Seniors Outreach - February 6, 2019

Meals-On-Wheels is a unique activity throughout Alberta and offered as part of Seniors Outreach programming throughout Kneehill County. For Seniors who have the need for some meals to be brought in to their own home situations, volunteer drivers deliver these to them.

The oldest Meals on Wheels programs in Alberta began in the 1960’s in Calgary (65) and Edmonton (69). Most of these programs began to support those who:
Don’t have family close at hand to help with meals or groceries
Need help adjusting to special dietary restrictions
Are just being discharged from the hospital and need help at home
Are finding it hard to cook well-balanced meals everyday

These have not changed as the major reasons for this program. As it continues today, one realizes that food is essential for physical well-being. It is also an important social connector, especially for those who are housebound. The sharing of food helps build relationships, ease loneliness and may provide opportunities to listen, laugh and share stories as:

• Meals on Wheels clients report that they feel that they are more ‘socially connected’ with others because of the volunteer visits
• Meals on Wheels services often make clients feel more independent than before
• Meals on Wheels services often enable clients to remain in their own homes for a longer period of time
• Meals on Wheels connects people who need a little help with those who want to help!

All of these reasons promote the Meals-On-Wheels philosophy which enables the volunteers and organizations that provide this service to nourish and feed both body and soul of the clients they serve. Source: https://mealsonwheelsedmonton.org/pages/our-story

Contact Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555 (toll free - Carbon 1-888-443-2555) as the place to order meals and set up your Meals-On-Wheels deliveries. Please contact us at least the Thursday before you are in need of meals as our Main Office is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our Meals-On-Wheels services in Kneehill County are set up in the following communities and service provisions:
Acme & Linden – a hot meal is prepared in the local area for delivery at lunch times and delivered over the lunch time (delivered by Seniors Outreach volunteers Mondays through Fridays). Cost: $10/meal

Carbon & Three Hills – frozen meals are available two times monthly via Wheatland FCSS from the Calgary Meals-On-Wheels program (delivered by Seniors Outreach volunteers) – variety of costs via order form provided – most entrees $6.50/meal (soups/biscuits/etc. also available).

Three Hills – a hot meal is prepared for delivery at lunch times and delivered over the lunch time (prepared locally and delivered by Seniors Outreach volunteers Mondays through Fridays). Cost $10/meal
Note: Meals On Wheels is also available through St. Mary’s in Trochu (as a separate program from Seniors Outreach).
Seniors Outreach Activities: Call Seniors Outreach Main Office to sign up or for more information:
Red Deer Bus Trip – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 ($20/trip)
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Open Rehearsal – Thursday, February 14, 2019 ($20/trip and Rehearsal) And yes, it is Valentine’s Day!
Monthly Information Meetings (1 hour): Thursday, February 21, 2019 –
“Taxes for Seniors” by B. McIntyre, CRA NOTE: Bring your tax questions. This will be very helpful for income tax time which is rolling up soon.
10:00 a.m. CommUnity Drop In Centre, Three Hills
2:00 p.m. Silver Willows Centre, Torrington

Join us for these activities!