August 9, 2018
Seniors Sector News
INTERESTED IN SHARED TRANSPORTATION TO GREY MATTERS 2018

ESCC has been asked to gauge interest in shared transportation to the 2018 Grey Matters conference in Calgary, September 25 - 26. If there is enough interest, ESCC will book a van/bus. Costs will be determined based on the type of transportation required. The van/bus will leave Edmonton on September 24 and arrive back later in the day on September 26.

If you are interested in sharing transportation to the conference, let Rosalie Gelderman know as soon as possible, ideally by August 17, so we know what size of vehicle to book. Rosalie can be reached at projects@seniorscouncil.net or 780-423-5635 ext. 2.

We will contact you with costs and other details when we know how many people are interested.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Professional Development
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS: THE BEGINNER'S ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Bloomerang
August 30, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

This webinar will provide an overview of the matching gift process, popular corporate matching gift programs, and techniques for marketing matching gifts to donors, all with real examples from nonprofits.
TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY PLANNING FOR NONPROFITS
Idealware
Five Thursdays, beginning Sept. 13, 1- 2 p.m. (Eastern)
$215

Does your technology need major upgrades? This course will help you spot your organization's critical technology needs and develop a practical plan for improving your technology infrastructure-even if you don't have a tech background. Throughout this course, you will:
  • Learn about the tactical planning process and pick up tips for getting started at your organization.
  • Review nonprofit infrastructure needs, including office hardware, data backup, software, and staff IT support.
  • Consider data management technology and best practices.
  • Think through the mix of communications at your organization and how to get real value from your communications work.
  • Gain insights and feedback from an expert trainer who can address your unique challenges.
  • Share ideas and experiences and learn from your peers.
  • Prioritize your technology needs and develop a long-term plan for implementing them.
BYLAWS REFRESHER - A SOCIETY BYLAWS OVERVIEW
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
September 25, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Mill Woods Senior & Multicultural Centre (2610 Hewes Way NW)
$65 for ECVO members; $95 for non-members

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is partnering with the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis to deliver a bylaws session for non-profits registered under the Societies Act.

Representatives from non-profits will gather for one evening to explore bylaw requirements, recommendations, and proven practices. This session will be an in-depth exploration of the areas that you need to cover, key questions your board and membership need to answer, and recommendations on how to structure your bylaws to support your organization in moving forward.
BUILDING DEMENTIA AWARENESS CONFERENCE
Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation
October 4 - 6, 2018
Double Tree Hilton in Edmonton

The closing date for registration and payment is August 20. For information review the conference package and contact eodarep@gmail.com. 
More events for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Events in the Senior-Serving Sector webpage)
Work Opportunities in the Seniors Sector
TEMPORARY ASSESSMENT, HOUSING AND INTAKE COORDINATOR
Sage Seniors Association

Sage is currently accepting applications from Registered Social Workers with experience providing support, assistance, information and referrals to older adults addressing their basic, social and emotional needs. This position assists the older adult in becoming familiar with housing options and works closely with all other internal programs. In addition, this position helps older adults prioritize their needs and make informed referrals as necessary.

This is a temporary position to February 2019.  For a complete job description and application instructions visit www.mysage.ca. Submit your resume by August 14.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
LUNCH & LEARN: ALL ABOUT BUTTERFLIES
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre (10052 117 Street)
August 16, 12 p.m.
$10 for members and $13-non-members

Educator and member of the Lepidopterists' Guild, Vic Romanyshyn, will tell us everything we ever wanted to know about butterflies. He will have a short presentation and bring display cases of the many varieties of butterflies found around the world. Call 780-488-4241 for more information.
GAMES NIGHT & POTLUCK SUPPER
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
August 17, doors open at 5:30 p.m.
$2 with a food dish; $5 without

Love board games, cards and food? Then this is the place for you! Fill your belly and enjoy conversations with great people. Everyone is welcome. Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
SPEECHREADING 1 & COPING SKILLS CLASS
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Edmonton Branch (CHHA-Ed)
Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 31, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Location: North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 St.)
$150

Speechreading is a skill that can be learned through study and practice. These classes will introduce you to various cues such as movement of the lips, tongue, jaw and facial expressions as well as other cues making it possible to visually understand and communicate. Hearing loss involves learning to cope and understand an invisible disability. Coping strategies go hand in hand with speechreading and its success. You will learn new strategies and information every class.

Register by August 29 with CHHA-Edmonton online, by mail or in person. For more information phone 780-496-6969 or email chha-ed@shaw.ca.
CABARET DANCE CLASSES
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA) 
Thursdays, September 6 to October 25, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$65

Cabarets existed in Paris in the 16th century; they were ancestors of the modern restaurant. By 1896 there were fifty-six cabarets and cafes with music in Paris. Today, cabaret is its own, identifiable art form, distinctive from musical theatre, nightclub singing, or a concert. Michelle Mitchell welcomes you to exercise your class and sass in this easy to learn, fun form of dance open to both men and women of all ages and abilities.

Registration is required. Call 587-987-3200 for information.
WELCOME BACK BBQ & OPEN HOUSE
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
September 7, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10

The grill will be open until 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Edmonton Northgate Lions Club & NESA. Tickets on sale until August 31. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
STETTLER TRAIN RIDE: SENIORS' SPECIAL (NO. 41 STEAM)
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
September 9, depart Sage at 8 a.m.
$138 members; $156 non-members (includes coach bus to and from Stettler, train, dinner entertainment, etc.)

This is a once a year "senior's only trip" you don't want to miss! Enjoy a scenic, fall drive to Stettler and then a train ride with all of the extras including buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal, time for sight-seeing in Big Valley, on board entertainment and a train robbery. Register as soon as possible to be guaranteed a seat by calling 780-423-5510 ext. 301.
SENIORS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
University of Alberta Technology Training Centre (B-11 Cameron Library Basement, University of Alberta)
1-4 p.m. on various dates
$25/class

The University of Alberta Technology Training Centre is launching a new seniors program. They are hosting Wednesday afternoon sessions where seniors can learn about technology. The first four topics are:
  • September 12: Introduction to Cellphones
  • September 26: Taking Pictures with Your Phone
  • October 17: Transfer Pictures from Phone to Computer
  • October 31: Online Personal Security
Seniors are welcome to take one or as many sessions as they are interested in. The teaching component will be 1-1.5 hours long with plenty of time to ask questions and enjoy some free refreshments.
Register in one of the following ways:
  • Fill out the registration form at https://goo.gl/forms/JVgRF3brQDmzRfWE2
  • Call 780-492-1397
  • Email training@ualberta.ca
CHOCOLATE EXPRESS
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
September 17, 12 - 4:15 p.m.
$75 (includes transportation, instruction and supplies for homemade chocolates)

Join the Chocolate Express for an afternoon of chocolate-making fun with Carol from Carol Quality Sweets. The registration deadline is September 14 at noon. Space is limited to the first 15 people. Call 780-496-7369 for more information.
LEARNING IN RETIREMENT LECTURE SERIES
Jewish Senior Citizens' Centre (10052 117 Street)
October 9 - November 19
$70 members/$85 non-members per course

Join in the 15th annual Learning in Retirement Lecture Series. This year's offerings include:
"Keeping Score"
Instructor: D.T. Baker
Mondays, October 15 - November 19, 2018 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Navigating Compromise in XXI Century Bioethics
Instructor: Gary Goldsand
Mondays, October 15 - November 19, 2018 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Art of Deception: Forgeries and Thievery in the Art World
Instructor: Kathleen Silverman
Tuesdays, October 9 - November 13, 2018 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Opera Anyone?
Instructor: Morris Maduro
Wednesdays, October 10 -November 14, 2018 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Review the brochure to learn more and either phone 780-488-4241 or e-mail jdic@shaw.ca.
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 2018 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 Interpreter, Birthday Party Assistant, and Assistant Observatory Attendant
  • Guest Services Volunteer Hosting and Ambassador Positions: Hospitality Hosts and School Program Host
  • School Programs Positions: Assistant School Programs Leader
Weekend and week day shifts are available.
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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