Link Letter is your link to news, events and resources for the Edmonton seniors sector.

Events for older Edmontonians and individuals working in Edmonton's seniors-serving network.

Delivering programs out of multiple locations, the SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA) is truly a collaboration of community.

One way all people can support positive aging is by sharing stories that highlight the experiences and wisdom that come with age. Listen to talented storytellers share an hour of winter stories that celebrate this festive season.

A pair of information sessions are providing community-based seniors serving organizations with valuable insight into the role data collection and evaluation can play in providing services to support older adults.

Elmwood Seniors for Seniors is a relative newcomer to Edmonton's seniors sector. The volunteer organization has evolved quickly in the last couple of years, a product of grassroots support and community connections.

These Lunch 'n' Learns dive into topics such as ageism and planning to age in a place of your choosing.

The shock wave from the pandemic highlights ongoing challenges. ESCC invites organizations in Edmonton's network serving older adults to join conversations to transform Edmonton's seniors framework.

Members of the newly formed Interim Collective Leadership Group (ICLG) have been recruited to lead a transformation of Edmonton's network of seniors serving organizations.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

As the needs of Edmonton's older adults evolve, ESC continues to adapt to provide the opportunities and support it is known for.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Mill Woods Seniors Association (MWSA) is situated in the hub of the Mill Woods community in south Edmonton. While the pandemic has changed how MWSA delivers its programming, it hasn't changed the atmosphere at the centre.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Caregivers Alberta is marking 20 years since its inception. It was founded in 2001 by a group of caregivers looking to provide other caregivers with support for their own well-being.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Ageism refers to stereotyping and the ensuing prejudice and discrimination against people based on their age.  Although ageism can be experienced by younger people, the impacts are different, and arguably more serious, when experienced in older age.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

With a global pandemic to respond to, 2020 was a busy year for ESCC as we worked collaboratively with other seniors network organizations to meet the needs of older Edmontonians. Read the full report to learn more!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

2019-2020 was a busy year for Age Friendly Edmonton. During the year, our initiative worked on projects to help make Edmonton an Age Friendly city and raise awareness surrounding Age Friendly topics.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

ElderCare Edmonton has a long history in the capital region. The organization offers therapeutic recreational programming to strengthen seniors' independence and quality of life.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

211 and the Seniors Information Phone Line have released figures from 2020 in the latest annual report. It was a busy year, as the service became an important source of information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

As its name indicates, the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories serves a large geographic area. Staff at seven office locations provide information, support, and education; and advocate for people living with dementia.