July 14, 2016
Professional Development
211 NETWORKER MEETING: RESOURCES FOR SENIORS ABUSE
211 Alberta - Edmonton and Area
July 20, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Baker Centre (400, 10025 106 Street)

This Networker meeting features presentations by Elder Abuse Resource and Supports (EARS) and Seniors Protection Partnership (SPP). To register, call 211 or email info@211Edmonton.com. Only one space per agency is available. 
10 EMERGING TRENDS IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS AND FUNDRAISING
Nonprofit Tech for Good
August 2, 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT
Free

This webinar will focus on what's new and next in digital communications and fundraising so that your nonprofit can prepare for the future and embrace being an early adopter. Topics include:
  • What's new with online and mobile fundraising
  • What's next in social media and online community engagement
  • An exploration of real-time communications and fundraising
  • The Internet of Things and its impact on nonprofit communications and fundraising
  • Demographic changes and their impact on the nonprofit sector
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
4Good
August 10, 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT
Free

This webinar will cover the core differences between for profit and nonprofit financial management and will review practices that should be employed in nonprofit organizations to help them be more accountable, transparent and achieve long term sustainability.
SUPPORTING FAMILY CAREGIVERS IN ACUTE AND CONTINUING CARE SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM
Covenant Health's Network of Excellence in Seniors' Health and Wellness
August 31, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Mill Woods Seniors and Multicultural Centre, 2nd Floor, 2610 Hewes Way

The objectives of this symposium are to:
  • Raise awareness of the role of family caregivers of seniors, their challenges and needs for supports
  • Identify gaps in family caregiver supports and share current practices
  • Examine ways to enhance health provider education to better support family caregivers of seniors
  • Review caregiver assessment tools for consideration in practice
Review the symposium agenda and overview for more information. To register contact Yvonne Roberts at yvonne.roberts@covenanthealth.ca. There were some issues with the former registration process through Survey Monkey so if you registered via this method contact Yvonne to confirm.
THE KALEIDOSCOPE THAT IS GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
Alberta Health Services and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
November 4
Location: Four Points by Sheraton (7230 Argyll Road)

Save the date for this discussion on the future landscape of seniors mental health. The program will focus on practical interdisciplinary skills as well as on state of the art leading practices in senior's mental health topics including psychotherapy, addictions, dementia, and trans-cultural psychiatry. Program and registration details will be provided at a later date.
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
AGEING TO SAGEING OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Sage Seniors Association

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. This is a permanent, full time position.

Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions. The deadline is July 18.
AGEING TO SAGEING COMMUNITY ANIMATOR
Sage Seniors Association

This position will employ an intentional community development approach in mobilizing the gifts and potential of seniors to facilitate engagement in activities that can contribute to the improved wellbeing of individuals and families in north east Edmonton. The Animator will engage seniors in the community, monitor and evaluate assumptions, activities, and endeavors, and inform and guide the program. 

The successful candidate will be college or university prepared in a wellbeing related field, such as community development, recreation therapy, social work, nursing, or occupational therapy. The position requires a valid Driver's License and proof of 2 million dollar liability insurance. This is a permanent, full time position.

Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions. The deadline is July 18.
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.

As a Registered Social Worker, the successful candidate will adhere to the Social Work Code of Ethics and be a member in good standing with the A.C.S.W. This is a temporary position to March 2017 with a possibility of extension.

Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions. The deadline is July 18.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
STORE TO DOOR
Edmonton Meals on Wheels

Store To Door™ is a personalized grocery shopping, delivery and shelving program for low income, homebound or disabled Edmontonians who are unable to do their own grocery shopping. Clients will be matched with a volunteer who will shop and deliver the groceries. The cost of this service is $7 plus the cost of the groceries (orders must be a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $125). Call 780-429-2020 for more information.
IMPROV THEATRE CLASS FOR SENIORS
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
July 18, 2 p.m.
$20 reserves your space, $10 is returned after you complete the class

Call 780-342-8625 for more information and to register.
FACEBOOK AND SKYPE ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
Facebook: July 18 and 25
Skype: July 19
Free

Sessions are approximately 45 minutes. Pre-register for 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 1:15 p.m. time slots. Call 780-342-8625 to register.
PICKLEBALL AND BOCCE
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Ave)

Pickle Ball: Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Drop in fee of $3.
Bocce Ball: Starts Tuesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. in Joe Morris Park which is across the street from the centre. Free.
Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
LEARN TO PLAY POOL
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
July 19 and 26, 2 p.m.
Free

Call 780-342-8625 to register.
BE MOVED
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
July 19-August 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
$40

BeMoved® is a dance fitness experience that inspires people of all movement abilities to fully express themselves through the beauty of dance. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS: SENIORS ADVOCATE
ElderCare Edmonton
July 20, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Terrace Lounge, 5th Floor, 17203 99 Avenue
Free

There will be time for question and answer immediately after the presentation. Snacks and beverages provided.  Call 780-444-2273 for more information.
WALK & CLICK
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
July 22, 9:30 a.m.

Dress for the weather as you walk and click (your camera). Call 780-342-8625 to register.
KLONDIKE DAY BREAKFAST
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
July 22, 9-11 a.m.

Kick off K-Days with pancakes with fresh fruits and scrambled eggs with sausage. Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
ZENDOODLES WITH DEBBIE
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
July 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$10 members; $20 non-members

Zendoodles are miniature abstract art. In this introductory workshop you will create works of art and learn how to deliberately create a mood, focus, and state of mind through repeating patterns from simple to complex. Zendoodling is relaxing, meditative and easy to learn for the novice artist. Call 587-987-3200 to register.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY: A CARD MAKING WORKSHOP
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
July 27, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$15 members; $20 non-members

Get an early start on your holiday preparations. This workshop is geared to beginners who are interested in trying their hand at card making. All materials and step-by-step instructions will be provided. Participants will leave with six handmade Christmas cards. Call 587-987-3200 to register.
K-DAYS FAMILY CELEBRATION
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
July 29, 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is $5 per person

Bring your family, friends and relatives to this fun celebration. Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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