Seniors' Week virtual trade fair
Staycation! June 7 to 13
Given we had to end the Seniors’ Week drive-thru event early Monday, June 7 due to the weather, we invite seniors to pop by the Community Centre to pick up a gift bag, if you didn’t get one (as quantities last).
Seniors’ Week – gift bag pick-up
- Friday, June 11
- 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Strathcona County Library (holds area)
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Virtual Trade Fair on the County’s website all week long.
Staycation in the comfort of your own home!
- Take a self-guided scavenger hunt
- View educational and entertaining videos for seniors
- Register for virtual recreation and wellness classes
Scheduled free activities
Thank you for participating in the Seniors’ Week Scavenger Hunt! The scavenger hunt is now closed and winners will be contacted directly.
Virtual Trade Fair
Mayor Frank's Seniors' Week message
Join Mayor Rod Frank in celebrating the contributions of older adults in Strathcona County. Happy Seniors' Week!
(Video made in 2020)
Elk Island Regional Honor Choir Presents: The Gift of Song
Sit back and listen to “The Defining Moment’ and Here’s to Song” as they are brought to life by the beautiful voices of the EIRHC!
Be kind to yourself
Mental Health is just as important as physical health and safety. It is important to take care of yourself during these challenging time. (Video made in 2020)
Andrea Levicki is a talented, local artist in Strathcona County. Join Andrea for an easy to follow painting calls. All you need is some paint, a brush and a canvas! (Video made in 2020)
In this short video, Charles Chenard, a counsellor at Strathcona County Family and Community Services, shows you how to do a sitting meditation. Please relax and follow the instructions. (Video made in 2020)
Here are two old time ditties from local father and son duo, Tony and Duke Michael. Tony and Duke are a part of the band called Annie's Boys. Annie's Boys played in Ardrossan for our 2019 Senior's Week kick off event and easily brought the crowd to their feet. Tony and Duke would like to wish you a Happy Seniors' Week...enjoy! (Videos made in 2020)
Jan Janovsky is an award winning local musician and piano teacher. Jan has even been called a modern day 'Victor Borge'. Please join Jan as he takes you on a whimsical piano trip to celebrate Seniors' Week. (Video made in 2020)
Grade 12 student Madelaine McCullough sings these popular songs by Rascal Flatts and Billy Joel for your enjoyment. Madelaine is a local artist and is graduating from Salisbury Composite High School this year! (Video made in 2020)
Strathcona County Garden Club
Strathcona County Garden Club is a local club. Activities of the club includes a hosting of variety of horticulture related speakers, community gardens, botanical bus tours and the fellowship of both old and new friends. (Video made in 2020)
Planning, health and safety
Sit and be Fit
A low impact 30 minute fitness class.
Advanced Care planning
Planning for your future is always a good idea. Being prepared so that your wishes and values will be respected is important for you and for your loved ones. This video will discuss Personal Directives and Goals of Care. (Video made in 2020)
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Continuing Care Options
Learn more about Home Care, Supportive Living, Designated Supportive Living and Long Term Care in Alberta. (Video made in 2020)
Elder abuse can come in many forms, including financial abuse. There are resources that can help if you or your loved one are being abused. Everyone deserves to feel safe! (Video made in 2020)
Frauds and Scams
This video is a description of some common frauds and scams that are often reported. If you feel you have been a victim of these and others, please notify the RCMP. Awareness and reporting help make Strathcona County a safe community for all. (Video made in 2020)
Soul Spark Fitness
Kim Fiddes will introduce you to a short home exercise program for all fitness levels, while Janet and Ken McReynolds speak about the benefits of staying active at all ages. (Video made in 2020)
Medication packaging and home health supplies
Medication dosage packaging is a way to ensure that your medications are taken the way they are prescribed. There are different options available to suit your needs. This video describes some of the more common dosage systems as well as some common home health supplies. (Video made in 2020)
Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation
Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation (EODAF) builds dementia awareness for those living with dementia under 65 years of age and supporting seamless transition after the age of 65. EODAF provides a voice for those persons and families affected by dementia. Learn about some of the exciting resources that are available. (Video made in 2020)
Adjusting to life's transitions
Have you considered moving out of your home but are afraid of the change? Dr. Amy D'Aprix offers some helpful tips on how to adjust to change in our lives. (Video made in 2020)
Community supports and programs
Family and Community Services
We're glad you're here! Solutions Navigators can help you to connect with community resources and supports that you need. Although the office is currently closed during the pandemic, the FCS team is pleased to support you virtually instead! (Video made in 2020)
Seniors centre without walls
Did you know that you can access a seniors' centre without leaving the comfort of your own home? Learn more about staying connected and learning new skills with this interactive program. (Video made in 2020)
Volunteers are a vital part of our community. If you are needing help, or looking to volunteer yourself, please contact Volunteer Strathcona. There are opportunities for everyone! (Video made in 2020)
One in five adults in Alberta struggle with reading. Community Adult Learning and Literacy Society (CALLS) can help older adults feel more supported and connected assisting with literacy skills and by offering volunteer opportunities to help others. (Video made in 2020)
Intergenerational connections enhance the lives of both youth and older adults. These relationships allow transfer of knowledge and experience, and enhance the strength of our community. (Video made in 2020)
The mission of the WECAN Food Basket Society is to bring food security by providing individuals and families with opportunity to purchase healthy food at an affordable price. Learn how to access this program in Strathcona County. (Video made in 2020)
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals right to your door. Did you know that they offer a frozen meal option as well? Take a look at this video for more information on this great resource! (Video made in 2020)
Home Help Program
The Home Help Program with Strathcona County Family and Community Services not only helps older adults keep a clean home, but it also provides social support and connection to resources as well. Please note that the program is currently on hold because of the COVID 19 pandemic. (Video made in 2020)
Wish of a Lifetime
Wish of a Lifetime Canada, in partnership with Chartwell Retirement Residences, aims to shift the way society views and values older adults by fulfilling their dreams and wishes. For more information on Wish of a Lifetime, contact Chartwell Emerald Hills. (Video made in 2020)
Places to go (once re-opened)
Strathcona County Museum & Archives
A special glimpse into what’s been happening at the Strathcona County Museum & Archives, while they are eagerly waiting until they can see you in person again.
Virtual tour of millennium place
In this two-part video, Connie takes you on a virtual tour of Millennium Place and learn about what you can look forward to enjoying once it re-opens. (Video made in 2020)
The Strathcona County Library offers a variety of books, videos and information sessions for urban and rural seniors. Please take a tour with us and how you can access these resources. (Video made in 2020)
Bethel Transit station tour
Take a tour of the Bethel Transit station and find out how you can get your bus pass and tickets. (Video made in 2020)
Did you know that buses in Strathcona County are wheelchair accessible? Take a ride with Strathcona County transit. (Video made in 2020)
How to get to Bethel
Take a drive to Bethel Transit Centre and see how easy it is to park and to access accessible spaces and the drop off zone. (Video made in 2020)
For last years Seniors’ Week, Social Action interviewed local seniors talking about their community volunteering experiences. See those interviews here: Strathcona County Seniors’ Week 2020. We have an amazing community of aging residents and we know that there are lots more stories to be shared.