Integrated Care for Older Adults and Their Families

Part of our mandate includes enhancing the older adult under our care by supporting their care-givers. Families can be educated on the nature of the condition their loved one is experiencing, and coached in how to respond to it. They will receive regular objective updates on the functionality of the patients as well as a better sense of the rate of change, leading to better planning. They will be tied into existing community groups and […]

World COPD Day Celebration with Lanark Renfrew Lung Health Program

The Lanark Renfrew Lung Health Program is hosting an event on Wednesday November 15th to bring awareness to World COPD Day and PEP is going to be there to help celebrate! The event will take place from 12 pm – 4 pm at the Smiths Falls Arena, Community Room. Guest speakers will talk about: What is COPD COPD Management Exercise and COPD (and will have participants moving!) Advance Care Planning And Keynote Speaker – Doug […]

PEP Offers Saturday Morning Respite Time During Busy Holiday Season

PEP is excited to announce that they will be offering Saturday morning respite time for caregivers over the busy Holiday Season. Who would benefit from the program? Caregivers in need of respite time leading up to the busy Holiday Season as well as seniors looking for additional opportunities to socialize. “We felt that there is a need to support caregivers during the busy Holiday Season. Caregivers would have the opportunity to run errands, complete holiday […]

Thank you to everyone that supported the Highlands Hunt Adventure Race – 2017

We would like to thank everyone that participated, donated, sponsored and volunteered at our Annual Highlands Hunt. The day was a lot of fun and a great success! A special thank you to Healthybooks Bookkeeping, Sean McAdoo and Jeannette Bosman for their support of the day. The winners can be seen on our Highlands Hunt Adventure Race Event Page on this website. Hope to see you next year!   Are you ready for your next […]

Breathe Well Live Well Program (COPD) – Tuesday Afternoons in Perth

  The Breathe Well Live Well Program is geared towards supporting clients with acute and chronic lung diseases. Although we have had clients attend who just enjoy the exercise class. Who Would benefit from the program? Those whose lives are affected by impaired lung function due to: COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Bronchitis, Lung Transplant, Emphysema and Chronic Asthma. Our Breathe Well Live Well Program is designed to help clients gain knowledge of their disease, manage […]

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 […]

Highlands Hunt Adventure Race 2014

The Highlands Hunt Adventure Race is back for 2014. The Hunt is a race of speed and stealth.  The objective it to find and complete the skill testing stations hidden in several hundred acres of rolling Lanark Highlands country and return home, while evading capture by horse mounted trackers. Success gets you a fine prize, donated by local merchants. See the trailer for 2013 You can race as an individual or as a team, with […]

Nine and Dine Golf Tournament Fundraiser

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at PEP’s first Nine & Dine – held at Mapleview Golf Course on August 22, 2014. Thanks to our fabulous PEP board, a dedicated crew of volunteers, the Mapleview Golf Course and YOU, our community –  PEP’s Nine & Dine was both fun and successful! Special thanks to our many donors: Dorothy Linden of Linden Financal Bob VanNoppen Medical Corporation Chris Gregoire Perth RBC’s Scott Rintoul Mary’s Signature Salad Dressings […]

Dietary Tips for Better Breathing

Food is the fuel your body needs to perform all activities, including breathing. Your body uses food for energy as part of a process called metabolism. During metabolism, food and oxygen are changed into energy and carbon dioxide. You use energy for all of your activities – from sleeping to exercising.                                  metabolism food and oxygen——–> energy + carbon dioxide […]

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!!