Seniors Outreach - December 7, 2022

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 may be in their own home, a lodge, a manor or in long-term care and/or are in some financial hardship. Providing one of our gift bags for them, recognizes them and provides a wonderful understanding that we think about them and support them during the Christmas season.

FUNDING SUPPORT: This is your part as Seniors Outreach is in need of some financial support of our “Gifts for Grandparents” Programs this Christmas. If you and/or your business are able to provide some help for this program, please do not hesitate to contact us. We value your assistance as we move through the last few months of 2022. Any gifts of $20 or more will be receipted for income tax purposes. Thank you!

UPCOMING BUS TRIPS: Call to book (403-443-2555) for the following trips -

• Olds Bus Trip – Friday, December 9, 2022. ($20 from Three Hills)

COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE: “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.” —Maya Angelou

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 CENTRE at 499 – 3rd Ave S 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: –

call 403-443-2555 for the Main Office in Three Hills (Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.); call 403-425-1555 for Kneehill North – Trochu (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) & Torrington (Thursday a.m.); and call 403-412-4195 for Kneehill South –Carbon (Tuesdays) & Acme & Linden (Thursdays).

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.

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 Count and the next Delivery date is Tuesday, December 13, 2022. This will be the last delivery date in 2022. Contact the Seniors Outreach Main Office to order from the menu and to pay for your order. Once we know the order and delivery dates in 2023, we will begin to let you know them in January.

MEALS ON WHEELS – HOT MEALS: Please be aware that you are 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, as of November 1, 2022 is now $11.50/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/SeniorsOutreach Kneehill. 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.