age-friendly, Events, Programming, Services

Live on Zoom: Musical Finale with Harreson James

Calling all Hub Clubbers and older adults

The Saskatoon Council on Aging and the University of Saskatchewan invite you to join our “Virtual” Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Club!
LIVE ON ZOOM:
Online Musical Performance with Harreson James
When: May 28th, 2020 at 1 pm NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

HOW TO JOIN:  
How to Join the webinar  PDF or WATCH VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

Please click this link to join!     If prompted, enter: Webinar ID: 886 9082 7261

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Do you have a computer, tablet or an iPad? Join us for this lighthearted, entertaining musical performance.

Along with some great tunes, we’ll also be releasing the NEW fall schedules for all the Hub Clubs in the city. Join us for some rockin’ good tunes!

Don’t know how to use Zoom?

Are you joining by ipad or tablet or smartphone for the first time? You will need to be able to download the Zoom app. We can help, but you will need your username and password to download apps.

No problem, click on this link for a step by step demonstration.
A collection of how-tos for using Zoom
Participating in a Zoom Webinar Quick Start Guide

Tech Support  PDF Instructions:
Android – How to install Zoom on a computer or tablet
Computer – How to create a Zoom account
Computer – How to install Zoom and join a meeting
iPad or iPhone – How to install Zoom and join a meeting

Tech Support – Video Instructions:
How to install Zoom on Windows 10
How to use Zoom on Windows 10
How to install and use Zoom on iPad
How to install and use the Zoom app on an Android device

Still having problems with Zoom?

Again, no problem, the University of Saskatchewan is here to assist you with all of your Zoom tech questions.
For one-on-one assistance call Megan O’Connell at 1.306.966.2496?

if you are interested in virtual socialization hubs please click here 

age-friendly, Classes, covid-19, Lifelong Learning, Research, Technology

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

 

Events, Programming

Seniors Neighborhood Hub Clubs

Seniors Neighborhood Hub Club (SNHC), Mayfair Branch Wind-up  party

 Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:30 to 4 p.m. – Mayfair United Church, Saskatoon

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Thanks to Primrose Chateau for providing such a wonderful lunch!
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Carmen Formanek-Loncar – Music Therapy

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Guests enjoyed a pleasant afternoon of music, socializing and celebration cake.

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Joan Cochrane, Medicine Shoppe demonstrates gentle exercise routines for older adults.

The Seniors Neighborhood Hub Clubs emerged from Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative Phase 2 recommendations: including:
• Increase opportunities and accessibility for older adults to a wider variety of activities and events.
• Explore affordability options for low income older adults.
• Create and support programs that reduce isolation.
• Increase civic programs and services that focus on integration of older adults in to the
community.
• Support the recognition of older adults’ contributions to the community.

SCOA worked with partner organizations to develop and deliver new programs and services that meet the needs of older adults. Examples include:
Pilot projects with two community associations to develop Seniors’ Neighbourhood Clubs to provide access to local community based programs for older adults. Eastview Community Association has now taken over running the SNHC at the eastside location.

Impact
• Older adults have more options for activities and other ways of being included in the Saskatoon
community thereby improving health and well-being and reducing isolation
• Development of neighbourhood programs and programs targeted to specific populations
provides greater accessibility and reduces barriers to social participation for older adults
throughout Saskatoon
• Increased social participation of older adults is leading to growing appreciation and
understanding of the range and value of their contributions in the community

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters:

Conexus, Primrose Chateau, Saskatchewan Lotteries and the Medicine Shoppe