August 22, 2019
Seniors Sector News

2019-2020 RECREATION AND WELLNESS DIRECTORY

The new Recreation and Wellness Directory for Older Adults is hot off the presses! The directory features arts, fitness, technology, health, social, and recreational activities for adults 55+ in the Edmonton area. The 2019-2020 directory includes more than 1400 group programs, clubs, courses, and events offered by 66 organizations.

The directory is also available online. Our online platform makes it easy to search and filter results, and the large print and full screen layout make it easy to read. Access hundreds of events with the click of a mouse or tap of a button! Visit us online to access the interactive directory and find activities with ease.

Deliveries of print copies are currently underway to organizations that placed advance orders. Seniors and organizations are welcome to pick up free copies of the directory at the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (#255 Bonnie Doon Centre).
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Seniors Organizations web page)
Learning Opportunities
ASK THE EXPERTS
Caregivers Alberta and Covenant Health
Sept. 10, 9-11 a.m.
Free
Location: Jerry Forbes Centre (12122 68 Street)

Attend an engaging presentation by the world-renowned research team behind the caregiver and patient interventions, CSNAT and SNAP. This is a great opportunity to not only learn about breaking research in the caregiving field, but to also participate in an illuminating Q&A and meet with other caregivers, community partners, and experts. Register no later than Sept. 9.
NATIONAL PREVENTATIVE HEALTH & AGING EDUCATION SERIES
CARP
Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free
Location: MacEwan University, Feigel Conference Centre Room 11-204, Allard Hall (11110 104 Avenue)

What should healthy aging look like in Canada? CARP and its valued partners invite policymakers, leading experts, older adults, and all concerned citizens to take part in a national conversation.
This session will include expert speakers focussing on areas such as adult vaccinology, physical and social engagement, relationships and inclusion, the experiences of marginalization and its impact on health, dementia and brain health, and much more.
COMMUNITY CHANGE FESTIVAL
Tamarack Institute
Sept. 30-Oct. 3
$895-$995 CAD
Location: Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel (8181 Cambie Road, Vancouver)

This event is for community engagers, practitioners, and innovators. It is an opportunity to come together with inspirational leaders from across the country and beyond to share ideas, successes and failures and to take this learning home and apply it to the community change work you're passionate about. Learn the latest thinking, understand your role as a changemaker, and replenish your toolkit with practical ideas and tools you can use in your own community.
More learning opportunities for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector  (links to the ESCC Learning Opportunities web page)
Work Opportunities in the Seniors Sector
SAFE HOUSE FOLLOW UP COORDINATOR
Sage Seniors Association 

Sage is seeking a passionate Follow up Coordinator responsible for providing follow up services to seniors recently discharged from the Sage Seniors' Safe House program. This includes assessing needs and providing information, support, and client advocacy while assisting seniors in becoming familiar and safe in their new community. This role requires a Social Work degree or diploma, clear criminal record check, and ability to become registered with the ACSW. This is a part-time, temporary position. Please review the job posting for a full job description and details regarding application instructions.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings web page)
News and Events for Seniors

HELP OTHER SENIORS FIND THE INFORMATION THEY NEED
Seniors Communication Access Network (SCAN)
Sept. 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Sept. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Free
Location: Training Room, #258 Bonnie Doon Centre (8330 82 Avenue)

The Seniors Communication Access Network (SCAN) is collecting feedback on four seniors services directories in Edmonton. By sharing your input in a two-hour focus group, you can help improve user experiences and access to information. We're looking for seniors 55+ to support this project. Participants will receive a $10 gift card and light snacks will be provided. For more information or to participate in a section contact Mandy Chan at 780-496-4938 or mandy.chan@edmonton.ca by Sept. 11.
FALL OPEN HOUSES AND WELCOME BACK EVENTS

Many seniors centres kick programming into high gear during the Fall months. Take some time to visit open houses and welcome back events happening in the city and get to know your local seniors centre.
 
Welcome Week
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA)
Sept. 3-Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission by donation
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
Call 587-987-3200 to register
 
Open House and Pancake Breakfast
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (SEESA) (9350 82 Street)
Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Call 780-468-1985 to register
 
Open House
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Call 780-496-2997 to register
 
Welcome Back Fall BBQ
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
Sept. 6, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
$10
Call 780-496-6969 to register
 
Welcome Back Luncheon
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (NWESS) (12963 120 Street)
Sept. 13, 12 p.m.
$20
Call 780-451-1925 to register by Sept. 6
 
Fall Harvest Welcome Back Lunch
Strathcona Place Society (10831 University Avenue)
Sept. 24, 12 p.m.
Call 780-433-5807 to register
LUNCH AND A PROGRAM
Petrolia Seniors Group (55+)
Various dates, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
$18
Location: Greenfield Community Hall (3803 114th Street)

Lunch routine feeling a bit humdrum? Shake it up with this unique event series. On Sept. 17, listen to a local historian discuss the "Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of a One-Room School Teacher in Early Edmonton". On Oct. 15, bring in a unique treasure for appraisal by the Antique Road Show. On Nov. 19, take in a presentation on "Late Blooming" and learn how the last third of your life can be the best third. To wrap up this event series for the year, come out for musical entertainment and carol singing on Dec. 10 and enjoy a festive turkey dinner with all the trimmings. To register and get more information, contact Nick at 780-435-1045 or Betty at 780-434-0711.
WISEMEN AND WONDERWOMEN
Strathcona Place Society  (10831 University Avenue)
Aug. 28 and Sept. 11, 9-10 a.m. (Wisemen); 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Wonderwomen)
Free

Take part in dynamic discussions that tackle new topics each meeting. Share your ideas and talk with like-minded folks who share a passion for knowledge. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served. Call 780-433-5807 to register.
DINE OUT WITH NWESS
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m.
$15

Enjoy good music and conversations with friends over a lasagna dinner with salad and garlic bread. A cash bar with wine and beer will be available. Call 780-451-1925 to get tickets before Aug. 30.
HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE STREETCAR AND BLOCK 1912
Sage Seniors Association  (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Sept. 6, 12:30 p.m. (group departs Sage); 1:20 p.m. (streetcar departs Jasper Terminal)
$8

Take a ride on the historic Edmonton streetcar across the High Level bridge to Whyte Avenue. Once disembarking, stroll to Block 1912 to enjoy a decadent dessert before returning downtown. Please remember to bring along extra spending money for dessert. Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 to register before Sept. 4.
IMPROV WORKSHOP WITH THE GERIACTORS
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA)
Sept. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
$10
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)

Through theatre games, improv, laughter and fun, you can share your memories, use your imagination, and watch your stories come alive. This workshop is 'barrier free' and inclusive. Call 587-987-3200 to register by Sept. 6.
FRIENDSHIP AND REMINISCENCE GROUP
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
Sept. 9, 10-11:30 a.m.
$2 members; $4 non-members

If you are looking to expand your network and meet fun, supportive people, then this is the group for you! Starting in Sept., this group will meet weekly to share treasured moments and build new memories together. Call 780-342-8625 for more information.
BOOK AND PUZZLE SALE
North Edmonton Seniors Association  (7524 139 Avenue)
Sept. 10-13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Indulge your bookworm tendencies at North Edmonton Seniors Association's book sale. With hundreds of books of all varieties at the best prices, you're sure to find some good reads.
ELDER'S CIRCLE
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre (10052 117 Street)
Sept. 11, 10 a.m.
Free

Join the Circle of Wisdom to discuss local economic, political, and cultural news and issues in the community. Share your years of experience and expertise and initiate change. Call 780-488-4241 for more information.
FALL RUMMAGE SALE
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free

Find amazing "new" treasures at this Fall Rummage Sale. Currently, MWSA is accepting donations of books, games, puzzles, household items, home d├ęcor, clothing and accessories, and other items for the sale. Items can be dropped off Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visit the MWSA website or call 780-496-2997 for additional details.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors web page)
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