Seniors Outreach - October 5, 2022

BUS TRIPS: Call Seniors Outreach regarding bus costs and how to book your reservation(s) for the concert, shopping, and/or theatre trip.

a. October 7 – “A tribute to ELVIS in Concert” – Call 1-844-307-7469 to purchase your concert tickets. Then call Seniors Outreach to book your place on the bus to attend this tribute concert in Red Deer.

b. October 14 – Trip to Olds

c. October 19 – Trip to Rosebud Theatre – Comedy: “STONES IN HIS POCKETS” - If you wish to go on this trip, you MUST book on to the bus by today, Wednesday, October 5 by 4:00 p.m.!! Please contact us asap. Thank you.

FALL TURKEY SUPPER: The Fall Turkey Supper will once again be operating through Seniors Outreach on Thursday, November 3, 2022. The meals ($15) will need to be pre-ordered and paid (cash, cheque or e-transfer) by the deadline of October 24 at 4:00 p.m. by contacting Seniors Outreach (403-443-2555).

MONTHLY INFO SESSION: What are Computers?” with Seniors Outreach Digital Director, Josh Bellingham. This general 1 hour session including a question/answer time for seniors and those who need assistance will be held at the CommUnity Drop-In Centre, 499 – 3rd Ave S, Three Hills on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Join us!

GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS: This program provides a wonderful reminder of the Christmas Season for the Seniors in the Kneehill County area who may not be well connected to family and/or are in some financial hardship. Providing a gift for them, recognizes them and provides a wonderful understanding that we think about them and support them during the Christmas season.

FUNDING SUPPORT: Seniors Outreach will be looking for financial support of our “Fall Supper” and “Gifts for Grandparents” Programs this Fall. If you and/or your business are able to provide some help for either or both of these programs, please do not hesitate to contact us. We value your assistance as we move through the last few months of 2022. Thank you!

COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE: “You know you’re getting older when everything you see at a vintage flea market is something you already own.” (Be mindful: We all get to this point and need to have grace for each other.)

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR SENIORS: Our Technology/Digital Director is very willing to help you to figure out how your computer/tablet/printer, cell phone, 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, socialize, etc.!!! [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.

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 Thursday afternoons. 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 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, October 13. The next delivery date for MOW (Frozen Meals) will be on Tuesday, October 25, 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. As our drivers are volunteers, we will try to find a driver for your day. Asking for a driver within 24 hours of need is often extremely difficult to fulfill. Please try to call us a few days before you need a driver. Thank you.

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: https://www.facebook.com/SeniorsOutreachKneehill . 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 www.seniorso.ca, or our Facebook page for further information and/or changes to our operations.