June 15, 2017
Seniors Sector News
PROVIDE INPUT ON SENIORS STRATEGIES

How can the City of Edmonton support Edmonton seniors? Tell them!

There are two more opportunities for you to provide feedback on the Advancing Age Friendly Edmonton and Edmonton Seniors Centres Strategy projects at drop-in engagement sessions happening next week.
  • June 22 from 4 - 8 p.m. at City Hall (1 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
  • June 25 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Callingwood Farmers' Market (6655 178 St)
Drop in and share your thoughts about supporting healthy aging in Edmonton.
SUBMISSIONS FOR DIRECTORY OF SENIOR SERVICES

Sage Seniors Association's 2017/2018 Directory of Senior Services will be released in the fall. Promote your organization's Greater Edmonton area programs, activities and services for older adults.

Browse the current edition of the Directory of Senior Services online for inspiration, then contact JoLynn at jlparenteau@mysage.ca or 780-701-9017 for a listing submission form or request an advertising package. Not-for-profit organizations' information is printed free of charge; paid advertising is available for for-profit businesses. Deadline for submissions is July 14.

You can also request free print copies of the Directory. Expect deliveries in September-October. 45,000 copies will reach seniors, their families and caregivers in many communities province-wide.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Grants and Awards
NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS PROGRAM

The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2017-2018 New Horizons for Seniors Program (Community-based Projects Component) is June 23, 2017.

The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports projects that are led or proposed by seniors. It is designed to help seniors improve the quality of life in their communities by participating in social activities and leading active lives. Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 in the form of a grant. Projects must address one or more of the program's five objectives.

To assist with the call for proposals process, several resources such as an applicant guide, tip sheets, and YouTube video of the application process are available. For more information call 1-844-836-8127 or email W-T-CSPD-SCEP-NHSP-PNHA-ABT-GD@servicecanada.gc.ca.
More awards and funding news  (links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff and Funding Options webpages)
Professional Development
SUPPORT SERVICES FOR CANADIANS AFFECTED BY ELDER ABUSE
CHNET-WORKS!
June 20, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

This webinar will explore the support services available for Canadians affected by elder abuse. The presentation will review gaps, areas for improvement, good practices and care, and supports that are available to older Canadian adults experiencing elder mistreatment. The information to be shared was derived from a literature review and a key informant survey. The purpose of the webinar is to have open discussion exploring existing systems in order to improve service delivery and effectively support older adults experiencing the different dimensions of abuse.
HOW TO ENGAGE EMPLOYER-SUPPORTED VOLUNTEERS
Charity Village
June 22, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

Of the 12.7 million Canadians who volunteer, over 1/3 are supported to do so through their employer. For community organizations, it can be an opportunity for growing labour and skilled resources while engaging new audiences in their mission. Is your organization ready to manage requests for corporate volunteering opportunities? During this webinar find out what you need to know to get started and to keep your employer-supported volunteers coming back for more.
BOOST FUNDRAISING AND ENGAGEMENT WITH PERSONALIZED VIDEO
See3 and the Alzheimer's Association
June 28, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

Looking for a proven way to boost your organization's fundraising, donor retention, email signups, and more? With Personalized Video, one compelling video becomes thousands of personalized ones - leading to greater viewer engagement. Join this webinar to learn the science behind why personalization markedly increases donations and engagement through individual viewer connection. You'll also learn how the Alzheimer's Association successfully uses Personalized Video for two annual events, the Walk to End Alzheimer's and The Longest Day, leading to substantial increases in fundraising success.
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
PROJECT COORDINATOR/EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE
Sage Seniors Association

Does your resume include words like "organized," "effective communicator," "proficiency in the use of technology," and "team player"? 

The Project Coordinator, in collaboration with the Clinical Director and Project Manager, will support the planning, implementation, and tracking of the start-up phase of a new health service project (C3 for Seniors). Once the project is operating, this position will transition to Executive Associate and report to the Executive Director. 

The Project Coordinator assists with managing and tracking project progress, recruitment of staff and volunteers, developing administrative processes, and evaluating project outcomes. The Executive Associate will be responsible for day to day collaborative interactions with the leadership team, providing strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills. 

If you have a University degree in a related subject, with 2 - 3 years planning and/or management experience, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, visit www.mysage.ca for the full job description and application details. 

Please submit resume by June 23, 2017 to: 
Sage 
15 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton AB T5J 2E5 
Attn:  Barb Carroll, Volunteer and Human Resources Coordinator 
Fax: 426- 5175 
Email:  bcarroll@mysage.ca
More  work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
HOLE'S GREENHOUSE TOUR
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 - 134 Avenue)
June 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free

Take part in a behind the scenes tour of Hole's Greenhouse in St. Albert including access to both the outdoor living area and green house. EASC has six spots in the van. If you drive, you can also meet the group at Holes. Call Stacey at 780-476-6595 ext. 2 to book your spot in the van.
BOOK SALE
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
Starts June 22

Visit this huge book sale and browse through tables and tables of all kinds of books. You'll find a great selection of great priced finds new and old. The book sale starts June 22 and runs all summer, Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
DECEPTION 101: WHEN CLINICAL RESEARCH GOES ASTRAY
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
June 26, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$2

This presentation will give the audience a glimpse into the world of clinical research, academic integrity, industry-sponsored trials, and the precarious ethical dance among them. Examples of research misconduct will be used from real cases, as well as from the novel, "A Course in Deception" - a recently published fictional account of these issues. Potential factors that may lead to research misconduct, as well as potential solutions that have been put forth by experts in the field, will be explored. Call 587-987-3200 for more information.
EAR CARE INFORMATION
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
June 27, 10 a.m.

Come to this health and wellness session to learn: What's impacted ear wax, prevention and treatment? What are the different types of hearing loss? What you need to know about tinnitus? There will be a technician providing hearing screening for the attendees. Sign up at the centre or by phone at 780-451-1925.
JUNE MONTHLY DINNER
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
June 29, doors 4:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m.
$15/person

Beef kabobs and other tasty accompaniments are on the menu. Entertainment will feature the comedy of Shawn Gramiak. Tickets available in advance only until June 27 at noon if not sold out. Call 780-468-1985 for information.
CANADA DAY 150 CELEBRATION
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
July 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$10

Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday with comedy delight, Ken Valgardson, poking fun at the lighter side of Canadian culture and poetry readings commemorating Canada along with surprises along the way. Your ticket includes a hot dog lunch. Purchase tickets in advance at the front desk. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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