December a busy month for Community Care

The County Seniors Centre is operated by Community Care for Seniors and offers programming in the nine municipal Town Halls.  Seniors 60+ are invited to get involved with the many activities and events that are on offer each month.  December is shaping up to be a busy month with all that’s going on.  Now is the time to get involved!

Marvellous Muffins recipe exchange is scheduled for on Mon., Dec 9 9:30-11 a.m. at Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Participants may bring their favourite easy, fun and affordable muffin recipe and prepare six muffins at home to share, or just come and enjoy some baking. This is a free and fun social event that will be a sweet treat for all who participate.

There is something wonderfully Canadian about crokinole. It came out of rural Canada around the time of Confederation – the World Championship is held each year in Tavistock, ON – which would give it an earlier claim on the national psyche than hockey! Crokinole is easy to learn. Come on out and give crokinole a try at the North Marysburgh Town Hall in Waupoos on Tues., Dec. 10th 1- 2 p.m. Refreshments included.

Come one, come all to a presentation and sing along by Sam Hirst well known county music director. Enjoy hot cider with seasonal cookies and join in with a few Christmas tunes to get into the holiday spirit.  If interest is shown weekly choir rehearsals will be scheduled in the new year along with a concert or two.  We’re hoping to establish a County Senior Centre Choir. Come and bring a friend on Tues., Dec 10, from 3 -4 p.m at Wellington Town Hall.

Bring your envelopes, gifts, wrapping paper and ribbons and volunteers will provide assistance at this free Christmas preparation day on Thurs., Dec. 12 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Sophiasburgh Town in Demorestville. Christmas cookies and refreshments will round out the event. There’ll be more festive cookies and tea/coffee at the Bloomfield Town Hall on Mon., Dec. 16 from 1:30- 2:30 p.m.  This tea & cookie break is open to all 60+ seniors.  Drop in for a rest, to socialize, and to find out more about the County Seniors Centre.

Learn how to identify different types of fraud and the latest scams, actions you can take to protect yourself and what to do if you have fallen victim to fraud.  Const. Aaron Miller, Community Safety Officer with the OPP in partnership with Coreen Reynolds and Bryce Cleave representing CIBC Picton branch will speak at an event on Tues., Dec. 17 from 1:30- 2:30 a.m. at the Picton Town Hall.  The event is free and open to all.  We’ll serve refreshments of course. Prince Edward County Fire Prevention Officer Greg Gorsline will provide an informative session regarding carbon monoxide detectors and the law on Wed., Dec. 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Athol Town Hall in Cherry Valley. Refreshments to follow.

Enjoy a Christmas meal with all the trimmings at noon on Dec. 11 in Hillier and Dec. 18 in Milford.  There will be great food and entertainment.  Eat in, take out or seniors can request that the meal be delivered.

Call 613-476-7493 for more details or to make a reservation.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes