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In an Age-Friendly community, people are aware of the diverse range of programs and services available within their community. This information about what’s happening in the community is accessible, readable and understandable. The ways the information is shared includes those who are isolated, have challenges with reading, or have other access challenges. Information needs to be shared in both print and electronic formats, to ensure that all have access.

In the sections below, you will see examples of what AF Saskatchewan communities are doing in this domain. For each example, there is a link to that community’s individual page and to their contact details, for more information.

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AF Regina has updated their directory, Age Well Regina, and has produced a four-part directory of Regina and area services for older adults, A Guide for Aging Well in Regina. It is available on their Community Page on this website.

AF Strasbourg produced a Community Resource List for newcomers. To contact AF Strasbourg for more information, go to their Community Page on this website.

SCOA publishes an annual Directory of Services and Social Activities for Older Adults with over 100 pages of resources for older adults and community agencies. For more information, contact details for AF Saskatoon/SCOA are on their page on this website.

AF Shaunavon has produced a Directory of Services, Spring 2023 edition, and will have an update ready for distribution by January 2024. Click here for contact details.

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AF Rosetown presented on how to start and sustain an Age-Friendly program in rural settings for the Alberta Age-Friendly Community of Practice webinar in November 2019. For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.

In Ponteix, presentations through Webinaire, both available through home computers and at the school after hours, were available for seniors on topics such as social funding, nursing homes, safety at home, and other topics. For more information, contact details for AF Ponteix are on their Community Page on this website.

SCOA hosts monthly meetings and webinars to assist older adults to stay informed about community services, issues that impact their lives and lifestyle enrichment options. For more information, contact details for AF Saskatoon/SCOA are on their page on this website.

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Communication about Events: AF Strasbourg/Rec Board members attend events at seniors’ facilities and tell groups about upcoming events. Hand-outs are also used to spread the word. For more information, contact details for AF Strasbourg are on their Community Page on this website.

Volunteer Information Fair: AF Strasbourg held a Community Volunteer Information Fair with volunteer organizations from Strasbourg and surrounding area providing information, and with presentations from the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, the Red Cross, and the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism. This was a joint project with the Strasbourg Recreation Board. For more information, contact details for AF Strasbourg are on their Community Page on this website.

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Infographics present information in brief, memorable sections highlighted by graphic art and colour. AF Regina created an infographic to summarize the final report from their community assessment. For more information, contact details for AF Regina are on their Community Page on this website.

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“Six Stages of Retirement” Workshop presented by AF Saskatoon will explore the various stages of retirement and will raise awareness of factors that contribute to healthy aging during retirement. Click here for contact details.

“Digital Literacy for Older Adults” Workshop presented by AF Saskatoon outlines the importance of being digitally literate in today’s society. Click here for contact details.

“Keeping Your Money Safe: Avoid Scams and Frauds” Workshop presented by AF Saskatoon outlines the most common types of frauds and scams targeting older adults, explores steps to take if you have been a victim, and provides steps to take to avoid being a victim of fraud or scams. Click here for contact details.

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AF Regina creates a multi-page newsletter and distributes it periodically (online). It is also linked on their Community Page on the AF Saskatchewan website. For more information, contact details for AF Regina are on their Community Page on this website.

AF Rosetown produces a newsletter twice a year and distributes it through local businesses and seniors’ housing buildings. It is linked on their Community Page on the AF Saskatchewan website. For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.

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AF Moose Jaw submits articles to local Moose Jaw Express newspaper to support ongoing education on topics relevant to Older Adults. Contribution to articles is supported by committee members and relevant agencies/stakeholders offering expertise. For links to some of the articles, or for contact details, see the AF Moose Jaw Community Page on this website.

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Community Greeting Board: Displaying a seasonal greeting board at the Rosetown Post Office is a long-standing tradition in the community. In 2019, AF Rosetown and the Lions Club joined together to assume the administration of the program to raise awareness of their organizations, raise funds to share between the two organizations, and provide the community a location to express their greetings. For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.

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Facebook: AF Rosetown keeps the community up-to-date on Age-Friendly and community information through their Facebook page. For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.

AF Moose Jaw has a Facebook page. For more information, see the AF Moose Jaw Community Page on this website.

Text and Email Communication System: AF Rosetown keeps the community up-to-date on AF and community information through their text/email notification system. For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.

Website: AF Moose Jaw has a website of their own, as well as space on the City of Moose Jaw website. For contact details, see the AF Moose Jaw Community Page on this website.

AF Rosetown has a webpage on the Town of Rosetown website. For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.

SCOA provides an iPad lending library for older adults to borrow a device along with easy-to-use manuals to learn at their own pace and on their own time. For more information, contact details for AF Saskatoon/SCOA are on their page on this website.

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Pandemic Supports Information: Early in the pandemic, AF Rosetown created a one-pager of information to help seniors know what was open, how to get groceries and medications delivered, etc. For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.

Cannabis Information: AF Rosetown has distributed a publication by Active Aging Canada titled “Cannabis and Older Adults.” For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.

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AF Rosetown connects with the Town of Rosetown, businesses, health services, organizations, etc. to jointly develop and improve information sharing and advocacy participation. For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.

The City of Saskatoon Fire Department offers a program called “Remembering When” – a National Fire Prevention Association program that uses nostalgia to promote fire safety and fall prevention. For more information, contact details for AF Saskatoon/SCOA are on their page on this website.