Seniors' Week virtual trade fair
Seniors’ Week: June 1 – 7
Seniors! Thank you for your contributions that have shaped a SAFE, SUPPORTED and CONNECTED community for all. Enjoy these educational and entertaining videos.
Also, please check out the video interviews of local seniors talking about their community volunteering experiences Strathcona County Seniors' Week 2020.
Mayor Frank’s Seniors' Week Message
Join Mayor Rod Frank in celebrating the contributions of older adults in Strathcona County! Happy Seniors' Week!
Be kind to yourself
Mental Health is just as important as physical health and safety. It is important to take care of your mental health during challenging times.
Andrea Levicki is a talented, local artist in Strathcona County. Join Andrea for an easy to follow painting class. All you need is some paint, a brush and a canvas!
In this short video, Charles Chenard, a counsellor at Strathcona County Family and Community Services, shows you how to do a siting mediation. Please relax and follow the instructions.
Here are two old time ditties from local father and son duo, Tony and Duke Michael. Tony and Duke are apart of the band called Annie’s Boys. Annie’s Boys played in Ardrossan last year for our 2019 Seniors’ 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!
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.
Madelaine McCullough sings “Bless the Broken Road” and “Vienna”
Grade 12 student Madelaine McCullough sings these popular songs by Rascal Flats and Billy Joel for your enjoyment. Madelaine is a local artist and is graduating from Salisbury Composite High School this year!
Strathcona County Garden Club
Strathcona County Garden Club is a local club. Activities of the club includes a hosting of a variety of horticulture related speakers, community gardens, botanical bus tours and the fellowship of both old and new friends.
Planning, health and safety
Advanced care planning
Planning for the 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.
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Continuing Care Options
Learn more about Home Care, Supportive Living, Designated Supportive Living and Long Term Care in Alberta
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!
Frauds and scams
This video is a description of some common frauds and scams that are often reported. If you feel that you have been a victim of these or others, please notify the RCMP. Awareness and reporting help make Strathcona County a safe community for all.
Soul Spark fitness and nutrition
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.
Medication packaging and home health supplies
Medication dosage packaging is a way to ensure that your medications are taken the way that 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.
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!
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.
Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE)
Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE) offers everything from housing support to activities to health supports. Learn more about the many services SAGE has to offer
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!
Community Adult Learning and Literacy Society [CALLS]
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 by assisting with literacy skills and by offering volunteer opportunities to help others.
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
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.
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!
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.
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, visit www.wishofalifetime.ca or contact Chartwell Emerald Hills.
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 a 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.
Adjusting to life’s transition
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.
Places to go (once re-opened)
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.
The Strathcona County Library offers a variety of books, videos and information sessions for urban and rural seniors. Please take a tour with us how you can access these resources.
Bethel Transit Station Tour
Take a tour of the Bethel Transit station and find out how you can get your bus pass and tickets.
Did you know that all buses in Strathcona County are wheelchair accessible? Take a ride with Strathcona County transit.
How to get to Bethel Transit Station
Take a drive to the Bethel Transit Centre and see how easy it is to park and to access accessible spaces and the drop off zone.
Other videos to check:
November is Falls Prevention month. Although November is months away, the information on how to prevent falls is important all year long!
Some of the physical changes that happen as we age may effect our driving. Watch this short video by AMA to see what those changes are and how we can stay safe on the roads.