October 20, 2016
Seniors Sector News
SENIORS' HEALTH & WELLNESS FORUM
Presented by Age Friendly Edmonton
October 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 113 Street)
Free admission, lunch and parking

Seniors, their families and caregivers interested in learning more about seniors' health and wellness resources and services are encouraged to attend the Seniors' Health & Wellness Forum. Extensive information and resources pertaining to health, wellness and social supports vital to healthy aging will be available. Door prizes will be drawn for at the end of the day.

For more information, visit the event website or review the session descriptions and schedule. Pre-registration is requested. Call 780-809-8604 to register.

Staff in the seniors sector are asked to spread the word about the forum.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Resources
THE CHARITY SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT
Skills Platform

Social media is evolving by the week and for charities it can be hard to keep up with the dazzling new platforms while remaining effective. The good news is that there are some fundamental elements to success that are unlikely to change such as understanding your audience, setting your goals and defining your strategy. The Charity Social Media Toolkit provides a grounding in fundamentals and tactics and shares inspirational case studies from across the not-for-profit sector.
More resources for sector staff
(links to the ESCC Service Providers Resources webpage)
Professional Development
IMPLEMENTING MUSIC CARE IN CONTINUING CARE
Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research (ICCER)
November 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Room 2-140, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (11405 87 Avenue) or via video/teleconference
Free for staff of ICCER member organizations; $25 for non-ICCER members; free to attend via video/teleconference

This presentation will focus on implementing music care in continuing care including identifying key decisions that need to be made before implementation can take place, programs that currently exist and what the barriers may be. Speakers will discuss the music care programs in their organizations - why they chose it, what the challenges have been, and how they've overcome these barriers.
STRATEGIES FOR COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP
Stanford Social Innovation Review
November 10: Tapping Into Your Team
November 15: Tapping Into Your Board
$55 for one webinar or $100 for the two-part series

This two-part webinar series will outline tangible strategies for nonprofit leaders to successfully build a culture of collective leadership through their staff team and through their board.

Tapping Into Your Team will explore:
  • Why playing a dominant role in the organization is a mistake many nonprofit leaders make
  • How to develop collective leadership within your own organization
  • Challenges that nonprofit leaders face in implementing flat leadership models
  • Practical lessons that they can apply in their own organizations, sectors, and fields
Tapping Into Your Board will explore:
  • The pitfalls of board development
  • How to recruit top talent to join your board
  • How to set expectations for board leaders and how to create a culture of accountability on your board
  • How to shift from a friends-and-family board to a governance board structure
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
DIVERSITY HEALTH FAIR FOR NEWCOMERS
Action for Healthy Communities Society
October 27, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Lions Senior Centre (11113 113 Street)

This health fair supports newcomers in enhancing physical, mental and social health. There will be information sessions on topics such as the Alberta Health Care System and health insurance in Alberta. Attendees can also visit interactive booths such as a flu shot station and blood pressure screening tests. Proof of immigrant status is required. Contact Suraj at 780-944-4687 ext. 222 or suraj.khatiwada@a4hc.ca for more information.
MONSTER MASH
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
October 31, 11 a.m.
$10

Dress up and have fun at the Monster Mash. Enjoy activities, music, a pumpkin carving contest and lunch. There will be prizes for the best costume. Call 780-483-1209 for information.
SENIORS' CENTRE WITHOUT WALLS
Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
Location: In your home via telephone
Free

Seniors' Centre Without Walls offers recreational activities, health and well-being topics, and friendly conversation for older adults who find it difficult to access regular community centres or programming in person. All programming is provided over the phone. Socialize, learn new skills and stay connected from the comfort of your home. 

Browse the November-December program catalogue for program descriptions and schedule. To register, call 780-395-2626. 
ORCHESTRA BOREALIS OUTREACH TO SENIORS
Special offer for concert on November 6, 3 p.m.
Location: South Pointe Community Centre (11520 Ellerslie Road)

Orchestra Borealis (formerly the Concordia Symphony Orchestra) is a 60-piece volunteer orchestra which performs large-scale classical works by well-known composers and contemporary pieces by Canadian composers.

Standard ticket prices for seniors are $12, but as part of the orchestra's community outreach initiative seniors are invited to attend the November concert at a reduced rate of only $5. (Discount rates for future performances will be determined following the November concert). Present one of the coupons to receive the special rate. Seniors are welcome to attend on their own or with family.
ZUMBA GOLD
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Mondays at 11:20 a.m.
$2 drop-in fee. No membership required.

This is a fun dance party with Latin-inspired dance styles.  Zumba Gold simplifies the steps and makes them adaptable to all abilities. Open to everyone. Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 for information.
AIR QUALITY HEALTH INDEX WITH HEALTH CANADA
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
November 2, 12-2 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$2 member; $5 non-member

The Air Quality Health Index is a scale designed to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health. It is a health protection tool that is designed to help you make decisions to protect your health by limiting short-term exposure to air pollution and adjusting your activity levels during increased levels of air pollution. Learn more about the Air Quality Health Index at this workshop. Registration is requested. Call 587-987-3200.
ENCAUSTIC ART WORKSHOP
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
November 5 or 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$40 for members; $52 non-members

Encaustic painting involves working with hot, colored wax and wood. Learn basic brushwork, fusing, and glazing. All supplies included with registration fee. Register by October 29. Call 780-496-2997 for information.
NAIT CULINARY DELIGHTS TOUR & FINE DINING AT ERNEST'S
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
November 16, 9:15 a.m.-2 p.m.
$62 (all expenses included)

Observe how NAIT culinary students learn firsthand from some of the best chefs in the world how to prepare food into culinary delights. Following the tour, enjoy a 3-course lunch ($30 value) in one of Edmonton's top fine dining restaurants - Ernest's - where students serve their specialties. Call 780-496-7369 for information.
HEALTHY LIVING AND WELLNESS FAIR
Edmonton Seniors Centre
November 18, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Edmonton General Hospital Auditorium (11111 Jasper Avenue)

The 6th annual Healthy Living and Wellness Fair will feature local community support services, groups, businesses and agencies that help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. This day will be full of health, fitness and resources, so grab a friend and come on down and enjoy yourself. If you have questions, call Stephen Quinn at 780-342-8625 or email stephenquinn@edmontonseniorscentre.ca.
ACCIDENTAL DRAMA CLUB FALL PRODUCTION OF THREADS, TREADS & TRENDS-A 1950S REVUE
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
  • Show: November 18 at 7 p.m. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets available at the SEESA front desk.
  • Dinner & Show: November 19 at 5:30 p.m. $20. Tickets available at the SEESA front desk until noon on November 15.
  • Brunch & Show: November 20 at 11 a.m. $20. Tickets available at the SEESA front desk until noon on November 15.
There will be a 50/50 draw, silent auction, and cash bar available at all performances. Call 780-468-1985 for information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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