SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations


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

Disaster Preparedness

Tuesday, May 8th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Come learn about how the Canadian Red Cross responds to disasters small and large in Manitoba, and how you can get involved if you are looking for a fun, rewarding, and exciting volunteering opportunity. We’ll also discuss how your family can plan for emergencies and how to create emergency kits!

Presenter: Michelle Ford, Canadian red Cross
Cost: $4
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Keeping Cottages in the Family

Tuesday, May 15th from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

The cottage has provided the family with many wonderful memories so frequently we think that the cottage should stay in the family once we pass on. But there are lots of things to consider including when you should make the transfer, how to handle the tax bill, how to have several family members share the cottage, or if it is even practical to keep the cottage in the family. This seminar will help to provide clarification and guidance regarding many of the issues when considering keeping the cottage in the family.

Presenter: Cynthia Duncan, Certified Financial Planner, Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc.

Cost: $4
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Safety Aid

Wednesday, June 20th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood Drive

Did you know that falls are the most preventable risk to health among senior Canadians? Joins us as we discuss strategies to prevent falls, risk factors for falls and what safety devices can help out.

Presenter: Sheldene Guillas, A&O Support Services

Cost: $4
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Let No One Be Alone Bingo

Wednesday, May 9th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Join us for an afternoon of free Bingo and Refreshments at the Centre in honor of Let No One Be Alone Week which is from May 6th-12th. This is a great chance to reconnect with an old friend, invite a neighbor out or meet some new people at the Centre.

Cost: FREE
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Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

in order to bring awareness to this topic we will be at the

St. James Civic Centre between 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

presenting the topic to members of the community who are participating in the Public Swim and for the Canadian Blood Services Blood Clinic. In addition to the education and awareness we will also be giving out cookies. We would love to see you so please stop by!

Cost: FREE


Stages of Dementia

Tuesday, May 22nd from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Dementia is a progressive disease, meaning symptoms will gradually change and become more severe. While these changes affect everyone in different ways and at different paces, it does follow patterns. We will learn about how to understand the affected person’s level of cognitive impairment and plan accordingly for the additional care that will be needed along the way.

Presenter: Jeannette Brigit, Home Instead Senior Care

Cost: $4
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Understanding Food Labels

Wednesday, May 23rd from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood drive

Most packaged foods come with a Nutrition Facts label. These labels have a lot of important information but they can be hard to understand if you don’t know what you are looking for.
Learn about the current nutrition facts label and how to use the %DV column to help you understand the amount of nutrients in those foods.

Presenter: Liz St. Godard, HART Team

Cost: $4
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Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tuesday, April 24th from 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Location: Centre

Join us as we learn about Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We will discuss the causes and symptoms of both Alzheimer’s and Dementia and the interaction between the two of them.

Presenter: Jeannette Brigit, Home Instead Seniors Care

Cost: $4
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Sort it Out

Tuesday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Centre

During this presentation we will discuss what steps to take to declutter your home. How to prepare when you are getting ready to move to a smaller home, some tips to make your home safer and more comfortable and lastly, but most asked, “where to start”.

Presenter: Roberta Willits, Sort It Out

Cost: $4
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Volunteer Appreciation

Thursday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m.

Each and every St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre volunteer is invited to join us as we say thank you, recognise and celebrate all of your contributions to the Centre! Come and celebrate with a lunch and entertainment by the B Side Apostles!

If you have volunteered at the Centre in the past year please RSVP by April 12th

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