May 24, 2018
Seniors Sector News
FEEDBACK ON BUS NETWORK REDESIGN

The City of Edmonton's plan to redesign the bus network will impact seniors who rely on public transportation. To ensure municipal officials understand the impact, it's important for seniors and those who support them to provide feedback on the proposed changes.

There are ten remaining dates (May 24 - June 13) for community workshops hosted by the City.

Central Lions Seniors Association has also organized a session specifically for seniors so that the City of Edmonton can hear seniors' perspectives on how the changes will affect them.
Bus Route Redesign Info Session for Seniors
June 4, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 113 Street)
Free
Call 780-496-7369 or 311 to register so CLSA knows how many people to expect. Use Barcode #639114.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Professional Development
START A MONTHLY DONOR PROGRAM NOW: 7 REASONS WHY YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO WAIT!
CharityHowTo
June 12, 11 a.m. (Mountain)
Free

If you're unsure about monthly donors, this webinar will answer the questions you, your boss or board may still have about the value of adding a monthly donor program to your revenue stream. You will learn:
  • The impact monthly donors have on your donor retention rates
  • How few constituents you need to get started
  • How little time it takes to organize the program
  • How easy it is to set up a system for your organization
  • Where monthly donors fit in your communication strategy
  • The latest statistics on the power of monthly gifts
  • Helpful plug-and-play tools to help you make the case internally to start a monthly donor program
ALBERTA ASSOCIATION ON GERONTOLOGY AGM, AWARDS & SYMPOSIUM
June 13, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Ital-Canadian Seniors Association (9111110 Avenue)
$50 - $105

For their annual general meeting this year the Alberta Association on Gerontology (AAG) is adding an all-day Symposium on "Promoting Environments for Aging Well", along with award presentations and the AAG Edmonton Chapter Silent Auction. 
 
The focus of the event is:
  • Understanding the impact of technology change, autonomous vehicles, the transportation needs and urban design effects on older adults
  • Emerging policy issues from these presentations
  • Recognizing the accomplishments of individuals training for and working in the fields of gerontology and the care of older persons
The registration deadline is June 8.
TAKING CHARGE: NEW MODELS FOR AGING IN PLACE, DESIGNED BY SENIORS, FOR SENIORS
Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program
June 14, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors, is a research-through-storytelling project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors' supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States. It employs a lead user approach to explore initiatives that address the issues of aging in place and senior social isolation, and presents a distillation of key insights and emergent principles extracted from ethnographic site visits. In this webinar you will hear four case studies:
  • Homesharing
  • Seniors cohousing
  • Naturally occurring retirement communities with supportive service program (NORC-SSP)
  • Virtual villages
Each case study includes audio documentaries of user experiences, and photographic documentation of community life. A resource package will be provided to participants following the webinar.
CREATING VISUALLY EXCITING GRANT PROPOSALS
Grantspace
June 14, 12-1:30 p.m.
$49 early bird by June 7

Every grant writer tries to sell their organization's mission, approach, and results to a new or existing funder. Using simple, straightforward language to make your point, demonstrate effective team leadership, and share program results is necessary but can be boring. 

How can you create an exciting grant proposal that stands out from all the others using the same approach? Adding photos, videos, and stories helps your readers visualize your impact, the community you serve, and how you are changing lives. In this webinar, learn how to give your proposal (and your organization) the personal touch and genuineness it deserves.
DIY FUNDRAISING: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR SUPPORTERS TO DO THE FUNDRAISING FOR YOU!
CharityHowTo
June 14, 11 a.m. or June 20, 1 p.m. (Mountain)
$79

Tired of pouring tons of staff salary into big fundraising events? What if you could get your supporters to do the fundraising for you? In this webinar, you will learn how to empower your supporters to raise that money for you. Some may think of the Ice Bucket Challenge when they think of Do It Yourself (DIY) fundraisers, but the possibilities are endless. DIY fundraisers include iron chef competitions, a Thriller dance flash mob, home parties, talent shows, social media challenges, block parties, poetry competitions, and more. There is a DIY Fundraiser for every organization.
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 COMMUNITY ANIMATOR
Sage Seniors Association

The Animator 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 to inform and guide the program.

Review the job posting for details on the position and application instructions. Submit your resume by May 25.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
SENIORS BARBECUE
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
June 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Prices vary by item
 
Senior's Week is June 3 - 9, and Strathcona Place 55+ Centre is kicking it off early with the start of their summer barbecues. Call 780-433-5807 if you have questions.
BUTTERFLIES, BLOOMS & BACKYARD BIRDS
Minerva Senior Studies Institute
Location: Alberta College Campus (10050 MacDonald Drive)
June 4, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
$31.50

Discover the wildflowers photographed in natural areas in and around Edmonton, the butterflies and other insects that associate with them, and the birds you see in your neighborhoods and the city parks in summer in this beautiful photographic presentation. For more information, email minerva@macewan.ca or call 780-497-5082. Register online.
ART SHOW & SALE
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
June 4 and 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days

Check out some of the creations made by NESA members. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
MOSAIC PLANT POT
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
June 6 - 20, 9 - 11 a.m.
$84 (all supplies included)

In this 3-week workshop, you will create your own mosaic plant pot using glass and tile. You will learn basic design, mosaic cutting and grouting your finished project. If you have personal items such as beads, china, jewellery, found objects etc. that you would like to include feel free to bring them with you. However, all supplies required will be covered in the cost of the class. Please bring an apron or paint shirt to wear. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
OPEN HOUSE
Canterbury Foundation (8403 142 Street)
June 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (come and go as you please)
Free

You are invited to experience 'Life at Canterbury'! Enjoy morning exercises, afternoon socials, group tours, a community choir performance, and more. Review the schedule of activities and get more details.
SENIORS' WEEK GENERATIONS CELEBRATION
Stony Plain FCSS, Stony Plain FCSS Youth Centre and Parkland County
June 7, 5 - 7 p.m.
Heritage Park Pavilion (5100 41 Avenue), Stony Plain

Enjoy entertainment and door prizes at this Seniors' Week event. The first 200 residents get a free meal. All ages are welcome. Call FCSS at 780-963-8583 for details.
GAMES NIGHT & POTLUCK SUPPER
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
June 15, doors open at 5:30 p.m.
$2 with a food dish; $5 without

Everyone is welcome to join this fun night. Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
A NIGHT OF DANCE AT MWSA
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
June 15, 5-10 p.m.
$20 for tickets; special discount for dads

Watch performances and learn and try new dance moves at this Night of Dance. Tickets include dinner and entertainment. For more information, call 780-496-2997.
EDMONTON KOREAN SPRING FESTIVAL
The Edmonton Korean Seniors College
June 16, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: South Point Community Centre (11520 Ellerslie Road)
Free

This year's edition of the annual Edmonton Korean Spring Festival will be a fun mix of classical and modern entertainment. Within the classical tour, there will be singing performances from Bethel Korean Language School's Children's Choir, Edmonton Korean Choir, Edmonton Evergreen Choir, and Calgary's Mugunghwa Choir, as well as a flute solo and a soprano solo from Seong Haneul and Park Gye-hyen. Within the fun tour, there will be a wide variety of performances from gymnastics to K-Pop to Taekwondo. Edmonton Rhythmics, KoRock, Apricity, ICAN, and Jeong's Taekwondo will be performing. 

Everyone is invited to attend the event. Register on Eventbrite for your free tickets.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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