Share Your Ethnic Cooking

Willie Wong will be doing FREE ethnic cooking presentations in July. He is focusing on Malaysian food and the meaning of some of the recipes. This is for the month of July. If you'd like to join this interactive class, you'll need to sign up on the website. Even if you miss the class, if you sign up, you can get the recording. Willie shares stories about growing up in Borneo and tells us what the food means to his culture. Please sign up and consider sharing your own recipes and background with us. Anyone is welcome to present their own ethnic recipe that we will post online. Just let us know what you have in mind and we can loan you the equipment. Also, if you have a smart phone, you can record…

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Wellness Thursday in September Alzheimer’s Biomarkers With Dr. Trevor Steve

You can register for Wellness Thursday online at https://edmontonseniorscentre.ca/product/wellness-thursday-sep/ While the class is free, you must still register to attend. Alzheimer’s disease affects approximately 3% of the Canadian population and currently has no available disease-modifying treatments.  Biomarkers for this condition are increasingly playing a critical role in clinical trials for new treatments.  In this talk, Dr. Steve will review current and emerging biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease including those being investigating at the University of Alberta. ACFrOgCAJ_yFEYHBcnsjs-bWVz8Ku4eR24oDTdY..Download

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Alberta’s fourth wave beginning; COVID-19 numbers concerning

 Edmonton considering extension of mask mandate for public transit if province ends the measure As Alberta's COVID-19 infection numbers grow, Edmonton is considering reinstating mask mandates. Vaccines are the only proven means of reducing the impact of the virus and its variants.  Oilers to ask for vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test for fans 12 and older: report

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Doctors running out of compassion for unvaccinated

If you've ever wondered how doctors are dealing with those filling up hospitals and graves because they choose not to get vaccinated, here's one frontline doctor's opinion: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-08-17/vaccinated-covid-doctor-shot Anita Sircar is an infectious-disease physician and clinical instructor of health sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine. You can read her article, written on August 17, 2021 in the Los Angeles Times. “Well,” I said, “I can pretty much guarantee we would have never met had you gotten vaccinated, because you would have never been hospitalized. All of our COVID units are full and every single patient in them is unvaccinated. Numbers don’t lie. The vaccines work.” Anita Sincar, MD speaking to an unvaccinated patient dying of COVID-19. He didn't want to be vaccinated because the vaccine wasn't proved. But after he got sick "the…

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Flu shot effectiveness for Fall

On the front of Telegraph there's a warning about the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccines, due to scientific resources being diverted to focus on Covid-19. Experts say laboratories have struggled to gather enough data on influenza which could lead to vaccines being mismatched to the virus - and health services being overwhelmed by cases this winter.

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Covid-19 and the upcoming flu season

Experts say laboratories have struggled to gather enough data on influenza which could lead to vaccines being mismatched to the virus - and health services being overwhelmed by cases this winter.To protect yourself, please, remember to: A) Get the vaccine when availableB) Continue to mask, wash hands and practice social distancing

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Mike Nickel’s Written Mayoral Forum Responses

Mike Nickel - Seniors  Fri, 8/20 8:43AM • 5:07  Transcript from video provided by Mike Nickel to respond to YEG Mayoralty Forum questions  Note that the questions have been added post-transcription. These questions were sent to Mr. Nickel by email on August 12, 2021.  Mike Nickel  00:00  Hi, my name is Mike Nickel, and I'm running to be your mayor. A lot of you folks already know me, I'm a counsellor from Ward 11, and that's where I am right now sitting in City Council. Unfortunately, wish I could be there, but we got to get on, keep on with the business of the day. But I'm really happy to be here today to talk about seniors issues. The fact of the matter is, is that after 20 years of tax increases, seniors got to really ask the…

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September Classes are available for Registration

Our Fall Registration for classes is filling up. Sign up soon. If you are interested in taking an art class, check out our commercial on our YouTube Channel showing the classes with Willie Wong, renowned Edmonton artist and extraordinary teacher. If any of you are interested in a journaling class, a memoir class, creative writing 101 class or a writing critique group, please send an email to office@edmontonseniorscentre.ca. We are always open to new class and program ideas.

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Cheryll Watson’s Answers to Mayoral Forum Questions

Aging in place means having access to services, and health and social supports, to live and grow older in one’s home and community, safely and well. Surveys tell us that overwhelmingly, seniors want to age in place; seniors want to age in community. Accessible transportation is important for aging in place/community. For Edmonton seniors, what are current transportation barriers? As Mayor, how do you plan to deal with these challenges/barriers?Current: Right now, there are several transportation barriers that face seniors in Edmonton. From a lack of bus service in certain nieghbourhoods to improperly cleared sidewalks in the winter time. My mother recently moved downtown to a seniors facility and I witness the struggles some have to even cross the busy street before the light turns green. Our city hasn't prioritized development of infrastructure with an inclusive…

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Forum Update

What a wonderful turn out of seniors for the forum. Between all the streaming services running, the Webinar itself and seniors' residences that streamed the service we had 509 viewers. There are still a few streaming places that haven't reported but the number of seniors who participated is grand. While we wished we could include all the candidates, time wouldn't allow, so we took the top four from our poll and one of the candidates turned us down, Mr. Nickel. But he did send a video that we played right after the forum and which we will continue to run on ESCTV, which you can find on our homepage of the website. If you'd like to see the recording of the forum on demand, you can find it on our YouTube Channel. Any written…

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