Seniors News

Kay Braget's body was found Saturday by Saskatoon police after a group of quad riders spotted her vehicle northeast of Saskatoon. She was 89 years old.

Seniors alert system 'a natural outcome' amid rising dementia rates: police chief

By Bryn Levy March 20, 2017 - 12:59pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

Saskatoon saw the second death of a missing senior within just a few months over the weekend.   Police put out a missing persons bulletin Friday for Kay Braget, 89.  Her body...

A series of reports from CEOs of Saskatchewan's health regions point to issues around staffing and quality of service in the province's care homes.

Lack of staff, baths a concern in long-term care homes in Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press February 7, 2017 - 1:52pm Updated: February 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

REGINA - Staffing levels and a lack of baths are once again topping a list of concerns from residents of long-term care homes in Saskatchewan.

The issues are identified...

Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Wendel Clark at seniors' event in Regina.

Former NHL star Wendel Clark talks to seniors in Regina

By Kevin Martel March 16, 2016 - 4:59pm Updated: March 17, 2016 - 8:16am

A former NHL star who is no stranger to Saskatchewan was back in the Queen City Wednesday.

Wendel Clark, who was the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the early '90s...

LGBT seniors fear retirement home discrimination

By Lasia Kretzel March 6, 2016 - 4:20pm Updated: March 6, 2016 - 4:30pm

LGBT seniors fear moving into a retirement home means returning to the closet, a new report has found.

The Saskatoon Council of Aging found gay, lesbian, bisexual and...

Father-and-son musical duo Brian (right) and Ryan (left) Kendall.

Father-son duo warm seniors' hearts with music

By Bre McAdam December 11, 2015 - 3:45pm Updated: December 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

He may not be on a popular singing competition or part of a well-known band, but Ryan Kendall is the kind of musician that evokes standing ovations and makes people's heads...

Government releases reports on 2015 tours of long-term care facility

By 980 CJME November 25, 2015 - 1:48pm Updated: November 25, 2015 - 1:48pm

The province has released documents on its 2015 tours of long-term care facilities across Saskatchewan.

The Ministry of Health has been doing the tours since the spring...

Extendicare to buy 2 retirement communities in Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME, The Canadian Press November 12, 2015 - 6:39am Updated: November 12, 2015 - 6:39am

Extendicare Inc. has made a new deal to buy three more retirement communities - two of them in Saskatchewan.

The $78.6-million agreements are expected to close on Dec. 1...

Seniors frequently victimized by scammers in Sask.

By Alex Docking October 29, 2015 - 2:35pm Updated: October 29, 2015 - 2:35pm

It happens all too often: seniors are scammed by unscrupulous people selling phony investments, and seniors see their life savings devastated.

The province's Financial...

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Residents bring forward challenges at Ross Payant Home in Assiniboia

By Kevin Martel October 22, 2015 - 5:59am Updated: October 22, 2015 - 5:59am

Some seniors at a care home in Assiniboia are speaking out about their quality of life being negatively affected by patients suffering from dementia.

Continuing to push...

Statistics Canada data shows that nationwide, seniors outnumber those under 15 years old. Saskatchewan's population is significantly younger than the national average.

Saskatchewan bucks national trend on aging population

By Kelly Malone September 30, 2015 - 3:15pm Updated: October 1, 2015 - 12:16pm

Unlike most of Canada, Saskatchewan's kids still outnumber its seniors.

The latest round of data released by Statistics Canada on Tuesday show seniors made up 16.1 per...

Joan McLean and Jan Stith Wallace say rule isn't fair to those who can't afford new furniture

Regina seniors say used-furniture ban unfair to residents of low-income building

By Adriana Christianson September 3, 2015 - 5:08pm Updated: September 3, 2015 - 5:08pm

A group of seniors who live at Prairie Place in Regina are fighting back after Regina Housing Authority imposed a ban on any used furniture coming into the building.

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Tessie Weigetz outside Regina Provincial Court in January 2015.

Probation for former Regina seniors' home worker for assaulting resident

By Kevin Martel August 24, 2015 - 11:28am Updated: August 24, 2015 - 2:28pm

A former employee of Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home will spend the next year under probation after a hidden camera caught her hitting a resident at the facility.

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