age-friendly, Awards, Events

City Receives Age-friendly award

Dr. Murray Scharf accepted the Age-friendly award on behalf of the City of Saskatoon.

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The City of Saskatoon is honored to accept the Age-Friendly Recognition Award from the Province of Saskatchewan, an award that recognizes success and encourages communities to take sustainable action towards becoming Age-friendly. We commend and thank the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) for its part in earning this award for the City of Saskatoon

The work that brought this about was a project called the Age-Friendly Saskatoon Initiative that was originated and led by the Saskatoon Council on Aging and aimed at community change intended to establish Saskatoon as an age-friendly city. The City was pleased to cooperate with the project and to implement some of its outcomes.

With the growing population of seniors, the City of Saskatoon recognizes the key role it plays in helping to establish clear policy directions for the programs and services required by older adult citizens.

As the provider of many programs, services and infrastructure for the residents

of Saskatoon, the City works to ensure these structures are responsive to the needs of the residents. Fundamental to creating an age-friendly community is a shift in people’s attitude toward a more positive view of aging and older adults. Enabling older adults to engage in social and community activities helps maintain their connections to other people and the community; all of which contribute to an improved overall quality of life.

A commitment to respect and to include older adults is a true measure of a society’s support for the quality of life and social well-being of all of its citizens. To demonstrate the City’s commitment to this great community work, the City of Saskatoon’s Strategic Plan, 2013 – 2023, under the Strategic Goal of Quality of Life, identified as a priority, “the development of age-friendly initiatives to enhance quality of life as people age”.

The Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative achieved a significant level of success in its efforts to positively change community conversations about an aging population in Saskatoon. This was largely due to the enthusiasm and expertise that older adult volunteers provided and the thousands of hours that they dedicated over the 5 years of the Initiative to ensure the attainment of the project goals. In 2017, following the completion of the Initiative, the City of Saskatoon applied for and was granted full membership in the WHO Global Age-friendly Cities Network.

We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Saskatoon Council on Aging                   to make Saskatoon a truly age-friendly city. Thank you once again for this award.

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age-friendly, Caregiving, Events, Health Services

Caregiver Forum 2020

Join us for the 20th Anniversary of SCOA’s Caregiver Information and Support Centre
Call SCOA at 306-652-2255 to register

Looking Back – Moving Forward Caregiver Forum

When: NOVEMBER 20, 2020 TIME: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Circle Drive Alliance Church – 3035 Preston Ave. S.
Cost: Tickets $20.00 (lunch and refreshments included) Registration must be paid in advance
Register with SCOA for all Caregiver Week events 306-652-2255

  • Greetings: Honourable Warren Kaeding (Minister Responsible for Rural, Remote Health and Seniors)
  • Virtual Reality for Pain Management and Dementia: Dr. Susan Tupper (PT, PhD,  Saskatchewan Health Authority)
  • Celebrating 20yrs of the  SCOA Caregiver Committee: Dick Strayer and Audrey Gullickson
  • “Caregiver Experience” Video by: USask Nursing Students
  • FIM Exercises: Kimberly Willison/Music by Mark Diakiw
  • Facilitated group discussions led by: Alex Hodson, Jennifer White and U of R/ USask Nursing Students

FREE Caregiver Workshop “Self-care and coping with caregiving” CANCELLED

Presented by USask nursing students
When: Monday, March 16 TIME: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Preston Park 1 (114 Armistice Way)
Register with SCOA  306-652-2255


FREE Caregiver Workshop “Building a self-care community” CANCELLED

Presented by USask nursing students
When: Tuesday, March 17  TIME: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m
Where: St Thomas Wesley United Church basement (corner of 20th & Ave. H)
Register with SCOA  306-652-2255


FREE Provincial Electronic Health Record Presentation CANCELLED

Technology is changing the way Canadians experience care. In this presentation, Dr. Tracie Risling from the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan will share some of the research that her team has done on electronic health records. Learn more about how these systems work, what kind of health information is in this record, and how you can get signed up. At the end of the program, the library will present on resources for caregivers.

When: Wednesday, March 18 TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m
Where: Alice Turner Branch Library (110 Nelson Road)

Register with SCOA  306-652-2255

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age-friendly, Events

Grand Old Opry “Zoomer Style” News

Meet our Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style Finalists!

Join us for the Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style! Enjoy an exciting night of fun as our finalists perform in a country and western showcase.  Cheer on and vote for your favourite performer!

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St. George’s Senior Country Band
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Shuboy
royboy
Roy Hargreaves
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Paddlewheelers
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Joseph Klynne
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John Quinn

New Date: October 21, 2020 – Western Development Museum 
Doors open 5 pm Cocktails
Supper 6 pm
Performances 7:30 pm
Tickets: $100  [Tax receipts $65] 

  1. Buy with credit card by phone 306.652.2255

  2. Buy with credit card online scoa.ca

  3. Buy at our office 2020 College Drive.  We accept cash, cheques or credit card.

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age-friendly, Events, Programming

Meet the Eastview Hub Club!

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Eastview Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Club Committee

Eastview Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Club

When: 4th Tuesday of each month September to April
1:30 to 4 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion, 3021 Louise Street
Eastview Hub Club is a program of the Eastview Community Association
Contact: hubclub@myeastview.ca

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age-friendly, Events, Health Services, Research

Staying Strong, Balanced and Fast: Fall Prevention

KT poster Fall Prevention Sept 13 2019

Agenda:

1:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Dr. Joel Lanovaz, College of Kinesiology and Dr. Cathy Arnold, School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan

1:10 Importance of Research Improving Capacity to Prevent Fall-Related Injury – Cathy Arnold

1:20 Video: A Successful Collaboration and Emergence of FAST (Cathy Arnold and Melanie Weimer)

1:30 Results of first FAST pilot study – Cathy Arnold

1:40 How to measure Fall Arrest Capacity? Joel Lanovaz

Video: College of Kinesiology Labs, Developing Novel Measures (Joel Lanovaz, Jon Farthing, Glennis and Terry Stirling, Danelle Banman, Justin Pfifko)

1:50 FAST 1 and FAST 2 Study Designs and Results – Cathy Arnold and Joel Lanovaz

Video: What do these results mean for fall prevention? (Jenny Basran)

2:10 Introduction of FAST team members

2:20 Acknowledgement of student trainees and their work (Hayley Legg, Danelle Banman, Justin Pfifko, and others not here today)

2:30 REFRESHMENT BREAK and poster viewing

2:50 Welcome and words from collaborators:

June Gawdun, Executive Director, Saskatoon Council on Aging

Kimberly Willison, Lead for Forever in Motion

Cheryl Lehne, Lead for Staying on Your Feet

3:00 Final Words from Participants and PI

Video: (Janet Barnes, Cathy Arnold, Terry and Glennis Stirling, Neil Collins)

3:10 Break out session.. What’s next – Hearing from you (Café style – choose 2)

Questions to consider:

After hearing what you heard today, what would you like to see related to reducing fall-related injuries for older adults?

· Researchers to examine next?

· Health care system to do?

· Community organizations/groups/public to do?

· What would you do differently?

3:50 De-briefing, Closing remarks Cathy Arnold

age-friendly, Events, Health Services, Services

Spotlight on Seniors News

Thank you to all who made this show possible!

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  • Thank you to our entertainers and guests: Young at Heart, Spectacle, Free Flow Dance Theatre, Bridge City Cloggers, Slightly Off-Centre Jam Band, Forever … in motion, MC Dale Yellowlees.
  • Thanks to all exhibitors and volunteers ~ your participation helped us make a wonderful 20th Anniversary show!
  • Thank you to His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon
  • Thank you to the Honourable Warren Kaeding, Minister Responsible for Seniors

Date: October 1, 2019 
Location: Grand Salon, TCU Place – 35 22nd  Street East, Saskatoon

 

Events, fundraising

Grand “Old” Opry Zoomer Style

Grand Old Opry Logo - webSaskatoon Council on Aging presents

Grand “Old” Opry – Zoomer Style event on October 21, 2020 at the Western Development Museum. 

News: Grand “Old” Opry finalists will be selected early this fall! More exciting news to follow for this one-of-a-kind event! 

Let’s celebrate the talents of older adults specializing in country and western music. This event will start with a wonderful meal followed by entertainment and an exciting competition between country music acts.

There will be several winners at the event.  Winners receive an award, press coverage and fan adoration”. This is your opportunity to be part of an entertaining night of fun where Saskatoon’s seasoned talent is showcased.

For more information call the Saskatoon Council on Aging at 306-652-2255.

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age-friendly, Events, Important Notices, membership, Partners

Message from the Executive Director

Thank you for supporting the Saskatoon Council on Aging through your donations and renewing memberships recently.   By giving, you are supporting many of the free programs and services SCOA offers.  If you renew or become a new member you can receive valuable coupons from various vendors as a thank you.  They are available to pick up at our office.

Due to construction the Saskatoon Field House where our office is located will be closed from June 15, 2019 until September 15, 2019.  During this time we will be temporarily working out of the Community Health Centre located in Market Mall.  Our phone numbers [306-652-2255] and emails will be the same and it will be business as usual.

If you are 65 plus and are interested in learning more about the Police and Fire Services we have partnered together to create a fun, innovative program called the Community Police and Fire Academy.  More details are in this edition of the eNews.

Do you want to let Saskatoon know you are a talented country and western music performer? Please take note in this eNews the details about our call for auditions for the Grand “Old” Opry Zoomer Style event we will be holding at the Western Development Museum on March 27, 2020.

Events, fundraising

Grand “Old” Opry Zoomer Style

Call for auditions for our Grand “Old” Opry “Zoomer Style” Let Saskatoon know that you are a talented Country and Western style performer!

How:   Call by June 3 [306.652.2255] to ensure you get on the list to audition.  You will be contacted with further instructions for the next steps.

Who:  Older Adults 55 years and older (individuals or groups of up to 6)

What:  Saskatoon Council on Aging presents Grand “Old” Opry – Zoomer Style event on October 21, 2020 at the Western Development Museum.

Update: Thanks to all who auditioned. All finalists have been selected.
NEW EVENT DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2020 

Let’s celebrate the talents of older adults specializing in country and western music. This event will start with a wonderful meal followed by entertainment and an exciting competition between country music acts.

There will be several winners at the event.  Winners receive an award, press coverage and fan adoration”. This is your opportunity to be part of an entertaining night of fun where Saskatoon’s seasoned talent is showcased.

For more information call the Saskatoon Council on Aging at 306-652-2255.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

age-friendly, Events, Important Notices, Partners, Services

Spotlight on Seniors – Celebrate 20 Years!

Spotlight on Seniors is a tradeshow for older adults (55 and up) hosted by the Saskatoon Council on Aging and TCU Place in Saskatoon.  Now in its 20th year, Spotlight is an important fixture on the autumn agenda for older adults in Saskatoon. The show usually corresponds with Seniors Week in Saskatchewan, a week proclaimed by the province to celebrate the contributions of older adults.

This year the show features a look back at 20 years of Spotlight, great entertainment with Spectacle, Young at Heart and lively dancing with Bridge City Cloggers and Free Flow Dance Theatre Company. Other features include 50/50 tickets, “Wall of Photos” and much more!

1.     Date & location: Tuesday, October 1, 2019,  9 am to 3 pm
TCU Place – 35 22nd Street East, Saskatoon
Details: trade show booths, entertainment, displays, free draws, refreshments
Admission: $10 pay at the door

2.     To purchase a trade show booth contact  Joan TCU Place 306.975.1466
Corporate, Small Business and non-profit rates are available.

3.     To become a sponsor which includes a booth and advertising contact SCOA 306-652-0149 or download documents  from this page.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Thanks to our sponsors

Goal of Spotlight on Seniors:

To raise awareness of community services to enrich the lives of older adults and support positive aging.

Background: The first Spotlight on Seniors was held on November 1, 1999 to recognize the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP).  The show was held in a downtown hotel and featured trade show booths and entertainment. Spotlight has expanded since then and the venue has moved to TCU Place, our downtown auditorium in Saskatoon.

Highlights of Spotlight on Seniors:

·        70 + trade show booths

·        Entertainment and music

·        Speakers and demonstrations

·        Refreshments and lunch

·        Raffles and prize draws