Active Living Fair Planning well underway

Planning is really heating up for the 2nd Annual Seniors Information and Active Living Fair being held at the Wellington and District Community Centre from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 24th. The Fair is free and will offer presentations, demonstrations, community services, health and home exhibitors along with entertainment and a free lunch.

There will be door prizes and presentations. Come and get your glucose and blood pressure checked by the Prince Edward Family Health Team. Public Health will be on site all day with routine immunizations and the influenza vaccine.

There’s going to be over 60 exhibitors for seniors to get some information. Entertainment is also a component of the Fair and you’ll enjoy the music of the PEC Library String Quartet at 12:15 p.m. There will be a concert by the County Ukulele Band from 1:15-1:45 p.m.

Learn about the benefits and credits seniors are entitled to at a talk by a rep from Canada Revenue Agency. Tour the rubberized track where Community Care sponsors a Walking Program for seniors. Try Pole Walking on that same track. Terry Sprague will talk about why he’s known as the “Pied Piper of Nature”. A Public Health nurse will talk about Healthy Aging. The Canadian Hearing Society will give a presentation on services for hard of hearing people. Manson Slik will explain the details about “downsizing”. The Community Advocacy and Legal Centre will cover legal services available for seniors. Want more information on primary care in The County. The PE FHT will give a talk on that topic and answer questions, too. Community Care will explain the many services available to address social isolation.

The County Seniors Centre is offering this Fair and free transportation for County seniors is included. Just call the Community Care office at 613-476-7493 and arrange to have the Prince Edward Specialized Transit bus pick you up at your door. Come at 10 a.m. when Barb Proctor, President of Community Care will officially open the Fair. We expect some dignitaries to bring comments as well.

This fair is hosted by the County Seniors Centre in partnership with The Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and sponsored by The Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.

Call 613-476-7493 for more information or a free ride. For a full schedule of speakers and presentations at the Fair check the website at or Email .

Reception Volunteers are 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. This would appeal to people who have worked in a busy office environment. Orientation is provided and staff support is readily available.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes