SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations


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

Wills & Estates

Tuesday, September 3rd at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre (North End of Centre)

In this presentation you will discover the responsibilities of a Power of Attorney and an Executor. These are things that you need to do now, well in advance of when you can no longer manage your own affairs. You are invited to bring your Power of Attorney and Executor with you to this presentation. It will help you and them be better prepared for when the time comes. Following the presentation we will have an opportunity for discussions, questions and desserts will be served.

Presenters: Victoria & Ken from Desjardins


Cost: $4
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Scam Alert!

Tuesday, September 10th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Awareness is the first step to prevention, come and learn the many different methods scammers of today are making a profit off of uninformed consumers. With the constant change in technology comes the adaptation of methods of scams. The information you learn will be very helpful to you and your loved ones.

Presenter: Constable Marie from Winnipeg Police

Cost: $4
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Victoria Lifeline

Tuesday, September 7th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Most would agree that there is “no place like home”, which means living independently. Vicki from Victoria Lifeline will provide helpful information to do just that! She will also talk about fall prevention which is the leading cause of hospitalization for older adults. Vicki will explain the services of Victoria Lifeline including their new mobile help button which is a tool to help you remain independent.

Presenter: Education Facilitator, Vicki Russenholt.

Cost: $4
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Caregiving with Confidence

Tuesday, September 24th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

As caregivers we are the foundation of providing support to our friends and family. The compassion and energy we use to care for others often can come at a price to our own peace of mind and wellbeing. Come to this presentation and learn how to be the best and most efficient caregiver possible while also preventing burnout and physical breakdown.

Presenter: A&O/br>
Cost:$4
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Safety Aid: Fall Prevention

Tuesday, October 1st at 1:30 p.m.

The fear of falling can cause us to be very socially isolated and can create a cycle of ongoing anxiety. Learn methods of how to prevent future falls while tackling the problem both physically and mentally. It is important to gain confidence in this area before we see snow and ice on the ground.

Presenter: Kelsie Dueck from Caregiving with Confidence

Cost:$4
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Living with Arthritis

Tuesday, October 8th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Come and learn some daily living tips that can make living with arthritis easier. You do not need to have arthritis to attend, the information will be helpful to spread amongst your friends and family. We will talk about the different challenges that living with arthritis causes and methods of how we can manage them.

Presenter: Arthritis Society

Cost: $4
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Everything ERIK Kits

Tuesday, October 15th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

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

Presenter: Seniors Resource Coordinator, Sarah Vinck

Cost: $4
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Get the Facts: Understanding Dementia

Tuesday, October 22nd at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James assiniboia 55+Centre

Dementia in our society is a great concern for the aging population. Come and learn the signs and symptoms to watch out for when it comes to yourself or a loved one. This presentation will go into the details of what early signs of dementia look like and methods to help delay the process.

Presenter: Alzheimer’s Society

Cost: $4
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The Travelling Guardian

Tuesday, October 29th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James assiniboia 55+Centre

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.

Presenter: Carla MacDonald, The Travelling Guardian

Cost: $4
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