COVID-19 Resources for Seniors

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COVID-19 Immunization Alert

Eligibility for booking expanded to ages 52-plus starting April 14, 2021

Drive thru vaccination clinic – Saskatoon Prairieland Park: available for anyone aged 52 – 54, starting Wednesday, April 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. More information

To book an  appointment you will need

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Health card number

If you do not have a valid health card, cell phone and/or email address, please call 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829) to book your appointment

By Phone 
Vaccine appointments can be made by phone by calling 1-833-SASK-VAX (1-833-727-5829) starting at 8 a.m.
The call centre is set to operate from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Online saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-vaccine

To book online you will need EITHER an e-mail address or a phone number that can receive text messages.

Older adults can also call Dr. O’Connell from the UofS at 306-966-2496 and leave a message to receive a call back. We have volunteer students from health professional programs who can help older adults navigate the online booking system.

More information 


COVID-19 Resources for Seniors 
A one page handout with essential phone numbers and information

VIDEO SERIES: COVID-19 IN SASKATCHEWAN produced by Applied Interprofessional Research, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Seniors Survive and Thrive 
Seniors Socially Distancing and Isolating 

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Community Directories

Fitness 

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  • CHEP Good Food Delivery
    CHEP’s food access programs provide home delivery. Delivery is FREE! Saskatoon only. To order, message us, call 306-655-4575 or email marketsoutreach@chep.org
  • CHEP New Horizons Delivery for Seniors
    CHEP Good Food is designated Food Security Lead for Seniors by United Way of Saskatoon & Area as part of the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. Through this program, we are able to deliver ‘good food’ to Seniors FREE OF CHARGE. 

1. By phone (306-655-4575), or
2. Use the online order form. New Horizons for Seniors Order Form. The link can also be found on CHEP.org by scrolling down through Good Food Delivery.

  • Salvation Army – Grocery and Pharmacy Delivery
    Please email us at covid19response@salvationarmysaskatoon.org or phone (306) 477-2363 and inform the operator you are in need of assistance.
  • Services for Seniors – Phone 306-668-2762
  • World Sikh Aid Foundation Phone 306.713.9172 for further details 
    Volunteers deliver food free of charge to people who can’t get out or afford to buy their own groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grocery Stores that deliver


Health Services

  • Lumeca
    A Saskatchewan based app that gives Saskatchewan residents free, confidential access to health care professionals through their mobile devices
  • Self-Assessment Tool: COVID-19 – Government of Saskatchewan

Mental Health Resources


Pets


Pharmacies

  • YXE City Cabs Free Prescription Pick-Up for seniors: (306) 444-3333
  • Medicine Shoppe [any location] – Free prescription delivery
    https://www.medicineshoppe.ca/ 
  • Earl’s Pharmacy – Free prescription delivery 306-244-1531
  • London Drugs – a program to help seniors who may be isolated and in need of medications.  Caregivers and family members can email SupportSeniors@LondonDrugs.com 
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – Fee delivery of medications to your home and help answer your questions via phone. Phone local store[s] for details.

Shopping


Support Services 

  • Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan: Phone/email support to people with dementia, family, friends 306-683-6322; Dementia Helpline at 1-877-949-4141
    email helpline@alzheimer.sk.ca
  • Family Service Saskatoon –Phone counselling
    Phone counselling will be offered during our regular office hours – Monday – Friday,  9am – 5pm. Call (306) 244-0127 within those times for more information.
  • Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations [FSIN] 1-877-626-6448 covid@fsin.com
  • Saskatoon Food Bank – 306-664-6565 Emergency Food Hampers
  • Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service – Emergency service (306) 933-6200
  • Sage Seniors’ Resources – home health and mobility needs
    Phone: 306-955-7243 Email: sageteam@sasktel.net
  • Saskatoon Council on Aging: Telephone Visit Program – SCOA will match you with a friendly volunteer to chat over the phone.  To register phone 306.652.2255
    Funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, in partnership with United Way of Saskatoon and area. 

Technology

  • Bolt Mobile – Operation Lifeline 
    Old phones are being refurbished and sanitized and then donated to people without phones who are isolated in seniors’ homes and hospitals. Currently available to hospitals and care homes only. Donations accepted. If your hospital or care home facility is interested in receiving donated devices, please contact us today by calling 306-668-4653. 

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