News and Events for Seniors

 
NEWS
Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP)
Government of Alberta
The Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP) will help senior homeowners to remain in their homes and maintain their independence by providing eligible seniors with a low-interest home equity loan to finance home repairs and adaptations. Examples of home repairs and adaptations covered under the program would be:
-widening doorways or hallways to increase accessibility
-installing walk-in tubs
-roof replacements
-plumbing and electrical repairs
SHARP will replace the home repair grants provided through the Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Program. A grant component will be available under SHARP to help lower-income seniors who do not qualify under the loan program, but require financial support for critical home repairs.
On July 1, 2016, the application form along with additional information about the program will be available on the Alberta Seniors and Housing website or by calling Alberta Supports at 780-644-9992 in Edmonton (1-877-644-9992 outside of the Edmonton calling area).
 
 
 
EVENTS
Make the most of your summer with day trips
As summer nears, many people start to think about taking vacations and short trips. Day trips offered by seniors centres are a no-hassle way to make the most of your summer. Enjoy the great outdoors, learn something new, visit historic sites and have fun. Browse the list of day trips and contact the centres to learn more about their outings.
 
 
 
August
Pickleball and Bocce
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Ave)
Pickle Ball: Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m. Drop in fee of $3.
Bocce Ball: Starts Tuesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. in Joe Morris Park which is across the street from the centre. Free.
Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
Pickleball
Edmonton Pickleball Club
Daily at Royal Gardens Community Centre (4030 117 Street)
First visit free
The club can arrange a free introductory session for your group of 4 or more. Email Mikaeli at mikaelicavell@telus.net. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Walking Club
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
$2
Join this small friendly group which walks at a social pace. Call 780-342-8625 to register. Meet on the Main Floor at 3Y 11111 Jasper Avenue (in the old General Hospital).
Canasta Club
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
Mondays at 1 p.m.
Are you a Canasta player? The club needs you! Call 780-342-8625 to register.
Nacho Friday
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
August 12, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$6 member; $10 non-member
Back by popular demand! Come on down to SWESA to enjoy this classic snack with many different toppings. Registration is required. Call 587-987-3200 for more information.
Fresh Fish Fry & Silent Auction
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 134 Avenue)
August 19, 5 – 8 p.m.
$5/person
Enjoy a fish fry, silent auction, live music and 50/50 draw. Call 780-476-6595 for information.
Outdoor Pickeball Tournament
Edmonton Pickleball Club
August 19-21
Location: Royal Gardens Community Centre (4030 117 Street)
Edmonton Pickleball Club is presenting its first annual Summer Classic tournament with men’s, women’s and mixed doubles play and skill levels from beginner to advanced. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and closes August 15. Spectators are welcome. For more information email Mikaeli at mikaelicavell@telus.net.
Writing Workshop
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Ave)
August 19, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
$15
Do you have a great idea for a story or a personal essay, but you're not quite sure how to write it? Or, you've started a story or personal essay, but aren't sure whether that first page is doing everything it should be doing. Join this workshop for fiction and non-fiction writers led by Eileen Bell and Billie Milholland, two judges from the John Bilsland Literary Awards event. Participants will discuss similarities and differences of writing fiction and non-fiction; how to research; and how to write that important first page. Register at the front desk of the centre or by calling 780-433-5807.
2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
August 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
$8
A great way to enjoy the day with man’s best friend by your side. There will be fun and games, a walk around the lake, and hot dogs and coleslaw served on the patio over lunch. Please bring a leash to tie up your furry fellow in the park when lunch is served and a bag to pick up your adorable one’s __:). Call 780-483-1209 for information.
Ikebana Workshop
Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre (10052 117 Street)
August 22 & 29, September 12 & 19 at 1 p.m.
$160
Trained Ikebana instructors will lead you into the world of Japanese flower arranging in these beginner level workshops. Call 780-488-4241 for details and to register.
Summer Outings
SCONA (10440 84 Avenue)
Jurassic Forest Trip: August 23. $25
Street Car: August 30. Ride the Street Car across the High Level bridge and picnic at Jackie Parker Park. $20. 
Call 780-433-5377 for details.
Trip to the Calgary Zoo
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
August 24, bus leaves 8 a.m. and returns around 7 p.m.
$94 + GST for members; $104 + GST for non-members ($10 lunch voucher and zoo admission included)
Enjoy the trip to Calgary and back on a comfortable, air conditioned, washroom-equipped motor coach with DVD entertainment system, professional driver and experienced tour director. There will be two coffee stops in Red Deer – one on the way down and one on the way back. Register at the front desk of the centre. Payment is due at time of registration. Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
Wills and Estates Workshop
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
August 23 and September 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Stanley Milner Downtown Library
Learn about wills, powers of attorney and personal directives. This presentation is open to the public and no registration is required.
Jurassic Forest Outing
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
August 26, bus leaves MWSA at 9 a.m. and returns around 3 p.m.
$20 for members; $25 for non-members
Take a trip back in time to the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Cost includes transportation, admission and guided walking tour. Bring a bagged lunch or purchase your own at the cafe. Remember to dress for the weather. Register by August 22. Call 780-496-2997 for information.
Jam Sessions
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
Tuesdays bi-weekly 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.
Desserts Around the World
Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre (10052 117 Street)
August 31, 7 p.m. 
$25 members / $30 non-members
Enjoy mouth watering desserts from around the world. Hear a short history of each dessert and enjoy a glass of white wine as you taste. Call 780-488-4241 for details and to register.
Pioneer High Tea
Fort Edmonton Park
Wednesdays to August 31, 3 and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Johnson’s Café, Hotel Selkirk Seniors
(65+) $34.25 + GST and Adults $36.05 + GST
Step back in time to a unique pioneer high tea experience. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches and desserts made exclusively for the occasion by the culinary team, then indulge in a wide selection of high-quality teas. The perfect spot to catch up with friends and family. Admission to the Park is included with all Pioneer High Tea bookings. View the menu and reserve your spot.
 
 
 
September
Victoria Settlement and Smoky Lake Seniors Tour
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA)
September 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$45 members; $55 non-members (cost includes bus, lunch and entry fees)
Enjoy the fall landscape on the way to Smoky Lake for a light lunch care of the Smoky Lake Senior Citizens Drop in Center before arriving at the Victoria Settlement. The Victoria Settlement brings to life three major themes in Alberta's history: missionary activity, the fur trade, and settlement. Tour the 1864 Clerk's Quarters or the 1906 Methodist Church to hear the story of a once bustling community that saw a new surge of missionary and commercial activity at the turn of the century.
Bus departs from and returns to Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue). Registration is required. Call 587-987-3200 for more information.
Choir
Southwest Senior’s Outreach Society (10832 62 Avenue)
Choir rehearsals commence September 6 at 1 p.m. No charge with membership. Call 780-435-9515 for details.
WSAC Welcomes Fall Fever
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
September 6–9
WSAC welcomes back fall activity with special events, free draws, prize giveaways and the option to try out different classes. Check out FITuesday, Walkabout Wednesday, Thirst/day in the café and Patio Party Friday afternoon. Call 780-483-1209 for details.
Welcome Back Pancake Breakfast
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
September 7, 9 – 11 a.m.
$3
CLSA invites you to join them for their annual pancake breakfast sponsored by the Edmonton Host Lions Club. It’s a great opportunity to meet some old friends and welcome some new ones. Tickets include three pancakes, two sausages plus choice of juice, coffee or tea. The tickets purchase deadline is September 2 at 3 p.m. Call 780-496-7369 for information.
Open House and Pancake Breakfast
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
September 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$7 for breakfast which includes sausage, fruit, juice, coffee/tea
Check out the displays of senior-friendly services, clubs and classes and register for fall classes. New members can join with the rest of this year and all of next year for only $35. Call 780-468-1985 for information.
Open House
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
September 8, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Participate in demonstrations of some fall 2016 classes; browse a community fair with booths from local businesses and organizations; and enjoy entertainment, door prizes, coffee and refreshments. Call 780-496-2997 for information.
Luncheon and Entertainment
Southwest Senior’s Outreach Society (10832 62 Avenue)
September 8 $10/members and $12/non-members
Enjoy the first luncheon back after the summer break with a good meal and live entertainment. Call 780-435-9515 for information.
Piano and Vocal Lessons
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Thursdays starting September 8 at 1 p.m.
$60/month (4 lessons/month)
Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano or brush up your vocal skills? It’s never too late! Lessons are a half hour to 45 minutes and are open to people of all skill levels. Have fun while you learn. You must pre-register for lesson time. Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 for information.
Welcome Back BBQ
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
September 9, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
$10
Participate in facility tours, play games in the parking lot and visit the clubs open house. Register for fall, purchase your membership and meet staff and volunteers. Tickets available at the NESA front desk until September 2. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
Health & Wellness Fair
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
September 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free
Enjoy dance and fitness class demos, Wii Bowling, presenters, food tasting, games and contests at ESC’s 6th annual healthy living and wellness fair. Call 780-342-8625 for information.
Annual Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
September 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and September 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Call 780-433-5807 for information.
Welcome Back and Life Members Barbecue
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
September 9
$5 per person
10 a.m. Antique Cars Show
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. BBQ
2– 4 p.m. Dance with entertainment by Jackson Mackenzie
Advance tickets only available until September 2. Everyone welcome! Call 780-451-1925 for information.
Nurturing Self During Times of Caregiving
ElderCare Edmonton
September 12, 1-3 p.m.
Terrace Lounge, 5th Floor, 17203 99 Avenue
Free
This presentation will be conducted by Dr. Jane Simington who is known as the Woman of Hope. Dr. Simington has been honored by Global Television as a Woman of Vision and by the YWCA as a Woman of Distinction and has received the CARNA Life Time Achievement Award. Snacks and beverages are provided. RSVP by calling the Caregiver Support Manager at 780-434-4747 extension 2.
NESA Club Week
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
September 12–16
Learn about NESA’s exciting clubs by dropping in and chatting with club members. View the schedule online, inquire at the front desk about club days and times or call 780-496-6969.
Ukulele Classes
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Tuesdays, September 13 – November 28
$65 early bird price by September 9; $80 regular price after September 9
Sage is strumming and humming! Come and join the fun. Three levels are offered:
-Absolute Beginner: Never held a ukulele and wonder if you’d like it? Several soprano ukuleles are available for you to try and the first class is free.
-Beginner/Intermediate: For those who know a few chords
-Advanced: Various strumming and picking styles You can enter at one level and switch to another at any time.
Call 780-423-5510 ext. 301 to register.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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