Seniors Outreach - February 21, 2024

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

Saturday, February 24 – Globalfest – Fireworks. Badlands Amphitheatre, Drumheller. $25 from Three Hills. Call to sign up.

Friday, March 1, 2024 – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Open Rehearsal – “Beethoven’s Seventh.”

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 to make the bus trip feasible and with some trips to do the booking and payment of tickets.

COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE: “Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25 — unless we haven’t had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.” – Martha Beck

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. Our next POTLUCK will be on Tuesday, March 5, 2024!

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.); and call 403-412-4195 for Kneehill South –Carbon (Tuesdays mornings); Acme (Thursday mornings) & Linden (Thursday afternoons).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Seniors Outreach continues to require volunteers across Kneehill County as Caring Visitors/Caring Callers, Caring Car Drivers, Bus Drivers, and 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 normally continue to operate Thursday afternoons. Call us if you have any questions. 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. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT when there are -30 + temperatures our bus may not be running.

THE SENIORS OUTREACH ‘LARGE PRINT’ 2023 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. The books will continue to be updated into 2024!

MEALS on WHEELS NOTE: Grant support continuing! For seniors with annual low-income, if you need 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 grant support for frozen meals or groceries.

MEALS ON WHEELS – FROZEN MEALS: For these meals across the Kneehill County, the next Order date is Thursday, February 29, 2024 (by 12 noon) and the next delivery date will be Tuesday, March 12, 2024 around 2:30 p.m.. Please contact the Seniors Outreach Main Office to order from the new 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 on Mondays through Fridays each week). 1 meal per person per day is delivered and the cost is $11.50/meal. Please call Seniors Outreach to order the week before requiring the meals.

LENDING CUPBOARD: Through the Acme Odd Fellows & Rebekah’s. Call 403-546-2536 if you are in need of a Wheelchair, Walker, Crutches or Shower Chair. This organization has a number of these support items for folks in need of them in Kneehill County. There is no charge for the items, however, a donation is always appreciated if possible. Thank you for this service.

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. 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, or our Facebook.