September 15, 2016
Resources
DISCOVERY TOOLKIT FOR SUPPORTING FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF SENIORS
University of Alberta and Covenant Health

The Discovery Toolkit for Supporting Family Caregivers of Seniors: Improving Care and Caregiver Outcomes is intended for healthcare providers and stakeholders who support family caregivers. It contains resources, handouts, summaries and slide presentations on the topics of:
  • Supporting family caregivers of seniors with complex needs
  • Voices of family caregivers: A window into their experiences
  • Online support for caregivers of seniors
  • Support for caregivers in end-of-life care
  • Research and resources
More resources for sector staff
(links to the ESCC Service Providers Resources webpage)
Professional Development
10 ONLINE FUNDRAISING BEST PRACTICES FOR NONPROFITS
Nonprofit Tech for Good
October 11, 9 a.m. EDT
Free

Now more than ever it's crucial that your NGO knows the basics of a successful online fundraising campaign and has knowledge of emerging online fundraising trends in order to prepare for the future. This webinar will cover:
  • What to look for in an online fundraising service
  • How to use social media to increase your online donations
  • How to launch a monthly giving program and a crowdfunding campaign
  • A discussion on the future mobile fundraising apps
  • How to be an early adopter of digital wallets
HOW TO ATTRACT CORPORATE FUNDING FOR NONPROFITS
Stanford Social Innovation Review
October 18, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT/ 2-3 p.m. EDT
$55

Most nonprofits have figured out how to raise money from individual donors, family funds, and even private foundations, but relatively few nonprofits know how to attract funding from corporations. This webinar will discuss:
  • Sharing a vision: How to identify a company's philanthropic goals and understand whether its goals match your own
  • Building a case: How to best position your work, your vision, and your strategy to attract corporate funding
  • Sharpening communications: How to talk about your impact in a way that forges deep a connection with corporate funders
  • Building relationships: How to leverage your own board and leadership team to rally for you
The price includes access to the live webinar, unlimited access to the webinars as many times as you'd like for twelve months at your convenience, and downloadable slides.
RAISING THE BAR: EVALUATION COLLECTIVE CONFERENCE 2016
Propellus
November 22, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kahanoff Centre (105 - 12 Ave. SE), Calgary
$199 Propellus members; $249 non-members

This conference is an opportunity for collaboration, idea sharing, networking, and learning for those looking to strengthen their organizations through evaluations. The keynote speaker, Michael Quinn Patton, is a leading expert in the North American evaluation community. 
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
PERSONAL DIRECTIVE/ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY WORKSHOP
Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network (3110 Calgary Trail)
Workshops offered September to December
No cost

As part of your goals of care discussion with your health team, it is important to identify a person(s) you trust to make financial, personal and health related decisions on your behalf should you lose the mental capacity to do so. Get help creating these legal documents. For workshop dates and times, visit the website. To register, call 780-395-2626.
FALL INTO ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES-BUILT FOR THE BEGINNER
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 - 176 Street)
September 20 - October 11, 1 - 3 p.m.
$45 + Supplies

This class will focus on creating small acrylic paintings. The instructor will demonstrate how to achieve textures in landscape painting using gels, gesso, modelling paste, and crackle. Instruction will be planned to meet the needs of the group, and topics such as use of colour, composition, and contrast will be taught. Drawing experience is not necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Supply list provided at the time of registration. Call 780-483-1209 to register.
FREE SWING DANCE DEMO
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
September 27, 7-8 p.m.

Give swing dance, one of MWSA's exciting new fall programs, a try. No prior dance experience is necessary. All levels/ages welcome. Please wear comfortable shoes. RSVP by calling 780-496-2997.
FLEA MARKET
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
October 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free admission & parking

Up to 40 tables of fabulous treasures! The cafe will also be open. Tables are still available for vendors. Call 780-496-6969 for information.
SMOKY LAKE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
October 1, Bus will leave at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.
$25 members/ $30 non-members

Enjoy giant pumpkins, entertainment, food vendors and more! The cost includes transportation and admission to the fair grounds. Pay and register by September 26. For more information, call 780-496-2997.
DARE TO AGE WELL FORUM
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
October 4, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Free

CLSA has partnered with medical experts from the University of Alberta's Department of Medicine once again to present the Dare to Age Well Forum. Gain information on how to age well and debunk aging myths. Get the medical insight you need for health topics you care about. Bring your questions for the Q & A session. Snacks and refreshments are available. Confirm your attendance by calling 780-492-3700 or 311 or by registering at Central Lions' front office. 
RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR ADULT CHILDREN: TIME TO MAKE CHANGES
City of Edmonton
Thursdays, October 6-November 7, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: west central Edmonton
Free

This registered education/support group is for women and men, 60+ years having challenges in their relationships with their adult children and wanting to make changes. It is a safe place where you can:
  • Realize you are not alone
  • Know what you say is confidential
  • Voice your concerns and find support
  • Learn healthy communication and skills in setting boundaries
  • Create different choices in living your life
For more information and to register call the City Assessment Line at 780-496-4777.
LET'S TALK ABOUT ANTIQUES
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
October 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$10 member/$15 non-member

Johanne Yakula returns to SWESA for an informal talk about antiques. Bring an object that you are curious about and hear what she and the other participants have to say about it or bring pieces of your own collection and share your knowledge with the rest of the group. Johanne will demonstrate how to do research online and how to sell your antiques - something collectors always want to know when it comes time to find their collections a new home. Call 587-987-3200 to register.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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