Seniors Outreach - November 17, 2021

GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS: As the provincial health restrictions persist, Seniors Outreach is asking for financial donations again this year in order to purchase and ‘stuff’ our Christmas bags for delivery to seniors who have been identified to be in need of connections/remembrance at Christmas Time in our Kneehill County communities.

We are so grateful for the donations already received. These have been a helpful start. Please donate generously to this very worthwhile program. Do try to have your donations in to Seniors Outreach no later than the week of November 15, 2021. Besides mailed in cheques and in-person donations to Seniors Outreach @ Box 1465 Three Hills AB T0M 2A0 - E-transfers may be made to office@seniorso.ca . Please include your name and address in order to provide you with a receipt for your generous donations.

The Community Bus Run in Three Hills will continue with proper masking/social distancing to be operational on Thursday afternoons through November. The cost of $3 per round trip is still in place.

Client Information:

1. Under the present Alberta health restrictions, Seniors Outreach will, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Continue to follow Mandatory Masking, physical distancing, and hand washing/ sanitizing for all indoor public spaces (including our Main office, Extension Offices across Kneehill County, our buses, and the CommUnity Drop-In Center in Three Hills). Follow the Restriction Exemption Program established by the province in order to ENTER AND USE the CommUnity Drop-In Centre in Three Hills. This began on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021, and requires Full COVID Vaccination OR a recent (72 hr) negative COVID test (not from Alberta Health Services) OR an EXEMPTION LETTER regarding COVID vaccinations from your doctor. 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. Going forward by mid-November, we understand that the Alberta vaccine record with QR Code will be the only valid Alberta proof of vaccination.

NOTE: We do need hosts and hostesses to continue daily opening of the CommUnity Drop-In Center (Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.). Please contact Seniors Outreach at 403-443-2555 if you are available to volunteer your time.

Suspension of all Specialty bus trips. VOLUNTEER BUS DRIVERS NEEDED: As we move forward, 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 and to sign up with us.

THE SENIORS OUTREACH LARGE PRINT TELEPHONE BOOKS ARE FOR SALE! Call Seniors Outreach to pre-order a copy (providing your name and phone number). As this is also a fundraiser for Seniors Outreach, the cost will be $10/book due upon pick up.

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 in by the Thursday after our last delivery. 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 Wednesday, November 25, 2021 with the delivery date on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Remember: 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. Thank you! 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.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: As the present situation continues to be quite changeable, Seniors Outreach is taking phone calls/emails and making appointments. As such, you are welcome to email us at office@seniorso.ca or to call 403-443-2555 or from Carbon and area 1-888-443-2555 (toll free) for any assistance, to make a Meals on Wheels order, and/or to set up an in office appointment. PLEASE DO NOT JUST DROP IN TO THE OFFICE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE! Be aware that this is presently being reassessed and we will let you know as to future changes in this procedure.

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 presently still required.

SENIORS OUTREACH IS ON FACEBOOK! Do check Facebook for updates and announcements and please post us or provide feedback about your facebook experience!

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