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to provide to the individuals that receive a home visit and have found a partner to provide smoke alarms if they are outdated.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 3, 2017 –Sobey’s Community Room Varsity View – Cumberland Avenue and 8th Street 10:00 a.m.
May 29, 2017- Sobey’s Community Room- Stonebridge – 3100 Preston Avenue South –10:00 a.m.
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.