Events, fundraising, Services

Get Your Groove on at Spotlight 2018!

Spotlight on Seniors is the largest showcase for older adults in Saskatchewan.  Held annually, the show is a day of fun for older adults and also promotes health and wellness.
Proudly presented by:
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This year’s show theme is “Get Your Groove On” and focuses on fun physical activities and games.
Featuring:
Hula Hoopsters – Creative movement and demonstrations
and more!
Musical entertainment includes Gopher Broke and Spectacle.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
TCU Place  Grand Salon – 35 22nd St. East, Saskatoon
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lunch available for purchase

  • Product demonstrations
  • Wellness and fitness information
  • Financial resources Information
  • Hobbies and leisure activities
  • Health products
  • Government services
  • And much more…

Also ….
Music, entertainment, free refreshments throughout the show

 

 

 

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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, Services

Home Support – Grocery and Meal Delivery

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The following community agencies and private businesses provide assistance with meal delivery and  grocery shopping.

Grocery Shopping and Delivery

CHEP Good Food Inc.

Address: 204-1120 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK, S7M 0Y8
Phone: 306-655-4575
Website: www.chep.org
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Details:

  • Good Food Box, Community Gardner, Community Markets and Seniors Stores at a reasonable price

Fees: Food box prices vary depending on size and content 


I Can Help Services

Phone: 306-280-2100 Address: Mobile
Details:
A new helping hand service to make your life easier
Helping seniors stay in their homes longer

  • House cleaning (temporary basis), grocery shopping, meal preparation, shopping assistance etc.

Fees: Vary depending on service provided, please call for more information


Saskatoon Home Support Ltd.

Address: 7-3012 Louise Street, Saskatoon, SK., S7J 3L8
Contact: Lona Finney, Client Care Manager and Owner
Phone: 306-956-3334
Email: care@saskatoonhomesupport.ca
Website: www.saskatoonhomesupport.ca
Hours of Operation: 24/7 Service; 24/7 on call; Office Hours Monday – Friday 9:00 am 4:00 pm

Services include:
Errands and Shopping: We can offer assistance with shopping and to errands. We
can also take a grocery list and get the items for you.

Fees: Vary depending on service required. Call today for a Free No Obligation Consultation


Services for Seniors, Saskatoon

Address: 103, 115-19th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 7Y8
Contact: Cheryl Loadman – Executive Director
Phone: 306-668-2762
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, closed lunch hour and Statutory Holidays
Details:

Grocery delivery service


Meal Delivery Services

Home Care, Saskatoon Health Region

Address: 201-310 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 0Z2
Phone: 306-655-4300
Website: www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca
Details:
Eligibility through Client/Patient Access Service at 306-655-4346
Meals on Wheels – fee for service meal delivery

Fees: Provincially determined rates; varies based on income


Meal Preparation and Delivery 

Skip a Beet – Call (306) 221-9177
The Pitch Kitchen – Call (306) 249-2880
Saskatoon Fresh Prep – Call (306) 203-6547


Order Groceries  by phone or online:

Contact local grocery stores regarding delivery services – many stores provide this service for a small fee.

Pelican Market, 1904 Lorne Avenue – 306-242-8099 [small delivery charge]
Mrs. Grocery (306) 500-7250 or email  Saskatoon@MrsGrocery.com

Search for online grocery delivery in Saskatoon – “grocery delivery services Saskatoon” in Google

Superstore Online Grocery Shopping 

age-friendly, aging in place, Services

Home Support Services – Yardwork

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 [The following information includes listings adapted from Saskatoon Council on Aging Directory of Services and Social Activities for Older Adults and other community resources. For full listings visit our website]

HOME SUPPORT  – Yardwork and gardening

Crocus Co-op – Work Program

135 Avenue B South, Saskatoon
Phone: 306-655-4968
Email: work@crocuscooperative.org
Website: http://www.crocuscooperative.org
Services include:

  • Yard maintenance;
    • Lawn mowing
    • Leaf raking
    • Hedge trimming
    • Aerating
  • Snow shovelling

Reasonable rates and only bill when we work – no extra monthly charges.


EGADZ Action to Employment

Address: 485–1st Avenue North, Saskatoon
Phone: 306-931-6644
Website: https://www.egadz.ca 
“Action to Employment is an employment program that offers yard care services to individuals in the community who are in need of assistance and are unable to afford lawn and yard care services. The EGADZ residents receive training, employment experience, a multitude of skills and the personal reward of helping people in their community.”


Heart’s Lifestyle Services

Address: Mobile
Contact: Valerie Heart
Phone: 306-934-8868
Email: yesmoments@sasktel.net Website: www.heartslifestyleservices.ca
Services include:

  • Companionship – in home or while on outings Shopping and Errands Assist with personal care, meals, scheduling, coordinating tasks, reminders, check-ins, activities, light housekeeping, light yard care, and hobbies and pet care.
  • Minimum 1 hour of service
    Fees: Hourly and discounted rates for prepaid services, please contact 

I Can Help Services

Phone: 306-280-2100 Address: Mobile
Services include:

  •  A new helping hand service to make your life easier
  • Helping seniors stay in their homes longer
  • Yard work and minor repairs

Fees: Vary depending on service provided, please call for more information


Kelly Dobrowolsky – KSD Sales and Distribution Address

Address: 526 Chotem Crescent, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 4P1 Contact: Kelly Dobrowolsky
Phone: 306-221-4304 Email: shel.kel@shaw.ca
Details: 

  • Winter snow removal
  • Remove snow from driveways/ sidewalks/ home foundations/ rooftops Fees:
  • By the job – based on size of area and work performed
  • Monthly contract $150-$200 based on size of area
  • Rooftop clearing rate is additional to other work performed

One with Seniors

Address: Saskatoon, SK, S7H 1H2
Phone: 306-373-5791 (please leave a message)
Contact: Jacqueline Marshall – owner
Email: jamarsh@sasktel.net
Inquiry Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, On-site hours negotiable Details: 

  • Companionship and visits
  • Minor home repair (no cleaning) 
  • Gardening
    Fees: Vary depending on service required

Services for Seniors, Saskatoon

Address: 103, 115-19th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 7Y8
Contact: Cheryl Loadman – Executive Director
Phone: 306-668-2762
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, closed lunch hour and Statutory Holidays
Details:

  • Home Helper: housekeeping, home making
  • Yard Work: grass cutting, raking, gardening and seasonal yard maintenance, snow shoveling
  • Home maintenance referrals for minor home repairs 

Fees: Service Rate based on a fee schedule geared to income ($18/hr to $28/hr), please contact our office for details, Membership: $10.00/year (expires April 30th each year)

age-friendly, aging in place, Services

Home Support Services – Housekeeping

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HOME SUPPORT  – Housekeeping and housecleaning services

Green Earth Cleaning Services

Address: 2804 Cumberland Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK, S7J 3J9 Contact: Linda Morrison
Phone: 306-850-1353
Email: lindasmisty@hotmail.com or greenearthsask@gmail.com
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Details:

  • Environmentally friendly company
  • Safe, sanitary products
  • Long/ short term clients
  • Move in/ out cleaning services
  • Servicing houses, apartments, condos, offices and commercial
  • Also provide service in pet walking, flower/ garden care
  • Licensed WHMIS and safety training Bonded

Fees:
Weekdays: 3 hour services, $96; 4 hour services, $120; 6 hour services, $162; additional services, $25 per hour
Weekends and holidays: 3 hour minimum, $105
10% discount for senior citizens


Handy Housewives

Address: 314 Laycoe Lane, Saskatoon, SK, S7S 1H6
Contact: Melanie Mensch – Owner
Phone: 306-249-9567
Email: handyhousewives@sasktel.net
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday  8:30am-5:00pm
Details: 

  • Residential cleaning, Laundry and ironing 
  • Food preparation, Baking, Grocery Shopping 
  • Environmentally friendly products 
  • Bonded and Insured
  • Fees: $35.00 for regular service, $40.00 for one time service

Home Instead Senior Care

Address: 1-305 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 0Z1
Contact: Karen or Greg Charyna – Owners
Phone: 306-931-4663 Toll Free: 1-877-484-5759 Fax: 306-931-4699
Email: homeinstead@shaw.ca
Website: www.homeinstead.com/saskatoon-sk
Hours of Operation: 24/7 service & we answer phone live 24/7.
Office hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Details: We enhance the lives of older adults and support families
CAREGivers are selectively hired – all are bonded & insured. Each CAREGiver receives extensive training and supervision for care of older adults living with aging conditions
CAREGivers are carefully matched to families for ongoing visits, and provide a full scope of non-medical companionship and in-home care including:

  • HOME HELP (light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, bedding changes

I Can Help Services

Phone: 306-280-2100 Address: Mobile
Details:

  •  A new helping hand service to make your life easier
  • Helping seniors stay in their homes longer
  • Yard work and minor repairs
  • House cleaning (temporary basis), grocery shopping, meal preparation, shoppingassistance etc.
  • Cook meals for seniors according to their diets
  • Will take seniors, on Abilities Bus or in her own vehicle, shopping or to appointments
  • Can provide a wheel chair for usage on outings

Fees: Vary depending on service provided, please call for more information


LutherCare Home Help

Address: 1800 Alexandra Ave., Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3C7 Phone: 306-664-0393 or 306-664-0308
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Email: deverett@luthercare.com Website: www.luthercare.com
Details:

  • Homemaking – Housekeeping, Meal preparation and planning, laundry, baking, recycling and garbage removal, mail handling
  • Personal Care – Morning assist, evening assist, bath assist, grooming/shaving, eating, medication reminders, safety checks
  • Escorting – Appointments, shopping
  • Companionship – Visiting and games, reading, walks and outings, coffee/tea breaks
  • Respite Care – 2 hour minimum, daily

Fees: Reasonable rates, flexible times, no commitments


The Neat Co.

Address: PO Box 22012 RPO Wildwood, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5P1
Contact: Kami Hnatiuk – Owner Phone: 306-241-2549
Email: hello@theneatco.com
Website: www.theneatco.com
Hours of Operation: Office Hours Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Details: 

  • Clients receive housekeeping care
  • Laundry – Bedding, Ironing, Hanging, Folding,
  • Window cleaning
  • Organizing
  • Bonded, Insured, WCB, BBB
  • Commercial and residentialFees:  Senior and Veteran rates $28.50 /hrRegular rates $32.00 /hr , One Time clean rates $38.00/hr

Nurse Next Door Home Care Services

Address: 3502 Taylor Street East, Suite 108B, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5H9
Contact: Bruce Kirkpatrick (306-241-4900) or Dan Boyofa (306-715-1980)
Phone: 306-716-2329
Fax: 306-716-2755
Hours of Operation: 24/7 Access, 24/7 Service
Details:

  • We will do whatever it takes to bring you peace of mind
  • Nursing Care, Companionship, Personal Care, Palliative Care, Live-in 24hr Care-Giving, Post-Operative Care, Care for Quadriplegics, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Meal Preparation, Housekeeping 
  • Transportation
    Fees: Contact for costs and fee minimums

Saskatoon Home Support Ltd.

Address: 7-3012 Louise Street, Saskatoon, SK., S7J 3L8
Contact: Lona Finney, Client Care Manager and Owner
Phone: 306-956-3334
Fax: 306-955-3210
Email: care@saskatoonhomesupport.ca  Website: www.saskatoonhomesupport.ca
Hours of Operation: 24/7 Service; 24/7 on call;
Office Hours Monday – Friday 9:00am- 4:00pm
Details:

  • Homemaking: Let us lend a hand with laundry, light housekeeping and meal preparation

    Fees: Vary depending on service required.
    Call today for a Free No Obligation Consultation

Services for Seniors, Saskatoon

Address: 103, 115-19th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 7Y8
Contact: Cheryl Loadman – Executive Director
Phone: 306-668-2762
Email: saskatoonservices4seniors@sasktel.net
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, closed lunch hour and Statutory Holidays
Details:

  • Home Helper: housekeeping, home making
  • Yard Work: grass cutting, raking, gardening and seasonal yard maintenance, snow shoveling
  • Home maintenance referrals for minor home repairs 

Fees: Service Rate based on a fee schedule geared to income ($18/hr to $28/hr), please contact our office for details, Membership: $10.00/year (expires April 30th each year)

age-friendly, Services, transportation

From Senior Shuttle Service to Access Bus

An isolation study (1994-97) done by the Saskatoon Council on Aging concluded that the lack of safe affordable transportation for frail seniors was a major cause of isolation.  A lack of access to required services such as health and recreation quickly leads to isolation and deteriorating health.

  • SCOA initiated the Senior Shuttle Service Pilot Project with financial support from New Horizons and generous community in-kind support. It provided 4224 rides to Saskatoon seniors during the trial period November 15, 1995 to March 31 1996.  A joint initiative of SCOA and the Corps of Commissionaires (CORPS), the project confirmed that an assisted seniors’ transportation service was needed on a permanent basis.
  • Based on the success of the pilot project, a Shuttle Service Management team was struck in 1997 to explore ways to develop a permanent service. A United Way grant provided funding to hire Lynn Tait as project coordinator. For two years meetings were held with MD ambulance and the two cab companies, Radio and United as well as other community groups. A fundraising initiative was undertaken in Nov 1997 with the goal of raising $120,000.

 Community response was generous: however, it became apparent that the whole issue of Special Needs Transportation needed to be a broad-based community effort.

  • In May 1998 SCOA approached City Council with a request for assistance in the implementation of a Senior Shuttle Service. The request was received by City Council on June 29th and referred to the Special Needs Transportation Study Task Force.  An August 1999 memo from the Saskatoon Council on Aging to City council supported the city’s recommendations to expand its eligibility criteria to include all persons who are unable to use the regular transit service due to physical, mental or medical disability. It also stated that the criteria would be further expanded to include all persons 75 years of age or older when the Special Needs Transportation service has the financial capacity to fulfill this demand. Efforts were also made to develop strategies to secure adequate funding from the City and the Province to finance Special Needs Transportation.

(1) On June 9th 2003, Councilor McCann inquired about the cost of providing the needed transportation. An external consultant was hired to do a study of the options. The recommendations of the report; that the driving, maintaining and booking of Special Needs Transportation be done in-house, was passed by council on August 11, 2003. By July 1 2004, the transition to in-house operations was in place. (1)

 (1)  Information provided by Jamie Robinson with Access Transit

Jean Nahachewsky Jan 22, 2014

 

membership, Programming, Publications, Services

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.