Resolutions 2019 AGM
The following resolution were passed at the 2019 AGM
Resolutions 2018 AGM
The following resolutions were passed at the 2018 AGM
Resolutions 2017 AGM
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Expanded Seniors' Health care
Resolution 2016 AGM
BE IT RESOLVED that the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism urge the Government of Saskatchewan to provide physician ordered cardiac rehabilitation at no cost for seniors.
- The availability and cost to cardiac patients varies widely in Saskatchewan.
- Three-month rehabilitation costs include:
Prince Albert $70.00
Moose Jaw $60.00
North Battleford and Melfort - Free
Resolutions 2015 AGM
The following resolutions were passed at the SSM 2015 AGM.
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Resolutions 2014 AGM
Home Mail Delivery
To: SSM Resolution Committee
Sponsored by Canada Post Heritage Club Golden Sheaf Chapter
BE IT RESOLVED That SSM oppose the Canada Post decision to imminently remove home delivery and encourage Canada Post to consult widely in order to consider alternative solutions for mail delivery.
- recently Canada Post announced a decision to eliminate Home Mail Delivery over a period of time
- seniors wish to remain in their own homes as long as possible (SSM Housing Survey, 2011)
Follow up: A letter was sent to Canada Post to convey SSM's concerns
Seniors Physical Activity Deduction
To: SSM Resolution Committee
Sponsored by Saskatchewan Seniors Association Incorporated
BE IT RESOLVED That SSM lobby the Provincial Government and the Government of Canada to allow tax deductions for fees associated with seniors’ physical activity-based programs.
- similar tax credit program currently exist for children and youth
The following resolution was also received from the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan
Tax Deductions for Seniors’ Physical Activity-based Programs
BE IT RESOLVED that Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism advocate with the Government of Saskatchewan to allow tax deductions for fees associated with seniors’ physical activity-based programs.
Followup: This resolution was sent to the SPRA AGM and was approved. SPRA is now encouraging others to write letters to support the implementation of a Seniors Tax Credit. More information can be found at http://www.spra.sk.ca/news-events/top-stories/seniors-tax-credit/
Seniors’ Property Tax Deferral
To: SSM Resolution Committee
Sponsored by SSM Board
BE IT RESOLVED That the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism urge the Government of Saskatchewan to explore the feasibility of a Seniors’
Property Tax Deferral Program similar to that administered by other provinces.
The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association passed the following resolution at their 2012 convention:
Be it resolved that the SUMA urge the Government of Saskatchewan to explore the feasibility of a Seniors’ Property Tax Deferral Program similar to that administered by other provinces.
- many low income seniors aged 65 and over in Saskatchewan do not possess the disposable income to offset the rising costs of homeownership
- many of those seniors own their residences and would prefer to remain in their homes (SSM Housing Survey, 2011)
- seniors remaining in their homes may provide a means to free up the low inventory of affordable housing for other residents
- it is important to have a provincial program in order to provide consistency over all provincial municipal jurisdictions
- a provincial program can address the education tax portion of property taxes
- a provincial program is needed to address the size and scope of this sort of programFor a complete summary of 2014 resolutions Click Here
At the 2012 Annual General Meeting, the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism (SSM) passed the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism lobby the Federal Government to extend any tax credit for registration costs for wellness and/or recreation programs to seniors similar to that provided to youth.
At its 2010 Annual General Meeting, the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism (SSM) passed the following resolutions which we want to bring to your attention.
- BE IT RESOLVED that the SSM call upon the Government of Saskatchewan to enact legislation to provide finiancial support to low-income seniors requiring the level of care provided by Personal Care Homes.
- BE IT RESOLVED that the SSM join with Saskatchewan Seniors Association Inc. (SSAI) in requesting core funding from the Government of Saskatchewan which will enable all senior centres across the province to remain open and viable.
Strategizing for Positive Aging in Saskatchewan
SSM Viewpoint - Can the Pandemic Lead to a Systemic Fix?
Research on Aging Populations
CONNECT – Seniors Mental Health
CONNECT, is a pre-recorded presentation that offers support and ideas for older people to live safely and comfortably and to stay mentally and physically strong. Most effective if a group can watch it and discuss the information.
- A small group may individually access the video and then video-chat or discuss it in a conference call.
- One person may download the video and then use a program like Zoom to share and discuss with a group.
- For people who live in a care facility, staff may download the video and share it with a socially distanced group within the facility.
Another option is for a group to contact the SSM Office (306-359-9956) and arrange for a narrated presentation for their group, using Zoom.
Link to CONNECT on YouTube https://youtu.be/_raTMK7fuKo
Information sheet for CONNECT – Take-Home -Seniors & Mental Health
7 Key Points on the Use of Non-Medical Face Masks
There has been a lot of conversation recently about using home-made cloth face masks including questions about whether they should be worn whenever one has to leave the house and what kinds of protection they might offer.
Download the information sheet below for up-to-date accurate information.
SSM is pleased to connect with Minister Everett Hindley, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health.
We will continue to explore the most effective ways to support and enable older adults so that all may experience quality life and positive aging.