We are pleased that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada,
has graciously agreed to be an honourary member of the Century Club.
The Saskatchewan Century Club is an association of seniors who have reached the age of 90 years and are determined to continue living in as full and active a style as possible to the age of 100 and beyond. This type of lifestyle includes a variety of aspects of the term “active,” such as Physical, Mental, Social, Spiritual and Creative.
None of these are exclusive, each may have limitations, but the goal in each case is to do one’s own best.
The club provides a network for nonagenarians who wish to establish new friendships and provide mutual support. Members hope, through example, to demonstrate the value of living for 100 years or more. Member benefits include: motivation to keep active, healthy and involved in the community; opportunities, through support and example, to encourage others to lead healthy, active lives; special recognition and celebration at the age of 100 years; opportunities to keep in touch with other active Saskatchewan seniors.
The Saskatchewan Century Club was the brainchild of the late Dr. William (Bill) Riddell, the “father” of the University of Regina. The concept was then carried forward under the leadership of Ken Mitchell, and now is under the oversight of SSM.
Spring teas to honour the centenarians have been hosted now and then over the years by Lieutenant Governors in office. A book called ‘A Century of Memories’ was published, which contained memories submitted by those 90+. We have dedicated a page in SSM’s Gray Matters publication to tell the stories of these centenarians also.
The Century Club is administered by the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism. SSM, assisted by SaskTel Pioneers and others, organizes outings for members in Regina & area. Saskatoon Council on Aging organizes outings for member in Saskatoon & area. A Century Club in Moose Jaw has been established. There are members in other parts of the province, and we are looking for groups that would host events in other parts of the province at some point.