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!
Live with Less: A Guide to Downsizing and Decluttering
Online via ZOOM Jan 25 10 am, No cost
As we age our lifestyle and needs change. The items that were once crucial are now in the way. Downsizing or decluttering are two ways that you can simplify your life, maintain your independence, and ensure that your ongoing needs are being met. Nicholas Fraser, Owner and Operator, YXE Estate Services Saskatoon, provides a guide about downsizing and decluttering. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR PHONE 306.652.2255
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. ALL CLASSES HELD ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Payment must be received at time of registration.
Get Moving with Jackie Latendresse of Free Flow Dance Theatre
Feb 9 & 16 1pm Online via ZOOM, Cost: $60
Jackie is the founder and artistic director of Saskatoon’s Free Flow Dance Theatre company which specializes in classes for adults and seniors.
This 2 class session will focus on simple stretches and limbering exercises with a fun dance theme. Learn a simple routine and get your body moving during the winter months! Dance is good for the body, mind and spirit.
TO REGISTER, PHONE SCOA 306.652.2255
Avoiding Scams and Frauds for Seniors with Shawn Cook, Director of Enforcement with the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan, March 10 1pm
Online via ZOOM, No cost
In today’s landscape of quickly changing technology, fraudsters have more tools than ever before. Listen to expert speakers from the province’s financial consumer watchdog, the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA), on how to protect your money from scams and frauds. This presentation will have a focus on online-based scams and frauds. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR PHONE 306.652.2255
Saskatchewan’s Best Birding Hotspots” with Stan Shadick
April 6, 10 am Online via ZOOM, No cost
Saskatchewan has a high number of breeding birds because they migrate here from both eastern and western North America. In his talk, Stan Shadick will discuss the diversity of birdlife found in four of Saskatchewan’s birding hotspots where he plans to lead birding tours this year. His presentation starts in Saskatoon’s Donna Birkmaier park, a naturalized city park where grass is permitted to grow long for the benefit of nesting birds. He will then review some of the colourful songbirds found in the eastern forests at Duck Mountain Provincial Park near the Manitoba border. Finally, he will discuss some unique birds in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and in Grasslands National Park.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or phone SCOA 306.652.2255
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306.975.3100.
Workshops are held several time per year.