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 […]

Upcoming Events at PEP

      LANARK TRADES TOURNAMENT Come join us on Friday, May 11th for our fundraiser-  Lanark Trades Tournament. Come early for our BBQ and then watch teams of Tradespeople compete against each other in a timed event. Teams compete in a number of stations with the top two teams competing head to head in the finals. Money raised during the fundraiser comes directly to PEP. More information on the Lanark Trades Tournament will be […]

Cancellation & Attendance Policy

Service Interruption Protocol (in the event of inclement weather) The Perth Enrichment Program strives to offer services and programs that are planned with the safety of clients, caregivers, volunteers and staff in mind. As such, PEP’s program recognizes that there will be times during the year when there will be inclement weather conditions. PEP will remain open for clients that wish to attend (even when the buses are cancelled) however, we will not be providing […]

Thank You to the Perth and District Community Foundation

  Thank you to the Perth and District Community Foundation (PDCF) for their generous grant towards offering seniors in the community the opportunity to experience three separate social events. One event to take place at Carolina Retirement Suites, one at Lanark Lodge and one hosted by PEP! The grant is set up so that our clients as well as other seniors in the community  have the opportunity to participate in three separate social events. Our […]

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!!

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 […]