age-friendly, Events, Services, Volunteering

Get Connected at the Volunteer Fair

Are you looking for a great way to share your skills and get involved with the community?  The Saskatoon Council on Aging will host a Volunteer Fair for Older Adults on Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Saskatoon Field House.

Come to the Volunteer Fair and find a great opportunity with a community agency that is looking for you!  The fair connects older adults 55 and up with community agencies who are seeking senior volunteers.

Visit dozens of display tables and learn how you can help in  your community. Volunteering is a great way to share skills and meet new people.
Get involved!volunteer_connector_image

Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive
Free to attend, no registration required
Refreshments will be served.
For more information phone 306‐652‐2255 or visit http://www.scoa.ca

Advertisements
General, membership, Publications, Services

Holiday Gift Ideas

Still looking for last minute holiday gifts? The Saskatoon Council on Aging has a few suggestions that would make wonderful gifts or stocking stuffers for older adults:

A TASTE OF TIME – Not your ordinary kind of Recipe Book

JPEG FRONT coverA Taste of Time is more than a cookbook; it is a keepsake and a tribute to special moments with friends and family.   The first  section  “Heritage Recipes preserve the Family Memories”  has stories about recipes brought over from “the old country” or new recipes discovered in the new land.  On the home remedy side there is the traditional mustard plaster for colds  and also interesting tidbits like 60 uses for salt and 15 uses for Vodka.

The  “Home for the Holidays” section includes stories around interesting traditions families put into their celebrations, including cultural traditions  like Ukrainian Christmas Eve or  special birthday cake recipes.  The last section “Pass Along the Recipes” has sections like Prairie Comfort Food “Casserole & Potluck Dishes”.

Taste of Time is a tribute to all the culturally diverse and memorable recipes and stories from our past. This cookbook can be purchased ($20) from Saskatoon Council on Aging 306-652-2255. All proceeds from the cookbook go towards supporting programs and services for older adults!

SCOA Globe Walk Lanyards

Globe Walk Lanyard would be a perfect gift idea for those on your list who are 50+ years!

For the low cost of  $20, the lanyard will give a Globe Walk team member access to the indoor track at the Field House twice a week from January through April.

If they are not a team member, it is easy (and free) to become part of the SCOA team.

To pick up a lanyard, visit the SCOA office in the Saskatoon Field House or for more information, call our office at 306 652-2255.

Give the gift of SCOA Membership

Looking for the perfect gift for  friend, family member or that person who is hard to shop for 55 + ? Consider giving a gift of membership with the Saskatoon Council on Aging.

Read more …

Classes, Lifelong Learning

Winter 2018 Classes

Registration for all programs must be paid in advance.
Space is limited. Call SCOA at 306-652-2255 to register.
Classes held at SCOA – 2020 College Drive unless otherwise indicated.

Angel Art Creations smallangel
Create your own special angels filled with hope and love. Your angels will be created using mixed media: fabric, embellishments, re purposed materials, and acrylic on canvas. Contact SCOA to register and receive your supplies list.
Date:    Tuesdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, 13 & 20 (12 hrs) 1 pm-4 pm
Cost:    $95

 


Explosive Ink on Tile inkontile
Come and have an explosive time creating colourful inked 6×6 ceramic tiles for your home. 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:    March 7, 2018 (3 hrs)   1pm-4pm  Date:   April 4, 2018    (3 hrs)   1pm-4pm
Cost:    $50 per class


 Introduction to Spring Birding
d6eaef91aae6efa3a9643a12e5b2a7cc-pretty-birds-beautiful-birds
Using spring waterfowl as examples, we will develop identification skills:  observe field marks and bird behavior, recognize bird song and understand the role of habitat in finding and identifying birds.  We will also review binoculars, field guides and smart phone apps that can enhance your birding experience.  You can even use your newly developed skills to contribute to “Citizen Science”. The 3rd session will be held outside at a city park.
Dates:  Wednesday, April 25, May 2 & 9 (6hrs) 2-4pm
Cost:    $30


Terrariums and Tea Workshop terrarium
Add a touch of whimsy and nature to your home with a stunning terrarium.  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of learning, fun, and refreshments with Master Gardener Sandra Schweder as she walks you through the tips and tricks of creating your very own closed terrarium.   Single admissions are $60 or save by registering 2 or more people for $55(must be registered in the same transaction).  No fuss, pet friendly and no green thumbs required!

Date:    March 1st   (2hrs)   1:30 -3:30
Date:    March 15th (2hrs)   1:30-3:30

Cost: $60.00 per class.
NOTE CLASS LOCATION: Lakewood Civic Centre -1635 McKercher Dr.


Technology

iphone-71

Apple Technology Classes
Beginner one-on-one Apple classes on Fridays.  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: Fridays    Cost:  $40
Phone 306-652-2255 to book sessions


Tech Buddy 1595860_web1_CyberSeniors-1---March-10-2017
(Any type of technology device)
One-on-one beginner technology classes with students from local high schools.
Program to run in April; a waiting list will be kept.
Cost:    $10 (Fee to cover administration costs)

 


To show appreciation for our full members ( members that have paid $25 for their annual membership with SCOA), we are offering early bird registration until January 8th also a 10% discount on classes/programs. Note: Memberships run from May 1 to April 30 – annual renewals are on May 1. 

If you do not have a full membership, you can become one now (Phone 306-652-2255 or download membership form 2017 SCOA Membership – With fees ) or you can register starting January 9th.

Starting January 9th anyone can register and full members can still receive the 10% discount.

Important Notices, membership

Give the gift of SCOA membership

Looking for the perfect gift for  friend, family member or that person who is hard to shop for 55 + ? Consider giving a gift of membership with the Saskatoon Council on Aging.

For only $25 per year, full members receive the following benefits:

  • News and updates that matter to you with our newsletters and monthly eNews
  • Opportunities to learn, meet others, get active and have fun
  • A voice among over 2500 members
  • Discounts for services with our participating partners – Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation Centre, YWCA & YMCA  Read more…. 
  • Full Members receive 10% discount on select courses/programs AND early bird registration ending January 8th. For more information
  • A vote at our Annual General Meeting held in May 
  • An opportunity to help us continue to build a better future for older adults 

Membership fees may be paid:
1. In person at our office Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive (cash, cheque or credit  card)

2. Pay with credit card: phone our office 306-652-2255

3. Send cheques by mail:
Saskatoon Council on Aging, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 2W4

fundraising, Publications

Two great cookbooks!

Back by popular demand just in time for the holidays! Two great cookbooks to choose from: Living Simply or A Taste of Time. You may decide to get both!  The books are $20 each and proceeds go towards SCOA`s programs and services.

Living Simply is a great gift for anyone who is venturing out on their own for the first time, has recently assumed new family responsibilities or is new to Canada. Prepared by the Association of Saskatchewan Home Economists (Saskatoon), this book is more than just great recipes. It also offers practical tips and basic home skills on anything from how to safely thaw meats to reading labels. 

A Taste of Time features treasured family recipes and the stories that make them memorable. Enjoy over 222 recipes, unique anecdotes and quirky tips. Each section of the cookbook is marked with beautiful, original drawings by local artist Helen Johnson.

Don’t hesitate – reserve your copies of these treasures today! Call 306-652-2255.  

age-friendly, Partners

Working with Seniors Video

From 2011-2016, the Saskatoon Council on Aging conducted a five-year research project called the Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative to assess the needs of older adults in Saskatoon. Through the research and community conversations that were conducted over the 5 years, hundreds of older adults described what it is like to grow old in Saskatoon, identified the kinds of supports that would provide a better quality of life and recommended actions needed to promote healthy aging.

In 2015 Saskatoon Council on Aging approached Chief Weighill and then Chief Paulson to explore actions recommended in Saskatoon Council on Aging’s Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative that would enhance the safety of our community from the perspective of older adults. Both Chiefs took action: a working group was formed with SCOA, Police and Fire representatives and a number of activities have come from this group. This video is one.

It is rewarding to work with community partners who are dedicated to serving the older adult population in Saskatoon. SCOA joins with Police and Fire Services, and Preston Park to celebrate the Working with Seniors training video—and the fabulous actors! We celebrate community partnership, community action, and the knowledge that the police and fire services now have a tool to raise staff awareness about older adult issues that will help in their work to create a safer, age-friendly Saskatoon.

Events

Join us for Chase the Ace

A fundraising venture to support programs and services of the Saskatoon Council on Aging and the Caregiver Information and Support Services.

How to play:card-clipart-6 

Tickets sold every Thursday 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Market Mall Kiosk,
2325 Preston Avenue, Saskatoon and every Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at Preston Park Retirement Residence at 114 Armistice Way, Saskatoon
• Price is $3.00 per ticket.
Draw for the winning ticket and a chance to draw the Ace of Spades will be at
Preston Park Retirement Residence each Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
• Winner will receive 20% of the ticket sales and if the Ace of Spades is drawn an
addi tional 30% of tickets sales.
• If Ace is not drawn then the 30% of the ticket sales go into the “Chase the Ace”
Jackpot until it is drawn.

Draws: Tuesdays from October 31 on until Ace is drawn.  Draws each Tuesday at Preston Park at 4:30 p.m.

pp1

Max of 6000 tickets sold or until ACE of Spades is drawn.
Lottery Licence Number: RR17-0350

CHASE THE ACE POSTER

Call 306-652-2255 for more information or visit the Saskatoon Council on
Aging at 2020 College Drive (in the Saskatoon Field House)