Seniors Outreach - August 31, 2016

We have been very fortunate this summer to have Mackenzie Andrews, a Three Hills local, as our Canada Summer Job Grant student the past few months. Last Thursday was her last day at Seniors Outreach, as she prepares to head back to Red Deer to continue in her 2nd year of nursing studies at RDC.

Our staff, volunteers and clients have thoroughly enjoyed our time with Mackenzie. There was no hesitation for myself in hiring her, I knew she had the personality and qualities that would be a wonderful

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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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