SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations


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

Diabetes Conversation Map

Wednesday, December 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:oo p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and would like to have a facilitated conversation about it with others who have diabetes, this is the session for you! With the facilitator, you will be guided in conversation about the basics of healthy eating with diabetes using a large and colourful Diabetes Conversation Map. Space is limited so sign up early. Pre-registration is required.
Please direct any questions to Liz St. Godard RD at 204-940-3261.

Presenters: Liz St. Godard RD, HART Team


Cost: FREE
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Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Tuesday, November 5th at 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Good dietary choices can support our health in the long term. Learn which nutrients and food groups have a great impact on our overall health as we age and how these choices fit into the new Canada Food Guide.

Presenter: Elizabeth from the HART Team

Cost: $4
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Elder Abuse: Warning Signs and Prevention

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

Location: St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

You can never be too safe when it comes to the protection of yourself and your loved ones. Come to this presentation to learn of the early warning signs for elder abuse. By creating more awareness, we can help reduce the stigma and decrease incidence rates.

Presenter: A&O

Cost: $4
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Blood Pressure Clinic

Thursday, November 14th at 1:00 p.m.

Location: 455 Westwood Drive

Come on down to 455 Westwood Dr. to get your blood pressure checked! We will be located in the party room on the main floor of the building. It’s important to check your pressure regularly to see if there is anything in your health routine that can be improved.

Presenter: the HART Team
Cost: FREE
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The Hidden Cost of Hearing Loss

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

This presentation will touch on the different forms of hearing loss and some of the different reasons for it. 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 from HearingLife

Cost:$4
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Functional Exercises: What are They and Why You Should Do Them

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

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

Cost:$4
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Driving Safety

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

As we age our body changes which can create needed adaptations for safe transportation. Come and join us as we learn about the ways we can manage driving while we age gracefully. When it comes to driving, you are responsible for keeping yourself and others on the road safe to the best of your ability.

Presenter: Samantha from TONS

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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Volunteer Manitoba

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

Are you interested in getting more involved in our community? Then this presentation is for you! Come and hear about the many ways that you can contribute by volunteering. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet new people and help positively influence the lives of others.

Presenter: Kamillah from Volunteer Manitoba

Cost: $4
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Dealing with Grief over the Holidays

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

The holidays can be a difficult time for many of us and can remind us of the memories that we have had with loved ones that are no longer here. If you feel like you need some support regarding this area please join us at this presentation. Lisa Newman, a social worker from the HART team, will be facilitating this discussion.

Presenter: Lisa from the HART Team

Cost: $4
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