SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations


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

Senior Centre without Walls

January 7th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

It is no secret that transportation is a large barrier for older adults and creates challenges when it comes to regular social opportunities. Senior Centre without Walls is a program that allows seniors to have the chance to stay connected and have social and education from the comfort of your own home.

Presenters: A&O


Cost: $4
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Diabetes

January 14th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

What is Diabetes? Learn about the signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes as well as the criteria for diagnosing diabetes. We will discuss the importance of self – managing diabetes and the resources that are available.

Presenter: Elizabeth from the HART Team

Cost: $4
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Diabetes and Nutrition

January 21st at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Eating and Diabetes! Learn about the balanced plate approach and discuss the role of carbohydrates, fiber and proteins in the diet.

Presenter: Elizabeth from the HART Team

Cost: $4
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Everything E.R.I.K. Kits

January 22nd at 1:00 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood Drive, Party room

Whether you have an E.R.I.K. kit already or have never heard of them, come and hear about the importance of having one and keeping them up to date. By coming to this presentation, you will be given a complimentary updated E.R.I.K. kit. If you need forms to update your current kit these will be given out as well.

Presenter: Seniors Resource Coordinator, Sarah Vinck

Cost: $2 for non-residents of 455 Westwood Dr., FREE for residents
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Hearing Health Check Clinic

January 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Come down for a complementary hearing test. Pre-scheduled appointments are required, call the front desk at (204) 987-8850

Presenter: Connect Hearing

Cost: FREE





Why Do I Need a Health Care Plan?

February 4th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Ever wonder what your rights are as a patient in care? This is just one of the things this workshop will be reviewing. The workshop will contain details of what a Health Care Directive is and how to fill one out. Whether you are learning on behalf of yourself or friends and family this is a workshop you will not want to miss. Included will be a catered Subway lunch as well as an ‘Advance Care Planning Kit’. Please indicate ahead of time if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions in order for them to be honored.

Presenter: Dying with Dignity Canada

Cost: $15
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906 and Me

February 11th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Come and learn about an amazing service which provides supports when you are moving or just want to have a more organized home. Often times when we are sorting through our own material items, it’s hard to part with them because of the emotional connection. This service provides a great unbiased opinion which makes organizing and moving easier and more efficient.

Presenter: Sarah from 906 and Me

Cost: $4
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The Travelling Guardian

February 12th at 1:00 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood Dr., Party Room

Wanting to travel but feel restricted due to a lack of airport and travel supports? In this presentation Carla will be talking about how her business of a travel accompaniment service to seniors helps to overcome barriers when it comes to travelling and seeing new places. Having a past career working in the travel industry has allowed Carla to gain knowledge of how to create a smoother trip.

Presenter: Carla from the Travelling Guardian

Cost: $2 for non-residents of 455 Westwood Dr., FREE for residents
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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

February 18th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+Centre

This presentation will include what Medical Assistance in Dying is and what is the service criteria. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this service and how it could be carried out to benefit you and your family.

Presenter: WRHA

Cost: $4
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Housing Tour: Sturegon Creek 1
(10 Hallonquist Drive)

February 25th at 12:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy a beautiful lunch provided by Sturgeon Creek 1 followed by a tour of the residence. You will be quick to notice the welcoming environment accompanied by the friendly staff. If you or someone you know is interested in looking at downsizing or relocating, this is the perfect opportunity to learn and ask questions. Please indicate ahead of time if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions in order for them to be honored.

Presenter: Sturgeon Creek 1

Cost: $4
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Dealing with Grief over the Holidays

Tuesday, December 17th at 1:30 p.m.

The holidays can be a difficult time for many of us and can remind us of the memories that we have had with loved ones that are no longer here. If you feel like you need some support regarding this area please join us at this presentation. Lisa Newman, a social worker from the HART team, will be facilitating this discussion.

Presenter: Lisa from the HART Team

Cost: $4
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