August 11, 2016
Seniors Sector News
ONLINE CONSULTATION: TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF HOME CARE

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has recently begun a process to identify areas of existing and developing technologies that could address some of the major barriers which limit the ability for seniors to remain living at home for as long as possible. Innovations in senior care, enabled by technology, are already changing the landscape of home care, but what's the next technology horizon?

The NRC invites organizations to participate in an online consultation process. Participation is voluntary. Feedback will not be anonymous; however, individual responses will be kept confidential within NRC. Aggregated results will be shared with all participants. Completion of the questionnaire should not take more than 20 minutes. The online tool will be available until August 26.

The results of this exercise will be used by NRC to identify challenges and opportunities where it could best support the future of home care. Questions about the initiative can be directed to NRC.AgingInPlace.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.
COMPLETE BOLAND SURVEY BY SEPT 1

There is still time to participate in the Boland Survey of Not-For-Profit Sector Salaries and Human Resource Practices. The survey provides comprehensive labour market and compensation data for more than 80 positions in the nonprofit sector. The valuable aggregate data is only made available to participating organizations.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Grants and Awards
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: SCIP

The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) is now accepting applications for internships to be completed between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.

Nonprofit organizations are eligible to post meaningful, skill-based opportunities for post-secondary students. The student's compensation is covered by a $1000 bursary from the Alberta government. The SCiP program has launched a new website which will streamline the process for submitting documents and help organizations track their progress.
More awards and funding news  (links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff and Funding Options webpages)
Resources
ATLAS OF THE AGING POPULATION IN CANADA

The Geographies of Aging Projects Lab (GAPLab) at Queen's University has launched an interactive atlas based on the 2011 Census containing information about the older population and geographic patterns across communities, provinces/territories and all of Canada. Members of the public, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to use the Atlas of the Aging Population of Canada.
More resources for sector staff
(links to the ESCC Service Providers Resources webpage)
Professional Development
HOW TO RAISE MORE MONEY WITH EVENT RAFFLES AND GAMES
CharityHowTo
August 17, 11 a.m. MDT
$87

Planning a fundraising event? One of the easiest ways to boost event revenue is to incorporate a raffle or game. In this webinar you will learn:
  • How to set up and play six different raffles that fit virtually any fundraiser
  • Variations on popular raffles
  • How to select the best raffle for your event and audience
  • A common - but terrible -- raffle you should avoid
  • How to get your volunteers to sell more tickets at the event
  • How to set up and play six trendy games that gets the crowd moving
  • Variations on popular games to revitalize them
HOW TO RUN A NONPROFIT AUCTION CHECKOUT
CharityHowTo
August 17, 1 p.m. MDT
$87

A disorganized checkout leads to misplaced and lost donations, long lines of guests, panicking volunteers, and angry donors. This webinar will share a step-by-step process that's helped hundreds of nonprofit auctions track purchases, collect money, and distribute items, all without drama.
TECHNOLOGIES TO HELP OLDER PEOPLE MAINTAIN INDEPENDENT SAFE MOBILITY AT HOME AND IN THE COMMUNITY
17th Annual Dr. Gerald Zetter Memorial Lecture Geriatric Ground Rounds
September 6, noon
Dr. Bill Black Auditorium, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital or by videoconference

Objectives of the presentation are to:
  • Understand how to reduce falls and increase independent mobility indoors through the correct specification and installation of grab bars and handrails throughout the home including stairs and bathrooms.
  • Learn the role of appropriate footwear in enabling safe outdoor mobility in winter. Learn how slip resistance of footwear is measured and what footwear should be recommended.
  • Gain an appreciation of the use of advanced driving simulation for assessing driving competence and supporting customized driving licenses. Consider how advances in vehicle design may help or hinder older drivers.
Register at http://bit.ly/geriatricgrandrounds.
HR IN A BOX
ECVO in partnership with the Talent Pool
Workshops will take place on: September 20, 2016 | October 18, 2016 | November 15, 2016 |  January 17, 2017 | February 21, 2017 | March 21, 2017
Series $225, single session $45 ECVO member/$65 non-member

This series of workshops shares HR best practices and innovative solutions designed to help organizations of all sizes build their knowledge and capacity. Topics include workforce planning; retention strategies; enhanced performance management; competencies/skills developing, planning and transferability; and applicant tracking systems. 

This workshop series is valuable for HR professionals, executive directors and managers. The entire series of six sessions is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant that employers can access to get 2/3 of the training costs reimbursed.
More events for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Events in the Senior-Serving Sector webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
IKEBANA WORKSHOP
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre (10052 117 Street)
August 22 & 29, September 12 & 19 at 1 p.m.
$160

Trained Ikebana instructors will lead you into the world of Japanese flower arranging in these beginner level workshops. Call 780-488-4241 for details and to register.
SUMMER OUTINGS
SCONA (10440 84 Avenue)
  • Jurassic Forest Trip: August 23. $25
  • Street Car: August 30. Ride the Street Car across the High Level bridge and picnic at Jackie Parker Park. $20.
Call 780-433-5377 for details.
JURASSIC FOREST OUTING
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
August 26, bus leaves MWSA at 9 a.m. and returns around 3 p.m.
$20 for members; $25 for non-members

Take a trip back in time to the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Cost includes transportation, admission and guided walking tour. Bring a bagged lunch or purchase your own at the cafe. Remember to dress for the weather. Register by August 22. Call 780-496-2997 for information.
DESSERTS AROUND THE WORLD
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre (10052 117 Street)
August 31, 7 p.m.
$25 members / $30 non-members

Enjoy mouth watering desserts from around the world. Hear a short history of each dessert and enjoy a glass of white wine as you taste. Call 780-488-4241 for details and to register.
VICTORIA SETTLEMENT AND SMOKY LAKE SENIORS TOUR
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA)
September 1, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$45 members; $55 non-members (cost includes bus, lunch and entry fees)

Enjoy the fall landscape on the way to Smoky Lake for a light lunch care of the Smoky Lake Senior Citizens Drop in Center before arriving at the Victoria Settlement. The Victoria Settlement brings to life three major themes in Alberta's history: missionary activity, the fur trade, and settlement. Tour the 1864 Clerk's Quarters or the 1906 Methodist Church to hear the story of a once bustling community that saw a new surge of missionary and commercial activity at the turn of the century. 

Bus departs from and returns to Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue). Registration is required. Call 587-987-3200 for more information.
CHOIR
Southwest Senior's Outreach Society (10832 62 Avenue)

Choir rehearsals commence September 6 at 1 p.m. No charge with membership. Call 780-435-9515 for details.
WSAC WELCOMES FALL FEVER
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
September 6-9

WSAC welcomes back fall activity with special events, free draws, prize giveaways and the option to try out different classes. Check out FITuesday, Walkabout Wednesday, Thirst/day in the café and Patio Party Friday afternoon. Call 780-483-1209 for details.
WELCOME BACK PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
September 7, 9 - 11 a.m.
$3

CLSA invites you to join them for their annual pancake breakfast sponsored by the Edmonton Host Lions Club. It's a great opportunity to meet some old friends and welcome some new ones. Tickets include three pancakes, two sausages plus choice of juice, coffee or tea. The tickets purchase deadline is September 2 at 3 p.m. Call 780-496-7369 for information.
OPEN HOUSE AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
September 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$7 for breakfast which includes sausage, fruit, juice, coffee/tea

Check out the displays of senior-friendly services, clubs and classes and register for fall classes. New members can join with the rest of this year and all of next year for only $35. Call 780-468-1985 for information.
OPEN HOUSE
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
September 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Participate in demonstrations of some fall 2016 classes; browse a community fair with booths from local businesses and organizations; and enjoy entertainment, door prizes, coffee and refreshments. Call 780-496-2997 for information.
LUNCHEON AND ENTERTAINMENT
Southwest Senior's Outreach Society (10832 62 Avenue)
September 8
$10/members and $12/non-members

Enjoy the first luncheon back after the summer break with a good meal and live entertainment. Call 780-435-9515 for information.
PIANO AND VOCAL LESSONS
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Thursdays starting September 8 at 1 p.m.
$60/month (4 lessons/month)

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano or brush up your vocal skills? It's never too late! Lessons are a half hour to 45 minutes and are open to people of all skill levels. Have fun while you learn. You must pre-register for lesson time. Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 for information.
WELCOME BACK BBQ
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
September 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
$10

Participate in facility tours, play games in the parking lot and visit the clubs open house. Register for fall, purchase your membership and meet staff and volunteers. Tickets available at the NESA front desk until September 2. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
September 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free

Enjoy dance and fitness class demos, Wii Bowling, presenters, food tasting, games and contests at ESC's 6th annual healthy living and wellness fair. Call 780-342-8625 for information.
ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
September 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and September 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Call 780-433-5807 for information.
WELCOME BACK AND LIFE MEMBERS BARBECUE
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
September 9
$5 per person

10 a.m. Antique Cars Show
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. BBQ
2- 4 p.m. Dance with entertainment by Jackson Mackenzie
Advance tickets only available until September 2. Everyone welcome! Call 780-451-1925 for information.
NURTURING SELF DURING TIMES OF CAREGIVING
ElderCare Edmonton
September 12, 1-3 p.m.
Terrace Lounge, 5th Floor, 17203 99 Avenue
Free

This presentation will be conducted by Dr. Jane Simington who is known as the Woman of Hope. Dr. Simington has been honored by Global Television as a Woman of Vision and by the YWCA as a Woman of Distinction and has received the CARNA Life Time Achievement Award.

Snacks and beverages are provided. RSVP by calling the Caregiver Support Manager at 780-434-4747 extension 2.
NESA CLUB WEEK
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
September 12-16

Learn about NESA's exciting clubs by dropping in and chatting with club members. View the schedule online, inquire at the front desk about club days and times or call 780-496-6969.
UKULELE CLASSES
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Tuesdays, September 13 - November 28
$65 early bird price by September 9; $80 regular price after September 9

Sage is strumming and humming! Come and join the fun. Three levels are offered:
  • Absolute Beginner: Never held a ukulele and wonder if you'd like it? Several soprano ukuleles are available for you to try and the first class is free.
  • Beginner/Intermediate: For those who know a few chords
  • Advanced: Various strumming and picking styles
You can enter at one level and switch to another at any time. Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 to register.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
Volunteer/Work Opportunities for Seniors
TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE - EDMONTON
Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Your experience could open a door to discovery! Help others discover the world and beyond in a fun and interactive environment. A variety of unique opportunities await you in educational or ambassador roles as a volunteer staff member at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton!
  • Educational Positions: Science Garage Workshop Assistant, Gallery Guide and Interpreter, Angry Birds Universe, Assistant Observatory Attendant, and Robotics Lab Attendant
  • Guest Services Volunteer Hosting and Ambassador Positions: Hospitality Hosts, School Program Host, and Birthday Party Host
  • School Programs Positions: Assistant School Programs Leader
For more information visit the TELUS World of Science Edmonton volunteer web page or contact Volunteer Resources at 780-452-9100 or by email at vr@twose.ca.
(links to the Volunteer and Work Opportunities webpage)
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