Seniors Outreach - February 28, 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!

Friday, March 1, 2024 – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Open Rehearsal – DI CASTRI Pentimento MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto with DIANA COHEN violin BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Friday, March 15, 2024 – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Open Rehearsal – “WALLEN Violin Concerto (World Premiere) with PHILIPPE QUINT violin TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

Friday, March 23, 2024 – Olds Bus Trip - Call in to book

If you have an interest 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: “Old people are just young people who have been alive for a very, very long time.”

THE THREE HILLS COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTRE (DIC) 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 at the Three Hills DIC will be on Tuesday, March 5, 2024! Pancakes and some meat were provided. Call Seniors Outreach (403-443-2555) and let us know what desserts, salads, and/or other fixings you will be bringing. The potluck charges $5 at the door.

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR SENIORS: Our digital Director will be away for vacation time and training time for the next two weeks. If you need assistance, please leave your name and phone number and he will contact you on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, to make 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 need 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 on Thursday afternoons. Call us if you have any questions. The Three Hills Elks #190 has funded 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.

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 Kneehill County, the next Order date is Thursday, February 29, 2024 (by 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 can 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. 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 need 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.