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MARCH 2021

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 Coffee Break Series: What Pharmacists Can Do For You
March 10 – 1 pm to 2 pm, No cost. Online via ZOOM

Your pharmacist works with you and other health professionals to ensure the best decisions are made to keep you well and improve your health. Find out what pharmacists can do for you in this conversation with Erin Yakiwchuk, Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and Leanza Amaya, 4th year nursing student in the College of Nursing. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

Caregiver Week: Caregiving & COVID-19: Sharing Stories
March 15 – 1pm to 2 pm, No cost. Online via ZOOM

Join us for an hour of sharing Caregiver stories during COVID followed by breakout discussion groups facilitated by U Sask nursing students. Presented by SCOA and the USask nursing students (U of S, College of Nursing). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Caregiver Week: Remembering When Presentation
March 16 – 1pm to 2 pm, No cost. Online via ZOOM

Are you concerned about how you would get up if you fell? What about getting out of your house if you have a fire? This fun and engaging presentation will take you through 8 fire safety and 8 fall prevention messages and help you remain in your home of choice longer.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Century Club: March Music with Mark Diakiw
March 16 – 3 pm to 4 pm, No cost. Online via ZOOM

Join us for an afternoon of music with Mark Diakiw. A versatile entertainer, Mark is a multi instrumentalist and singer from Saskatoon. Over the past 5 years Mark has played over 100 shows in retirement communities across Saskatchewan. Mark’s show consists of exclusively “old time” music, drawing from a wide range of influences from, Elvia to Frank Sinatra, and everything in between. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SCOA Globe Walk:  “Weebles Wobble but They Don’t Fall Down!” Staying Strong and Balanced
March 17 – 1 pm to 2 pm Online via ZOOM

Dr. Cathy Arnold, Professor and Director, School of Rehabilitation Science, talks about the importance of balance for older adults. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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


SCOA Coffee Break Series: Things to consider when renting:
March 25 – 1 pm, No cost. Online via ZOOM

Law students Bridget Morrison and Taylor Schlamp will help us understand the rental landscape.  They will explain relevant provincial legislation in layman’s language and answer questions. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

April 2021

Experience Transit and Bus Buddy – April 13 2 pm
Online via ZOOM. Free to attend, all older adults 55+ invited.

Everything you need to know about updates to what Access Transit, Saskatoon Transit and Bus Buddy program offers. Time is built in for questions and answers!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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 March 1, 1 pm to 4 pm
Instructor: Alison R. Montgomery Cost: $60 Ph 306.652.2255 to register

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.


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



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




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SCOA MEGA Raffle

Ticket sales for the SCOA MEGA Raffle are now closed. Thank you to all who purchased tickets to support our organization. Watch for news and updates on the winners.

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 – ENDED

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

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.