Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative: Aboriginal Older Adult Engagement
Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative:is a multiyear project aimed at establishing Saskatoon as an “age-friendly” community where older adults can lead healthy independent lives and are active and engaged members of the community.
Reaching Out to the Aboriginal Community is part of the Age-friendly project.
The Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) is working with Aboriginal Seniors and Elders to add their voices to the conversation about an age-friendly Saskatoon where everyone ages well.
The Saskatoon Council on Aging is meeting with aboriginal seniors and elders in the community to:
- Hear directly from older aboriginal people about their experiences of growing older
- Identify ways to include the aboriginal voice in the discussions on making Saskatoon an age-friendly community
- identify their needs and ideas about what is necessary to improve their quality of life
- Look at ideas and suggestions that can be offered to leaders on changes