SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations


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

Managing Hip and Knee Arthritis and Preparing for your Joint Replacement

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

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

This presentation is instructed by two physiotherapist who work at the Reh-Fit Centre. They will review self-management strategies to assist in treating hip and knee arthritis and will review the importance of staying active with arthritis! The focus of the presentation will discuss how to best prepare for your upcoming hip or knee replacement and what to expect post-operatively.

Presenters: Kelly Small and Jasmine Thorsteinson


Cost: $4
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Aging vs Ageism

Tuesday, May 21st at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people based on their age. It is an insidious practice which has harmful effects on the health of older adults. For older people, ageism is an everyday challenge. Overlooked for employment, and stereotyped in the media, ageism marginalises and excludes older people in their communities.

This presentation will focus on commonly held views of ageing and older persons and how these attitudes lead to the marginalization of older people in our communities and the negative effect on their health and wellbeing.

Presenter: 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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The Gardening Tools are Ready, is Your Body Physically Ready?

Tuesday, June 4th at 10:30 a.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Gardening is a pleasure that is hard to explain. You might gladly use up precious sunny weekend days to make the yard look nice – and beat up your body in the process. You might end up with lower back pain from bending over more times in one day than in the last four months, or shoulder pain from picking all those weeds, not to mention how exhausted your legs feel.
The great thing is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Join us as Elite Sports Injury physiotherapists share injury prevention tips and a few key exercises you can do on a consistent basis to help strengthen your body, so you can enjoy the weekend of sun and gardening, without the aches and pains.

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

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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Putting a Face to the World’s Largest Minority Group

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

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Nancy Hansen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. Nancy obtained a PhD from the University of Glasgow. Disability Studies looks at disability and disability issues from a social citizenship, social justice and human rights perspective. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the world’s largest minority disabled people which now comprise 22% of Canada’s population or 1.3 billion people world-wide.

Presenter: Nancy E Hansen, PhD

Cost: $4
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Overcoming Fatigue

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

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Being tired, low in energy or fatigued is a common problem with arthritis and other chronic conditions. It can make it difficult to concentrate or deal with pain and sometimes it can make you feel helpless. Taking action to increase your energy and minimize your fatigue will help you feel better and get back to active living.

Presenter: Arthritis Society

Cost: $4
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Living Well in Retirement

Tuesday, May 28th at 10:30 a.m.

Location: St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Join us as we learn about living well in retirement. We will cover topics such as tax planning strategies, how to manage your living, and life style expenses and leaving a legacy.

Presenter: Amanda Jordan, RBC

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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Online Banking 101

Tuesday, June 11th at 10:30 a.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Gone are the days when your banking could only be done in person, did you know you now have the option to do lots of your banking online? Join us as we learn how to safely bank online. Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to ask Amanda specific question about any bank’s online banking so bring your own device if you like.

Presenter: Amanda Jordan, RBC

Cost: $4
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