The Saskatoon Council on Aging is a non-profit, community-based organization serving the approximately 79,000 older adults in Saskatoon and area. Our vision is positive aging for all in age-friendly community.
Looking for things to do this fall? Check out our art classes with instructor Cecilia Elizabeth from Riverhouse Gallery. To register for classes phone 306-652-2255.
Explosive Ink on Tile
Have an explosive time creating colourfully inked 6×6 ceramic tiles for your home or for the holiday season. There is no skill required – all supplies included. You will take home 4 amazing tiles and 2 stands for display. You won’t want to miss this fantastic fun-filled opportunity to add some vibrant colour into your life or to give a great gift to someone special.
Date: October 22, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm-4pm Cost: $50 per class
Winter Wonderland Christmas Card
Paint a watercolour Christmas card with snow laden pine tree against an evening winter sky. Explore watercolour techniques of frost salt, snow spatter, dark blue sky mix and scrub out for snow highlights. All supplies included.
Date: November 29, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm – 4pm Cost: $50 per class
Also check out our
Older Adults Life Skills Workshop
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018
Service Canada presentation on a variety of programs and service offerings of interest to older adults. For information on CPP/OAS call Service Canada at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) or visit online at www.canada.ca
Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc. (CLASSIC) presentation on Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Wills. The law student can provide legal information only and will not be able to provide legal advice.
Registration fee charged by SCOA as a registration fee. Information on Government of Canada services and Classic is free.
$10 Registration Fee (snacks and coffee provided)
To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.
READ Saskatoon hosts a six part series of financial literacy workshops to adults, providing solid financial literacy information to help make informed financial decisions.
The 12-hour program is based on the Momentum Money Management Training, the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy Training materials, and resources provided by financial experts in our community. The workshop series includes:
WED. SEPT. 12, 2018 – Asset Building: Participants will explore their five asset areas by recognizing and valuing their various assets and identifying areas they need to strengthen to build a more sustainable and stable livelihood.
WED. SEPT 19, 2018 – Banking: Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of banking and the basic tools and guiding principles to assist them with their banking experiences.
Wed. SEPT. 26, 2018 – Budgeting: Participants will experience a number of hands-on activities designed to build knowledge of the value and process of budgeting. Each participant will develop or revisit their budget, based on their unique financial needs, wants and circumstances.
WED. OCT. 3, 2018 – RESP: This workshop explores the benefits of investing in a child’s educational future. Learn how you save with the Canada Learning Bond and the Canada Education Savings Grant.
WED. OCT. 10, 2018 – Credit/Debt repayment: This customized workshop explores the importance of building good credit, how to avoid credit crisis, debt repayment strategies and how to repair credit history.
WED. OCT. 17, 2018 – Consumerism: Participants will gain awareness about consumerism, advertising and its effects through hands on activities and discussion.
6:00 – 8:00 PM
READ Saskatoon offices, #2 – 706 Duchess Street
Register by calling READ Saskatoon at 306-652-5448 on on the website https://www.readsaskatoon.com/events.html
Mental health is everyone’s concern. If you are a caregiver for a loved one, you may experience stress in your life. In this workshop offered by the Saskatoon Council on Aging, you will learn the impacts of stress, practice tips and techniques to manage stress and receive resources and options to use on a daily basis. Refreshments will be served.
Also Forever…in motion exercises and group discussions.
Presenter: Chalaine Senger, Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Canadian Mental Health Association
Friday, September 21, 2018 – 1 pm to 3 pm
Meeting Room #3 Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive
Cost: $10 Phone 306-652-2255 to register.
Saskatoon Council on Aging website
Caregivers Guide to Stress Reduction: Practical Tools and Resources
In this session we will be discussing the impact stress has on our psychological well-being and some ways we can decrease our daily stress. The goal will be to provide everyday tools, activities, resources and options for caregivers to utilize on a day to day basis, in order to continue supporting their loved ones to the best of their abilities.
Caregivers frequently have to “juggle” full time jobs with caregiving responsibilities. In this workshop hosted by Caregiver Information and Support program, learn practical tips to manage caregiver stress.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018
Location: Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive
$10 Registration Fee (snacks and coffee provided)
To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255. Visit scoa.ca
World Older Adult Abuse Awareness Day [WOAAD] Workshop 2018
Hosted by the Saskatoon Council on Aging
Older adults are frequently the target of frauds and scams. Financial abuse is the most common type of elder abuse.
Frauds and scams: Saskatoon Police Service will speak on various types of scams such as door to door, technology, credit cards, mail, phone and how to protect against these threats.
Financial Management: Conexus, Investors Group and Cheryl Kloppenburg will speak on preventing financial abuse and protecting independence. Topics include such as reverse mortgages, estate planning, power of attorney, joint accounts et cetera
Presentations followed by a wellness break and general discussion.
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:30 a.m. to noon
Location: McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor Street East
Cost: $10 registration, phone SCOA 306-652-2255
Refreshments will be provided.
‘Kick-start your Imagination’ Writing Workshop – for young writers ages 11 – 16 (age range can be flexible)
Led by award-winning author, Arthur Slade www.arthurslade.com
This workshop will include finding the answer to questions that every author confronts every day: How to put a bang into your beginning? What goes into creating a character? Do brainstorms hurt? There will be time to write and discuss many of the different techniques of writing a story, poem or novel. This will be a fun literary adventure!
Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street, Saskatoon
Thursday, May 24th – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 – includes materials
Creative Writing Seeds Ltd.
(306) 979-1463 to register.
5Rhythms Movement Meditation workshop
October 20 – 22 2017
Inspirational Movement with Evangelos Diavolitsis
‘Creativity Let Loose’ Writing Workshop (Ages 11 – 16)
Led by Alice Kuipers – bestselling, award-winning author of six books, with two more coming out in the next year. Her work is published and produced in over 30 countries. Find Alice Kuipers at www.alicekuipers.com
Unleash your inner writer! This workshop will take you through a series of guided writing exercises to spark your imagination and fuel you with new ideas for your writing. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been writing for ages, come and set your imagination alight in the cool, dark days of winter. Designed for young writers (ages 11-16).
The Refinery, Saskatoon
Saturday – November 5, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$50.00, materials will be provided
Please register by phone at (306) 979-1463, or visit our website www.creativeseeds.ca to print a registration form.
Caregiver Forum 2016:
Transitions Inviting: Support in the Life of a Caregiver
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church – 1636 Acadia Drive (back entrance)
Tickets $20 (includes light lunch) – Phone 306-652-2255 by March 14th.
Displays, presentation, speakers & networking with other caregivers.
Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc.
2020 College Drive (Located in the Saskatoon Field House)
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2W4 Phone: 306-652-2255
Elder’s Teachings – Introduction to Indigenous Spirituality
By Walter and Maria Linklater
Saskatoon Police Service is proud to host a series of educational workshops:
Wed. March 23, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Creation Story and Wheel of Live teachings
Wed. April 6, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Ceremonies and Protocol
Wed. April 13, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Womens Teachings (all can attend, not restricted to women)
Wed. April 27, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm): Connecting the past to the future, where we have been and where we are going.
Attend one of all of the sessions. Register early as it will be first come, first served. Lunch will be served.
The teachings will be held in the Culture Room at Saskatoon Police Services, 76 – 25th Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Please RSVP to Janice Linklater 306-975-2278
Learn How to Compost! – Workshops May 7th, 9th, 13th, and 23rd
Our Master Composters are teaming up with Saskatoon public libraries to put on 4 “Learn How to Compost!” workshops. Join one of Saskatoon’s Master Composters for an introduction to composting. These workshops are perfect if you have questions about how to get started, or how to help a current compost bin work better. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A. Please spread the word about these workshops to anyone you know who might be interested!
Dates and locations:
1. May 7th, 7 – 8:30 pm – Frances Morrison Central Library, 311 23rd St. E
2. May 9th, 2 – 3:30 pm – J.S. Wood Library, 1801 Lansdowne Ave.
3. May 13th 7 – 8:30 pm – Alice Turner Library, 110 Nelson Rd.
4. May 23rd, 2 – 3:30 pm – Mayfair Library, 602 33rd St. W