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ESCC Updates                  April 2015

Raise awareness of seniors issues during election campaign

Healthcare, transportation and supports which allow seniors to remain in their homes as they age have a considerable influence on quality of life for Edmonton’s seniors. Provincial government policies and funding impact how these issues are addressed in the community.

The provincial election campaign is a good opportunity to ask politicians what their plans are to ensure seniors’ issues are addressed. The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council has developed a Seniors Issues Primer to help seniors ask informed questions. We encourage you to provide this resource to seniors.


We invite you to attend the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council’s
Annual General Meeting
April 23, 2015

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ballroom of the Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway Avenue
Lunch is included
Our Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for us to inform you of our work over the past year and update you on what we are currently doing. We hope that you will join us.
We are pleased to welcome Jane Rooney, Canada's first Financial Literacy Leader as our guest speaker.

Collaborating for Financial Literacy
There is great momentum building in Canada to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians to make responsible financial decisions. In April 2014, the Government of Canada appointed Ms. Jane Rooney as Canada’s first Financial Literacy Leader to direct the development of a National Strategy.

In her first year as Financial Literacy Leader, Ms. Rooney gained tremendous insight into the needs of particular groups including seniors and ‘future’ seniors, Canadians with low-incomes, Aboriginal peoples, newcomers, and youth and adults. Find out what she has learned and how she has laid the building blocks for a national strategy will help Canadians to become more financially literate.
ESCC members are asked to RSVP by April 16 by contacting Katie at or 780-428-3660.

If you are not an ESCC member, but would like to attend our AGM, you are welcome to register.

Seniors sector professional development

At the request of our members, ESCC has organized a professional development session for staff of Edmonton seniors organizations. We heard from members that it was not financially feasible for individual organizations to bring in speakers and they wondered if ESCC could coordinate something on behalf of the sector.

ESCC is delighted to present:

Laughter in Your Workplace, Your Family and Your Life
Living and working in our ever-changing environments can be a challenge or a chore. Meet the ever-increasing demands with a light and humorous approach. Join Brenda Robinson to explore ways to think and speak more positively, see the laughter and positive nature of people and situations, and make “positive energy” your energy.

May 27
1 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 - 82 Street) gymnasium
Lunch is included
Executive Directors of ESCC member organizations will be receiving more details via email.
Please share the poster with your staff and encourage them to register.
Laughter in the Workplace

Spring conversation café

The next Executive Director/Board Representative meeting will be a conversation café on June 17 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Please note that the date has been changed (from June 24) due to speaker availability.
Our speaker, John Kolkman, will discuss Poverty in Edmonton based on a recent report from the Edmonton Social Planning Council and will focus on seniors using demographics and statistics. John is the Research Coordinator with the Edmonton Social Planning Council.
The afternoon will also include table discussions around what poverty looks like in the seniors community based on the experiences of our member agencies.
The location for the event has yet to be determined, but we’ll provide details to you at a later date. We hope you’ll join us.
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
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