SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations


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

Wills and Estates

Tuesday, November 6th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

We all know that we should have wills, but if you aren’t sure exactly what this document is, what it achieves, and what to include this is the session for you. We will also be covering estates and the many things to take care of regarding that person’s estate.

Presenter: Tim Brown, Wolseley Law

Cost: $4
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Healthy Eating and Diabetes

Wednesday, November 14th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood Dr.

Good nutrition is important for everyone, but becomes even more crucial when facing medical challenges such as diabetes. Learn about some of the most common concerns and the most important nutrients that have an impact on health for people living with diabetes.

Presenter: Elizabeth St. Godard, Community Dietitian WRHA Healthy Aging Resource Team

Cost: $4
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Pharmacists 101 & Medical Reviews

Tuesday, October 9th presentation 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Medical Review 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Did you know that a pharmacist can answer most of your basic health related questions, prescribe certain medications, and provide assessments and vaccinations and that the pharmacist is your own personal advocate?
We are “medication” experts, and we are trained to provide the best medication for you, which would be the most cost effective and the most therapeutic with the least side effects and the least drug interactions. A medication reviews goes through your current medication list to find ways to optimize your current medication regimen.
Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to have a 1 on 1 medical review with a pharmacist.
** Please book your appointment ahead of time. **

Presenter: Exchange District Pharmacy

Cost: (Presentation) $4

Cost: Medical Review: FREE
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Ride Hailing: A New Way to Get Around

Tuesday, November 27th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

“Ride Hailing Services” in Winnipeg has been a major topic of interest for the past couple of months, so come join us as we discuss what exactly are Ride Hailing services, how you can use this mode of transportation to stay active & independent and also a brief tutorial on how to safely use some of the companies that are currently available in Winnipeg.

Presenter: Samantha Rodeck, Transportation Options Network for Seniors (TONS)

Cost: $4
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I Think I Have Hearing Loss. Now What?

Tuesday, November 13th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St james assiniboia 55+ Centre

Everyone is mumbling! I can hear you but I can’t understand you! That background noise!! If this is your world please join us to learn some tips on how to manage and cope with your hearing loss more effectively and bring your loved one as we will also be covering tips on how to communicate with people who have hearing loss.

Presenter: Rosalyn Sutley, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-MB, President

Cost: $4
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Don’t Forget Yourself: How to Avoid or Manage Caregiver Stress

Tuesday, November 20th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James assiniboia 55+Centre

Being a family caregiver is a tremendous responsibility. Not only do you need to consider the health and well-being of your loved one, you also need to consider your own well being. This presentation will explore practical ways to protect yourself from the stress associated with juggling caregiving, family, friends and a career.

Presenter: Jeannette Brigit, Home Instead Senior Care

Cost: $4
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Processing the Mixed Emotions of Caregiving: Stress and Distress

Tuesday, October 16th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Repressing the emotions of caregiving has its consequences. Caregivers who bury their feelings say that other areas of their lives have suffered including personal time, time with family and friends, hobbies, marriage and relationships, and career. This presentation will focus on naming the mixed emotions of caregiving, recognizing your limitations and suggestions on how to release your emotions.

Presenter: Jeannette Brigit, Home Instead Seniors Care

Cost: $4
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Let’s Talk Teeth

Tuesday, October 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Location: The Westhaven 3033 Portage Ave.

Did you know a healthy mouth can improve your overall health? Research is linking unhealthy mouths to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, pneumonia and more. Find out what steps you can take to improve your oral health.

Presenter: Shauna McGregor, BSc(DH), Centre for Community Oral Health (CCOH)

Cost: $4
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