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Frequent binge drinking is associated with insomnia symptoms in older adults

Results show that overall, 26.2 percent of participants had two or less binge drinking days per week, on average, and 3.1 percent had more than two days per week, on average. After adjustment for demographic variables, medical conditions, and elevated depressive symptoms, participants who binged on an average of more than two days a week had an 84 percent greater odds of reporting an insomnia symptom compared to non-binge drinkers.

Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative To Provide New Support For Communities

Manitoba Hosts International Symposium On Making Rural, Remote Communities More Age-friendly. Age-friendly communities are now eligible to receive grants to continue improvements that make life better for seniors, as part of an enhancement to the Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative, Premier Greg Selinger announced today at the International Invited Symposium on Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities and Places.
Tudor House Personal Care Home in Selkirk is the first personal care home in the Interlake to have multi-dose packaging, which means less medication errors.

Emerging Trends

21st Annual Provincial Conference

Emerging Trends

September 20 and 21, 2012
Victoria Inn Winnipeg, Manitoba

Poster with descriptors!Emerging trends poster!

Steppin’ Up with Confidence 55+ Peer Volunteer Leader Workshop

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba

Steppin’ Up with Confidence 55+ Peer Volunteer Leader Workshop

Are you an active 55+ adult interested in helping others improve their health and maintain their independence? Would you enjoy leading others in a fun & safe exercise program? How? Attend the FREE training session being offered by the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba (ALCOA‐MB) with funding support from The Winnipeg Foundation.

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where? Wellness Institute
1075 Leila Ave
Please register soon – space is limited! A waiting list will be established for future sessions
• As a volunteer peer exercise leader you will be prepared to provide regular exercise sessions at
seniors’ apartment buildings or centres.
• Volunteer peer exercise leaders work in pairs to share information & support each other.
• You will receive a volunteer peer exercise leader manual and related resources to help you encourage others to live actively. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To Register or for more information Contact: Arlen Jones, ALCOA‐MB Peer
Leader Facilitator at: Phone: (204) 663‐5572 or email:
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The North Kildonan Community Players are pleased to announce their 2012 show!

The North Kildonan Community Players are pleased to announce their 2012 show! They will be performing "My Fair Lady" from Wednesday, November 14th to Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at the St. Boniface University Theatre.

Older Adult Fitness and Wellness Facility

BEE WELLNESS offers programs for all older adults, both active or those who need a little TLC.

South Winnipeg Seniors Resource Council Inc. Fall 2012 Events Calendar

Every Wednesday: Steppin’ Out and Getting Started. Would you like to get in motion to improve your health? Join a free community walk. Meet at 1001 Corydon Avenue on the main floor at 9:15 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Bring a friend or family member. The walk is open to everyone. Dress in comfortable clothes, shoes, and hat. Bring a small water bottle.
Depression is a mental state, which is characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity. Some of the signs of depression include suicidal thoughts, feeling sad, having a non positive attitude about the past, present and future, losing interest in activities once enjoyed, feeling listless and without energy, having difficulty in making decisions, experiencing a disruption in sleep patterns, having a decreased appetite and subsequent weight loss, and having depressing dreams.

Changes in Circumstances

During our life time we encounter changes on a constant basis. As we age, these changes are ongoing and could affect much more our mental health which, in turn, could impact our physical health.