September 26, 2019
Seniors Sector News

NATIONAL SENIORS DAY IS COMING UP!

National Seniors Day is October 1. To celebrate the day, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council staff and Age Friendly Edmonton Leadership Table members will be sharing stories on  Facebook. Join the conversation and share a story about an important senior in your life. You can also thank your favourite senior by saying "thank you", taking a walk together, cooking a meal together or treating them to a day out.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Seniors Organizations web page)
Resources
GREAT NONPROFIT STORYTELLING THAT PAYS BACK
Nonprofit Library

Every human being is hardwired to react to stories, respond to the human connection and tap into a shared consciousness. This eBook will show you how to tell your nonprofit's stories in a way that compels your audience to not only care about your mission, but also inspire them to action.
More resources for sector staff
(links to the ESCC Resources web page)
Learning Opportunities
VITAL SIGNS LUNCH AND LEARN
Edmonton Community Foundation and Edmonton Social Planning Council
October 8, 12-1 p.m.
Location: Stanley Milner Library (10212 Jasper Avenue)
Free

Vital Signs is an annual check-up to measure how the community is doing. This year's topic is Vital Lives: Focusing on the Arts, Green Spaces, Philanthropy and Recreation. Attend this lunchtime talk to learn all about current social issues and discover diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants.
WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER FOR NONPROFITS
Volunteer Strathcona (100 Ordze Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB)
October 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
$15

Nonprofits do heroic work on shoestring budgets and minimal staff. But the heavy workload has many nonprofit members struggling to meet deadlines and feeling overwhelmed. In this workshop, learn simple, powerful and proven time management techniques for nonprofits. Get more done each day and double or even triple your productivity!
HOW TO WRITE AN AWESOME ANNUAL REPORT WITH GRATITUDE AND IMPACT
CharityHowTo
October 21, 3-4:30 p.m. (Eastern)
$87 USD

An awesome annual report focuses on the heart of your mission and shows how giving impacts the people and communities your nonprofit serves. Donors, volunteers, grant makers and other key stakeholders want to know the results of your work. They want to know their investments make meaningful change in the lives of actual people. This webinar will show you how to craft an annual report that will inspire and engage your donors.
More learning opportunities for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector  (links to the ESCC Learning Opportunities web page)
Work Opportunities in the Seniors Sector
OUTREACH SUPPORT WORKER
GEF Seniors Housing

The Outreach Support Worker will work closely with seniors to identify their service needs, liaise with other social service providers and support seniors in accessing the necessary services and resources to improve their quality of life.

This is a temporary full-time (40 hours/week) job opportunity. Qualifications for this role include a diploma in human services, social work or human ecology, 2-4 years' work experience and experience working with seniors and their families. The application deadline for this posting is October 4. Review the complete job posting for more details and application instructions.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings web page)
News and Events for Seniors
ALL ABOUT EYEBROWS-THE FACTS BEHIND THE FAD
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA)
October 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$2

Microblading and powder and tattoos-oh my! Come learn about the latest styles in semi-permanent makeup. Learn about considerations when choosing an artist and the science of aging skin. To register, call 587-987-3200.
FALL FASHION TIPS-LOOKING FRESH
Strathcona Place Society (10831 University Avenue)
October 9, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Free

Join fashion experts to learn about outfit management and coordination tips to have you looking runway ready in no time. Coffee and cookies are complimentary. Call 780-433-5807 to register.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS FRIDAY
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
October 11, 1-2 p.m.
Free

The World Health Organization classifies ageism as the most accepted form of prejudice in the world. This session will provide expert advice to help you to combat internalized ageism and adopt positive attitudes toward aging. Email admin@edmontonseniorscentre.ca to register.
LUNCH AND A PROGRAM
Petrolia Seniors Group (55+)
October 15, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Greenfield Community Hall (3803 114 Street)
$18

Do you have a unique heirloom that might be valuable? Whether it's a set of antique china, or a potato shaped like Richard Nixon, find out the value of your precious treasure out by getting it appraised by the Antique Road Show. To register and get more information, contact Nick at 780-435-1045 or Betty at 780-434-0711.
BACK STAGE SERIES COMEDY SHOW
North West Edmonton Seniors Society
October 18, 8-9:30 p.m.
Location: Arts Barn Backstage Theatre (10330 84 Avenue)
$25

They say that laughter is the best medicine. Get your daily dose by attending this performance featuring comedians from across North America. This show is a great opportunity to see performers in a more intimate setting. Tickets are regularly priced at $30, but you can save when you buy yours through NWESS. Call 780-451-1925 to purchase your tickets.
WHODUNNIT? MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
October 25, 5-8 p.m.
$25 members; $35 non-members

It's 1946 and it's Mrs. Grayson's 70th birthday, but instead of celebrating she lies murdered on her sitting room floor! Enjoy cocktails, wine and hor d'oeuvres while deciphering clues to identify the killer on this night of intrigue. To register, call 780-496-7369 by October 18.
FALL RUMMAGE SALE
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (SEESA) (9350 82 Street) 
October 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free

Find treasures galore, including Christmas items, at this annual sale. Fresh-from-the-oven baking will be available while supplies last. After shopping, enjoy a hot lunch in the cafe. Donations for the sale will be accepted from Oct. 1 until Oct. 17 at noon. For more information, call 780-468-1985.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
October 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Free

Get in the Christmas spirit and shop for arts and crafts, homemade baked goods and more. Everyone is welcome at this festive, family-friendly event. After you shop, duck into the cafe for breakfast or lunch. Registration is not required. For more information, call 780-496-2997.
CREATIVE CRAFTS GATHERING
Southwest Seniors' Outreach Society  (10832 62 Avenue)
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Free with membership

Get crafty in this collaborative crafting session. Bring in a craft that you're currently working on or learn a new craft from others. Coffee will be served. For more information, call 780-435-9515.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors web page)
Volunteer/Work Opportunities for Seniors
UNDERSTANDING NEWCOMER EXPERIENCES OF INCLUSION
Centre for Race and Culture

Seniors who recently immigrated to Canada are invited to take part in this two-year community-based research project funded by the Government of Alberta. This project seeks to examine newcomers' experiences of settlement, integration and inclusion and how these experiences impact well-being. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email Myriam Gerber at projects@cfrac.com.
(links to the Volunteer and Work Opportunities web page)
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