Seniors Outreach - November 18, 2020

“What do you call a running turkey?” “Fast food.” (Source: Country Living - 50 Funny Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Be a Hit at the Kids’ Table on Turkey Day by Blair Donovan)A SPECIAL THANKS to the special volunteers/businesses/donors/Seniors Outreach Board members, volunteers, and staff who helped to make the Fall Turkey Supper (pre-order and pick up) work so well. This was a tremendous effort. A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to all those in the Kneehill area communities who pre-ordered, purchased and picked up their suppers.

SENIORS OUTREACH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please note the Attention/Changes within our re-launching of activities and programs.

ATTENTION: GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS:

Be aware that this program will look different for 2020. Instead of receiving donations of items this year, Seniors Outreach will accept financial donations for the Gifts for Grandparents program this year. From these donations, Seniors Outreach will purchase needed items for the gift bags. Please call 403-443-2555 or 1-888-443-2555 (for the Carbon area) at our main office or connect with our Coordinators in Carbon, Linden, Acme, Trochu & Torrington) to financially support our Gifts for Grandparents program (by cheque or cash), or send an e transfer to office@seniorso.ca.

ATTENTION: CHANGE:

COMMUNITY BUS RUNS in Three Hills WILL START UP – beginning with ONE RUN per week in the afternoons through November: Thursdays, Nov. 19 &26. Reminder: cost of bus run is $3.

ATTENTION: CHANGE:

Orders on the Frozen Meals on Wheels Grant will be limited in terms of WHAT ONE IS ABLE TO ORDER (10-14 Items per person) and our value of an order will be BETWEEN $80 TO $100 per person as we go forward. We will only be able to have a limited number of orders go in every two weeks. Please try to have your orders in to Seniors Outreach by the Thursday before the Monday order date. For our next order date of Monday, November 23, please try to have your orders in to Seniors Outreach before or by Thursday, November 19 before 3:00 p.m. If you are not able to have your order in to the next order date, your order will go in on the following order date. FOOD SECURITY: OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA (FCSSAA) for their willingness to provide grant support towards overcoming food security issues through the frozen Meals On Wheels program during this COVID-19 pandemic time period. This support enables low-income seniors and low-income adults and families in Kneehill County to receive greater food security by providing financial aid towards frozen meals orders through Seniors Outreach and Kneehill Regional FCSS. The frozen meals on wheels menu is available for seniors at the Seniors Outreach main office [128 – 3rd Ave S, Three Hills] in the Provincial Building or for those under age 65 at the KRFCSS office. You may work out your order on the telephone with the reception desk/staff at either location. Low-income adults and families should call Kneehill Regional FCSS at 403-443-3800 to order. Low-income seniors (Ages 65+) should call Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555 or from the Carbon area 1-888-443-2555

CLIENT SERVICES:

Seniors Outreach MAIN OFFICE is open for regular hours –Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Extension Offices: will provide client services in person (with an appointment) in Kneehill North: Trochu office at Frank VanderKley’s Law Offices – presently on Tuesdays & Wednesdays (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Torrington office at the Arena is open by pre-made appointments on Thursdays (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). Kneehill South Acme office at the Acme Seniors Association – Thursdays (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Carbon at the New Horizon’s Centre – Tuesdays (9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.) Linden at the 50+ Club (Care & Share Centre) – Thursdays (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Please be aware that the doors may be locked at the extension offices.

As such, you are welcome to email us at office@seniorso.ca or to call 403-443-2555 or from Carbon and area 1-888-443-2555 (toll free) for any assistance, to make a Meals on Wheels order, and/or to set up an in office appointment. PLEASE DO NOT JUST DROP INTO THE OFFICE – MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!

CARING CARS/WHEELCHAIR BUS USAGE:

For medical appointments one may call to book Caring Cars/Wheelchair Bus for those who need this support.

ATTENTION: CHANGE:

Going forward, the Drop-In Centre in Three Hills is open on Mondays to Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. After assessing the Alberta Health guidelines, a limited and COVID-19 protocol-based opening of the Center has been enacted. We must still wear masks, maintain safe physical distancing, constant cleaning/sanitizing of surfaces in the building, continue to do hand sanitizing or washing of hands, and tracking: sign in/verify health status daily. By continuing to abide by these protocols, the Center will remain open. A Daily Fee for usage is collected ($2/day) as you enter. DIC Rentals: We will be attempting to open for some limited rentals of the Drop-In Center as we go forward this fall. The numbers for attendance are presently changing. Call our office for an update! We will advise our communities of further updates/changes as they are possible! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we slowly re-launch our operations as safely as possible! Seniors Outreach Kneehill County is on Facebook.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO the Three Hills Capital, the Seniors Outreach Website, our new Facebook page, other news sources, or word of mouth regarding any further changes to our operations.