Seniors Outreach - December 21, 2022

SENIORS OUTREACH PROGRAM SOCIETY Board & Staff wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our offices will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2022 until Sunday, January 1, 2023. We will reopen our main office on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. Thank you for your support throughout 2022!

**PIZZA & SALAD MEAL at the Three Hills Drop-In Centre, Thursday, January 5, 2023. $10 at the door. Please sign up by calling Seniors Outreach @ 403-443-2555 no later than Monday, January 2, 2023 at 12:00 noon.

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

1. Red Deer Trip, Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Bus leaves at 8:35 a.m., Cost $25.

2. Calgary Philharmonic Rehearsals, “SAINT-SAENS ORGAN SYMPHONY”, Friday, January 20, 2023. Cost $25.

INFORMATION MEETINGS: “HOW COMPUTERS WORK!” (J. Bellingham)

a. Carbon – Seniors New Horizon Centre, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.

b. Three Hills – CommUnity Drop-In Centre, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

c. Linden – The Club House, Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 6 p.m.

COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE of CHRISTMAS: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from of old, From everlasting……Then the remnant of His brethren Shall return to the children of Israel.” (Micah 5, verses 2, 3b) “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2: verse 11)

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. We will operate this run on Thursday, December 22 and 29, 2022. However, the main office is closed for the week between Christmas and New Years.

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 Order date is Thursday, January 5, 2023 and the subsequent delivery date will be Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Please contact the 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 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 $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.seniorsoca, or our Facebook page for further information and/or changes to our operations.