Drop In Program
The Centre is open five days a week from 8:30am to 4:30pm (excluding statutory holidays). The Centre provides crib boards and cards for those who enjoy a game of crib, a television and DVD player for watching movies and a small library is available for use for those who just want some quiet time to catch up on some reading.
Everyone is welcome to drop in for coffee and take part in programs and services we deliver daily, weekly, monthly and annually. Some of these programs and services include:
The EASC Nutritional Program is aimed at providing our members with a weekly nourishing meal and we believe eating well is a lifestyle that should embrace traditional and colorful food, creativity in the kitchen, and eating with friends. The highlight of the EASC nutritional program is “Soup & Bannock” offered every Wednesday 12noon to 1pm. Please feel free to join us for in a nutritious meal that is food for our soul.
For our seniors, the benefits of healthy eating include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, a more robust immune system, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. As we age, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced.
This project is designed to assist people on their search for decent affordable accommodations. Searches include anything from an apartment, house, duplex, and condo to a lodge, nursing home, and wheelchair accessible housing.
Our Housing Coordinator compiles a complete up-to-date list of available housing in the Edmonton area. This is done by contacting landlords, property managers, and private homeowners, and searching the internet and local newspapers. To receive a list, a person must first meet with the registrar and fill out a registration form and sign an agreement to report any changes in their application status. The registrar then provides a list. The applicants are encouraged and supported in their search with follow-up phone calls and additional lists (when necessary) from the registrar.
Traditional Arts Program
Traditional Arts Program is a group that in the past had a focus on making crafts to sell as part of fundraising initiatives for EASC. But over the last few months we decided that the benefit of the group was not to raise funds but to come together in a communal sense, as a social circle to develop needed friendships and break away from loneliness and isolation which are major issues with seniors. We decided that the old model of having people working for fundraising, although valuable in certain respects, was outdated and tended to lead away from our mandate. We also collectively decided to go on field trips to other senior centers, conferences, powwows, round dances to set up tables where our group can sell craft items they make at EASC and they can keep any profits. The group is expanding nicely and we have has a resurgence of members accessing this program.
A one on one computer class is held every second Thursday of the month at EASC and is delivered by a trained Edmonton Public Library Professional. Interested members have a chance to learn and gain insight into the world of computers learning basic skills about the internet and its many functions!
Alberta Foot Care
Foot care sessions are offered in a private room by a nurse in this monthly program offered to our diabetic seniors through a partnership with the Alberta Foot Care.