Building Bridges to Positive Aging: Join our study

Are you aged 55+ and interested in helping with research about older adults’ wellbeing? Our study Building Bridges to Positive Aging Among Seniors, led by Dr. Donna Goodridge and Dr. Jennifer Briere at the University of Saskatchewan, aims to co-design, implement, and evaluate patient-oriented strategies to address loneliness and isolation among older adults in Canada. …

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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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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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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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Re-establishing the Role of Families in Long Term Care after the COVID-19 Pandemic

How the pandemic has affected family relationships – a video produced by the SK LTC Network in partnership with SPA-LTC [Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-Term Care] About the SK LTC Network: The SK LTC Network is a group of family members, researchers, clinicians, and trainees that contribute evidence- and experience- informed strategies to support …

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