OCTOBER 17, 2019
Seniors Sector News
VISION 2030 FOR SENIORS SERVICES SYMPOSIUM
Alberta Association on Gerontology
November 12-14
Location: Radisson Hotel Edmonton South (4440 Gateway Boulevard)
$250
 
At the Vision 2030 for Seniors Services Symposium you will have an opportunity to hear and talk with professionals, researchers, public policy analysts, caregivers, and a range of leaders across sectors. This event is one of the best opportunities of the year to exchange ideas with the thought leaders working to ensure we have the care and support required to age well in our homes and communities.
 
Don't forget to join Connecting Edmonton Seniors [an outcome of the Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors (PEGASIS)] on November 12 for a unique pre-symposium opportunity to hear the stories of seniors with lived experience of social isolation. By heeding the voices of seniors, we are better poised to develop effective and targeted solutions to the complex problem of social isolation.
 
If you are interested in attending the pre-symposium session only, contact Tim Henderson at tim@seniorscouncil.net and he will arrange for your participation.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Seniors Organizations web page)
Learning Opportunities
FALL INTO WELLNESS
Caregivers Alberta
October 29, 5-8 p.m.
Location: Jerry Forbes Centre (12122 68 Street)
Free

Join Caregivers Alberta for an evening of wellness, connection, and rejuvenation. This is a great opportunity to connect with other caregivers and learn ways to take care of your mind, body, and spirit. There will be a raffle featuring prizes kindly donated by many amazing Edmonton retailers. Money raised through the raffle goes towards supporting caregivers across Alberta.
Please register no later than October 28. This is not an evening you want to miss!
INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAMMING 
Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research (ICCER)
November 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Room 2-150, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (11405 87 Avenue)
Free

Join the experts for presentations about best practices, toolkits, and resources to enhance your intergenerational programming. This session will cover a range of perspectives, including policymakers, community-based organizations, and continuing care providers.
HOW TO WRITE AN IRRESISTIBLE NONPROFIT EMAIL NEWSLETTER YOUR SUPPORTERS WILL LOVE
CharityHowTo
November 13, 3 p.m. (Eastern)
$79 USD

Email is the king of nonprofit marketing with a 4400 per cent ROI ($44 raised for every $1 spent) and accounts for 33 per cent of all online fundraising revenue. Nonprofit newsletters are a critical way to keep donors connected to the important work they do. This webinar will provide a guide to creating simple yet effective email newsletters for your nonprofit.
More learning opportunities for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector  (links to the ESCC Learning Opportunities web page)
Work Opportunities in the Seniors Sector
GRANTS COORDINATOR
Sage Seniors Association 

Join Sage and help empower every Edmonton senior to live a full and healthy life, to do as much as they can, as well as they can, for as long as they can.

The Grants Coordinator is responsible for exploring funding needs, developing solicitation strategies, and writing proposals. Key duties involve writing comprehensive and compelling proposals, submitting timely reports, and keeping accurate records. 

This role requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Professional grant writing experience and experience working with seniors is preferred. A police information check, including vulnerable sector check, is required.

This is a permanent part-time opportunity (20 hours/week). Review the posting for a full job description and application instructions. The application deadline for this position is October 29, 2019.
YOUTH & SENIORS PROGRAM COORDINATOR 
Mill Woods Seniors Association

The Mill Woods Seniors Association is seeking a Program Coordinator to develop, plan, and implement intergenerational programs and activities for seniors (55+) and youth (13-17). Responsibilities include planning and executing activities for seniors, planning and executing intergenerational programs, collaborating with community partners to offer innovative programs, maintaining a program database, and evaluating program success.

The ideal candidate has 1-2 years' experience working with seniors, excellent organization and communication skills, proficiency with computers, and is an effective team player. Experience working with youth and event planning skills are considered assets.

This is a permanent, full-time position (35 hours/week). Review the posting for a full job description and application instructions. The application deadline for this position is October 31, 2019.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings web page)
News and Events for Seniors
REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENTS

Around Remembrance Day, local seniors' organizations host memorial events to honour the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served Canada.
 
Remembrance Day Tea
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
November 8, 1-3 p.m.
$5
Call 780-496-6969 by November 1 to purchase tickets.
 
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
November 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
$10 (includes lunch)
Call 780-483-1209 by November 1 to purchase tickets.
 
Remembrance Day Program and Lunch
Strathcona Place Society (10831 University Avenue)
November 8, 12 p.m. (ceremony); 12:45 p.m. (lunch)
Free ceremony; $9 lunch
Visit the Strathcona Place Society office to get tickets by November 4 at 4 p.m. Call 780-433-5807 for details.
 
Remembrance Day Memorial Service
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
November 11, 9:30 a.m.
Free
Contact Cassaundra at 780-451-1925 if your organization would like to lay a wreath or volunteer.
 
Remembrance Day Service
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (SEESA) (9350 82 Street)
November 11, 2 p.m.
Free
Call 780-468-1985 for more information.
LENDRUM FOOD NETWORK DISCUSSION
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA)
November 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$2

Come and see how the residents of the Lendrum Place neighbourhood are putting their green thumbs to good use through their food sharing network. The idea to create a food sharing network was sparked by Lendrum resident, Erin Sawyer, when she observed a raspberry bush brimming with ripe, unpicked berries and got thinking about how neighbours could share excess garden produce with one another. Call 587-987-3200 for more information.
SING-A-LONGS
Central Lions Seniors Association  (11113 113 Street)
Fridays, November 8-November 29, 1:30-3 p.m.
$16 for the month; $5 drop-in

Time to show off your singing skills and belt out some old favourites. These sing-a-longs are a great way to meet new friends in a fun, low-pressure environment. No prior choral experience is required. To register, call 780-496-7369.
TIPI TEACHINGS
Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, and Sherbrooke Community League
November 10, 17, 24 and December 1; 1-4 p.m.
Location: Sherbrooke Community League (13008 122 Avenue)
Free

Come participate in a Tipi raising, learn from elders, meet First Nations neighbours, share food, and alleviate barriers by learning how to support First Nations people. This fun and informative afternoon is a great way to expand your knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture while helping to reduce prejudice in your community. RSVP on the Facebook events page. For more information, please contact Rayna.Gopaul@efcl.org .
MAKE SOURDOUGH BREAD
Strathcona Place Society (10831 University Avenue)
November 14, 1-3 p.m.
$12 members; $18 non-members

Roll up your sleeves, and don't be afraid to get messy in this hands-on class where you will learn to make delicious sourdough bread. You will leave the class with your very own sourdough loaf to pop in your oven at home. Bring along a container, stainless-steel bowl, and an apron. There will also be samples to taste! Call 780-433-5807 to register.
SGT. WILSON'S AIRFORCE SHOW
North Edmonton Seniors Association  (7524 139 Avenue)
November 22; 1:30-3:30 p.m.
$12

Take a trip through time while listening to the vintage sounds of the 40s and 50s, featuring covers of Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Doris Day, and more. Call 780-496-6969 to get your tickets by November 15.
PLAY SCRABBLE
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m.
$2 (drop-in)

Practice your wordsmithing abilities by challenging friends to a fun game of "Scrabble". Email admin@edmontonseniorscentre.ca for more information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors web page)
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