SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations

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

Keeping Cottages in the Family

Tuesday, September 11th at 2:00 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 Security Investments

Cost: $4

Being a Family Caregiver: What it Means and Roadblocks to Caring

Tuesday, September 18th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Are you a family caregiver? As a caregiver in an ideal world every situation you encounter care for your spouse, parents, sibling or friend will be seamless. A joy to care for someone you love. But we know the world is not always so tidy and supportive. This presentation will focus on what it means to be a family caregiver and some of the roadblocks you may encounter.

Presenter: Jeannette Brigit, Home Instead Senior Care

Cost: $4

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

Hearing Clinic

Wednesday, September 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Be sure not to miss this great opportunity for a free hearing test with Gwendy McFee, Hearing Instrument Practitioner.

Appointments are approximately 15 mins long and must be booked by phoning the front desk at 204-987-8850.

Cost: FREE

Safety Aid

Wednesday, Septemebr 12th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood Drive

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

Presenter: Dene Guillas, A&O

Cost: $4

MB 211

Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:30 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood drive

211 Manitoba is a new searchable online database of government, health, and social services that are available across the province. Join us as we learn about how to navigate the database to find what you are looking for in addition to the information that you didn’t know you needed!

Presenter: Samantha Procyshyn, United Way Winnipeg

Cost: $4

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

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