March 2, 2017
Resources
AGE IS MORE FILM PROJECT

The Revera and Reel Youth Age is More Film Project is an intergenerational initiative which brings together older Canadians and youth from across the country. 120 films have been created so far that challenge the perception that an aging population is a burden, tackle topics such as ageism, and recognize the social and economic contributions of older adults.
More resources for sector staff
(links to the ESCC Service Providers Resources webpage)
Professional Development
DELIVERING ON YOUR MISSION: HOW TO DESIGN AWARD-WINNING PROGRAMS THAT WORK & GET FUNDED
Charity How To
March 14, 11 a.m. (Mountain) or March 22, 1 p.m. (Mountain)
$78

Programs deliver our mission to the community. They drive fundraising, marketing and staffing. They are the reason we exist. Programs should drive funding rather than the other way around. This webinar will provide you with a step-by-step guide through the process of designing, evaluating, and growing programs that deliver your mission and bring in funding. You will learn:
  • The Language of Success
  • How to Evaluate Your Current Programs
  • How to Create a Theory of Change
  • How to Design a Program
  • How to Implement a Program
  • Understanding How Program Type Influences Design
  • How to Scale & Get Funding for a Program
MANAGING DIFFICULT VOLUNTEER TRANSITIONS
Volunteer Match
March 16, 11 a.m. (Pacific)
Free

What do you do when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.
FROM MONEY PIT TO MONEYMAKER: THE NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE GUIDE TO EARNED REVENUE
4Good
March 29, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

You may be wondering how you'll ever achieve financial sustainability. With traditional sources threatened or uncertain, now may be the time to consider earned revenue - not to replace philanthropic sources but to supplement.
In this webinar you'll learn:
  • What earned revenue is all about
  • Pros and cons of developing this source
  • Whether social enterprise is your path
  • 5 key trends that say now is a great time to add earned revenue to the mix
  • The one leadership trait and mindset you need for success
  • 3 sources of ideas for revenue
  • 3 important considerations before getting started
  • Case studies of how other organizations have succeeded with earned revenue
More events for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Events in the Senior-Serving Sector webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
ARMCHAIR TRAVELLERS EMBROIDERING CANADA SHOW
Jeff Allen Art Gallery at Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
Show runs March 2 - April 6, viewing hours are 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 - 4 p.m.
Opening reception March 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 
The Jeff Allen Art Gallery is pleased to host the Armchair Travellers Embroidering Canada Show with the Edmonton Needle Guild. This fibre art Tribute to Canada's 150th Birthday is an exhibit of coast to coast Canadian places, images and scenes. Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
EDMONTON FILM SOCIETY MOVIE SERIES
Location: Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium (12845 102 Avenue)
$5/movie

The Edmonton Film Society is a nonprofit group dedicated to keeping "silver screen" Hollywood of yesteryear in the public eye. Each movie is preceded by a short, informative talk about the film. Screenings are normally held Mondays at 8 p.m. Upcoming movies:
March 6: Suspicion (1941)
March 13: The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
March 20: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
March 27: The Stratton Story (1949)
April 3: River of No Return (1954)
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY DINNER
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
March 8, 5 p.m.
$15

Come and enjoy the comedy and musical stylings of the Raging Grannies. The Grannies promote peace, justice, social and economic equality through song and humour. Dinner includes spring salad, beef brisket, seasonal veggies, potatoes, tortellini with tomato sauce and chocolate cake. Call 780-433-5807 to reserve tickets.
THURSDAY LUNCHES WITH ENTERTAINMENT
Southwest Seniors' Outreach Society (10832 62 Avenue)
$10/members; $12 non-members

Enjoy a hot meal, including salad, dessert, coffee, and tea. The luncheons will be followed by entertainment: March 2: Button Box Bill, March 9: Running Board, March 16: Diamonds, March 23: Old Time & More, and March 30: Rebound. Call 780-435-9515 for information.
TRUTH ABOUT HEARING AIDS PRESENTATION
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
March 10, 1 - 2 p.m.
$2 members/$3 non-members

A Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner highlights studies of the anatomy of the ear, hearing loss and its relation to cognitive function, dementia, auditory deprivation, tinnitus, and hearing technology. RSVP by calling 780-496-2997 or in person at the centre.
EMPOWERING SENIORS TO CREATE SAFER COMMUNITIES
North West Edmonton Seniors Society
March 14, 1-2 p.m. at  Castle Downs Library (15379 Castle Downs Rd)
March 15, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 St.)
March 20, 7-8 p.m. at Castle Downs Library (15379 Castle Downs Rd)
Free

People of all ages need to know how to recognize the warning signs of abuse of older adults and how to respond safely and supportively. This presentation will teach you:
  • How to recognize the warning signs of potential abuse and risk factors that lead to abuse
  • How to respond safely and supportively and have a conversation with someone about suspected abuse
  • Which resources are available for a person in an abusive situation
You're also invited to follow Empowering Seniors to Create Safer Communities on Facebook.
ST. PATRICK'S PANCAKE PETIT-DEJEUNER
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
March 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$8 members; $10 non-members

Meal includes pancakes, sausage, fruit salad, juice, tea and coffee. Come dressed in green and enjoy special entertainment featuring in-house dance talents. First come, first served. Tickets required. Call 780-483-1209.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
March 17, 5 - 10 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an Irish dinner, drinks and live entertainment. Tickets: TBA. RSVP by calling 780-496-2997 or in person at the centre.
POT OF GOLD FUN CASINO
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
March 18, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
$15 advance tickets/$20 at the door

SEESA's Pot of Gold Fun Casino puts the fun in fundraising with casino games and a live auction. Your ticket price includes an amount of chips to play with. Additional chips may be purchased if desired. At 9:30 p.m. use your remaining "fun money" to bid on auction items ranging from frivolous to fabulous. There is also a cash bar, snacks and a 50/50 draw available for purchase. Tickets on sale in advance at the SEESA Front Desk. Call 780-468-1985 for more information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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