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Executive Director’s Message

Did you know that the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) serves over 80,000 older adults in Saskatoon and area?  SCOA is a non-profit organization which began operations in 1991 and is dedicated to promoting positive aging for all in an age-friendly community.

Positive aging means feeling good, as you grow older. The key to positive aging is staying ACTIVE, ENGAGED and INFORMED.

  • You can stay ACTIVE through SCOA’s Globe Walk Program.
  • You can stay ENGAGED through SCOA’s Senior Neighborhood Hub Clubs, Century Club, and Lifelong learning programs.
  • You can stay INFORMED through SCOA’s information/resource centre and caregiver information and support centre and our publications.
  • Through SCOA’s Age Friendly Saskatoon Initiative the City of Saskatoon now belongs to the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities.   The network was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide who are striving to better meet the needs of their older residents.  .

Some SCOA key projects and partnerships in the last few years that have emerged from the age-friendly initiative include:

  • Development of an Age-friendly lens that is used to encourage organizations to become age-friendly.
  • Building Respectful Inclusive Communities (training for older adults in congregate living how to combat bullying).
  • VIDEO with Saskatoon Fire, Police and Preston Park 1 (training police and fire to work with seniors).
  • Development of a Community Police and Fire Academy for older adults
    The “Remembering When” project with Saskatoon Fire (volunteers will visit you in your home to educate about fire safety)
  • VIDEO with City Transit (learn how to serve older adults and show older adults how to use City Transit).
  • Bus Buddy program(volunteers show older adults how to use transit)
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Join Us! Become a full member of SCOA

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Did you know?  Growing older can be the best time of your life.

The key to aging well is staying active, engaged and informed. The Saskatoon Council on Aging [SCOA] is a non-profit organization that promotes positive aging for all in an age-friendly community.

Our programs and services can help you feel great, as you grow older –
Stay active, engaged and informed with us!

5 Great reasons to be a full member!

1. Access learning, fitness and social opportunities for older adults

  • Keep your mind active: SCOA offers technology classes, crafts, Life skills workshops
  • Keep your body active: The SCOA Globe Walkis a free monthly fitness challenge – Join a team, stay fit and have fun!
  • Social activities promote health and well-being:  Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Clubs, are free monthly socials – now in 5 locations city wide!

2. Stay informed with information that matters to you! You receive…

  • The latest happenings and community events delivered right to your
    inbox with a monthly eNews
  • Coming of Age newsletter with useful articles, classes & programs for seniors and news

3. You receive discounts from participating sponsors and our special coupon pack

4. You have a vote at our annual general meeting and learn more about your community

5. You help us build an age-friendly communitywhere older adults are valued and included

Make your voice heard – Be part of a friendly, growing community of older adults [3600+]

You can help us build a better future with older adults –
Become a member today!
Single memberships $25/Couples $35/Corporate $250/Nonprofit $25/Associate Free
Memberships renewed yearly [April 1 to March 31]

  1. Phone 306.652.2255 to pay with credit card

  2. Sign up online scoa.ca

  3. Visit our office 2020 College Drive[ Field House ]

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Bus Buddy Program

About the Program

The Saskatoon Council on Aging’s Bus Buddy Program is a safe and personal introduction to the Saskatoon Transit system through the assistance of trained and qualified Bus Buddy volunteers. Volunteers help participants gain the tools and confidence to travel safely in and around the city of Saskatoon.

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 How it Works

Older adult volunteers will be screened and matched with older adults who want to learn how to ride city buses with ease.  The Bus Buddy Volunteers will make arrangements to accompany the participant on several bus trips until she/he is comfortable taking the bus alone.

Bus Buddy participants will learn how: 

  • To use the City Transit system
  • To plan bus trips anywhere you need to go
  • To read transit routes
  • To locate  bus stops
  • NEW: To use Saskatoon Transit’s mobile app! Download from the App Store or Google Play. Plan your trip in real time using your mobile device. Fast, accurate and convenient!

     

     Click the Saskatoon Transit logo to watch the video for more about the mobile app!

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How to Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer or learn how to use the bus call the Council on Aging at 306-652-2255 for more information

Visit Saskatoon Transit for more information on mobile apps.

 

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Spotlight on Seniors News

Thank you to all who made this show possible!

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  • Thank you to our entertainers and guests: Young at Heart, Spectacle, Free Flow Dance Theatre, Bridge City Cloggers, Slightly Off-Centre Jam Band, Forever … in motion, MC Dale Yellowlees.
  • Thanks to all exhibitors and volunteers ~ your participation helped us make a wonderful 20th Anniversary show!
  • Thank you to His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon
  • Thank you to the Honourable Warren Kaeding, Minister Responsible for Seniors

Date: October 1, 2019 
Location: Grand Salon, TCU Place – 35 22nd  Street East, Saskatoon

 

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Connected Care – Community Health Centre at Market Mall

Purpose: The focus of this Centre is to provide specialty care to older adults (50+) with non‐life threatening complex care needs.

Complex care includes:

  • Changes in mobility or changes in memory
  • Increasing challenges in managing day-to-day activities
  • Increased difficulty coping with life’s events
  • Increasing unstable chronic health conditions e.g. COPD

This specialty care is designed to be a form of support that bridges the transition from the hospital to home and to support patients dealing with one or a combination of the following issues: multiple chronic conditions; mental health issues; medication‐related problems; and social vulnerability.

Accessing services:

The Community Health Centre is not a family physician clinic or walk‐in clinic. To access services, please contact your family physician  for a referral. 
Note: A portion of daily appointments are reserved for anyone requiring rapid access to services based on their complex care needs.

Services include:

  • In‐depth medical assessments
  • Chronic disease management and treatment
  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • Support from Community Mental Health Nurses (onsite) and social worker home visits
  • Help navigating the health and social services systems
  • Home Care (mobile)
  • Community paramedicine (mobile)

Clinics – offered on a rotating basis
Dental screening and referral
Home Care (mobile)
Stroke care follow-up (upon referral)

Community Health Centre at Market Mall Unit #55, Market Mall
2325 Preston Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK S7J 2G2
Located in mall, near parkade stairwell and elevator

Phone: 306‐844‐4050
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Daily, including statutory holidays CHCMarketMall@saskhealthauthority.ca

Download Connected Care ‐ Community Health Centre at Market Mall Fact Sheet produced by the Saskatchewan Health Authority

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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.
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Spotlight on Seniors – Celebrate 20 Years!

Spotlight on Seniors is a tradeshow for older adults (55 and up) hosted by the Saskatoon Council on Aging and TCU Place in Saskatoon.  Now in its 20th year, Spotlight is an important fixture on the autumn agenda for older adults in Saskatoon. The show usually corresponds with Seniors Week in Saskatchewan, a week proclaimed by the province to celebrate the contributions of older adults.

This year the show features a look back at 20 years of Spotlight, great entertainment with Spectacle, Young at Heart and lively dancing with Bridge City Cloggers and Free Flow Dance Theatre Company. Other features include 50/50 tickets, “Wall of Photos” and much more!

1.     Date & location: Tuesday, October 1, 2019,  9 am to 3 pm
TCU Place – 35 22nd Street East, Saskatoon
Details: trade show booths, entertainment, displays, free draws, refreshments
Admission: $10 pay at the door

2.     To purchase a trade show booth contact  Joan TCU Place 306.975.1466
Corporate, Small Business and non-profit rates are available.

3.     To become a sponsor which includes a booth and advertising contact SCOA 306-652-0149 or download documents  from this page.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Thanks to our sponsors

Goal of Spotlight on Seniors:

To raise awareness of community services to enrich the lives of older adults and support positive aging.

Background: The first Spotlight on Seniors was held on November 1, 1999 to recognize the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP).  The show was held in a downtown hotel and featured trade show booths and entertainment. Spotlight has expanded since then and the venue has moved to TCU Place, our downtown auditorium in Saskatoon.

Highlights of Spotlight on Seniors:

·        70 + trade show booths

·        Entertainment and music

·        Speakers and demonstrations

·        Refreshments and lunch

·        Raffles and prize draws