Other Programs

The SWESA website will post social, cultural and recreational events of interest for seniors in southwest Edmonton. If you know of a special or ongoing event that could be listed here, please contact us and we’ll be happy to share the information.

Edmonton Pickle Ball Club

Website link

Promotes pickleball to all people living in Metro Edmonton with a focus on active older adults

Rocky Mountain Seniors Ski Club

Website link

Nonprofit organization based in Edmonton dedicated to promoting affordable alpine skiing for seniors (aged 55+) at all ability levels

Heritage Seniors Stop In Centre

Provides a place for seniors to gather over a game of cards, coffee or other interests.  Pot-luck luncheons once a month.
Phone: (780) 437-8759
Email: heritageseniors@shaw.ca

Petrolia Seniors Group 

Come enjoy lunch and a program ($15) the third Tuesday of the month, 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m..  In addition enjoy an outing during the month.  For more information or to confirm your attendance by the Friday preceding the lunch meeting, please call Nick or Betty.  Play Bridge Wednesdays:  Noon – 3:00 p.m. (Call Joan 780 – 436 – 1434).

Greenfield Community Hall
3803 114 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6J 4R7
Nick: 780 435 1045 or Betty: 780 434-0711

Twin Brooks and SouthWest 50+ Group

Join the 50+ Group for snacks, games and conversation! Last Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m..

Yellowbird East Community Centre
10710 19 Ave NW
Joyce: 780 988 6262

Southwest Seniors Outreach Society

Southwest Seniors Outreach Society provides programs and activities for people suffering from the effects of aging to alleviate the effects of loneliness, physical and mental deterioration and to stimulate social interaction.

10832 – 62 ave
Yvonne Pearson: 780 435 9515

Strathcona Place Senior Citizens Centre

Strathcona Place Seniors Citizens Centre offers a wide variety of educational and recreational activities, services, programs and special events with other retired people! Click here for the website.

10831 University Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 4R1
Phone: 780 433 5807

Edmonton Public Library

Whitemud Crossing Branch
145 Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre
4211 – 106 st, T6J 6L7
Phone: 780 496 1822

Riverbend Branch
460 Riverbend Square
Rabbit Hill Road & Terwillegar Drive, T6R 2X2
Phone: 780 944 5311

One-on-One Tech Help @ EPL

Book some one-on-one time with friendly EPL staff to receive assistance and instruction on topics such as computer basics, the internet, email, word processing and social networking services like Facebook and Twitter. Learn how to access and play with EPL’s fabulous eCollection including eBooks, eReaders, audiobooks, databases and library catalogue. You’re welcome to bring your own device. We would love to meet with you to help you with any of these topics.

Contact your local branch to book a session.

Go-Go Gadget Help

Did you get a new gizmo or gadget? An eReader, tablet, camera, laptop or phone? Bring in your new gadget and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere where you can explore with library staff and other participants. Library staff will be on hand to help you download library eBooks and eAudiobooks and solve other puzzles.

Check our program listings for dates and times of this free program at your local branch.

City Recreational Classes for Older Adults

Please check out the links at edmonton.ca/dropinfitness for information about Zumba Gold, PickleBall, and Seniors Skate (a drop-in skating for seniors only.) If you are interested in personal training services, please check out edmonton.ca/personaltraining.

Terwillegar Recreational Centre

A number of recreational classes are offered especially for seniors, including Zumba Gold and Pickleball.   A Seniors Lounge is available to members Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.. Click here for more information.

William Lutsky Family YMCA

A number of recreational classes are offered especially for seniors, including Zumba Gold and Active Older Adult exercise classes. Click here for more information.

Blue Quill Seniors Limited Mobility Chair Yoga

The focus of this yoga practice will be on breath, deep relaxation, flexibility, balance and strength. To register, contact Else Smart (780 436 7700) or (780 438 3366).  $80 for Blue Quill Community League members. $95 for non-members.  Drop-ins welcome.  Blue Quill Hall, 11304 25 ave NW.

Southgate Mall Walking and Tai Chi Group

Walk for fitness in a climate controlled safe environment.  No registration fee.  Register at the Guest Services Centre or download the waiver form here & bring it with you. The mall is open for walkers Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

Visit Centre Court Monday to Friday, starting at 8:30 a.m. to join a class that is led by an experienced Tai Chi teacher. For more information about both of these groups, contact Guest Services at 780-435-3721 or email info@southgatecentre.com

Friendships with other Community Seniors Organizations

SWESA is pleased to accept the invitation from Revera Riverbend Retirement Residence to join them for their pub nights with dancing to big band music.  The Residence also offered SWESA use of their gym with training on the equipment provided.  All this at no cost.  SWESA is delighted to form this outreach friendship and offer this to SWESA members.  For more information, please call  780-438-2777 ext 2005 or email riverbend@reveraliving.com

The Seniors Citizens Opportunity Neighbourhood Association (SCONA) provides non-structured activities meeting the needs of seniors as stated by them.  Their aim is to keep seniors active in the community, supported in their attempts to remain living independently in their own homes and leading active, happy lives.  For more information, please call 780 433 5377.