Age Friendly Shaunavon

AGE FRIENDLY SHAUNAVON Office located at 420 Centre Street Office Hours: Tuesday’s to 9:30-3pm and Thursday’s from 1pm-3pm.

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.

Visit the Age Friendly SK website to view Shaunavon’s Community Page! Follow Age Friendly Shaunavon on Facebook for more details and updates

FREE Garbage Transfer for Seniors

FREE Garbage Transfer for Seniors

Age Friendly Shaunavon has set up a volunteer based Senior Garbage Pick Up on Saturday May 25th in coordination with the Town’s Free Garbage Transfer Weekend!

MUST PRE REGISTER: phone (306) 294-7653 prior to May 25 to book a time slot during the hours of 9am to 12pm, and one of our Volunteer Firefighters will pick up any garbage items and haul them to the Free Garbage Transfer site.

Please share this information with any seniors you know who are not online and may want to know about the program.

Thank you

Afternoon at the Museum

Afternoon at the Museum

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.

Milestones

#1: Year Formed - 2022
Click Here for Terms of Reference

#2: Municipal Government Support - Resolution passed by Town of Shaunavon Council, February 15, 2022

That Council shall approve that the Town of Shaunavon will actively participate, support, promote and work to assess and improve accessibility and inclusion for older persons, persons with disabilities, children and youth in all aspects of community life. CARRIED

#3: Community Assessment - Currently conducting focus groups (January 2024). Results will be posted when completed. In September and October, 2021, Focus Groups were consulted for community assessment. Access the PDF of the Shaunavon Aging in Place Task Force Focus Groups September/October 2021 Executive Summary here. 2024 surveys were collected after various programs held in 2024 and the responses were compiled into a summary document. A total of 49 surveys were returned. Click HERE to access the Summary Document

#4: Action Plan - Updated February 2024:

Transportation: continuing work on out-of-town transportation for medical appointments

Communication & Information:

  • Winter 2024 Edition of our Directory of Services has been printed.
  • February of 2024 we will be holding coffee parties to collect old directories to recycle and hand out the new edition.
  • Directories will be available to pick up at the Museum (GCHCC), Town Office, our Age-Friendly Office, as well as the 2 drugstores in town.
  • We have developed a new brochure, which is available at the Museum (GCHCC), Town Office, and our office.
  • Both the Directory and brochure are available online on our Age Friendly Shaunavon web page on the Town website as well as the Age Friendly Saskatchewan web page.
  • We are currently conducting focus groups in the community to see what services seniors would like to see offered that would help them to stay in their own homes.
  • We are also evaluating our office and programs for tips on how we can improve our service to the seniors in our community.

Social Participation: Held our first *Tech Time January 17, 2024! This program will be held the third Wednesday of every month. It’s a drop-in event. We have recruited 3 high school students to date. Partnered with Chinook Regional Library Shaunavon Branch. Reading Buddies program has started again. We meet twice a month, once at each of the two elementary schools. Both seniors and students love this program! NEW! Afternoon at the Museum - This program started by request of seniors after our Wellness Day art activity. The first event was held December 19, 2023 — seniors made their own handmade Christmas card. 16 seniors attended and we all had fun!

Community Support & Health: We are currently working on planning a half-day Wellness Day event for April or May. This event will feature information and fun, coffee break, and a free lunch. It is open to all seniors in Shaunavon and area, free of charge. We are planning on partnering with the Town of Shaunavon in May for another Free Garbage Pick-Up for seniors.

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:

  • Senior Resource Coordinator

Age-Friendly Shaunavon Committee Email: afshaunavon@gmail.com

RESOURCE DOCUMENTS:

AGE FRIENDLY BOARD MEMBERS

Ruth Elliott
Joy Frenette, Vice Chairperson
Debbie Olesen, Chairperson
Brenda Waldron
Kathy Towle

Kim Anderson (Staff)

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.

Community Organizations Supporting Age Friendly
  • Access Realty
  • Affinity Credit Union
  • Avondale Residence
  • Binkley’s Funeral Service
  • Chinook Regional Library
  • Christ the King Catholic School
  • Cruthers Monumental
  • Evergreen Villa
  • Five Buck Bob’s Thrift Store
  • Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre (Museum)
  • Hunter Farms
  • Jae’s Pharmacy
  • Magnum Industries
  • Pioneer Co-op
  • Prairie Sky Residence
  • RM of Bone Creek 108
  • RM of Grassy Creek 78 Council
  • RM of White Valley 49
  • RM of Wise Creek 77
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #40
  • Salem Lutheran Church
  • Shaunavon Detachment RCMP
  • Shaunavon IDA Pharmacy
  • Shaunavon Public School
  • Shaunavon Senior Citizens’ Centre
  • Shaunavon Snack Shack
  • Town of Shaunavon Council
  • Shaunavon Communications Officer
  • Shaunavon Economic Development Officer
  • Shaunavon Director of Wellness & Leisure
  • Western Financial Group

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: homesupports@skseniorsmechanism.ca

To learn more, please visit: www.skseniorsmechanism.ca