Community Care Peterborough (CCP) programs continue under the Sta-At-Home Order issued by the Premier last month.
Deemed an essential service, their health care and seniors support programs are necessary to keep the most vulnerable safe in their own homes. According to the Executive Director, Danielle Belair, the organization’s our food support services for seniors including meal and grocery delivery are particularly important at this time.
With a variety of menu options available, frozen Meals on Wheels (entrees ($5.25 each), soups ($2.50 each) and desserts ($2.50), are delivered to recipients’ doors in the Millbrook and Keene area, among others.
For those who prefer to prepare your own meals, Community Care provides grocery shopping and delivery service as well through the local office. Recipients purchase a grocery card which is used by the volunteer shopper to purchase items on your list. Those who have pre-ordered groceries can have them picked up at the store and delivered to your home.
In constant contact with Peterborough Public Health, Community Care is committed to their part in limiting the spread of COVID-19. They have cancelled only their Blood Pressure Clinics, Foot Clinics, In-person (indoor) falls prevention and exercise classes, and have closed their New to You Thrift Stores.
Other programs including Transportation, Home Help & Maintenance, Home at Last, etc. remain in operation, all adapted to comply with safety protocols. They also offer an extensive range of free fitness classes geared to older adults, available by Zoom, for those who are looking for active activities.