New year perfect time to make a change

Are you going to make a change in your life for 2023? Did you know loneliness can have the same impact on your life as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day? Give us a call at Community Care. We have volunteer activities that will help you socialize. Make new friends and help others at the same time. Don’t delay. Start the conversation. You’ll be glad you did. Maybe you should consider getting involved in the Active Living Programs Community Care has on offer.

We have online Zoom fitness and arts classes along with socials available for seniors 60+. All County seniors are eligible to participate. We also offer Zoom webinars and the January topics include: “Thunder in the Stables” with Conrad Beaubien; “Bird Identification Course” with Terry Sprague; “Easy Preservation of Personal Collections” with Jessica Chase; “The Millennium Trail” with Terry Sprague, “Tea & Social” with staff from Community Care for Seniors.

We’re very excited to be offering a Virtual Mindful Motion series created by Carol Anderson, a lifelong dance artist and movement educator. This online series builds on patterns of motion that promote fluidity and strength. Each week will offer a guided focus of an aspect of movement practice and dance – breath, flow, balance and connection.

The series is Mondays, January 9th to 30th. The cost of this 4-week series is $50 Weekly classes of Tai Chi are on Tuesdays, January 17th to April 4th, 2023. You’re invited to register for these 12 week classes of Intermediate and Continuing Tai Chi. Both classes are on Tuesday mornings at Bloomfield Town Hall and the cost for registration is $12 Space is limited for both series so make sure you call today to register.

If you’ve been waiting for us to offer the 55 Alive Mature Driving Refresher Course well, here it is. This online offering is held on two days, January 23rd & 31st. The Canada Safety Council developed the 55 Alive Mature Driver Program to help older drivers improve their skills. The instructor is David Fox, retired educator and local firefighter, who was trained by the Canada Safety Council. The cost is $25 per person which includes a 100-page workbook, useful resource and a certificate. Space is limited.

Active living programs help seniors get active, make friends, be well. For more information or to register, call Community Care at 613-476-7493, check the activity calendar on the Community Care website at www.communitycareforseniors.org or email info@communitycareforseniors.org Community Care closes noon on Fri., Dec. 23 and reopens Wed., Dec. 28th. Closed on Mon., Jan 2nd for the New Year’s holiday. Meals on Wheels will be go out as usual over the holidays thanks to our wonderful volunteers.

Wishing one and all Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes