SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations

*Note: Subject to change to a virtual setting, based on public health orders.
** All presentations can be accessed both in person and over zoom**

Benefits of Volunteering

Tuesday, December 19th at 1 p.m.

Did you know that volunteering is good for you? Volunteering can ward off loneliness, reduce stress and be physically good for you! Join us at the centre to talk about the many volunteer positions we have and why they are good for you and the centre!

Cost: free

Presenter: Naomi –Senior Resource Coordinator


Coffee Talk

Starting October 10th we will meet every 2nd Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.

This FREE drop-in program is available to everyone. Share jokes, stores, news articles, and many more. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Cost: FREE

Hard of Hearing Support Group

Friday,, September 22nd – November 10th at 1:00 p.m. (8 weeks)

Manage your hearing loss better by sharing your experiences and learning coping strategies including basic speech reading. All welcome- Bring your family and friends to learn how to improve communication.

Cost: free

Presenter: Jo-Anne Jones Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Manitoba Life Lease Presentation

Tuesday, September 26th at 1:00 p.m.

The Manitoba Life Lease Occupants Association is a non-profit organization representing people living in life lease complexes that have joined together for the purposes of education; monitoring laws and policies affecting life lease properties; and as a resource to address tenant concerns.

Presenter: Manitoba Life Lease Occupants Association

Cost: free


Sturgeon Creek I – Tour and Lunch

Friday, October 20th and Friday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Do you ever wonder what all-inclusive retirement living is all about?
Join us for Lunch and a Tour at Sturgeon Creek I Retirement Residence (across from the Grace).

You can enjoy a light lunch prepared here by our Red Seal Chef and team, and then tour our beautiful residence and see our two-story dining room with fireplace and grand piano, theatre, library, games room, hair salon, bistro and sunroom, beautiful walkways, fitness room and large 3rd floor outdoor deck overlooking the creek and park!
We look forward to meeting you and showing you all that we have to offer!

*We will meet at 809 Setter Street for 10:50am. Sturgeon Creek shuttle will transport to the building and back to the parking lot.

Cost: free


Tips on healthy sleeping presentation

Tuesday, November 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep: Discuss various ideas on the benefits of good sleep, what can cause sleep disturbance and what can be done to improve overall sleep quality.

Cost: free

Presenter: The Healthy Aging Resource Team (HART)


Downsizing Presentation

Tuesday, October 3rd at 1:00 p.m.

Strategies To Sell Your House in Retirement
How to structure the sale of your family home in retirement, including key strategies on how to implement home equity into your retirement plan.

Cost: FREE

Presenter: Join Vladimir Zablotski a financial planner with RBC and Brian McMillan a Realtor with Judy Lindsay Team Realty to discuss the why, where, and how of a Downsizing move.


E.R.I.K Presentation

Tuesday, December 5th at 1:00 p.m.

The E.R.I.K (Emergency Response Information Kit) is an excellent resource that has been supporting individuals in current and past years when it comes to informing emergency personnel and loved ones. This presentation will review what it is, why is exists and how you can use it most efficiently. Each participant will receive 1 E.R.I.K package. Suggested donation $2 for E.R.I.K package.

Presenter: Naomi Seniors – Resource Coordinator

Cost: FREE

FREE Mature Driver Refresher Course

Tuesday, October 10th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Learn about updated traffic laws and road safety rules.
Brush up on defensive driving techniques
Learn how to compensate for changes in hearing, vision, flexibility, and reaction time.
Opportunity to address driving concerns and questions.

Presenter: Lynda Shaw- Safety Services Manitoba

Cost: FREE

St. James Library Presentation

Tuesday, October 24th at 1:00 p.m.

Please join us for a presentation on what FREE programs that the St James Library has to offer for our 55 plus community.

Cost: FREE

Healthy Habits for a Healthy Brain Presentation

Tuesday, November 7th at 1:00 p.m.

Active Aging in Manitoba in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba has developed a 1-hour presentation/discussion on healthy habits that can contribute to a healthy brain and a positive outlook. This topic will look at Mental Well-being …a state in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

Cost: FREE

Presenter: Linda Brown Executive Director at Active Aging in Manitoba


Do You Have a Health Care Directive?

Tuesday, November 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)

Do you have a health care directive? Does it clearly indicate how you want to be cared for in an emergency? What happens if something bad happens and you can’t speak for yourself? Do you know your rights when it comes to treatment at the hospital? These are important questions to consider. Join us for lunch and let’s talk about it. The presentation will be broken into 2 parts to allow a lunch break from 12-1pm.

Cost: $20

Presenter: Dying with Dignity


Gingerbread House Building Contest

Wednesday, December 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Christmas carols, Gingerbread, and a little competition. Create your team and register for the event! Teams should be 2-5 people. Family members, grandchildren and friends of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join. You will have one hour to complete your masterpiece. All supplies are provided, but teams are encouraged to bring in items for decorating and making your creations original. Prizes will be determined by theme, originality, creativity, pizazz, etc…

If you don’t have a team but want to participate, please contact the Centre at 204- 987-8850 or email the centre

Cost: $15 per team