Come for the Programs... Stay for the People.

CLSA 50th Anniversary Gala & Fundraiser- Postponed to Fall 2016

Due to sluggish ticket sales, CLSA has decided to postpone the Saturday June 11 evening banquet and dance with The Emeralds until late fall. Firm dates will be communicated shortly, and tickets will go on sale by mid September. If you have already purchased tickets, they will be promptly refunded by the City of Edmonton. We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience this change may have caused. We will "regroup" and do our best to plan a tremendously successful gala & fundraiser for CLSA in the fall!

The CLSA 50th Anniversary Open House and Family Fun Day is still going full steam ahead, and we are getting tremendous response! We hope you will be able to join us.

Celebrate With Us!  OPEN HOUSE & FAMILY FUN DAY - June 11th

Plans for our 50th Anniversary event are quickly taking shape... and it is going to be a fabulous day!  Tour our amazing facility - and "check out" some of the many demonstrations of activities, clubs and programs going on in the Centre. Come early for the pancake breakfast. Participate in events taking place outside - and enjoy the lunchtime BBQ and beer garden, while watching the scheduled entertainment. Have fun with the kids while doing family friendly activities. It's going to be a party for the whole community, and everyone is welcome to join us.  We hope to see you!   View the schedule of events...

Final Call for Volunteers for Open House & Family Fun Day!

We are still filling the remaining volunteer positions for Saturday, June 11th. If you have not turned in your application yet, please do so as soon as possible - by no later than Friday, June 3rd. This is not just a party! This is a huge marketing, fundraising and membership drive! Help us to strengthen our ability to grow and provide enhanced program opportunities for ALL CLSA MEMBERS, now and in the future. Also note that you do not need to be a CLSA member to volunteer, so rally the troops with friends and family to help us on our big day.

Survey Provides Insights Into Lives of Seniors

Age Friendly Edmonton Social and Recreation Participation Working Group contracted...a needs assessment among Edmonton seniors about recreation participation and other indicators of engagement in the community.  The Highlight Report and Final Report contain a wealth of current statistics and information highlighting Edmonton seniors' perspectives on recreation, social isolation, volunteering, services for aging in place, and safety. (Excerpted from ESCC Link Letter)

A New CLSA Board of Directors Has Been Elected

The AGM for 2016 was held on March 24th. We thank members for their interest and support. The newly elected Board members are Terry Kozma, Barb Spencer, Helen Gaschnitz, Marilyn Woolley, Al Hemeyer, and Sarah Johnston (left to right). Wilma Haas and Gerald Letal were re-elected for a second term. All twelve director positions are now filled, and the Board looks forward to its work on behalf of our members.

Pickleball @ CLSA Featured in Telus Optik Local Video!

Telus Optik Local provides support to filmmakers so they can tell "positive, inspiring and entertaining local stories about neighbourhoods and their people". The most recent addition to their video collection, is a short feature highlighting the increasingly popular sport of pickleball in Edmonton.  This great little video was shot at Central Lions, and features members of our CLSA Pickleball Club. We hope you will take a moment to enjoy it!  Watch it here.

Spring/Summer Program Registration 

The 2016 Spring/Summer Program Guide is available at the Centre, as well as on our website.  Plan to participate in another exciting season of outstanding classes, presentations, clubs/activities and events!  Registration spots in popular sessions fill quickly, so please register early to avoid disappointment!  We are looking forward to seeing you.

Registration is available "in person" at the Centre (10:00 am to 2:00 pm) or via the City of Edmonton eReg site.

CLSA Conversation Circle - Fridays* @ 10:30 

Meet with others who are keen to informally explore and discuss topics of interest. Share and consider different perspectives. It is a great way to be introduced to other lively minded people!  The group meets every 2nd Friday* @10:30 (see notices in Atrium area)... in the Atrium's library/fireplace area. Bring a cup of coffee - and engage! 

Pickleball for Fun: Now available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons!

Meet new people, have fun and get active while playing a great game!  Are you looking for a non-competitive friendly environment?  Try "Pickleball for Fun" on Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 drop-in 12:45 to 3:00 pm). Beginners are welcome. Information and equipment are available at the Fitness Centre.

*Looking to advance your game? Please check our Program Guide (under "Clubs") for registration information regarding our Pickleball Club.

Scrabble:  How Many Letter Points for "F-U-N"?

Start the new year by having some fun!! Drop by the Centre at 1:15 on Fridays to play Scrabble.  Meet new people and put your brain to work by participating in this enjoyable, social game! Everyone is welcome. $1/visit... Good company and lots of laughter is free!


Play Pool! Bring a Friend! Have FUN! 

The pool table located in our beautiful Observation Area is available for use by our members and their guests.  Table bookings can be made at the Fitness Centre desk... or drop in if the table is open. Please see volunteers at the Fitness Centre for more information. (Remember! Free coffee and treats on Tuesdays in the Atrium 10:00 - 2:00.)

Do We Have Your EMAIL Address?

78% of respondents in our recent CLSA Member Survey indicated that they prefer to receive communications from us via email.  In order to send email to you, we require your permission.  If you have not already done so, please provide consent so we can keep you "up-to-date" on all of the great things happening at the Centre!! 

Questions about seniors programs and services?

Call the Seniors Information Phone Line by dialing 2-1-1, and the Information and Referral Specialists at 211 will connect you to programs, services and resources in the Edmonton area.  

The updated Seniors Resource List (May 2015) is available here.  The 2-1-1 website link is available here.