age-friendly, aging in place, Events, Health Services, Important Notices, Partners, Programming

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.

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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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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

Map 

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

No registration required

 

Elder Abuse, Events, Important Notices

World Older Adult Abuse Awareness Day

7b99fec2a7e452391ec4b8cfdbb46b44-225x300World Older Adult Abuse Awareness Day – Workshop

World Older Adult Abuse Awareness Day  – June 12, 2018 – 8:30 a.m – 12 p.m.

McClure United Church – 4025 Taylor Street East

Registration fee: $10.00

Agenda:
8:30 a.m. Registration/Coffee

 8:55 a.m. Greetings – Inspector Larry Vols

9:00 a.m.  Nature of Frauds and Scams

9:45 a.m.  Financial Management – Preventing Abuse and Protecting Independence

Presentations by Conexus, Investors Group and Cheryl Kloppenburg

10:30 a.m.  – Wellness Break – Forever in-Motion

10:45 a.m.  – How does what you heard apply to you? 

  • What can I do to help myself?

(Group Discussion facilitate by Doug Robertson)

 11:30 a.m.Panel Responses to Group Discussion

 11:55 a.m.Thank You – Joan Lidington, WOAAAD Chair

Phone 306-652-2255 to register.

 

More information on elder abuse – Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse 

Important Notices, membership

Give the gift of SCOA membership

Looking for the perfect gift for  friend, family member or that person who is hard to shop for 55 + ? Consider giving a gift of membership with the Saskatoon Council on Aging.

For only $25 per year [$35 for couples], full members receive the following benefits:

  • News and updates that matter to you with our newsletters and monthly eNews
  • Opportunities to learn, meet others, get active and have fun
  • A voice among over 2500 members
  • Discounts for services with our participating partners – Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation Centre, YWCA & YMCA  Read more…. 
  • Full Members receive 10% discount on select courses/programs AND early bird registration
  • A vote at our Annual General Meeting held in May 
  • An opportunity to help us continue to build a better future for older adults
  • NEW Membership Level – Family/Couple Full Membership – Join as a couple and receive full membership benefits for a reduced rate of $35. 

Membership FAQ’s
Memberships are renewed annually – April 1.
Individuals 90 years of age and up are exempt from membership fees and receive all full benefits.

Membership fees may be paid:
1. In person at our office Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive (cash, cheque or credit  card)

2. Pay with credit card: phone our office 306-652-2255

3. Send cheques by mail:
Saskatoon Council on Aging, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 2W4

age-friendly, General, Important Notices

Experience Saskatoon Transit 

Experience Saskatoon Transit 

Saskatoon Transit is exploring new ways in which to promote sustainable alternatives to car use and to support friendly forms of transportation such as walking, ride sharing, and public transit. There is huge potential in this area for older adults to become more active in multi-modal transportation and Saskatoon Transit desires to be a catalyst for this kind of change. This summer there will be several opportunities for you to test drive transit and Experience Saskatoon Transit as a 1st or 2nd time transit rider.

Older adults have numerous challenges as they consider a change in their mode of transportation. These include: having a support system to find a new way of being independent and mobile, coping with higher volumes of traffic, and adapting to a new way of life without  driving. Experience Saskatoon Transit is a first step – positive experience that will help you overcome these initial challenges of travelling on transit.

Who can benefit from this travel training experience 

    • Older adults and their families
    • Those already using transit but lacking confidence or having some anxiety about transit
    • Those with a physical and/or cognitive disability
    • Those with a mobility aide (ie: walker, wheelchair)
    • Those who would like to learn about public transit but who are still capable of driving
    • Those who are new to Saskatoon and/or have never tried transit before

Details about Experience Saskatoon Transit

  • In partnership with SCOA and the Bus Buddy program, Saskatoon Transit will be offering 2 hour Experience Saskatoon Transit sessions this summer
  • In this 2 hour travel training session you will be introduced to Saskatoon Transit staff, learn about bus fares, how to board and disembark a bus, travel on a transit route, and participate in a lively “Transit 101” discussion. Each session is limited to 6 per group and availability is on a first-come basis. The times and duration of each session may vary.
  • Available Dates & Times are: Wednesday, August 16 (10:00 am – 12:00)

Thursday, August 24 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

Wednesday, September 13 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

Thursday, September 21 (10:00 am – 12:00)

To register a spot for yourself or a group (4-6) for one of these dates, or for more information about Experience Saskatoon Transit, please contact one of the following:

Cory Shrigley
Customer Support & Engagement Manager
Saskatoon Transit
Tel. 306.975.2990  cell 306.380.7100
Email: cory.shrigley@saskatoon.ca

Bonnie Grove
Age-Friendly Community Development Coordinator
Saskatoon Council on Aging
Tel. 306-652-2522
Email: bonnie@scoa.ca


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About the Program 
The Saskatoon Council on Aging’s Bus Buddy Program is a safe and personal introduction to the Saskatoon transit system through the assistance of trained and qualified Bus Buddy volunteers.

How it Works
Senior volunteers are screened and matched with seniors who want to learn how to ride city buses.  The Bus Buddy Volunteers accompany the participant on several bus trips until she/he is comfortable taking the bus alone. Orientation and training will be provided at the Saskatoon Council on Aging.
How to Get Involved
If you would like to volunteer or learn how to use the bus call the Council on Aging at 306-652-2255 for more information
age-friendly, Important Notices, Partners

Saskatoon part of WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities

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Saskatoon has been accepted as part of the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities!  The application, which included the great work from the Age Friendly Saskatoon Initiative was submitted by the City of Saskatoon with the full support of Mayor and City Council.

Age-friendly communities feature accessible transportation, affordable appropriate housing options, inviting outdoor spaces, quality community and health services, employment and volunteer opportunities, and access to social activities and public events.

SCOA has recently formed an Age Friendly Community Development Committee  with several key stake holders who have an interest is building a positive future for older adults that will continue to ensure that Saskatoon is Age-Friendly.

Our summer student, Thomas, will be contacting members over the summer months to update your information.  Please consider supporting our organization and becoming a full member.  Your support goes directly towards SCOA’s programs and services.

Watch for more exciting updates on our brand new fall programs in the next eNews!

SCOA is very thankful to have many different types of supporters through volunteering, grants, sponsorships and donations  Through providing support it allows SCOA to build a better future for older adults.

Sincerely,

June Gawdun

General, Important Notices

Parking at Saskatoon Field House

Effective July 12, 2017

Parking when using the Field House:

Patrons using the Field House can park in the north lot or Lot #15.  There is no fee for Saskatoon Field House patrons, however the following must be adhered to:

North Lot:

  • 3-Hour Parking Limit at all times 
  • Plate Registration (or Permit) Required:
    • Mondays – Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lot #15 (U. of S Lot: along Preston Avenue):

  • 3-Hour Parking Limit at all times 
  • Plate Registration or Permit Required At All Times

License plates must be registered in the parking terminal located in the Field House.

The City of Saskatoon is committed to providing access to the Leisure Centres and appreciates everyone’s patience during the construction of the Merlis Belsher Place.