Seniors Outreach - August 7, 2022

You might be wondering, why is it that some people hardly get sick?
First, they tend to have robust immune systems. This means that they are better able to fight off infections and disease. They also tend to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercises, which help boost the immune system. Finally, they take steps to avoid exposure to illness-causing germs, such as washing their hands regularly and staying away from sick people. Following these simple tips can also enjoy good health and avoid getting sick.
Those who regularly wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable seem to be able to maintain their health. If your are sick, it is essential to wash your hands often to prevent the spread of germs to others. By washing your hands regularly, you can help to keep yourself and others healthy.”
Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces can reduce the risk of transmission and help keep our patients safe.”
A healthy lifestyle is essential not only for avoiding sickness but also for boosting immunity. When the body is functioning optimally, it is better able to fight off infection and illness. Nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy immune system. Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants support the body’s natural defenses. Furthermore, adequate sleep and exercise are critical for maintaining a robust immune system. When the body is well-rested and has plenty of energy, it is better equipped to fight off sickness.
In short, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and staying active are all essential factors in boosting immunity and avoiding disease.”
BUS TRIPS:
1. Olds Trip – Thursday, August 11. Shopping/Farmer’s Market: Leaving 10:00 a.m. and returning by 5:00 p.m. Cost $20
2. Red Deer Trip – Wednesday, August 17. Medical appointments/Shopping. Leaving at 8:40 a.m. and returning by 4:30 p.m.. Cost $25
COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR SENIORS: Our Technology Director is very willing to help you to figure out how your computer/tablet/printer, etc. works. Contact Seniors Outreach and we will have him contact you for an appointment.
THE THREE HILLS COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTER IS OPEN: JOIN US to play pool, card games, scrabble and socialize!!! [Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.] One must continue to sign-in to the center providing the date, printed full name, and phone number. The daily charge of $2 is still in effect to play and have coffee or tea. We continue to look for volunteer hosts/hostesses to oversee the Drop-In Center during the week. Call Seniors Outreach (403-443-2555) and speak with us about becoming a host/hostess.
COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE: “The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
THE SENIORS OUTREACH OFFICES and CLIENT SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT: Please call the following for an appointment: – 403-443-2555 at the Main Office in Three Hills (Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), Kneehill North – Trochu (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) & Torrington (Thursday a.m.) call 403-425-1555; and Kneehill South – (Tuesdays) Carbon & (Thursdays) Acme & Linden call 403-412-4195.
VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE TO BE NEEDED: Seniors Outreach is in need of volunteers across Kneehill County as Meals on Wheels delivery drivers, Caring Car Drivers, Bus Drivers, Hosts/Hostesses (at the Three Hills Drop-In Center). Contact Seniors Outreach if you have some time to volunteer.
THE COMMUNITY BUS RUN in Three Hills: will continue to operate each Thursday afternoon in July. The cost is $3 per round trip. We will let you know if the bus dates change or are added to.
THE SENIORS OUTREACH LARGE PRINT 2022 TELEPHONE BOOKS ARE STILL FOR SALE! Call Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555 (or 1-888-443-2555 from the Carbon area) to pre-order a copy (providing your name and phone number) and we will inform you when your copy is ready for payment and pickup. As this is also a fundraiser for Seniors Outreach, the cost is $10/book -due upon pick up.

MEALS ON WHEELS – FROZEN MEALS: For these meals, across the Kneehill County area, our next order date/payment will be Thursday, July 21, 2022. The next delivery date for MOW (Frozen Meals) will be on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Contact Seniors Outreach Main Office to order from the menu and to pay for your order.
MEALS ON WHEELS – HOT MEALS: Please be aware that you are still able to order hot meals for Three Hills/Acme/Linden (deliveries will be at noon hour Mondays through Fridays each week). 1 meal per person per day is delivered and the cost is $10/meal. Call Seniors Outreach to order the week before requiring the meals.
CARING CARS/WHEELCHAIR BUS USEAGE: For those who need medical appointments, etc. one may call to book Caring Cars/Wheelchair Bus. Please be respectful of others regarding masking or not masking in our vehicles.
SENIORS OUTREACH IS ON FACEBOOK!
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO the Three Hills Capital, the Seniors Outreach Website at www.seniorso.ca , or our Facebook page for further information and/or changes to our operations.