Community Care hosting social gatherings

Come to a tea party! Active Living Programs for January for seniors 60+ are available five day a week.

Community Care is slowly and safely reintroducing in-person activities. Also on offer is over 50 online events each month for seniors 60+ including fitness and arts classes along with socials.

In January the Zoom webinar topics include “The Millennium Trail” with naturalist Terry Sprague. We’re also holding an online “Tea & Social” and all participants will receive a tea cup, tea, and sweets. Staff from will attend and ensure that there’s conversation at this tea party. This is your chance to get active, make friends, be well. For more information or to participate, 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

There are still a few seats left at the online 55 Alive Mature Driving Refresher Course scheduled for Jan. 23rd & 31st. The Canada Safety Council developed the 55 Alive Mature Driver Program which is designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills. The cost is $25 per person which includes a 100-page workbook, useful resources, a certificate, and instruction by David Fox who was trained by the CSC. Registration is open to all people 55 and over. Space is limited. For information or to register call Community Care at 613-476-7493.

Community Care needs volunteers to help in the Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton. If you have three hours per week (10am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm) then give Community Care a call. No experience is necessary. A full orientation is offered. There are always experienced volunteers on site. Anyone wishing to work on the cash desk or to sort and price is welcome. To start the conversation about volunteering call 613-476-7493.

Starting March 1, 2023, Community Care volunteers complete 2023 income tax returns. They complete returns for past years anytime. This program supports seniors who live in Prince Edward County. If you are a senior 60+ whose single income is $35,000 or lower or a couple whose household income is $45,000 or lower, you may be eligible for help through this program. Volunteers have been trained by Canada Revenue Agency to complete Income Tax Returns for eligible clients. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for: deceased persons; resident of Long-term Care homes; bankrupt individuals; for those with more than $1000 of investment income; for individuals with capital gains/losses; or for people with business or rental income and expenses.

The Community Care office building is open by appointment only. To get your Income Tax done for free call 613-476-7493 for more information.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes