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Stony Plain Family & Community Support Services

Winter/Spring 2013

Serving residents of Stony Plain and Parkland County


Town of Stony Plain Family & Community Support Services Serving residents of Stony Plain & Parkland County 4905-51 Ave Stony Plain AB T7Z 1Y1 Phone: 780-963-8583 Fax: 780-963-1951 Email: pfcss@stonyplain.com www.stonyplain.com/fcss


SEASONAL PROGRAMS Personal Development Programs: Basic Facilitation Skills Training Workshop Rebuilding After Separation or Divorce Little Warriors: The Stewards of Children Anger Management 101 Problem Gambling Dealing with Depression and Anxiety Conversations that Count Creating Better Workplace Communication Relationship Renewal

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Parenting Programs: Parenting After Separation

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Older Adults (Seniors) Programs: Easing the Transition from Driver to Passenger Clutter Helper Financial Benefits Information for older Adults CNIB Open House Pre-Retirement Financial Planning Session Having the Conversation: later life care planning for family members Estate Planning & Wills/Personal Directives and Power of Attorney Understanding Adult Guardianship / Being an Executor: Attorney or Agent Seniors and Mental Health Dating and New Relationships for Older Adults Sleepless in the Tri-Region / Cooking Under Pressure Grandparents Rights

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Bereavement Education and Support: Caring Friends & Exploration Through Grief

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Stony Plain Youth Centre / Programs: Red Cross People Savers Red Cross Babysitters Course Java Gab Clean Scene Peer Club We’re Listening Stony Plain Youth Team (SPYT) Back Alley Threadz / Youth Volunteer Program / Hot Lunch Program

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ONGOING PROGRAMS

Adopt-A-Driveway Program / Home Support Program Life Enhancement Program / Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Mediation Services / Information and Referral FCSS Grant Funding Program Stony Plain Volunteer Centre Volunteer of the Month Program Who are our Instructors‌. Registration

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Personal Development Series Basic Facilitation Skills Training Workshop (LEVEL I) In partnership by Alberta Culture and Community Spirit. Hosted by Stony Plain FCSS, the Basic Facilitation Skills Training Workshop is back by popular demand. Numerous voluntary and government organizations wanted the program to train their volunteers, executives, and staff members in facilitation. Professional facilitators from Alberta Culture and Community Spirit provide hands -on ‘learn while doing’, accessible instruction in the art of group facilitation. This is a practical workshop that provides learning through instruction, discussion, small and large group work, practice and feedback. Please note: This course is not intended for professional facilitators. When: Wednesday, May 7, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Thursday, May 8, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Friday, May 9, 2013(8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Where: Large Board Room, #101 Main Floor, Provincial Building, 4709 - 44 Avenue, Stony Plain

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Cost: $169.00 (includes GST) Cost includes workshop materials, Facilitation at a Glance book, instruction, refreshments and lunches during the workshop. Please bring a reusable water bottle and/or travel mug. How to apply: Complete the registration form available on-line at www.stonyplain.com/fcss (programs and events) or pick up a registration form at Stony Plain FCSS (2nd floor of the Town office). Submit completed form by fax or email to: Fax: 780-963-1951 Email: pfcss@stonyplain.com Please note registration deadline May 1, 2013. Payment is due in full at time of registration in order to secure a spot. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 1, 2013.

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Personal Development Rebuilding After Separation or Divorce Going through a separation or divorce changes your life forever. What you do next is a choice you make. With guidance from life and divorce coach Barb Hepperle, choose to rise up successfully from this painful event to create a strong and fulfilling life for yourself. In partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

February 13 to April 17, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Spruce Grove FCSS 105 - 505 Queen Street $50.00 Registration required to register call 780-963-8583

Little Warriors: The Stewards of Children Learn how to help prevent, recognise and react to child sexual abuse. The three hour Stewards of Children workshop is being offered for professional development for adults who are interested in protecting children. All participants receive a manual and a certificate of attendance. When: Time: Location: Cost:

February 28, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Stony Plain Town Office 4905 - 51 Avenue $20.00 Registration required to register call 780-963-8583

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Personal Development Anger Management 101 Do you struggle to control your anger? Take control of your anger, instead of letting it control you! With the guidance of a skilled anger management counselor, you will explore the emotion of anger, understand its source and your personal triggers, and discuss how to keep your cool. When: Time: Location:

To be announced 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Stony Plain Town Office 4905 - 51 Avenue $49.00

Cost:

Registration required to register call 780-963-8583

Problem Gambling This presentation is a must see for students, teachers, counselors, treatment agency staff and others who are involved in teaching adults and students about making healthy lifestyle choices around gambling in the school and the community. Problem Gambling Resources Network will answer the following questions: What is gambling. How does gambling start. Reasons people gamble. What is problem gambling. Who is at risk. How do gambling problems develop. Why electronic gambling is so addictive. Effects of problem gambling. Signs of problem gambling. Help for problem gambling. When: Time: Location: Cost:

March 7, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Stony Plain Town Office 4905 - 51 Avenue Free /Registration Required

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Personal Development Dealing With Depression and Anxiety Are you living with depression or anxiety? If so, coming to a workshop can be hard. To deal with depression and/or anxiety is to recognize that fact and work with it. This workshop believes that changing patterns, whether recent or long-term, comes by facing and accepting our experience, listening to the experiences of others and learning from a variety of sources. We can all learn and learning brings hope. During the six weeks, we will first look at depression and anxiety separately and then identify how they may be related. The goal throughout is to explore strategies. What works and what does not and how do we access the energy to take risks and to practice new ways? This is particularly difficult for those living with depression. Change is never easy but you are not alone. Many have gone before and many walk that path today. We can learn by trusting ourselves and by looking to others. (In partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future Association apfa) When: Time: Location: Cost:

Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26, April 9, 16, 23, 2013 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Stony Plain Town Office 4905 - 51 Avenue $30.00

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Personal Development Conversations that Count: the art of meaningful dialogue, 3-Part Workshop Series When it comes right down to it, everything is about relationships. Whether it is with your co-workers, clients or within your personal life, the conversations you are willing to have determine the quality of relationships you enjoy. With a fresh perspective on the importance of communication, you’ll learn simple strategies to help you have more meaningful conversations: Workshop series in 3 parts. Recommended that you attend all three. Session #1 The conversation is the relationship Learn why our relationships at work and at home succeed or fail one conversation at a time and the impact created when we hold ourselves back from the conversation. Session #2 Learning to unzip What you don't say often matters more than what you do say. Find out why we hold back from saying things and how to start sharing the easy and the hard stuff. Session #3 Taking on the bold conversation We all have conversation that we have been avoiding. Learn the best strategies for tackling difficult conversations. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Thursday, April 4, 11, 18, 2013 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Stony Plain Town Office 4905 - 51 Avenue $25/all 3

In partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future Association apfa and Spruce Grove FCSS

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Personal Development Conversations that Count Creating Better Workplace Communication Whatever challenges you face in your workplace, it's guaranteed that communication is a part of the problem. Whether it's with your co-workers, your boss or your clients, effective communication is critical to building a positive atmosphere and achieving the outcomes you desire. With a few simple shifts in how you communicate with others, you can enhance both your professional and personal relationships. During this informative and interactive workshop you will learn:  what effective communication really means  why building your communication skills is a key to your professional & personal success  the biggest obstacle to effective communication that everyone creates  what to remember when communicating in the technology age  how to have that bold conversation you have been avoiding  how to listen better and ask questions that get honest answers  simple strategies that you can begin using immediately at work and home When: Time: Location: Cost:

Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4905 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain $60.00 includes lunch Registration required to register call 780-963-8583

Laurel Vespi is a certified life coach who helps individuals and workplace teams experience more success and satisfaction. She has thirty years experience as a group facilitator, educator and professional speaker and is the author of the award winning book Spontaneous Combustion: Setting Your Life on Fire.

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Personal Development Relationship Renewal What makes a successful marriage? John Gottman, long-term researcher and author, states that success depends on three essential tasks: building the marital friendship, handling conflict effectively and taking responsibility for one's own emotions. This one-day retreat will focus on exploring these three tasks through information sharing and safe respectful experiential activities. In partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Alberta Parenting for the Future Association apfa. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4905 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain $50.00 per couple includes lunch Registration required to register call 780-963-8583

Parenting Programs Parenting After Separation In partnership with Alberta Justice. Understand how separation or divorce affects children. This program looks at legal issues including custody, access and child support, as well as parenting plans and mediation. This course is mandatory for parents with children separating under Court of Queens Bench. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Stony Plain Town Office 4905 - 51 Avenue No Cost Registration required to register call 780-963-8583

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Older Adults (Seniors) Programs Easing the Transition from Driver to Passenger Tips and discussion for aging or medically at risk drivers. Dr. Bonnie Dobbs will present information and answer questions. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Stony Plain Town Office 4905 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

Clutter Helper Have you tried to get organized many times, but it just doesn't stick? Not enough time...or too much to do? Not enough space… or too many things? You just don't know where to start? Do you need to downsize? We invite you to attend this free session to learn “clutter tips and tricks” and information about downsizing. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Thursday, March 7, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Spruce Grove Library #35, 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

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Older Adults (Seniors) Programs Financial Benefits Information for Older Adults Come and hear updates on information regarding Seniors Financial Benefits. Representatives from Alberta Seniors and Service Canada will present information and answer questions on Provincial and Federal Seniors Financial Programs. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Stony Plain Town Office 4905 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

CNIB Open House Are you having difficulty reading? Recognizing people? Seeing prices at the store? If your glasses just don’t correct your vision well enough, CNIB may be able to help! Explore the latest consumer products and technology. Discover what CNIB can offer as your vision health resource. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with CNIB and the Stony Plain Public Library. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Stony Plain Public Library #35, 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-963-8583

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Older Adults (Seniors) Programs Pre-Retirement Financial Planning Session Pre-retirement financial planning can help you get the most out of your money and reach your goals after you retire. Learn the basics of financial planning and what government benefits are available so you can develop a financial plan that works for you. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Thursday, March 21, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Spruce Grove Library #35, 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

Having the Conversation: Later-life care planning for family members As people get older, they need to think about their health and the steps they need to take to maintain their independence. Later-life care planning is the process of planning ahead for when daily activities become more of a challenge. For adult children of seniors, later-life care planning means finding out what their parents would prefer, where and how they would like to live as they age. The intent is to encourage a conversation that will lead to optimal planning. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Spruce Grove Library #35, 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

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Older Adults (Seniors) Programs Estate Planning & Wills A representative from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta will present information and answer questions on Estate Planning & Wills. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. NorQuest College 101, 3201 - 43 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

Personal Directives and Power of Attorney This introductory session will be helpful for families and professionals concerned with personal planning for the future. A personal directive deals with personal matters, such as where you live and the medical treatment you will receive. Enduring Power of Attorney deals with financial matters. Both Personal Directives and Enduring Power of Attorney are legal documents anyone 18 years of age or older, can write, to have greater control over their future personal matters. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Spruce Grove Library #35, 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

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Older Adults (Seniors) Programs Understanding Adult Guardianship With the new Alberta Guardianship and Trusteeship Act in effect, you may be wondering what is the best option for you and your loved one in regards to Guardianship. This interactive presentation is designed to help you understand the various options available, and the process involved so that you can obtain the best possible solution for your unique situation. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA, Spruce Grove FCSS and SAGE. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. NorQuest College 101, 3201 - 43 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

Being an Executor, Attorney or Agent: What are the roles and responsibilities for each of these designations? If you are asked to act in any of these capacities do you know what is expected of you? Do you know where to get help if you need it? A representative from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta will present information and answer questions. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA, Spruce Grove FCSS and SAGE. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. NorQuest College 101, 3201 - 43 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

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Older Adults (Seniors) Programs Seniors and Mental Health This information session will identify the signs and symptoms of Depression and Dementia, two of the most common mental illnesses experienced in the senior population. Come to this presentation and learn how to spot mental health concerns in your friends and loved ones. Often the person affected does not realize they are ill so we all have to learn to be good neighbors and look out for each other. A representative from Alberta Mental Health will present information and answer questions. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Stony Plain Public Library 4613 - 52 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

Dating and New Relationships for Older Adults You are never too old to fall in love! However, if you are widowed or divorced and seeking new companionship, you may find yourself with questions. Unlike when you were younger and first starting out, you may now have family members and assets to think about and protect: you want to be careful and you want to be informed. This workshop will help. A representative from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta will present information and answer questions. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. NorQuest College 101, 3201 - 43 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618 14


Older Adults (Seniors) Programs Sleepless in the Tri-Region Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you get as much sleep as you used to? Come learn about how your sleeping ‘habits’ may be helping you or NOT, and what you can do to wake up refreshed in the morning. A representative from Alberta Health Services will present information and answer questions. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Spruce Grove FCSS 105, 505 Queen Street, Spruce Grove No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

Cooking Under Pressure Good nutrition is the first line of defense for older adults who are striving to maintain their independence as they age. Achieving a well-balanced diet is not as easy as it sounds. Cooking Under Pressure will help seniors and caregivers tune into the dangers of malnourishment. The program provides recipes, shopping tips and 12 food staples that older adults shouldn't live without. It all begins with great food and the support seniors need to make mealtimes a pleasant and healthy experience. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Spruce Grove FCSS 105, 505 Queen Street, Spruce Grove No Cost / Registration Required Call 780-962-7618

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Older Adults (Seniors) Programs Grandparents Rights This workshop is for Grandparents who want to know about their rights and options with respect to their grandchildren. For Grandparents who are worried that they will be denied access to their grandchildren, this workshop explains what is involved in obtaining access with your grandchildren through a ‘contact order’. For grandparents who are concerned about the safety and well-being of their grandchildren it outlines various options that would enable those grandparents to care for those grandchildren. A representative from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta will present information and answer questions. Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Tri-CALA and Spruce Grove FCSS. When: Time: Location:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. NorQuest College 101, 3201 - 43 Avenue, Stony Plain

FCSS Seniors Coordinator Stony Plain FCSS Seniors Coordinator, Deanna Butz, is available for other senior related programs and information call 780-963-8644. Pick up a copy of our Seniors Information Guide Town of Stony Plain Family & Community Support Services (4905 - 51 Avenue)

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Bereavement Education & Support Caring Friends with John Rushton & Cindy Dell & Dawn Jenkins & Peggy Zalles. Caring Friends is a confidential and informal (drop-in) bereavement support group lead by trained bereavement counselors. Participants have an opportunity to share their feelings and understand the emotions associated with grief in a safe, supportive environment. When: Time: Location: Cost:

First Thursday of every month 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Parkland Building Boardroom 4912 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost (drop in)

Exploration Through Grief with John Rushton & Cindy Dell & Dawn Jenkins & Peggy Zalles. This series of (14) evenings will allow adults facing the pain of the death of a loved one to work through their feelings and emotions. In order to fully explore and address their issues around grief and loss, individuals registering will be expected to attend the entire program. Registration is required. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Wednesdays, February 27, 2013 to May 22, 2013 6:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Parkland Building Boardroom 4912 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain $30.00 for books Call 780-963-8583 to register

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Stony Plain Youth Centre (SPYC) The Youth Centre is located in Stony Plain at 4902-51 Avenue. SPYC is a safe place for all youth (ages 11-17) in our community. Youth can learn new skills, meet new people or just hang out. The Youth Centre is supervised by qualified staff and volunteers. Daily interaction with those who access the Centre allows for first hand knowledge of the needs of the young residents of Stony Plain and the greater Parkland area. Programming and special events are planned accordingly to address these needs. The programs and activities offered at SPYC are mostly free of charge. Many are facilitated by professionals with the appropriate expertise while others are carried out by Youth Centre staff and volunteers to address a more specific need that has been identified.

Call 780-968-3846 to register for a youth program or for more information.

Monday to Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. www.spyc.ca

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Youth Programs Red Cross People Savers PeopleSavers is a 4-level program developed by the Canadian Red Cross to teach safety awareness and first aid skills to elementary school-aged children. Lessons taught by the PeopleSavers Facilitator are supported by colouring workbooks for each level. Participants follow the PeopleSavers character for each level through a variety of everyday situations that are potentially dangerous and they learn to Check for Safety, Call for Help, and care for an Injured Person. PeopleSavers are always there to reinforce the safety message: "Prepare! Stay Safe! Survive!" Participants can join the PeopleSavers program at any level. Level 1/2 When: Time:

Friday March 8, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Level 3 When: Time:

Saturday March 9, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Level 4 When: Time:

Saturday March 9, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Stony Plain Youth Centre 4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain $15.00 per participant per session

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Youth Programs Red Cross Babysitters Course This course is designed for youth 11 years and up who want to become a babysitter or may already be one. The Babysitting Course covers the responsibilities of a babysitter, safety tips for children of all ages, basic child care skills and what to do in case of an emergency. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Saturday, April 13 or May 25, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stony Plain Youth Centre 4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain $35.00

Java Gab Java Gab is a free program developed to cover a variety of topics for youth each month. A diverse group of guest speakers have been handpicked to come to the centre. Keep posted to the website and Facebook for upcoming speakers When: Time: Location: Cost:

Wednesdays during the school year 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Stony Plain Youth Centre 4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost

Wednesday February 27th, 2013 (4:00-5:30 pm) Sundance Canine Rescue Society This society provides a safe haven for all of Alberta's abused, neglected, and unwanted canines. The society works towards education on responsible pet ownership, and helps by removing unwanted and neglected dogs and hosting adoption events to re-home the rehabilitated canines. This presentation will include some dogs from the society! We would welcome any donations of new toys, treats, or food for dogs!

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Youth Programs Java Gab Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 (4:30-6:00 pm) Stony Plain Legion This opportunity to meet veterans is one you do not want to miss! A couple of fun and exciting representatives from the legion are planning on coming out and talking to you about their experiences. Many of your questions will be answered during a question and answer period. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (4:00-5:30) Bredin Institute As a teenager, looking for your first part time job can seem like a daunting task. Let's face it, finding a job is hard to begin with. But when you haven't had any experience in a workplace, have never been through an interview, and don't know where to start in writing a resume, the task can seem impossible. The Bredin Institutes Youth Career Specialist is here to help equip you with the essential resume writing skills you need as a teenager!

Clean Scene Peer Club Peer Club addresses the issues that put youth at risk, teaches cognitive thinking, builds problem-solving skills and assists youth in acquiring the resources and building the support systems they need to become and remain drug and crime free. Program focus is on encouraging their development of responsibility and accountability for themselves and their communities. Weekly sessions at the Stony Plain Youth Centre reinforces a positive experience of social responsibility within the community. Facilitated by Mike Ryan, Program Director and CEO of Clean Scene Network for Youth. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Thursdays during the school year 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Stony Plain Youth Centre 4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost 21


Youth Programs We’re Listening Family Therapist, Cara Linzmayer, is available for counseling services to parents and teens. If you need help or just need to talk, call the Youth Centre at 780-9683846 to make an appointment with Cara. When: Location: Cost:

Call to make an appointment Stony Plain Youth Centre 4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain No Cost

Stony Plain Youth Team (SPYT) SPYT is a diverse, youth driven group dedicated to promoting personal growth through community leadership, exchange of ideas and inspirational acts. If you are interested in assisting with community projects and events the Stony Plain Youth Team is for you. Check our website or call the Youth Centre for more information. Monthly event calendars are available at the Youth Centre or online at www.spyc.ca Keep current on YC programs and activities by searching Stony Plain Youth Centre on

Youth Services Supervisor Are you looking for other youth programs/services? Contact Youth Services Supervisor, Cheryl Pronovost at 780-968-3846.

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Youth Programs Back Alley Threadz *The thrift store takes donations of clothing and accessories only* Back Alley Threadz is a youth oriented thrift store located in the Youth Centre featuring trendy and hip youth clothing. Youth can learn promotional planning, how to use the cash register and strengthen their people skills.

Youth Volunteer Program The Youth Volunteer Program seeks innovative ways to incorporate youth volunteers into the community. It also encourages the recognition of the contributions and participation of youth in our community.

Hot Lunch Program A free nutritional lunch, prepared by Youth Centre staff and senior volunteers, is offered to youth every Thursday at the Youth Centre.

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Concession Karaoke, Guitar Hero, Foosball, Basketball Court, Snooker Internet Java Gab - a discussion forum for youth Weekly activities Annual Christmas dinner

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Ongoing Programs Stony Plain FCSS Seniors Services offers the Adopt-A-Driveway and Home Support programs to help seniors and adults with disabilities stay in their homes longer. Call Deanna at 780-963-8644 for details.

Adopt-A-Driveway Program A volunteer service program where individuals can commit to removing snow from the driveway of a resident in need. We are currently accepting applications for service. If you are a citizen in need of snow removal services please contact our office to see if you qualify. We are also accepting applications for volunteers, contact our office if you would like to be involved.

Home Support Program A subsidized (income based) light housekeeping service for seniors, persons with disabilities, and families in need of temporary support. We are currently accepting applications for service. If you are a citizen in need of light housekeeping services please contact our office to see if you qualify! Life Enhancement Services If you need assistance in developing a strategy or in coping with a situation in your life, our services can help. Life Enhancement programming offers confidential assistance with a certified and experienced professional. The subsidized service is available to lower income individuals, couples, families and youth. To determine if you qualify for the program please contact our office.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Income tax assistance is available at no cost to low income individuals, seniors and families. Returns excluded: Farming, Rental or Self-Employed Incomes, Capital Gains, Bankruptcies, Wills and Estates.

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Ongoing Programs Mediation Services with Kathy Nimmons Do you have unresolved conflict? …in your marriage or with a family member? … maybe between a parent and teen? …or a separation or divorce issue? … perhaps something with a neighbor? Family group conferencing; Individual conflict coaching; mediation may be the answer. Contact Stony Plain FCSS at 780-9638583 for a confidential appointment with Kathy Nimmons, Conflict Management Coordinator. When: Time: Location: Cost:

Saturdays Call to book an appointment Parkland Building Boardroom (4912 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain) $25/person/session

Information and Referral Let us help you find what you are looking for call 780-963-8600 to speak with Kai Shuler, our Information and Referral Specialist, or pick up one of our publications at Stony Plain Town Office and many other convenient locations throughout town. Current publications include: Housing Booklet, Green Book (produced with Spruce Grove FCSS), Seniors’ Booklet, Parkland Area Youth Services Directory (produced with Spruce Grove FCSS) and various resource lists. Visit our website at www.stonyplain.com/fcss.

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Ongoing Programs FCSS Grant Funding Program The Stony Plain FCSS program has supported community organizations with grant funding since its beginning in 1989. Helping to fund community organizations that fill in gaps in support services, has been an important goal of the Stony Plain FCSS program and is a strong community development component of our services. Grant funding available varies each budget year. The variance is dependent upon the number of group requests received and dollars available within the budget year. Organizations are required to submit applications for funding in the Fall that are allocated in the next budget year. FCSS Board members then review, approve and/or decline applications based on a funding criteria check list. Organizations are required to submit a final report at the end of the project/program to include a financial statement and a summary of the success of the program to determine Grant effectiveness.

Funding criteria and applications are available on-line at www.stonyplain.com/fcss or at the Town office (2nd Floor, FCSS).

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The Volunteer Centre serves two clients - primarily those seeking volunteer opportunities so they can make an impact on issues concerning them, and second, agencies needing the support of volunteers to enhance, support or deliver agency programs. Potential volunteers approach the Volunteer Centre for help in connecting with available volunteer opportunities. Many are unaware of the selection of the organizations that would benefit from their support and the variety of opportunities available to them. The Volunteer Centre provides a central point of access to the volunteer community by bringing together people and community needs. Agencies contact us when they need help to find volunteer support, or are approached by us to become a referral agency. Once a position listing is received by the Volunteer Centre, volunteers are recruited through local newspaper advertisements, posters or govolunteer.ca. Community Volunteer Income Tax Program in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS Stony Plain FCSS offers a free income tax preparation service with the assistance of trained volunteers. A drop-off service is also available. Volunteer Opportunities Advertising A Volunteer Opportunities publication is updated and advertised monthly. Referral Services If you are interested in volunteering contact our Volunteer Services Coordinator, Dianne Dube at 780-963-8603 to help match you to a position suited to your interests.

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Volunteer of the Month Program Non-profit and voluntary organizations are encouraged to contact the Stony Plain Volunteer Centre to nominate a volunteer who has made an exceptional contribution to their organization. Five recipients will be identified each month and receive a Certificate of Appreciation, a gift package donated by Tim Hortons and an entry in the yearly draw to win a Tim Hortons Home Brewer. The Volunteer of the Month Program is made possible by Tim Hortons.

“Volunteers have heart and time to make the community really shine!� SPYT (Stony Plain Youth Team) 28


Who are our Instructors…. Anne Caroll Anne’s background is in adult education, life skills’ coaching and student/family counseling. At present she is completing a masters in psychology through St. Stephen’s College on the University of Alberta campus. In the past, Anne has worked with children, youth and adults who come from very different backgrounds and who bring a wide variety of concerns. Since coming to this area from Saskatchewan, she has done individual and couples’ counseling at FCSS in Spruce Grove and co-facilitated groups through Parkland Turning Points in Stony Plain. Anne is particularly interested in issues related to childhood abuse, dealing with anger and creating strong effective boundaries that offer the protection and self-direction necessary for healthy relationships. Cara Linzmayer Cara has her Master's degree in Social Work and has worked with children, youth, adults, families and couples for over 14 years. She currently runs Stepping Stones Counseling, a general counseling practice located in Stony Plain. Currently, Cara is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta, where her research interests focus on children's experience with nature and the healing effects of nature. In 2007 she opened Seedlings Preschool and developed one of Canada's only nature based preschool programs. Kathy Nimmons Kathy is a professionally trained social worker and a mediator. She is a resident of Stony Plain and has raised two children here. Kathy has a Bachelor of Social Work and is a trained mediator. For the past twenty six years, Kathy has been employed as a social worker and Supervisor for Alberta Children’s Services. John Rushton John Rushton, local resident and Volunteer Bereavement Coordinator for Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services, uses his training from the Loss Center at Fort Collins, Colorado to create a confidential and compassionate setting. He incorporates the work and instruction of Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, emphasizing that grief is a natural, healthy, human reaction to loss and that mourning is an essential part of the healing process. John is assisted by Volunteer Bereavement Facilitators Maureen Johnson, Dalene Baron and Peggy Zalles.

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Who are our Instructors‌. Laurel Vespi Laurel is a certified professional coach who brings her clients more than twenty-five years experience as an educator, consultant and group facilitator. She is an accomplished public speaker and writer, and is the author of the award winning book Spontaneous Combustion: Setting Your Life on Fire. Laurel has a Master of Education degree and is a Certified Professional Coactive Coach who completed her training through the Coaches Training Institute. She is a credentialed member of the International Coach Federation and has completed advanced training in Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching. Known for her bold, funky and creative style, Laurel partners with people who are really ready to make something different happen in their lives or businesses. Not just talk about it, but really create change. Clients appreciate Laurel’s ability to cut through the smoke screens and get to the heart of the matter. Drawing not only on her experience and training, Laurel also relies on her intuition and sense of humour to help clients make the seemingly impossible happen. What people are saying‌. I have learned how to build consensus and bring focus to the groups I work with. (Basic Facilitation Skills Training) I now have better skills to ask questions and guide conversations and meetings more effectively (Basic Facilitation Skills Training) I learned that being friends with your partner is the most important part of the relationship and that you should show your partner the respect they deserve. (Relationship Renewal) I will think about this course in other anger situations. I now understand myself and my anger better. (Anger 101) Getting involved in volunteering has provided an opportunity for personal learning and growth and also to appreciate the hard work others do to make our community a great place to live. Volunteer (Stony Plain) I volunteer and give back to the community in appreciation for all the Town of Stony Plain has provided for my family and myself. Volunteer (Stony Plain) 30


Different ways to register for Programs In Person Register in person at the Stony Plain Town Office (4905-51 Avenue, Stony Plain) on the second floor at the FCSS desk. Payment can be made using cash, cheque, debit, or credit cards (MasterCard or Visa). By Phone Visa or MasterCard holders may register by phoning 780-963-8583 during our regular business hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please have the name of the program that you wish to attend and credit card information ready. Cancellation Policy Payment is not refundable unless cancellation notice is given at least two working days prior to the class beginning or if FCSS needs to cancel the class due to inadequate enrolment. Contact Information Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services Phone: 780-963-8583 Fax: 780-963-1951 Email: pfcss@stonyplain.com Website: www.stonyplain.com/fcss Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) From time to time we take photos of instructional programs. These photos may be used for annual reports and records. If you prefer not to have your picture taken please inform the program host if they are taking pictures. Registration is required for most of our programs. Please call Stony Plain FCSS at 780-963-8583 and we’ll be happy to help you register for a program. 31


Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services 780 780-963 963--8583 Couples Programs pfcss@stonyplain.com Lifetime of Love in 7 Conversations (for Couples) 4905-51 Avenue, Stony AB, T7Z 1Y1 In partnership with Alberta ParentingPlain, for the Future. All relationships need a little TLC. Sign up for a workshop based on the scientifically-proven Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy model Hold Me Tight and work with psychologist Dr. Sonia Masciuch to learn about 7 essential conversations for a lifetime of love. Privacy is protected in a comfortable atmosphere of sharing. No class on October 28.

When: Thursdays, October 7 – November 25, 2010 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location: Cost:

Stony Plain Town Office (4905 – 51 Avenue) $54/couple

Our Mission

Moneysupports Matters: Fun Financial and individuals in Stony Plain FCSS families Management for Couples all life stages Financial through prevention focused coach Kim Deep is back to prove that money programs to management as a couple can be fun and simple to do. promote maintain socialmoney wellness for Learnand about your own and your partner’s personality and how you can have a harmonious a healthy community. relationship with money by understanding your money values. Work together as a family to eliminate debt, be credit savvy, and live within your income.

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