Annual General Meeting, Caregiving, Events, Health Services

Executive Director’s Report – May 2018

Did you know – SCOA’s Positive Aging Resource Centre and Caregiver Information and Support Centre are unique to Saskatchewan?

One in five Canadians are caregivers and they are an essential link in the health care chain, though often forgotten. Many caregivers are sandwiched between employment and caregiving duties which creates extreme stress. If stress continues, caregiver burnout often results. Inability to find information and support is the cause of much caregiver frustration.

Our Centre provides information and support for older adults and caregivers in Saskatoon and for other provinces. This past year SCOA had over 22,902 visitors and requests for services at our Positive Aging Resource Centre in Saskatoon!

Caregivers enjoyed recent workshops provided by SCOA.  Some comments:
“it’s great to realize that I don’t have to be perfect; all so good, such a variety, thank you; I learned about taking time for me; it’s great to share tips from other caregivers; this information is exactly what we need to be a caregiver with less guilt; really important to be able to discuss in small groups – sharing time; liked the practical tools of self care and the phrase “things have changed and I have changed.”

We are grateful for the support of the Royal University Hospital Foundation Community Mental Health Endowment Grant program and for the opportunity to provide workshops to the many caregivers throughout the city. The most significant success of providing caregiver workshops is that they reduce isolation and facilitate the opportunity for learning, and social networking. This means less isolation, better connections to resources and tools, and the opportunity to share their experiences with other caregivers.

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Annual General Meeting, Events, Important Notices

SCOA Annual General Meeting

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

When: June 14, 2018,1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: The Glen at Crossmount
#10 Glen Road

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• Business meeting (1:30 to 2:30 pm)
• Tour of SCOA’s website
• Video presentation: highlights of the year

No registration required

 

Annual General Meeting, General, Important Notices

SCOA Membership

SCOA Membership Fee System 

  • Individual Full Member: $25
  • Individual Associate Member: No fee
  • NEW – Family/Couple Full Membership: $35 [receive full benefits]
  • Non-profit Organization Member: $25
  • Corporate Member: $250
    Individual  and Couples Full Members,  and Individual Associate Members receive discounts from Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation, YMCA and YWCA.
  • With the exception of the Individual Associate Members, all other members shall have the right to vote at any general meetings and the Annual General Meeting of SCOA and are eligible to be a member of the Board of Directors.
  • An exemption from paying an Individual Full Member fee is granted to anyone 90 years of age or older.
  • The membership period runs from  April 1 to March 31.
  • Renewals are to be effective  April 1 of each year.
  • No membership cards are to be issued but membership is recorded by SCOA.
  • No charitable donation receipts are to be given for a membership fee.
  • Volunteer time will not be counted as a way to obtain Individual Full Membership without paying the required fee.

Payment Methods: Full Member [includes Couples], Corporate Member or Organization Member only

  1. Mail membership form [Download membership form SCOA websiteand fee (if applicable) to:
    Saskatoon Council on Aging (Saskatoon Field House)
    2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2W4

2. Pay with credit card– visit the SCOA office or phone (306) 652-2255.

Background: A motion regarding membership and fees was approved by members at the Annual General Meeting. on May 25th. Changes to our membership system are effective from that date. The fee structure for membership emerged from recommendations to assist SCOA  resolve its financial concerns, particularly to help the organization overcome the Saskatoon Health Region’s withdrawal of $75,000 of grants to support core operations.

Annual General Meeting, Important Notices

Annual General Meeting – Notice to Members

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Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm 
Rusty McDonald Library – 225 Primrose Drive

Click  AGM Notice to Members to download the following documents:

  • Minutes of the last annual general meeting held May 26, 2016
  • Agenda for the May 25, 2017 meeting
  •  By-law revisions
  • Membership fee system

A full annual report with audited financials will be provided and presented at the meeting.