News and Events for Seniors

Mental Health First Aid Seniors
The Government of Alberta is providing training free of charge to help build skills in recognizing and effectively responding to an emerging mental health problem or crisis. Anyone living in Alberta who is a senior, cares for or works with seniors is eligible. Participants will learn how to:
-Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems or crises as they develop
-Provide initial help when dealing with a mental health problem or crisis
-Guide a senior and/or caregiver toward appropriate professional help
-Provide strategies and resources to support both seniors and their caregivers
Review more detailed information on this training and email or phone 587-525-6088 to register. Free training is also available for those who wish to become instructors.
November is Falls Prevention Month
Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors. The Finding Balance falls prevention program offers good suggestions on how to prevent a fall and what to do if you fall.
Affordable Quality Dentures
Students in the NAIT Denturist Technology Program, under the direct supervision of a registered denturist, provide complete and partial denture services from September to June. Call 780-471-7786 to book an appointment.
Medical Assistance in Dying: Study of Education Needs
Medical assistance in dying (MAID) was made legal in Canada on June 6, 2016. Researchers at the University of Alberta are undertaking a study to determine if members of the general public have educational needs about MAID. The information gathered from this survey will provide valuable information to aid in developing educational services. The survey will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Contact the primary investigator if you have questions:
Donna M. Wilson, RN, PhD Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta,
Engage Edmonton 2017
The City of Edmonton invites you to participate in Engage Edmonton 2017. This is a coordinated engagement event where several City project teams will be seeking input on many important topics that may impact you. Do you have something to say about:
-What our main streets look like?
-The Centre Line LRT?
-How cannabis sale locations will be regulated in the city?
-How Zoning Bylaws shape how Edmonton will look?
-Interested in turf on sports fields?
This festival of engagement events will visit different areas of the City on Nov. 14, 16, 23, and 30 and Dec. 7. Learn more.
Thursday luncheons with entertainment
Southwest Senior’s Outreach Society (10832 62 Avenue)
$10/person with $10/year membership or $12 for non-members
Here is the entertainment roster for the next several weeks:
Nov. 16: Running Board
Nov. 23: Diamonds
Nov. 30: The Britz
Dec. 7: TBA
Dec. 14: Southwest Seniors’ Choir
Call 780-435-9515 for more information.
SGGT. Wilson and The Airforce Show
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
November 22, 11:30 a.m.
$25 (lunch and show)
Have a delightful lunch and enjoy a spectacular music production and theatre. The Airforce Show is renowned worldwide and features the sounds of the 40s and 50s. Tickets must be purchased at the centre by November 15. Call 780-451-1925 for information.
Caregiver Fall Fair
Caregivers Alberta (10310 56 Street)
November 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
No charge but donations are accepted
-Relax: massages by student therapists
-Create: cookie in a jar
-Music: listen and sing along
-Eat: refreshments and snacks
Everyone is welcome to attend this evening of good company and fun. There will also be a raffle and door prizes. Registration is required. RSVP by November 17 by calling 780-453-5088 or e-mailing
Craft Fair & Bake Sale
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
November 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Purchase all your Christmas gifts or sell your own crafting items. Tables to sell are $20 each. Call 780-342-8625 for information.
Fraud Prevention and Awareness Presentation
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
November 22, 10 – 11 a.m.
$2 for members/$3 for non-members
Learn how to protect yourself at this engaging presentation by Servus Credit Union. Register in advance at the MWSA front desk. Call 780-496-2997 for more information.
Open Jam
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 134 Avenue)
November 23, 1 – 3 p.m.
Join the jam or just relax and enjoy the show. For more information call 587-525-8969. Note that the entrance is on the west side of building.
Sergeant Wilson’s The Airforce Show
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
November 23, 2 p.m.
Come and enjoy the good old sentimental music from the 40s and 50s. Tickets: on sale until November 20. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
When Anxiety Is Too Much: Turning Down the Anxiety Dial
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
November 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
This workshop is for anyone who ever struggled with anxiety and provides a frame for understanding how your brain makes you anxious and what you can do to change it and turn down the anxiety dial. Learn practical, effective tips to manage your anxiety on a daily basis. Attending this workshop will boost your confidence in how to both prevent and manage your anxiety. You will leave the session with an expanded collection of tools and techniques. Call 587-987-3200 to register.
Dance featuring Andreas & Mike
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (SEESA) (9350 82 Street)
November 24, 7 p.m. $10/person at the door
Cash bar available for members and invited guests (by reading this consider yourself invited). Call 780-468-1985 for details.
Annual Bazaar
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
November 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Entrance is free. Purchases depend on you!
Come support the centre, enjoy some Christmas baking, and find that perfect gift for the new baby in the family. Lunch is available to buy. Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
Greek Culture Day
Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre (10052 117 Street)
November 26, 11:30 a.m.
$15 per person
Join JSCC for a presentation about this ancient culture, sample traditional Greek cuisine and be amazed by Dionysos Dancers of Edmonton and choral youth group. Call 780-488-4241 for more information.
Choir Performance and Craft/Bake Sale
November 26
Location: Ritchie Hall (7727 98 Street)
The German Men's Choir will perform followed by refreshments. Cost $15. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with performance at 2 p.m. The Christmas Craft & Bake Sale will be held in the hall foyer from 1:30 - 5 p.m. Call 780-433-5377 for more information.
Cariboo Magi – Live at the Rosebud Theatre
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
November 29, 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
$95 member; $120 non-member
Join SWESA for this bus trip to Rosebud, Alberta to see Cariboo Magi – an entertaining rendering of the Christmas story. “Under a starlit sky, a bedraggled troupe of star-struck players travel to the Cariboo region of British Columbia. Rehearsing Hamlet, The Last of the Mohicans, A Christmas Carol and The Gospel of Luke on their way, they travel by camel through deep snow and the wilds of the gold rush to fill a desperately needed performance contract. They’re not actors. They arrive on Christmas Eve, just in time to walk onto the stage to perform.” Registration is required. Call 587-987-3200 for information.
Fall Safety and Management
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
November 29, 1 p.m.
Philips Lifeline will speak about Fall Safety and Management and there will also be a demonstration on how to get up from a fall. Call 780-433-5807 to reserve your seat.
The Basics of Self-Publishing
Minerva Senior Studies Institute
November 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Alberta College Campus (10050 MacDonald Drive)
Are you ready to become a published author? Learn how to publish your own manuscript as a paperback or hard cover book, complete with an ISBN bar code, so that it can be sold anywhere. You will also learn how you will know when you are ready to self-publish, how to choose a printer and how to prepare a manuscript. Editing, proofreading and cover preparation will also be discussed. For more information on this course, email or call 780-497-5082.
Festival of Trees
November 30
$10 for transportation and lunch
The bus departs Ritchie Hall (7727 98 Street) at 10:15 a.m. and returns for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Call 780-433-5377 for details.
Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre (10052 117 Street)
December 3
Bus will leave the centre at 6 p.m. Tour 7- 9 p.m. Return to the centre at 10 p.m. Luminaria at the U of A Botanic Gardens marks the beginning of the winter season with a breathtaking display of thousands of candles along the paths of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Visitors can count on their favourite elements such as a stroll through the candle-lit pathways, hot apple cider beside the bonfires, ice sculptures, and delightful snow sprites. RSVP with payment by November 28. Call 780-488-4241 for information.
Exercise While Travelling Program
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
Mondays, December 4-18, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
$21 for members; $27 for non-members; drop-in fee of $10 per class
It is not necessary to spend extra money or visit a gym while you are on vacation. Pack a few simple things and, with some know-how, you are in business! Learn what to take with you and how to use your environment to keep strong and fit while travelling. This class is part lecture and part hands-on teaching.  Register in advance at the MWSA front desk. Call 780-496-2997 for information.
Candy Cane Tea at the Valley Zoo
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
December 5, 1 – 3 p.m.
$40 member; $45 non-member
What a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit! Join SWESA members for this Christmas celebration just for seniors. Enjoy special performances and educational talks and learn interesting facts about different animals. To wrap up a perfect afternoon, guests will be treated to candy cane tea, hot chocolate and festive baked goodies. The event price includes your bus ride from Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue) to the zoo and your return to YECC. Registration is required. Call 587-987-3200.
50th Anniversary Open House
Provincial Archives of Alberta (8555 Roper Road)
December 6, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
This free event includes behind-the-scenes tours (click here to register), exhibits, information about how to donate your records, tips on how to better care for your historical items, and (of course!) coffee and cake. Do you have a personal question or a mystery to solve? You can stop by the Reading Room to “Ask an Archivist” about how the archival collections and resources may help you find the answers that you’re looking for. For further details, call 780-427-1750.
Theatre Outing: It’s A Wonderful Life!
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
December 7, pick up at CLSA at 6:10 p.m.
Enjoy a night out at the theatre supporting a local high school arts program. Ticket includes transport to and from the event. Call 780-496-7369 for more information.
Christmas Lunch
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
December 7
Enjoy turkey dinner with all the dressings, live entertainment, prizes, gifts and giveaways. Bingo to follow. Call 780-342-8625 for details. RSVP by November 30.
Christmas Dinner
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
December 8, 4:30 p.m.
$20 members; $30 non-members
Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and the Drama Club’s Christmas feature play! Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
Cash for Christmas Raffle
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
$2 each or 3 for $5
Could you use a little extra cash for the holidays? Visit WSAC to get your lucky ticket to be entered into a draw for $1000. The winner will be announced at WSAC’s annual Christmas dinner on December 8. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk up until December 8. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
New for Winter 2018. Try for free before registering.
ESSENTRICS Stretch & Tone #621676
December 12, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
A full body, equipment-free workout that uses a dynamic combination of strengthening and stretching to develop lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate benefits to your posture. Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels.
ESSENTRICS for Seniors #621675
December 12, 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This gentle, slower-paced program focuses on improving your mobility, balance and strength. It is designed for those who have muscle stiffness/atrophy, frozen shoulder, chronic aches and pains, and are just beginning to exercise after being inactive.
Call 780-496-7369 for more information. Register in-person at CLSA, online at or by phone by calling 311.
Mavie’s Mitten Tree
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
December 13, 11:30 a.m.
$10 members; $12 non-members
There will be a hot lunch, musical entertainment and special little guests will receive mitten’s from Mavie’s Mitten tree and a visit from Santa. There is limited seating so please purchase your tickets at the front desk in advance. Call 780-483-1209 for information.
The Wonder of Christmas Carols
Minerva Senior Studies Institute
December 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Alberta College Campus (10050 MacDonald Drive)
The Christmas season comes with crisp winter air, the warm glow of lights and the cheerful sound of carols spreading joy and fellowship. Gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of music with the guidance of Dr. David D’Andre, a musician and teacher who specializes in making classical music and jazz understandable to the musical layman. Using traditional and jazz versions of carols, he will help you get inside the music and experience how the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm and texture work together to create an enjoyable musical experience. Register online or by phone at 780-497-4400.
Open Jam
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 134 Avenue)
Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.
All are welcome to join in this open jam lead by an EASC member, so bring your guitar, your singing voice or your requests out every Thursday. There will be coffee and tea and crib and cards set-out for attendees. Call 587-525-8969 for more details.
Chase the Ace
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
Tuesdays starting September 26, 4-6 p.m.
The Chase the Ace Progressive Raffle is coming to CLSA. Raffle tickets will be $5/ea. Only 2,000 tickets are available. You must be present to win. Read the full game rules.
Square Dance
West Edmonton Promenaders
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:45 p.m. starting September 19
Location: Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9269 176 Street)
Square dance with this not-for-profit, fun recreational group. No experience? – no problem! No partner? – no problem! Partners are available, as are lessons starting September 19. Ages 10 to 100 are welcome. Dress is casual or dressy, western or traditional. Indoor shoes are required. Today’s square dance uses all music – rock, easy listening, pop, classical, C&W. Each evening you will dance the equivalent of five kilometres and enjoy every step, and meet new friends at the same time.
For more information contact Deb or Ruth at 780-462-6763 or 780-489-6545 or
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.
South Clareview Seniors Hub
South Clareview Community League (3250 132A Avenue)
The South Clareview Seniors Hub is a new initiative aimed at providing all inclusive fun activities for seniors.
All are welcome to join the South Clareview Seniors Hub Coffee Club. Drop in for a coffee on the first and third Tuesday each month at 1 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Coffee Club has spawned a walking club, a bicycle riders group, bocce ball players, cards and board game participants and a book exchange so far.
Organizers are open to suggestions on new activities. if you are interested in sharing, participating in, or teaching any activity, they would love to hear from you. Contact them at 780-473-3593 or email Learn more at or on Facebook.
Traditional Arts Group
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 134 Avenue)
Mondays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This is a drop-in program and the group works on projects such as dream catchers, beaded lanyards, jewelry, ornaments such as birch bark basket making, quill art, fish scale art and much more. Right now the group operates on a “make-one, take-one” basis. Participants can enjoy a coffee or a tea and some great company while they work on their projects. A light lunch is also available to the group participants. Come on down and get your craft on. Call 587-525-8969 for more details.