Novemberfest Fundraiser for PEP

Octoberfest in November – Why Not!! If you are looking for a fun time while supporting PEP why not come to our Novemberfest on Friday, November 1, 2019. We are excited to have our first Novemberfest /Octoberfest fundraiser. Location: Weatherhead Brew Co.  – 29 Beckwith St. East Perth Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 Time: 6 pm – 11pm Cost: $10.00 entry fee (tickets available at Elliot Street Clinic or at door – 613-267-1660) – Space […]

Lanark Trades Tournament – Postponed

Thank you for your interest in the Tradesmen Tournament. We are currently deciding on whether the Tournament will take place in September or be scheduled for May of 2020. WHAT IS A TRADES TOURNEY? Two teams will run head-to-head through a relay of events in a tag-team style (e.g., one team member completes the first event, then passes the baton to the next team member who completes the second event, then passes the baton to […]

THANK YOU TO PDCF FOR THEIR GRANT FOR SENIOR’S GAMES AND TRANSPORTATION

A HUGE thank you goes out to The Perth & District Community Foundation (PDCF) for their generous grant to allow us to purchase games for both our Games Nights and programming at PEP, but also for funds to help us with the cost of transportation of clients to the day program and evening events. With the funds received a variety of new games for seniors will be purchased for our Family Games night as well […]

Celebrating PEP’s 5th Year Anniversary

We are all very excited about PEP’s 5th Anniversary Celebration taking place on Tuesday, April 16th! It is hard to believe that PEP has been supporting clients and families for 5 years! Please join us in our celebration: When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Where: 12 Elliot Street, Perth – PEP Location Time: 5 pm – 7 pm Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. Raffle basket draw with donations to support PEP. Looking forward to […]

PEP Expanding to Two Days in Smiths Falls

PEP SENIOR DAY PROGRAM EXPANDING TO TWO DAYS A WEEK IN SMITHS FALLS PEP is pleased to announce that we will be offering a second day of programming in Smiths Falls with the support of The United Way Lanark County. We are currently accepting referrals for our Smiths Falls Program days. Please call us directly at 613-201-7172 or email us at info@morepep.ca, A HUGE thank you to the United Way for supporting this initiative.   […]

Programs at PEP

Detailed aspects of our program include exercise and fall prevention training, health optimization interventions, advocacy for seniors, medication monitoring and family caregiver leave. Participants will receive nutritional mid-morning and afternoon snacks, as well as a three course lunch each day they are in the program. Family and caregivers to older adults within the program will receive not only much needed daytime respite, but will also be provided with professional counseling and social work services. More […]

Art Therapy At PEP

This Spring our program participants have flourished under the direction of Julie McIntyre during our art therapy segments.  We know the importance of this amazing component of our day program, and look forward to encouraging the artist within all of our program participants! What Is Art Therapy? The first thing you need to understand about therapy involving art is how it works and its overall goals. As the name implies, art therapy is the therapeutic […]

PEP’s New Gardening Program!

  Thanks to the generosity of Shawn McAdoo, Perth Home Hardware, students from PDCI under the direction of shop teacher Greg Truelove, and Gemmel’s in Smiths Falls, PEP has launched a gardening component to our day program. These beautiful raised garden boxes allow our older adults to be able to sit or stand and participate in gardening. Thanks to all our donors who continue to put the Unity in Community!!

15 Minute At Home Memory Test Spots Alzheimer’s Early

The SAGE test can be taken at home by patients, who can then share the results with their physicians to help spot early symptoms of cognitive issues such as early dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have confirmed the feasibility and efficiency of the tool for community screening. The results are published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Self-administered test (SAGE) helps spot early Alzheimer’s http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/alzheimers/sage-test/Pages/index.aspx Memory disorders researchers visited 45 community […]

Good Lifestyle Choices Can Slow The Progression Of Dementias

Christmas family gatherings are great opportunities for discussing the needs of loved ones in our lives, and taking steps to plan lifestyle changes in the new year.  Good lifestyle choices are proven to slow the progression of dementias in older adults.  Alzheimer’s disease continues to steal memories in alarming numbers. With 10,000 people turning 65 every day for the next two decades, it’s not surprising Baby Boomers now fear memory loss more than cancer, heart […]