September 12, 2019
Grants and Awards
STARS OF ALBERTA VOLUNTEER AWARDS

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. Six awards are presented annually on or around International Volunteer Day (December 5). Two awards are given in each of the following categories: Youth, Adult and Senior. The nomination deadline is September 20. 
More awards and funding news  (links to the ESCC News for Seniors Organizations and Funding Options web pages)
Learning Opportunities
HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO RAISE MONEY ONLINE
Nonprofit Tech for Good
October 8, 1 p.m. Eastern
Free

Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again.
ICAA CONFERENCE, LEADERSHIP SUMMIT AND EXPO 2019
International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
October 10-12
Location: Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center (6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL)
$329-$589 USD

This industry gathering is a giant meet-and-greet, TED Talk, expo and educational energizer rolled into one! Learn from speakers from across sectors and disciplines and join in a conversation about aging. Discover how best practices from other organizations are shaping wellness in aging and become a catalyst for change in your own organization.
TO PRESCRIBE, OR DEPRESCRIBE, THAT IS THE QUESTION
Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research (ICCER)
October 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning (10215 108 Street)
Free for members; $50 CAD non-members

The Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research (ICCER) is pleased to host a networking event for all levels of care staff, pharmacists, faculty, students, and family members involved in continuing care. Watch expert presentations on medication-related problems and learn practical approaches to improving prescription practices. The session will also include a review of case studies and tools available for deprescribing.
More learning opportunities for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector  (links to the ESCC Learning Opportunities web page)
News and Events for Seniors
FALL RUMMAGE SALE
Mill Woods Seniors Association ( 2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor )
September 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; September 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free

Find everything from books and games to household items, clothing, home decor and more. Donations for the sale are currently being accepted and can be dropped off until Friday, September 20 at 4 p.m. Visit the MWSA website for more details. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome!
BOB LAYTON MEET AND GREET
Strathcona Place Society ( 10831 University Avenue )
September 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Free

Come listen to local radio legend, Bob Layton, in-person. Bob will be presenting his book, "Welcome to Radio". The event includes a presentation, coffee and cookies. Call 780-433-5807 for more information and to reserve your place.
DANCE NITE
North Edmonton Seniors Association  (7524 139 Avenue)
September 27, 7-10 p.m.
$10 in advance; $12 at the door

Featuring the cool sounds of a live swing band, this dance will have you moving and grooving all night long. A cash bar with wine, beer and coolers will be available. For more information and to get your tickets, call 780-496-6969 .
BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE SPANISH FOR SENIORS
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
September 27-November 15
$20 (includes course materials)

¿Habla usted español? Did you catch that? If not, it's time to brush up on your Spanish in this great introductory course! Perfect for those who want to travel or just try something new. Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 to register by September 20.
JOURNALING FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
Wednesdays starting October 2, 1-2:30 p.m.
$35 members; $65 non-members (includes 4 classes)

Writing and journaling are proven coping techniques for those suffering from chronic pain. By uniting the mind and body, these classes take a holistic approach to dealing with pain, anxiety and anger. Call 780-342-8625 to register.
MUNDARE AND VEGREVILLE ROAD TRIP
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
October 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$60 members; $65 non-members

This fun day in the country will kick off with tours of the Basilian Fathers Museum and Stawnichy's Sausage. After working up an appetite, lunch will be served at Baba's Attic and Cafe. The trip will wrap up with a visit to Vegreville's famous giant pysanka sculpture. Roundtrip transportation from WSAC is provided. Call 780-483-1209 to register.
BREAKING LONELINESS DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
Drive Happiness
October 5, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
Free

Drive Happiness is proud to present a screening of the CBC documentary Breaking Loneliness. Join Drive Happiness to watch the documentary and take part in an engaging Q & A session with the director and some of the Drive Happiness volunteers and riders featured in the film. While this is a free event, guests must register. To register, call 780-424-5438.
POPOVICH THEATRE 50s, 60s AND 70s ROCK 'N ROLL COMEDY SHOW
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
October 7, 11:30 a.m. (doors open)
$20

Relive the golden days of music and rock out to the sounds of the 50s, 60s and 70s. A scrumptious lunch is included in the price of your ticket. To get your tickets, contact Patty at 780-451-1925 . Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
EDMONTON CORN MAZE AND PICNIC LUNCH
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA)
October 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Location: Edmonton Corn Maze (26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove) 
$20 members; $30 non-members 

This year's maze is a tribute to Dr. Patch Up and the Stollery Children's Hospital. While the correct pathways can be walked in under thirty minutes, most directionally challenged visitors-adults and children alike-will require about one hour to navigate more than 5 km of twists and turns. This is a self-drive event and the group will be meeting at the corn maze. A sandwich lunch will be provided. Call 587-987-3200 to register by September 27.
ADVENTURES IN AGING SENIORS' CONFERENCE
Stony Plain Family and Community Services
October 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church Hall (200 Boundary Road, Spruce Grove)
$25

This aging conference is set to cover a number of hot topics, including medical cannabis, aging in place with technology and movements for aging well. Lunch is included in the cost of your ticket. For more information and to get tickets, call 780-963-8583. Tickets will not be available at the door so make sure you buy your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.
SENIORS MATINEES
Shadow Theatre and ATB Financial
October 30, January 29, March 18 and May 6, 12:30 p.m.
Location: Varscona Theatre (10329 83 Avenue)
$20 per show; $80 for all 4 shows (regular price $144-you save $64)

Shadow Theatre has partnered with ATB Financial to offer a special series of matinees for seniors. With compelling stories as far as the mind can see, these matinees are sure to take your imagination on a journey. After the shows, take some time to enjoy coffee or tea and chat with the actors. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shadowtheatre.org (use promo code SENMAT) or by calling 780-434-5564.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors web page)
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