Unfortunately we are seeing an increase in financial scams and fraudulent communications. For example, several seniors in the community have recently received phone calls that claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) but are NOT. In all these cases, the communication requests personal information, such as a social insurance number (SIN), credit card, bank account, or passport number, from the senior.
Invariably, the communication argues that this personal information is needed so that th

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In 1995, Seniors Outreach Program officially began under Una Edwards leadership. Three issues were identified as critical for seniors in Three Hills: the need for transportation, the need for information, and the need for assistance. Thus Seniors Outreach Program was established to meet these needs through seniors helping seniors. Today, Seniors Outreach has more than 20 programs to the ongoing needs of seniors in Kneehill County.
In 2014, transportation remains the major need of seniors to get

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Things are changing with new budgets and an election coming soon. We have been notified that as of April 1, 2015, Alberta Monitoring for Health was discontinued. This means that diabetic supplies will not be provided by Special Needs Assistance (SNA) when receipts are submitted.
We have been assured that health and personal supports will remain unchanged under the Special Needs Assistance program. However, as of July 1, 2015, home repair items will no longer be covered under the Special Needs As

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With all the talk about the federal and provincial budgets, this article is a reminder that if you qualify for Alberta Seniors Benefits, get your requests in now before the new budget year starts on July 1, 2015. Alberta Seniors Benefits are income related so you need to meet the income thresholds.
If you own your own home, you may be eligible for appliances; a bed; a lift chair; home repairs including roof repairs, furnace replacement/repairs, hot water tank, plumbing or electrical repairs; hea

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