We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! At Seniors Outreach we are beginning to plan for fall and all the wonderful adventures that come with the changing season! We are a volunteer based program which relies heavily on the amazing assistance we receive in volunteer hours worked. In 2015, our 197 volunteers accrued 12, 887 hours assisting our program, providing service to seniors and their families in Kneehill County.
We recently have had to reduce our service in some areas due to a very

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Are you aware of the Alberta Seniors Benefits Program (ASB)? The ASB program provides monthly income support to federal income sources including Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Eligibility for a benefit is determined by:

• The type of accommodation you live in.

• Your marital/cohabitation status.

• Your income (combined with your spouse/partner’s income, if applicable, regardless of their age).

• Have lived in Alberta for at least three mo

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is today, June 15th across the globe. WEAAD is held every year on June 15th to bring greater recognition to the mistreatment of older adults and highlight the need for action.

In 2015, it was reported that Alberta is home to approximately 500,000 people over the age of 65. This is one of the fastest growing population groups in Canada. It is estimated that Alberta’s senior population will be almost one million by 2032.

What is elder abuse? It is the action or inac

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Happy Seniors Week! We are halfway through our activities but still a couple of great days ahead. We have a Trochu pancake breakfast, musical presentation at the Golden Hills Lodge, a World War I and II presentation at Three Hills Library, tournament at the Three Hills Community Drop In Centre and a bus trip to Olds and Sundre. Please check last week’s Capital (June 1st edition) for our schedule or call our office at 403-443-2555 for more information!

Please take time this week to acknowledge se

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