News and Events for Seniors

 
NEWS
Aging-in-place study seeks participants
A University of Alberta study is seeking an older couple who are currently renovating their home with the intention it will allow them to age-in-place. Our Home: For All Ages & Stages Of Life explores why and how a couple embarks on the decision to change their home in order to prepare for aging-in-place. This research may be used to assist others in this decision-making process and to inform architects, builders, renovators, home product suppliers, and government policy makers.
Key eligibility requirements:
-Canadian, male and female, married couple, each partner is over 50 years of age
-Ownership of a single-family home that you’ve lived in for a minimum of 5 years
-In the midst of a renovation done by a renovator, friend or family member, or yourself
Additional eligibility requirements and information can be found in the recruitment notice and information sheet.
Participation in the study includes two home walk throughs, two interviews, and the keeping of a journal. The renovation features of your home will be photographed or videotaped and the walk throughs and interviews will be recorded.
If you’re interested in participating, contact Linda Marie Johnson by phone at 780-458-6712 or by email at lmj5@ualberta.ca.
Research study seeking participants
Do you suffer from bladder control problems? Thinking of using pads to help? Researchers at the University of Alberta are looking for women over the age of 18 to take part in a study on how pad use impacts quality of life. If you are interested in taking part and would like to hear more, contact Megan McCreary or Adrian Wagg at 780-492-9294 (24 hr voicemail) or mccreary@ualberta.ca in complete confidence.
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
May
Summer Safari Registration
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
Check out NESA’s summer day trips! Victoria Settlement and Smoky Lake; Discovery Wildlife Park and Historical Village; and Camrose Railway Museum are just a few of the destinations this year. More information on the day trips is available at the front desk, online or by calling 780-496-6969. Registration begins May 15 during regular office hours (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). Wednesday hours are from 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Rummage Sale
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
May 26, 10 a.m.
Craft & art supplies, clothing, collectibles, furniture, electronics and vintage items will be sold. Call 780-342-8625 to book a table to sell your stuff.
Mix & Mingle Potluck Brunch
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
May 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$2 members/$3 non-members
This event brings people together through good food and conversation. Bring a dish that feeds 5-6 people to share. Please RSVP. Call 780-496-2997 for more information.
Golden Girls Fashion Show
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
May 28, doors open at 1 p.m.; show starts at 2 p.m.
Advance tickets for $15 each or bring a buddy deal of 2 tickets for $20
The event features clothing and attire from ALIA &Tan Jay lines, Paush shoes, and Great Hair Day, and a trade show with a wide variety of products and services that celebrate 24 carat women. There is also a Silent Auction. Call 780-468-1985 for information.
Handmade Cards for All Occasions
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
May 29, 12 – 3 p.m.
Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$10 member; $15 non-member
Discover how easy it can be to make your own greeting cards from pressed flowers. Even individuals with limited artistic experience will gain some knowledge about composition and color theory and create two or three cards to take home. All supplies will be provided. Registration required by May 15. Call 587-987-3200.
Provide input on recreation facilities
The City of Edmonton is hosting public engagement sessions about the Recreation Facility Master Plan. The feedback will be used to shape the City’s approach to recreation facilities and services for the next 20 years. Seniors are encouraged to attend an upcoming session to help inform the discussion and ensure the feedback the city gets is not just from younger people and parents.
-May 30: Clareview Recreation Centre, 4-8 p.m.
-May 31: Whitemud Crossing Library, 4-8 p.m.
-June 1: Edmonton Tower, 2nd Floor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
-June 1: Farmers' Market at Millwoods, 5-8 p.m.
Devonian Gardens Trip
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 134 Avenue)
May 30, van departs the centre at 11 a.m.
Tour the Devonian Gardens in the comfort of a tram car. There are still spots available in the van and other people are joining the group at the gardens. If EASC has a group of 10 or more there is a discounted cost. If you would like more details contact Stacey at 780-476-6595 extension 2.
Yoga for the Inflexible
Southwest Seniors’ Outreach Society (10832 62 Avenue)
May 31, 1-2:30 p.m.
$10
If you think you are too inflexible for yoga, think again. Yoga is for everyone! Phone Yvonne at 780-435-9515 to book a spot.
Pole Walking Group
Sage Seniors Association
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Free
If you are looking for a regular opportunity to get out and get moving, this is the group for you. The group goes rain or shine. Guidance and trial poles are available. The group is offered on a drop-in basis, but pre-registration is recommended to be contacted about changes. Everyone is welcome.
True Colours Support Group
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
This group is for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning, or anyone who would like to learn more about family and friends. Participate in safe and confidential discussions about experiences, concerns, stories and/or other suggested topics. Sessions run from 1:30 to 2:30 on the first and third Mondays of the month. Register by calling 780-342-8625.
 
 
 
June
Family & Professional Caregiver Workshops
Home Instead Senior Care
June
Location: Family Education Training Centre (13B Fairway Drive - in Westbrook mall near 119 St. & 37 Ave.)
Free
Seniors, family members, health care professionals and caregivers are welcome to attend these caregiver workshops. Topics for June include:
-Alzheimer's Family Caregiver
-Returning Home: Transitional Care
-Parkinson’s Disease Family Training
Pre-register at least three business days in advance by calling: Home Instead - West Edmonton: 780-439-9990 Home Instead - East Edmonton: 780-465-5373
Grow an Urban Farmer!
Young Agrarians, Edmonton Multicultural Coalition and City of Edmonton
June 1, 5:30-8: p.m.
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre (McCauley School), 9538 107 Avenue
Free
Attend this free event for urban farmers, gardeners and food lovers! Meet fellow Edmontonians growing food and growing community. Learn skills, find opportunities, tap into a network of urban farmers and gardeners, and eat great food (supper is provided). RSVP online. For more information, contact Dana Pencrice at dana.penrice@organicalberta.org or Yodit Tesfamicael at yodit@emcoalition.ca.
Spaghetti Dinner & Jam
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
June 2, 6 p.m. Supper and 7 p.m. Jam
$12/person; $3 Jam only
Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner then stay for a toe tapping jam session. There will also be a 50/50 draw. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the SEESA Front Desk until May 29. Call 780-468-1985 for more information.
Connecting to Nature
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
June 5, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$2 member; $5 non-member
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
There is a strong positive relationship between contact with nature and physical and mental health. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society joins SWESA to share more about the importance and benefits of connecting to nature and some ideas about how to get close right here in Edmonton, the largest expanse of urban parkland in North America. Call 587-987-3200 for more information.
21st Annual Charity Golf Classic
CapitalCare Foundation
June 5
Location: The Links at Spruce Grove
Registration 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8 a.m., BBQ banquet to follow Call 780-448-2413 for information or visit http://www.capitalcarefoundation.net.
Seniors Week Luncheon
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
June 5, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
$17/person
The event features entertainment from Central Lions, SESSA, Rural Routes and the NESA Musical Theatre Group. Tickets are available at NESA until May 31. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
Seniors’ Week Kick Off
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
June 5, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of Seniors’ Week with an outdoor barbecue luncheon, browse through the Seniors’ Wellness trade show and listen to a presentation on ageism from the Alberta Seniors Advocate, Dr. Kwong See. The trade show and the presentation are free, but the barbecue will have a charge per item ordered. Call 780-433-5807 for information.
Welcome to Radio - My Life in Broadcasting, So Far!
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
June 5, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Free
Imagine coming to work and finding an office missing. How about filling someone's convertible with puffed wheat, just because you can? If you can handle stories about people on the air that will make you laugh, shake your head or cry, then this presentation for you!
Bob Layton will be sharing tales from his new book which will also be available for sale ($20 each) and signing them starting at 2:30 pm.  All proceeds will be donated to 630 CHED Santas Anonymous, Global TV's GIve Me Shelter, and The Edmonton Police Foundation. To help CLSA plan for this event, confirm attendance in-person or by phone at 780-496-7369 using barcode #608561. Drop-in's are also welcome.
Health and Wellness Fair
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
June 6, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn about the services offered in the community that promote healthy lifestyles for seniors. Venders include Edmonton Foot Care, Money Mentors, Senior Homecare by Angels, Safeway Pharmacy, Nurse Next Door and many more. Call 780-496-6969 for details.
Open House
Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre (10052 117 Street)
June 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free
Drop in and take part in a fitness program, watch an Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging Class), enjoy a cup of tea and learn a little more about the Jewish Seniors Centre situated in the Oliver Community in downtown Edmonton. Call 780-488-4241 for information.
Seniors’ Week Arts Show, Sale and Workshops
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
-Art Show and Sale featuring NESA Visual Arts Clubs
June 7 and 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
-Workshops
June 7 and 8
Register for creative workshops include sculpting, drumming, improv, round dancing, crafting, Arabic calligraphy, and much more. Contact NESA at 780-496-6969 to register for the workshops.
Pride Lunch
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
June 8, doors at 9 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Celebrate diversity with the Edmonton Seniors Centre. Join them for lunch, live entertainment and prize giveaways. Register before June 6 to guarantee a spot. Call 780-342-8625 for information.
Dance Featuring The Romantics
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
June 9, doors open 6:30 p.m., dance 7 – 10 p.m.
$10 per person at the door
Refreshments included. Cash bar available for members and invited guests (by reading this consider yourself invited). Call 780-468-1985 for more information.
Ellis Bird Farm & Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Tour
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
June 15, bus leaves centre at 9:15 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m.
$85 members; $95 non-members
Your ticket includes transportation on a coach bus, bird farm admission, tour and lunch as well as admission and tour at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Walking is required at both destinations. The deadline for purchasing tickets is June 6. Call 780-483-1209 to ensure tickets are still available.
Offsite Adventures
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
Join CLSA & friends for some Offsite Adventures:
-Go West Young Man!
June 21
An all day outing to Leduc #1 Discovery Centre and U of A Botanical Gardens in Devon. Fee: $82 (includes transportation, entrance, guided tours and lunch). Registration deadline is May 29 at 4 p.m. 
-A Night of Theatre at Rodgers & Hammerstein's “Carousel”
June 22
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Fee: $35 (includes seniors discounted tickets and transportation).
Registration deadline is June 5 at 4 p.m. Space is limited for both outings. Call 780-496-7369 for more information.
 
 
 
September
Second Wind Conference
September 7
Location: Chateau Louis Conference Centre (11727 Kingsway Avenue)
Early bird registration $70 (ends July 15); regular registration $85 (July 16 to Sept. 7)
This wellness conference is open to all retirees in the greater Edmonton community. The keynote speaker is Peter Brown who is currently a writer and producer of The Irrelevant Show on CBC Radio. Sessions include wine tasting, downsizing, reverse mortgages, cardio salsa, technology workshops, photo archives and travel destinations. Learn more at secondwindconference.ca or by calling 780-418-8032.
 
 
 
 
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