Family and Community Support Services

Seniors Trip to The Fringe Arts Festival

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Join us on Tuesday, August 16th for a seniors trip to The Fringe Arts Festival in Edmonton! We will be attending two plays with lots of free time in between to check out street performers, food vendors, and the artisan market. Make sure to bring some spending money, dress for the weather, and be ready to do some walking! Our $80 fee covers admission to both plays and transportation to the event from the Edson Leisure Centre. If cost is a barrier, please call 780-723-4403 to discuss your options, or check out our Leisure Assist program!

Leisure Assist

Itinerary:

9AM: Bus leaves the Edson Leisure Centre

12PM: Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

1PM: Free time at The Fringe

4:30PM: The Performance Review

6PM: Leave The Fringe

8:30PM: Bus returns to the Edson Leisure Centre

Play Information:

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

Heartichoke Arts
Los Angeles, US

60 min | Drama

“BEST OF FEST” Edmonton Fringe 2015, Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s best-selling memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin, adapted into an internationally award-winning performance by her granddaughter Ingrid Garner.

"A rare intimacy, superb storytelling and a truly important story to tell."

- Adelaide Theatre Guide

PLAYWRIGHT: Ingrid Garner
DIRECTOR: Craig Tyrl
CAST: Ingrid Garner
STAGE MANAGER: Robby Leuer
SHOW CONTAINS: Sexual Violence, Death, Suicide
WEB: eleanorsstory.com

The Performance Review

SPNP Tech
Brooklyn, US

75 min | Comedy/Drama

God is called in to account for the slow pace of moral progress on earth in this comedy-drama.

PLAYWRIGHT: Eric Fischbein
DIRECTOR: Eric Fischbein
CAST: Eric Fischbein
SHOW CONTAINS: Death, Religious Content

What you should and shouldn't bring (according to the Fringe Theatre website):

Here are a list of items we recommend you consider bringing with you:

  • Wear Comfortable, supportive shoes: The main Event site spans across six city blocks. Venues hosting theatre shows are located throughout the Old Strathcona neighbourhood, French Quarter, and beyond. Wear comfy shoes and give yourself lots of time to walk, roll, or hop between venues.
  • Plan for the unplannable: Edmonton summers are fickle. A water bottle, sunscreen, sweater (and maybe even an umbrella or dare we say…mittens?!) come in handy when the weather turns. 
  • Wear casual clothing with layers: Some theatre venues do not have air conditioning, so wearing light clothing is helpful. However, when the sun isn’t shining it can get chilly, so make sure to bring long sleeves to keep you warm when the evening rolls around. 

And here are some things we really, strongly, definitely recommend you NOT bring:

  • Your dog, cat, ferret, boa constrictor, or other beloved animals: Fringing is for everyone…except pets. We’d love nothing more than to welcome every puppy in the city to fringe with us for 11 days, but with lots of fringers visiting us, our site can be too loud and crowded for non-human family members. For the safety and well-being of both pets and people, please keep all animals at home unless they’re an on-the-clock service animal.
  • Valuables: You know the drill: it’s a big, busy site full of festive folks moving in and out all day long. Keep your personal belongings close and leave anything super valuable at home. Fringe Theatre is not responsible for any lost or stolen items, but if you do lose something, visit Lost and Found located at Security Headquarters in Orange Hall and we’ll do our best to help you find it.
  • Anything smoke-able: Ours is a smoke free, family-friendly site, and has been long before legalization, which means no smoking or vaping on the Fringe grounds.

If you have any other questions regarding this event, please call 780-723-4403.

Do you have a neighbour who goes above and beyond for the community? The Neighbour of the Month program gives you the opportunity to recognize those individuals for their acts of good will and call attention in a positive way. This individual can be a newcomer or a longtime resident of any age or background that makes a positive difference in your neighbourhood. The winner will receive a prize pack and public recognition for their kindness.

Have someone in mind? Complete the nomination form below and send it to LexiA@edson.ca

FCSS Neighbour of the Month Nomination Form

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Join fellow seniors in Chair Yoga and Walking Group.

Seniors Chair Yoga
Thursdays from 10am
Outdoors at Millennial Park
*Class on February 10th at the Red Brick Arts Centre
Instructed by Chelsea Baudin

Chair Yoga is a safe way to improve your health! Join Chelsea every Thursday at 10am for an hour of chair yoga. It is an excellent way to loosen and stretch muscles, reduce stress and improve circulation. It also reduces anxiety, helps to lower blood pressure, protects joints and builds strength and balance.

Walking Group
Fridays from 9:30-11:00am
Start at Edson Drive Trailhead
Walk with us! We'll be walking through Edson and ending at local coffee spot Sacred Groundz for a free medium coffee or tea on us. Starting and ending point will be Millennium Park. 

Interested or need more information? Call 780-723-4403. 

Drop-Off Form

(Updated May 5, 2021) The Town of Edson Civic Centre is now closed to the public. The Town of Edson FCSS Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is no longer welcoming individuals to complete their taxes by appointment.

To complete taxes through our drop-off system please email Lexi at lexia@edson.ca and she will provide you with a form that needs to be filled out. These forms along with your tax information can be dropped off at the Town of Edson drop-box anytime. The taxes will be filed and you will be called when they are completed. We need some important information such as your date of birth and address, so please do not drop-off your taxes without filling out the form and attaching it to your taxes. The link to the form can be found above.

Income thresholds are as follows: 1 person income is $35,000 or less, 2 person income is $45,000 or less, 3 person income is $47,500 or less and each additional person adds $2,500 thereafter. We understand that it has been a difficult year, so if you have any questions about the income threshold please call Ali at 780-723-8616. We accept simple tax returns only, which means no business income, capital gains, depreciation or recent deaths. This program serves mainly low income, seniors, students, persons with disabilities. A current tax return is required for federal benefits to continue without disruption, such as government pensions and child tax benefits, so please look to having your taxes done as soon as you have received all of your T-forms.

We will not be accepting walk-ins. Please call 780-723-8616 to make an appointment, inquire about drop-offs or for more information. We look forward to helping our community again this year! Thank you to our amazing CVITP volunteers for sticking with us through these challenging times, we couldn’t do it without you.

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Edson Seniors Newsletter - published quarterly and available on our website, at Seniors Pioneer Cabin, Town of Edson, Repsol Place, Independent, Sobey's, Heatherwood & Heritage Court Apartments, Primary Care Network, Yellowhead County Office, Parkland Lodge

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211 Alberta uses the online searchable database www.InformAlberta.ca  to store information on resources. 211 Information and Referral Specialists, Alberta Crisis Line workers, Health Link operators, community partners, and professional service providers can access this database to provide referrals to callers and clients which enables people to make informed choices to improve their quality of life. 

211 Alberta can be accessed by anyone in participating municipalities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone and online.

  • If you are an agency providing services in the Edson area and would like to be entered in the 211 Alberta database, please contact Tanya at 780-723-4403.
  • Having trouble finding a resource in the Edson area?  Give us a call at 780-723-4403 and we'll help you find what you need.

If you need to make changes or submit new agency/organization information please visit:

https://www.ab.211.ca/211-for-help/new-listing

Email: database@ab.211.ca

Join the Edson Interagency:

The Edson Interagency is an informal group with over 85 members and growing. Meetings are held monthly and allow for agency and organization presentations, information sharing and updates. Generate partnerships, meet fellow service providers, and get to know the Social Services Community of Edson and Area. Guests from surrounding communities are welcome. All shared information is emailed out to members through the chair.

Join by calling Sarah at 780-712-3500 or sending an email to sarahm@edson.ca

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