Banner image for Age-Friendly Moosomin Community Page. Left side is teal-coloured map section with "you are there" icon that includes the zigzags of the Age-Friendly Saskatchewan logo. Icon points to location of Moosomin on map. Moosomin is typed over the map image. On right side of banner is aerial image of town of Moosomin.

The rural community of Moosomin is located on the Trans Canada Highway, 20 km from the Manitoba border. Moosomin is a vibrant community with a strong agricultural and mining industry. The town serves as a regional hub for the surrounding area with a modern hospital and wide range of health service providers. Moosomin has a population of 2,700 and serves a rural population of about 12,000. This includes the Rural Municipalities of Silverwood #123, Moosomin #121, Maryfield #91, Walpole #92, Martin #122, and Rocanville #151, and towns of Moosomin, Maryfield, Rocanville, Welwyn, Fleming, Whitewood, and Wapella

Age-Friendly Committee Members

Alice Abrahamson

Sharon Beutler

Bonni Brant

Jennifer Gray

Mel Konkel

Shirley Lindsay

Val McAuley

Casey McCormac

Bonny Miller

Ann Norgan

Bernie Nosterud

Devona Putland, Chair

Bill Thorn

Suzanne Wilton

Community Organizations Supporting the Age-Friendly Committee
  • Community Builders Alliance
  • Moosomin Chamber of Commerce
  • Moosomin Kinette Club
  • Moosomin Legion
  • Moosomin Shrine Club
  • Rural Municipality of Martin
  • Rural Municipality of Moosomin
  • Southeast Library — Moosomin Branch
  • Town of Moosomin
Milestone #1: Year Formed
Milestone #2: Municipal Government Support
Milestone #3: Community Assessment

Date of survey/focus group: October 2020

Survey PDF

Survey Results Summary narrative

Full Survey Results Summary PDF

Brief Survey Summary PDF

Published summary in Moosomin World Spectator, January 24, 2022 edition. Click here for PNG.

Milestone #4: Action Plan

Action plan worksheets:

Community Bench project: click the link for the Action Plan PDF.

Sidewalk Assessment project: click the link for the Action Plan PDF.

Coffee Houses/Focus Groups/Ageism Matinees: click the link for the Action Plan PDF.

Tech Time for Seniors/Anti-Fraud Presentation: click the link for the Action Plan PDF.

  1. Investigate housing options through Sask Housing, January 2022
  2. Assess sidewalks and relay information to the Town, May 2022
  3. Work with the town beautification committee to work on rest areas/bench sitting areas, ongoing
Previous Accomplishments

Outdoor Spaces & Buildings: Sidewalk assessment complete and results shared with town of Moosomin, Summer, 2022 (re: Planning stages of sidewalk assessment to be completed in Spring 2022)

Numerous benches have been placed around the community (re: investigating feasibility of Age-Friendly Benches in the community.)

Transportation: Transportation Focus Group held February 14, 2023 (re: Upcoming focus group input to determine if there are additional challenges not identified in the survey)

Hosting speaker at Moosomin Chamber of Commerce from Gravelbourg Cares, a program for transportation for out-of-town medical appointments

Housing: Guest speaker from Sask Housing at Age-Friendly Moosomin Meeting in January, 2021 to become informed of community options.

Social Participation:

Focus Group Coffee House, February 14, 2023

Valentine’s Coffee House, February 10, 2024

Ageism Movie and Popcorn Matinees, March 27, 2023; April 25, 2023; and May 19, 2023

Hosted a coffee house for International Day of Older Persons, Oct. 1, 2021 and Oct. 1, 2022, to celebrate International Day of the older person

Current Work

Transportation:

  • Pursuit of a program for transportation to out-of-town medical appointments

Communications & Information:

  • Tech Time for Seniors program (see ad in Resources Created)

Community Supports & Health Services:

  • Promotion of File of Life, emergency information communication file
Resources Created/Other Links/Media

Article about Bench Project published in Moosomin World-Spectator. Click here for PDF.

Timeline of Age-Friendly Moosomin, March 8, 2021 to the present. Click here for PDF.

CBC Blue Sky interview with Age-Friendly Moosomin and others about What Makes an Age-Friendly Community, June 8, 2023. Click for link to audio.

Ageism Videos shown at matinees (Note: link will open in YouTube.)

Poster for Tech Time project. Click here for PDF.

Poster for pre-Valentine’s Day Coffee House, February 10, 2024. Click here for photo.

Poster for Coffee House in honour of International Day of Older Persons, October 1, 2023. Click here for PDF.

Photo of Age-Friendly Moosomin Committee members at hydration station at Shrine-a-Rama. Click here to view photo.

Article from Moosomin World-Spectator, February 6, 2023 about their Age-Friendly bench campaign: What’s New at Age-Friendly Moosomin? (link directly to newspaper.)

Article from Moosomin World-Spectator, March 8, 2021: Putland Promoting an Age-Friendly Moosomin (pdf)

Article from Moosomin World-Spectator, October 4, 2021: Moosomin Age-Friendly to Survey Community (png)

Letter to Editor, Moosomin World-Spectator, October 18, 2021: Age Friendly Committee: We Need Your Feedback (png)

Article from Moosomin-World Spectator, October 25, 2021: Moosomin Chamber of Commerce: Putland Speaks on Importance of Being an Age Friendly Community PART ONE and PART TWO (png)

Age-Friendly Moosomin Contact:

Devona Putland

Age-Friendly Moosomin Committee Email:

ssm@skseniorsmechanism.ca

On the Web:

Town of Moosomin website

Age-Friendly Moosomin Facebook page