Seniors Outreach - February 19, 2020

Meet the Seniors Outreach Board! Help us begin to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Seniors Outreach Program Society. By 1995, Seniors Outreach Program Society (Seniors Outreach) was established with office space in Three Hills to service seniors in Kneehill County. So many areas of concern had been identified and before 1995 there seemed to be no specific organization to assist seniors in maneuvering through the ‘maze’. Over the last 25 years, numerous areas of concern were identified and as a result programs and direction was established to seek to meet the needs of seniors in these areas within Kneehill County:

1. A main and accessible office to come to – hence the Provincial Building in Three Hills.

2. Transportation – Caring Cars, Community Bus, and a Wheelchair Bus,

3. Staff to assist with questions, fill in forms, and advocate for seniors with provincial and federal offices – four part-time staff (two in the main office – administrator and administrative assistant – one coordinator in Kneehill North (office hours in Trochu and Torrington) & 1 coordinator in Kneehill South (office hours in Carbon, Acme and Linden).

4. A variety of programs – Parkinsons & Grief and Loss meetings, Gifts for Grandparents, Seniors Week activities, Caring Visitors, Caring Callers, Intergenerational activities, Meals on Wheels, Monthly Information Meetings (educational sessions for seniors and their families), etc.

**Seniors Outreach is extremely thankful for the cooperativeness of the Seniors Associations/Drop-In Centres within Kneehill County, who provide space for Meetings, sessions, office hours, and work together with our organization to meet the needs of Seniors within Kneehill County. This cooperation is so important in meeting seniors’ needs!

5. Opportunities for Volunteerism – 2018 – 191 volunteers identified as assisting seniors through Seniors Outreach (Seniors serving Seniors).

6. Partnerships with a variety of organizations, businesses, individuals, for programming.

7. A non-profit organization overseen by a Volunteer Board of Directors:

Presently this board (2019-2020) is composed of:

* Rhoda Murray – Chair

• Brian Richard – Vice-Chair

• Joyce Penner – Secretary

• Daniel Pliva – Treasurer

• Ella Lammle – Director and Liaison with the CommUnity Drop-In Centre (Three Hills)

• Steve Estabrooks – Director

• Dennis Punter – Director

8. As a non-profit entity, Seniors Outreach has been extremely thankful for a major funder in Kneehill County being the Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services (KRFCSS), and for the many individuals, organizations, businesses, etc. across Kneehill County that donate funds, goods and services, and volunteer support to enable us to keep moving ahead. We are always grateful for all donations which keep us going.


Join us on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the CommUnity Drop-In Centre – 3rd Ave South, Three Hills at 9:30 a.m. for an introduction to some of our board members and celebrate part of our 25th Anniversary year with some cake/coffee.

At the 50+ Club, Care & Share Centre, Linden: 6:00 p.m. Potluck and approximately 6:45 p.m. meet some of our board members and celebrate part of our 25th Anniversary years with some cake/coffee.

Look for future Meet-the-Board Members Celebrations across Kneehill County as advertised.

Seniors Outreach is pleased to assist you with your questions and advocate for you as possible. Our Staff is available to help – please call for an appointment: 403-443-2555 or in the Carbon/area call 1-888-443-2555 Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Community Bus on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week 1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Three Hills

Blankets for Canada is still going strong. We will do our next donation drop off of materials at the end of March. If you are able to donate any wool or any 8” x 8” squares (crocheted or knitted), please drop them off at the Seniors Outreach Main Office. We usually deliver these donations to a group of ladies who make blankets for the homeless and/or for other needs. Your donations are much appreciated!

Upcoming Specialty

Bus Trips:

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Open Rehearsals: Friday, February 28, 2020 & March 6, 2020. Call to book your tickets and place on the bus.

Red Deer Bus Trip – Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Call early to book your ticket on the Bus!

FINAL CALL: In conjunction with the Delburne FCSS, a bus trip on Saturday, February 29, 2020. “The Price is Right” at the Grey Eagle Casino, Calgary. Cost: You will need to call in to Ticket Master to obtain your actual ticket for The Price is Right. Then call Seniors Outreach to book your spot/pay for your bus ticket before the trip. The earlier the booking, the better the seating. Limited seats are available. Call Soon!

Random Acts of Kindness – Seniors, please pick up an entry form throughout February 16-22, complete three acts of kindness and drop off your entry form where you picked it up. A draw will be made for a Random Acts of Kindness prize the following week. Where? Seniors Outreach Main office, Village offices and other locations as identified. Most of us just do these acts throughout the year but it is helpful to focus as a reminder!