We will once again be running our volunteer tax filing service via the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). If you are a low income senior and looking to get your taxes done, contact us today. Our volunteers can prepare and e-file your tax return remotely. We prepare our clients taxes on a first come first serve basis so please contact our office to be part of this program. The best part about this service is there is no charge, we will prepare and e-file your taxes for free.
Help Support Seniors in Our Community today!
Today more than ever your support is extremely valuable. Your support helps progress our services while playing a vital role in keeping seniors independent. Our generous supporters help to supplement the cost to some of our low income seniors in the community, as well as fund programs that are free to any senior like our Friendly Caller program. Every dollar of support stays right here in Saskatoon. We have many lower income seniors that need our services and the generosity of your support allows us to be able to assist them. Please visit our website at www.saskatoonservicesforseniors.ca and show your support for seniors today!
Great Local Events in April
Draggins Rod & Custom Car Club Car Show: April 7 – 8 at Prairieland Park. The show is packed with hot rods, customs, antiques, muscle, classic vehicles and much, much more!
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
YXE Spring Collectors Show & Flea Market: April 14th at Sutherland Curling Club. Over 80 vendor booths selling coins, paper money, records, sports cards, movie posters, glassware, jewelry and more.
We have several positions available in our organization from housekeeping and snow shoveling. If you enjoy working with Seniors and making a difference in their lives please contact us today.
Another Reason to Smile:
The Norwex® Adult Silver Care Toothbrush inhibits bacterial growth and buildup and self-sanitizes within hours of use! On contact with water, the silver on the unique bristle base releases active ions that eliminate up to 99.9% of the bacteria that cause plaque, cavities, and gingivitis. Includes a toothbrush and refill. Comparative tests between Silver Care and traditional toothbrushes show reduction level of Streptococcus mutant (the principal cavity-forming bacteria) on the brush! As a bonus add in our new Lysere™ Toothpaste with probiotics and/or Mouthwash with antioxidants to help nourish and balance the good bacteria and keep the bad bacteria at bay!
Take Care of Yourself
Providing long-term care for a loved one can be very taxing and time-consuming. With spring around the corner, we are all itching to leave our cozy winter hearths and get back to being active. By bringing in in-home elder care, you can take time to care for your health. Care for your loved ones frees up time for tackling your next challenge and helps ensure that you can enjoy the good things in life, going forward. If you or someone you know would benefit from in-home care, reach out to explore the options available.
Naturopathic Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Did you know that April is IBS Awareness Month? IBS is one of the most common digestive disorders and can sometimes be one of the most confusing. Common triggers for IBS symptoms include stress, reduced gut biome diversity, food sensitivities/intolerances, and hormones. The condition is often diagnosed by ruling out other conditions and is frequently treated with pharmaceutical medications. Another option is to use naturopathic medicine to take a whole-system approach to managing the condition. This can involve individually tailored plans featuring botanicals, supplements, and enzymes, diet changes, and stress management techniques to address underlying health factors.
Here at Saskatoon Services for Seniors we strive to make a difference every day. We do this though helping Seniors remain safely in their own homes by helping provide services that they need. One of these key services especially in winter is our Grocery Delivery and snow shoveling programs, we are currently looking for one or two volunteers to help with these programs. If you are interested in helping seniors in our community please contact our office today. Our grocery shoppers/delivery volunteers are needed for one to two days per week.
April is Oral Health Month
Oral health is important for everyone, including denture wearers. Gum disease, dental decay, and tooth loss are some of the main problems that denture wearers experience, so it is important to take good care of your gums, any remaining natural teeth, and to keep your partial or complete denture(s) clean and properly fitted! If gums, natural teeth, partials, and complete dentures are not cleaned properly, you are likely to experience a build-up of plaque, leading to bad breath, cavities, gum disease and further tooth loss. Denturists and dental hygienists play an integral role in the maintenance of your oral health. Be sure to book an appointment today.
Celebrating 15 Years in the Community
Your loved one deserves excellent care and to stay in their home for as long as possible. When family members have questions or concerns, they wisely call for help to explore their care options. For 15 years it has been our privilege to answer such calls and provide a personalized plan of care. We are thankful for past and present clients, Care Professionals, admin team members, volunteers, and friends of Home Instead who are part of our extended family. Have a care need? Call any time or meet with us in our new location: 1633D Quebec Avenue.
Move Better, Live Better!
Aging is inevitable, but loss of function doesn’t have to be. A strong foundation in movement mechanics allows you to be strong and safe in as many situations as possible. Work to build your fitness foundation from the ground up. Remember, it’s important to establish spine stabilization prior to core strengthening. If you’re an older adult, choose low impact exercise programs that can help with mobility, balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength. A good program will teach you how to move well and give you the ability to do everyday activities with ease and pain free.