SUPPORT SERVICES “Keeping Connected” Presentations


*Note: Subject to change to a virtual setting, based on public health orders.
** All presentations can be accessed both in person and over zoom**

Benefits of Volunteering

Tuesday, December 19th at 1 p.m.

Did you know that volunteering is good for you? Volunteering can ward off loneliness, reduce stress and be physically good for you! Join us at the centre to talk about the many volunteer positions we have and why they are good for you and the centre!

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Tuesday, January 9th at 1:00 p.m.

Register: Jan. 9th
Cost: free

Presenter: Naomi –Senior Resource Coordinator


Coffee Talk

Starting January 16th we will meet every 2nd Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.

This FREE drop-in program is available to everyone. Share jokes, stores, news articles, and many more. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Cost: FREE




Hard of Hearing Support Group

Starting Friday, January 26th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Every second and fourth Friday of the month
Hearing loss is an affliction that strikes many of us. It is insidious; it sneaks up on us, and works its way into our social, emotional, and psychological lives It frustrates and embarrasses us with mistakes, and often discourages us from participating in our normal activities. It can isolate us even from those most dear to us.
The Hard-of-Hearing Support group provides an opportunity to learn coping strategies, share experiences in a safe environment, and gain information about technologies and other measures available to combat the challenge of living with this unfortunate condition.


Cost: free


Facilitators: Jo-anne Jones, President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association- Manitoba Chapter, and Mae Denby
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Disability Tax Credit Presentation

Tuesday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m.

Join Nicole Noschese & Stephanie Ettenhofer, Disability Tax Credit Consultants! Nicole and Stephanie will explain the various tax credits that can be used to reduce the amount of taxes payable on your income. If you have any type of impairment or restriction, you may be eligible to apply. If you are a caregiver who assists someone with their day-to-day activities, there may be valuable Tax Credits available to you. The Canada Revenue Agency Disability Tax Credit can allow your claim to go back up to ten calendar years for substantial refunds – join us for more information and to find out if you are eligible!

Cost: free

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Real Estate in The Age of The Internet

Wednesday, February 7th at 1:00 p.m.

If you have not bought or sold a home in the last 20 years, you will find this presentation very useful. We will discuss current marketing strategies, why homes sell for over list, what improvements will help you to sell your home for top dollar and when is the best time to sell. What are documents such as a property disclosure statement, service agreement or the 7-day cooling off period for condominium buyers all about?

Cost: free

Presenter: Brian McMillan is a local Realtor who specialises in helping seniors Downsize from their family homes to housing that is appropriate to Age in Place. You can learn more about him at Mysmallernest.com.

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Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts Tour

Thursday, February 15th at 1:00 p.m.

Do you ever wonder what retirement living is all about? Join us for a light snack and tour of Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts, located at 2300 Ness Ave, followed by a tour of the residence. We look forward to meeting you and showing you all that we have to offer! We will meet at the front doors at 1:00pm.

Cost: free
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Victoria Lifeline Presentation

Tuesday, January 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

“Impowering Independence” presented by Vicki from Victoria Lifeline

Vicki from Victoria Lifeline will provide a number of helpful tips to help you remain independent. Aging well with a quality of life is 1/3 genetics and 2/3 our lifestyle. There is no “magic pill” but trying your best will make a big difference. There are many “tools” available to help you remain independent. Having a medical alert button is one of the many resources she will talk about. This presentation will also include valuable information on fall prevention. Falls are the leading cause of hospitalization for older adults, but the good news is that most falls are preventable, learn how! This is a great presentation for anyone over 50 and caregivers.

Cost: FREE

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E.R.I.K Presentation

Tuesday, February 20th at 1:00 p.m.


The E.R.I.K (Emergency Response Information Kit) is an excellent resource that has been supporting individuals in current and past years when it comes to informing emergency personnel and loved ones. This presentation will review what it is, why is exists and how you can use it most efficiently. Each participant will receive 1 E.R.I.K package. Suggested donation $2 for E.R.I.K package.

Presenter: Naomi Seniors – Resource Coordinator

Cost: FREE
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Reimagine Aging Group – 6 Sessions

Friday, February 16th to Friday, March 22nd, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

We live in a very youth-oriented society. People are constantly bombarded by messages that celebrate youth and are negative about aging and older people. This program will help you reimagine your own aging and discover your own value in older adulthood. This program hopes to provide you with an opportunity to learn about these negative messages about aging, how they might affect you or others and how you might challenge them. We hope that your participation in this program will result in positive changes in how you think about your aging.

Presenter: Naomi –Senior Resource Coordinator and Healthy Aging Resource Team

Cost: FREE
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Q DOC Presentation

Tuesday, March 5th at 1:00 p.m.

Come join us for a presentation on Q DOC. A new Manitoba Health-covered service where you can see a doctor from the comfort of your own home. Q DOC allows you to speak face-to-face with a doctor over a video call, where they can provide non-controlled prescriptions or refills, diagnostic imaging requisitions, lab requisitions, sick notes, and referrals for in-person care.

Cost: FREE

Presenter: Samual Dick, Q DOC Inc.
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Healthy Eating on a Budget Presentation

Wednesday March 27th at 1:00 p.m.

This presentation will discuss some of the commonly asked questions around budgeting and healthy eating including how to reduce food waste and compare prices when shopping. Come learn some tips to try on your next grocery trip!

Cost: FREE

Presenter: Healthy Aging Resource Team

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FREE Tax Clinic

March 27th and April 3rd from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars.

Community Financial Counseling Services is offering a FREE tax clinic at St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre on Wednesday March 27 and April 3rd from 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. They can help you file up to 10 years of taxes, even if you don’t have all your tax slips. You’ll need your social insurance number (SIN) and a piece of photo ID.
Please check HERE for the criteria.
To book your appointment, please call Naomi at 204-560-5184 or email


Gingerbread House Building Contest

Wednesday, December 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Christmas carols, Gingerbread, and a little competition. Create your team and register for the event! Teams should be 2-5 people. Family members, grandchildren and friends of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join. You will have one hour to complete your masterpiece. All supplies are provided, but teams are encouraged to bring in items for decorating and making your creations original. Prizes will be determined by theme, originality, creativity, pizazz, etc…

If you don’t have a team but want to participate, please contact the Centre at 204- 987-8850 or email the centre

Cost: $15 per team
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