September 8, 2016
Seniors Sector News
EDMONTON'S SENIORS POPULATION HAS GROWN

The 2016 Edmonton Census results were recently released and show that the number of seniors in Edmonton is increasing. In 2016, Edmontonians age 55+ made up 26.7 per cent of Edmonton's population compared to 24.4 per cent in 2014. 


Number of Edmonton residents 55+
Percentage of total Edmonton population
2016 181,197
26.7
2014 176,381
24.4

On the Edmonton Census website you can access the complete 2016 Summary of Results; a comparison of census results from 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016; and results by ward and by neighbourhood.
ALBERTA SENIORS ADVOCATE

Alberta's new Seniors Advocate, Dr. Sheree Kwong See, has officially opened her office and is ready to help Alberta seniors and their families. Dr. Kwong See and her new staff members will be located on the main floor of the Centre West Building at 10035 108 Street in Edmonton. Albertan's wishing to access the advocate can call 780-644-0682 or toll-free at 1-844-644-0682.
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Professional Development
YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO WRITING DIRECT MAIL APPEALS THAT MOTIVATE DONORS TO GIVE AND GIVE AGAIN
CharityHowTo
September 28, 11 a.m. MDT or September 29, 1 p.m. MDT
$97

This webinar will lead you step by step through the creation of a powerful and effective direct mail appeal. From concept to writing, design, to printing and mailing - you'll master the elements of success in direct mail fundraising. Some of these fundraising techniques will surprise you... but these are the things that move donors to respond, as proven again and again from real-world fundraising experience.
PRE-MIGRATION CONTEXT & THE INFLUENCE OF PTSD IN WORKING WITH NEWCOMERS
REACH Edmonton
October 5, 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, 11000 Stadium Rd.
$35 for REACH members; $45 for non-members

This workshop will focus on giving a better understanding of the pre-migration experiences of immigrant and refugee families. Topics will include:
  • The influence of connections to the country of origin
  • Adaptation issues
  • Role changes in Canadian society
  • Signs and impacts of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BOOTCAMP
Information & Volunteer Centre for Strathcona County
October 14

This day of learning and networking is geared to executive directors, managers and senior staff in small to medium non-profits and charitable groups. Participants will spend time learning from community leaders; get practical tools, information, and answers; and establish strong professional connections with peers and potential mentors. Review the detailed program.
FOUNDATIONAL COMMUNITY BUILDING CERTIFICATE
Campus for Communities of the Future
5 webinars (1.5 hours each) over five consecutive weeks beginning
October 17

$50 for each webinar

This certificate is suitable for those committed to collective impact, community transformation, and working with others to strengthen leadership and innovation in their communities. Upon completion of this certificate, participants will be better able to:
  • serve as a catalyst for positive community change
  • discuss solutions and frameworks for furthering community development, community building, collective impact, and comprehensive community transformation
  • demonstrate personal growth as a community leader
THE KALEIDOSCOPE THAT IS GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
November 4
Location: Four Points by Sheraton in Edmonton (7230 Argyll Road)
$275 early bird rate until Sept. 16; $325 regular rate until Oct. 28

Discuss the future landscape of seniors mental health. The program will focus on practical interdisciplinary skills as well as on state of the art leading practices in senior's mental health topics including psychotherapy, addictions, dementia, trans-cultural psychiatry and more. Review the program and register online.
More events for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Events in the Senior-Serving Sector webpage)
Work Opportunities in the Seniors Sector
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: FROM KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION
Age Friendly Edmonton

Age Friendly Edmonton is seeking proposals that are focused on translating research into action. Projects will build upon existing Age Friendly Edmonton research and resources (i.e. tool-kits, tip sheets, etc.), and/or related local and national research with a focus on one of the following themes:
  • Inclusion
  • Civic Engagement
  • Safety
Several grants, each to a maximum of $40,000 are available. Proposals are due October 3, 2016 and projects will need to be completed by March 31, 2018.

Review the Call for Proposals and the website for information on project themes, eligibility requirements and application process.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
EZ CLOGGERS
Southwest Seniors' Outreach Society (10832 62 Avenue)
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12 noon

Learn basic clogging steps with the help of the internet. Membership required. Call 780-435-9515 for information.
STONY PLAIN FIELD TRIP
SCONA (10440 84 Avenue)
September 20
$25

Visit the Stony Plain Cultural Museum and store and the Pioneer Museum, take a tour of town murals, and have a lovely lunch at the Pioneer Tea House. Seating is limited. Call early to register at 780-433-5377.
SPANISH 101 & LOTS OF FUN
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
Thursdays, September 22 - October 27
$60

Beginner and Experienced classes. You'll learn enough to help get you through a trip and form common phrases to assist with communicating and seeking information/directions. The experienced instructor will share tidbits on travel and highlight the Do's & Don'ts of speaking Spanish. The educational experience will be topped off with a delicious Latino flavoured luncheon and wind down with a Salsa style workout. Call 780-483-1209 to register.
ESSENTIAL PLANNING DOCUMENTS
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
September 22, 1:30 p.m.
Free

Champions in the legal industry will be talking about essential planning documents such as personal directives, powers of attorney and wills. Call 780-433-5807 to register your interest.
SCONA 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
September 23, 6 - 11 p.m.
Location: Ritchie Community Hall (7727 98 Street)
$20

Enjoy cocktails, a Drama Club presentation of "Happy Birthday SCONA", special guests, down-home dinner, small silent auction, live entertainment, dance, cash bar, raffle, door prizes, and plenty of laughter. Get tickets by calling 780-433-5377.
SENIORS' HOUSING FORUM
September 24, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 113 Street)
Free admission, lunch and parking

Seniors, their families and caregivers interested in future housing options and seniors' services and resources are encouraged to attend the tenth annual Seniors' Housing Forum. The forum includes an extensive resource fair and sessions on housing topics. View the event outline or visit the website for more information about the sessions and schedule. Door prizes will be drawn for at the end of the day. Pre-registration is requested. Call 780-809-8604 to register.
BOOK SALE
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
September 27 - October 1, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Extended hours on September 28 from 4-7:30 p.m.

Huge selection and great prices. Call 780-496-6969 for information.
DEMENTIA: THE SILENT THIEF
CARP - Edmonton Chapter, the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and North West Territories & the Early Onset Dementia Association
September 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration at 8:30 a.m.
Location: Old Timers' Cabin (9430 Scona Road)
$10, lunch is provided

Dementia is a cruel disease. It robs its victims of their memories and, eventually, their faculties. It also robs the victim's family and friends of the person they know and love. The three organizations are pleased to present a workshop to raise awareness, provide information and present opportunities to influence change. Register by emailing Edmonton@carp.ca.
CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION - MAKING IT EASIER TO HEAD SOUTH
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
October 4, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$2 Member; $5 non-member

Jim Sherb, first vice president and director for western Canada for the CSA, will discuss border issues, allowable time spent away from Canada, and insurance information that could make your life easier. Jim will be available for your questions following the session. Bring a friend and save yourself time and frustration when you plan your trip south. Registration is requested. Call 587-987-3200.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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