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.

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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. 

age-friendly, Classes, Lifelong Learning, Programming

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.

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.


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 

saskatoonberrycard
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

 

 


d6eaef91aae6efa3a9643a12e5b2a7cc-pretty-birds-beautiful-birdsAn Introduction to Birding

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


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


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(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)

age-friendly, Programming, Services, Volunteering

Bus Buddy – Get Where you need to go

Bus Buddy Volunteer:

B:  Becoming a participant in the Bus Buddy Program gives you confidence to ride the bus.

U:  Using your bus pass, knowing where to ring the bell and getting on and off the bus safely are learned while riding the bus.

S:  Schedules, Bus Routes, Transfers and Bus Stops are explained so you are ready to ride the bus.

B:  Being with your volunteer for three trips gives you time to asks lots of questions.

U:  Using the bus gives you more independence to travel around the city.

D:  Destinations depend on where you would like to go and on what you would like to do.

D:  Doing errands, going to appointments or meeting friends for coffee are just some of the reasons to ride the bus.

Y:  You are the most important part of the Bus Buddy Program.

Being a Bus Buddy Volunteer is so much fun. 

I love it!   Kathryn

 

 

age-friendly, aging in place, Events, Health Services, Important Notices, Partners, Programming

Remembering When News

Upcoming Presentations

 

May 31st at 1:30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
436 Spadina Crescent Lower Hall

If you are interested in having a Remembering When™ presentation for your group or would like more information, please contact Dori Krahn (306)975-7715.

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Remembering When is a program designed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that uses nostalgia to promote eight fire safety and eight fall prevention messages through group presentations and home visits. The goal of the program is to help older adults eliminate fire and fall hazards in their environment so that they can stay in their homes if they would like. Through the program, we also teach what to do in the event of a fire and how to get up from the floor if you have fallen and are not hurt. 

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Renew your membership

It’s membership renewal time 

Membership FAQ’s
Memberships are renewed annually – April 1.
Individuals 90 years of age and up are exempt from membership fees and receive all full benefits.

Membership fees may be paid:
1. In person at our office Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive (cash, cheque or credit  card)

2. Pay with credit card: phone our office 306-652-2255

3. Send cheques by mail: MembershipForm
Saskatoon Council on Aging, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 2W4

-For only $25 per year [$35 for couples], full members receive the following benefits:

  • News and updates that matter to you with our newsletters and monthly eNews
  • Opportunities to learn, meet others, get active and have fun
  • A voice among over 2500 members
  • Discounts for services with our participating partners – Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation Centre, YWCA & YMCA  Read more…. 
  • Full Members receive 10% discount on select courses/programs AND early bird registration
  • A vote at our Annual General Meeting held in May 
  • An opportunity to help us continue to build a better future for older adults
  • NEW Membership Level – Family/Couple Full Membership – Join as a couple and receive full membership benefits for a reduced rate of $35. 
age-friendly, Classes, Finance for Seniors, Lifelong Learning, Programming

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)