Remembering When News:
On May 1, 2017, the Fire Chief Morgan Hackl, presented a report on the Remembering When program to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services asking them to forward it to Council for their information. Janet Barnes and Dori Krahn were in attendance to answer any questions that Council members had. The report summarized the partnership between SCOA and SFD with regards to Remembering When and explained the steps we’ve taken so far.
Council members who are part of this committee expressed their support for their program and stated that the services we provide are valued and necessary.
The Remembering When™ program is a partnership between the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) and the Saskatoon Council on Aging. Our goal is to support aging in place by providing fire safety and falls prevention education and support. Janet Barnes from SCOA and Dori Krahn from SFD have made a number of group presentations including the Eastview Neighbourhood Club Hub, Scott Forget, McDonald Tower, McEwen Tower, Liberty Court, the Ilarion, Chalet Gardens, Preston Park 1, Luther Riverside Terrace, and Sienna Pointe. After a group presentation there is an opportunity to request a home visit to assess your specific situation and offer supports and referrals if needed. We know we will need help and have trained a number of SFD volunteers and Saskatoon Services for Seniors staff to make home visits. We have booked two community presentations for May and are doing some follow up for the older adults that the firefighters are lifting after they have fallen and haven’t hurt themselves.
Dori and Janet have met with a number of potential partners to build the capacity of the program and if possible, integrate fire safety and fall prevention into existing programs that offer home visits. We received an SGI/ABI grant to help purchase exercise bands and night lights to provide to the individuals that receive a home visit and have found a partner to provide smoke alarms if they are outdated.
Watch for the Safety Down the Aisle Fashion Show! We have booked a show at McClure Place on June 13 at 2:00 p.m., Spotlight on Seniors in October and the Century Club in December.
Please join us if you can for one of the community presentations:
May 29, 2017- Sobey’s Community Room- Stonebridge – 3100 Preston Avenue South-10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – McClure United Church Sanctuary, 4025 Taylor Street E
If you are interested in having a Remembering When™ presentation for your group or would like more information, please contact Dori Krahn (306)975-7715.
Remembering When is a program designed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that uses nostalgia to promote eight fire safety and eight fall prevention messages through group presentations and home visits. The goal of the program is to help older adults eliminate fire and fall hazards in their environment so that they can stay in their homes if they would like. Through the program, we also teach what to do in the event of a fire and how to get up from the floor if you have fallen and are not hurt.