Seniors Outreach - December 9, 2020

ATTENTION: CHANGE:

FROM NOVEMBER 25 TO AT LEAST DECEMBER 18, 2020 - After assessing the Alberta Health guidelines, and the announcements by the Premier, the Minister of Health and the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the following decisions have been made:

THE COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTER in Three Hills IS CLOSED!

THE COMMUNITY BUS RUNS in Three Hills for the next three weeks WILL NOT OPERATE (Includes: December 10 and December 17).

SENIORS OUTREACH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please note the Attention/Changes within our re-launch 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:

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 no later than the Thursday before the Monday order date. The next order date will be January 11, 2021 and that delivery date will be on January 19, 2021. Please provide your order for January as soon as possible. If you are not able to have your order in for the next order date, your order will go in on the following order date. If you are paying via e-transfer funds to Wheatland Meals on Wheels, DO NOT DO SO before you have provided your order to Seniors Outreach.

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.

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: FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS:

UNTIL THURSDAY, December 17, 2020, Both the Main Office and the Extension Offices will be dealing only with clients who make an appointment first, before coming into the offices. You will be expected to wear a mask at your appointment.

Seniors Outreach MAIN OFFICE is open –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.)

IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE DO NOT COME UNTIL YOU ARE OVER THE ILLNESS OR HAVE SELF ISOLATED/BEEN TESTED – as appropriate!

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:

Please call 403-443-2555 (Carbon/area 1-888-443-2555) to Make an Appointment and let staff know if you require us to wear a mask when meeting with you.

CARING CARS/WHEELCHAIR BUS USAGE: For medical appointments one may call to book Caring Cars/Wheelchair Bus for those who need this support.

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.