age-friendly, Events, Services, Volunteering

Volunteer Connector: Community Links

The Saskatoon Council on Aging held the third annual Volunteer Connector event on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at the Saskatoon Field House.  The cold stormy weather was no barrier for the older adults and communities agencies who participated at the event.

The Volunteer Connector links older adults and community agencies in mutually beneficial partnerships. Older adults find volunteer opportunities to stay active and contribute to worthwhile community causes. Community agencies benefit from the knowledge and experience of older adult volunteers. Older adults are dedicated and skilled volunteers that contribute hours of valuable work to charities and non-profits each year.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners; Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatoon Public Library and Revera. 


The Volunteer Connector was followed by a professional development session that focused on a presentation on ageism by Mercedes Montgomery and Elliot Paus Jenssen.

Key messages from the presentation:

  • Become aware of ageism as a socially constructed, learned prejudice – that can be changed!
  • Understand the harm ageism causes.
  • Recognize ageist attitudes, language (in self and others, in the media and in institutions).
  • Dare to challenge ageism, change the culture.

 

 

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SCOA Membership Drive!

Get your membership coupon pack! 

Coupons available while quantities last.  [ Value of  $117.00 +]   starting January 31, 2019.

      membership sponsors

Buy a full or couples membership by March 31, 2019 and be entered to win 1 of 2 Tim Hortons gift cards!
Full membership fees: $25 Couples: $35 – Visit our membership page 

Members receive the following benefits:
– Discounts at our participating partners Bourassa & Associates, YWCA and YWCA
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– A vote at our annual general meeting [Full members only]
– Coming of Age publication and monthly eNews
– Opportunities to learn new things and meet new people
– You help us provide programs and services for older adults!

SCOA is a vibrant, growing community of older adults. SCOA works to make life better for older adults in Saskatoon and area. All our initiatives promote positive aging:  quality of life, good health and the ability to fully participate in life’s activities.
By taking part in our services and programs older adults can:

  • Increase skills and independence with technology workshops and lifelong learning

  • Access information in our Resource Centre

  • Stay fit and healthy in our SCOA Globe Walk

  • Enjoy social outings with Century Club and Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Clubs

  • Learn about community services and make new friends at Spotlight on Seniors

Your membership fees assist SCOA to continue to provide programs and services for a rapidly expanding population of older adults.

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Get Connected with Volunteering!

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in the New Year,  our volunteer fair is the place to be! Come to our Volunteer Connector and “get connected” with agencies and organizations that are seeking older adult volunteers.

When: February 1, 2019  8 am to 11 am
Where: Saskatoon Field House [court area]
Parking: Free, use main lot, enter your license places in machine in the Field House lobby
Cost: FREE
Refreshments will be available

Phone 306-652-2255 for more information

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Refreshments courtesy of: 

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age-friendly, Caregiving, Events, Health Services

Caregiver Week 2019

Caregiver Week March 17-23, 2019


Caregiver Logo 2011Care for the Caregiver Forum – Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Caregiver App Launch: Lorraine Holtslander and Shelley Peacock (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Caregiver Self-Care presentation : Jeanne Beaudoin (Saskatchewan Health Authority)
  • “The Vulnerability of Caregiving”: Facilitated group discussions

Circle Drive Alliance Church – 3035 Preston Ave. S.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration 9:30 am)
Music by: Harpist Heidi Derksen, Cellist Jillian Gushulak
Cost: $20 (Lunch included – must pay in advance)
To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255

Our thanks to Saskatoon Community Foundation


Caregiver Workshop – Monday, March 18, 2019

Cliff Wright Library presentation “Services for Caregivers”
Parkinson Canada presentation “Information for Caregivers”
Cliff Wright Library – 1635 McKercher Dr.
1pm-3pm
Cost: FREE
To register call 306-652-2255

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age-friendly, Events, Fitness and dance, Programming

A Full House for Warm Up to Winter

With 120 participants, SCOA’s first ever “Warm Up to Winter” event was a huge success!
We hope everyone enjoyed this  great kick-off to our winter season in Saskatoon.

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Participants learned about the benefits of exercise, then walked the track at the Saskatoon Field House . After exercise, they headed upstairs to enjoy refreshments, hot drinks and listen to the mellow sounds of Salt Water Joy.

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The afternoon was capped with a draw for three great prizes.

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Thank you to our sponsors and supporters: City of Saskatoon and Preston Park 1 Retirement Residence. 

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped make this event a success!

 

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 

 

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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