News for Staff and Volunteers of Seniors Organizations
Help Us Create a Coordinated Seniors Sector in Alberta
Community-Based Seniors Serving (CBSS) organizations play an important role in proactively meeting the needs of an increasingly complex, diverse and growing seniors' population in our province. To explore how we might organize a CBSS sector in Alberta, four organizations have partnered to facilitate initial conversations.
The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council is coordinating consultation sessions in the greater Edmonton area and we invite you to take part in this important conversation by joining us.
- November 20, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | St. Albert United Church Friendship Hall (20 Green Grove Drive)
- November 21, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. | The Heritage Building (Old Rosehaven), 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Rm, 4612 53 Street, Camrose, AB)
- November 22, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. | City of Leduc (Leduc-City Civic Centre #1 Alexandra Park, Leduc Lede Room B, Leduc, AB)
Many of the consultations have already taken place, but there is still time to provide input via teleconference. Connect with us if you are interested in receiving more information about how to participate in a teleconference.
Survey Provides Opportunity for New Physical Education Resources
Alberta Recreation & Parks Association and Be Fit for Life are seeking funding for physical activity resources and training for professionals who work with older adults. To this end, an Older Adult Physical Activity Training Survey
has been created to garner input from individuals and organizations who provide health and fitness programs for older adults.
The deadline to provide feedback is November 15. Have your say and complete the survey!
Edmonton City Council Approves Accessibility for People with Disabilities Policy
Edmonton City Council has approved Policy C602
- a new and updated corporate accessibility policy. The updated policy will guide development and implementation of City policies and civic engagement, programs and services, communications and technology, and employee services and infrastructure to ensure full consideration of individual's needs and diverse abilities.
This policy supersedes C463 Accessibility to City of Edmonton Owned and Occupied Buildings, C466 Integration of Persons with Disabilities, and C589 Accessible Participation in Council Meetings, Committee Meetings, and Public Hearings Meetings for Individuals with Disabilities.
for information about next steps, including Policy implementation.
Vision 2030 for Seniors Services Symposium
Alberta Association on Gerontology
Location: Radisson Hotel Edmonton South (4440 Gateway Boulevard)
At the Vision 2030 for Seniors Services Symposium
you will have an opportunity to hear and talk with professionals, researchers, public policy analysts, caregivers, and a range of leaders across sectors. This event is one of the best opportunities of the year to exchange ideas with the thought leaders working to ensure we have the care and support required to age well in our homes and communities.
Don't forget to join Connecting Edmonton Seniors [an outcome of the Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors (PEGASIS)] on November 12 for a unique pre-symposium opportunity to hear the stories of seniors with lived experience of social isolation. By heeding the voices of seniors, we are better poised to develop effective and targeted solutions to the complex problem of social isolation.
If you are interested in attending the pre-symposium session only, contact Tim Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
and he will arrange for your participation.
Financial Information Sessions for Seniors
The Seniors Financial Empowerment Network (SFEN) provides free financial literacy information sessions in the areas of personal finance, protection of assets, housing, legal considerations, areas of fraud or abuse, communication and self-esteem. The seven core education modules can be presented as stand-alone sessions or as a complete series at seniors facilities, community leagues, churches, or in larger settings. The modules are delivered by senior volunteers. Contact Sarah by calling 780-722-6701 or emailing email@example.com if you’re interested in booking a session.
Provincial Budget Fact Sheet
To help the public make sense of what's contained in the 2019 Alberta Provincial Budget, the Edmonton Social Planning Council put together a two-page fact sheet summarizing some highlights of the new budget.