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SCOA Annual General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Online via ZOOM Register here:

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting. In advance of the AGM, we will send all registered attendees the AGM meeting materials and step-by-step instructions for joining. Hard copies can be picked up at the Field House by September 9th. You can participate on your computer, ipad, or phone app.
Deadline to register: September 14.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Full members [memberships paid to March 31, 2021] have a vote at the meeting. Renew or purchase your membership –

If you have not used ZOOM before and would like additional help please contact our office 306.652.2255. The staff will be pleased to answer any questions and set you up with a student volunteer to assist you.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the AGM!

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Join Us! Be a SCOA member today!

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5 Great reasons to buy or renew 2020-2021 membership: 

1. You access learning, fitness and social opportunities: SCOA Globe Walk, Hub Clubs, classes
2. You stay informed with information that matters to you: monthly eNews, Coming of  Age newsletter, resource centre
3. You receive discounts at participating partnersand our special coupon pack
4. You have a vote and a voice at our Annual General Meeting
5. You build an age-friendly community where older adults are valued and included

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER

YOU  can help SCOA build a better future with older adults – Buy or renew your membership today!

Single 25 | Couples 35 |
1. Phone 306.652.2255 to pay by credit card
2. Visit our office 2020 College Drive [Field House]
3. Online at our website

More information about SCOA membership [Memberships run April 1 to March 31]

Note: If you have already purchased or renewed your membership – Thank You!

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Executive Director’s Message – January 2020

When looking at the past year SCOA has many things to be thankful for.  We have a great crew of dedicated and passionate volunteers.  Our services could not be provided without their assistance.  We received many donations to allow the organization provide much needed programs and services.   THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 

We helped thousands of older adults and caregivers get information they needed from our one-stop information resource center and our caregiver information and support services. 

We are currently in the midst of our membership drive.  By becoming a full member, you are helping SCOA to continue operating to keep older adults active, informed and engaged.  As a thank you we will give you $117.00 in gift vouchers/coupons from our generous sponsors.  Please click here for more information

We have many new programs and activities starting up for the new year.   Please share  with your friends to spread the word about us and thank you for reading! 

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Executive Director’s Message

Did you know that the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) serves over 80,000 older adults in Saskatoon and area?  SCOA is a non-profit organization which began operations in 1991 and is dedicated to promoting positive aging for all in an age-friendly community.

Positive aging means feeling good, as you grow older. The key to positive aging is staying ACTIVE, ENGAGED and INFORMED.

  • You can stay ACTIVE through SCOA’s Globe Walk Program.
  • You can stay ENGAGED through SCOA’s Senior Neighborhood Hub Clubs, Century Club, and Lifelong learning programs.
  • You can stay INFORMED through SCOA’s information/resource centre and caregiver information and support centre and our publications.
  • Through SCOA’s Age Friendly Saskatoon Initiative the City of Saskatoon now belongs to the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities.   The network was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide who are striving to better meet the needs of their older residents.  .

Some SCOA key projects and partnerships in the last few years that have emerged from the age-friendly initiative include:

  • Development of an Age-friendly lens that is used to encourage organizations to become age-friendly.
  • Building Respectful Inclusive Communities (training for older adults in congregate living how to combat bullying).
  • VIDEO with Saskatoon Fire, Police and Preston Park 1 (training police and fire to work with seniors).
  • Development of a Community Police and Fire Academy for older adults
    The “Remembering When” project with Saskatoon Fire (volunteers will visit you in your home to educate about fire safety)
  • VIDEO with City Transit (learn how to serve older adults and show older adults how to use City Transit).
  • Bus Buddy program(volunteers show older adults how to use transit)
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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.

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting for Saskatoon Council on Aging

Where: The Crossmount Village – From the Western Development Museum drive 5 kilometres (3 miles) south on Lorne Avenue.

Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019

Time: 1:30 p.m. Business Meeting
2:15 p.m. Refreshments
2:30 p.m. Presentation by Bourassa and Associates Rehabilitation Centre – Your Lower Back Through The Ages
3:30 p.m. Adjourned

Support SCOA by renewing your membership at this meeting. Buy or renew a membership and receive a coupon pack valued at $117.00 and be entered to win  a prize. 

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Still looking for last minute holiday gifts? The Saskatoon Council on Aging has a few suggestions that would make wonderful gifts or stocking stuffers for older adults:

A TASTE OF TIME – Not your ordinary kind of Recipe Book

JPEG FRONT coverA Taste of Time is more than a cookbook; it is a keepsake and a tribute to special moments with friends and family.   The first  section  “Heritage Recipes preserve the Family Memories”  has stories about recipes brought over from “the old country” or new recipes discovered in the new land.  On the home remedy side there is the traditional mustard plaster for colds  and also interesting tidbits like 60 uses for salt and 15 uses for Vodka.

The  “Home for the Holidays” section includes stories around interesting traditions families put into their celebrations, including cultural traditions  like Ukrainian Christmas Eve or  special birthday cake recipes.  The last section “Pass Along the Recipes” has sections like Prairie Comfort Food “Casserole & Potluck Dishes”.

Taste of Time is a tribute to all the culturally diverse and memorable recipes and stories from our past. This cookbook can be purchased ($20) from Saskatoon Council on Aging 306-652-2255. All proceeds from the cookbook go towards supporting programs and services for older adults!

SCOA Globe Walk Lanyards

Globe Walk Lanyard would be a perfect gift idea for those on your list who are 50+ years!

For the low cost of  $20, the lanyard will give a Globe Walk team member access to the indoor track at the Field House twice a week from January through April.

If they are not a team member, it is easy (and free) to become part of the SCOA team.

To pick up a lanyard, visit the SCOA office in the Saskatoon Field House or for more information, call our office at 306 652-2255.

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.

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