SWESA Latest News

Welcome to the SWESA Latest News page.  On this page we will post urgent notifications, program changes, upcoming event reminders, volunteer opportunities, employment opportunities, and other information of interest to SWESA members.

SWESA article published in July 2021 Riverbend Ragg-Times (posted on June 24, 2021)

CLICK HERE to view the new article about seniors and SWESA written by Colleen Crozier.

SWESA is hiring a Business Manager (posted on June 10, 2021)

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

Congratulations to Audrey O’Brien who won $2,029 in the SWESA Mother’s Day 50/50 Raffle (posted on May 12, 2021, updated on May 17, 2021)

CLICK HERE to view our photo gallery of the event, including a video of the draw and a video of the cheque presentation.

Assisted Transportation Available for Older Edmontonians Seeking COVID-19 Vaccines (posted on February 19, 2021)

The folks from Drive Happiness are currently offering door-thru-door transportation services for older Edmontonians who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and don’t have access to reliable transportation. For information, call 780-424-5438, or email info@drivehappiness.ca. You can also visit www.drivehappiness.ca.

The latest news on COVID-19 Vaccination (originally posted on February 5, 2021, updated on March 4, 2021)

  • CLICK HERE for the Alberta Health Services vaccine information.
    • Note: AHS is receiving reports of a phone scam where Albertans over 75 are told they can book their COVID-19 immunizations for a fee. AHS will never ask for payment. Please hang up immediately and report the call to the non-emergency police line at 780-423-4567.
  • CLICK HERE for Alberta Blue Cross information on the pharmacies offering vaccine, posted on February 24, 2021.

Edmonton Community Foundation Grant (posted on November 30, 2020)

CLICK HERE to display our Grants page.

Message from SWESA president Josie Richardson (posted on October 30, 2020)

Please CLICK HERE to view the message from October 28, 2020.

Photography Volunteer Opportunity (posted on August 28, 2020)

Please CLICK HERE to view the job description for a photography volunteer who will help to maintain and update our online photo gallery.  If you are interested in this position or if you have any questions, please contact the SWESA Webmaster, Barry Headrick, at web@swesa.ca