The Saskatoon Council on Aging has been operating now for 31 years! As you can see from the highlights below SCOA has supported many older adults to be active, informed and engaged.
Age-friendly Community Development Committee – Beyond the Pandemic Project:
409 older adults aged 55+ from Saskatoon and area responded to the research survey and 49 older adults participated in the 8 focus groups for SCOA to better understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of older adults.
Technology lessons: 44 older adults learned how to use an iPad, cell phone and laptop computer.
Telephone Buddy: 220 older adults received a friendly call and 20 older adults received phone visits from volunteers.
Seniors and Youth Connect – 62 students and 35 older adults got to know each other through Zoom; older adults learned how to use their technology devices with great tips from the students.
Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Club: 840 older adults participated in the monthly presentations.
SCOA Globe Walk: 43 teams with 687 individuals spent 49,968.3 hours exercising between January and April.
Century Club Program: 200 members enjoyed virtual presentations and received a monthly newsletter and postcard. Each member received personal phone calls to keep them connected.
Pen Pal Program: 12 schools participated with 220 older adults in a letter-writing program.
Life Long Learning Presentations and Workshops: 847 attended 26 presentations.
Website traffic: 19,244 visits were made to the SCOA and Caregiver websites
Walk-in traffic: 433 Individuals visited the Resource Centre in person.
Telephone and email traffic: 2,577 individuals contacted the office for information or to register for a program
Fundraising Events: 230 older adults attended the Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style event at the Western Development Museum, and 80 older adults attended the 2 virtual wine and cheese fundraisers.