News and Events for Seniors

 
NEWS
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You are invited to attend one of five public drop-in sessions on two projects: Advancing Age Friendly Edmonton and Edmonton Seniors Centres Strategy. For your convenience, the projects are hosting public engagement at the same time.
These interactive drop-in sessions will provide the public a chance to learn about the projects, ask questions, identify priorities and validate next steps. Your input will help determine how the City of Edmonton is addressing age friendly priorities and supporting healthy ageing in Edmonton. 
All the events are drop-in and refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome – because we are all getting older and a city that is friendly for seniors is a city that is friendly for all!
#1: June 6 from 4-8 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14339 50 Street
#2: June 13 from 4-8 p.m. Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre Tournament Rooms 2 and 3 2051 Leger Road
#3: June 14 from 4:30-8 p.m. Mill Woods Seniors & Multicultural Centre Rooms 229 and 231 2610 Hewes Way
#4: June 22 from 4-8 p.m. City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
#5: June 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Callingwood Farmer’s Market 69 Avenue & 178 Street (Safeway parking lot)
The Advancing Age Friendly Edmonton and Seniors Centres Strategy Public Engagement sessions are underway! If you are unable to attend a drop-in session, you can still provide input through the Age Friendly Edmonton Engagement Activity Sheet and Seniors Centres Strategy Engagement Activity Sheet. You can also participate in the Advancing Age Friendly Edmonton online survey at this link or via the paper copy.  Submit your completed Activity Sheets or Survey by:
Email to seniors@edmonton.ca
Fax to “Attention Ingrid Hoogenboom” 780-577-3525
Mail “Attention Ingrid Hoogenboom” 18th Floor 10111 104 Avenue | Edmonton AB | T5J 0K1
Study on driving and cognitive behaviour
The Attention and Action Lab at the University of Alberta is looking for licensed drivers over the age of 50 to participate in a study on driving and cognitive behavior. A $15/hour honorarium will be awarded to participants for an experiment lasting three hours on two consecutive days. For more information, contact the Attention and Action Lab at 780-492-7804 or drivingstudy17@gmail.com
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
June
Hole’s Greenhouse Tour
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 – 134 Avenue)
June 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free
Take part in a behind the scenes tour of Hole’s Greenhouse in St. Albert including access to both the outdoor living area and green house. EASC has six spots in the van. If you drive, you can also meet the group at Holes. Call Stacey at 780-476-6595 ext. 2 to book your spot in the van.
Book Sale
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
Starts June 22
Visit this huge book sale and browse through tables and tables of all kinds of books. You’ll find a great selection of great priced finds new and old. The book sale starts June 22 and runs all summer, Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
Truth & Reconciliation Workshop
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
June 23, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Free
Learn about the impact of Canadian residential schools on Indigenous people and the impact in today’s society. Aboriginal Elder Mah’kos Merrie will be leading the session. He’ll be telling stories and answering your questions. Refreshments provided. RSVP in advance by calling 780-496-2997.
Deception 101: When Clinical Research Goes Astray
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
June 26, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$2
This presentation will give the audience a glimpse into the world of clinical research, academic integrity, industry-sponsored trials, and the precarious ethical dance among them. Examples of research misconduct will be used from real cases, as well as from the novel, "A Course in Deception" - a recently published fictional account of these issues. Potential factors that may lead to research misconduct, as well as potential solutions that have been put forth by experts in the field, will be explored. Call 587-987-3200 for more information.
Ear Care Information
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
June 27, 10 a.m. 
Come to this health and wellness session to learn: What’s impacted ear wax, prevention and treatment? What are the different types of hearing loss? What you need to know about tinnitus? There will be a technician providing hearing screening for the attendees. Sign up at the centre or by phone at 780-451-1925.
June Monthly Dinner
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street)
June 29, doors 4:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m.
$15/person
Beef kabobs and other tasty accompaniments are on the menu. Entertainment will feature the comedy of Shawn Gramiak. Tickets available in advance only until June 27 at noon if not sold out. Call 780-468-1985 for information.
GeriActors Summer School
Thursdays, June 29 – July 27, 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
$20
GeriActors has been turning stories into plays for the last sixteen years. Join them this summer and learn how to turn your own stories into moments of theatre to share with others. The second annual summer school provides an introduction to storytelling, acting, and improv. This is stress free acting – no lines to be learnt and lots of laughs to be had! Register in person at Sage or call 780-423-5510.
Join the FAN: Fun Art Night
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
June 29, 6 – 9 p.m.
$35 per person (includes all materials)
Join in an evening of fun, laughter, and socializing with friends while creating a one of a kind painting. This is a guided, step-by-step process that will be led by an instructor. It is recommended to wear appropriate clothing for painting. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Call 780-451-1925 for more information.
Canada Day Celebration
Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre (10052 117 Street)
June 29, 12 p.m.
$9 members; $12 non-members
Come and share your stories of immigration to Canada and learn what makes this country so unique. Enjoy a special program that will make Canada’s 150 anniversary an unforgettable one! Call 780-488-4241 for information.
Casino Trip
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 134 Avenue)
June 30
Free
The River Cree Casino & Resort shuttle will be taking a group out to the casino. Each person signed up gets $5 to gamble with, a lunch voucher and a parting gift. The shuttle will depart from the Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre at 11 a.m. and will return to the centre by 4 p.m. Call Stacey at 780-476-6595 ext. 2 to reserve your spot on the shuttle. There is no fee for this trip and all are welcome.
Canada Day Picnic in the Park
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
June 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$5 for the barbecue
Join in a fun-filled barbecue party across the road from the centre in the beautiful shady Joe Morris Park. Enjoy some cold iced tea, ice cream and cake and a great barbecue. There will be games for the young and old alike. Call 780-433-5807 for information.
True Colours Support Group
Edmonton Seniors Centre (3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue)
This group is for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning, or anyone who would like to learn more about family and friends. Participate in safe and confidential discussions about experiences, concerns, stories and/or other suggested topics. Sessions run from 1:30 to 2:30 on the first and third Mondays of the month. Register by calling 780-342-8625.
Pole Walking Group
Sage Seniors Association
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Free
If you are looking for a regular opportunity to get out and get moving, this is the group for you. The group goes rain or shine. Guidance and trial poles are available. The group is offered on a drop-in basis, but pre-registration is recommended to be contacted about changes. Everyone is welcome.
Family & Professional Caregiver Workshops
Home Instead Senior Care
June
Location: Family Education Training Centre (13B Fairway Drive - in Westbrook mall near 119 St. & 37 Ave.)
Free
Seniors, family members, health care professionals and caregivers are welcome to attend these caregiver workshops. Topics for June include:
-Alzheimer's Family Caregiver
-Returning Home: Transitional Care
-Parkinson’s Disease Family Training
Pre-register at least three business days in advance by calling: Home Instead - West Edmonton: 780-439-9990 Home Instead - East Edmonton: 780-465-5373
 
 
 
July
Canada Day 150 Celebration
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
July 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$10
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with comedy delight, Ken Valgardson, poking fun at the lighter side of Canadian culture and poetry readings commemorating Canada along with surprises along the way. Your ticket includes a hot dog lunch. Purchase tickets in advance at the front desk. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
What’s Cooking at the PC Cooking School?
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
July 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Whitemud Superstore (2nd floor, 4410 17 Street)
$15 member; $17 non-member
Whether you're a novice or a gourmet cook, the PC team will entertain you as they tempt your palates with delectable, but easy-to-prepare recipes you can use to motivate yourself to cook at home or to impress your friends and family. You will prepare and enjoy eating homemade pasta, Caesar salad (from scratch) and garlic butter buns. Registration is required by July 3.
 
 
 
September
Second Wind Conference
September 7
Location: Chateau Louis Conference Centre (11727 Kingsway Avenue)
Early bird registration $70 (ends July 15); regular registration $85 (July 16 to Sept. 7)
This wellness conference is open to all retirees in the greater Edmonton community. The keynote speaker is Peter Brown who is currently a writer and producer of The Irrelevant Show on CBC Radio. Sessions include wine tasting, downsizing, reverse mortgages, cardio salsa, technology workshops, photo archives and travel destinations. Learn more at secondwindconference.ca or by calling 780-418-8032.
 
 
 
 
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