age-friendly, Partners

Working with Seniors Video

From 2011-2016, the Saskatoon Council on Aging conducted a five-year research project called the Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative to assess the needs of older adults in Saskatoon. Through the research and community conversations that were conducted over the 5 years, hundreds of older adults described what it is like to grow old in Saskatoon, identified the kinds of supports that would provide a better quality of life and recommended actions needed to promote healthy aging.

In 2015 Saskatoon Council on Aging approached Chief Weighill and then Chief Paulson to explore actions recommended in Saskatoon Council on Aging’s Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative that would enhance the safety of our community from the perspective of older adults. Both Chiefs took action: a working group was formed with SCOA, Police and Fire representatives and a number of activities have come from this group. This video is one.

It is rewarding to work with community partners who are dedicated to serving the older adult population in Saskatoon. SCOA joins with Police and Fire Services, and Preston Park to celebrate the Working with Seniors training video—and the fabulous actors! We celebrate community partnership, community action, and the knowledge that the police and fire services now have a tool to raise staff awareness about older adult issues that will help in their work to create a safer, age-friendly Saskatoon.

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Events, fundraising, Partners

Festival of Wreaths Mix & Mingler

Festival of Wreaths Mix & Mingler

Opening the holiday season

Festival of Wreaths Mix & Mingler, November 28th, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Adorn your door with one of our beautiful home made wreaths!  Proceeds will support the Saskatoon Council On Aging, a non profit organization dedicated to the promotion of dignity, health and independence of older adults.
Event held at Preston Park 1, 114 Armistice Way, Saskatoon.
RSVP to Preston Park 306-933-0515 or SCOA 306-652-2255, 

You are invited to party with us on November 28th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. VIP present wreath awards, meet and greet Saskatoon’s newest VIP’s

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Musical entertainment, enjoy holiday classics with Maurice Drouin

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Extra happy happy hour, exceptional Christmas spirits at Santa pricing

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Live auction, raffle, silent auction, Chase the Ace

Note: Bidders do not need to be present to win prizes.  Advance wreath purchase available.

Sneak peek preview open house
November 21, 2017 from 2:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.,

Check out this year’s wreath designs, purchase or advance bid on your favorites, place your holiday wishes in the wishing well, enjoy cookies and sugar rimmed cocktails!
Your invitation to the preview party is complimentary.
Further information is available at the Preston Park Market Mall kiosk or call 306-933-0515.  Don’t wait, RSVP the preview event, be inspired by creative door decor.   Home made baking will be served.

 Wreath Wishing Well  *    Shop the Wreath Ornaments * Chase the Ace     
Themed Design   *   Exciting DIY events

 

 

Events, fundraising, Partners

2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths

Preston Park Retirement Residence is excited to host the Festival of Wreaths November 21 – 28, 2017.  All events held at 114 Armistice Way, Saskatoon.

wreathAdorn your door with one of our beautiful home made wreaths!  Proceeds will support the Saskatoon Council On Aging, a non profit organization dedicated to the promotion of dignity, health and independence of older adults.

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A week of holiday cheer to get you in the decorating spirit…

BID ON WREATHS ONLINE! 

Tuesday, November 21: Sneak Peak Open House and advance bidding begins, Chase the Ace Draw

Wednesday, November 22: DIY Wreath and Door Swag Design with professional designer

Thursday, November 23: Silver White Winters display

Friday, November 24: Door Bells and Sleigh Bells display with crisp apple strudel

Saturday, November 25: Holiday Door Swag Display

Sunday, November 26: Balloon Wreath Winning, pop for prizes

Monday, November 27: Wreath wrap up – last chance to pre-purchase your favorite wreath

Tuesday, November 28: Merry Mix & Mingler – Live auction, raffle, entertainment and more!

Don’t wait, RSVP for any of the events 306-933-0515 and be inspired by creative door decor.   Home made baking will be served.  

 Wreath Wishing Well  * Shop the Wreath Ornaments  *  Chase the Ace   ♣

SNEAK PREVIEW OPEN HOUSE:
November 21, 2017 from 2:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. – Preston Park 1, 114 Armistice Way 
Check out this year’s wreath designs, purchase or advance bid on your favorites, place your holiday wishes in the wishing well, enjoy cookies and sugar rimmed cocktails!
FREE to attend – Further information is available at the Preston Park Market Mall kiosk,  or call us directly at 306-933-0515 or Saskatoon Council on Aging 306-652-2255.

 

 

age-friendly, Important Notices, Partners

Saskatoon part of WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities

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Saskatoon has been accepted as part of the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities!  The application, which included the great work from the Age Friendly Saskatoon Initiative was submitted by the City of Saskatoon with the full support of Mayor and City Council.

Age-friendly communities feature accessible transportation, affordable appropriate housing options, inviting outdoor spaces, quality community and health services, employment and volunteer opportunities, and access to social activities and public events.

SCOA has recently formed an Age Friendly Community Development Committee  with several key stake holders who have an interest is building a positive future for older adults that will continue to ensure that Saskatoon is Age-Friendly.

Our summer student, Thomas, will be contacting members over the summer months to update your information.  Please consider supporting our organization and becoming a full member.  Your support goes directly towards SCOA’s programs and services.

Watch for more exciting updates on our brand new fall programs in the next eNews!

SCOA is very thankful to have many different types of supporters through volunteering, grants, sponsorships and donations  Through providing support it allows SCOA to build a better future for older adults.

Sincerely,

June Gawdun

Health Services, Important Notices, Partners

New Partnership: Bourassa & Associates

Bourassa & Associates

The Saskatoon Council on Aging is pleased to welcome Bourassa & Associates as our organizational sponsor and partner.

Locally owned and operated since 1986, Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation Centre is a provider of premium rehabilitation services.  University-trained physical therapists, occupational therapists and exercise therapists are ready to assist with your muscle, joint or nervous system disorders. Whether your goal is to reduce pain, improve function, retain independence, heal an injury, or improve your mobility, head to toe, they have you covered.

Most commonly, Bourassa & Associates sees people for spinal and peripheral joint conditions and injuries.  This could include rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder, foot pain, a spinal condition causing back and leg pain, to osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. A typical course of care includes manual therapy treatment, tailored exercise prescription, and education.

Areas of specialized focus include: (but are not limited to)

  • Credentialed manual and manipulative therapists;
  • Credentialed acupuncture and intramuscular stimulation (dry needling) practitioners;
  • Treatment of work and motor vehicle accident injuries;
  • Treatment of TMJ (jaw) dysfunction;
  • Balance/dizziness/vestibular dysfunction;
  • Pelvic health (male and female);
  • Sports injuries;
  • Neurological conditions (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, brain injury);
  • Bridging to appropriate medical specialists when required.

Please visit their website bourassarehab.com for detailed descriptions of services.

Bourassa & Associates has developed a special program for those individuals requiring a total knee or hip replacement. We also have a Senior’s Exercise Program that runs twice per week and includes a group led warm up and a supervised exercise program. For those pet lovers, we also offer physical therapy for dogs, with a practitioner who is credentialed in Canine Rehabilitation.

To book an assessment, call the clinic at (306) 665-1962 or follow the link on the website at bourassarehab.com.  Although a medical referral is not required for assessment and treatment, you may wish to check with your insurance provider to determine if they require a referral for coverage.

Bourassa & Associates offers the following discounts on services for 

Saskatoon Council on Aging members.

  • $70.00 IA (regular $80.00)
  • $50.00 ongoing treatment (regular $55.00)
  • $55.00 acupuncture (regular $63.00)
  • $70.00 TA 2 (regular $74.00)
  • $ 55.00 classes for 2 sessions ($60.00)

All older adults requesting the discount will need to complete a SCOA membership form

SASKATOON DOWNTOWN 306/665-1962 414-750 Spadina Crescent E
(Medical Arts Bldg)
SASKATOON EASTSIDE 306/665-1962 #2-117 Slimmon Road
(Orthopaedic Associates)
SASKATOON MARKET MALL 306/665-1962 68-2325 Preston Ave
SASKATOON WESTSIDE 306/665-1962 #2 3315 Fairlight Drive

The Saskatoon Council on Aging extends our appreciation to Bourassa & Associates for their support and look forward to a rewarding and exciting partnership.

Health Services, Important Notices, Partners, Programming

Remembering When Program

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 supportUntitled 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
 2:00 p.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.

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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. 

 

 

 

General, Partners

Welcome to Bourassa & Associates!

The Saskatoon Council on Aging welcomes Bourassa & Associates  Rehabilitation Centre as our new organizational sponsor and partner.

Bourassa & Associates offers a discount on services to SCOA members.

 

MAIN OFFICE 306/665-1962
fax: (306) 975-0109
fax toll free: 866-340-0109
109 – 294 Venture Cres.
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 6M1

4 other locations in Saskatoon:

SASKATOON DOWNTOWN

306/665-1962

414-750 Spadina Crescent E
(Medical Arts Bldg)

SASKATOON EASTSIDE

306/665-1962

#2-117 Slimmon Road
(Orthopaedic Associates)

SASKATOON MARKET MALL

306/665-1962

68-2325 Preston Ave

SASKATOON WESTSIDE

306/665-1962

#2 3315 Fairlight Drive

Watch for further details in upcoming eNews publications or phone (306) 652-2255.