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 […]

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 our clients the opportunity to experience three different Art Therapy Programs. The grant is set up so that our clients and staff will have the opportunity to experience three Art Therapy Programs. The staff will then take what they have learned and continue the therapy programs on the other three program days so that all of the clients […]

Highlands Hunt Adventure Race – 2017

Are you ready for your next Adventure? Picture this: you’re scrambling to horizontally cross a ladder which is set between two trees in the middle of the forest. As sweat drips off your brow, you’re focused on reaching for the next rung. With hands clasped together, your partner quietly watches from ground. Suddenly, you hear hooves trotting throughout the adjacent fields just metres away. You stop moving. Your heart races. You remind yourself that you’re safe […]

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!!

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 […]