Omemee Lions pitch in to help lo­cal fam­ily

The Peterborough Examiner - - Local - EL­IZ­A­BETH PEETERS

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.

Com­ing up

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.

Com­mu­nity Care

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.

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