Blood pressure & heart health clinic coming to Picton

The County Seniors Centre has made arrangements for the Prince Edward Family Health Team to hold a free presentation on the Importance of Blood Pressure on Heart Health followed by a blood pressure clinic on Wed., Nov. 6 at the Picton Town Hall starting at 12:30 p.m.

High blood pressure is a dangerous condition in adults that is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Blood Pressure Clinics enable you to have your blood pressure checked by a professional nurse. This drop in clinic will start at 1:00 and end at 3:00 p.m.

The menu for this luncheon at the Picton Town Hall features homemade soup, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, cherry cheese cake, bread and butter, and coffee or tea and will be catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering.  The cost is $10 per person. There is an elevator for those who need it. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493.

The Blood Pressure talk and clinic will follow the Seniors Lunch & Learn being held at noon.  Seniors are welcome to attend the lunch, the talk, the BP Clinic or all three.  Turning Seniors Voices into Action to End Elder Abuse is the title of an event coming up on Nov. 12th.  Join the conversation to end elder abuse.  Learn about the different types of elder abuse and much more.  Resources will be available. This interactive and informative presentation will be held on Tues., Nov 12, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m at the Wellington Town Hall.   The event is free and open to all seniors, caregivers and interested community members.

Curious about acting? Enjoy a theatre workshop with Lynn Fennell – Introduction to the World of Theatre – founder of the Prince Edward Community Theatre. Born and raised in Picton, Lynn has performed in musical and dramatic theatre throughout the area since the late 1980’s. He will provide a brief history of local theatre in the County followed by an interactive script reading. This informative presentation will interest theatre lovers, prospective volunteers and actors and will start at 1:30 p.m for about an hour at North Marysburgh Town Hall.

Bees voted to be the most important living beings on earth!  Elis Ziegler, County beekeeper and member of the Quinte Beekeeper’s Association, will talk about the bee life cycle, beekeeping as a hobby, products which come from beekeeping plus sample some honey.  Bring your questions.  This presentation will be held on Tues., Nov. 19, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m at Athol Town Hall.

Addressing Christmas cards and wrapping gifts becoming a chore?  Bring your envelopes, gifts, wrapping paper and ribbons and volunteers will provide assistance.  Get your wrapping and mailing ready and enjoy some Christmas cheer.  There’s no charge for this event and Christmas sweets will be provided to get attend on Thurs., Nov. 21 from 9:30 to 10:30am at Ameliasburgh Town Hall.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes