Seniors Outreach - August 25, 2021

UPCOMING NEWS: The Annual General Meeting for Seniors Outreach Program Society will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Further Details will be provided in coming weeks. Plan to join us for our year in review.

PHONE & COMMUNITY SURVEYS: In order to move forward with our programming in the coming months, we are in need of some feedback from the community. Our Staff (Terry Schlinker, Marsha Flewelling, Sherry Berry and Lorna Steeves) as well as some of our Volunteer Receptionists at Seniors Outreach Program Society will be attempting to contact you with a brief survey in coming weeks in order to aid with our future plans. We thank you in advance for your gracious and helpful input.

VOLUNTEERS: Seniors Outreach is in need of some volunteer bus drivers. If you have a class 1, 2 or 4 license and have some time to provide driving service as a volunteer, please contact Seniors Outreach at -403-443-2555 or 1-888-443-2555 from the Carbon area and come in to discuss this with us.

CommUnity Drop-In Center in Three Hills is OPEN Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the Drop-In Center will be open allowing for games and regular operation. Signing in upon entry and payment of a $2/fee will still be necessary. We encourage you to continue to do hand washing/hand sanitizing, however wearing a mask will be optional. Please be respectful of each other as you socialize, have beverages, and play games at the center. IF provincial protocols do not become more restrictive and there is NOT a rise in COVID cases, we may safely continue with normal activities at the Drop-In Center.

As you will notice we have a Canada Summer Jobs student that will be at the center Mondays through Fridays until August 27, 2021. She has been hired to help out with hosting/sign in, making coffee, opening and closing the center, and helping to clean as necessary.

Volunteer hostess/host: We will need volunteers to host/hostess Mondays to Saturdays from August 30 onward. If you are willing to be a volunteer hostess/host to do the opening & closing of the center/sign people in/coffee making, 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 Drop-In Center, we will not be able to be open on those days. Thank you for your help!

NOTE: Going forward in Stage 3 of the Provincial Re-Opening of COVID Restrictions for the following weeks, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, our main office (128 – 3rd Ave S) 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.

COMMUNITY BUS RUNS in Three Hills are operating on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons throughout the summer. Tuesday morning runs are being done in order to make the fruit truck and farmers’ market a possible stop for passengers. The Thursday runs will continue to be as they were previously. The cost for a round trip is still $3/person. Masking continues to be mandatory (until at least the end of September).

BUS RUN TO RED DEER IN SEPTEMBER. We are planning to go to Red Deer on the 2nd Wednesday of September. Please contact Seniors Outreach to take the bus on that day.

SAGE WISDOM: Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

THE SENIORS OUTREACH LARGE PRINT TELEPHONE BOOKS ARE FOR SALE! 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. These Telephone books are also available for sale at the Farmers’ Market in Three Hills on Tuesdays.

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 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. 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, September 2, 2021 with the delivery date on Tuesday, September 10, 2021. 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 the next order date. 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 the cost is $10/meal. Call Seniors Outreach to order the week before requiring the meals.

CLIENT SERVICES: Presently you may wear a mask but should still social distance and will be provided the opportunity to use hand sanitizer at your client appointment. 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 pm) 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/closed at the extension offices. The coordinator for the extension office will let you in at your appointment time. CARING CARS/WHEELCHAIR BUS USAGE: For medical appointments one may call to book Caring Cars/Wheelchair Bus for those who need this support. Under Provincial restrictions, Masking on buses and for caring cars is presently still required.

SENIORS OUTREACH IS ON FACEBOOK! PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO the Three Hills Capital, the Seniors Outreach Website, or our Facebook page for further changes to our operations.