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Financial Concerns for Seniors

Addressing Financial Concerns for Seniors

The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education ( 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

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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.”


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

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Housing Transitions for Older Adults

Life Skills Class “Navigating the changes”

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC): Supports for aging in place

Canada has many housing options available for seniors that suit a wide range of budgets, health needs and personal preferences. CMHC staff will provide an overview of housing and financing options to help you make an informed decision. In addition, the presenters will touch on helpful tips to avoid fraud and financial abuse related to housing.

Client Patient Access Services (CPAS):  Housing Transitions

CPAS provides access to, and determines eligibility for Long Term Care Homes (permanent admission and respite care), Community Day Programs, Home Care, Community Therapies, and Volunteer Services. CPAS also provides information on other housing options like, Private Care Homes and Assisted Living Homes. CPAS staff will provide an overview of the role the Health Authority plays in housing transitions for older adults.

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019  1pm-3pm
Where: Saskatoon Council on Aging, 2020 College Drive [Saskatoon Field House]
Cost: $10 registration fee 

Phone 306.652.2255 to register

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June 2019: Message from the Executive Director

I recently celebrated 25 years of working for SCOA with the Board of Directors. When looking back at the past 25 years I have seen the agency grow in many ways. I am truly blessed to have the pleasure of working with very talented volunteers and staff that are key to many successes we see today. SCOA has been working to create an age-friendly community that supports older adults to stay active, engaged and informed. We all win in an age-friendly community


  • Our organization has grown from 300 members in the beginning years to almost 4000 members!
  • This past year SCOA has assisted 35,042 individuals through phoning our Resource and Information Centre, emailing us, stopping by, visiting our websites, attending our presentations, events, workshops, courses and participating in our programs.
  • We will be holding our annual general meeting June 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Crossmount. Come join us and find out how we are building a better future with older adults and changing the conversation about aging.
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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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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

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

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Remembering When News

Upcoming Presentations


May 31st at 1:30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
436 Spadina Crescent Lower Hall

If you are interested in having a Remembering When™ presentation for your group or would like more information, please contact Dori Krahn (306)975-7715.


Remembering When is a program designed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that uses nostalgia to promote eight fire safety and eight fall prevention messages through group presentations and home visits. The goal of the program is to help older adults eliminate fire and fall hazards in their environment so that they can stay in their homes if they would like. Through the program, we also teach what to do in the event of a fire and how to get up from the floor if you have fallen and are not hurt. 

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Using Technology to Support the Role of Family Caregivers to Older Adults

Using Technology to Support the Role of Family Caregivers
to Older Adults

In partnership with SCOA, Drs. Lorraine Holtslander and Shelley Peacock have received SHRF funding for their project, which combines technology and caregiving. 

Family caregivers are the backbone of the health care system, providing an immense amount of unpaid care, often with very little support from others. A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, with backgrounds in nursing and psychology are working with the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) and a local technology company, Refresh Enterprises, to develop and test an app that they hope will improve and support the caregiver experience. 

College of Nursing co-principal applicants Drs. Lorraine Holtslander and Shelley Peacock, alongside co-applicants Drs. Kristen Haase (College of Nursing) and Megan O’Connell (College of Arts & Science), have received Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Collaborative Innovation Development funding for this project. They plan to build a community of caregivers where individuals can obtain support, gather information, and find relief through an innovative internet-based smart phone tool.

There will be eight focus group sessions, at the Saskatoon Field House, where they will interview a number of family caregivers to collect data on the type of support the caregivers would like to have available through the app. This project has great potential to impact the health of Saskatchewan residents, as most older adults would like to remain in their own homes, supported by their families and they are looking for creative, online solutions, information and support on how to do so.

For more information, contact Sheila Angelstad, Volunteer/Program Coordinator.



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Home Support – Grocery and Meal Delivery


The following community agencies and private businesses provide assistance with meal delivery and  grocery shopping.

Grocery Shopping and Delivery

CHEP Good Food Inc.

Address: 204-1120 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK, S7M 0Y8
Phone: 306-655-4575
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Good Food Box, Community Gardner, Community Markets and Seniors Stores at a reasonable price

Fees: Food box prices vary depending on size and content 

I Can Help Services

Phone: 306-280-2100 Address: Mobile
A new helping hand service to make your life easier
Helping seniors stay in their homes longer

  • House cleaning (temporary basis), grocery shopping, meal preparation, shopping assistance etc.

Fees: Vary depending on service provided, please call for more information

Saskatoon Home Support Ltd.

Address: 7-3012 Louise Street, Saskatoon, SK., S7J 3L8
Contact: Lona Finney, Client Care Manager and Owner
Phone: 306-956-3334
Hours of Operation: 24/7 Service; 24/7 on call; Office Hours Monday – Friday 9:00 am 4:00 pm

Services include:
Errands and Shopping: We can offer assistance with shopping and to errands. We
can also take a grocery list and get the items for you.

Fees: Vary depending on service required. Call today for a Free No Obligation Consultation

Services for Seniors, Saskatoon

Address: 103, 115-19th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 7Y8
Contact: Cheryl Loadman – Executive Director
Phone: 306-668-2762
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, closed lunch hour and Statutory Holidays

Grocery delivery service

Meal Delivery Services

Home Care, Saskatoon Health Region

Address: 201-310 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 0Z2
Phone: 306-655-4300
Eligibility through Client/Patient Access Service at 306-655-4346
Meals on Wheels – fee for service meal delivery

Fees: Provincially determined rates; varies based on income

Meal Preparation and Delivery 

Skip a Beet – Call (306) 221-9177
The Pitch Kitchen – Call (306) 249-2880
Saskatoon Fresh Prep – Call (306) 203-6547

Order Groceries  by phone or online:

Contact local grocery stores regarding delivery services – many stores provide this service for a small fee.

Pelican Market, 1904 Lorne Avenue – 306-242-8099 [small delivery charge]
Mrs. Grocery (306) 500-7250 or email

Search for online grocery delivery in Saskatoon – “grocery delivery services Saskatoon” in Google

Superstore Online Grocery Shopping 

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Home Support Services – Yardwork


 [The following information includes listings adapted from Saskatoon Council on Aging Directory of Services and Social Activities for Older Adults and other community resources. For full listings visit our website]

HOME SUPPORT  – Yardwork and gardening

Crocus Co-op – Work Program

135 Avenue B South, Saskatoon
Phone: 306-655-4968
Services include:

  • Yard maintenance;
    • Lawn mowing
    • Leaf raking
    • Hedge trimming
    • Aerating
  • Snow shovelling

Reasonable rates and only bill when we work – no extra monthly charges.

EGADZ Action to Employment

Address: 485–1st Avenue North, Saskatoon
Phone: 306-931-6644
“Action to Employment is an employment program that offers yard care services to individuals in the community who are in need of assistance and are unable to afford lawn and yard care services. The EGADZ residents receive training, employment experience, a multitude of skills and the personal reward of helping people in their community.”

Heart’s Lifestyle Services

Address: Mobile
Contact: Valerie Heart
Phone: 306-934-8868
Email: Website:
Services include:

  • Companionship – in home or while on outings Shopping and Errands Assist with personal care, meals, scheduling, coordinating tasks, reminders, check-ins, activities, light housekeeping, light yard care, and hobbies and pet care.
  • Minimum 1 hour of service
    Fees: Hourly and discounted rates for prepaid services, please contact 

I Can Help Services

Phone: 306-280-2100 Address: Mobile
Services include:

  •  A new helping hand service to make your life easier
  • Helping seniors stay in their homes longer
  • Yard work and minor repairs

Fees: Vary depending on service provided, please call for more information

Kelly Dobrowolsky – KSD Sales and Distribution Address

Address: 526 Chotem Crescent, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 4P1 Contact: Kelly Dobrowolsky
Phone: 306-221-4304 Email:

  • Winter snow removal
  • Remove snow from driveways/ sidewalks/ home foundations/ rooftops Fees:
  • By the job – based on size of area and work performed
  • Monthly contract $150-$200 based on size of area
  • Rooftop clearing rate is additional to other work performed

One with Seniors

Address: Saskatoon, SK, S7H 1H2
Phone: 306-373-5791 (please leave a message)
Contact: Jacqueline Marshall – owner
Inquiry Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, On-site hours negotiable Details: 

  • Companionship and visits
  • Minor home repair (no cleaning) 
  • Gardening
    Fees: Vary depending on service required

Services for Seniors, Saskatoon

Address: 103, 115-19th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 7Y8
Contact: Cheryl Loadman – Executive Director
Phone: 306-668-2762
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, closed lunch hour and Statutory Holidays

  • Home Helper: housekeeping, home making
  • Yard Work: grass cutting, raking, gardening and seasonal yard maintenance, snow shoveling
  • Home maintenance referrals for minor home repairs 

Fees: Service Rate based on a fee schedule geared to income ($18/hr to $28/hr), please contact our office for details, Membership: $10.00/year (expires April 30th each year)