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 September 16th ] 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


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

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 Housing & Mortgage 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 


bereavementNEW – Bereavement Class

What do I do now? A look at life after loss.

Caregivers face a major life transition as they move from a caregiving role, to grieving the loss of their loved one. Project topics will include the concepts of normal grief and complicated grief; how to deal with others who may not understand their grief; and how to move forward in their everyday lives. Resource materials included – limited class (10) so register early

Tuesdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, 2019  10am – 12pm
Cost: $10 (Fee to cover administration costs)
Phone 306-652-2255 to register


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 – Fall 2019

Older adults receive one-on-one instruction from local high school students. All tech devices and operating systems. Dates and times to be announced. 
Cost $10
Phone 306.652.2255 for more information and to register.

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June 2019: Message from the Executive Director

I recently celebrated 25 years of working for SCOA with the Board of Directors. When looking back at the past 25 years I have seen the agency grow in many ways. I am truly blessed to have the pleasure of working with very talented volunteers and staff that are key to many successes we see today. SCOA has been working to create an age-friendly community that supports older adults to stay active, engaged and informed. We all win in an age-friendly community

Highlights:

  • Our organization has grown from 300 members in the beginning years to almost 4000 members!
  • This past year SCOA has assisted 35,042 individuals through phoning our Resource and Information Centre, emailing us, stopping by, visiting our websites, attending our presentations, events, workshops, courses and participating in our programs.
  • We will be holding our annual general meeting June 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Crossmount. Come join us and find out how we are building a better future with older adults and changing the conversation about aging.
age-friendly, Classes, Programming, Services, Technology

Spring 2019 Classes

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 to register in person.


BirdIntroduction to Spring Birding

Birding can be an enjoyable and stimulating lifelong activity. How can you get started? How can you develop more advanced skills?  You may just want to identify birds in your backyard and at the local park or perhaps you want to challenge yourself and venture further afield.  This class will show you how. Whether you are just starting out or seeking to become more adept at bird identification, please join us.

No experience or equipment is required, but if you have a bird field guide please bring it with you.

Tuesdays (8hrs): April 23, 30, May 7 (outdoors), 14 (indoor) 2pm – 4pm  $40


Technology

iphone-71Apple 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

 

downloadTech Buddy
One-on-one beginner technology classes with students from local high schools.
March 13, St. Joseph’s High School
Cost: $10 (Fee to cover administration costs)
Phone 306-652-2255 to register

age-friendly, Events, Fitness and dance, Programming

A Full House for Warm Up to Winter

With 120 participants, SCOA’s first ever “Warm Up to Winter” event was a huge success!
We hope everyone enjoyed this  great kick-off to our winter season in Saskatoon.

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Participants learned about the benefits of exercise, then walked the track at the Saskatoon Field House . After exercise, they headed upstairs to enjoy refreshments, hot drinks and listen to the mellow sounds of Salt Water Joy.

Warm up event

The afternoon was capped with a draw for three great prizes.

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Thank you to our sponsors and supporters: City of Saskatoon and Preston Park 1 Retirement Residence. 

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped make this event a success!

 

age-friendly, Events, Fitness and dance, Programming

Warm Up to Winter

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When: November 22, 2018 1 pm to 3:15 pm 
Where: Saskatoon Field House – 2020 College Drive
Cost: FREE

Entrance instructions: Go to main entrance of the Field House,  check-in at the SCOA registration table in the lobby area – we will stamp your hand for entrance. Show your stamp to the field house staff to access the court area.
Schedule:
1 pm to 1:30 pm – Warm-up – Court #3 [Main floor]
1:30 to 2:30 pm -Walking on the Track –
2:30 to 3:15 pm – Entertainment & refreshments – Fitness and Dance Studio [second level, Field House]

Phone 306-652-2255 to register. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

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age-friendly, Caregiving, Classes, Fitness and dance, Lifelong Learning, Programming

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+


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

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.