Welcome to SWESA

 

SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA) is one of Edmonton’s newest seniors’ centres and we invite you to join us! SWESA is member-driven, working in concert with community groups and partners. Our programs and services empower older adults in southwest Edmonton to be active and feel part of a vibrant community of seniors.

Through a number of community locations, SWESA offers:
• Instructional Classes and Drop-in Activities (e.g., fitness, arts and crafts, informational talks and workshops, games and cards, coffee and chat)
• Services (e.g. access to home support services, book shops, a puzzle exchange, volunteer opportunities).
• Events and Activities (e.g. monthly luncheons, choir, bus tours, book club)

The SWESA Latest News Page

CLICK HERE to display the SWESA Latest News page.  The Latest News page was last updated on June 24, 2021 with a new article about seniors and SWESA written by Colleen Crozier and published in the Riverbend Ragg-Times.

JOB OPPORTUNITY – SWESA BUSINESS MANAGER

CLICK HERE to read about this new job posting which closes June 30, 2021. Applications should be sent to swesa.treasurer@gmail.com.

SWESA NOW HAS ON-LINE AND LOW INTENSITY IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

As COVID-19 precautions are being lifted, SWESA is offering a growing range of on-line and safe in-person programming.  CLICK HERE to discover our new summer programs.  As soon as Alberta Health Services gives us the green light, we will once again enjoy our usual wide variety of programs and social activities.

Congratulations to Audrey o’Brien, the winner of $2,029 in Our Mother’s Day 5050 raffle!

The draw for our Mother’s Day 5050 raffle was held just after 2:00 p.m. on May 8, 2021.  The draw was conducted outside the Blue Quill Community Centre by the members of the SWESA fundraising committee.  Congratulations to Audrey O’Brien who won $2,029.

CLICK HERE to view our photo gallery of the event, including a video of the draw, that was held on a windy and rainy day in May.

Donate Now Annual Appeal Grants

This year will continue to be a challenge as long as COVID-19 precautions preclude our usual fundraising activities. SWESA’s operating funds come from grants; membership and program fees; and a variety of fundraising efforts. Fundraising ensures our programs are affordable, accessible and can grow to meet the interests of people 55+ in southwest Edmonton.  Click on the buttons above to find out more about fundraising in 2021 and watch for news of our Annual Appeal this fall.  Please note: The Microsoft Internet Explorer browser will not be supported after August 17, 2021.  You will need to use another browser to access the Canada Helps website (after you click the Donate Now button).

SWESA PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Blue Quill Community League
Blue Quill Community Centre
Terwilleger Rec Centre Senior's Lounge
Terwillegar Community Rec. Ctr.