GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
This is updated on April 14. 2021.
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CLICK HERE to view the SWESA pamphlet for April 2021.
With the unpredictability of COVID-19 we have broken up the Program Guides into 5 Program Sessions, see the chart below for session dates and registration information:
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Our programs are designed for adults aged 55+. You normally do not need to be a SWESA member to participate, however with the COVID-19 Pandemic in full swing, SWESA will only be offering programming to SWESA Members or Reciprocal Members until the restrictions are fully lifted.
SWESA is part of a reciprocal agreement with other seniors centres including:
Central Lions Seniors Association Edmonton Seniors Centre
Jewish Senior Citizens’ Centre Mill Woods Seniors Activity Centre
Minerva Senior Studies Institute North Edmonton Seniors Association
North West Edmonton Seniors Society Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton
South East Edmonton Seniors Association Strathcona County Family and Community Services
Strathcona Place Senior Centre Westend Seniors Activity Centre
Members of these centres will receive the same price discount as SWESA members for instructional programs (e.g. workshops, choir, fitness programs). For all other programs, reciprocal members will pay non-member prices. Reciprocal members will be required to show proof of a valid membership in one of the centres listed above in order to receive member prices.
Create your MyActiveCenter account today to register for one of our virtual or in person programs or information sessions. MyActiveCenter is easy, secure, and mobile. Benefits include:
Once you’ve activated your account, you can join groups and enroll in your centre’s activities online; they will appear on your My Activities page. It’s easy to keep track of your courses, and you won’t miss out!
Step by step Instructions are provided below:
New User – At the very top, select the green button “New Users” to create and activate
a new account.
Fill in your Information:
Existing User – At the very top, select “Sign In” and log in with the same email and password you used last time.
You may also register by calling 587-987-3200 Monday-Friday from 10 am-3 pm.
(BARRY: YOU CAN ATTACH THE LINK TO THE ABOVE IF YOU ARE TRYING TO CONSERVE SPACE. THIS INFO IS ALSO IN THE PROGRAM GUIDE)
Effective March 1, the province lifted some of the restrictions on group fitness classes, allowing for “low intensity” group fitness. Select classes to be offered “in person” are in Session 2 – Low Intensity “in person” classes are as follows:
Essentrics Age Reversing Essentrics for Seniors
Sit and Be Fit Barre
Gentle Yoga Yoga Stretch and Strengthen
Core and All Body Weight
All “high intensity” classes will be offered “virtually” until the province lifts restrictions on high intensity group fitness.
Session 2 – High Intensity “virtual” classes are as follows:
Total Body Bootcamp
SWESA will be offering in-person classes at our Blue Quill Community Centre location, 11304 – 25 Ave, NW. With significantly reduced class sizes participants will be able to adhere to the physical-distancing requirements. Program and activity times have been adjusted to allow time for proper cleaning and sanitization between classes, and to allow extra time for participants to come and go with limited contact.
SWESA is offering Virtual Coffee and Chat, on Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 1:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Zoom links to the Coffee and Chats can be found in the weekly bulletin or you can send an email to the Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link.
CLICK HERE to view the April and May 2021 Spring Program Guide, updated on March 17 2021.
CLICK HERE to view the February and March, 2021 Virtual Program Guide.
If you are not already familiar with Zoom, here are some resources to get you started:
· CLICK HERE to view an introductory 5 minute YouTube video that shows you how to join a zoom meeting using information that you have received in an email message.
· CLICK HERE to view a more advanced YouTube video, 30 minutes, that has more information including how to set up your own Zoom meeting using a free or paid Zoom account.
· CLICK HERE to view Pat Wren’s PDF handout for the Zoom Introduction class that he presented to SWESA members earlier this year.
· CLICK HERE to view a PDF file that tells you how to connect your device (laptop, phone, etc.) to your TV for easier viewing.
· Blue Quill Community Centre (BQCC), 11304 – 25 Ave NW, CLICK HERE for the map.
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· Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre (TCRC), closed until further notice, 2051 Leger Rd NW, CLICK HERE for the map
· eOne Fitness Studio, 3474 Allan Dr SW, closed until further notice, CLICK HERE or the map
Our office is located at the Blue Quill Community Centre. Currently we are not open to the public however we will be making appointments between the hours of 10 am – 3 pm Monday through Friday where you may pick up printed copies of our registration form, program listings and the local Directory Of Senior Services. You can also renew your membership and register and pay for programs.
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If you have suggestions for programs that you would like to see as part of SWESA, please email them to email@example.com