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


Celebrate Father's Day - Thursday, June 11... 1:30 - 4:00 (doors and bar open @ 1:00)

Join us for an afternoon of fun and celebrations that include a BBQ, full bar with ice cold beer, 50/50... and a return of the now famous CLSA annual fishing derby!!  Entertainment by Bruce Veroba (the "sing-a-long guy").

Tickets: $15   Purchase deadline: June 08th   More information...


Interesting Stats About Volunteers!

Did you know...Canadian volunteers devoted about 1.96 billion volunteer hours in 2013; this is equivalent to 1 million full-time jobs!  Volunteers are the foundation of countless organizations - including CLSA... and their important  work enriches both the lives of others, as well as their own. Thank you, Volunteers!

Statistics Canada has compiled a very interesting one page description of "The Faces of Volunteers in Canada".  Read it here...


Research Project: "The Family Caregiver's Perspective"

Individuals are needed to participate in an UofA research project which will explore "what it means to receive home care services and to be a primary caregiver for a family member."  It is hoped that the results of this study will help to inform home care and caregiving policy.  For more information...



CLSA Lawn Bowling Club Disbands

After 42 years of play at CLSA, the Central Seniors Indoor Lawn Bowling club has disbanded. During its peak membership years, the Lawn Bowling Club enjoyed active participation by over 100 members, and was among the most popular clubs at our Centre. Members of the club - past and present - have been dedicated and active supporters of CLSA for many years... and we look forward to their continued involvement. 


CLSA Board Member Needed

We were unable to elect a full slate of board members at our recent Annual General Meeting... and we still need to fill one position. Please consider joining the great group of people who serve on your CLSA Board.  There is exciting and important work to do. The success of our organization is, in large measure, a result of the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. Your contributions can make a difference.  For more information, inquire at the Front Office or email clsaboard@clsaedmonton.ca


Court Bookings Now Available for Thursday Afternoons!

Want to work on your game... just have some fun with friends... or introduce guests (age 55+) to CLSA sports?  Single courts in the large gym can now be booked for pickleball/badminton play on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Reservations may be made up to 03 weeks in advance, so book now! Information is available at the Fitness Centre.


Alberta 55+ Summer Games:  Compete... Volunteer... Support a Great Event!  

Zone 06  Edmonton Marigold play-offs - in seventeen different events - begin in early April.  Earn an opportunity to compete in the 55+ Summer Games to be held in Strathmore (July 16-19).  Visit the Alberta Games website for more information.  Check out the Zone 06 play-off schedule here.

 


Our New Registration Procedure: Q & A's

We have been working hard to provide CLSA members with enhanced payment and registration options.  Use of debit/credit card payment is possible during the current Spring/Summer registration period.  The option to register online will be available in the near future.  We have prepared a Q&A document we hope you will find informative.


Spring/Summer Program Registration Hours 

If possible, please register for your new Spring/Summer programs between 10:00 and 2:00 (Mon.-Fri.).  We now accept credit/debit card payment in addition to cash and cheques.  Watch for information regarding future online registration options!

Check out our new Spring/Summer Program Guide.  Register early for your best choice of program offerings - and to take advantage of "Early Bird" savings!  


Free Coffee & Treats - and Fellowship!

Please join us for our 'Cuppa Corner in the atrium - Tuesdays (10:00 - 2:00) - to enjoy a free coffee and treat, while visiting with friends and new acquaintances... checking out our programs... heading to/from an activity... reading in the library... or surfing the web.  See you there!

'Cuppa Corner will take a summer break.   Last coffee date: June 23rd ... Resumes on September 8, 2015! 


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.)


Discounted Rate for Evening Access to Our Fitness Centre

Did you know... Instead of paying $7/evening visit, CLSA members receive a discounted admission rate of $3.50 to access our Fitness Centre in the evening (Mon. to Fri. - from 5:00-9:00 pm.)  Another good reason to be a CLSA member!


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.