SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations

These presentations are open to members as well as the community. Call 204-987-8850

Coffee and Conversation with our Sponsors

Tuesday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Join us for a fun and informative morning with our sponsors where we will get the chance to hearing from our sponsors directly and learn about how they are connected to the Centre and what role they play in our community. Following a quick presentation from each sponsor members will have the opportunity to sit down with our sponsors and get to know them a bit better over a cup of coffee.

Presenter: Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Desjardins Financial Security Investments and Home Instead Senior Care

Cost: FREE

Know Where to go for the Right Care

Friday, January 25th

Blood Pressure Clinic (Free) 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presentation from 2:00-3:00 ($4)

Location: St. james Assiniboia 55+ centre

Gain a general understanding about the types of health concerns or issues that should be addressed at your family doctor or primary care clinic, urgent care centre or emergency department and what to do if you are unsure where to go.
There is a blood pressure clinic from 1:00-2:00 (anyone can come, no fee).
Presentation starts at 2:00.

Presenters: Healthy Aging Resource Team and BSW student Kathy Perrault

Cost: $4

Preventing Frauds and Scams

Tuesday, February 12th at 10:00 a.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

A common concern as we age is staying safe and remaining independent for as long as we can. One way to stay informed on safety and security is to reach out to the experts and seek their advice. This is why we have asked the Consumer Protection Office to come out and speak to us about recognising and preventing frauds and scams.

Presenter: Elyse Cook, Consumer Protection


Winter Memories

Tuesday, February 19th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Join us for a warm and cozy afternoon trip down memory lane as we reminisce about the beauty and joys of winter in Winnipeg over a warm cup of coffee.

Presenter: Jeannette Brigit, Home Instead Senior Care

Cost: $4

Disability Tax Credit

Tuesday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

Location: St james assiniboia 55+ Centre

Does it take you longer to walk 100 meters than someone your own age without your conditions? Are you able to walk 100 meters, but you need to stop for pain, breathe or fatigue because of your condition? Have you ever had a hip or knee replacement? Do you use any devices to assist you with your mobility such as a cane, walker or scooter? Do you have a parking permit? If you answered YES to any of the above questions this is the presentation to attend, we will learn about the disability tax credit and primary caregiver credit and Canada caregiver credit.

Presenter: Cheryl Kehler, Disability Tax Credit Specialists

Cost: $4


Mature Driver

Tuesday, January 29th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: St James assiniboia 55+Centre

Do you want to increase your confidence and driving ability? In this presentation we will cover defensive driving techniques, provide an update on traffic laws and road safety rules as well as how you how to compensate for any changes that you might have experienced to your hearing, vision, flexibility and reaction time.

Presenter: Safety Services

Cost: $5

The Hidden Cost of Untreated Hearing Loss

Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Hearing loss can be confusing, overwhelming and expensive. In any case it is important to still do all that you can as there are even more costs and risks associated with untreated hearing loss. If you have recently discovered your hearing loss, or if you have had hearing loss for a while that has been untreated, this is a great opportunity to learn about reconnection to your world and treating your hearing loss.

Presenter: Valerica Dubois, Audiologist, Hearing Life Canada

Cost: $4

Downsizing and Decluttering

Wednesday, February 13th at 2:00 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood drive

Everyone has a little “junk” lying around. OK, some of us may have more than a little. Regardless of how much stuff we have, we can all benefit from decluttering our lives and homes. Join Brian McMillan from My Smaller Nest to get some great ideas on how and where to start.

Presenter: Brian McMillan, My Smaller Nest

Cost: $4