Money..Money(April 7 update)

Good Day,

We are continuing our isolation and or distancing. I try and go for a walk everyday, and I try and go for a drive as well. We have discovered some interesting little routes along Glengarry and have found some interesting little towns, and some very cool ruins. The ruins at St. Rafael are beautiful and the area is quiet with no people both times I have been. Remember if you are not sure contact your township, or city for a list of the parks that are walk through or closed completely. This is a time of reflection, and reading and healing, we come together as a group to ensure we do all we need to do so we can meet again and have fun and spend time together at various activities and events.

NEW THIS WEEK:

Winchester Foodland is also offering a home delivery service currently it is free, but next week they will begin charging between 5 and 15 dollars depending on where you live. They have senior hours from 8-9 am and are controlling the number of persons in the store. They would prefer people use their plastic bags and will not pack bags brought from home. If you are in and they do not have what you require email or call to see when it will be back. 6137741958 dan.pettigrew@sobeys.com. As well if you are looking for something you cannot find in our area, call and ask them.

Keurig Warehouse, 1974 Des Pins St. Limoges their phone number is 1-613-443-3034. They have coffees, teas, espressos, hot chocolate available to buy. They are having a sale 24 pods for 10 dollars tax in for most items. You can call put in an order and they will give you the total. You can send an e transfer and arrange a pickup time. AS well don’t forget to ask for their card, after 12 purchases you get a free promotional box. They are a hometown business and please support them.

GST One-time payment

You will get the extra payment amount automatically if you normally receive the GST/HST credit and have filed a 2018 tax return. Payments will be issued on April 9, 2020.

The one-time payment will be calculated based on information from your 2018 tax return.

The maximum amounts for the 2019-2020 benefit year will increase from:

  • $443 to $886 if you're single

  • $580 to $1,160 if you're married or living common-law

Please note there are no changes to the benefits to seniors, if you have any questions or need additional assistance, check the websites and call 211 they can connect you to every service that is available, and the wait times are reasonable.

As of April 8, there are 47 confirmed cases of covid in Eastern Ontario, with 5 people in ICU.

There is a new Covid test centre in Casselman —it is a drive-through location at 872 Principle St., the local office of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. It will be open M-F 8-3.

In Cornwall, the new centre is by-appointment only and is located at 850 McConnell Ave.

Anyone wanting to book an appointment at the Cornwall testing centre should call 613-935-7762 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

If there are persons who require cloth masks, please get in touch by phone or email and we will connect you as we have a few people who are willing to sew masks as required for our group. Keep safe distances, avoid going out and wash, wash, wash. If you have been out put your jackets and gloves and hats and mask, scarves in the dryer for 10 minutes to kill any bacteria.

Lastly remember to keep in touch with friends, and family and call someone everyday just to see how they are doing. If you require help or know someone who does please feel free to call so we can arrange to help.