SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA) is a member-driven organization working in concert with community groups and partners to empower older adults in southwest Edmonton to be active and socially engaged through quality programs and services. Established in 2012 to address the social, cultural and recreational interests of people in the 55+ age group residing in southwest Edmonton, we are one of Edmonton’s newest seniors’ centres and we invite you to join us as we continue to grow.
SWESA is gradually reopening!
We are starting off slowly at Blue Quill Community Centre with two of our most popular programs and some new ways of doing things. Essentrics and Yoga will each be run in a four week series starting in August. Check the weekly bulletin for details (sign up here). All programs require preregistration and prepayment. There are no drop-ins and non-members will not be able to attend programs at this time. Memberships are available to purchase by appointment.
To reopen safely, everyone must preregister by email here so that we can be diligent in contact tracing and safe physical distancing. After registering, members will be sent a self-assessment link and information about the proper use of hand sanitizer and non-medical masks. Health and safety rules will be posted on location, as well as on our web site and social media. We encourage you to spread the word and clarify for fellow members. Questions can be directed to Melissa McCuaig at email@example.com.
COVID-19 remains a serious health threat, in particular for older adults and people with compromised immune systems. Knowledge about the impacts of the virus continues to evolve, and we all have a responsibility to stay informed and do our part to protect ourselves and others. At SWESA, the safety and wellbeing of our members and staff is the most important consideration. We will reopen with a limited capacity and will follow specific guidelines from Chief Medical Officer of Health. Relaunch plans will scale up or down depending on the changing situation. We welcome your ideas, feedback and suggestions as we move cautiously into new territory.
SWESA’s Seniors Home Supports Program is still accepting calls and can provide references. Barbara Newell can be reached at 780-860-2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SWESA Latest News page was last updated on July 14, 2020 with the most recent reopening announcement.
As part of our strategy to reach out to seniors in our catchment area, we also offer programs in other locations:
- Blue Quill Community Centre (BQCC), 11304 – 25 Ave NW, click here for the map. This location is open when programs are scheduled here.
- Yellowbird East Community Centre (YECC), closed until further notice, 10710 – 19 Ave NW, click here for the map
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre (TCRC), closed until further notice, 2051 Leger Rd NW, click here for the map
- eOne Fitness Studio, 3474 Allan Dr SW, closed until further notice, click here for the map
Click here to view the latest weekly news bulletins (PDF files) from SWESA. We publish the weekly news bulletin with upcoming events and next week’s program schedule and news of interest to SWESA members.
Click here to subscribe to the weekly news bulletins.
Click here to view and download the SWESA participant and volunteer agreement form, last updated in January 2020. You can obtain a printed copy of this form at our Yellowbird location.
Click here to view our public Facebook page and see the latest posts from our members.