News and Events for Seniors

Seniors' Nutrition Video Series
Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
In this series of informative videos dietitians demonstrate tasty recipes and provide tips on food choices to ensure good nutrition.
Store to Door™ Program
Edmonton Meals on Wheels grocery shopping, delivery and shelving program called Store to Door™ is designed to provide shopping assistance to those who can’t grocery shop or who don’t have the support network to help them. Store to Door™ matches volunteers with clients who live within close proximity while building community and supporting independence. Edmonton Meals on Wheels is currently recruiting clients and volunteers in all parts of the city. Volunteers enjoy flexible hours and directly support people in need. For more information read a recent article or visit or call 780-429-2020 .
Provincial Transit Strategy Engagement
The Government of Alberta is committed to hearing about the transportation needs of Albertans living in rural and urban communities across the province. This information will help provide a better understanding of the varying public transportation issues, challenges and opportunities.
Albertans and transportation stakeholders are invited to provide input that will be used to inform the development of program criteria for new municipal transit initiatives and rural bus service funding, and the development of a provincial transit strategy. Feedback will be accepted until April 29, 2016.
Drop-In Badminton
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9–11:30 a.m. 
Drop-in fee is $2 for members and $3 for non-members
Equipment provided. All levels welcome. Call780-496-2997 for information.
Mahjong Drop-In Group
Sage (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Free (no membership required)
Sage has a Mahjong table and English set for play. Drop in, meet friends and enjoy the world’s most popular tile game. Majhong is very similar to gin rummy. Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 for information.
Family Caregiver Workshops
Home Instead Senior Care
April to June
Location: Family Education Training Centre, 13B Fairway Drive (in Westbrook mall near 119 St. & 37 Ave)
Home Instead Senior Care is offering a number of workshops in April, May and June on topics such as:
-Community Infection Prevention and Control
-Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Training
-Caregiver Stress & Avoiding Burnout
-Cooking Under Pressure
-Safe Feeding
-Hospice & Palliative Care
-Protecting Seniors from Fraud
This convenient list provides the dates and times of upcoming workshops and the calendar of events will be updated with workshop descriptions. All workshops are open to the public, seniors and family caregivers as well as health care professionals and caregivers. Pre-register by calling 780-439-9990 (Home Instead West Edmonton) or 780-465-5373 (Home Instead East Edmonton).
Wednesday Night Dances
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524-139 Ave)
7-10 pm
$7 NESA members / $10 Non-members
Dance to a live band and enjoy an evening of socializing and exercise!
Oil Painting Drop-in Classes
Sage (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Supply costs only (approximately $8/canvas and $10 for paint and brushes as needed)
Classes will focus on creating small oil paintings. Topics such as use of colour, composition, and contrast will be taught. Drawing experience is not necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Instruction will be planned to meet the needs of the group. Call 780-701-9016 for more details.
Jam Session and Community Dance
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 - 120 St.)
Wednesdays, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
$2 for members and $5 for non-members
Dance the afternoon away listening to a variety of talented musicians. There is an intermission at 2 p.m. and you can purchase coffee and sweet treats. Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
Vintage movies in a vintage theatre
Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park
Starting March 3, every Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy classic films on the big screen. Time travel and watch some of the most talked about movies of all time. All movies have been carefully picked by Artistic Director Dana Andersen who will greet you and introduce the movie each week. Tickets are available online and may also be available at the door for $12 (cash only).
Healthy Aging Phone Chats
Age Friendly Edmonton
March and April
Starting in March 2016, you can participate in free interactive, small group educational sessions via telephone from the comfort of your own home. This is an innovative pilot project that connects socially isolated or homebound seniors and their caregivers to health and wellness information from knowledgeable professionals.  Seven different topics ranging from brain games, decluttering, financial education, personal wellness and reducing caregiver stress are designed to promote healthy living and provide a unique opportunity to strengthen social connections. Check the list for more details, including dates and times. To register for one of the sessions, call or email Dauna Thomson at 780-735-3061 or
Computer Literacy Classes
SCONA (10440 - 84 Ave)
Sunday afternoons, 1 p.m.
Get help with all your technological questions from U of A students who have the answers! Call 780-433-5377 to register.
Spring Fling
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Ave)
April 29
Gather at Strathcona Place for fun, a raffle, prizes, a delicious lunch, socializing and much more. A special Spring Fling lunch can be yours for just $10. Raffle tickets are on sale now at the Front Desk for $10 for 50 tickets. Funds from the sale of the raffle tickets support the array of programs, activities and services offered by Strathcona Place 55+ Centre. Call 780-433-5807 for information.
April Showers Tea
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Ave)
April 29, 2 – 4 p.m.
The April Showers Tea features Forever Young. Tickets available until April 22. Call 780-496-6969 for details.
Choralaires present Musical Delights
North Edmonton Seniors Association
April 30, 2 p.m.
Location: McClure United Church (13708 74 Street).
Tickets $10 from any Choralaires member or call Carol at 780-476-4010.
Spring Classes
Edmonton Lifelong Learning Association (ELLA)
In partnership with the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, ELLA offers stimulating courses in a friendly environment during a 3-week Spring program held on the U of A campus from May 2 – 20, 2016. Review the course guide to see what’s planned for this year. Registration begins March 14. To be eligible to attend this year’s spring classes, obtain your annual ELLA membership for just $20. Purchase online or by phone at 780-492-5055.
Melody Singers’ Spring Performance
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 St.)
May 1, 2 p.m.
SEESA’s performance choir is pleased to present “A Musical World Tour”. Tickets may be purchased for $7 in advance at the SEESA Front Desk or at the door if not sold out. Call 780-468-1985 for information.
Alberta Caregiver Week Events
Alberta Caregiver Week is May 1-7, 2016 and a number of events are being held to inform and show appreciation for caregivers.

The Wizard of Oz
Alberta Caregivers Association
May 1, doors open at 2 p.m., movie begins at 3 p.m.
Metro Cinema / Garneau Theatre (8712-109 Street)
Free (but donations are gratefully accepted)
Alberta’s family and friend caregivers support individuals dealing with illness, disability or challenges due to aging. This free event is held to show gratitude to all caregivers.

The Power of Happiness Information Session
Alberta Caregivers Association (10310-56 Street - Fulton Place School)
May 4, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to harness the power of happiness. RSVP by May 3 to Sheryl at 780-453-5088 or Refreshments will be provided.

Caregiver Appreciation Tea
May 5, 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Meeting room at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church (10004 - 101 Street), Fort Saskatchewan
RSVP to Diane at or 780-975-8721. This is a non-denominational event.

Family Caregiver Day
May 12, 3 – 7 p.m.
Fort Saskatchewan
Are you a parent caring for a dependent adult child?  A senior caring for a spouse?  Or an adult child caring for an aging parent? Then you will want to attend this informative event. A variety of exhibitors will be on hand to answer your questions. Presentations will be offered each hour by health professionals.
Crazy Hat Day Mother’s Day Luncheon
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Ave)
May 5, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Contest for silliest, largest and best hat. Bingo to follow. Register and pay by noon on May 3. Call 780-342-8625 for information.
Mother’s Day Dinner
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 - 176 St.)
May 6, 5 p.m.
$14 members, $16 non-members
Treat the most important woman in your life to a nice dinner (chicken, mashed potatoes, coffee and dessert) in the cozy café. Enjoy the meal and conversation to the sweet sounds of live piano playing. Call 780-483-1209 for information.
Mother's Day Tea
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
May 6, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Join MWSA for an afternoon of tea, refreshments and entertainment. Members and non-members welcome. Call 780-496-2997 for information.
Mother's Day Tea
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Ave)
May 6, 1:30 p.m.
Tickets at the door for
The Creative Writers' Group invites you to join them in honour of mothers past and present. In addition to a cup 'of the very best' and a selection of pastries, you will enjoy entertainment produced by and starring members of the Writers' Group. Call 780-433-5807 for information.
Jam Sessions
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
Tuesdays bi-weekly May 3 through August 30, noon to 2 p.m.
Location: 10710 19 Ave (Yellowbird East Community Centre)
$32 member/$72 non-member for 10 sessions or $2 member/$4 non-member drop-in
Shake the dust off your guitar or ukulele and join fellow SWESA members in practicing common chords, classic songs, and different styles. Led by Mike Foote, skilled musicians are welcomed to bring other instruments and join the group.
West Coast Swing
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 – 176 Street)
Tuesdays, May 3 - May 31, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Add sizzle to your life! West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together. Call 780-483-1209 for information.
Continuing Care and Community Living EXPO 2016
Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health
May 6, 12-8 p.m.
Northlands Expo Centre, Hall H (7515 - 118 Ave)
Free admission and parking
Continuing Care and Community Living EXPO 2016 provides information about continuing care and community living options and offers the latest thinking, strategies, technologies and solutions to support independent living. Exhibitors and presentations will showcase services, learning opportunities, and technologies to support those with special needs, care requirements/chronic conditions, and their families and caregivers.
The EXPO will be of interest to parents/families with children with special needs, people whose aging parents need services and supports to live in the community, older adults who are planning for their future and hope to live independently as well as those who provide continuing care, community living options and related services.
Athabasca Daytrip
Sage (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
May 6, depart Sage at 9 a.m.
$47 members, $57 non-members
Spend the day either checking out the town or attending the Annual Senior Choir Fling (where seniors’ choirs from small towns across Alberta perform). Lunch will be provided. Pre-register by calling 780-423-5510 ext. 301.
Mother's Day Silver Service and High Tea
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 St.)
May 7, 12–3 p.m.
Members $8, non-members $10
Includes high tea sandwiches and strawberry shortcake. Entertainment at 1:30 p.m. by Harpist Elsie Neeland. Purchase tickets by April 29.
Civil Law Series: Will and Estates
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
May 10 and May 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Stanley Milner Downtown Library
These presentations are open to the public and no registration is required.
Intergenerational Ballet Workshop
Mile Zero Dance
May 11, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: 10816 95 Street
This ballet class is designed to provide a gentle, slow-paced class which explores the fundamentals of ballet within a safe studio space. Focusing on basic technique, strength, flexibility, and coordination this class is designed for those with limited or no ballet experience. All abilities welcome. No registration is required. For more information call 780-719-6585 or email
Overture Tour
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Ave)
May 11, noon to 1 p.m.
At an Overture session you will hear from two or three speakers about the history of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Winspear Centre and their vision for the future. Then take part in a fascinating backstage tour. A light lunch and beverages are also included. Sign-up at the Strathcona Place 55+ Centre Front Desk or call 780-433-5807.
Hiking in the Rockies
Sage (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
May 12, 1 p.m.
Love the scenic mountains, hiking and being with nature but not sure how to get started? This beautiful slideshow will end with some tips on equipment and gear as well as suggestions of hiking groups around Edmonton. Register by May 6. Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 for information.
GeriActors Performance
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Ave)
May 12
The GeriActors will perform “Trains” and a sing along will be part of the show. Luncheon and bingo to follow. Register and pay by noon on May 10. Call 780-342-8625 for information.
Grow me Instead
Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre (10052 117 St.)
May 16, 10:45 a.m.
Find out about some of the beautiful flowers that are considered invasive. Call 780-488-4241 for information.
ELLA 15th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon
May 16, noon
Location: Jubilee Auditorium
Fifteen years ago, the Edmonton Lifelong Learning Association (ELLA) began with a small group of dedicated people who recognized the importance of learning at all stages of life for people 50 years of age and older. In partnership with the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, ELLA offers stimulating courses in a friendly environment during a 3-week Spring program held on the U of A campus. Over the past 15 years, ELLA membership has tripled as the Spring program has flourished.
Featured speakers at the celebration will share moments from ELLA’s past and glimpses into the future. You will also be treated to selections by the ELLA Choir and an excellent lunch. To join the celebration purchase your annual ELLA membership for just $20 online or by phone at 780-492-5055.
Mother's Day Dinner/Dance
SCONA (10440 84 Ave)
May 17, noon
Location: Ritchie Hall (7727 98 Street)
$12 at the door
Enjoy a hot, home-cooked, full course dinner and dance to the sound of the big bands. Corsage for all moms. Lots of fun, laughter, prizes, and fine friendship. RSVP by calling 780-433-5377 .
Edmonton Valley Zoo Tour
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Ave)
May 18, 11 a.m.
Adults 50-64 $12.60; 65+ $10.65
The Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to over 350 animals, with a full range of species from different climates and habitats. A self-guided group visit has been booked for Strathcona Place 55+ Centre. Call 780-433-5807 for information.
May 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Old Timers Cabin (9430 Scona Road)
$5 members, $10 non-members (memberships available at the door)
CARP Edmonton Chapter 13 invites members and interested persons to attend their Annual General Meeting. The Honorable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Alberta Seniors and Housing will be the guest speaker. Question time will follow and a light lunch will be served. To register call 780-690-7490 or email
Waste Management Centre Tour and Lunch
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 - 113 St.)
May 19, 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
$41 plus lunch
Lunch will be at Tony Roma’s in Sherwood Park. Call 780-496-7369 for information. Register by May 11.
May Mad Hatters Tea
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Ave)
May 20, 2–4 p.m.
The tea features entertainment by the Handbells Choir. Tickets are available until May 13. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
Crafts Workshops
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Ave)
Reuse Centre
May 25
Learn to reuse everyday items and turn them into creative colorful crafts while learning about the City of Edmonton Reuse Centre.
Scrap-booking/Card-making Workshop
May 27
$3 - all supplies included
Create simple, colorful, fun designs and learn card making techniques, tips and tricks. You’ll be pro in no time.
Call 780-433-5807 for more information on these workshops.