Classes for Seniors

We work out to keep our bodies fit but our minds need to stay active as well. Learning new things supports mental and emotional wellness for older adults. Lifelong learning provides a sense of purpose and achievement, helps keep memories sharp and brings people together for social connections and friendship. Saskatoon Council on Aging offers a variety of classes for seniors 55 plus to support positive and healthy aging. From art to technology, there is something for everyone! 

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES: Phone 306.652.2255 to pay with credit card. You may also send a cheque to SCOA, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 2W4 or pay at our office in the Field House. Payment must be received at time of registration.

January 2023

FAST Program – Strong, Balanced and Fast for Older Adults – FULL – leave your name on waiting list
Weds Jan 25 to Weds April 12, 9 am to 10 am
Mtg Room 3, Saskatoon Field House Cost: $75 for 12 weeks

Strong, Balanced, & FAST is an exercise program aimed at older adults with a focus on balance, upper and lower body strength and mobility, and core stability.
Attendance at all sessions is recommended but not mandatory.
Wear loose fitting clothing or anything comfortable for movement.
A limited number of yoga mats will be provided; please feel free to bring your own mat
To register, phone 306.652.2255

Affordable Housing for Older Adults
Presented by Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership
Thurs Feb 16, 1 pm Online via ZOOM
Cost: $10, free for SCOA members

n overview of affordable housing options for older adults in Saskatoon with Brenna Sych from the Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership.
Brenna Sych is the Communications Coordinator for Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) where she develops media and communications materials. As well as organizing this years Innovative Approaches to Housing and Homelessness conference, Brenna is always looking to learn and grow her experience as she continues her work with SHIP. To register, phone 306.652.2255

Get to Know Your iPhone Workshop FULL – leave your name on waiting list
Tues Feb 28 1:30 to 3 pm
SCOA boardroom, Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive
Cost: $40

Learn the basics of your iPhone: Important settings, accessibility features, productivity tips and tricks, Apple’s built in apps Messages, FaceTime, Mail, and more!
Class limit: 6
Participants must have Apple ID & iPhone password, minimum iPhone 6 required. To register, phone 306.652.2255

Be Scam Smart and Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Presented by Canada Revenue Agency
Thurs March 2 10 am, Online via ZOOM
Cost: Free

Scams – How to recognize a scam, explore examples of Fraudulent communications, How to protect yourself from Identity Theft. Learn how to avoid tax refund and payments scams. Learn how to detect scammers pretending to be the CRA.

Fibre Art Making with Amanda Brown FULL – leave your name on waiting list
Saskatoon Spinners and Weavers Guild
Weds March 8 1:30 to 3 pm, SCOA Boardroom, Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive
Cost: $70 [Materials included]

Hand weave a 5” bookmark using a small wooden loom frame, tapestry needle, and cotton yarn. You will learn how to set up the loom, how to needle-weave, and how to create basic colour patterns. No previous experience necessary. All tools and materials provided. The loom and tapestry needle are yours to take home. Also included are instructions to finish your piece and additional project ideas to make on your loom.
To register, phone 306.652.2255

De-clutter Your Digital Photos FULL – leave your name on waiting list
Tues March 14 1:30 to 3 pm, SCOA Boardroom, Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive
Cost: $40

Do you have hundreds of photos stored on your device or in the cloud? Have difficulty finding the photos you want? Have a crazy amount of random photos in folders? Learn how to sort and tidy your photos like a boss with our de-cluttering workshop. To register, phone 306.652.2255

Experience Transit

Learn to ride the bus to get where you need to go! If you’re interested in participating in Experience Transit to learn how to take the bus in Saskatoon email or call 306.975.3100.
Workshops are held several time per year.