Seniors Outreach - February 2, 2022

I hear that some anticipation is good for the soul. Therefore, we anticipate that “OUR NEW BUS IS COMING”! Last Spring (April 2021), Seniors Outreach had raised enough funds over the previous 1 ½ years (thanks to a number of donors from the Kneehill County area, Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism (Community Initiatives Project Capital Grant) and through our AGLC funds to ORDER A NEW BUS. Due to COVID restrictions over a number of months, the building of the bus has taken a much longer time period. Our latest understanding is that the bus will hopefully be ready and delivered sometime in the next 1-2 months. We do not have an exact delivery date as of yet, however, please stay tuned for more exciting news as it becomes available. We are excited!

NOTE: “Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work’s important, family’s important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You’re cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what’s coming.”

THE SENIORS OUTREACH OFFICES and CLIENT SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT: Please call the following for an appointment: – 403-443-2555 at the Main Office in Three Hills (Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), Kneehill North – (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) 403-425-1555; and Kneehill South – (Tuesdays to Thursdays) 403-412-4195.

THE COMMUNITY BUS RUN in Three Hills: will continue with proper masking/social distancing to be operational each Thursday afternoon in January. The cost is $3 per round trip.

THE COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTER (Three Hills) IS OPEN: When open [Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.] we will continue to follow Mandatory Masking, physical distancing, and hand washing/ sanitizing for all indoor public spaces . WE WILL ALSO Follow the Restriction Exemption Program established by the province in order to ENTER AND USE the CommUnity Drop-In Centre in Three Hills. This requires the presentation of a Full COVID Vaccination record including a QR code OR a recent (72 hr) negative COVID test (not from Alberta Health Services) OR an EXEMPTION LETTER regarding COVID vaccinations from your doctor. One must Complete a Tracking sign-in upon entry where each person must sign in to the center providing the date, printed name, phone number and a signature attesting that the person is following the Restriction Exemption Program that is in place. Our $2 daily charge is still in effect.

NOTE: We presently understand that the Alberta vaccine record with QR Code will be the only valid Alberta proof of vaccination.

SPECIALTY BUS TRIPS: Suspension of all Specialty bus trips – Until further notice.

THE SENIORS OUTREACH LARGE PRINT TELEPHONE BOOKS ARE FOR SALE! Call Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555 (or 1-888-443-2555 from the Carbon area) to pre-order a copy (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 pick up.

MEALS ON WHEELS – FROZEN MEALS: For these meals, across the Kneehill County area, our next order date will be Thursday, February 3, 2022. The next delivery date for MOW (Frozen Meals) will be on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Contact Seniors Outreach Main Office to order from the menu and to pay for your order.

MEALS ON WHEELS – HOT MEALS: Please be aware that you are still able to order hot meals for Three Hills/Acme/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.

CARING CARS/WHEELCHAIR BUS USEAGE: For medical appointments one may call to book Caring Cars/Wheelchair Bus for those who need this support. Under Provincial restrictions, masking and distancing on buses and masking for caring cars is required.

COMPUTER SUPPORT: As a senior, if you are in need of computer support/help, please contact Seniors Outreach and our Digital Director will set up a time/place to assist you.

SENIORS OUTREACH IS ON FACEBOOK! Let us know how this is working for you! Do check Facebook for updates and announcements.

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