Classes, Lifelong Learning, Programming

Watercolour Saskatoon Berry Card

saskatoonberrycardPaint plump berries on a branch against an abstract background, on watercolour paper. Your picture will be greeting card size, perfect to send to a special friend, Cecilia will walk you through the process. All supplies included.

Date: September 24, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm-4pm

Cost: $50 per class. Class fees must be paid in advance.

Phone 306-652-2255 to register.

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Classes, Lifelong Learning, Programming

An Introduction to Birding

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This course will help you get started in birding.
To develop identification skills, you will learn how to use field marks, song,
behavior and habitat in identifying birds. We review binoculars, field guides and smartphone apps that will enhance your birding experience and discuss the opportunities that abound in Saskatoon to make birding an enjoyable activity for you. No experience or equipment is required, but if you have a bird field guide please bring it with you.
The3rd session will be held outdoors at a city park.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 4, 11 & 18 (2hrs) 2:00 – 4:00 Cost: $30

Phone SCOA at 306-652-2255 to register. Class fees must be paid in advance. 

age-friendly, Classes, Lifelong Learning, Programming

Fall 2018 Classes & Programs

All classes held at SCOA ~ 2020 College Drive. Phone 306-652-2255 to register.
Class fees must be paid in advance.

Older Adults Life Skills Workshop
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Service Canada presentation on a variety of programs and service offerings of interest to older adults including My Service Canada Account, Canada Pension Plan Retirement and Survivor Benefits, Old Age Security, Allowance and Allowance for Survivor Benefits, Employment Insurance Compassionate Care and Family Caregiver Benefits, Canadian Retirement Income Calculator, and much more! For information on CPP/OAS call Service Canada at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) or visit online at www.canada.ca.

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc. (CLASSIC) presentation on Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Wills. A law student will provide legal information on the importance of each document, their effect, and some factors that should be considered for each type of document. The law student can provide legal information only and will not be able to provide legal advice.

Please note that the registration fee is charged solely by SCOA as a registration fee. Information on Government of Canada services and Classic is free.

$10 Registration Fee (snacks and coffee provided) To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.


Explosive Ink on Tile 

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Have an explosive time creating colourfully inked 6×6 ceramic tiles for your home or for the holiday season. There is no skill required – all supplies included. You will take home 4 amazing tiles and 2 stands for display. You won’t want to miss this fantastic fun-filled opportunity to add some vibrant colour into your life or to give a great gift to someone special.

Date:   October 22, 2018        (3hrs)  1pm-4pm        Cost:   $50 per class

 

Watercolour Saskatoon Berry Card 

saskatoonberrycard
Paint plump berries on a branch against an abstract background, on watercolour paper. Your picture will be greeting card size, perfect to send to a special friend, Cecilia will walk you through the process – all supplies included.

Date:   September 24, 2018    (3hrs)  1 pm-4 pm        Cost:   $50 per class

 

 


d6eaef91aae6efa3a9643a12e5b2a7cc-pretty-birds-beautiful-birdsAn Introduction to Birding

This course will help you get started in birding.  To develop identification skills, you will learn how to use field marks, song, behavior and habitat in identifying birds.  We review binoculars, field guides and smartphone apps that will enhance your birding experience and discuss the opportunities that abound in Saskatoon to make birding  an enjoyable activity for you

No experience or equipment is required, but if you have a bird field guide please bring it with you.  The 3rd session will be held outdoors at a city park.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 4, 11 & 18 (2hrs)        2:00 – 4:00 

Cost:   $30


iphone-71 Apple Technology Classes 

Beginner one-on-one Apple classes on Friday afternoons.  Become more confident using your Apple iPad or iPhone. Register now for 2 classes of 1.5 hrs (3 hrs) which includes a take home manual.

Date: Friday afternoons

Cost:    $40

IOS 12 Apple operating system and Iphone/Ipad photography Class

 Mystified with the Apple system update (IOS 12)? Having troubles with photos stored on the “Cloud”? Small group class sessions with 5 people per class – register early.

Date:    November 6th New IOS 12 Apple update (1.5 hrs) 1:30 – 3:00

November 20   Photography/cloud storage (1.5 hrs) 1:30 – 3:00

Cost: $15 per class


downloadTech Buddy 

(Any type of technology device, )

One-on-one beginner technology classes with students from local high schools.

Program to run in the Fall of 2018; a waiting list will be kept.

Cost:    $10 (Fee to cover administration costs)

Caregiving, Classes, Events

Caregiver “Stress Relieving” Workshop

 

canstockphoto8602756.jpg1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018

Caregivers Guide to Stress Reduction: Practical Tools and Resources 

In this session we will be discussing the impact stress has on our psychological well-being and some ways we can decrease our daily stress.  The goal will be to provide everyday tools, activities, resources and options for caregivers to utilize on a day to day basis, in order to continue supporting their loved ones to the best of their abilities. 

Chalaine Senger, Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Canadian Mental Health Association 

Forever…in motion stress relieving exercises, with take-home exercise sheets, followed by group discussions.

$10 Registration Fee (snacks and coffee provided)

To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.

age-friendly, Partners, transportation

Experience Transit 2018

Saskatoon Transit is exploring new ways in which to promote sustainable alternatives to car use and to support friendly forms of transportation such as walking, cycling, ride sharing, and public transit. There is huge potential in this area for older adults, new Canadians, students, and any individuals new to transit to become more active in multi-modal transportation. Saskatoon Transit is leading this kind of change. This summer there will be several opportunities for you to test drive transit and Experience Transit as a 1st or 2nd time rider.

People new to transit are faced with challenges as they consider a change in their mode of transportation. These may include: having a support system to find a new way of being independent and mobile, understanding bus routes, fears and anxiety, and adapting to a new mode of travel. Experience Transit is a first step – positive experience that will help you overcome these initial challenges of travelling on transit.

Who can benefit from this travel training experience

  • Older adults and their families
  • Those already using transit but lacking confidence or having some anxiety about transit
  • Those with a physical and/or cognitive disability
  • Those with a mobility aide (ie: walker, wheelchair)
  • Those who would like to learn about public transit but who are still capable of driving
  • Those who are new to Saskatoon or have never tried transit before
  • Those who have English as a second language

Details about Experience Saskatoon Transit

  • In partnership with different Saskatoon community organizations, Saskatoon Transit will be offering 2 hour Experience Transit sessions this summer
  • In this 2 hour travel training session you will be introduced to Saskatoon Transit staff, learn about bus fares, how to board and disembark a bus, travel on a transit route, and participate in a lively “Transit 101” discussion. Each session is limited to 6 persons per group and availability is on a first-come basis. The size of each group, duration of session and start/end times may vary.
  • Available Dates & Time:

Wed., June 20, 2018 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)                Thurs. June 21, 2018          (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Wed., July 18, 2018  (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)                Thurs., July 19, 2018                (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018  (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)                Thurs., Aug. 16, 2018                (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) 

Wed., Sept. 19, 2018               (10:00 pm – 12:00 pm)                Thurs., Sept. 20, 2018                (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

To request an application form to register a spot for yourself or a group (4-6) for one of these dates, or for more information about Experience Transit, please contact one of the following:

Cory Shrigley                                                           

Customer Support & Engagement Manager                                 Customer Service Center

Saskatoon Transit                                                                           Saskatoon Transit

Tel. 306.975.2990  cell 306.380.7100                                            Tel. 306.975.3100

Email: cory.shrigley@saskatoon.ca                                                Email: transit.services@saskatoon.ca

 

 

 

 

Events, fundraising

The Best of Zoomer Idol

“The Best of Zoomer Idol”
A fundraiser for the Saskatoon Council on Aging

WHEN: Thursday, October 25th , 2018
Doors open 5 p.m. Supper 6:30 p.m.
Performances 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM
Tickets: $100  [partial tax receipt issued]
Phone 306-652-2255 or visit scoa.ca 

Presented by:
Crossmount

Four years of Saskatoon Zoomer Idol yielded an astonishing
array of talent right here in River City.  Participation in Zoomer Idol provided wonderful opportunities for older adults 55+ to step into the spotlight. From a roster of 32 great acts, our co-artistic directors  selected 8 to perform in a gala showcase.
 Best of Zoomer Idol Contestants:
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  • To celebrate the talents of these older adults, the Saskatoon
    Council on Aging presents our fall fundraising event :
    The Best of Zoomer Idol.”
  • In 2017, attendees enjoyed “Partying on with Canada” at the fourth Saskatoon Zoomer Idol Competition.

For 2018, we look forward to an exciting grand finale for Zoomer!