News for Staff and Volunteers of Seniors Organizations
Items on this page provide information and resources beneficial to those working and volunteering in the seniors sector.
Seniors’ Housing Forum
September 22, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 113 Street)
The Seniors’ Housing Forum Planning Committee, comprised of key community stakeholders, is presenting the 12th Annual Seniors' Housing Forum for seniors, their families and caregivers. The goal of the forum is to educate participants about the range of housing options and community resources available for older adults and to guide individuals in planning appropriate future housing for themselves and/or significant others.
Extensive information and resource materials, event admission, lunch and parking will be available free to seniors, their families and caregivers. For more information about the event, download an event poster or view the Sage website. Seniors are encouraged to register by calling 780-809-8604.
Dementia Advice Telephone Service
The Dementia Advice telephone service is available throughout Alberta by calling Health Link (811). This telephone service provides support for the person living with dementia and their caregivers.
Dementia Advice responds to the immediate needs of persons with dementia living in community settings and their care partners who require health related advice, education, information or emotional support for events that occur during the course of dementia.
The Dementia Advice nurses are Registered Nurses with education and experience in dementia care and are able to offer specialized clinical advice. The Dementia Advice nurse conducts an assessment, provides supportive listening and short term psychosocial support for the caller, and facilitates linkages with resources for the person with dementia and for the caregiver.
Recreation and Wellness Directory
The new Recreation and Wellness Directory for Older Adults is hot off the presses!
The directory features arts, fitness, technology, health and recreational activities for adults 55+ in the Edmonton area. The 2018-2019 directory includes more than 1400 group programs, clubs, courses and events offered by 51 organizations.
This year we have enhanced the online version of the directory. Our new platform makes it easy to search and filter results, and the large print and full screen layout make it easy to read. We encourage you to give it a try!
Deliveries of print copies are currently underway to organizations that placed advance orders. Seniors and organizations are welcome to pick up free copies of the directory at the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (#255 Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre).
Financial Governance, Financial Management, and Financial Reporting: What’s the difference?
This podcast by Vantage Point clarifies how to distinguish between financial governance, financial management, and financial reporting and provides ideas on how to strengthen each area in your organization.
Vital Signs Grant
The final intake for the Vital Signs Grant for 2018 is September 15 for initiatives after November 1, 2018. The 2017-18 grant supports initiatives designed to increase the sense of belonging to community.
- Priority will be given to projects serving people with a high risk of social isolation as identified in the Vital Signs report (those living in poverty, new Canadians, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, seniors, and LGBTQ people), especially initiatives that address intersectionality.
- Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 to support their initiative. Examples of initiatives that might be supported include events, pilots or prototypes, initiatives that may help marginalized communities be more engaged with existing programming, and organizational or community learning opportunities.
- For more information contact Edmonton Community Foundation Grants Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780-426-0015.
Anti-Racism Community Grant
The new Anti-Racism Community Grant Program supports initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impact on Albertans. The program is open to eligible non-profit organizations, First Nations or Métis Settlements and post-secondary institutions and is meant to foster cultural awareness and cross-cultural understanding in communities across the province.
- Eligible community organizations can apply for up to $25,000 in matching funding. An applicant’s matching funding may be in the form of cash, donated labour, donated materials and services, or a combination.
- Up to $5,000 in non-matching funding may be available for eligible organizations. The grant will be divided into two streams: a general community stream and a stream directed at supporting anti-racism projects and initiatives that affect Alberta’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.
- The application intake deadlines for 2018-19 are:
Intake 1 – Aug. 1
Intake 2 – Nov. 1
Intake 3 – Jan. 1