Seniors Outreach - August 31, 2022

Seniors Outreach Program Society’s Mission is all about community and the power of volunteering. We believe that it is crucial for seniors to have a safe space to go in order to interact with each other in a stress free environment.

Community is a strong asset for fighting against mental health issues such as depression as well as helping with daily physical needs. We try to create this environment in our offices where you can get answers to various seniors’ related questions and at our Drop-In Centre (Three Hills) where you can enjoy cards, pool, and more.

The Drop-In Centre is a big part of being involved in the community. It gives seniors a safe place to go to and to relax and socialize. They can keep active by playing things like pool, or just sit down and play a game of cards – with coffee.

Through Seniors Outreach Program Society, we strive to make volunteers feel empowered and to play a big part in what Seniors Outreach is. “Seniors helping Seniors.” Our organization needs volunteers to help with things such as:

a. Caring Car driving which brings people to appointments and delivery of Meals on Wheels to people that can’t drive themselves;

b. Bus driving to provide weekly community trips and specialty trips to a variety of activities (concerts, events and site visits);

c. Handyman or Handywoman to help in providing small ‘fix-its’ where assistance is needed;

d. Receptionists;

e. Hosts/Hostesses at the Community Drop-In Centre (Three Hills); and

f. Data Entry.

Amongst other volunteer opportunities.

Seniors Outreach aims at supporting, helping, and caring for seniors the best that we can. We try to be actively involved in our community with the various programs that we run and the weekly bus trips and Drop-In Centre. You can come to our offices (across the Kneehill County area) for information about federal and provincial government forms, transports, support groups, etc. Our staff will be more than happy to welcome you and help you with anything you need. By Cameron McLeod, Community Worker – Canada Summer Jobs Grant Student 2022


BUS TRIPS: Call Seniors Outreach regarding costs and to book your reservation(s).

a. September 15 – PaSu Farms

b. September 21 – Red Deer Trip

c. September 26 – Danny O’Donnell Concert – Calgary

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR SENIORS: Our Technology/Digital 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: “I’m told that you are getting old, when you look in the mirror one day and realize you look like the photo on your Costco card.”

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, September 1, 2022. The next delivery date for MOW (Frozen Meals) will be on Tuesday, September 13, 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! If you are already on Facebook simply enter Seniors Outreach Kneehill County and if you are seeking to link to Facebook use: . Let us know how this is working for you! Do check Facebook for updates and announcements and please post us or provide feedback about your Facebook experience

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO the Three Hills Capital, the Seniors Outreach Website at , or our Facebook page for further information and/or changes to our operations.