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COVID-19 Resources for Seniors

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COVID-19 Resources for Seniors
A one page handout with essential phone numbers and information

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Community Directories

Face Masks

Fitness 

Forever in Motion Home Fitness and Leisure Resource Guide- PDF
Forever in Motion Facebook Group  Join the group for fitness videos, health and wellness information and more

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Grocery Delivery Services 

CHEP Good Food Delivery
CHEP’s food access programs provide home delivery. Delivery is FREE! Saskatoon only. To order, message us, call 306-655-4575 or email marketsoutreach@chep.org

New Horizons Delivery for Seniors
CHEP Good Food is designated Food Security Lead for Seniors by United Way of Saskatoon & Area as part of the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. Through this program, we are able to deliver ‘good food’ to Seniors FREE OF CHARGE. 

1. By phone (306-655-4575), or
2. Use 
the online order form. 
New Horizons for Seniors Order Form. The link can also be found on CHEP.org by scrolling down through Good Food Delivery.

Salvation Army – Grocery and Pharmacy Delivery
Please email us at covid19response@salvationarmysaskatoon.org or phone (306) 477-2363 and inform the operator you are in need of assistance.

White Buffalo Youth Lodge 306.653.7676
White Buffalo Youth LodgeCheck for current services available – lunch and supper delivery

World Sikh Aid Foundation
Volunteers deliver food free of charge to people who can’t get out or afford to buy their own groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phone 306.880.3898 | 306.715.3366 | 306.241.6537

Grocery Stores that deliver

Where to find Saskatchewan sourced food essentials during the pandemic
How to Buy Groceries without going to the store Information Sheet by Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism


Health Services

Lumeca
A Saskatchewan based app that gives Saskatchewan residents free, confidential access to health care professionals through their mobile devices

Self-Assessment Tool: COVID-19 – Government of Saskatchewan


Mental Health Resources


Pets


Pharmacies

  • YXE City Cabs Free Prescription Pick-Up for seniors: (306) 444-3333
  • Medicine Shoppe [any location] – Free prescription delivery
    https://www.medicineshoppe.ca/ 
  • Earl’s Pharmacy – Free prescription delivery 306-244-1531
  • London Drugs – a program to help seniors who may be isolated and in need of medications.  Caregivers and family members can email SupportSeniors@LondonDrugs.com 
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – Fee delivery of medications to your home and help answer your questions via phone. Phone local store[s] for details.

Shopping


Support Services 

  • Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan: Phone/email support to people with dementia, family, friends 306-683-6322; Dementia Helpline at 1-877-949-4141
    email helpline@alzheimer.sk.ca
  • Family Service Saskatoon –Phone counselling
    Phone counselling will be offered during our regular office hours – Monday – Friday,  9am – 5pm. Call (306) 244-0127 within those times for more information.
  • Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations [FSIN] 1-877-626-6448 covid@fsin.com
  • Saskatoon Food Bank – 306-664-6565 Emergency Food Hampers
  • Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service – Emergency service (306) 933-6200
  • Sage Seniors’ Resources – home health and mobility needs
    Phone: 306-955-7243 Email: sageteam@sasktel.net
  • Saskatoon Council on Aging: Telephone Visit Program – SCOA will match you with a friendly volunteer to chat over the phone.  To register phone 306.652.2255
    Funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, in partnership with United Way of Saskatoon and area. 

Technology

Bolt Mobile – Operation Lifeline 
Old phones are being refurbished and sanitized and then donated to people without phones who are isolated in seniors’ homes and hospitals. Currently available to hospitals and care homes only. Donations accepted. If your hospital or care home facility is interested in receiving donated devices, please contact us today by calling 306-668-4653. .

Utilities

SaskPower
SaskEnergy
SaskTel – COVID-19 Update


News Releases

Important Notices

Be Prepared! Winter Storm in Saskatoon

The City of Saskatoon is planning for the strong possibility that Saskatoon will be hit by a severe winter storm this weekend. This includes lots of snow on Saturday and Sunday and high winds. There is the possibility that a severe enough storm could result in power disruptions due to wet, heavy snow interfering with power lines.

We all need prepare for the possibility that we might need to stay home for a few days and plan accordingly. This may cause additional hardships for older adults.

WHAT CAN YOU DO? 

  • Report power outages, fallen tree limbs, or icy road patches to 306-975-2476. 
  • Have a 3-day supply of what your family needs on-hand including water, food, any medical requirements. 
  • Plan in case the power goes out. 
  • Avoid travel – stay home 
  • Make sure that you keep connected to your family and neighbours. 

News Release:

Three Steps to Emergency Preparedness – Government of Canada

Emergency Preparedness from City of Saskatoon

Snow Shovelling – Call for Information

Video: 

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Financial Concerns for Seniors

Addressing Financial Concerns for Seniors

The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (www.cfee.org) together with the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) will host a virtual workshop designed to help seniors develop a better understanding of financial issues relevant and important to them.

Our goal for the workshop is to help participants:

• learn how to set and reach financial goals
• adapt, plan for and manage retirement from a financial perspective
• recognize various expenses and plan a practical budget
• how to continue saving in retirement
• plan and start a second career
• cope with the loss of a partner or spouse
• make estate arrangements

The workshop will also address the financial challenges of living in a COVID-19 pandemic.

This workshop will be presented by Kevin Maynard, Vice-President of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, and hosted on the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

No cost.

Nov 12, 2020 01:00 PM  TO REGISTER

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November is Fall Prevention Month

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“Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians with 20-30% seniors experiencing one or more falls each year.”

[https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/aging-seniors/publications/publications-general-public/seniors-falls-canada-second-report/seniors-falls-canada-infographic.html]

The good news is that falls can be prevented – All of us play a role in preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Month website

McMaster Healthy Aging Portal – Fall Prevention Resources

Some tips to prevent falls – Public Health Agency of Canada
Falls Prevention – Saskatchewan Health Authority

What to do after a fall – Public Health Agency of Canada

How to safely help someone up from a fall [Look under Falls Heading] videos produced by Remembering When, a Fire and Fall Prevention Program

age-friendly, Classes

Calling all artists!

ART CLASSES – Phone 306.652.2255 to register
Payment must be received at registration

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Acrylic Rose with Dew Drops Art Class
Learn colour mixing and soft blending techniques. Use a muted background to enhance this pretty flower, enjoy learning how to blend soft petals and a dew drop or two, to really make this happy flower sing. A great gift for a loved one. 8”x10” canvas.
All materials included.

Monday, Nov 9, 2020 1pm-4pm $50
Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive, main floor

Landscape

Acrylic Prairie Landscape Art Class
Prairie landscapes can be challenging to paint. Excitement can be created, using an interesting colour scheme of yellow and violet fields. A distant elevator can also infuse the work with a nostalgic feeling of hometown Saskatchewan. Join Cecilia on Memory Lane and looking back to our roots. 8”x10” canvas. All materials included

Monday, Nov 23, 2020 1pm-4pm $50
Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive, main floo
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Re-opening Saskatchewan – A Call to Action for a More Age-Friendly Community

As we look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) believes there must be a partnership among older adults, government and key stakeholders to address issues that impacted older people during this crisis.

SCOA wants to ensure that:
1. Voices of older adults are heard;
2. Diversity of perspectives of older adults is reflected in government public policy;
3. Older adults are engaged as co-leaders in developing policies that impact them directly.
Now is the time to seize the opportunity to improve policies, protocols and programs to address ageism, enhance the age-friendliness of communities, enable healthy, positive aging and support the well-being of older people across the province. Plan to talk to candidates in the upcoming provincial election! The pandemic is an opportunity to shift thinking, reset priorities and take action. Please use this information as you question candidates in your riding. 

Classes, Technology

Learn to use your iPad or iPhone

Have an Apple iPhone, iPad or watch? Like to learn more or get some useful tips about your devices? Take a class with us! The Saskatoon Council on Aging offers one-on-one instruction for beginners.

Learn how to use your Apple devices

Class times – Tuesdays 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: Saskatoon Council on Aging, 2020 College Drive.
Cost: $20

TO REGISTER PHONE 306.652.2255

*Please bring your own device, Apple ID & Password!
(BEGINNER CLASS – little or no experience). Includes a take-home manual. 
We request that you wear a mask to access our office. If you do not have a mask, we have a limited number available. Physical distancing measures in place to ensure safety.

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Join us online for upcoming webinars

For more information and support, please visit the Seniors Help website https://supportoa.ca



Other Webinars

PROMISING PRACTICES AND NEXT STEPS: UNDER REPORTING OF ABUSE OF COMMUNITY RESIDING OLDER ADULTS

November 23, 2020 from 1:30 p.m.– 3 30 p.m.
This virtual workshop will discuss under reporting of abuse of older adults residing in the community. The goal is to identify promising practices, to explore gaps, and to discuss next steps. Service providers, older adults/ family members, members of the community at large, and those working in related professions (e.g. law enforcement/health)in the Prairie Provinces are welcome to attend.

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

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SCOA Annual General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Online via ZOOM Register here:

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting. In advance of the AGM, we will send all registered attendees the AGM meeting materials and step-by-step instructions for joining. Hard copies can be picked up at the Field House by September 9th. You can participate on your computer, ipad, or phone app.
Deadline to register: September 14.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Full members [memberships paid to March 31, 2021] have a vote at the meeting. Renew or purchase your membership –

If you have not used ZOOM before and would like additional help please contact our office 306.652.2255. The staff will be pleased to answer any questions and set you up with a student volunteer to assist you.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the AGM!