Plenty to occupy you this December

Enjoy a Christmas take out meal on December 21 as Community Care continues the monthly curbside pick-up of meals.

Chef Bill Grieve of Wheelhouse and Occasions catering is preparing homemade soup, roasted turkey with stuffing and cranberries, potatoes, vegetable, roll and Christmas pudding for dessert. What’s better than that!? The cost is only $15.00/meal and seniors 60+ can order by calling the office at 613-476-7493. All meals must be paid for in advance. Meals will be packaged hot and ready to be picked up at The View Restaurant at the Picton Golf Club. Only those who preorder and pay will be served. To order, or for more information, call 613-476-7493. Orders will be taken until December 17th, 2021.

Perhaps this is the month you’ll get involved in the Active Living Programs offered by Community Care for seniors 60+. Programming is available 5 days/week from Monday to Friday and there’s lots to choose from. Here’s a sampling of over 50 free events happening each month for seniors 60+ both online and by telephone. There is an annual membership fee of $25.00 to get involved. Online Zoom Classes & “Socials for Seniors” are held Monday to Friday at 10:30am for fitness classes, and in the afternoons at 2:00pm for arts & socials.

See the website for the program calendar. Seniors without a computer can join online Zoom webinars via the telephone, and it’s toll free to do so.

December Zoom Webinar topics include “Facebook 101” with Julie Lane-Yntema, Technology Resource Centre Coordinator for PEC Library; “Exploring the Royal Collection and Buckingham Palace” with Jessica Chase, Assistant Curator of Museums for The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward; “Growing Up Big Island” Book Overview, with Terry Sprague, Author and Naturalist; “Holiday Social” with staff from Community Care for Seniors. Get active, make friends, be well.

For more information or to participate, call 613-476-7493, email or check the online calendar on the Community Care website at If you’re planning to get your third shot for COVID-19 remember that Community Care will provide a free ride for any seniors 60+ to get to the vaccination clinic. We’ll get you there for free for your first, second, or third shot.

Starting January 1, 2022 the normal rates for transportation will apply. Need to go to a medical appointment and need a ride, too? Community Care will arrange a volunteer to drive you wherever you need to go at reasonable rates. Call the office for more information on this. Remember that a minimum of three days notice is required so call ahead.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes