November 9, 2017
Seniors Sector News
AGE FRIENDLY EDMONTON PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT FEEDBACK

In the spring of 2017 Age Friendly Edmonton (AFE) hired a consultant to engage the public and stakeholders in a conversation about AFE and identify ideas for how to continue the age-friendly movement in Edmonton. Seven sessions were held throughout the city that were well attended and provided the team with a wealth of information. A What We Heard report that summarizes the dialogue and suggestions for next steps and gives the City and community direction to continue making Edmonton age friendly is now available.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Professional Development
FINDING YOUR "SO WHAT": ONLINE MASTERCLASS FOR SMALL NONPROFITS
The Good Partnership
November 14, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

In this webinar you will:
  • understand what your donors care most about
  • learn how to frame and articulate your core value proposition
  • position your work in terms of impact
DIGITAL LIFE HACKS: SAVVY SOCIAL MEDIA
Blackbaud
November 15, 2 p.m. (Eastern)

Clearly, social media is a necessary component of digital strategy, but with 2.3 billion potential connections, it's imperative to consider all pieces of a social media strategy. Are you creating and delivering engaging content for all of your audiences? Have you tapped into social listening to find the buzz? Participate in this webinar to learn how to do it all.
SCREENING: THE BASICS
Information and Volunteer Centre for Strathcona County
November 22, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Chamber of Commerce Boardroom (100 Ordze Avenue, Sherwood Park)
Free

Screening is especially important for organizations that work with vulnerable people such as children, people with disabilities and senior adults. A constable from the Strathcona County RCMP will talk about Criminal Records Checks and Vulnerable Sector Checks. The Information and Volunteer Centre will share resources including a comprehensive updated screening resource from Volunteer Alberta. Everyone is welcome. To register call Susan at 780-464-4242 or email susan@ivcstrathcona.org.
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
REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY: WRITING CONSULTANT
Age Friendly Edmonton

Age Friendly Edmonton is seeking a consultant with significant experience analyzing and utilizing various sources in order to write and edit policies, plans, and/or strategies for orders of government and/or community initiatives. The consultant will support Age Friendly Edmonton to complete a Report to the Community which will provide a comprehensive compilation of the first five years of the Age Friendly Edmonton initiative. The report is to be completed by the end of February 2018 to hand off to graphic designer.

The deadline for proposals to write the Age Friendly Edmonton Report to the Community is November 24, 2017. Review the  proposal requirements. Submit proposals to:
Sheila Hallett, Executive Director
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC)
sheila@seniorscouncil.net
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
ENGAGE EDMONTON 2017

The City of Edmonton invites you to participate in Engage Edmonton 2017. This is a coordinated engagement event where several City project teams will be seeking input on many important topics that may impact you. Do you have something to say about:
  • What our main streets look like?
  • The Centre Line LRT?
  • How cannabis sale locations will be regulated in the city?
  • How Zoning Bylaws shape how Edmonton will look?
  • Interested in turf on sports fields?

This festival of engagement events will visit different areas of the City on Nov. 14, 16, 23, and 30 and Dec. 7. Learn more.
ONE DAY FLU CLINIC
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
November 14, 1 - 4 p.m.
Free

This is the time to get your flu shot. You can make an appointment at the front desk ahead of time however they will be taking walk-ins the day of as well. All that is required will be an Alberta Health Care Card. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
THURSDAY LUNCHEONS WITH ENTERTAINMENT
Southwest Senior's Outreach Society (10832 62 Avenue)
$10/person with $10/year membership or $12 for non-members

Here is the entertainment roster for the next several weeks:
  • Nov. 16: Running Board
  • Nov. 23: Diamonds
  • Nov. 30: The Britz
  • Dec. 7: TBA
  • Dec. 14: Southwest Seniors' Choir
Call 780-435-9515 for more information.
ARTS, CRAFTS & BAKE SALE
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
November 18, 9 am - 4 pm.
Free admission and parking

Find stocking stuffers, homemade gifts, Santa and more. The cafe will also be open. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
CRAFT FAIR & BAKE SALE
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
November 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Purchase all your Christmas gifts or sell your own crafting items. Tables to sell are $20 each. Call 780-342-8625 for information.
FRAUD PREVENTION AND AWARENESS PRESENTATION
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
November 22, 10 - 11 a.m.
$2 for members/$3 for non-members

Learn how to protect yourself at this engaging presentation by Servus Credit Union. Register in advance at the MWSA front desk. Call 780-496-2997 for more information.
DANCE FEATURING ANDREAS & MIKE
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (SEESA) (9350 82 Street)
November 24, 7 p.m.
$10/person at the door

Cash bar available for members and invited guests (by reading this consider yourself invited). Call 780-468-1985 for details.
GREEK CULTURE DAY
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre (10052 117 Street)
November 26, 11:30 a.m.
$15 per person

Join JSCC for a presentation about this ancient culture, sample traditional Greek cuisine and be amazed by Dionysos Dancers of Edmonton and choral youth group. Call 780-488-4241 for more information.
CARIBOO MAGI - LIVE AT THE ROSEBUD THEATRE
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
November 29, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
$95 member; $120 non-member

Join SWESA for this bus trip to Rosebud, Alberta to see Cariboo Magi - an entertaining rendering of the Christmas story. "Under a starlit sky, a bedraggled troupe of star-struck players travel to the Cariboo region of British Columbia. Rehearsing Hamlet, The Last of the Mohicans, A Christmas Carol and The Gospel of Luke on their way, they travel by camel through deep snow and the wilds of the gold rush to fill a desperately needed performance contract. They're not actors. They arrive on Christmas Eve, just in time to walk onto the stage to perform." Registration is required. Call 587-987-3200 for information.
THEATRE OUTING: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE!
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
December 7, pick up at CLSA at 6:10 p.m.
$26

Enjoy a night out at the theatre supporting a local high school arts program. Ticket includes transport to and from the event. Call 780-496-7369 for more information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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