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Winter Classes 2021

Payment must be received at time of registration. Phone 306.652.2255 to pay with credit card. You may also send a cheque to SCOA, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 2W4 or pay at our office in the Field House. ALL CLASSES HELD ONLINE.

ART CLASS Introduction to Watercolour (1-3pm) Cost:$60 FEB 1 Instructor: Alison R. Montgomery

Alison has been painting in watercolour for over 30 years. She is currently an instructor at the U. of S. College of Arts and Sciences Community Arts program, and at Hues Art Supply. Become familiar with watercolour materials and techniques while creating a painting of a simple subject. Supplies not included, contact SCOA to register and for a supply list with the artist’s statement at 306-652-2255. You may also audit the class if you do not wish to purchase supplies.


D’reen’s Catering Cooking Class ONLINE ONLY (1pm-2:30pm)

D’reen has been creating fine cuisine as a caterer and restauranteur in Saskatoon for over 31 years. Her cooking classes have reached thousands of adults and kids since 2004, and she is looking forward to sharing her culinary wizardry and tips in this new virtual environment.

Feb 10 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little Bite! Cost: $45
D’reen will step you through a series of delicious appetizers that will impress your friends and loved ones.
To register and obtain a class supplies list contact SCOA 306-652-2255


Feb 24 Get a Bang for your Buck! Cost: $45
D’reen will step you through three incredibly scrumptious meals, all made from one chicken!
To register and obtain a class supplies list contact SCOA 306-652-2255


Life Skills: End of Life Planning ~ Start the Conversation

Mar 9 1 pm to 2 pm
Kevin Maynard, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)
will guide us to plan for the future as we face life events. “End of life planning” will be emphasized along with adjusting plans as we are faced with life events, dealing with illness and end of life, remaining in control, Power of Attorney, making estate arrangements including your will and arranging funerals.
To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.


TECHNOLOGY CLASSES – Register ph 306.652.2255

JAN 19 iOS 14 UPDATE COST; $25
1:30 to 3 pm
All about the update, widgets, APP store & gallery, TOUCH Screen navigation, SOS setup, settings intro.


FEB 2 iCLOUD COST: $25 1:30 to 3 pm
What is it? What does it cost? Storage space? Different types: iCloud, Google photos, Google Drive, OneDrive andDropBox


FEB 16 PHOTOGRAPHY INTO COST: $25 1:30 to 3 pm
Camera app: still pictures, video and how do I see pictures and thumbnails

MAR 2 PHOTOGRAPHY ADVANCED COST:$25 1:30 to 3 pm
Camera app editing: adjust, filters, crop, markup. Photo app: library arrangement, featured photos, albums




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WEBINARS & CLASSES

REGISTER FOR CLASSES, PROGRAMS & WEBINARS
Full listing Classes | Event Calendar

JANUARY 2021

SCOA Globe Walk LaunchJanuary 5 1:30 pm
Watch on YouTube

SCOA Coffee Break Series: Conversations with Physicians
January 25 1 pm Free to attend, all 55+ invited. Online via ZOOM

Join us online for a conversation with Sask Geriatric EM Physician Dr. Brittany Ellis and geriatrician Dr. Krista Lagimodiere.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
SCOA Coffee Break series made possible by New Horizons for Seniors Program, Government of Canada

Saskatoon Transit & Bus Buddy Joint Presentation
January 27 2 pm  Free to attend, Online via ZOOM

Want to learn more about taking the bus? Topics covered:fares, trip planning, transit app and trips and tricks along the way. Sign up in advance to receive a digital workbook so you can follow along during the presentation. If you want to be paired with a SCOA Bus Buddy for your first bus trips we can accommodate that too. Email Betty betty@scoa.ca or call 306.652.2255  for more information.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


FEBRUARY 2021

Watercolour Introduction Art Class
Feb 1 1 pm to 3 pm Cost $60 Online via ZOOM

Ccurrently an instructor at the U. of S. College of Arts and Sciences Community Arts program, and at Hues Art Supply, Alison Montgomery has been painting in watercolour for over 30 years. Become familiar with watercolour materials and techniques while creating a painting of a simple subject. Supplies not included, contact SCOA to register and for a supply list at 306-652-2255. You may also audit the class if you do not wish to purchase supplies.

All About iCloud: Technology Workshops
Feb 2 1:30 to 3 pm COST $25 Online via ZOOM

What is it? What does it cost? Storage space? Different types: iCloud, Google photos, Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox. Phone 306.652.2255 to register.

D’reen’s Catering Cooking Class: Appetizers
Feb 10 1 pm to 2:30 pm Cost: $45 Online via ZOOM

Feb 10 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little Bite!
D’reen will step you through a series of delicious appetizers that will impress your friends and loved ones. To register and obtain a class supplies list contact SCOA 306-652-2255,

iPhone Photography Introduction: Technology Workshops
Feb 16 1:30 to 3 pm COST $25 Online via ZOOM

Camera app: still pictures, video and how do I see pictures and thumbnails. Phone 306.652.2255 to register.

SCOA Globe Walk – February Event
Feb 17 1:30 pm Online via ZOOM

Join us for a presentation about Wanuskewin Heritage Park with archaeologist and forensic anthropologist Dr. Ernie Walker. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Live Zoo Animal Session: Mayfair Hub Club
Feb 18 1 pm Online via ZOOM. Free to attend, all older adults 55+ invited.

Zoo Animal session with a Saskatoon Zoo Society Educator. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

D’reen’s Catering Cooking Class: Thrifty Chicken
Feb 24 1 pm to 2:30 pm Cost: $45 Online via ZOOM

Get a Bang for your Buck!
D’reen will step you through three incredibly scrumptious meals, all made from one chicken! To register and obtain a class supplies list contact SCOA 306-652-2255.


SCOA Coffee Break Series: Mental Health and Older Adults
Feb 25 1pm Online via ZOOM.

The COVID-19 situation can be very stressful. It is important to take care of our mental health as well as physical health. Join us for a presentation by Dr. Megan O’Connell on mental health and older adults; how you can stay healthy during these challenging times.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


MARCH 2021

Advanced iPhone Photography Technology Workshop
March 2 1:30 pm to 3 pm COST $25 Online via ZOOM

Camera app editing: adjust, filters, crop, markup. Photo app: library arrangement, featured photos, albums. Phone 306.652.2255 to register.

Finance and End of Life Planning – Lifeskills Series
March 9 1 pm to 2 pm, No cost. Online via ZOOM

Kevin Maynard, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) will guide us to plan for the future as we face life events. “End of life planning” will be emphasized along with adjusting plans as we are faced with life events, dealing with illness and end of life, remaining in control, Power of Attorney, making estate arrangements including your will and arranging funerals. To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.

SCOA Globe Walk March Event – March 17 1:30 pm Online via ZOOM

More information to come

Easter Bread Making – Mayfair Hub Club – March 18 1 pm Online via ZOOM. Free to attend, all older adults 55+ invited.

From Baba With Love: Easter Paska Bread Making with UWAC, Hanka Romanchych Branch Ladies. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


April 2021

Container Gardening – Mayfair Hub Club- April 15 1 pm
Online via ZOOM. Free to attend, all older adults 55+ invited.

Container Gardening World with Jacqueline Bantle, Horticulturist, (U of S).
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


NEW TO ZOOM? Dr. Megan O’Connell and her team from the U. of S. will be pleased to assist. Phone Phone 306.966.2496 or email megan.oconnell@usask.ca. For more information and support, please visit the Seniors Help website https://supportoa.ca

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What’s New for Fall 2020

Saskatoon Council on Aging  Fall Class and Program Schedule

This schedule subject to change. Locations/Delivery format: online or onsite at 2020 College Dr. [Field House] or TBD.  Social distancing in effect for classes held onsite, small class sizes maintained. 

To register: Phone 306.652.2255 pay by credit card or send cheques to SCOA, 2020 College Dr. Saskatoon, S7N 0W4 
Note: Class fees must be paid in advance. Registration begins September 1, 2020.

TECHNOLOGY

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Beginner one-on-one – Apple ONLY
Become more confident using your Apple iPad,iPhone, Computer or Watches.
Register now for 1 classes of 1.5 hrs which includes a take home manual. Must bring your device. Cost: $20

Tuesday afternoons. 1pm to 2:30pm To register: phone 306.652.2255

Watch for new technology sessions in 2021!   

SENIORS TECH BUDDY – ALL DEVICES
Learn how to use your tech device! Older adults work one-on-one with local high school students to learn how to use their iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, laptops or other mobile devices.
COST: $10
Transportation is available for those in need!
Pending COVID-19 restrictions – sign up list phone 306.652.2255

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For more information and support, please visit the  Seniors Help website


ART CLASSES – CANCELLED 

LandscapeAcrylic Prairie Landscape Art Class
Prairie landscapes can be challenging to paint. Excitement can be created, using an interesting colour scheme of yellow and violet fields. A distant elevator can also infuse the work with a nostalgic feeling of hometown Saskatchewan. Join Cecilia on Memory Lane and looking back to our roots. 8”x10” canvas. All materials included

Monday, Nov 23, 2020 1pm-4pm $50


Virtual Learning for Older Adults programs are supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Saskatoon Community Foundation.

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What older adults need to know NOW about virtual communication 

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One truth that has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic is how important virtual communication has become. Sometimes it’s the only means of communication possible. In hospital settings and nursing homes where visitors are not allowed to visit, virtual communication becomes the only way (besides trying to talk through a window) to reach a loved one and keep them (or yourself) from feeling totally abandoned.

And please don’t throw up your hands and say: Oh, that’s so beyond me; I’ll just phone; my family will be there for me; I haven’t needed it in the past 20 years and I don’t need it now! Really? You may need it tomorrow if you have to be admitted to a care facility or hospital.

Got your attention?  Let’s start with the common cell phone. I think everyone should have one for safety sake in any case, and should, at the very least, know how to text, send emails, use FaceTime and just for fun, learn how to take photos. These basic functions will allow you to keep in touch with your family and they with you.

So why not prepare now for a worst possible communication scenario?

Even if you never have to endure the trauma of mandatory visiting restrictions keeping you from  a loved one, note that there are many other advantages to a cell phone. Texting is the fastest way to reach the grandkids!! FaceTime brings them right to the edge of your chair. And they can teach you the basic functions of a cell phone! And photos are fun!

Why not give it a try?

Isn’t it everyone’s responsibility to learn to communicate virtually?

You’ll be glad you did!

by Mercedes Montgomery, SCOA Co-President 

Great collection of how to’s for ZOOM 

 

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Using technology to reduce social isolation

Seniors are particularly impacted by social distancing measures to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many older adults feel more isolated than ever before. The Saskatoon Council on Aging is partnering with the University of Saskatchewan for an exciting new project to help older adults stay connected and access social opportunities.

SCOA will undertake a pilot project with researcher Megan E. O’Connell, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan.  The pilot involves showing older adults how to use the popular video conferencing app Zoom. Clinical psychology graduate students under Dr. O’Connell’s supervision will call older adults and walk them through getting them set up to use Zoom. Online or virtual groups will be organized for a variety of topics of interest to older adults including health and mental health.  Group sessions will be limited to 8 older adults and will allow time for questions and socialization.

To take part in the project phone Dr. O’Connell 1.306.966.2496

For more information and support, please visit the  Seniors Help website

The project will promote interactivity between older adults and sharing information through presentations. Technology will also reduce the social isolation experienced by many older adults. They will also experience increased mental engagement a
nd improved health and well being. Older adults will also learn new skills and find out new services available to them.

Social Conection

 

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Get Connected with Seniors Tech Buddy

Seniors Tech Buddy Program

Learn how to use your tech device! Older adults work one-on-one with local high school students to learn how to use their iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, laptops or other mobile devices.


When: April 1, 2020 – CANCELLED 
10:00 am to 11:00 am— Internet fraud and Safety Presentation
11:15 am to 12:15 pm– Student Support (one on one help with technology)

Where: St Joseph’s High School, 115 Nelson Road, Saskatoon

Cost: $10 fee to cover administration costs

To register, Phone 306-652-2255 or email student@scoa.ca 
Transportation is available for those in need!

Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Community Initiatives Fund, SaskTel, Affinity Credit Union, Restorative Action Program [RAP], St. Joseph’s High School 

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Apple Tech classes – iPhone & iPad

IOS 12/13 Apple operating system – Cancelled until further notice

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.

IOS System Update 12/13
Tuesday, Feb 4 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Cost: $20
To register, phone 306.652.2255 or visit our office SCOA, 2020 College Drive[Field House]

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SCOA Winter 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


Literary Roundtable Discussions – CANCELLED

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This course will examine and discuss three famous short stories—“A New England Nun”, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; “The Veldt”, by Ray Bradbury; and “The Boarding House”, by James Joyce. Each story is full of mysteries and unanswered questions. All stories are on the internet – please read them before the classes begin. Join Terry Matheson (PhD American Literature) and Brian Cotts (MA Literature) for three fascinating sessions (6hrs).

Wednesdays (April 8, 15, 221:30 pm – 3:30 pm $50
SCOA Boardroom


 Bird Identification – CANCELLED

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Identification and appreciation of local birds. This class will go beyond the basic identification of birds to consider more advanced visual identification and introduce birding by ear, along with some of the hidden aspects of birdsong. We will also cover bird migration and how it changes the mix of species locally over the course of the year. All classes indoors (6hrs).

Wednesdays (April 29, May 6, 13)  1 pm – 3 pm $50


Technology – CANCELLED

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Apple 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.

IOS System Update 12/13
Tuesday, Feb 4 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Cost: $20
iCloud/Photography
Tuesday, Jan 28 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Cost:$20

Tech Buddy – CANCELLED

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Seniors Tech Buddy (Any type of technology device) One-on-one beginner technology workshops with students from local high schools.
Cost: $10 (Fee to cover administration costs) 306-652-2255 to register

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Seniors Tech Buddy News

Seniors Tech Buddy Program

Learn how to use your tech device! Older adults work one-on-one with local high school students to learn how to use their iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, laptops or other mobile devices.

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
10:30 am-11:15 am—Presentation on Financial Fraud
11:30am-12:25pm– Student Support (one on one help with technology)

Where: St Joseph’s High School, 115 Nelson Road, Saskatoon

Cost: $10 fee to cover administration costs

To register, Phone 306-652-2255 or email leslie@scoa.ca
Transportation is available for those in need!

Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Community Initiatives Fund, SaskTel, Affinity Credit Union, Restorative Action Program [RAP], St. Joseph’s High School