Seniors Outreach - September 27, 2023

SENIORS OUTREACH MISSION: “To enhance the quality of life for Kneehill County seniors and their families by empowering citizens through volunteerism, services and advocacy.”

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, October 18, 2023 – Visit to Carbon Museum & the Chinese Restaurant Buffet. Cost: $35 (museum visit, meal, tip and bus trip).

Friday, October 20, 2023 – Olds bus Trip - Cost: $20/person, $35/couple from Three Hills.

Friday, October 27, 2023 – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Open Rehearsal – “Roman Rabinovich in Concert.” Cost $25 from Three Hills.

NOTE: If you are interested in any trips as they come up, 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 with some trips to do the booking and payment of tickets.

FALL TURKEY SUPPER! It’s Coming! Thursday, November 2, 2023. This will be a pre-order/pre-pay/pick-up meal this year. You will need to pre-order/pre-pay for your meal(s) and sign up for a pick-up time at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church (123 – 4 Ave SE, Three Hills). Cost: $15/meal. Call 403-443-2555 or 1-888-443-2555 to book your meal(s) and connect with the main office to pay for your meal(s). This is a fundraiser for Seniors Outreach.

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.

NOTE: Next Potluck is on Tuesday, October 3, 2023!!! Please let us know if you will be attending!

COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE: “He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age.” (Plato)

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR SENIORS: Our Digital Director is in on Wednesdays and is very willing to help you 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.

THE SENIORS OUTREACH OFFICES and CLIENT SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN: Please call for an appointment at 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.); Kneehill South –Carbon; Acme & Linden – contact the Three Hills office (403-443-2555) from September 18-30, 2023.

EXTENSION OFFICE MOVE: Reminder for the Trochu extension office, our Kneehill North Community Relations Coordinator will welcome you at the NEW office beginning on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at the Trochu Arena [407 Royal Way] - come to the East Door.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Seniors Outreach needs volunteers across Kneehill County as Meals on Wheels delivery drivers, Caring Car Drivers, Bus Drivers, Hosts/Hostesses (at the Three Hills Drop-In Center) and other positions. Contact Seniors Outreach if you have some time to volunteer. Thank you to those who have recently stepped up to become volunteers!

COMMUNITY BUS RUNS ON THE REMAINING THURSDAYS IN SEPTEMBER. THE COMMUNITY BUS RUN in Three Hills: will continue to operate on Thursday afternoons for the rest of September. The Three Hills Elks #190 has provided funding for free rides on our bus during these community runs. Please thank them for their generosity.

THE SENIORS OUTREACH ‘LARGE PRINT’ 2023 TELEPHONE BOOKS ARE DONE AND 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. The books have been updated for 2023!

MEALS on WHEELS NOTE: Grant support continuing! 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, September 28, 2023, and the delivery date will be Tuesday, October 10, 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 can order hot meals for Three Hills/Acme/Linden (deliveries will be at noon on 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.

Regular Caring Car rides are also available for other trips as necessary and as drivers are available.

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