Saskatoon Council on Aging - Age-friendly community

About the Saskatoon Council on Aging

Mission:

The Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting positive aging for all members of our community. We strive to achieve our mission by providing programs and services to promote dignity, health and independence of older adults.

 

  1. SCOA acknowledges that the land on which we gather is Treaty 6 territory, the traditional territory of the First Nations, and the homeland of the Métis.

 

Vision Statement – “Positive Aging for all”

The Saskatoon Council on Aging envisions an environment in Saskatchewan that addresses the widespread prejudices of ageism; enhances the age-friendliness of our communities; enables healthy, positive aging and supports the well-being of older adults across the province.

 

To help older adults age positively, we support them to stay active, engaged and informed. SCOA builds a better future with older adults by creating an age-friendly community, SCOA raises awareness of issues such as ageism that impact quality of life for older adults.

These are some of our programs and initiatives:

 

SCOA GLOBE WALK - Keep motivated through the winter months by forming teams and staying active.


SENIORS’ NEIGHBORHOOD HUB CLUBS
(phone 306-652-2255 or visit www.scoa.ca ) - Free monthly program in 4 locations: Socializing, entertainment, learning opportunities, games and fun

 

POSITIVE AGING RESOURCE CENTRE Information referrals, library, pamphlet resources of interest to older adults - Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed 12 to 1 for lunch.

 

LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES - Computer technology classes, life skills, crafts and other educational programs

SPOTLIGHT ON SENIORS - Annual event celebrating contributions of older adults to the community - Entertainment, booths, educational speakers.

BUS BUDDY PROGRAM - Pilot Program to teach older adults how to use the transit system

PUBLICATIONS
- Coming of Age is available through email or pickup  Directory of Services and Activities For Older Adults available online www.scoa.ca

AGE-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE - A project to support older adults to lead healthy independent lives, to be active and socially engaged

CENTURY CLUB - Saskatoon Branch of the Club was formed for seniors who have reached the age of 90+ who are determined to live a full, active life to age 100 and beyond

MEMBERSHIP
- Join a dynamic community of older adults! Join today!

CAREGIVER INFORMATION & SUPPORT 306-652-4411
Telephone referral of information - Compassionate listening - website - annual forums


Board of Directors

 

Staff

 

Practicum Students