January 25, 2018
Seniors Sector News
EFFECT OF PROVINCIAL SPENDING ON SOCIAL SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE ON HEALTH OUTCOMES: AN OBSERVATIONAL LONGITUDINAL STUDY

This study, published January 22, highlights how community supports can contribute to better health outcomes for seniors and improved resilience of individuals as they age. The research suggests that by allocating greater spending for social programs, we can reduce the need for some types of health spending and improve health outcomes over time.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Professional Development
INSPIRE YOUR STAFF TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
Charity Village
February 8, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

Is your team capable of achieving more? Are you doing all you can as a leader to help them contribute fully to your organization? What if you could unlock their inner greatness? What if you could help them uncover their key strengths, their budding skills or their unrealized potential? You can! The catch is, it takes leadership dexterity. In this webinar you will learn the difference between inspiring, motivating, coaching and mentoring your employees, and when to do which. 
10 WAYS TO IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR GRANTMAKERS
Nonprofit Hub
February 14, 11:30 a.m. (Central)
Free

This webinar will provide you with detailed insight and examples to try in your own organization. We will look at successful ways to:
  • Enhance relationships via shared channels and networks;
  • Be creative in reporting and expressing gratitude to grantors;
  • Keep grantors abreast of program and be their primary source for information; and
  • Maintain seamless communication with grantors.
LEADER AS COACH (FOR NONPROFITS)
Casey Executive Coaching
April 3, May 12 and May 24
Edmonton
$500 (after qualifying for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant)

This program is for leaders who want to expand their capacity as an inspiring leader, want to motivate their team to achieve great things, and who truly want to make a difference. You will:
  • develop your leadership presence
  • build your emotional intelligence
  • gain a coach-approach to drive performance
  • discover the exponential capacity inclusive leadership creates
FACE IT: ELDER ABUSE HAPPENS
Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council and Alberta Seniors and Housing
April 30 - May 2
River Cree Resort and Casino
Early Bird $249 (closes March 2) / Regular $299

FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens - Community of Practice, Taking Action conference and trade show focuses on trends, shares promising practices and looks at a community of practice taking action to deal with elder abuse in Alberta. Keynote speaker Peter Jaffe will speak on Domestic Violence/Homicide with Older Canadians - Lessons Learned from Tragedies and Betty Jo Barrett will speak on the Bystander Effect. Margaret MacPherson will also lead "It's Not Right!" Neighbours, Friends, and Families for Older Adults training.    
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
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
North Edmonton Seniors Association

NESA is looking for a dynamic and creative leader who will build on our momentum to enhance our services, and provide new services in response to the ever-changing needs of our membership. You will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of NESA, according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. This position reports to the Board of Directors through the Chair of the Board.

Key responsibilities include leadership, operational planning and management, program planning and management, human resource planning and management, financial planning and management, community relations/advocacy and risk management.

Qualifications:
  • Degree or Diploma in Social Services Administration or a related field such as Business, Community Development, or Management of Non-Profit Organizations.
  • At least 5 years of proven leadership experience in a not-for-profit organization including managing a complex financial budget, strategic and operational planning as well as operational management experience (fiscal management, program design and impact evaluation, fund development and grant applications).
  • Experience in a management position with direct reports.
  • Experience with seniors populations and communities is an asset.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions. The closing date is February 5.
AGEING TO SAGEING OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Sage Seniors Association

Working with the Ageing to Sageing Community Animator, this position will connect with seniors in North East Edmonton who may be interested in contributing their knowledge, skills and time to making a difference in their community. The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for providing outreach, case-finding and follow-up services addressing the social and emotional needs of older adults through assessment, support, connecting to resources, advocacy, system navigation, identification of system gaps and engaging community to fill those gaps. 

The successful candidate will hold a degree or diploma in Social Work. Experience working with older adults and familiarity with community development are considered assets. The position requires the ability to become registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers, hold a valid Driver's License and show proof of 2-million-dollar liability insurance.

Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions. Submit your resume by Feb. 1.
HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER
Sage Seniors Association

Sage is launching a new and exciting Health Services program providing direct health care to seniors to complement our existing programs and services to provide a centrally-located, one-stop resource hub for seniors. 

Reporting to the Director of Health Services, this position is responsible for providing leadership and effective administration of the Health Services program. This position will be responsible for team development, support and training, and bringing the vision, mission and values to life for the Health Services program. The Health Services Manager will provide support to the Director of Health Services by ensuring that day to day financial and administrative activities are undertaken. Additionally, the Manager will support the development and implementation of the Performance Management and Evaluation Strategy and Plan, as well as the communication strategy for the launch of the services. The Health Services Manager will act as the Information and Privacy Office for Sage and will be responsible for the implementation of related policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will have a degree in Business Administration and 5 years of related or applicable experience in a non-profit, human services, community, primary care, or seniors care setting. Preference will be given to individuals in leadership roles, and those with experience in financial reporting.

Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions. The application closing date may be extended.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
MINERVA - LEARNING IN RETIREMENT
MacEwan University
Winter/spring

Registration is now open for the winter and spring courses. Some very interesting courses geared to mature learners are offered in the areas of:
  • Travel, History and Culture
  • Wellness and Healthy Living
  • Creative Writing
  • Music Appreciation
View the program flyer or online course listing.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DANCES
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
7-10 p.m.
$8 NESA members / $11 non-members at the door


Dance to a live band and enjoy an evening of socializing and exercise. This is the roster for the next several weeks: January 31 (Chwill Brothers), February 7 (Diamonds), February 14 (Ghost Riders) and February 21 (Sparkling Tones). Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
ODYSSEY'S GUIDE TO SOLO FLIGHT
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
February 2, 10 a.m.
$5

So, you are healthy, semi or seriously retired and have enough money to travel to that dream destination but no one to travel with. Try something new - step out on your own, take a chance, and make adventure magic! Learn the tips on travelling solo - beyond the all-inclusive deals - from someone who has travelled to more than 33 countries, many times on a shoestring budget. RSVP at the WSAC front desk in advance to reserve your spot. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
WINTER WALK DAY
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
February 7, 12:30 p.m.

Join in this fun, annual tradition and walk a lap around the greenspace surrounding the school, the community centre and the senior centre then gather in the cafeteria for a warm beverage afterwards. Sign up at the SEESA front desk to be entered in a draw. Call 780-468-1985 for more information.
THE EX-ALTA: ALBERTA'S FIRST SATELLITE
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
February 13, 1 - 2 p.m.
$2

Alberta's first ever satellite, Experimental-Albertan #1 (Ex-Alta 1), was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in April 2017. Join the deputy mechanical lead with AlbertaSat from the Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Alberta to learn more about their journey in designing, building and launching the Ex-Alta. The team is currently working on the second satellite, Ex-Alta 2, which will be monitoring forest fires in Alberta. Call 587-987-3200 for registration information.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
February 14, 5 p.m.
$15 until Feb. 13 and $18 after Feb. 13

Bring that special someone to a wonderful dinner and entertainment. Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON CRIBBAGE
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
Saturdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
$5

Everyone is welcome to drop in and play crib. 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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