NEWS

GO FUND ME – FUNDRAISING EVENT!! 

 

THE S.C.O.N.A. SENIORS CENTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! EVERYONE HAS A GRANDPARENT OR PERHAPS AN AGING PARENT! MANY OF THEM ARE STRUGGLING TO REMAIN CONNECTED TO THEIR PEERS AND THE COMMUNITY. WE HAVE BEEN HELPING OLDER, FRAIL SENIORS TO FIND THAT CONNECTION FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS!

IN THIS LITTLE HOUSE SCONA MEETS THE NEEDS OF SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE AND LONELY CITIZENS OF EDMONTON. WE STRUGGLE TO TELL THE STORY OF OUR SENIORS IN A WAY THAT WILL BE HEARD AND UNDERSTOOD BY THOSE WITH THE MONEY: GOVERNMENT AND PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS. WE ARE THREATENED WITH CLOSURE AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS OF SERVICE! IT IS SIMPLY WRONG THAT THOSE WHO MADE OUR PROVINCE GREAT WILL BE DENIED A PLACE THAT HAS HELPED THEM TO THRIVE; A PLACE THEY HAVE EMBRACED AS THEIR OWN!

HELP US TO HELP THEM STAY CONNECTED AND FILL THEIR LIVES WITH PURPOSE AND FUN AGAIN!

BELOW IS OUR GO FUND ME LINK 

https://ca.gofundme.com/scona-seniors

 

SCONA NEWS NOVEMBER 2018

 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE TO HELP OUT WHILE WE ARE SHORT STAFFED DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF FUNDING!! TO DELLAH, WHO KEEPS COMPUTERS RUNNING TWO CLASSES EACH SUNDAY, TO EILENE, WHO MAKES SURE EVERYONE HAS A GOOD TIME BOWLING ON TUESDAY MORNINGS, TO AGNES, WHO TOOK OVER MANAGING THE CRIB TOURNAMENTS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS, TO CHARLOTTE, WHO COMES TO KENILWORTH AND MAKES CERTAIN EVERYONE IS ACCOUNTED FOR AND FEELS WELCOME, (ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE SHE DOES TO KEEP SCONA RUNNING SMOOTHLY), TO LEIGH, AGNES, NORMA, MARJORIE, AND CHARLOTTE WHO COVER THE PHONES THREE DAYS A WEEK SO STAFF CAN GET THEIR WORK DONE, (AND THEY BAKE GOODIES FOR DESSERTS AROUND HERE), AND TO DORIS WHO IS ALWAYS THERE WHEN WE NEED HER!! WE WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT ALL THEIR HELP. THANKS AGAIN LADIES!!!

 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE HALLOWEEN AT KENILWORTH AND RITCHIE HALLS SO MUCH FUN. WE GOT SOME GREAT PICTURES TOO!! FINALLY, THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN THE INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED BY CBC RADIO. LISTEN TO YOUR RADIO THIS WEEK TO HEAR THEM FOR YOURSELF!! CBC IS SUPPORTING OUR GO FUND ME PAGE, SO MAKE SURE YOU SHARE THAT INFORMATION WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!

 

 

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

 

FUNDRAISING EVENT ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH AT BLUES ON WHITE FROM 3 – 5 P.M. WE WILL BE HOSTING A 50/50 DRAW DURING THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM SESSION. JOIN US THERE FOR GREAT MUSIC, A COLD BEER, OR WHO KNOWS, YOU MIGHT BE THE BIG WINNER OF 50% OF THE TAKE!! BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR SCONA!

 

ANOTHER FUNDRAISING EVENT ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2/18, OUR CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT ANY OF OUR ACTIVITIES! ($25, CHILDREN UNDER TEN $10) ALL AGES ARE WELCOME SO BRING YOUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS! LOT’S OF FUN GUARANTEED!! SCONA SKITZERS PERFORMANCE, CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE, CASUAL DINNER, LIVE MUSIC, AND SILENT AUCTION!

 

 THE TRAVELLING SENIORS WILL BE AT KENILWORTH THIS MONTH ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14TH, 12 NOON. JOIN US THERE FOR FUN AND FOOD!! IT IS A WONDERFUL, FRIENDLY, AND VERY HUMOROUS BUNCH THAT COMES TO KENILWORTH SO EXPECT A GOOD AFTERNOON MAKING NEW FRIENDS!!

 

FEAST DAY WILL BE A SURPRISE THIS MONTH! COME TO RITCHIE HALL AT 12 NOON ON THURSDAY, NOV. 15TH AND ENJOY! $10

 

FIELD TRIP: TO THE NEW ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM. MEET AT RITCHIE HALL AT 11 A.M. FOR BRUNCH. BUS DEPARTS FOR THE MUSEUM AT 12:00 P.M. (CALENDAR SAYS 12:30 BUT IT IS REALLY 12 NOON) $25 FOR BRUNCH, TRANSPORTATION, AND ADMISSION.

SOMETHING NEW IS COMING TO SCONA THIS DECEMBER AT SCONA!!

FREE CREATIVE WRITING WITH INSTRUCTION, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND PLENTY OF LAUGHTER PROVIDED BY EDMONTON’S OWN PUBLISHED POET, ADELE FONTAIN!! THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW OTHERS BETTER BY SHARING YOUR STORY!! AND YOU WILL DISCOVER: YOU CAN SO WRITE!!! TO BE HELD TUESDAY 13TH, 20TH, AND 27TH AT SCONA, 1 P.M.

 

CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITIES, TIMES, AND PLACES, AND COME AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE OR YOUR HEALTH PERMITS. YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO JOIN US WHEREVER YOU MAY CATCH US HAVING FUN!

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN CALLING TO LET US KNOW THEY ARE COMING TO AN ACTIVITY. SCONA FINDS IT IS GETTING TOO EXPENSIVE FOR US TO COOK FOR A NUMBER THAT WE HAVE TO GUESS. SO, STARTING THIS MONTH, IF YOU CALL TO SAY YOU ARE COMING, WE WILL HAVE A MEAL READY FOR YOU. IF YOU DON’T CALL, THERE WILL BE NO MEAL AVAILABLE. YOU CAN ENJOY WHATEVER ACTIVITY WE ARE HOSTING, AND OF COURSE, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR A MEAL. WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU CALL TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ATTENDANCE BUT UNDERSTAND THAT ISN’T ALWAYS POSSIBLE. PLEASE TRY FOR THE MORNING OF THE DAY BEFORE YOUR CHOICE OF ACTIVITIES. PLEASE DO NOT CALL AFTER HOURS THE DAY BEFORE BECAUSE WE HAVE ALREADY DONE THE GROCERY SHOPPING. BOTTOM LINE? GIVE US AS MUCH NOTICE AS YOU ARE ABLE SO WE DON’T END UP WITH ANY HURT FEELINGS AND SAD STAFF.

 

HOPE TO SEE YOU OFTEN