age-friendly, Classes, covid-19, Lifelong Learning, Research, Technology

Using technology to reduce social isolation

Seniors are particularly impacted by social distancing measures to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many older adults feel more isolated than ever before. The Saskatoon Council on Aging is partnering with the University of Saskatchewan for an exciting new project to help older adults stay connected and access social opportunities.

SCOA will undertake a pilot project with researcher Megan E. O’Connell, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan.  The pilot involves showing older adults how to use the popular video conferencing app Zoom. Clinical psychology graduate students under Dr. O’Connell’s supervision will call older adults and walk them through getting them set up to use Zoom. Online or virtual groups will be organized for a variety of topics of interest to older adults including health and mental health.  Group sessions will be limited to 8 older adults and will allow time for questions and socialization.

To take part in the project phone Dr. O’Connell 1.306.966.2496

For more information and support, please visit the  Seniors Help website

The project will promote interactivity between older adults and sharing information through presentations. Technology will also reduce the social isolation experienced by many older adults. They will also experience increased mental engagement a
nd improved health and well being. Older adults will also learn new skills and find out new services available to them.

Social Conection

 

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Get Connected with Seniors Tech Buddy

Seniors Tech Buddy Program

Learn how to use your tech device! Older adults work one-on-one with local high school students to learn how to use their iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, laptops or other mobile devices.


When: April 1, 2020 – CANCELLED 
10:00 am to 11:00 am— Internet fraud and Safety Presentation
11:15 am to 12:15 pm– Student Support (one on one help with technology)

Where: St Joseph’s High School, 115 Nelson Road, Saskatoon

Cost: $10 fee to cover administration costs

To register, Phone 306-652-2255 or email student@scoa.ca 
Transportation is available for those in need!

Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Community Initiatives Fund, SaskTel, Affinity Credit Union, Restorative Action Program [RAP], St. Joseph’s High School 

age-friendly, Classes, Lifelong Learning, Technology

Apple Tech classes – iPhone & iPad

IOS 12/13 Apple operating system – Cancelled until further notice

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.

IOS System Update 12/13
Tuesday, Feb 4 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Cost: $20
To register, phone 306.652.2255 or visit our office SCOA, 2020 College Drive[Field House]

age-friendly, Classes, Lifelong Learning

Advanced Genealogy

We will learn about several different free internet sites to search for the census, and learn some tips and tricks for searching these sites, i.e. Canadian census records using documentation and search to put the family together. One afternoon will be at Francis Morrison Library to review genealogical resources and how to use them (9hrs).

Wednesdays (Feb 26, Mar 4,11)
1 pm – 4 pm $90

To register, phone 306.652.2255 or visit our office Saskatoon Council on Aging, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon

Classes, Lifelong Learning, Programming, Technology

SCOA Winter Classes & Programs

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


Literary Roundtable Discussions – CANCELLED

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This course will examine and discuss three famous short stories—“A New England Nun”, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; “The Veldt”, by Ray Bradbury; and “The Boarding House”, by James Joyce. Each story is full of mysteries and unanswered questions. All stories are on the internet – please read them before the classes begin. Join Terry Matheson (PhD American Literature) and Brian Cotts (MA Literature) for three fascinating sessions (6hrs).

Wednesdays (April 8, 15, 221:30 pm – 3:30 pm $50
SCOA Boardroom


 Bird Identification – CANCELLED

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Identification and appreciation of local birds. This class will go beyond the basic identification of birds to consider more advanced visual identification and introduce birding by ear, along with some of the hidden aspects of birdsong. We will also cover bird migration and how it changes the mix of species locally over the course of the year. All classes indoors (6hrs).

Wednesdays (April 29, May 6, 13)  1 pm – 3 pm $50


Technology – CANCELLED

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Apple 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.

IOS System Update 12/13
Tuesday, Feb 4 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Cost: $20
iCloud/Photography
Tuesday, Jan 28 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Cost:$20

Tech Buddy – CANCELLED

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Seniors Tech Buddy (Any type of technology device) One-on-one beginner technology workshops with students from local high schools.
Cost: $10 (Fee to cover administration costs) 306-652-2255 to register

age-friendly, aging in place, Lifelong Learning, Programming

Housing Transitions for Older Adults

Life Skills Class “Navigating the changes”

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC): 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.

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019  1pm-3pm
Where: Saskatoon Council on Aging, 2020 College Drive [Saskatoon Field House]
Cost: $10 registration fee 

Phone 306.652.2255 to register

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Community Police and Fire Academy

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For adults 55yrs and up

The 2020 Community Police and Fire Academy will be running between February 12 to April 15, 2020. The 2.5 hour sessions will be held every Wednesday morning between 9:30 am and noon in the Community Room of the Saskatoon Police Service (76 25th Street East) or the Community Room of Fire Station No. 3 (2613 Clarence Avenue South). Enrollment is limited to 20 participants and is free to attend.

Application forms are available online at or at the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) office (2020 College Drive). The application deadline is January 15, 2020.

For more information, please contact either:

Cst Dawn Epp dawn.epp@police.saskatoon.sk.ca  PH 306-975-8032

Dori Krahn dori.krahn@saskatoon.ca   PH 306- 975-7715

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Seniors Tech Buddy News

Seniors Tech Buddy Program

Learn how to use your tech device! Older adults work one-on-one with local high school students to learn how to use their iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, laptops or other mobile devices.

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
10:30 am-11:15 am—Presentation on Financial Fraud
11:30am-12:25pm– Student Support (one on one help with technology)

Where: St Joseph’s High School, 115 Nelson Road, Saskatoon

Cost: $10 fee to cover administration costs

To register, Phone 306-652-2255 or email leslie@scoa.ca
Transportation is available for those in need!

Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Community Initiatives Fund, SaskTel, Affinity Credit Union, Restorative Action Program [RAP], St. Joseph’s High School 

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 October 11] 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

Note: First class on October 9th will be at the Community Health Centre Market Mall, October 16th and 23rd will be held at SCOA, Saskatoon Field House 2020 College Drive 


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 – FULL

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 Mortgage and Housing 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 


bereavementBereavement Class

This class has been cancelled. 

 

 

 


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 

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

10:30 am-11:15 am—Presentation on Financial Fraud
11:30am-12:25pm– Student Support (one on one help with technology)

Where: St Joseph’s High School, 115 Nelson Road, Saskatoon

Cost: $10 fee to cover administration costs

To register, Phone 306-652-2255 or email leslie@scoa.ca
Transportation is available for those in need!

 

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.