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Free public discussion on basic income at Fleming College

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Free public discussion on basic income at Fleming College

The Ontario Basic Income Network (OBIN) is hosting a free public discussion on basic income in early November at Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay.

The Nov. 3 event is a chance to explore how basic income might benefit the town, according to Chair of OBIN’s provisional steering committee, Rob Rainer.

“The public event is an opportunity to explore the various ways basic income could really help the people of Lindsay,” he says.

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Volunteer Recognition Dinner: KL Sport and Rec Council
Win a 'staycation' with Community Care.

Below, you will find information about upcoming initiatives and events of Community Care, as well as a summary of recent activities. For further information about any of the organization’s events or programs, contact Community Care at 705-324-7323.

COMMUNITY HEALTH & CARE MONTH

Each October, we observe Community Health & Care Month by highlighting a few of the many important programs and services provided to local residents. Throughout the month:

Keep an eye on local media, including The Lindsay Advocate, for profiles on some of our Community Support Services;

Watch our social media (Facebook and Twitter) pages for facts and announcements about Community Care programs;

Enter our online contest to win a $75 gift certificate that can be used towards a wide variety of Community Care services (link);

Don’t forget to vote for our #GrieveNotAlone submission to the Aviva Community Fund.

STAYCATION RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE

Community Care is once again giving local residents an opportunity to “get away from it all” by staying close to home and supporting a fundraising raffle this fall. The second annual “Staycation” Raffle offers five great prizes for packages at local businesses.

First prize is a Luxury Spa Package at Eganridge Inn & Spa, valued at $255. Second prize is a Pie for a Month for one year, courtesy of The Little Pie Shack in Fenelon Falls ($200 value). Third prize: Overnight Stay for 2 at Eganridge ($175 value). Fourth prize: Catered Dinner for 4 at Home, or Dine-In at Nolan’s Restaurant ($75). Fifth prize: Two 9-hole Rounds of Golf with Cart at Byrnell Golf Club ($70).

Last year’s Staycation raised close to $2,000 in support of Community Care programs, and organizers with the Fenelon Falls Local Volunteer Committee are hoping for a sell-out (2,000 tickets) this time! Tickets are just $2 each and will soon be on sale at Community Care offices. Draws take place Jan. 8, 2018.

SENIORS COMMUNITY KITCHEN – LET’S GET COOKING!

This fall, Community Care and the HKPR District Health Unit present opportunities for local residents to sharpen their cooking skills and enjoy culinary creativity with others. Seniors Community Kitchen sessions are being held in Bethany and Bolsover. Participants will sample new recipes and will be supervised by Community Care’s Registered Dieitian and the Health Unit’s Food Worker.

Upcoming sessions:

Bethany – Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13 (Wednesdays), 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bethany United Church. Cost is $5/class.

Bolsover – Oct. 31 and Nov. 28 (Tuesdays), 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. No charge, as the program is supported by the Woodville-Eldon Food Bank and St. Andrew’s.

To register for any class, contact the Community Care Community Health Centre at 705-879-4100 (press 1).

COMMUNITY CARE MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM COMES TO BOBCAYGEON

New healthy eating options have come to residents of Bobcaygeon, in the form of Community Care’s Meals on Wheels program.

The organization has provided Meals on Wheels service for more than 30 years in many local communities. A twice-weekly (Monday and Wednesday) pilot program was launched last month in Bobcaygeon, in response to growing need. Residents who register for the service can purchase nutritious hot meals that are delivered to their home at lunchtime.

The program is designed for seniors and adults with special needs who are experiencing difficulty with cooking or healthy eating. Meals are prepared in Community Care facilities according to the Canada Food Guide. Special dietary options are available. The program ensures that clients’ nutritional needs are met while also providing social interaction and a security check from volunteers making the deliveries.

For further information about Meals on Wheels in Bobcaygeon, contact Community Care’s Bobcaygeon office, 71-D Bolton St., 705-324-7323.

FENELON FALLS NOW OFFERING MONTHLY THURSDAY DINERS CLUB

As a result of changes in diners’ preferences and staff resources, the Congregate Dining supper traditionally held for many years on the third Thursday of each month in Fenelon Falls has been changed to a noontime Diners Club luncheon. Community Care also presents Diners Club luncheons every Tuesday at noon in Fenelon Falls.

Diners Club luncheons feature a delicious meal prepared by our excellent staff and volunteers in the Fenelon Falls kitchen, as well as entertainment or guest speakers. Attendees are asked to contact our Fenelon Falls office in advance to reserve spots.

Community Care Diners Clubs are also held weekly (Wednesdays) in Lindsay, and monthly in Bobcaygeon, Burnt River, Cambray, Kirkfield, Oakwood, Omemee and Woodville. The full schedule is on our website Here.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Community Care is always recruiting people to volunteer with the food service programs in Fenelon Falls. Volunteers interested in helping with food preparation in the kitchen, or in serving at our weekly Diners Club luncheons, are asked to contact Home Support Services Program Manager Kerri Daley at ext 231 ().

BROKERED HELPERS NEEDED

Help with heavier work around the home can be important to maintaining independence. Community Care maintains a list of brokered helpers – individuals and companies who can help with lawn and garden work, snow shovelling and other household maintenance. We recruit, screen and register these “brokered helpers” and match them to clients, depending upon needs. Service arrangements are made between the client and the brokered helpers, who are paid directly by the client for the service.

Additional brokered helpers are currently needed in the Omemee, Pontypool, Janetville and Bethany areas. If you are interested in becoming a brokered helper, contact Volunteer Services Co-ordinator Wendy Bruckert at ext 160 (e-mail: ). 

COMING UP

GET THE MOST FROM YOUR HEALTHCARE APPOINTMENT

Community Care and the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program are collaborating to present an opportunity for local residents to maximize their healthcare appointments. “Getting the Most From Your Healthcare Appointment” is a free workshop on Monday, Oct. 16 at Kawartha Lakes Retirement Residence, Bobcaygeon (2 to 3:30 p.m.).

The workshop will focus on what to do before, during and after an appointment with a health professional. The interactive workshop will use a variety of learning resources including information sharing, videos, tools and a resource manual supporting the individual with integrating the skills into their next appointment.

Pre-registration required, call Community Care at 705-324-7323 ext 232.

HOSPICE WEBINAR INFORMATION SERIES

The free webinar information series presented by Community Care Hospice Services continues this month. Twice each month, we present a 90-minute webinar offered by the Hospice Foundation of America. This month’s topic is “When Death and Loss are Part of the Job”. It will be on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at noon, and Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. Sessions take place at Hospice Services, 2 Kent St. W., Lindsay. Free to attend, call 705-324-7323 ext 500 to register.

Upcoming sessions: Nov. 14 & 16 (Living With Grief 2017: When Grief is Complicated).

HOSPICE SERVICES MEMORIAL SERVICE

The annual memorial service to provide an opportunity for local residents to honour and remember loved ones takes place Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Lindsay. Presented by Community Care Hospice Services, the event is free to attend and takes place at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 40 William St. N.. Please RSVP to ext 500.

REMINDERS

LOOKING FOR A SPEAKER?

Local service clubs, church groups and organizations of any kind are reminded that representatives from CCCKL would be pleased to make a presentation at an upcoming meeting. If your group is looking for a guest speaker or would like to learn more about the agency’s services, contact Communications Officer Mike Puffer at 705-324-7323 ext 162 (e-mail ).

WE’RE ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Remember, you can follow Community Care on Facebook & Twitter. For those who enjoy social media, please look up “Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes”, as well as the “Community Care Foundation – Kawartha” and encourage others to “like” us and become Facebook friends, and follow us on Twitter (@CommunityCareKL) to join our ongoing conversation about health.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

Information about programs and dates of upcoming events is available on the agency’s Website. Or, call Community Care at 705-324-7323 for more information.

TV crew in Lindsay to film episode of The Agenda on basic income

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TV crew in Lindsay to film episode of The Agenda on basic income
TVO special on basic income in Lindsay.

Lindsay was in the spotlight yesterday when TVO’s flagship show, The Agenda, was in town filming a special basic income episode.

The crew chose the Pie Eyed Monk on Cambridge Street to tape the show, which is still under development as a craft brewery and restaurant.

The three panelists who participated were Mike Perry, executive director of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team, Zita Devan, founder of A Place Called Home in Lindsay, and Roderick Benns, publisher of The Lindsay Advocate.

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September 2017 Update

Below, you will find information about upcoming initiatives and events of Community Care, as well as a summary of recent activities. For further information about any of the organization’s events or programs, contact Community Care at 705-324-7323. 

MEALS ON WHEELS EXPANDS IN FENELON FALLS AND BOBCAYGEON

Community Care’s popular Meals on Wheels program has responded to growing need in the Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon areas. In August, the noon-hour meal service expanded from three to five days a week (Monday to Friday, excluding holidays), and a two-day-a-week (Monday and Wednesday) program has just been launched in Bobcaygeon on a pilot basis.

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