Great Neighbours COVID-19 Outreach
Milestone Celebration Drive-by Greetings
Sometimes life is tough enough, but people having birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or other milestone celebrations during this time of social distancing and isolation have the additional burden of being unable to celebrate with others. Great Neighbors Outreach can bring a bit of cheer to those celebrating various milestones with a residential drive-by from the Town of Olds Municipal Enforcement Officers with lights and sirens to help celebrate. Birthday celebrants can also receive a virtual drive-by with video messages from the Olds Fire Department.
Celebrants may receive a surprise from officers while maintaining social distancing protcols.
To request a celebratory Drive-by, contact Town of Olds.
Advanced notice of three business days is required.
Register Online (24 hrs)
Fill out this online request form
Call 403-507-4810 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday) and leave a voice message.
Isolation Check-in and Grocery & Prescription Delivery
The community of Olds is full of citizens always willing to help when needed. We are currently experiencing some trying times in our community. The Great Neighbours program is helping to reach out to support those who are isolated in our community.
Connecting our community through acts of kindness
If someone is isolated and would like someone to check in with them regularly, we can connect. We have are in contact with the local groups and grocery stores ensure delivery of essentials to those who are isolated at home.
Social Services Support for COVID-19
Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta temporarily suspended applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.
It's always a good time to be a great neighbour!
Great Neighbours is a grassroots initiative helping neighbours get to know one another better. There are many easy ways to get to know your neighbour.
- Introduce yourself
- Leave a treat
- Shovel your neighbour's sidewalk, mow their lawn
- Introduce other neighbours to each other
- Keep an eye out on neighbourhood homes and property
A Great Neighbours event trailer and supplies is available for all residents to borrow.