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Saskatoon Council on Aging

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About

Founded in 1991, the Saskatoon Council on Aging [SCOA] is a community based nonprofit  and resource hub for older adults 55 plus.

SCOA promotes positive aging for all in an age-friendly community . . . 

  • A positive aging approach fosters a positive attitude about growing older.
  • Age-friendly communities support older adults maintain health and independence, provide access to services and ensure older adults are valued and included in the community.

We build a better future with older adults . . . 

  • A challenge to ageism and ageist stereotypes
  • Promote human rights for older adults
  • Work to prevent elder abuse
  • Promote an age-friendly community where seniors’ voices are heard
  • Provide programs and services that promote dignity, health and independence of older adults

We serve over 4000 members and the Saskatoon area community (about 80,000) older adults. SCOA operates a Resource Centre and a Caregiver Information Centre as well as a full range of age-friendly programs and services. Our Resource Centre is an information hub for older adults 55 plus with resources on housing, health products, finance and community services.

 

Our Impact

Age-friendly Community Development

  • 409 older adults aged 55+ from Saskatoon and area responded to a research survey and 49 older adults participated in the focus groups to better understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of older adults.

Technology and Learning

  • 44 older adults learned how to use a mobile device
  • 62 students and 35 older adults became acquainted through Zoom; older adults learned how to use their technology devices with great tips from the students.
  • Life Long Learning Presentations: 847 attended 26 presentations.

Social Connection

  • Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Club: 840 older adults participated in monthly virtual social events.
  • Telephone Buddy: 220 older adults received a friendly call from volunteers.
  • Century Club Program: 200 members enjoyed virtual presentations and received a monthly newsletter and postcard. Each member received personal phone calls to keep them connected.
  • Pen Pal Program: 12 schools participated with 220 older adults in a letter-writing program.

Fitness and Health

  • SCOA Globe Walk: 43 teams with 687 individuals spent 49,968.3 hours staying physically active between January and April.

Information Services

  • Resource Centre: 2,577 individuals contacted the office for information or to register for a program. 433 Individuals visited the Resource Centre in person.

 

 

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Legal Name

Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc.

Charity Number

130735756RR0001

How your gift will be used

With your gift, you help support health and wellness; a valuable commitment to older adults, their families and the community in general. 

  • You will help older adults learn to use technology to enhance their lives with social clubs and learn new skills with lessons and workshops. Connecting with others brightens their days and builds hope for a better future.
  • You help older adults access crucial health information to stay informed and learning opportunities to enrich their lives
  • You will help seniors access a lending library of iPads to learn at their own pace or with a family member.
  • You will help older adults connect with younger generations using video conferencing. This connection supports positive intergenerational relationships that combats ageism and negative stereotypes.
  • Your help makes it possible for volunteers to reach out to isolated seniors over the phone or be pen-pals with a senior.
  • You help build a better future with older adults by helping them to build social connections, develop new skills and enhance independence. Your gifts will help older adults continue to thrive and enjoy their lives to the fullest.

 

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