THE VOICE

OF SENIORS IN

RURAL SASKATCHEWAN

      Plan with Seniors, not for Seniors!

Saskatchewan Seniors Association Executive

President –        Mike Kaminski   306 – 593 – 2222

1st Vice –           Lylie Herman     306 – 528 – 2030

2nd Vice –           Barb Johnson    306 – 397 – 2291

Past Pres. –       Pat Trask          306 – 373 – 2010

Sec.– Treas – Shannon Wright    306 – 493 – 3023

Box 455  Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, S0L 3J0

 

 

         

School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan
 

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED!

 Participants must: 1) live in a rural area;
2) be aged 65 years and older;     3) have lived in a rural residence for greater than a year; and 4) be sufficiently fluent in English

 HELP MAKE TRANSPORTATION IN SASKATCHEWAN

BETTER for all… Including Seniors

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study to collect information on what transportation services are needed to improve health and community services in rural Saskatchewan.

As a participant in this study, you will be asked to complete   a telephone survey
that will take about 30-45 minutes.

For more information about this study, or to volunteer for this study,
please contact:
Ryan Toxopeus
School of Public Health
at
306-966-1618

I wanted to thank you for spreading the word about our study looking at alternative transportation options in rural Saskatchewan. I had a couple of people call me to take part in the study after a recent SSAI meeting, and greatly appreciate your help! Between SSAI and other organizations across Saskatchewan, we are getting closer to meeting our recruitment goals.

 

Dementia Journey Survey

(Alzheimer Society of Canada in partnership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada)

In November, I connected SSAI with Ngozi Iroanyah, Community Partnership Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Canada, about the Dementia Journey Survey being completed in partnership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Mike, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for including information about the survey in the SSAI Newsletter in the Winter 2021 Gray Matters. We appreciate it!

Anyone still wanting to complete the Dementia Journey Survey may do so at: https://alzheimer.ca/en/take-action/change-minds/dementia-journey-survey

— Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

Studio Without Walls

Barbara Meneley, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher Saskatchewan Arts Alliance / University of Regina

 

We are currently putting together a pilot program that will be delivered through Saskatchewan SCWW. We will be contracting a number of artists to develop and deliver creative workshops via telephone conferencing to older adults throughout the province who are living in their own homes. Supplies will be provided and there will be no cost to participants. Our goals are to explore whether the older adult’s involvement made a difference in their feelings of connection to their community and to contribute research that supports funding for ongoing programming for older adults in Saskatchewan.

We are interested in partnering with existing organizations, such as SSAI. We’re looking for support with outreach to potential participants, and I understand from our conversation yesterday that is something your organization / members may be able to offer. We will share our research results with project partners, and are open to including partner questions in the research we conduct.

Celebrate Canada             Saskatchewan

SSAI received financial support from Heritage Canada to host a Canada Day event on July 1, 2020. However, due to the public health order restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID pandemic, our original plans for this event were cancelled. We were granted an extension to host a virtual event before March 31, 2021.

We decided to proceed with a series of teleconference presentations. These events are free.

Gordon Barnhart – Jan. 21, 2021 at 2pm

         Building for the Future

 

Justin Williams –  Jan. 27, 2021 at 2pm

           Faces of the Force

 

Crista Bradley – Feb. 12, 2021 at 2pm

           If these Places could Talk

Booksale info: www.sasksnapshots.ca                          $19.95 – 48 pages – Hardcover

 

Call Toll Free: 1-800-967-7148
Participant Passcode: 472075


SSAI Annual Bowling Tournament

was cancelled in March 2020 due to COVID concerns.  We have decided to also cancel the March 2021 Tournament due to COVID pandemic restrictions on public gatherings.

 

 

$$AI $UMMER RAFFLE

Tickets $1 each
(only 3,000 tickets printed)
Draw – Oct. 1, 2021
– International Day of the Older Person

 

Great Raffle Prizes:

  1. Quilt – value $400 – Vicki Arcand
    2. Football Jersey – Makowski – value $200 – SaskPower
    3. SSAI Bowling Balls – value $150 – SSAI
    4. Gift Basket – SSAI
    5. Handi Living Tool Kit – value $50 – SaskEnergy
    6. Building for the Future – book – Gordon Barnhart
    7. Faces of the Force – book – RCMP Heritage Museum

Book of 10 tickets for $10
Buy a book, get a bonus entry

for a chance to WIN
If These Places could Talk
– book – Crista Bradley        

LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT
TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR IF YOUR CLUB
IS INTERESTED IN SELLING TICKETS.

 

 

Saskatchewan Seniors Association Inc.
c/o Shannon Wright, Secretary/Treasurer

Mail: Box 455, Vanscoy, SK S0L 3J0

Email: info@saskseniors.com

Website: saskseniors.com

Phone: 306-493-3023

 

SASKATCHEWAN

   SSAI REACHING OUT

 

SENIORS IN SASK.

SSAI Partners Reaching out      during Covid Concerns

       SASKATCHEWAN SENIORS ASSN INC.

MIKE KAMINSKI, PRESIDENT

INVERMAY, SK

Email: aelkam@sasktel.net
Phone: 306-593-2222

                  Working with you . . .  For You!