Seniors Outreach - June 23, 2021

SENIORS’ WEEK BINGO: As part of our Seniors’ Week Calendar for 2021 – Seniors Outreach promoted a Kneehill County wide Bingo. CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners: Linda Johnson of Acme and Berdina Tiel of Three Hills. Thank you to all who played.

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE 2021 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards until June 30, 2021!!!

Albertans are encouraged to nominate individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that are supporting seniors through their extraordinary volunteerism, philanthropy, innovation, or outstanding service. Nominations will be accepted until June 30 through the mail, email and online at Alberta.ca/MSSA.

NOTE: Going forward at Stage 2 of the Re-Opening of COVID Restrictions for the following week – until at least July 4, 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.

SAGE WISDOM: Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Protect your sanity and stop comparing yourself to anyone else. It’s a difficult task in today’s age of social media. By now, we know some of the downsides of habitually scrolling through friends’ photos and posts touting recent accomplishments. Have a little compassion for yourself and celebrate your own successes more regularly. Centenarian Brianna Wiest advises: “Don’t compare. If you do, you’ll never be happy with your life and you’ll think that the grass is always greener.”

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.

THE COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTER in Three Hills remains CLOSED!

THE COMMUNITY BUS RUN in Three Hills IS NOT OPERATING!

The Meals On Wheels program will continue 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 try to have your orders in to Seniors Outreach as soon as possible as the order dates tend to fill up quickly. 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, June 24 2021 with the delivery date on Tuesday, July 6, 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. THANK YOU!!!!

Our present Food Security Grant Program is now done! Our special thanks to the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) for their willingness in providing our grant support towards overcoming food security issues through the frozen Meals On Wheels over the last number of months during this COVID-19 pandemic time period. This support enabled low-income seniors and low-income adults and families in Kneehill County to receive greater food security by providing financial aid towards frozen meals orders through Seniors Outreach and Kneehill Regional FCSS.

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: You will be expected to wear a mask/social distance and hand sanitize at your client appointment. Thank you.

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 p.m) 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: Though the present situation continues to still 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 IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE!

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. 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.