June 14, 2018
Seniors Sector News

AGE FRIENDLY EDMONTON 2.0

The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council invite you to the launch of Age Friendly Edmonton 2.0.

We want to thank you for supporting our vision of building an age-friendly city for all. We'll be taking a look back at everything we've accomplished and share our exciting new plans for the future. Join us for storytelling and refreshments as we reflect on the past five years and usher in a new era with Age Friendly Edmonton 2.0.
 
This is a free, public event. All are welcome. Pre-registration is appreciated.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Resources
EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING

Effectively onboarding new employees has many benefits including better job performance, engagement and retention. Vantage Point's podcast and on-boarding checklist can support leaders in this task.
More resources for sector staff
(links to the ESCC Service Providers Resources webpage)
Professional Development
HOW TO USE FACEBOOK'S FREE FUNDRAISING TOOLS TO DRIVE DONATIONS
CharityHowTo
June 19, 11 a.m.
Free

In the last year, Facebook launched an entirely new set of tools to help nonprofits raise funds on the platform. Did you know that your nonprofit can now collect donations with these tools on your page via Facebook ads and even in individual posts? In this webinar, you'll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook's powerful new Fundraising Tools and get a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook.
THE NEW VOLUNTEER MANAGER'S TOOLKIT
VolunteerMatch
July 10, 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs - recruitment, retention and recognition. The webinar will discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, and volunteer handbooks and will talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.
SOCIAL MEDIA 101 FOR NONPROFITS
Firespring
July 10, 10:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Free

This webinar includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. It covers the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and gives you handy tips for the "big 3:" Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you've been told and LinkedIn may be more important. You'll also learn about powerful no-cost or low-cost tools to manage your social media presence.
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
PART-TIME FOLLOW UP COORDINATOR
Sage Seniors Association

This position is responsible for providing follow up services to seniors recently discharged from the Sage Seniors' Safe House program. This includes assessing needs, providing information and support and client advocacy while assisting them in becoming familiar and safe in their new community.

Review the job posting for details on the position and application instructions. Submit your resume by June 20.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
FRIENDSHIP GROUP
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
June 18 and 25, 10:30 a.m.
Drop-in fee of $3

A place to meet new friends, get to know others, and share your life stories. Lots of laughter, joy, and sharing. No one needs to be lonely. Join the group for the fun and life sharing. Call 780-425-8625 to register.
BBQ LUNCH
Southwest Seniors' Outreach Society
June 21
Location: Pleasantview Community League (10860 57 Avenue)
$10/member or $12/non-member

Entertainment for the wind-up barbecue luncheon will be Jerry Huck. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 780-435-9515 for more information.
BIG SUMMER BOOK SALE KICK-OFF
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
June 21 and June 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and June 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The summer long book sale kicks off on June 21. There are hundreds of books to choose from. The sale will run throughout the summer Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
ANTIQUE CAR SHOW & BBQ
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
June 22, 12 p.m.
$10 in advance

The ticket purchased in advance includes admission to the car show, barbecue lunch and door prize draw. The barbecue lunch will be a pulled pork sandwich with a side of coleslaw. The car show is being put on by Edmonton Antique Car Show Club and will be accessible through the cafe doors. Ice cream floats will be available in addition on the patio for $2. Come enjoy the sun and some antique cars! Lunch may also be purchased the day of for $8. Car show admission at the door will be $3. Tickets are purchased at the front desk. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
MWSA GOES TO JURASSIC FOREST
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
June 26, bus leaves MWSA at 9 a.m. and returns at 2 p.m.
$35 members/$45 non-members

The park has been designed to minimize the impact on the forest and utilize the natural setting to enhance the display of the dinosaurs and to provide an opportunity for you to experience and learn about native plants in the area through a guided tour. Bring a water bottle and a bagged lunch (or money for lunch). Cost includes admission and yellow bus transportation. Visit MWSA in person to register. Limited seats. Call 780-496-2997 for more information.
PRE-CANADA DAY CELEBRATION
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre (10052 117 Street)
June 28, noon
$10 members/$13 non-members

Join the Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre for a special three-course lunch to celebrate Canada Day. Special guest MLA David Shepherd will bring the latest news about Alberta politics. RSVP to jdic@shaw.ca.
LETS GO!! OUT DAYTRIP TO ELLIS BIRD FARM
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
June 29, 9:15 a.m. departure from SEESA and return at approximately 3 p.m.
$80 SEESA members/$90 non-members includes coach bus transportation, tour, and meal

Ellis Bird Farm is both a non-profit company and a working farm. In an effort to educate, inspire and encourage both city and rural dwellers to make their backyards more environmentally friendly, the farm yard is becoming established as a demonstration backyard wildlife habitat area. Water gardens, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, bat boxes and bird nest boxes now complement the orchards and natural areas. Walking trails link points of interest around the farm, and a delightful Tea House is open to serve visitors during the summer. (source: www.ellisbirdfarm.ca)

Participants will enjoy a lunch consisting of soup, sandwich, coffee or tea, and pie at the Tea House before embarking on a 45-minute guided walking tour of the grounds. Call 780-468-1985 for more information.
SUMMER BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
Tuesdays, July 10 - 31, 12:30 - 3 p.m.
$78 member; $113 non-member

By request, CLSA is offering summer ballroom lessons for those who want to continue practicing and brush-up on their dance skills. This session is great for Beginner 2 to Intermediate/Advanced. Instruction at your level by a world-ranked ballroom dancer. 

Registration in partners is preferred but not mandatory. Use codes #638067 for men and #638069 for women when registering. Note: Dance wax is not permitted at Central Lions. Bring your indoor dance shoes or slippers. Call 780-496-7369 for more information.
BUS TRIP TO PREMIUM OUTLET COLLECTION EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (10710 19 Avenue)
July 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$15

Venture out to the only fully enclosed outlet shopping centre in the Edmonton area. The new centre features up to 100 fashion brands and outlet stores and an experiential market: SHARE, which will bring together local producers, artisans and a local specialty coffee shop fostering a sense of the Edmonton community. Pack your own lunch or purchase a meal from one of the many food vendors on site. Leave from Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue). Register by June 27. Call 587-987-3200 for more information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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