Seniors Outreach - May 6, 2020


Reasonable Situations I am able to stay at home. My house is wiped down/very clean.

I am able to keep 6 feet away from others. I have food to eat.

I have the option of not driving much.

I am able to get decent sleep.

I am able to do things that are meaningful to me that I had little time to do before.

My pension income/support stays the same.

I am able to phone/email/skype my family & friends.

I am able to wash my hands/sanitize my hands and keep them clean.


My bills are coming up.

(Call banks/utility companies to ask forgiveness or put a hold on payments)

My income has dropped, since I cannot work

(May apply for CERB, company wage subsidy, options to work at home)

I am not able to go out much.

(Plan for specific times out- grocery shopping, distance visits. Make thse meaningful outings)

I am not able to socialize in close proximity to others.

(Socialize at 6 feet away in my area as possible)

While not a total listing, it does enable us to take specific steps forward in a positive manner during this time. 2020 has provided an opportunity for a very focused life experience. We do not like to encounter these times, however, as seniors we recognize that such times in our lives will come. Challenging, Yes. Overwhelming, Hopefully Not.

Perhaps one of the most interesting supports is 1-877-JOY4ALL (1-877-569-4255) where teens have come up with stories, jokes, and more for seniors. Dial #1 for jokes, Dial #2 for today’s story, Dial #3 for today’s poem, Dial #4 for the daily dose of kindness, and Dial #5 for Listen & Learn. I gave this a call and it was encouraging and fun. I encourage you to try it out. Be safe, Be kind, & Be realistic in approaching others.

Until further notice, Seniors Outreach encourages everyone, as much as possible to PLEASE STAY HOME. We may have some further activities available over the next few days and weeks as Alberta is able to START removing restrictions. However, in all situations, continue to practice Physical Distancing of two meters. Please continue to Practice FREQUENT HAND WASHING OR SANITIZING and WIPE DOWN ITEMS that you have been in contact with – before and after usage. Be safe and keep others safe as well.

The present situation continues to still be quite changeable, however, Seniors Outreach will continue to take phone calls/emails in order to set up deliveries where possible, answer questions, and even assist with forms. You are also welcome to email us at . We will provide support where possible. Please Call 403-443-2555 or from Carbon and area 1-888-443-2555 (toll free) for any assistance.


1. The Provincial Building in Three Hills continues to be LOCKED. However, at present, the SENIORS OUTREACH MAIN OFFICE in that building will continue to be staffed and to take calls between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Mondays to Thursdays). Limited admittance may occur, if necessary.

2. MEALS ON WHEELS AND FROZEN MEALS ON WHEELS are still available. Contact us for the frozen meals menu/costs and payment before the next order date: Monday, May 11/20. Delivery for those frozen meals will occur on Tuesday, May 19/20.

3. Delivery driving is available for those who need this support.

4. Extention Offices in Acme, Carbon, Linden, Torrington & Trochu remain CLOSED

5. All BUS RUNS HAVE STOPPED and NO Community Bus runs will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week in Three Hills.

6. The CommUnity Drop-In Centre, Three Hills remains CLOSED.

7. NO BUS TRIPS TO RED DEER are presently planned for May.