Celebrating Seniors' Week
Many seniors organizations are offering online activities for older adults.
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Seniors' Week Lunch 'n' Learns
Age Friendly Edmonton
These online discussions will include panels of notable older Edmontonians and thought leaders who will share their insights on what it means to build Age Friendly environments and methods for aging well. The Lunch ‘n’ Learns are intended for older Edmontonians, their friends and family members, and the organizations that serve them. Sessions include:
- Ways to Succeed in Aging in Place: June 7 | 12-1 P.M.
- Ageism: Upsides-Downsides: June 9 | 12-1 P.M.
- Building Connections in a Post-COVID World: June 11 | 12-1 P.M.
Getting Old Ain’t for Sissies!
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (SEESA)
$10/ticket (plus $1.25 booking fee)
SEESA’s Accidental Drama Club will present their 2021 Variety Show “Getting Old Ain’t for Sissies!” on Zoom. You will be able to see the show on SEESA’s YouTube channel during Senior’s Week which is from June 7 to 13. It will be shown Monday to Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. There will be a Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.ca. RSVP is not required.
Seniors' Week Activities at ESC
Edmonton Seniors Centre (ESC)
ESC is marking Seniors' Week with a trio of virtual events:
#1 Monday Funday
Monday, June 7 at noon.
Join with your lunch. We can eat and laugh together. Wear a funny hat. Have a story to tell about your hat. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85987259315?pwd=YXcwQ2dieUV2QVg0Ykh6Q1BXRGdOZz09
#2 How to Be a Supportive Friend
Wednesday, June 9 at 1 p.m
A talk about how to support those around you during difficult times. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86888230325?pwd=cnU2dFUvTm9IZHpYbnJsTG5XTEtjQT09
#3 Drinking Cups Thursday
Thursday, June 10 at 3 p.m.
It’s drinks time. Bring your favourite tea, pop, or whatever… and make sure you put your drink in an unusual container. Be prepared to tell the story behind that container. Bring your jokes. We all need to laugh. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89474609598?pwd=MGl0WjFoaG8yeEVWUTlLY2hYMk9MQT09
Seniors' Week Celebration
The Shaama Centre
This Seniors’ Week Celebration includes two events on Tuesday, June 8:
#1: Drive-thru pick up gifts - for SENIORS only (55 +).
1-2 p.m. at Shaama Centre (329 Woodvale Road W)
Must register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/seniors-week-celebration-tickets-106249282464
#2: Light entertainment - all ages welcome
6-8 p.m. online.
Join the fun in your best 70’s fashion (from your country of origin). Prize for best dressed.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87575125618
THIRD ACTion Film Festival
Celebrate Seniors' Week with powerful stories about growing older. THIRD ACTion Film Festival works to change the narrative on aging and create an age positive culture shift. The festival seeks to empower everyone to envision their best third act. Plays can be viewed online June 11th to 13th.
It's a Wonderful Day in Our Neighbourhood
Westend Seniors Activity Centre
Celebrate Seniors' Week with your friends at WSAC. Take part in a day of charity, because connecting and helping others never grows old! WSAC has multiple ways to give back--from packing backpacks for the homeless, to sharing your tried and true recipes.
Seniors' Week 2021 at NESA
North Edmonton Seniors Association (NESA)
Join in on some virtual activities hosted by the North Edmonton Seniors Association and its community of health, fitness, educational, dance, and art professionals!
Activities will be held between Monday, June 7 through to and including Saturday, June 12, 2021.
Virtual venues - join programs from the comfort of your home!
14th Annual Sage Awards
Sage Seniors Association
June 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Every year, the Sage Awards recognize older adults who are trailblazers and this year is no different. As our world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, we hear stories daily of how seniors have stepped forward to continue to inspire and support each other and their communities. On June 11, we will gather virtually to celebrate the stories of older adults (60+) for their contributions to community.