SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations


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

Functional Exercises: What Are They and Why You Should Do Them

Tuesday, March 5th at 10:30 a.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Functional exercises are aimed at reducing your risk of injury, slip and falls, and improving your ability to function in real world scenarios. These exercises teach your body to work together to get a task done. There are very few things we do in life that we isolate one muscle to function, so why train your body that way? We will show you exercises that are designed to work most muscles in the body and improve balance, which is key to minimizing slip and fall related injuries.

Presenter: Elite Sports Injury St. James location physiotherapists, Rachel Wu (BMR-PT) and Elliott Cooke (B.Sc, MPT)


Cost: $4
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Returning Home

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

Location: St. james Assiniboia 55+ centre

It can be nerve-wracking for families when their senior loved one is admitted to a hospital or health care facility. And likely, the last thing they’ll be thinking about is what happens when the doctor discharges their loved one. Jeannette Brigit, from Home Instead Senior Care, will talk about the returning home process. Offering resources, guidelines and tools she will start with the Discharge as a key point in the recovery process. Planning ahead and preparing for a safe return home can mean the difference between readmission and a full recovery.

Presenters: Jeannette Brigit, Home Instead Senior Care

Cost: $4
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Coffee and Conversations with our Sponsors

Tuesday, April 30th 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, Home Instead Senior Care and Patrick Realty Ltd.

Cost: FREE
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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

Cost:$4
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Volunteer Appreciation 2019

Thursday, April 18th at 12:00 p.m.

As a way to say thank you to all of our volunteers we are hosting our annual Volunteer Appreciation on Thursday, April 18th. Whether you are here every week or you’ve volunteered once last year you are invited to this afternoon that we have planned to show you how grateful we are for you! The afternoon will start with lunch at noon followed by a performance by Grant Simpson.

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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
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Income Tax Clinic

Monday, March 18th starting at 5:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

The Centre in partnership A & O: Support Services for Older Adults and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba is offering a free tax preparation service to qualifying older adults. Maximum single income is $35,000 and a couple is $45,000.

Please call A & O at 204-956-6440 after February 1st to book an appointment.

Doors open at 5 p.m. If you have to cancel your appointment please call the above number to allow us to fit another older adult into your time slot.

**This clinic is by appointment only**



Travel Preparedness 101

Tuesday, March 12th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St james assiniboia 55+ Centre

The Travelling Guardian who has three decades of airport experience will be giving a PowerPoint presentation on practical airline tips and advice on travel preparedness. Knowing what to expect is key to having a stress free experience.

Presenter: Carla McDonald, The Travelling Guardian


Cost: $4

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Patient Advocate Agreement

Tuesday, March 26th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James assiniboia 55+Centre

Do you know how to be an advocate, for yourself and others? Join us as we share with you how you can engage in your healthcare plans, or how to be there for family members in a complex healthcare system. Learn to be safe.

Presenter: Deb, Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety Volunteer

Cost: $4
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Mature Driver

Tuesday, April 9th 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
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A Caregiver’s Guide to Spring Cleaning & Spotting the Clutter Creep

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

Location: St James assiniboia 55+Centre

Back in the days gone by, spring cleaning meant scrubbing or laundering every surface of the house to remove the dark, sooty grime that built up from using candles, kerosene lamps and woodstoves throughout the winter. It also meant throwing open all the doors and windows of the house to get the stale winter air out and let in the fresh fragrance of spring.

Today, the modern marvel of electricity has spared us the sooty grime, but the refreshing tradition of spring cleaning remains. It’s an especially important routine in homes where seniors may no longer be able to keep up with regular housekeeping chores.
Our discussion will focus on how to approach your senior about the Clutter Creep in their home, tips for a healthy spring cleaning by ridding your seniors home of common household hazard.

Presenter: Jeannette Brigit, Home Instead Senior Care

Cost: $4
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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
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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
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