Classes, Lifelong Learning, Programming

Fall 2019 Classes & Programs

Registration starts August 1, 2019

Note: All class/program fees must be paid in advance.
1. Phone 306-652-2255 to pay with credit card, OR
2. Mail a cheque to our office:
SCOA, Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 2W4 OR
3. Visit our office at the Field House [after September 16th ] to register in person.


Family treeIntroduction to Genealogy

This is a basic genealogy class (Instructor Cindy Paradis/Genealogical Society) and will not be able to concentrate on anyone’s personal genealogy.  This class will cover: where to start, where to find information, what to do and what not to do, different organizational methods, and how to record information

Wednesdays (9hrs): October 9, 16, 23  1pm – 4pm            $90


Wool Felt Art 2019Wool Fibre Paint Art Class

Dianne Murphy, local wool fibre artist, back with wool painting. You will use natural fibres and the wet felting techniques to create your own “masterpiece”. Participants can bring a picture to work from or just have fun with colouring felts. All materials included.

Monday, October 21, 2019  1pm- 4pm           $50


UntitledWet Felting Vessel Wool Fibre Class

Dianne Murphy, wool fibre artist, is returning with a NEW Wet Felting class. “Making a vessel using a resist” is a technique used in the wet felting process to make a seamless article.  In this workshop, we will make a small bowl or hot pad while using this technique which can also be applied to making other items such as slippers, mittens, purses and other items.

Monday, November 18, 2019  1pm-4pm  $50


lifeskillsLife Skills Class “Navigating the changes”

Canadian Housing & Mortgage Corporation:
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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019   1pm-3pm     $10 registration fee 


bereavementNEW – Bereavement Class

What do I do now? A look at life after loss.

Caregivers face a major life transition as they move from a caregiving role, to grieving the loss of their loved one. Project topics will include the concepts of normal grief and complicated grief; how to deal with others who may not understand their grief; and how to move forward in their everyday lives. Resource materials included – limited class (10) so register early

Tuesdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, 2019  10am – 12pm
Cost: $10 (Fee to cover administration costs)
Phone 306-652-2255 to register


iphone-71Apple Technology Classes

Beginner one-on-one Apple ONLY classes on Friday afternoons.  Become more confident using your Apple iPad, iPhone, Computer or Watches. Register now for 2 classes of 1.5 hrs (3 hrs) which includes a take home manual. Must bring your device.

Date: Friday afternoons  Cost:    $40

IOS 12/13 Apple operating system and iPhone/iPad photography/Cloud Classes

Mystified with the Apple system update (IOS 12/13)? Having troubles with photos stored on the “Cloud”? Small group class sessions with 5 people per class – register early.

Dates:
November 5th     New Apple IOS update 12/13  1:30 – 3:00pm
November 19th   Photography/Cloud Storage  1:30 – 3:00pm

Cost: $20 per class

Seniors Tech Buddy – Fall 2019

Older adults receive one-on-one instruction from local high school students. All tech devices and operating systems. Dates and times to be announced. 
Cost $10
Phone 306.652.2255 for more information and to register.

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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
Bourassa & Associates
– 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.

Classes, Lifelong Learning

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card

Paint a watercolour Chricard.pngstmas card with snow laden pine tree against an evening winter sky.

Explore watercolour techniques of frost salt, snow spatter, dark blue sky mix and scrub out for snow highlights.

Art class instructor is Cecilia Elizabeth from Riverhouse Gallery. All supplies included.

Date :    November 29, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm – 4pm

Cost:      $50 per class

 

 

Phone 306-652-2255  or drop by our office SCOA 2020 College Drive [Field House] to register. All class registration fees must be paid in advance.

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Learning Opportunities for Seniors

COMMUNITY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIORS

Saskatchewan Seniors Continued Learning

“Saskatoon Seniors Continued Learning (SSCL), in collaboration with the College of Arts & Science, offers non-degree courses to people aged 55 and better. These popular courses deal with a wide range of literary, political, scientific, religious and artistic subjects.” More information


Fit Over 50: A Guide To Physical Activity For People 50+


University of Saskatchewan Ballroom Dancing Club – Fall 2018 Classes 

Online Registration 


Caring for Older Adults – Online Course

If you are new to the Caregiver role for a family member or struggling to adapt to the role, this course is for you. The course is designed to provide you with valuable information that can help you adapt to the role, develop your confidence and assist your family member with various challenges. You will also receive advice on searching out information and resources that are relevant to your own situation.
March 25, 2019 to May 17, 2019
Tuition: $125 + GST
Register at saskpolytech.ca. For more information contact Faye Lendrum 306-775-7397

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CarFit is Returning to Saskatoon – Learn how to improve your safety behind the wheel

New Photo wtih SSOT CAOT CarFit LogoCarFit will be in Saskatoon on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Affinity Credit Union Campus, 902 7th Avenue North.

At a CarFit clinic, a team of trained CarFit technicians will work one-on-one with the driver demonstrating how to properly adjust mirrors, seat, steering wheel, head restraint plus more tips to help stay safe behind the wheel.

The CarFit program recognizes that older drivers are often the safest drivers. They are more likely to wear their seatbelts, less likely to speed, plus less likely to drive impaired. However, as drivers mature, age-related changes in vision, flexibility, strength, and range of motion can make drivers less comfortable and reduce their control behind the wheel. CarFit provides education and tools to assist mature drivers in understanding and applying the built-in safety features of their vehicle.

At the end of the 12-point checklist, occupational therapists can help with individual needs and provide information about local resources to help with driver safety.


Book your appointment today for your FREE 20-minute checkup. Receive a bonus gift for participating in the clinic. Register by contacting Lona Gervais at 306.310.6222 ext. 0909 or lona.gervais@caask.ca.


Here’s what one of the drivers from the clinic in North Battleford had to say about his experience:

“This was my first CarFit, and I was impressed to see how well organized and efficient the course really was. From a walk around circle-check, to proper mirror positioning, I learned a thing or two about the orientation of my vehicle. CarFit isn’t only meant for an older age group, there were things I learned I didn’t know until going through the steps, and finding my safest fit!”
– Kevin Dunn, 2018 Saskatchewanderer

As a long-time safety advocate for motorists of all ages, CAA Saskatchewan is proud to host CarFit clinics in partnership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists. Thank you to the Saskatoon Council on Aging for their sponsorship of the September 15 clinic. For more information, visit caask.ca/carfit.

Classes, Lifelong Learning, Programming

Watercolour Saskatoon Berry Card

saskatoonberrycardPaint plump berries on a branch against an abstract background, on watercolour paper. Your picture will be greeting card size, perfect to send to a special friend, Cecilia will walk you through the process. All supplies included.

Date: September 24, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm-4pm

Cost: $50 per class. Class fees must be paid in advance.

Phone 306-652-2255 to register.

Classes, Lifelong Learning, Programming

An Introduction to Birding

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This course will help you get started in birding.
To develop identification skills, you will learn how to use field marks, song,
behavior and habitat in identifying birds. We review binoculars, field guides and smartphone apps that will enhance your birding experience and discuss the opportunities that abound in Saskatoon to make birding an enjoyable activity for you. No experience or equipment is required, but if you have a bird field guide please bring it with you.
The3rd session will be held outdoors at a city park.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 4, 11 & 18 (2hrs) 2:00 – 4:00 Cost: $30

Phone SCOA at 306-652-2255 to register. Class fees must be paid in advance.