The staff and volunteers have been quite busy over the summer months organizing programs and events for the fall. I hope you enjoy reading this issue which is produced by our talented Fund Development/Communication Coordinator, Virginia.
Recently SCOA’s Co-Presidents and I met the Honorable Warren Kaeding, Minister Responsible for Seniors. He advised that he will be an advocate for older adults at the Ministerial Cabinet table bringing the right people together to make necessary connections. He is working on gathering a snap shot of what each Ministry does for programs for older adults and collate these findings for a central registry for older adults. You may find the following link useful from the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum that was held this past May. At the forum new and emerging issues related to older adults and ways to work collaboratively on key projects were discussed. Reports and policies that have been approved can be found on this link as well as a variety of resources for seniors. Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum
The Minister also discussed social isolation of older adults. Our Volunteer/Program Coordinator, Sheila, has been working hard to have social programs established in Saskatoon for older adults! SCOA is happy to announce that St. Martins Church and Silverwood Community Heights Association have will be part of the Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Clubs bringing the total now to 5 clubs in Saskatoon. Please check out the Hub Club for more details.