Seniors Outreach - July 14, 2021

CommUnity Drop-In Center Re-Opening: For our local Stage 1, the Drop-In Center in Three Hills will open for socializing and coffee ONLY from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16, 2021. Signing in and payment of a $2/fee, wearing a mask at the center other than when seated at socially distanced table places and hand washing/sanitizing will still be necessary – No Games will be played during this one week opening. We hope to move to our Stage 2 of our re-opening allowing for games and lessening of requirements on Monday, July 19, 2021 onward, IF provincial restrictions do not become more restrictive during this initial 1 week time period and IF our restrictions are followed. We are all excited to get back some normalcy, however, as we move forward, we all realize that the key to our interactions will be that we are respectful of one another.

Volunteer hostess/host: If you are willing to be a volunteer hostess/host to do the opening & closing of the center/sign people in/coffee making & serving of beverages, and some minimal cleaning, please contact Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555 and leave your name and phone number. Without a host/hostess for the next few weeks we will not be able to be open. Thank you for your help!

NOTE: Going forward in Stage 3 of the Provincial Re-Opening of COVID Restrictions for the following week – until at least July 26, 2021, our main office in Three Hills and our extension offices in Trochu, Torrington, Carbon, Acme and Linden will continue to operate by appointment only. Please call to make an appointment before showing up (403-443-2555 or 1-888-443-2555 from Carbon). The main office will continue to run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays. This will be reassessed as further instructions are given by the Alberta Government and the Chief Health Officer.

AUGUST MARKET BUS TRIPS – KNEEHILL COUNTY area communities: Are you interested in joining us on one or two Tuesdays in August for a bus trip to the Three Hills Farmers’ Market? Contact our Three Hills Office at 403-443-2555 (1-888-443-2555 from the Carbon area)

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Groups: Virtual support groups are available through the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta/NWT through the summer. Contact them at 1-866-950-5465 in order do a brief phone interview and connect with them in July/August. The Virtual meetings are online the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. or the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

SAGE WISDOM: “You cannot unsay a cruel word”

THE SENIORS OUTREACH LARGE PRINT TELEPHONE BOOKS ARE COMPLETE! If you have already pre-ordered your book(s), please call and then come in to pay for the book(s) and pick them up!!!! If you have not pre-ordered the book, please call Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555 (or 1-888-443-2555 from the Carbon area) to do so now (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 will be $10/book due upon delivery. Completed books are also available for sale at the Farmers’ Market in Three Hills on Tuesdays.

THE COMMUNITY BUS RUN in Three Hills IS NOT OPERATING, however this is being reassessed. Please look for updates for these runs to begin! Public transportation is still under a provincial masking regulation. If the bus runs begin, passengers will still need to wear masks.

The Meals On Wheels program – Frozen Meals: We will continue with this program through ordering and payment (cash/cheque/e-transfer) for these orders. We would appreciate your orders and payment by the Thursday after our last delivery. Each order continues to be limited in terms of WHAT ONE IS ABLE TO ORDER (10-14 Items per person) and our value of an order will be BETWEEN $80 TO $100 per person as we go forward. We continue to be able to have a limited number of orders every two weeks. Please have your orders in to Seniors Outreach as soon as possible. NOTE: DO NOT CALL and DO NOT ORDER DIRECTLY WITH WHEATLAND FCSS…….PLEASE CONTACT SENIORS OUTREACH at 403-443-2555 to make orders and to arrange payment.

The next order date will be Thursday, July 22, 2021 with the delivery date on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Remember: If you are not able to have your order in on time for the next order date, your order will be placed on the order list for one of the next 2 order dates. If you are paying via e-transfer funds to Wheatland Meals on Wheels, DO NOT DO SO before you have provided your order to Seniors Outreach and then you will be given a date to do your e-transfer payment. MEALS ON WHEELS – HOT MEALS: Please be aware that you are also able to order hot meals for Three Hills, Acme and Linden (deliveries will be at noon hour Mondays through Fridays each week). 1 meal per day is delivered and generally the cost is $10/meal. Call Seniors Outreach to order the week before requiring the meals.

CLIENT SERVICES: Presently you will be expected to wear a mask/social distance and hand sanitize at your client appointment. Thank you. This is being reassessed as we move ahead. Seniors Outreach MAIN OFFICE is open for regular hours –Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Extension Offices: will provide client services in person (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) in Kneehill North: Trochu office at Frank VanderKley’s Law Offices – presently on Tuesdays & Wednesdays (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Torrington office at the Arena is open by pre-made appointments only Thursdays (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). Kneehill South: Acme office at the Acme Seniors Association – Thursdays (9:00 a.m. – 12:00) Carbon at the New Horizon’s Centre – Tuesdays (9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.) Linden at the 50+ Club (Care & Share Centre) – Thursdays (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Please be aware that the doors will be locked at the extension offices. The coordinator for the extension office will let you in at your appointment time! Please have patience as we will still be following Pandemic restrictions:

CARING CARS/WHEELCHAIR BUS USAGE: For medical appointments one may call to book Caring Cars/Wheelchair Bus for those who need this support. Masking is required and appropriate social distancing is in place.


PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO the Three Hills Capital, the Seniors Outreach Website, or our Facebook page for further changes to our operations.