Research News

Caregiver Study The Saskatchewan LTC Network is a diverse group of family advisors, researchers and clinicians, community partners, and trainees who serve as a resource to the LTC sector in Saskatchewan. We are looking to understand the effect of prolonged separation between the family caregivers and the residents at Long Term Care (LTC) during the …

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Employment Opportunity: Saskatoon Council on Aging

Receptionist – Position Description Duties and Responsibilities: Reception coverage for Positive Aging Resource Centre Track statistics of calls and walk-ins to the Centre Registration of courses, events coming into Centre Respond the telephone and in person inquiries Maintain pamphlet rack with current and relevant brochures. Order office supplies and toner for copier. Membership/Donation Databases Maintain …

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Home Supports Initiative: Real Options, Better Outcomes and Lower Costs to Age in Place

Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism [SSM] is launching its Home Supports Initiative in order to: -Raise awareness of the need for practical home supports -Engage individuals, organizations and communities to grow a powerful movement to demand action -Compile a list of all those who commit to supporting this initiative -Maintain contact with supporters to share information and create synergy -Maintain contact with …

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Will Power™ – Use the Power of your will to do more

The Saskatoon Council on Aging [SCOA] is excited to partner with nearly 500 charities, financial advisors and legal professionals in an effort to inspire Canadians to create positive change in the world while still supporting loved ones. Will Power™ is a multi-year national initiative to inspire Canadians to create positive change in the world while still supporting …

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Federal Election 2021: Information for Older Adults

Federal election in Canada: Monday September 20th, 2021 Visit Elections Canada website: Find your riding, check voter registration, ways to vote, and more Federal Election Checklist produced by the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism List of candidates in northern Saskatchewan or visit the Wikipedia page CanAge (Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization) On September 8th at 2:30 PM ET, …

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Memoir Writing Workshops with Marion Mutala

Introducing Memoir Writing, a 4 week workshop series with award winning author Marion Mutala National -Bestselling, Award winning Author -Marion Mutala Marion Mutala has a master’s degree in educational administration and taught for 30 years. With a passion for the arts, she loves to write, sing, play pickle-ball and guitar, travel, and read. Marion has …

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Watercolour Classes with Alison R. Montgomery

Introducing watercolour classes with artist Alison R. Montgomery, introduction and intermediate classes Alison R. Montgomery: Artist’s bio Alison R. Montgomery lives in Saskatoon and has been painting in watercolour for over thirty years. Alison’s en plein air landscape paintings have been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in many …

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Socially Connecting Seniors

SCOA helps keep older adults connected throughout the pandemic and beyond. The coronavirus outbreak has profoundly impacted the lives of older adults. They are at a high risk to become socially isolated due to necessary social distancing measures designed to keep them safe. SCOA is socially connecting seniors through two initiatives: Telephone visits with those …

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Seniors and Youth Connect Project

Seniors and youth connect in a new project supported by the Saskatoon Community Foundation and operated by the Saskatoon Council on Aging [SCOA]. The Senior and Youth Connections project matches youth and older adults to work together and learn from each other. The connections combat social isolation experienced by older adults and also keeps them mentally engaged for improved health and well-being. Youth develop positive attitudes about …

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