Seniors Outreach - July 12, 2023

BUS TRIPS: Call Seniors Outreach (403-443-255) to sign up for these trips: Get out and enjoy yourself!

Sunday, July 16, 2023 - Passion Play Trip to Drumheller, AB – Sign up no later than Wednesday, July 12. Wednesday, July 19, 2023 – Red Deer Trip – Sign up soon! Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - Calgary Zoo Trip to Calgary, AB. – Sign up soon! For August 2023 there is a possibility of having a regular-priced trip to “The Sound of Music” at Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud, AB. In early September, 2023 we are planning to go to Spruce Meadows. If you have an interest in any of these trips, please let us know by calling and putting yourself on the reservation list

COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE: HOPE – “A one-syllable word that will keep you going when all of the other more impressive words have failed to sustain you.” (Joni Aldrich)

THE THREE HILLS COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTRE at 499 – 3rd Ave SE IS OPEN: JOIN US to play pool, card games, cribbage, scrabble, socialize, etc.!!! [Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.] One must continue to sign in to the centre 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.

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR SENIORS: Our 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. Please call 403-443-2555 to leave your name and phone number and he will contact you to set up an appointment.

VOLUNTEERS 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. Thank you to those who have recently stepped up to become volunteers!

THE COMMUNITY BUS RUN in Three Hills: will continue to operate Thursday afternoons. The Three Hills Elks #190 has provided funding for free rides on our bus during these community runs. Please thank them for their generosity. Watch here for notification if we add other weekly community bus runs in the future.

MEALS on WHEELS NOTE: For seniors with annual low income (Under $25,000 as an individual and Under $37,000 as a couple), if you need some hot or frozen food security support (contact Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555) between – March 27 and July 31, 2023 – please contact our offices and we may be able to assist you financially with some hot or frozen meals each month.

MEALS ON WHEELS – FROZEN MEALS: For these meals across Kneehill County, the next Order date is Thursday, July 20, 2023, and the subsequent delivery date will be Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Please contact the Seniors Outreach Main Office to order from the menu and to pay for your order/or be placed on the grant subsidy on or before the next order date.

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 may be up to $11.50/meal. Please call Seniors Outreach to order the week before requiring the meals. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF SUBSIDY (Now to July 31) please provide us with your hot meals end-of-the-month billing and we may be able to support you by paying part or all of the bill through our grant.

CARING CARS/WHEELCHAIR BUS USEAGE: For those who need medical appointments, etc. one may call to book Caring Cars or the 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.

Please pay attention to The Capital, the Seniors Outreach Website at www.seniorso.ca, or our Facebook page for further information and/or changes to our operations