News and Events

 
NEWS
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.
Mill Woods Seniors Activity Centre is looking for Canasta players to play Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the centre. There is no fee to play and everyone is welcome. Call 780-496-2997 to sign up today.
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
December
The Boyle Street Community League is hosting senior ballroom dancing at the Boyle Street Plaza (9538 103A Avenue) on December 19 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.
Participate in a Holiday Sing-a-long on December 23 at 1 p.m. at Strathcona Place Senior Centre (10831 University Ave). Everyone is welcome to this free event. Bring a friend to share refreshments and some holiday cheer.
SCONA is hosting Christmas Dinner on December 25 for those who would otherwise be spending the day alone. Turkey dinner and all the trimmings will be served at 4 p.m. but come any time after 1 p.m. for a visit with friends old and new. Held at SCONA (10440-84 Ave). Cost $10. Seating is limited so please RSVP by December 22.
Join the Edmonton Seniors Centre for Christmas at the Centre on December 26. A free social will take place between 1 and 4 p.m. and dinner will be at 4:30 p.m. (tickets are $5 and must be purchased before Dec 19). Call 780-342-8625 for details. Location: 3Y, 11111 Jasper Ave.
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 - 120 St.) is hosting a New Year’s Eve Afternoon Social December 31 at noon. Join them for a roast beef luncheon. $15 members, $20 non-members. Get your ticket by December 19. Call 780-451-1925 for details.
North Edmonton Seniors Association’s New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance will be held December 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious roast beef dinner and late night lunch. Dance to the Sparkling Tones. There will be door prizes and a cash bar. Tickets are on sale now for $50/person. Call 780-496-6969 for more information. Location: 7524-139 Ave.
The Ital-Canadian Seniors Association is hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala. Cocktails are at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m. and dance at 9:00 p.m. The cost for members is $70, non-members $75, children (7-12) $35 and children (4-6) $15. Complementary bottles of wine will be supplied for each table. The Ital-Canadian Seniors Association is at 9111 - 110 Ave. Call 780-424-1255 or email itcansrs@telus.net for more information.
 
January
The Seniors Outreach Network Society is hosting a lunch on January 7 at noon at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (11035 – 127 St.) Cost $5. Phone 780-451-4589 to register.
The first luncheon of the new year for the Southwest Seniors Outreach Society is January 8. Button Box Bill and Gene will entertain following the lunch. Call 780-435-9515 for more information.
SCONA's New Year Celebration Dinner/Dance will be held January 20 at Ritchie Hall (7727-98 St.) Dance to the music of the Britz. Great food and lots of fun! Cost $12. RSVP at 780-433-5377.
Enjoy a roast beef dinner complete with haggis at the Central Lions Seniors Association Robbie Burns Night on January 23. The evening also includes Gaelic entertainment by Keri Lynn Zwicker on harp, Strathcona Scottish Highland Dancers, and a grand finale by the RCMP Drum and Pipe Band. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members/guests. Purchase deadline is Jan 16. Call 780-496-7369 to RSVP. Location: 11111-103 Ave.
The Westend Seniors Activity Centre hosts an Alzheimer’s Family Care Giver Workshop on January 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Gain awareness of activities that maximize the abilities and independence of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and learn how to safely and effectively manage the difficult behaviors symptomatic of the disease. $2 drop-in fee. Call 780-483-1209 for information.
 
 
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