age-friendly, Classes, Programming, Services, Technology

Winter 2019 Classes & Programs

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.

Introduction to Genealogy

Family treeThis is a basic genealogy class 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): Feb 13, 20, 27 – 1pm – 4pm $90

Wool Felt Art 2019Wool Fibre Paint Art Class

Dianne Murphy is a well know local wool fibre artist. 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, February 4, 2019 1pm- 4pm  $50

Wool Owl felt art 2019Needle Wool Fibre Art Class

Dianne Murphy is a well know local wool fibre artist. Using a needle and wool fibres, you will create an owl (or create your own sculpted  masterpiece).  No experience necessary, just come and have fun. All materials included.

Monday, March 4, 2019 1pm-4pm  $50


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


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

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:    January 22nd    New IOS 12 Apple update (1.5 hrs) 1:30 – 3:00

February 12th  Photography/cloud storage (1.5 hrs) 1:30 – 3:00

Cost: $15 per class

downloadTech Buddy

One-on-one beginner technology classes with students from local high schools.
Program to run in February 2019; a waiting list will be kept.
Cost: $10 (Fee to cover administration costs)
Phone 306-652-2255 to register

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Seniors Technology Program

New sessions starting on November 13th 2018!
9:30-12:20 pm at St. Joseph’s High School (115 Nelsodownloadn Rd)
$10 fee to cover administration costs

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

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

Thanks to our sponsors and partners: Community Initiatives Fund, RAP Program

age-friendly, aging in place, Health Services, Services

Remembering When News

RWlogoThink of all the young toddlers you know. Why is it that they seem to pop right up every time they fall? The next question is why does it seem to get more and more difficult as we get older?

The good news is that techniques have been developed that help us, as older adults, get up off the floor if we have fallen and haven’t hurt ourselves. Knowing how to position our arms and legs before we even try to roll over and get into a sitting or crawling position can make a big difference.

The Remembering When program has prepared two videos; the first one shows some techniques that might make it easier to get up from a fall; the second one demonstrates how to talk someone through the process and assist them up if they have fallen.

·       Getting up from a fall: 

·       Helping someone up from a fall: 

The techniques shown in the video are important to understand and practice long before you need them. Take the time to go through them thoroughly and practice them regularly so when you need them, you remember what to do and have maintained the abilities/strength you need to be successful.

Steps to follow (Public Health Agency of Canada)

1)    Lie on your side; bend the leg that is on top and lift yourself onto your elbows or hands.

2)    Pull yourself toward an armchair or other sturdy object, then kneel while placing both hands on the chair or object.

3)    Place your stronger leg in front, holding on to the chair or object.

4)    Stand up.

5)    Very carefully, turn and sit down.

If you would like more information about the videos or would like to book a Remembering When presentation focussing on fire safety and fall prevention, please contact Dori Krahn at 206-975-7715 or

The Remembering When program is a partnership between SCOA and the Saskatoon Fire Department.

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:
Medicine Shoppe -web

This year’s show theme is “Get Your Groove On” and focuses on fun physical activities and games.
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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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


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
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

  • 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
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
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

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
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

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


 [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
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
“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: Website:
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:

  • 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
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

  • 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)