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 […]

Lanark Trades Tournament – Postponed

Thank you for your interest in the Tradesmen Tournament. We have decided to postpone the Tournament set for June 7th until September 2019. We do apologize but look forward to the tournament in September!! Come be part of the fun!! Our Lanark Trades Tournament is set for Friday, June 7th starting at 4:00 pm. 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 […]

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. A HUGE thank you to the United Way for supporting this initiative.   Over the last year, our Seniors Day Program ran on  Thursdays in Smiths Falls with the support of the United Way.  We […]

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!!