Seniors Outreach - June 10, 2020

SENIORS’ WEEK was last week in Alberta. We trust that you found some interesting and fun things to do to recognize and honor you during that time.

Mental Gem of the day: Coronavirus prevention tip: wash your hands like you just finished a bag of hot Cheetos con limón and you need to remove your contact lenses.


14-15 – Excellent Level of knowing the Past!

11-13– Great Work. A bit more memory and study needed.

8-10 – You have a reasonable understanding of the history of this County.

5-7 – Need more study and interaction with history/the museums/those who remember.

0-4 – Well, Better remembering for the next trivia tournament.

1. What year was the County of Kneehill formed? [1944]

2. What year was the Village of Carbon incorporated? [1912}

3. What village, in Kneehill County, was first to be incorporated into Kneehill County? [ACME]

4. What community’s Cheese Factory gained national status for the quality of their cheese? [LINDEN]

5. Where is Clem T. GoFur located? [TORRINGTON]

6. What 4 hamlets are part of Kneehill County? [HUXLEY, SWALWELL, TORRINGTON, AND WIMBORNE]

7. Where in Kneehill County did the television show Heartland film and provide its episodes? [TORRINGTON]

8. What hamlet was named after an auditor of the Grand Trunk Railway? [SWALWELL]

9. What hamlet in Kneehill County was named after an English biologist? [HUXLEY]

10. What town in Kneehill County is named after a French cavalry man who settled in the area? [TROCHU]

And since Seniors Outreach Program Society is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2020, here are a few fun questions looking back at the year 1995 when Seniors Outreach started.

1. What was the most popular movie in 1995? [BATMAN FOREVER]

2. Who was the Premier of Alberta in 1995? [RALPH KLEIN]

3. What was the most common girl’s name in 1995? [JESSICA]

4. What was the most common boy’s name in 1995? [MICHAEL]

5. Who was the first Administrator for Seniors Outreach Program Society in Kneehill County? [UNA EDWARDS ERICKSON]


In order to support low-income seniors in Kneehill County during this COVID-19 pandemic, Seniors Outreach has extended our Frozen Meals On Wheels program. This funding is limited,to the next few weeks, however, it will provide some support for Frozen Meals on Wheels and for the purchase of some personal items as needed.

Please phone Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555 or from the Carbon area 1-888-443-2555 to inquire about ordering/having frozen meals on wheels delivered. YOU MAY ORDER OVER THE PHONE WITH ONE OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS before the next order date. The upcoming dates that will have some support are as follows:

Next Order dates in 2020 Next Delivery dates in 2020

June 8 (no later than 10:00 a.m.) June 16 (in the afternoon)

June 22 (no later than 10:00 a.m.) June 30 (in the afternoon)

July 6 (no later than 10:00 a.m.) July 14 (in the afternoon)

Follow this column for further order dates/delivery dates into July and August as funds are available.

REGULAR FROZEN MEALS ON WHEELS ORDERS: Anyone who is not at a low-income level to be supported may still order/have frozen meals on wheels delivered in Kneehill County, however in these cases we require that your orders to be paid in full/arranged for before the order date. Delivery available.


1. The Provincial Building in Three Hills was re-opened on pandemic format as of June 1, 2020. The SENIORS OUTREACH MAIN OFFICE in that building continues to be staffed and to take calls/appointments between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Mondays to Thursdays). Call 403.443.2555. Carbon/area call 1-888-443-2555. Please park at the West side (main entry area) of the building (128 – 3 Ave South, Three Hills). Enter at the west side front door of the building. Use hand sanitizer provided. Physical distancing is in effect. When leaving the building, please follow the hallway to the south end, use hand sanitizer available and exit at the south doors.

2. MEALS ON WHEELS AND FROZEN MEALS ON WHEELS are available. Contact us for the frozen meals menu/costs and/or payment before the next order date.

3. Delivery driving/limited medical appointment Caring Cars are 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.

We will be reviewing our situation/activities through the month of June during the Pandemic and with constant changes/updates from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer we will advise Kneehill County of our own updates/changes! Thank you for your patience and understanding!

ANNOUNCEMENT: SENIORS OUTREACH IS NOW ON FACEBOOK. IF you are already on Facebook simply enter Seniors Outreach Kneehill County and if you are seeking to link to facebook use: