Age Friendly Shaunavon

In February of 2022 the Shaunavon Town Council passed a resolution to become an Age Friendly community. Our Age Friendly committee held our first meeting in April of 2022.

An Aging in Place Committee was formed in March 2021, by request of Town Council, and they conducted Focus Groups in town using the 8 focus areas set out in the Age Friendly framework. They also utilized the results of the 2019 Strategizing For Positive Aging survey conducted by the Sask Seniors Mechanism. This allowed our committee to complete some of our application needs in a timely fashion. We are now working on implementing our action plans.

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Directory of Services

Directory of Services

Click HERE to access the Age Friendly Directory of Services

Age Friendly Shaunavon has created this informative document as a one-stop shop for seniors to access any information they may need regarding accommodations, accountants, lawn care, etc.

Each business and organization includes contact with clickable websites and email addresses for easy access to the information.

To search the document, you may use the Table of Contents provided, or if you are on a computer, click “Ctrl + F” and type the key word you are searching for.


1. Conduct a Needs Assessment

To conduct a needs assessment regarding aging in place by utilizing existing provincial statistics complemented by local focus group discussions to inform the committee’s recommendations.

2. Create an Inventory of Existing Services/Supports

To complete an inventory of existing services in the community that can assist and enhance Aging in Place, and identify gaps, as it relates to the 8 areas of focus outlined for aging in place by the Age Friendly framework:

  • Outdoor Spaces & Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Social Participation
  • Respect & Social Inclusion
  • Civic Participation & Employment Opportunities
  • Communication & Information
  • Community Support & Health Services

3. Recommend Actions for Long-Term Support of Aging in Place in Shaunavon

To formulate recommendations for action that is required to ensure that Aging in Place can be achieved in the community.

4. Communicate with the Community

To communicate the work of the Committee to the community at large and create an awareness of the need for ongoing initiatives for Aging in Place and to collect feedback through formal and informal methods that will inform the work and recommendations of the Age Friendly Committee.

Our Vision and Mission

Vision: Healthy Aging in Shaunavon

Mission: The mission of the Age Friendly Committee is to improve the quality of life and reduce barriers faced by residents of Shaunavon who desire to remain in the community and/or their own residences throughout their lives, resulting in a community enriched by the contributions of all ages.

Age-Friendly Resources

Age-Friendly Shaunavon Contacts:



Kim Anderson
Joy Frenette
Ruth Elliott
Brenda Waldron
Debbie Olesen

Shaunavon Courtesy Van

Provides transportation within the community of Shaunavon for seniors, at a cost of $2.00 (one way).**
Rides are booked by calling 306-297-7989**.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p. (allow for lunch hour) Excluding Holiday
Anyone needing transportation outside of these hours will need to make other arrangements.



We are looking for drivers to take seniors for out of town medical appointments. Drivers would be able to take their own vehicles if they wish and be reimbursed at $0.61/km for fuel and wear and tear on their vehicle. We have found that a large reason why our seniors are leaving the community is lack of access to medical professionals. We are also looking for Courtesy Car Drivers for in town driving.

Skills Required: Clean drivers abstract, criminal record check and vulnerable sector check - all provided free of charge

Benefits to Volunteer: Free trip to the city of appointment Engaging conversations with our senior population The heartwarming feeling knowing you are contributing and giving back to the aging population and community

Days/Times: Weekdays,Mornings,Afternoons,Evenings,Flexible

Suitable For: Seniors (ages 60 and over),Adults (ages 19 - 59)

Position Duration: It is an on demand service, so if someone calls and you are available great!

How to Volunteer: Contact Vanessa Cruthers at 3062947653 or

Home Supports

Home Supports

“Older adults age want to age well in their hometown - THIS IS POSSIBLE.”

People want to age in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. At Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism we believe that if practical supports can be accessed as people age, they will be able to stay in their homes for years longer.

Real Options include:

1. Practical supports such as assistance with:

  • housekeeping
  • pet care
  • yard care
  • Minor home renovations
  • services to address particular medical and/or personal care with consistent, trusted home care workers
  1. Expanded in-home services to cover diverse health needs such as:
    • physiotherapy
    • education on managing conditions
    • wound care
    • help with specific continuing health issues
  2. Better Options for older adults to be healthier, happier and able to contribute to their community, even as they receive support through community services.

SSM is asking you to join those who are committed to the Home Supports Initiative. They are compiling a list of persons who confirm they support the Initiative. They need to have your name, phone number and email address. They will not share your phone number or email with anyone but need it to confirm you are a real individual. More names will lend more power and continue to build momentum. SSM will communicate with members of the group via email, our website and Facebook.

Please join and support the initiative by sending an email including your name and phone number to:

To learn more, please visit: