News & Announcements

COVID-19

posted Mar 25, 2020, 2:47 PM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Mar 25, 2020, 2:48 PM ]

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:   

Health officials say the risk is low for Canadians but warn this could change quickly. They caution against all international travel. Returning travelers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.Image result for covid 19

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent hand-washing and coughing into your sleeve. And if you get sick, stay at home.

Use it or lose it

posted Nov 22, 2019, 8:49 PM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Nov 22, 2019, 8:56 PM ]

Study finds early retirement may accelerate cognitive decline   Dementia

While early retirement has been linked to health benefits such as improved sleep and reduced alcohol consumption, U.S. researchers have found that it may also accelerate cognitive decline in seniors.


CAI Tax Refund

posted Apr 6, 2019, 4:22 PM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Apr 6, 2019, 4:47 PM ]

If you live in Saskatchewan, you can claim the Climate Action Incentive (CAI) on your tax return.
You can receive a refund of $305 for a single person, and another $152 for your spouse for a total of $457 for a married couple. If you live in a rural area, you may qualify for an additional supplement. Be sure to take advantage of this!

Previous presentations

posted Apr 6, 2019, 4:03 PM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Apr 6, 2019, 4:47 PM ]

You can find links to previous presentations here. Many of these include audio recordings of the presentation and links to background information.

Transitions of Life II Seminar - 2016

posted Sep 17, 2016, 4:42 PM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 4:25 PM ]


CHAT (Centre For Healthy Aging Transitions) presents "Transitions of Life II", Tapping the Ministry Potential of Maturing Adults, Making a Difference with Dr. Paul Pearce. 

Saturday, October 22, 9:00am-3:00pm.  
$50/person includes lunch, 
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 
1636 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon

Dr. Paul Pearce served as the Executive Director of Beulah Garden  Homes Society in Vancouver and retired at the end of 2012. Through the years, Paul also served in a number of ministry capacities across western Canada and in Ontario as an educator, a pastor and a denominational leader for the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. He also directs Carey’s Centre for Healthy Aging Transitions (CHAT), leading seminars and courses on maturing adult ministries.

Transitions of Life Seminar

posted Apr 15, 2014, 5:38 PM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Sep 4, 2015, 12:11 PM ]

The following presentation took place in the Lower Hall at FBC on November 1, 2014. Further discussions are to follow...


Aging boomers present challenge for churches!

 

You've turned 65, you've received the gold watch and you've walked out the door of your workplace for the last time.  You are officially retired. You wake up the next morning and say to yourself:  What do I do now?

 

This scenario can be traumatic for many people, especially for men, and increasingly for women, who have had satisfying careers, says Paul Pearce, who works with the Centre for Healthy Aging Transitions in Vancouver.

 

The centre was established a few years ago to collect resources pertaining to aging and help churches facilitate dialogue to assist the huge wave of baby boomers who are quickly approaching retirement age.

 

"Canadians approaching retirement are now the fastest-growing demographic in the country," Pearce said. "The aging baby boom generation accounts for almost one-third of the nation's population. This means churches will have to make some changes to serve this demographic effectively...

 

"For so many years the emphasis has been on ministry to children, youth and families," Pearce said, "the 60-75 age group has largely been ignored, even though it will soon be the fastest-growing generation. CHAT was designed to raise the profile of these people in our churches and to think in a new way about social, spiritual and work life for this group."

 

This, Pearce said, is a topic churches need to be addressing.

 

"They need to be helping people define their meaning," he said. "(Retirees) may not work at or have the same vocation they did in the past, but they need to develop a new vocation as an elder, in the sense of being a mature, wise, contributing person."

 

Pearce will be in Regina on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at First Baptist Church Regina, to conduct a seminar on the subject, Transitions of Life: Healthy Aging, Retirement and the Spiritual Journey. The seminar aims to help facilitate conversations with people in the church on how they're handling aging, and seeing growing older as a specific season of life.

 

"The reality is that people in their 60s today live one-third longer than their great-grandparents did.  And they're arriving healthier better educated, with more resources and a desire to stay engaged. Maturing adults need to discover peace and purpose for this season of life through personal growth and ministry development.

 

"The legacy of faith, the support of others, and the presence and power of God's spirit has the potential to transform an ordinary retirement into an exceptional journey of discovery."

 

For more information about this seminar contact Rev. John Nelson!


Sask Programs and Services

posted Apr 16, 2013, 4:42 PM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Apr 16, 2013, 4:53 PM ]

Programs and Services of Interest to Seniors

  Government services are provided to citizens of all ages in Saskatchewan by a number of different government ministries and agencies. This booklet provides information about government programs and services that are of particular interest to seniors. 

New Links

posted Nov 18, 2011, 7:34 PM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Sep 21, 2012, 3:48 PM ]

Please check out the new links on the Resources & Useful Links page.  We have now included links to the resources provided by Brian Wonnick for Legacy and Testament.

You may want to visit the other links on this page, too, if you haven't had a chance before now.

Also, please have a look at the links to the information about each monthly luncheon.  

New Bus Schedule for Downtown

posted Apr 28, 2011, 2:55 PM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Nov 18, 2011, 7:56 PM ]

Starting 10-April-2011 changes to downtown transfer points will become effective. For information on where to catch the bus downtown please see the information brochure.
 
Also see the City of Regina Transit Services website http://www.regina.ca/Page347.aspx

Grocery Shopping for Seniors

posted Feb 21, 2011, 11:30 AM by Kevin Rich   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 2:35 PM ]

Family Service Regina has been in partnership with Michael A. Riffel High School, Winston Knoll Collegiate, the Sherwood Cooperative Association Ltd. and Ranch Ehrlo to provide grocery shopping and delivery for seniors in Regina. 

There is a flat fee delivery cost, additional per bag cost, and a cost for deliveries south of College Avenue or east of Winnipeg Street.  If you would like to know the exact prices please contact Sherwood Cooperative Association directly.

This program is designed to provide service to senior citizens that have no other resources to provide themselves with grocery and prescription products.

For further information regarding this service, please call 757-6675 or see http://familyserviceregina.com/our_services/grocery_shopping_for_seniors

Prescription delivery is also available with grocery orders.

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