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JANUARY 2021

SCOA Globe Walk LaunchJanuary 5 1:30 pm
Watch on YouTube

SCOA Coffee Break Series: Conversations with Physicians
January 25 1 pm Free to attend, all 55+ invited. Online via ZOOM

Join us online for a conversation with Sask Geriatric EM Physician Dr. Brittany Ellis and geriatrician Dr. Krista Lagimodiere.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
SCOA Coffee Break series made possible by New Horizons for Seniors Program, Government of Canada

Saskatoon Transit & Bus Buddy Joint Presentation
January 27 2 pm  Free to attend, Online via ZOOM

Want to learn more about taking the bus? Topics covered:fares, trip planning, transit app and trips and tricks along the way. Sign up in advance to receive a digital workbook so you can follow along during the presentation. If you want to be paired with a SCOA Bus Buddy for your first bus trips we can accommodate that too. Email Betty betty@scoa.ca or call 306.652.2255  for more information.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


FEBRUARY 2021

Watercolour Introduction Art Class
Feb 1 1 pm to 3 pm Cost $60 Online via ZOOM

Ccurrently an instructor at the U. of S. College of Arts and Sciences Community Arts program, and at Hues Art Supply, Alison Montgomery has been painting in watercolour for over 30 years. Become familiar with watercolour materials and techniques while creating a painting of a simple subject. Supplies not included, contact SCOA to register and for a supply list at 306-652-2255. You may also audit the class if you do not wish to purchase supplies.

All About iCloud: Technology Workshops
Feb 2 1:30 to 3 pm COST $25 Online via ZOOM

What is it? What does it cost? Storage space? Different types: iCloud, Google photos, Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox. Phone 306.652.2255 to register.

D’reen’s Catering Cooking Class: Appetizers
Feb 10 1 pm to 2:30 pm Cost: $45 Online via ZOOM

Feb 10 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little Bite!
D’reen will step you through a series of delicious appetizers that will impress your friends and loved ones. To register and obtain a class supplies list contact SCOA 306-652-2255,

iPhone Photography Introduction: Technology Workshops
Feb 16 1:30 to 3 pm COST $25 Online via ZOOM

Camera app: still pictures, video and how do I see pictures and thumbnails. Phone 306.652.2255 to register.

SCOA Globe Walk – February Event
Feb 17 1:30 pm Online via ZOOM

Join us for a presentation about Wanuskewin Heritage Park with archaeologist and forensic anthropologist Dr. Ernie Walker. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Live Zoo Animal Session: Mayfair Hub Club
Feb 18 1 pm Online via ZOOM. Free to attend, all older adults 55+ invited.

Zoo Animal session with a Saskatoon Zoo Society Educator. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

D’reen’s Catering Cooking Class: Thrifty Chicken
Feb 24 1 pm to 2:30 pm Cost: $45 Online via ZOOM

Get a Bang for your Buck!
D’reen will step you through three incredibly scrumptious meals, all made from one chicken! To register and obtain a class supplies list contact SCOA 306-652-2255.


SCOA Coffee Break Series: Mental Health and Older Adults
Feb 25 1pm Online via ZOOM.

The COVID-19 situation can be very stressful. It is important to take care of our mental health as well as physical health. Join us for a presentation by Dr. Megan O’Connell on mental health and older adults; how you can stay healthy during these challenging times.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


MARCH 2021

Advanced iPhone Photography Technology Workshop
March 2 1:30 pm to 3 pm COST $25 Online via ZOOM

Camera app editing: adjust, filters, crop, markup. Photo app: library arrangement, featured photos, albums. Phone 306.652.2255 to register.

Finance and End of Life Planning – Lifeskills Series
March 9 1 pm to 2 pm, No cost. Online via ZOOM

Kevin Maynard, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) will guide us to plan for the future as we face life events. “End of life planning” will be emphasized along with adjusting plans as we are faced with life events, dealing with illness and end of life, remaining in control, Power of Attorney, making estate arrangements including your will and arranging funerals. To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.

SCOA Globe Walk March Event – March 17 1:30 pm Online via ZOOM

More information to come

Easter Bread Making – Mayfair Hub Club – March 18 1 pm Online via ZOOM. Free to attend, all older adults 55+ invited.

From Baba With Love: Easter Paska Bread Making with UWAC, Hanka Romanchych Branch Ladies. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


April 2021

Container Gardening – Mayfair Hub Club- April 15 1 pm
Online via ZOOM. Free to attend, all older adults 55+ invited.

Container Gardening World with Jacqueline Bantle, Horticulturist, (U of S).
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


NEW TO ZOOM? Dr. Megan O’Connell and her team from the U. of S. will be pleased to assist. Phone Phone 306.966.2496 or email megan.oconnell@usask.ca. For more information and support, please visit the Seniors Help website https://supportoa.ca

Classes, Lifelong Learning, Technology

Winter Classes 2021

Payment must be received at time of registration. Phone 306.652.2255 to pay with credit card. You may also send a cheque to SCOA, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 2W4 or pay at our office in the Field House. ALL CLASSES HELD ONLINE.

ART CLASS Introduction to Watercolour (1-3pm) Cost:$60 FEB 1 Instructor: Alison R. Montgomery

Alison has been painting in watercolour for over 30 years. She is currently an instructor at the U. of S. College of Arts and Sciences Community Arts program, and at Hues Art Supply. Become familiar with watercolour materials and techniques while creating a painting of a simple subject. Supplies not included, contact SCOA to register and for a supply list with the artist’s statement at 306-652-2255. You may also audit the class if you do not wish to purchase supplies.


D’reen’s Catering Cooking Class ONLINE ONLY (1pm-2:30pm)

D’reen has been creating fine cuisine as a caterer and restauranteur in Saskatoon for over 31 years. Her cooking classes have reached thousands of adults and kids since 2004, and she is looking forward to sharing her culinary wizardry and tips in this new virtual environment.

Feb 10 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little Bite! Cost: $45
D’reen will step you through a series of delicious appetizers that will impress your friends and loved ones.
To register and obtain a class supplies list contact SCOA 306-652-2255


Feb 24 Get a Bang for your Buck! Cost: $45
D’reen will step you through three incredibly scrumptious meals, all made from one chicken!
To register and obtain a class supplies list contact SCOA 306-652-2255


Life Skills: End of Life Planning ~ Start the Conversation

Mar 9 1 pm to 2 pm
Kevin Maynard, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)
will guide us to plan for the future as we face life events. “End of life planning” will be emphasized along with adjusting plans as we are faced with life events, dealing with illness and end of life, remaining in control, Power of Attorney, making estate arrangements including your will and arranging funerals.
To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.


TECHNOLOGY CLASSES – Register ph 306.652.2255

JAN 19 iOS 14 UPDATE COST; $25
1:30 to 3 pm
All about the update, widgets, APP store & gallery, TOUCH Screen navigation, SOS setup, settings intro.


FEB 2 iCLOUD COST: $25 1:30 to 3 pm
What is it? What does it cost? Storage space? Different types: iCloud, Google photos, Google Drive, OneDrive andDropBox


FEB 16 PHOTOGRAPHY INTO COST: $25 1:30 to 3 pm
Camera app: still pictures, video and how do I see pictures and thumbnails

MAR 2 PHOTOGRAPHY ADVANCED COST:$25 1:30 to 3 pm
Camera app editing: adjust, filters, crop, markup. Photo app: library arrangement, featured photos, albums




fundraising, Important Notices

SCOA MEGA Raffle

It’s time for the Saskatoon Council on Aging MEGA Raffle!
Funds raised support programs and services for older adults impacted by the pandemic.

View our 25 exciting prize packages! Tickets $10 each
On sale now! [Total value $2045]
Draw Date and time: March 1, 2021 at 10 am

Click the white arrows on either side to scroll through/view the slide show

Buy tickets online: click the link below

   Mega Raffle Ticket
   $10.00
   Buy now 

Buy tickets by phone 306.652.2255

Buy tickets at the SCOA office, 2020 College Drive, [Saskatoon Field House]

Lottery License # SR20-0421

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: 

age-friendly, aging in place, covid-19, Finance for Seniors, Programming

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

age-friendly, aging in place, Caregiving, Health Services

November is Fall Prevention Month

Fall Prevention Month logo

“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

rose

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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age-friendly, covid-19, Important Notices, Research

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.