Celebrating Seniors 2017
On Sunday October 1st the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism hosted the eighth annual Celebrating Seniors, provincial senior volunteer awards. The awards were presented at a banquet held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.
These awards celebrate the contributions seniors make to our society and provide an opportunity for Saskatchewan to be made aware of the contributions of older adults in all aspects of the life and work of our province. Award categories include Centenarian, Community Leadership-Rural, Community Leadership-Urban, Contribution to a First Nations or Métis Community, Education, Fitness, Heritage and Culture, Intergenerational, Lifetime Achievement, Arts and Entertainment, Teamwork and Senior Friendly Business.
Our guest speaker was Heather Bishop, CM, OM, Hon. LL.D, who is an accomplished musician/singer-songwriter, social activist, visual artist, author, teacher, and tradeswoman.
Pictures/writeups on each nominee and award recipient will be posted in the very near future. There will be a special 4 page feature in the LeaderPost and StarPhoenix on October 31, 2017.
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U of R Justice Studies Class Project
Presentations from U of R available.
Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program
New! An Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program is being introduced in Saskatchewan.
Seniors Strategy for Saskatchewan
Forums/focus groups planned for various communities in Saskatchewan.
Linda Anderson, staff person at SSM, was interviewed about media and ageism on CBC Radio's The Story From Here. Listen to her excellent insights by going to the 8:00 minute mark of the program. You will need to copy and paste this address. ...read more
SSM is very excited to announce that CAA Saskatchewan is our Platinum Sponsor for the 2018 Celebrating Seniors. A big thanks to them!read more
SSM is very excited to be working with the Government of Saskatchewan to facilitate an Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program. This program is being introduced in Saskatchewan to recognize communities that undertake activities or create programming to be more...read more