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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+


Sit Saskatoon – Meeting life with Mindfulness with Vicki Herman and Jennifer Keane
For more information and to register visit their website: 

Upcoming programs 
Mindful Aging: Embracing the Possibilities
Thursdays, 7 to 9 pm September 20 to October 18

Being Bodies: Making Friends with Ourselves
Saturday, September 29 10 am to 3 pm

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Wednesdays, October 3rd to November 28 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Making Peace with your Mind
Thursdays October 18 to November 29  7 pm to 8:30 pm


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. 

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Fall 2018 Classes & Programs

All classes held at SCOA ~ 2020 College Drive. Phone 306-652-2255 to register.
Class fees must be paid in advance.

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.  The 3rd session will be held outdoors at a city park.

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

Cost:   $30


Explosive Ink on Tile 

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Have an explosive time creating colourfully inked 6×6 ceramic tiles for your home or for the holiday season. There is no skill required – all supplies included. You will take home 4 amazing tiles and 2 stands for display. You won’t want to miss this fantastic fun-filled opportunity to add some vibrant colour into your life or to give a great gift to someone special.

Date:   October 22, 2018        (3hrs)  1pm-4pm        Cost:   $50 per class

 

Watercolour Saskatoon Berry Card 

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Paint 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)  1 pm-4 pm        Cost:   $50 per class

 


iphone-71 Apple Technology Classes 

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

Date: Friday afternoons

Cost:    $40

IOS 12 Apple operating system and Iphone/Ipad photography Class

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

Date:    November 6th New IOS 12 Apple update (1.5 hrs) 1:30 – 3:00

November 20   Photography/cloud storage (1.5 hrs) 1:30 – 3:00

Cost: $15 per class


downloadTech Buddy 

(Any type of technology device, )

One-on-one beginner technology classes with students from local high schools.

Program to run in the Fall of 2018; a waiting list will be kept.

Cost:    $10 (Fee to cover administration costs)


Older Adults Life Skills Workshop
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Service Canada presentation on a variety of programs and service offerings of interest to older adults including My Service Canada Account, Canada Pension Plan Retirement and Survivor Benefits, Old Age Security, Allowance and Allowance for Survivor Benefits, Employment Insurance Compassionate Care and Family Caregiver Benefits, Canadian Retirement Income Calculator, and much more! For information on CPP/OAS call Service Canada at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) or visit online at www.canada.ca.

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc. (CLASSIC) presentation on Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Wills. A law student will provide legal information on the importance of each document, their effect, and some factors that should be considered for each type of document. The law student can provide legal information only and will not be able to provide legal advice.

Please note that the registration fee is charged solely by SCOA as a registration fee. Information on Government of Canada services and Classic is free.

$10 Registration Fee (snacks and coffee provided) To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.

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SENIORS TECH BUDDY FAIRS

Learn how to stay safe online with presentations on financial fraud and internet safety. Get one on one help with tech devices by students from local high schools. Learn how to use your laptop, tablet, iPad, smartphone, iPhone or other device.

FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THOSE WHO NEED IT

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Tuesday April 10th at St. Joseph High School
115 Nelson Road, Saskatoon
9:15am-9:45am Registration/Check-in
9:45am-11:00am Financial Fraud and Internet Safety Presentations
11:00am-12:15pm One on One help with technology by high school students

OR

Thursday April 19th at Bishop James Mahoney High School – CANCELLED
231 Primrose Drive, Saskatoon
10:00am-10:30am Registration/Check-in
10:30am-12:30pm Financial Fraud and Internet Safety Presentations
12:30pm-1:30pm One on One help with technology by high school students
$10 fee to cover administration cost
Phone: 306-652-2255 Email: admin@scoa.ca
Or in-person at Saskatoon Council On Aging (SCOA):
2020 College Drive, Saskatoon (Saskatoon Field House)

Classes, Lifelong Learning

2018 Classes – Register now!

Registration for all programs must be paid in advance.
Space is limited. Call SCOA at 306-652-2255 to register.
Classes held at SCOA – 2020 College Drive unless otherwise indicated.


Technology

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Apple Technology Classes
Beginner one-on-one Apple classes on Fridays.  Become more confident using your Apple iPad or iPhone. Register now for 2 classes of 1.5 hrs (3 hrs) which includes a take home manual.
Date: Fridays    Cost:  $40
Phone 306-652-2255 to book sessions


Tech Buddy – NEW Seniors Tech Buddy Fairs 1595860_web1_CyberSeniors-1---March-10-2017
(Any type of technology device)
One-on-one beginner technology classes with students from local high schools.
Cost:    $10 (Fee to cover administration costs)

Check back this fall for more Seniors Tech Buddy opportunities!

 


To show appreciation for our full members [those who have paid $25] we offer  a 10% discount on classes/programs. Note: Memberships run from April 1 to March 31 – annual renewals are on April 1. 

If you do not have a full membership, you can become one now (Phone 306-652-2255)

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