Due to construction the Saskatoon Field House where our office is located will be closed from June 15, 2019 until September 15, 2019. From July 1, 2019 to September 15, 2019 we will be located at the Community Health Centre at Market Mall.
Our emails and phone numbers for our staff will stay the same and our main number will stay the same at 306-652-2255. We will be back at the Saskatoon Field House September 16, 2019.
The Saskatoon Council on Aging held the third annual Volunteer Connector event on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at the Saskatoon Field House. The cold stormy weather was no barrier for the older adults and communities agencies who participated at the event.
The Volunteer Connector links older adults and community agencies in mutually beneficial partnerships. Older adults find volunteer opportunities to stay active and contribute to worthwhile community causes. Community agencies benefit from the knowledge and experience of older adult volunteers. Older adults are dedicated and skilled volunteers that contribute hours of valuable work to charities and non-profits each year.
Thank you to our sponsors and partners; Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatoon Public Library and Revera.
The Volunteer Connector was followed by a professional development session that focused on a presentation on ageism by Mercedes Montgomery and Elliot Paus Jenssen.
Key messages from the presentation:
- Become aware of ageism as a socially constructed, learned prejudice – that can be changed!
- Understand the harm ageism causes.
- Recognize ageist attitudes, language (in self and others, in the media and in institutions).
- Dare to challenge ageism, change the culture.
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
Refreshments will be available
Phone 306-652-2255 for more information
Refreshments courtesy of:
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 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
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
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
New sessions starting on March 13th 2019!
10:00 am-12:20 pm at St. Joseph’s High School (115 Nelson 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: email@example.com
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
Think 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Remembering When program is a partnership between SCOA and the Saskatoon Fire Department.