Omemee Lions pitch in to help local family
I will try to have a list of the prize winners of the Lions’ Santa Claus parade in next week’s column. I’ll also have a list of the local services during the Christmas season at the various Omemee and area churches.
The Omemee Lions Club is in the midst of a new campaign to assist the Lavelle family. Jennifer has severe spina bifida, requires 24 hour care and is confined to her bed and wheelchair. She requires a special high-tech mattress at a cost of $5,000. A local supplier has been found and the Lions are heading up a fundraising campaign.
Donation boxes can be found at the TD Canada Trust branch, Countryside Pharmacy, Darling Insurance and Omemee Foodland. Donations can also be mailed to the Lions Club, Attention Jennifer Lavelle fund, Box 188, Omemee K0L 2W0 or given to Lion Shannon Brohm, Manager of the Omemee Service Centre, Coronation Hall.
If you have questions call Sam, chair of the health and welfare committee, Omemee Lions Club, 705-799-7495.
Jam sessions will be held Dec. 8 and 22, beginning at 1 pm at the Legion. For information call Jim 705-799-6912.
Youth curling takes place at the Omemee Curling Centre, James St. each Sunday, 1-3 pm, $5 per person.
No experience or equipment is needed. Youth should bring a pair of clean running shoes.
The Community Care of City of Kawartha Lakes offers many invaluable services to the residents of our area. The office number is 705-324-7323.
A Christmas themed Diners’ Club for Seniors will be held Dec. 6 at noon at Christ Church Anglican. The event held in conjunction with the Omemee Lioness is a wonderful place to enjoy a good meal and fellowship. Call the office to reserve a seat.
Footcare is available to seniors and residents with special needs. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling 705-879-4100 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The clinic is held at Remedy RX, 108 Kent St.W., Lindsay. Clinics are Mondays and Tuesdays.
Meals on Wheels are available at a nominal cost for residents of Omemee and Downeyville.
Exercises in partnership with Closing the Gap Healthcare are held at 8 James St. Mondays and Thursdays atTrinity United Church. Call the office for details of times.
Exercises for seniors (SAGES) will be held at Dunsford United Church, 1981 Sturgeon Rd., Wednesdays, 10 am and at Victoria Armouries, 210 Kent St. W., 11 am.
Community Care along with Hospice Services coordinates many different support groups. All groups are free of charge and welcome any resident of City of Kawartha Lakes. Upcoming groups include the following:
Caregiver Support, 2 Kent St. W., Dec. 12, 10-11:30 a.m. Call ext 503 for details.
Living with Cancer, Dec. 10, 2 pm, 2 Kent St. W., 705-879-4123.
Stroke Survivor, Dec. 13, 1:30-3:30 pm, 65 Melbourne St. W., ext. 111.
Circle of Hope Peer Group for those who recently lost a loved one and want to share with others in similar circumstances, Dec. 6 and 20, noon-1:30 pm, 2 Kent St. W., 705879-4123.
Living Through Loss Family Program for children, teens and parents or caregivers who have suffered the death of a family member, Dec. 12, 6-7:30 pm, 55 Mary St. W., 705-879-4123.
The Adult Day Program is held Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30-3:30 pm at Trinity United Church. This program allows caregivers some needed break time as well as allowing the clients to interact with other people. Call the main office for details.
If you have items to be included in future columns feel free to send them to me at cowsand[email protected] or call 705799-7064.