Silverwood Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Club:
Seniors Neighborhood Hub Club presented by the SHCA and Sask. Council on Aging this fall! We are planning to run the SNHC group every second Tuesday of the month starting October through to May (no meeting in April) from 1:30-4 pm at the F.G. Community Church North Location (102 Goerzen).
What is the Seniors Neighborhood Hub Club?
The Seniors Neighborhood Hub Club (SNHC) is a “SCOA (Sask. Council on Aging) Age Friendly” initiative, aimed at reducing the isolation faced by many older adults in the city. Older adults are invited to attend a drop-in program once a month. Each SCOA SNHC session begins with a blood pressure clinic for participants, followed by an educational presentation from various community organizations, ie. The Parkinson’s Society, Prairie Hospital, Fire and Fall Prevention. Participants are invited to “Ask a Pharmacist” medication and prescription questions through a program sponsored by a local pharmacist. A short exercise session will be included. The remainder of the day is devoted to socializing, fun programs and refreshments. Currently SCOA runs a SNHC at the Mayfair United Church, the Eastview Community Association took over the SNHC on the eastside at the Nutana Legio, and the Open Door Society also started a SNHC program on the west side of the city.
Sask. Council on Aging serves over 79,000 older adults in Saskatoon and area. SCOA is a non-profit organization which began operations in 1991, dedicated to promoting positive aging for all in an age-friendly community. They presently have a membership of over 3700! Positive aging means feeling good as you grow older. The key to positive aging is staying active, engaged and informed.
Interested in assisting with this great initiative? Contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-321-7540.