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News
Join the Virtual TREK Across Alberta and contribute to reaching the provincial goal of walking 3,263,500 steps or 2610 km. During the month of November log your steps and/or physical activity minutes and add them to the provincial total. More information is available in the TREK passport and at http://albertavirtualtrek.ca/.
Participate in a free Heart Health Checkup Research Project identifying Actionable Atrial Fibrillation for those 65 years of age and older. The checkup program is available in a variety of pharmacies across Edmonton during November and December and takes just 15 minutes to measure heart rhythm (ECG), blood pressure, diabetes risk, and heart and stroke risk. No appointment is necessary; just stop by one of the participating pharmacies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the scheduled dates. Review the brochure to learn more about the program, dates and participating pharmacies.
MOVE is a free weekly outdoor fitness program that combines walking, strength training, and physical activity. This community-based program encourages participants to be active outside, without needing to go to a gym or buy exercise equipment. The program is targeted to beginner and intermediate fitness levels and everyone is welcome. MOVE is held every Wednesday from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the southeast parking lot of Hawrelak Park (Look for our MOVE flag). MOVE is presented in conjunction with the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network. For more information visit www.moveyeg.ca, call (780) 453-3757 Ext 104 or email mkallio@edmontonoliverpcn.com.
 
 
 
Events
 
November
City Council launched the Council Initiative on Public Engagement to improve how the City of Edmonton works with Edmontonians and to foster greater collaboration and participation in local government. You are invited to take part in a workshop that will lay the groundwork to improve public engagement. Workshops are taking place in November and there are many dates and locations around the city to choose from.
The Provincial Archives of Alberta presents a lecture series called Alberta & the Great War: Personalities & Perspectives. Drawing upon archival holdings, the lectures explore the many ways the First World War affected and changed the province. The next three lectures are November 12: Alberta Women in World War One: A Genius for Organization, November 19: Aboriginal Alberta and the First World War and November 26: Voices of War: The Press, Propaganda and the Personal. All of the lectures begin at 7 p.m. and take place at the Provincial Archives (8555 Roper Road, Edmonton). Admission is free, but please RSVP in order to reserve a space by e-mailing paaevents@gov.ab.ca or by calling 780-427-1750.
The Boyle Street Community League is hosting senior ballroom dancing at the Boyle Street Plaza (9538 103A Avenue) on November 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. Anyone 55 years or older is invited to attend. Call 780-422-5857 or email info@boylestreetcl.com for more information and to book your table. $5.
The Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation presents the Tocho Morocho Multicultural Seniors Arts Festival on November 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event showcases the talents of Edmonton’s multicultural seniors and will feature performances, demonstrations and displays of performing and visual arts. The festival is free and takes place at Sage (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square) .
Find some unique Christmas gifts at the Seniors Outreach Network Society Craft Market and Bake Sale on November 22. Drop by the Inglewood Community Hall (12515 116 Ave) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Attend a free public screening of the film “Spent: Looking for a Change” and a panel discussion on financial inclusion and the real cost of payday lending. The event takes place November 25 at Stanley Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m. and panel discussion 7:45 p.m.
The North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 - 120 St) presents a Country Blend performance on November 25. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m. $20 per ticket, number of seats is limited. Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
The Seniors’ Action and Liaison Team (SALT) is hosting a public meeting on November 25 featuring Nancy Guebert and Isabel Henderson of the Alberta Health Services Continuing Care Resolution Team. The presentation at Sage (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square) which runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. will cover findings from their review of Continuing Care services in Alberta from public comments to the Alberta Health Services Continuing Care Concerns phone line/email account and draft recommendations.
Join the conversation as local theatre artists focus on elder abuse. Jewish Family Services presents Listen UP: Let’s Talk about Elder Abuse on November 26. The evening will consist of two theatre presentations and a talkback session afterward. The free event begins at 6 p.m. at the Royal Alberta Museum theatre.
Westend Seniors Activity Centre presents Avoiding the Anticipated Christmas Calories on November 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This helpful hints nutrition workshop arms you with useful tips to keep the calorie count down while still partaking in the festival season. Cost is $4. Call 780-483-1209 for details.
SCONA is hosting a dance and hot home-cooked lunch on November 26 at noon. Dance to the music of the 1940s, 50s and 60s as performed by Shirley Blit. Dress for the era just for fun! Lots of costume and draw prizes, good food and plenty of fun. Call 780-433-5377 if you plan to attend. Location: Ritchie Hall (7727-98 St) $12.
SEESA's November Dinner and Bingo will take place on November 27. Enjoy a roast beef dinner then stick around for three chances to win a $50 Grocery Gift Certificate. Bingo Cards are $1 each. Ticket deadline is Tues Nov 25 at noon if not sold out. $12/person.
Thinking of signing up for Sage’s BrainFitness program beginning in January but want to learn about it first? Attend a free information session on November 27 at 10 a.m. at Sage (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square). BrainFitness is a one-of-a kind program that has been proven to help you think faster and improve memory and balance. Pre-register by calling 780-423-5510 ext. 301.
North West Edmonton Seniors Society presents It’s Not Right! Neighbours, Friends & Families for Older Adults. The workshop teaches citizens of all ages to recognize warning signs of abuse of older adults and to respond safely and supportively. The event takes place November 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 12963 - 120 Street. Register for this free presentation and complimentary lunch by calling 780-451-1925 or registering online.
SEESA's dance on November 28 features Andreas & Mike. Cost is $10 per person with a cash bar and refreshments. SEESA is located at 9350 - 82 St.
SEESA is holding a craft fair on November 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Browse through tables filled with hand-made goods for purchase. Free admission. SEESA is located at 9350 - 82 St.
Join the Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 - 176 St.) for a midday Christmas dinner to celebrate the season on December 3. Enjoy a warm meal, live music, Christmas Carols and Yuletide decor. Tickets $14. Call 780-483-1209 for details.
Sage and the Edmonton Police Service present a Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention seminar on December 4 at 1 p.m. Learn how to protect you and your loved ones against the most common scams, frauds, and identity theft scenarios that specifically target seniors. Pre-register for this free session by calling 780-423-5510. Location: 15 Sir Winston Churchill Square.
Join Sage on December 4 at 10 a.m. for a Christmas Carol Sing-a-long. Enjoy a fun-filled morning of carols, cookies and hot chocolate with students from Mother Theresa Elementary School. Please pre-register by calling 780-423-5510. Cost: free for members, $2 for non-members.
Join North Edmonton Seniors Association for an evening of entertainment at their Christmas Concert on December 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Silver Collection accepted for seniors in need. Location: 7524-139 Ave.
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 - 82 St.) is hosting two Christmas dinners. Join them on December 10 and 11 for a festive feast featuring turkey and all the fixings. Entertainment provided by SEESA’s own Melody Singers choir. Tickets on sale at the SEESA Front Desk starting December 1. Ticket deadline is December 9 at noon. $12.
The Edmonton Seniors Centre Christmas Lunch and Program Showcase will be held December 11(note the change in date) at 11:30 a.m. The Honourable Jeff Johnson, Minister of Seniors, will be attending as a guest server. Location: General Hospital Auditorium (11111 Jasper Ave). Call 780-342-8625 for details. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by December 5.
Seniors Outreach Network Society is holding their Christmas lunch on December 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a hot turkey dinner, music and carols. The event will be held at Inglewood Community League Hall at 12525 – 116 Ave. Phone 780-451-4589 to register.
The North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 - 120 St) Christmas dinner will be held on December 12. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 5 p.m. Entertainment by the Drama Club. $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Everyone is welcome.
Central Lions Seniors Association hosts their Christmas Luncheon on December 12 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Expect turkey dinner with all the trimmings and entertainment by crooner Bob Jones and 100 Voices Children’s Group. There will also be a cash bar, 50/50 draw and door prizes. Tickets: CLSA members $20, non-members and guests $25. Purchase deadline Dec 7. Location: 11113 - 113 St.
Sign up for the North West Edmonton Seniors Society Christmas Lights Tour on December 15. The tour is free but the number of seats is limited. The bus leaves the centre at 6 p.m. Register in the lounge at the centre. Bring a foodbank donation.
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association has planned a Christmas Light Bus Tour on December 15. Tour Candy Cane Lane and stop at the Legislature for free hot chocolate and carol singers. Buses will depart from YECC (10710 19 Ave) and Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre (2051 Leger Road) at 5:45 p.m. and return at 8:15 p.m. Cost: $15 members and $20 non-members. Pre-registration and payment required. Call 587-987-3200.
SCONA's Christmas Dinner and Dance will be held December 16 at noon. Enjoy a hot come-cooked turkey dinner and all the trimmings, great music, and lots of fun. Location: Ritchie Hall (7727-98 St). Call 780-433-5377 for details.
Enjoy a Christmas Potluck with SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association on December 16 from noon to 2 p.m. Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10410 19 Ave). Cost $2 plus a food item to feed three to four individuals.
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 - 176 St.) is hosting an Intergenerational Christmas Luncheon on December 16. Old St. Nick drops in to welcome children from Thorncliffe Elementary School and share with them beautiful gifts of warm toques and mittens from the WSAC knitting club. Enjoy a meal of scalloped potatoes, ham, vegetables and warm drinks while enjoying the live music of Tomorrow’s News. Cost $10 members and $12 non-members .
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