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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Caregivers of Alzheimer's and other Dementias Wellness Retreat
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Learn self care techniques to reduce stress through yoga, meditation, music, art and more. Connect with others in this full day retreat an hour north of Calgary.

Free Registration: Visit melissasmithyoga.com

Monday, April 30, 2018
Celebrate Outstanding Achievements in Health Care - Submission Deadline
Time: 12:00 am

Celebrate outstanding achievements in health care:

The Alberta Medical Association Achievement Awards are the highest honors bestowed by the organization.  We are seeking nominations for individuals who have contributed to the improvement of the quality of health care in Alberta.  Nominations must be submitted by April 30.  Awards will be p[resented at the AMA annual general meeting to be held in September in Edmonton.

Please request nomination forms by email to Email Janice Meredith or download nomination forms on the AMA website at www.albertadoctors.org.

 

Tuesday, May 1-2, 2018
FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens –Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference
Time: 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: River Cree Resort & Casino - Enoch, Alberta

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council and Alberta Seniors and Housing are proud to co-host FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference.

FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference offers a three day event with two days of conference sessions which provides unique opportunities for professionals to hear from dynamic speakers and learn more about complexities of elder abuse.

Professionals will have the opportunity to share information and enhance knowledge and capacity among practitioners in the field of elder abuse.

This conference will feature ‘It’s Not Right’ Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults training on May 1 by Margaret MacPherson, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children at Western University.

For more information, click here.

Friday, May 4, 2018
6th Annual This Is Home Fundraising Breakfast
Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: St. Michael's Heritage Hall, 7406 139 Avenue, Edmonton

This fundraising breakfast is an annual event held in support of St. Michael's Extended Care Centre Society, and helps St. Michael's provide enhanced care and specialized services to seniors in our community. All proceeds raised at the breakfast will go towards their nutrition program and kitchen expansion project.

Tickets: Individual: $35 or a Table of 8 for $250.

Breakfast Service: 7:00am; Program and Guest Speaker at 7:30am.

Friday, May 4 at St. Michael's Heritage Hall, 7406 139 Avenue, Edmonton

 

For tickets and information, please click here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
12th Annual Sage Awards Luncheon
Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

12th Annual Sage Awards Luncheon May 8, 2018

The Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill NW, Edmonton AB

11:00am – 1:30pm

Tickets: $65

Contact:  jlparenteau@MySage.ca for information and tickets.

The Sage Awards recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions older adults make to our communities and lives, and are presented by Servus Credit Union.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
ACCA Membership Meeting
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel
Friday, May 11, 2018
Nourishing Knowledge: Optimizing Nutrition in Continuing Care - Red Deer
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Dear Alberta Continuing Care Association Members, On behalf of Dietitians of Canada (DC) and the DC Gerontology Network we greatly appreciate you taking the time to share a fantastic education event that focuses on opportunities for collaboration and implementation of new techniques to optimize nutrition of those living in continuing care with your students. Please refer to the general invite below and do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions or concerns. Sincerely, Larissa Ens Gerontology Network Executive Member - Alberta, Yukon, and Northwest Territories Representative Dietitians of Canada Larissa.Ens@albertahealthservices.ca Education Event: You are invited to attend a 1-day provincial educational event " Nourishing Knowledge" featuring new approaches in nutrition and food service geared towards registered dietitians, food service managers and other healthcare professionals. Nourishing Knowledge will be held on Friday May 11, 2018 from 0900-1530 at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 33 Petrolia Drive - Gasoline Alley, Red Deer, Alberta. Nourishing Knowledge will host a variety of hot topic speakers including Peter Lam, who is Co-chair of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) and a Registered Dietitian. Peter will be bringing his expertise to this event to share insights and hands-on demonstrations on the implementation of IDDSI. Peter is one of many great speakers that will be joining this exciting event. Please see the attached brochure for more details. Register by the early bird deadline of April 6 and save 25% on registration fees! For more information and to download a copy of the Nourishing Knowledge program please see: https://www.dietitians.ca/Learn/Events/Live-Events.aspx. To register, please see: https://secure.effreg.com/r/e/9pozcF9v?3 Please join us for this exciting education opportunity where there will be delicious refreshments and meals and a wonderful place to network with other attendees and exhibitors. Sincerely, Larissa Ens Gerontology Network Executive Member - Alberta, Yukon, and Northwest Territories Representative Dietitians of Canada Larissa.Ens@albertahealthservices.ca

Sunday, June 3-9, 2018
Seniors' Week in Alberta - June 3 - 9
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Various in Alberta!

Seniors’ Week is held annually during the first full week of June.


Seniors make a difference in our communities every day. From supporting family members and friends to assisting charities and volunteering, seniors are deeply involved in our communities and their contributions benefit Albertans of all ages.

Each year, Albertans are encouraged to join the festivities by attending one of the many Seniors’ Week events taking place across the province. Whether planning an event or enjoying one with the seniors in your life, please take the time to acknowledge Alberta’s seniors and all that they contribute to our quality of life. Your participation in Seniors' Week helps highlight and show appreciation for Alberta's seniors.

Monday, June 18, 2018
Thinking Qualitatively Workshop Series
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Tuesday, June 19-23, 2018
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Wednesday, June 20-24, 2018
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Thursday, June 21-25, 2018
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Friday, June 22-26, 2018
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Tuesday, September 25-26, 2018
Grey Matters 2018 Conference
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre Calgary

Alberta Seniors and Housing and the Alberta Association of Seniors Centres are pleased to co-host the 2018 Grey Matters Conference.

This two-day conference offers seniors service providers opportunities to network, gain knowledge and increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors. Conference delegates will hear from dynamic speakers and learn about best practices, emerging issues and trends that enhance seniors wellbeing.

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Monday, October 1, 2018
National Seniors Day!
Time: All Day

October 1 of each year is National Seniors Day, which coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, and is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate the profound contributions of seniors in our homes, communities, and workplaces.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
ACCA Inspiring Quality Conference
Time: All Day
Location: Sheraton, Red Deer
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
ACCA Inspiring Quality Conference
Time: All Day
Location: Sheraton, Red Deer