February 11, 2016
Seniors Sector News
EDMONTON SENIORS CENTRE 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Congratulations to the Edmonton Seniors Centre on their 40th anniversary!

AGM & 40th Anniversary Celebration
February 26, 12 - 4 p.m.
Join them for the AGM at noon, the "Young at Heart" Band at 2 p.m. and fun, food & 40th Birthday Cake. There is no cost, but you must register by calling the centre before February 19.
2016 NOT-FOR-PROFIT NETWORK MIXER
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
March 15, 5 - 7 p.m.

Make connections with business leaders and non-profit organizations with partnership potential at this networking event.
  • Exhibitor tables range in price from $75 to $250
  • Tickets range in price from $15 to $25
Contact Ashley Habjan, Event & Sponsorship Coordinator at 780-409-2610 or ahabjan@edmontonchamber.com.
EXHIBIT AND PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY
Continuing Care and Community Living EXPO 2016
Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health
May 6 in Edmonton

EXPO 2016 will promote independent living by showcasing services, learning opportunities, and technologies to support those with special needs, care requirements/chronic conditions, and their families and caregivers. This is an opportunity for consumers, service providers, health care professionals, manufacturers/retailers to come together.

Exhibit and presentation opportunities may be of interest to organizations offering possibilities, solutions, technologies and opportunities to support people to remain independent in their homes and communities. 

The deadline for the call for abstracts/posters is February 15 and the deadline for exhibitor booth registration is March 4. Learn more about EXPO 2016 opportunities.
FREE PIANO

100 year old upright piano that needs to be re-stringed. Pick up in St. Albert. Contact Brenda Acheson at 780-901-7465 if you're interested.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Grants and Awards
STEP INFORMATION SESSION
February 16 or 17, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

This webinar will cover employer eligibility criteria, student eligibility, position requirements and the application and reimbursement processes. Register for February 16 or February 17.
FCSS FUNDING

Edmonton FCSS invites non-profit organizations to submit a letter of intent for preventive social service programs. Funding is being targeted for enhancements to currently funded programs and new programs that address identified gaps in preventive services. Applicants can apply for up to a maximum of $200,000 in program funding. The purpose of the letter of intent is to ensure that funding requests meet the eligibility criteria and address the FCSS Guiding Principles and Priorities. 

Review eligibility criteria and application instructions. The deadline is February 29.
CELEBRATIONS GRANT

The Community Investment Program Celebrations Grant is intended to assist, through limited financial support, with the production of one-day celebratory events within the City of Edmonton. Applicants must be the organization producing the one-day event, have not-for-profit status and be incorporated for at least one year prior to applying for a celebrations grant. Refer to the application guidelines for event eligibility. March 1 is the application deadline.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Professional Development
CULTURE, AGING AND MENTAL HEALTH
Public Health Agency of Canada
March 3, 1- 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Seniors, researchers, policy makers, community programmers and practitioners, health care professionals and caregivers with an interest in culture, aging and mental health will be interested in this webinar.
BOARD LEADERSHIP: GOVERNANCE FUNDAMENTALS 2016
Board Leadership Edmonton
March 5
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
$99 /person or $396 (group fee - get 5, pay 4)

This one-day program of learning for board members of voluntary and not-for-profit organizations is an annual event in Edmonton. This is your opportunity to advance your understanding of the fundamentals of nonprofit board governance and emerging trends. Registration closes February 26.
ENGAGING THE VOLUNTEER OF THE FUTURE
Volunteer Match
March 8, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern
Free

The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will review what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity and how you can design volunteer opportunities. You will learn:
  • The trends that are influencing volunteer engagement and what that means for your program.
  • How to create volunteer opportunities that match what volunteers are looking for now.
  • How to take advantage of "word of mouth" recruitment by understanding what types of volunteers are right for your program.
  • The role that social media can play in engaging the volunteer of the future.
WHAT GRANTMAKERS WANT: HOW TO GET A GRANT IN 2016
Imagine Canada
March 10, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Cost: pay what you can

Learn about grantmaking trends in 2016. Explore what's changed and how to shape your grantwriting strategy in the years ahead. Drawing on perspectives from both funders and fundraisers, this webinar will ensure you're on the right path in an ever changing landscape.
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, SUPPORTS AND MULTI-CULTURAL SENIORS LIAISON 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 works with the Multi-Cultural Seniors Outreach Workers to connect the seniors they work with to appropriate resources.

This is a one year maternity leave position. For a complete job description visit www.MySage.ca. The application deadline is February 18.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
SENIORS SLO-PITCH REGISTRATION

Edmonton Seniors Slo-Pitch Association is accepting registrations for the 2016 season on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in playing slo-pitch, you will find their league a great way to have fun and exercise and even start some new friendships.  Men and women slo-pitch players are welcome and the league features three 50+ divisions from Competitive to Recreational and also a 45+ Competitive Division. 

All games are played at Airways Park (113 Street & 113 Avenue) and the diamonds are considered the best slo-pitch diamonds in Edmonton. League play is May thru to September, Monday to Thursday - 2 games per week. 

For more information check out the ESSPA website at esspa.ca or email info@esspa.ca.
SCONA DRAMA CLUB

Looking for an opportunity to share your acting or choral talent? Consider joining the SCONA Drama Club. Plays are written and performed by SCONA members and have been received by the community with great enthusiasm! The next performance is in March. Call 780-433-5377 for more information.
BREAKFAST SERVICE
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Ave)

The Silver Thyme Café is open for breakfast service.
  • 8:30 to 10 a.m. - Coffee with a Muffin or Bagel for $2.50
  • 9 to 10 a.m. - Bacon & Eggs (scrambled or sunny-side-up) with Toast & Coffee for $7
  • All morning - Milk, juice, coffee and tea for $1 each.
SAY CHEESE! SMART PHONE AND TABLET PHOTOGRAPHY
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 - 176 St.)
February 25, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
$14

Come out and learn the simplicity to not missing a "Kodak moment". Quick, click, Photoshop and print or just keep them on your handy gadget to show off to everyone around! A quick workshop that will have you looking forward to the next opportunity to click away! Call 780-483-1209 for information.
LOVE YOURSELF THROUGH GRIEF AND ANXIETY
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
February 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$10 members; $15 non-members

Dr. Sheryl Rist, Alberta Registered Acupuncturist, presents a session packed with information on lifestyle, natural remedies, and other pertinent goodies. Bring your questions and note paper.  Location: 10710 - 19 Ave (Yellowbird East Community Centre). Call 587-987-3200 for information.
COLLAGE WORKSHOP
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
March 5 and 12, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$30 for members; $40 for non-members + the cost of supplies

In this two day workshop with artist Joyce Boyer you will learn to artfully combine tissue paper with fluid acrylics to create a colourful masterpiece. Learn how to paint on top of the paper-covered canvas with a variety of techniques. Seniors and non-seniors welcome.
ST. PATRICK'S TEA
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524-139 Ave)
March 11, 2-4 p.m.
Tickets $5 in advance

Everybody's Irish on St Patrick's Day! Celebrate with NESA. Call 780-496-6969 for information.
SHOP EASY FASHION SHOW
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 - 120 St.)
March 11
Members $10; non-members $15

Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch served at 12 p.m. with show and shopping to follow. Buy your tickets by March 4. Call 780-451-1925 for information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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