May 16, 2019
Seniors Sector News
WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY EVENT
Organized by the Seniors Protection Partnership and members of Elder Abuse Consultation Team
June 14, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 113 Street)
Free

This year's event honours the theme of "lifting up voices". Every day, in subtle and obvious ways, older adults are marginalized and even dismissed in our society. In line with the theme, the event will feature a proclamation followed by round table discussions with seniors with the goal to lift their voices. Key points from the discussions will be noted to identify gaps and consider when developing policy.

Coffee, tea, snacks and scones will be offered throughout the event. RSVP to info@211edmonton.com or 780-809-9420.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Seniors Organizations web page)
Learning Opportunities
GOOGLE ADS FOR NONPROFITS
TechSoup Canada
May 23, 10 a.m. (Mountain)
Free

Did you know Google Suite for Nonprofits gives you access to free advertising on Google Ads? With Google Ads, nonprofits are given $10,000 per month of free advertising to promote their organization and causes in Google search results. This webinar will help you understand how to register, access, and use your Google Ads account to grow your nonprofit's online presence.
BE FOUND: THE SECRETS OF SEO FOR NONPROFITS
Firespring
May 28, 10 a.m. (Central)
Free

This webinar will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability. The webinar will cover the basics of search engines, why they matter, the tools every nonprofit should use, and outline the six steps to mastering SEO: keyword research, website optimization, link building, fresh content, landing pages, and analytics.
BUILDING TRUST WITH YOUR NONPROFIT TEAM
Charity Village
June 6, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

Studies show the best leaders, those who are effective and have a loyal following, have high levels of engagement with their team. Their team trusts them and respects them. As such, their team works well with the leader to serve the mission of the organization.

Many leaders have no idea how to develop that level of trust and respect with their team. The way is to lead with your strength of character. However, we are often not taught though, how to develop our character. In this webinar you will:
  • Understand why your character matters so much in leadership
  • Learn what impacts others description of your character
  • Leave with a 3-step strategy for developing your character
INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING PROGRAM (ICTP)
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op (MCHB)
Various dates, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre (9538 107 Avenue)
$300 per workshop; cohort pricing available

Four workshops are offered multiple times throughout the year:
  • Foundations for Intercultural Practice
  • Pre-Migration Context: Role Changes and the Influence of Culture on Refugee Families
  • PTSD, Trauma and Strategies to work with affected Newcomer Individuals and Families
  • From Colonialism to Interculturalism: Shifting Dynamics of Power
The workshops are based on the Multicultural Health Brokers' collective knowledge, practice, and experience gained by working as multicultural community health workers and cultural brokers for the past 25 years. The workshops build not just on awareness, but on deepening understanding, empathy and acceptance leading towards behavioural change. This is the perfect space to ask those hard questions and evolve your skills in an environment of mutual respect, safety, constructive and collaborative problem-solving, and reciprocity of learning.

Review the course descriptions, background and schedule. For more information or to register, email mchb.ictp@gmail.com or phone 780-756-5737.
More learning opportunities for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector  (links to the ESCC Learning Opportunities web page)
News and Events for Seniors
POSTURE & CHRONIC BACK PAIN
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
May 28, 10 - 11 a.m.
Free

In this health and wellness session, Dr. Karn Kang, a Nucca Upper Cervical Chiropractor will talk about why alignment and body balance matter. Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
GOLDEN GIRLS FASHION SHOW
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (SEESA) (9350 82 Street)
June 2, 1 p.m. doors, 2 p.m. show
$15 each or bring-a-buddy deal of 2 for $20

The show features clothing and attire from ALIA, Nygaard &Tan Jay lines, Paush shoes, and Great Hair Day. There is also a trade show with a wide variety of products and services that celebrates 24 carat women and a silent auction. Tickets on sale in advance at the SEESA Front Desk until May 28 if not sold out prior. Call 780-468-1985 for more information.
HEALTHY AGING MADE POSSIBLE
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
June 3, 10 - 11 a.m.
Free

Enjoy an interesting and entertaining presentation by world-renowned Dr. Adrian Wagg, the Chair in Healthy Aging at the University of Alberta. Increase your knowledge around the importance of good nutrition and physical activity for seniors to promote healthy aging and reduce risk factors for chronic disease.  Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 for more information.
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
June 3, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$2

This session will get you thinking about, talking about and documenting wishes for healthcare if you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment. You may never need your advance care plan, but if you do you'll be glad that it's there and that you have had these conversations to ensure your voice is heard when you cannot speak for yourself. 

A nurse practitioner will walk through the Green Sleeve, a plastic pocket that holds your advance care planning forms. Think of it like a medical passport: It holds important legal forms that go with you through the healthcare system. In an emergency, Alberta Health Services medical providers can access your Green Sleeve and know your healthcare wishes. 

Registration is requested but not required. Call 587-987-3200.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR 2019
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
June 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free admission and Door Prizes

NESA's Health and Wellness Fair is an opportunity to connect with local service providers who can enhance your spectacular senior years. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
CREATIVE CLASSES AT CLSA
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street) 

If your creativity is blooming this spring, check out the following classes at CLSA:

Silk Scarf Creations
June 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., $27 member/$62 non-member + supplies
Make your own summer-inspired scarf created from men's silk ties.

A House of Cards
June 17, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., $38 member/$73 non-member + supplies
Using a variety of fancy folds, you will complete an assortment of "all occasion" cards.

Pressed Flowers 101
June 26, 1 - 4 p.m., $20 + supplies
Learn how to preserve your favourite blooms.

Review the program guide for more information on these and other creative classes. Call 780-496-7369 for more information.
OLDER, BOLDER, BETTER
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
June 6, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free

Attend the 23rd annual Older, Bolder, Better tradeshow and see how the Westend Seniors Activity Centre is changing the perception of what a seniors centre is all about. Enjoy guest speakers, more than 60 exhibitors, silent auction, raffles, photo booth, multicultural entertainment, and more. Check out one of Edmonton's premiere senior events. Last year more than 600 seniors attended and this year they are planning for it to be even bigger and better. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA BOTANIC GARDENS OUTING
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
June 7, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$40

Come smell the roses! The bus will leave Edmonton Seniors Centre at 9:30 a.m. and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Trip cost includes lunch. RSVP by May 31. Call 780-342-8625 for more information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors web page)
Volunteer/Work Opportunities for Seniors
HOST FAMILIES WANTED
University of Alberta, English Language School

Open your home to international students this summer and enjoy a cross-cultural exchange that will provide lasting memories for your family.

The English Language School at the University of Alberta welcomes groups of students from international universities during the summer. The groups will arrive at various times between June and September. The students will stay with a host family from one week up to a month.

Our students are at least 18 years old and will be using public transportation to get to campus. Students will attend class Monday to Friday. We provide host families with an honorarium of $850 per month or $28 per night.

For more information on becoming a host family this summer, please contact Trudy Stevens, at trudy.stevens@ualberta.ca or by phone at 780-492-0071.
(links to the Volunteer and Work Opportunities web page)
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