Seniors Outreach - August 2, 2023

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

• Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - Red Deer Bus Trip. Leaves Three Hills at 1:00 p.m. - includes Shopping as well as a Farmer’s Market & Live Music (3:30-5:30 p.m.). Cost $25 from Three Hills. Pick up in Trochu - on the way is available.

• August 25, 2023 we will have one more regular priced trip to “The Sound of Music” at Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud, AB. Cost $90 (includes bus, meal and theatre). BOOK soon as tickets are limited!

• Friday, September 8, 2023 - We are anticipating a Spruce Meadows Trip. Please call soon to let us know if there is enough interest to go! Thank you.

If you have an interest in any of these trips, please let us know by calling and putting yourself on the reservation list. With some trips we need to pay for tickets in advance and we always need to have our numbers for making the bus trip feasible and with some trips to do the booking and payment of tickets.

COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE: A SIGN OF ‘OUR TIMES’??? - “I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.” (Bernard Baruch, Financier)

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.

THE SENIORS OUTREACH OFFICES and CLIENT SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN: Please call for an appointment: 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 mornings); Acme (Thursday mornings) & Linden (Thursday afternoons).

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. 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 frozen food or grocery security support (contact Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555). Please contact our offices and we may be able to assist you with some financial support for frozen meals or groceries.

MEALS ON WHEELS - FROZEN MEALS: For these meals across Kneehill County, the next Order date is Thursday, August 3, 2023, and the subsequent delivery date will be Tuesday, August 15, 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.

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: OutreachKneehill. Do check Facebook for updates and announcements.

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