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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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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
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– 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.

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Get Connected with Volunteering!

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in the New Year,  our volunteer fair is the place to be! Come to our Volunteer Connector and “get connected” with agencies and organizations that are seeking older adult volunteers.

When: February 1, 2019  8 am to 11 am
Where: Saskatoon Field House [court area]
Parking: Free, use main lot, enter your license places in machine in the Field House lobby
Cost: FREE
Refreshments will be available

Phone 306-652-2255 for more information

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Refreshments courtesy of: 

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Seniors Technology Program

New sessions starting on March 13th 2019!
10:00 am-12:20 pm at St. Joseph’s High School (115 Nelsodownloadn Rd)
$10 fee to cover administration costs, (payment for the session must be made in advance)

Learn how to use your laptop,smartphone or other device! Includes presentations on financial fraud as well as one on one beginner technology classes with students from local high schools.

Phone: 306-652-2255 Email: admin@scoa.ca
Or in-person at Saskatoon Council On Aging (SCOA):
2020 College Drive, Saskatoon (Saskatoon Field House)

FREE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO NEED IT
Thanks to our sponsors and partners: Community Initiatives Fund, Affinity Credit Union, RAP Program

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A Seniors Strategy for Saskatchewan

What would you like your future to look like?

Have your say at forums/focus groups planned in various locations in Saskatchewan to get your input. Hosted by the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism.

The purpose of the forums is to engage older adults and the community to develop a provincial strategy to build a better future with older adults in Saskatchewan.

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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.