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ESCC Updates                     May 2015

Laughter and Learning

Treat your staff to an afternoon of laughter and learning at the Laughter in the Workplace session on May 27. Participants will learn how to bring more joy into their lives, find balance, and maintain positive working relationships.

The registration deadline is May 21, so encourage your staff to register soon. This event is being sponsored by the Muttart Foundation and they have specified that they would like to see organizations provide a one-time $50 payment to ESCC to show that they are on-board and support the event and then organizations can register as many staff members as they wish. Contact Sheila at regarding payment on behalf of your organization.
Laughter in Your Workplace, Your Family and Your Life
May 27
1 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: South East Edmonton Seniors Association gymnasium (9350 - 82 Street)
Free for staff
Lunch is included
Conversation Café: Focus on Poverty

Please join us at the upcoming conversation café where we will discuss the issue of poverty and how Edmonton seniors are faring.

John Kolkman, Research Coordinator with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, will speak about a recent report A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton (Jan. 2015) developed by the Edmonton Social Planning Council and use demographics and statistics to focus on Edmonton seniors.

Round table conversations will allow participants to further discuss the issue based on their experiences with the Edmonton seniors community.

Conversation Café 
June 17
1 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Michaels Health Group, Heritage Hall (7404 -139 Ave)
Free to attend

Please register online or by phone (780-428-3660) so we know how many people to expect. 
ESCC conversation cafe

2015 AGM Highlights

We’re excited to welcome new and returning members to our Board of Directors. ESCC board members include representatives from senior-serving and senior-supporting organizations as well as members at large, and we appreciate the perspectives and wealth of experience this diversity brings to the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council.

It’s our pleasure to introduce the 2015-16 ESCC Board of Directors:
Michael Alpern
Jewish Family Services
Sheila Clifford-MacKay
South East Edmonton Seniors Association
Myrna Mauer
North Edmonton Seniors Association
Bauni Mackay
Debbie Creaser
North West Edmonton Seniors Society
Mary Jane McLaughlin
Member at Large
Joan Welch
Member at Large
Peter Faid
Member at Large
Gary Pool
Alberta Council on Aging
Kerri LaBrash
St. Michaels Health Group
Barb Foxall
Member at Large
Shameem Siddiqui
Multicultural Women & Seniors Services Association
Shelley Kwong
Community Services Dept. City of  Edmonton
Karen Greenwood
Shepherd’s Care at Home
Shawn Turcotte
Home Instead Seniors Care
  Holly Matthews
Lifestyle Options Riverbend
Alan Vladicka
Westend Seniors Activity Centre
Seniors Financial Literacy
Our guest speaker for the AGM was Jane Rooney, Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader. Ms. Rooney spoke about initiatives underway to enhance seniors’ financial literacy including a national strategy for financial literacy and the Canadian Financial Literacy Database. Ms. Rooney has given permission to share her slideshow Enhancing Seniors' Well-Being with Financial Literacy with you.

Interest was also shown in the presentation Ms. Rooney made earlier in the morning to banking professionals on Protecting Seniors Against Financial Abuse. She has given permission to share this presentation too.
2014 Year in Review
2014 Annual Report of Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
We’re pleased to share with you the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council 2014 Annual Report. Our annual report highlights the work we undertook in 2014 to support our member organizations and to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders in the seniors sector. 

We invite you to read it to learn more about our work on initiatives such as the six-district model for delivery of home supports, outreach to isolated/at-risk seniors, Seniors Information Phone Line and Age Friendly Edmonton.

A digital version is available on our website as a PDF. You can also request a print copy by contacting or by phone at 780-423-5635. 
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