age-friendly, Events, fundraising

Gala Night Celebrates Older Adults

Message from June Gawdun, Executive Director, Saskatoon Council on Aging [SCOA]

On October 25th many older adults enjoyed a lovely evening at the Best of Zoomer Idol event at the Western Development Museum.  This event showcased the talents of older adults in our community.  The funds generated from ticket sales and voting for your favourite idol go to support SCOA’s programs and services.  The room was packed with 323 guests attending.  A huge thanks to the Idols and to the organizing committee.

lilaThe people’s choice winner was Lila Henderson. In the spirit of having a fundraising event the Idols had the option to collect votes prior to the event.   Lila managed to collect just over $6000.00 in votes!
There was a tie for the judge’s choice.  The winners were Mary Ellen Buckwold and Roy Hargreaves. 

 

Thank you to everyone who attended.  Tax receipts will be issued during for a portion of the fee for your ticket and for votes that were $25.00 and up.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Thanks to Prairie Meats
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Thanks to Saskatoon Media Group
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Thanks to Star Sponsors Edwards Family Centre; Barry Woytowich, RBC Dominion Securities; Affinity Credit Union
Dessert Sponsor:  Hillcrest Memorial 

 

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Classes, Lifelong Learning

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card

Paint a watercolour Chricard.pngstmas card with snow laden pine tree against an evening winter sky.

Explore watercolour techniques of frost salt, snow spatter, dark blue sky mix and scrub out for snow highlights.

Art class instructor is Cecilia Elizabeth from Riverhouse Gallery. All supplies included.

Date :    November 29, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm – 4pm

Cost:      $50 per class

 

 

Phone 306-652-2255  or drop by our office SCOA 2020 College Drive [Field House] to register. All class registration fees must be paid in advance.

age-friendly, Classes, Partners, Services, Technology

Seniors Technology Program

New sessions starting on November 13th 2018!
9:30-12:20 pm at St. Joseph’s High School (115 Nelsodownloadn Rd)
$10 fee to cover administration costs

Includes presentations on financial fraud and internet safety. As well as one on one beginner technology classes with students from local high schools. Learn how to use your laptop,smartphone or other device!

Phone: 306-652-2255 Email: admin@scoa.ca
Or in-person at Saskatoon Council On Aging (SCOA):
2020 College Drive, Saskatoon (Saskatoon Field House)

FREE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO NEED IT
Thanks to our sponsors and partners: Community Initiatives Fund, RAP Program

age-friendly, Events, Fitness and dance, Programming

Warm Up to Winter

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When: November 22, 2018 1 pm to 3:15 pm 
Where: Saskatoon Field House – 2020 College Drive
Cost: FREE

Entrance instructions: Go to main entrance of the Field House,  check-in at the SCOA registration table in the lobby area – we will stamp your hand for entrance. Show your stamp to the field house staff to access the court area.
Schedule:
1 pm to 1:30 pm – Warm-up – Court #3 [Main floor]
1:30 to 2:30 pm -Walking on the Track –
2:30 to 3:15 pm – Entertainment & refreshments – Fitness and Dance Studio [second level, Field House]

Phone 306-652-2255 to register. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

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age-friendly, aging in place, Events, Important Notices, Partners, Uncategorized

A Seniors Strategy for Saskatchewan

What would you like your future to look like?

Have your say at forums/focus groups planned in various locations in Saskatchewan to get your input. Hosted by the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism.

The purpose of the forums is to engage older adults and the community to develop a provincial strategy to build a better future with older adults in Saskatchewan.

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age-friendly, Caregiving, Classes, Fitness and dance, Lifelong Learning, Programming

Learning Opportunities for Seniors

COMMUNITY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIORS

Saskatchewan Seniors Continued Learning

“Saskatoon Seniors Continued Learning (SSCL), in collaboration with the College of Arts & Science, offers non-degree courses to people aged 55 and better. These popular courses deal with a wide range of literary, political, scientific, religious and artistic subjects.” More information


Fit Over 50: A Guide To Physical Activity For People 50+


University of Saskatchewan Ballroom Dancing Club – Fall 2018 Classes 

Online Registration 


Caring for Older Adults – Online Course

If you are new to the Caregiver role for a family member or struggling to adapt to the role, this course is for you. The course is designed to provide you with valuable information that can help you adapt to the role, develop your confidence and assist your family member with various challenges. You will also receive advice on searching out information and resources that are relevant to your own situation.
March 25, 2019 to May 17, 2019
Tuition: $125 + GST
Register at saskpolytech.ca. For more information contact Faye Lendrum 306-775-7397

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

Remembering When News

RWlogoThink of all the young toddlers you know. Why is it that they seem to pop right up every time they fall? The next question is why does it seem to get more and more difficult as we get older?

The good news is that techniques have been developed that help us, as older adults, get up off the floor if we have fallen and haven’t hurt ourselves. Knowing how to position our arms and legs before we even try to roll over and get into a sitting or crawling position can make a big difference.

The Remembering When program has prepared two videos; the first one shows some techniques that might make it easier to get up from a fall; the second one demonstrates how to talk someone through the process and assist them up if they have fallen.

·       Getting up from a fall: 

·       Helping someone up from a fall: 

The techniques shown in the video are important to understand and practice long before you need them. Take the time to go through them thoroughly and practice them regularly so when you need them, you remember what to do and have maintained the abilities/strength you need to be successful.

Steps to follow (Public Health Agency of Canada)

1)    Lie on your side; bend the leg that is on top and lift yourself onto your elbows or hands.

2)    Pull yourself toward an armchair or other sturdy object, then kneel while placing both hands on the chair or object.

3)    Place your stronger leg in front, holding on to the chair or object.

4)    Stand up.

5)    Very carefully, turn and sit down.

If you would like more information about the videos or would like to book a Remembering When presentation focussing on fire safety and fall prevention, please contact Dori Krahn at 206-975-7715 or dori.krahn@saskatoon.ca

The Remembering When program is a partnership between SCOA and the Saskatoon Fire Department.