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.

The SWESA Office will be Closed on Thursday September 30, 2021 (posted on September 25, 2021)

The SWESA office will be closed on Thursday, September 30, 2021 for Truth and Reconciliation Day as we honour and remember those children lost to Residential Schools and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. To learn more about the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, please visit HERE

COVID-19 Guidelines and Program Changes (posted on September 16, 2021, updated on September 17, 2021)

For the latest information from SWESA, please see the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines Page on our website, the Program Guide Page on our website, the mailout to all SWESA members on September 16, 2021, the SWESA Weekly Bulletin for September 20 – 24, 2021 and our Facebook Page.  You may see the same information on more than one of these locations.  We are attempting to keep all of our visitors and program attendees as up-to-date as possible as things change at SWESA.

CLICK HERE  for COVID-19 information from the Government of Alberta.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send your message to admin@swesa.ca or call Linda Klatt at 587-987-3200 during our office hours.

Voter’s Compass Tool for Older Adults (posted on September 8, 2021)

The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESSC) has summarized where municipal and federal candidates stand on issues of importance to seniors. CLICK HERE  for their latest news letter and scroll down to the Voter’s Compass Tool. Click on either of the two images to access the summaries.

2021 Virtual Seniors Forum (posted on September 8, 2021)

Age Friendly Edmonton sponsors this forum September 27 – October 1, 2021 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.  You can learn about resources in the areas of housing, health and wellness. CLICK HERE for more information.

SWESA Members on Global Edmonton TV News (posted on September 2, 2021)

Global Edmonton aired a news segment on their 5:00 p.m. show today entitled: “Thinking about retirement? Why preparing emotionally is as important as financial planning”.  Some SWESA members at Monday’s Coffee and Chat session were featured in the video.

CLICK HERE to see the story on the Global Edmonton web site.  Be sure to click the play button  on the video image to view the entire (1:42) video segment that was aired.

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 (reposted August 12, 2021)

  • CLICK HERE for the Alberta Health Services vaccine information.
  • CLICK HERE for Alberta Blue Cross information on the pharmacies offering vaccine, posted on February 24, 2021.