SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations

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

Aging in Place

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

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Learn about Self and Family Managed Home Care and how to apply for it: how private home care can fill in the gaps and how to make adaptions to your home to prevent falls.

Presenters: Brian M., My Smaller Nest

Cost: $4

The Hidden Cost of Hearing Loss

Tuesday, March 17th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

This presentation will touch on the different forms of hearing loss. If you or someone you know experiences hearing loss, I encourage you to come and learn how you can be of better support.

Presenter: Marc D., Hearing Life

Cost: $4

Medication Safety with Assiniboine Pharmacy

Thursday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Come celebrate “Pharmacist Awareness Month” with us by spending the morning listening to our sponsor, Assiniboine Pharmacy, talk about medication safety. There will be a question period following the presentation as well as light refreshments.

Presenter: Assiniboine Pharmacy

Cost: $4

Income Tax Clinic

Thursday, March 19th at 5:30 p.m. (3 – 203 Duffield St., 3rd floor)

The Centre in partnership with 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 4th 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**.

Presenter: A&O

Community Paramedic Services

Session 1: Tuesday, March 24th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: 3-203 Duffield St., 3rd flr)

Session 2: Wednesday, April 8th at 1:00 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood dr., Party Room)

Do you need help getting to a medical clinic appointment or getting home from the hospital? We’re Community Paramedics Service and our team of paramedics are available whenever you need us.

Presenter: John M., Community Paramedic Services

Cost: $4 – march 24th presentation, $2 – April 8th for non-residents of 455 Westwood Dr

A to Z Optical

Tuesday, March 31st at 1:30 p.m.

This presentation will be talking about how we can live a life that promotes healthy eyes as we age. The session will be followed by a complimentary cleaning and repair for your existing glasses.

Presenter: A to Z Optical

Cost: $4

Transportation Options for St. James Assiniboia Seniors

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

Whether you no longer drive or do not want to all the time come and learn about the different transportation options available.

Presenter: Sarah V., Seniors resource Coordinator

Cost: $4

Makers Making Change

Tuesday, April 14th at 1:30 p.m.

Makers Making Change is a network that connects volunteer makers to people with disabilities who need access to affordable assistive technologies

Presenter: Suzanne W., Regional Coordinator

Cost: $4

Occupational Therapists: Who Are They and When Should I work with One?

Session 1: Tuesday, March 10th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Session 2: Wednesday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood Drive, Party Room

Come learn about occupational therapy services and what role it can have in your life or the life of a loved one. Occupational therapy services are not just for those who are employed!

Presenter: Hadria C., Daily Function Occupational Therapy

Cost: $4 for March 10th

$2 for March 25th non-residents of 455 Westwood drive

906 and Me

February 11th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Come and learn about an amazing service which provides supports when you are moving or just want to have a more organized home. Often times when we are sorting through our own material items, it’s hard to part with them because of the emotional connection. This service provides a great unbiased opinion which makes organizing and moving easier and more efficient.

Presenter: Sarah from 906 and Me

Cost: $4

The Travelling Guardian

February 12th at 1:00 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood Dr., Party Room

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. Having a past career working in the travel industry has allowed Carla to gain knowledge of how to create a smoother trip.

Presenter: Carla from the Travelling Guardian

Cost: $2 for non-residents of 455 Westwood Dr., FREE for residents

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

February 18th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+Centre

This presentation will include what Medical Assistance in Dying is and what is the service criteria. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this service and how it could be carried out to benefit you and your family.

Presenter: WRHA

Cost: $4

Housing Tour: Sturegon Creek 1
(10 Hallonquist Drive)

February 25th at 12:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy a beautiful lunch provided by Sturgeon Creek 1 followed by a tour of the residence. You will be quick to notice the welcoming environment accompanied by the friendly staff. If you or someone you know is interested in looking at downsizing or relocating, this is the perfect opportunity to learn and ask questions. Please indicate ahead of time if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions in order for them to be honored.

Presenter: Sturgeon Creek 1

Cost: $4

Community Foot Care Info Session

Monday, April 20th at 1:30 p.m.

Foot care is an essential part of staying healthy, especially in the case of living with diabetes and other chronic conditions. Learn more about how Donagh can help you at this informative presentation.

Presenter: Donagh P., Foot Care Nurse

Cost: $4

Ixtapa Travel

Tuesday, April 28th at 1:30 p.m.

Travelling is a great way to expand our social networks and decrease social isolation. Group travel is a great option for those who are looking to meet like-minded individuals. This presentation will be going over senior group travel opportunities that are currently available to you.

Presenter: Ixtapa Travel

Cost: $4

Volunteer Appreciation

Tuesday, April 16th at 12:00 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Words alone cannot express how grateful we are to have such wonderful and committed volunteers! You deserve to be pampered for your hard work. Come and enjoy lunch and entertainment on us.

Please RVSP by April 10th

Cost: FREE (**For Volunteers ONLY)