Events, Programming, age-friendly, Volunteering

Rainbow 50+

You are invited to be part of a great seniors’ group!

Rainbow 50+ provides a weekly program for seniors over 50. The program consists of socializing, exercise, lunch and entertaining or educational programming. We would welcome you to join us for the program.

We also urgently need people who would help with meal preparation and, especially, help plan and purchase ingredients for the lunch. All expenses are reimbursed. We are an enthusiastic group (mainly seniors ourselves)!

When: We meet Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: in the basement of St. Thomas Wesley United Church at the corner of Ave. H and 20th Street. (If the main door is locked go to the west door and ring the doorbell.)

For more information call Maureen at 306-321-7580 or drop by to see what we are about! 

Health Services, Research

Try out the E-Music Box

LOOKING FOR 3 COUPLES IMPACTED BY EARLY STAGE DEMENTIA TO TRY OUT THE E-MUSIC BOX!

The E-music box is basically an electronic version of a mechanical music box, providing a new way for two people to make music together. No musical knowledge or experience required.  We are invitingthree couples impacted by early stage dementia to play E-music boxes together. We’ll meet with you for about two hours. You’ll learn to play songs together using E-music boxes. You’ll give us feedback and answer questions about the activity. And you’ll receive $25.00 each/$50.00 per couple.

Please contact us if you are curious and if you are:

• A couple, married or in a long-term relationship

• Age 55+ years

• Impacted by dementia — one of you diagnosed with dementia and in early stages

• Living together in Saskatoon

• Willing to meet with 2 research assistants in your home or community site like SCOA office?

For more information, email Dr Jennifer Nicol at jennifer.nicol@usask.ca OR leave a message at 306-966-5261. Thank you. FYI: This study has been reviewed by and received approval through the Research Ethics Office, University of Saskatchewan

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age-friendly, Classes, Lifelong Learning, Technology

Apple Tech classes – iPhone & iPad

IOS 12/13 Apple operating system and iPhone/iPad photography/Cloud Classes

Mystified with the Apple system update (IOS 12/13) Having troubles with photos stored on the “Cloud”? Small group class sessions with 5 people per class – register early.

IOS System Update 12/13
Tuesday, Feb 4 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Cost: $20
iCloud/Photography
Tuesday, Jan 28 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Cost:$20

To register, phone 306.652.2255 or visit our office SCOA, 2020 College Drive[Field House]

age-friendly, Classes, Lifelong Learning

Advanced Genealogy

We will learn about several different free internet sites to search for the census, and learn some tips and tricks for searching these sites, i.e. Canadian census records using documentation and search to put the family together. One afternoon will be at Francis Morrison Library to review genealogical resources and how to use them (9hrs).

Wednesdays (Feb 26, Mar 4,11)
1 pm – 4 pm $90

To register, phone 306.652.2255 or visit our office Saskatoon Council on Aging, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon

age-friendly, Events, fundraising

Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style – Meet shuboy

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Shuboy

Shuboy is an old school street musician based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan . An accomplished performer on the slide guitar and a skilled harp player, he can be found performing originals and covers on his National Steel tricone resonator, homemade cigarbox guitars and harp at summer festivals and fringes across Canada .. and of course, all the best sidewalks. Finding inspiration on the streets, shuboy is fearless when it comes to mixing genres. Injecting his blues into country, bluegrass, jazz, rap, everything in between. Successfully completing his Western 2019 “shuboy’s Traveling Medicine Show” tour, he is planning Eastern Traveling Medicine Showtour in 2020.

Grand Old Opry “Zoomer Style”
March 27, 2020
Western Development Museum
Enjoy a gala evening of country and western music presented by a talented roster of seasoned performers.
Doors open 5 pm Cash Bar
Supper 6 pm,  Entertainment 7:30  pm
Tickets: $100 [tax receipts issued $65]

Phone 306.652.2255 pay with credit card
Buy online at Eventbrite
Visit our office in the field house – 2020 College Drive

A fundraiser for the Saskatoon Council on Aging to provide health and wellness programs for older adults.

age-friendly, Events, fundraising

Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style – Meet St. George’s Senior Country Band

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St. George’s Senior Country Band

This group of seniors met at St George’s Hall [1235 20th St. West, Saskatoon] where they have a “jam” twice a month so that older adults have a place to come to play and sing. Some of this group formed a band and often play at senior residences.

  • Bill Senkowski is 86, and has sung and played guitar since he was 10. He loves Hank Williams, George Jones and Hank Thompson.
  • Walter Wandzura has played the mandolin for forty years, and the violin now for ten years.
  • Lucretia Hughes has been singing with country and gospel bands since she was 10, and now enjoys entertaining in seniors’ residences.
  • Olaf Dravnieks played in a rock band in his youth, and now plays rock and classical music, and for the last half year some country music.
  • Bruce Forcey took up music later in life. He recently moved to Saskatoon, and has joined the local band Lucretia & Friends.
  • Wayne Love came back to music in senior years and joined band Lucretia and Friends

Grand Old Opry “Zoomer Style”
March 27, 2020
Western Development Museum
Enjoy a gala evening of country and western music presented by a talented roster of seasoned performers.
Doors open 5 pm Cash Bar
Supper 6 pm,  Entertainment 7:30  pm
Tickets: $100 [tax receipts issued $65]

Phone 306.652.2255 pay with credit card
Buy online at Eventbrite
Visit our office in the field house – 2020 College Drive

A fundraiser for the Saskatoon Council on Aging to provide health and wellness programs for older adults.

 

 

 

age-friendly, Caregiving, fundraising, Health Services, membership, Volunteering

Executive Director’s Message – January 2020

When looking at the past year SCOA has many things to be thankful for.  We have a great crew of dedicated and passionate volunteers.  Our services could not be provided without their assistance.  We received many donations to allow the organization provide much needed programs and services.   THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 

We helped thousands of older adults and caregivers get information they needed from our one-stop information resource center and our caregiver information and support services. 

We are currently in the midst of our membership drive.  By becoming a full member, you are helping SCOA to continue operating to keep older adults active, informed and engaged.  As a thank you we will give you $117.00 in gift vouchers/coupons from our generous sponsors.  Please click here for more information

As you will see in this issue we have many new programs and activities starting up for the new year.   Please share this with your friends to spread the word about us and thank you for reading!