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April 2014

ESCC Strategic Plan Focus Groups

Help ESCC set the direction for the next four years by providing feedback on the draft 2014-2017 strategic plan.
We invite staff and board members from all ESCC member organizations to help us prioritize our objectives by attending one of two focus groups:
May 7
10 a.m. to noon
Room 7, Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 - 113 St.)
May 13
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Room 258 (second floor training room), Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre (8330 – 82 Ave)
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If you’re not able to attend either of the focus groups but you'd like to be involved, contact us at
Let's make more happy birthdays

The partners involved in Age Friendly Edmonton have accomplished a lot this past year! Celebrate the work being done to build a city that values, respects and actively supports the well-being of seniors.

Let’s Make More Happy Birthdays Celebration and Showcase
Tuesday, May 27
Edmonton City Hall
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Displays and Information
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Formal Program

The public is welcome to attend this event. Download a poster you can use to promote this celebration and showcase.

Age Friendly Edmonton Conversation Cafe

Join your colleagues in the seniors sector for the Age Friendly Edmonton Conversation Café on June 25.
Learn about the progress made in key strategic areas of the initiative in 2013 and engage in meaningful discussions that will increase your understanding about how the initiative will impact seniors in Edmonton. You’ll hear about future plans and also have the opportunity to shape the initiative by getting involved.
As with all our conversation cafés, this will be a great opportunity to network with others in the sector.
The conversation café is open to ESCC member organizations and Age Friendly Edmonton stakeholders.
June 25
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gym, Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 - 113 St.)
Lunch will be provided

Annual report now available

Copies of our 2013 Annual Report will be available at one of the strategic planning focus groups. You can also request copies to be delivered by mail by contacting or by phone at 780-423-5635. A digital version is available on our website as a PDF.
A few of the highlights you’ll find in the 2013 Annual Report:
  • Improving Outreach to Edmonton’s Isolated and At-Risk Seniors
  • ESCC and Age Friendly Edmonton Having a Collective Impact
  • Snow Removal Coordinating Project
  • Seniors Information Phone Line
  • Lift: Drive Happiness  (Seniors Assisted Transportation Project) 

Another AGM in the books

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our annual general meeting on April 28, 2014.
A number of bylaw amendments were accepted to bring the ESCC bylaws up to date. Once approved by Alberta Corporate Registry the bylaws will be posted on the ESCC website.

We thank the following departing board members for their service:
  • Kimberly Buehler of South East Edmonton Seniors Association (mid-size recreation centre)
  • Mary Fung of ASSIST Community Services (cultural agency)
  • Rachelle Gietz of Alberta Caregivers Association (direct service agency)
  • Jean Innes (member at large)
  • Emily McLeod (member at large)
  • Cori Paul of Good Samaritan Seniors Clinic (direct service agency)
Jean Innes was also named an Honorary Life Member of ESCC in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the seniors sector. Jean was co-chair of the task force that lead to the creation of the ESCC and has been a dedicated leader and mentor to many in the sector.

Jean Innis

Welcome to our new board members:
  • Sheila Clifford Mackay of South East Edmonton Seniors Association (mid-size recreation centre)
  • Kerri LaBrash of St. Michael’s Health Group (direct service agency)
  • Myrna Mauer of Northgate Lions Seniors Centre (large recreation centre)
  • Shameem Siddiqui of Multicultural Women and Seniors Services Association (cultural agency)
  • Joan Welch (member at large)

Northgate Lions Musical Theatre Troupe entertaining us with a song.

Guest speaker David Barnet encouraging seniors to “act up”.
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