age-friendly, Lifelong Learning, Partners, transportation

CarFit is Returning to Saskatoon – Learn how to improve your safety behind the wheel

New Photo wtih SSOT CAOT CarFit LogoCarFit will be in Saskatoon on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Affinity Credit Union Campus, 902 7th Avenue North.

At a CarFit clinic, a team of trained CarFit technicians will work one-on-one with the driver demonstrating how to properly adjust mirrors, seat, steering wheel, head restraint plus more tips to help stay safe behind the wheel.

The CarFit program recognizes that older drivers are often the safest drivers. They are more likely to wear their seatbelts, less likely to speed, plus less likely to drive impaired. However, as drivers mature, age-related changes in vision, flexibility, strength, and range of motion can make drivers less comfortable and reduce their control behind the wheel. CarFit provides education and tools to assist mature drivers in understanding and applying the built-in safety features of their vehicle.

At the end of the 12-point checklist, occupational therapists can help with individual needs and provide information about local resources to help with driver safety.


Book your appointment today for your FREE 20-minute checkup. Receive a bonus gift for participating in the clinic. Register by contacting Lona Gervais at 306.310.6222 ext. 0909 or lona.gervais@caask.ca.


Here’s what one of the drivers from the clinic in North Battleford had to say about his experience:

“This was my first CarFit, and I was impressed to see how well organized and efficient the course really was. From a walk around circle-check, to proper mirror positioning, I learned a thing or two about the orientation of my vehicle. CarFit isn’t only meant for an older age group, there were things I learned I didn’t know until going through the steps, and finding my safest fit!”
– Kevin Dunn, 2018 Saskatchewanderer

As a long-time safety advocate for motorists of all ages, CAA Saskatchewan is proud to host CarFit clinics in partnership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists. Thank you to the Saskatoon Council on Aging for their sponsorship of the September 15 clinic. For more information, visit caask.ca/carfit.

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General, Important Notices, Uncategorized

Parking Permits: Saskatoon Field House

PARKING PERMIT RENEWAL

CURRENT PARKING PERMITS (Expiring August 15thare extended until September 15, 2018

 The Saskatoon Field House will continue with its current parking system for the upcoming year.

New permits will be issued in the Fall (watch for posted timelines and more details coming late August)

Field House Parking

When using the Field House, and parked in the north lot or Lot #15 you must have your permit displayed; or plates registered in the SFH Plate Registration Terminal.

Thank You

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.

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