News and Events for Seniors

 
NEWS
Feedback on Bus Network Redesign
The City of Edmonton's plan to redesign the bus network will impact seniors who rely on public transportation. To ensure municipal officials understand the impact, it’s important for seniors and those who support them to provide feedback on the proposed changes.
There are ten remaining dates (May 24 – June 13) for community workshops hosted by the City.
Central Lions Seniors Association has also organized a session specifically for seniors so that the City of Edmonton can hear seniors’ perspectives on how the changes will affect them.
Bus Route Redesign Info Session for Seniors
June 4, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 113 Street)
Free
Call 780-496-7369 or 311 to register so CLSA knows how many people to expect. Use Barcode #639114.
Edmonton Historical Board Annual Recognition and Plaque Awards
Do you know a person or group who deserves recognition for their efforts in preserving or promoting Edmonton's heritage? Or is there a building you think deserves an interpretive plaque? Learn more about eligibility criteria and send in your nomination by June 15.
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
May
CD Fresh Express Bus stops at CLSA
Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 113 Street)
Tuesdays, 12-2 p.m.
Good news for lovers of Farmers Markets. The CD Fresh Express Bus is making a stop at Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre every Tuesday. This locally-owned travelling farmers market bus is loaded with produce sourced as locally as possible and sometimes baked goods. The bus is open to everyone. This news story gives some background on the initiative.
How to Navigate Concerns in Long Term Care
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
May 24, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$2
Many of us have a family member or a friend who is getting ready or is already living in a long-term care facility. Among the stress of being separated due to declining health, it is important that we all understand how to advocate and express our concerns in a proactive and productive manner. This session aims to help to alleviate further stress and inform you on how to establish partnerships, share your concerns, have them heard and identify solutions when receiving care or services within an Alberta Health Services owned or contracted provider site.
Big Band Concert
Chartwell Wescott Retirement Residence
May 25, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Riverbend Community Hall (258 Rhatigan Road East)
Free
Come and enjoy an evening filled with dancing, refreshments, and the great sounds of swing from the C-Jam Big Band, a 19-piece orchestra. RSVP to 587-487-4033.
Medicine Wheel/Shamanic Drumming Workshop
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
May 25, 1-4 p.m.
Free
Join MWSA for this interactive Truth & Reconciliation workshop. Indigenous Elder Mah Koos will provide teachings about the traditions and symbolism of the medicine wheel and shamanic drumming and their significance in Indigenous cultures. Everyone is welcome. RSVP in advance by calling 780-496-2997. 
Spring Scarves and Other Summer Accessories
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
May 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$10
Learn how to utilize scarves and accessories that you already own, but struggle with how to wear. The goal of the session is to help you gain more confidence in wearing accessories as a way of self-expression, know what looks good on you, and feel comfortable in the pieces you wear– regardless of what fashion dictates. Call 587-987-3200 for more information and to register.
Ellis Bird Farm Daytrip
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
May 29, depart Sage at 9 a.m.
$59 members / $69 non-members (includes coach bus, admission and lunch)
Ellis Bird Farm (an all-time favourite) is a working farm dedicated to the conservation of Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and other native cavity nesting birds. Visit the beautiful tea house for a delightful lunch, stroll through the gardens and enjoy some bird-watching. Register by May 21 by calling 780-423-5510 ext. 301.
Living and Coping with Arthritis Symposium
University of Alberta, School of Public Health
May 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (online from 6:30 to 7 p.m.)
University of Alberta, Room 1-182 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (11405 87 Ave)
Living with arthritis can be difficult, especially as a newcomer to Canada. U of A researchers want to hear about your experiences coping and living with arthritis as an immigrant in Canada. During the discussion, participants will be able to share what it is like living with arthritis, or caring for someone who is living with arthritis, and about their experiences with the Canadian system. Register by May 28 online or by telephone at 780-492-9954. Leave a message with your name, telephone number and the number of guests attending. The event poster and program give more information.
 
 
 
June
Seniors Barbecue
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
June 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Prices vary by item
Senior’s Week is June 3 – 9, and Strathcona Place 55+ Centre is kicking it off early with the start of their summer barbecues. Call 780-433-5807 if you have questions.
2018 Seniors’ Week Provincial Launch Celebration
June 4, 11 a.m.
Heritage Park (5100 41 Avenue), Stony Plain
Free
Celebrate the provincial launch of Alberta Seniors’ Week in Stony Plain. Enjoy a meal, entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are free but you must reserve them in advance by calling or stopping by:
-Stony Plain FCSS: 780-963-8583 | 107, 4613 52 Avenue
-Spruce Grove FCSS: 780-962-7618 | 105, 505 Queen Street
Seniors Week Showcase & Tea
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
June 4, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$5
Join NESA for tea and entertainment. Performances are themed “All About Dance”. Tickets are on sale until May 28. Call 780-496-6969 for information.
Bus Route Redesign Info Session for Seniors
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
June 4, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
No charge
The change to the bus routes affects thousands of Edmontonians and is deeply impactful for people who rely on ETS. The City of Edmonton has numerous information sessions throughout Edmonton. This free session is so that they can hear from YOU specifically as a member of the older adult/senior population. Learn about the project's drafted plans, share perspectives, and bring attention to details and facts involving commutes in your neighbourhoods. Free parking. Refreshments available. Call 780-496-7369 or 311 to register so CLSA knows how many folks to expect. Register using barcode #639114.
Butterflies, Blooms & Backyard Birds
Minerva Senior Studies Institute
June 4, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Alberta College Campus (10050 MacDonald Drive)
$31.50
Discover the wildflowers photographed in natural areas in and around Edmonton, the butterflies and other insects that associate with them, and the birds you see in your neighborhoods and the city parks in summer in this beautiful photographic presentation. For more information, email minerva@macewan.ca or call 780-497-5082. Register online.
Art Show & Sale
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
June 4 and 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days
Check out some of the creations made by NESA members. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
Seniors’ Week Celebration, Open House and Art Exhibition
Multicultural Women & Seniors Services Association (329 Woodvale Road West)
June 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free entrance
Enjoy refreshments and a bazaar, and enter your photos into the photo contest. The contest categories are Family, Nature, and Others. All submissions must be taken by entrants and be 8x10 inches. Participants must be seniors (55+), women (all ages) or youth (18+). For more information contact Iram, Sabahat or Sofia at 780-465-7992.
NESA Health & Wellness Fair
North Edmonton Seniors Association
June 5, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Free
This information fair features more than 30 organizations and businesses who are dedicated to providing services that benefit health and wellness as we age.
Lacombe’s Historic Main Street
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
June 5, depart Sage at 9 a.m.
$59 members / $70 non-members
Enjoy strolling Lacombe’s historic Edwardian buildings, including the oldest operating Blacksmith, shops, tours, lunch and more. The price includes lunch, coach bus and tours. Pre-register by June 1 by calling 780-423-5510 ext. 301.
ICCER Networking Event: Keeping Seniors Safe
Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research
June 6, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning (10215 108 Street)
Free for ICCER members / $50 for non-members
Representatives from Age Friendly Edmonton, the Edmonton Community Paramedic Program, and Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society will share how they work towards improving the safety of seniors in our communities, including those in care, and how we can use this knowledge in everyday practice.
This networking event is suitable for all levels of staff, as well as seniors and family members. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with the speakers, as well as collaborate with one another in small and large group discussions.
Mosaic Plant Pot
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
June 6 – 20, 9 – 11 a.m.
$84 (all supplies included)
In this 3-week workshop, you will create your own mosaic plant pot using glass and tile. You will learn basic design, mosaic cutting and grouting your finished project. If you have personal items such as beads, china, jewellery, found objects etc. that you would like to include feel free to bring them with you. However, all supplies required will be covered in the cost of the class. Please bring an apron or paint shirt to wear. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
Seniors Craft Sale
Willowby Community League and Stonecrop Events Corporation
June 6, 1 – 5 p.m.
Location: Willowby Community League (6315 184 Street)
View and shop the more than 15 craft tables which feature crafts made by seniors. Entrance is free. Refreshments (drink and a slice of pie) are available for $4.
If you are interested in taking a group of 10 or more seniors, make a group reservation by contacting 780-244-4455 or gather@stonecropevents.com. Advance refreshment tickets are available for $3 if purchased before May 15. For more information on the craft sale or to volunteer for the sale, call 780-244-4455.
Open House
Canterbury Foundation (8403 142 Street)
June 7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (come and go as you please)
Free
You are invited to experience ‘Life at Canterbury’! Enjoy morning exercises, afternoon socials, group tours, a community choir performance, and more. Review the schedule of activities and get more details.
Seniors’ Week Generations Celebration
Stony Plain FCSS, Stony Plain FCSS Youth Centre and Parkland County
June 7, 5 – 7 p.m.
Heritage Park Pavilion (5100 41 Avenue), Stony Plain
Enjoy entertainment and door prizes at this Seniors’ Week event. The first 200 residents get a free meal. All ages are welcome. Call FCSS at 780-963-8583 for details.
CHHA-Ed’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Edmonton Branch
June 13, 2 p.m. shotgun start
The Links Golf Course, Spruce Grove
$150/golfer or $550/team of 4 golfers
The tournament is a 18 hole Texas Scramble format. The price includes use of power cart, range balls and barbecue dinner. Mulligans, 50/50 & live auction to take place. Funds raised at this tournament go towards the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Edmonton Branch (CHHA-ED) Hearing Aid Assistance Fund. This fund is used to assist those who are economically challenged and require hearing aids. Hearing aids provide persons who are hard of hearing a means by which they are able to communicate and continue to be a participating member of society. Find more information and register online.
Games Night & Potluck Supper
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
June 15, doors open at 5:30 p.m.
$2 with a food dish; $5 without
Everyone is welcome to join this fun night. Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
A Night of Dance at MWSA
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
June 15, 5-10 p.m.
$20 for tickets; special discount for dads
Watch performances and learn and try new dance moves at this Night of Dance. Tickets include dinner and entertainment. For more information, call 780-496-2997.
Edmonton Korean Spring Festival
The Edmonton Korean Seniors College
June 16, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:  South Point Community Centre (11520 Ellerslie Road)
Free
This year’s edition of the annual Edmonton Korean Spring Festival will be a fun mix of classical and modern entertainment. Within the classical tour, there will be singing performances from Bethel Korean Language School's Children's Choir, Edmonton Korean Choir, Edmonton Evergreen Choir, and Calgary's Mugunghwa Choir, as well as a flute solo and a soprano solo from Seong Haneul and Park Gye-hyen. Within the fun tour, there will be a wide variety of performances from gymnastics to K-Pop to Taekwondo. Edmonton Rhythmics, KoRock, Apricity, ICAN, and Jeong's Taekwondo will be performing.
Everyone is invited to attend the event. Register on Eventbrite for your free tickets.
 
 
 
Spring
ESC LGBTQ2S
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
First and third Monday of every month
Free. ESC membership is not required.
This group is for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, or Two-spirit, or anyone who would like to learn more about family and friends. The purpose of the group is to engage in safe and confidential discussions about experiences, concerns, stories and/or other suggested topics. Register by calling 780-425 8625. A registration name is not mandatory.
Men’s Sheds
There is a new place in Edmonton for men to learn skills, meet people, drink coffee, share stories, and hit things with hammers! A Men’s Shed is a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive place that provides the opportunity for men to build projects, form positive relationships, and increase neighborly connections.
Men’s Sheds originate in Australia, and are a grassroots, bottom-up movement driven by the members it serves. The men share their skills and learn new skills from other shedders by participating in a variety of activities of their own choosing (e.g., woodworking, painting, and cooking activities etc.). It is an opportunity for people to be both teachers and learners while sharing stories, venting, or simply having a coffee and working away at projects.
There are two Men’s Sheds in Edmonton open to men of all ages:
-Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square) Meets Fridays in Classroom A from 1–4 p.m.
-Beacon Heights Community League (12037 43 Street) Meets Wednesdays from 7–9 p.m.
New members are encouraged to join and to help host additional Sheds throughout Edmonton. For more information on the Men’s Sheds, call 780-446-4179.
Saturday Afternoon Cribbage
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m.
$5
Everyone is welcome to drop in and play crib. Call 780-451-1925 for information.
Cuppa Corner
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Need a place to hang out, read, or visit with others? Drop in to Cuppa Corner on Tuesdays. Call 780-496-7369 for more information.
On-line learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
University of Alberta
Starts monthly
Location: At home and at community spaces
Free
Learn about paleontology, Indigenous history and mountains in the comfort of your home.  The University of Alberta provides three courses on a monthly basis to engage your curiosity and encourage life-long learning. The U of A offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), each 10 to 12 modules in length and free of charge. (When registering choose “No certificate” to pursue the course free of charge. You can also earn a certificate upon completion for a minor fee.)
Sign up to learn about the history of Canada from an indigenous perspective in Indigenous Canada, or learn about mountains, climate change, ecosystems and glaciers in Mountains 101, or learn about the dinosaurs that roamed the earth in Dino 101. Join the University of Alberta to start your online learning journey. Visit uab.ca/moocs for more information and registrations.
Different faculties oversee the MOOCs; however, for overall questions about the MOOC’s contents, how registration works, and similar questions, contact Anastasia Lim in Community Relations at anastasia.lim@ualberta.ca or 780-248-1383. 
Seniors Program
Catholic Social Services - Immigration Services
Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.
Location: 8212 118 Avenue
Free
At this drop-in program, seniors can enjoy activities, games, art, crafts and knitting and practice English in a fun and interactive way. The flyer has more details. Contact Ockhee Kang at 780-391-3279 or by email at ockhee.kang@cssalberta.ca for more information.
Meditation and Chi Gong
SCONA (10440 84 Avenue)
Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Ritchie Community Hall (7727 98 Street)
Free
Stay for lunch if you like ($5) and an afternoon of fun. Call 780-433-5377 for more information.
Computer class
SCONA (10831 University Avenue)
Sundays, 1 p.m. (except long weekends)
Free
Learn what you need through individual instruction. Call Dellah at 780-430-0738 if you are interested.
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 events@southclareview.ca. Learn more at www.southclareview.ca or on Facebook.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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