wellbeing Committee is hosting an educational and fun afternoon in the Rotary Hall at the Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main Street on Thursday, June 6th at 1:00 pm.

There will be vendors showing off the latest in mobility aids such as canes, walkers, scooters, and much more.

Come at 1:00 pm to visit the exhibitors, presentations start at 1:30pm, followed by a medical scooter demonstration by the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Paramedic Services and the Detachment Commander of the OPP.

Medical scooters will be available to try out. Participants can bring their own and run the scooter course.

– Debbie Macdonald Moynes