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South Winnipeg Seniors Resource Council Inc. Fall 2012 Events Calendar

September 13: Dine in the Dark in support of CNIB. Experience an unforgettable culinary event at Assiniboia Downs. For more information or tickets, please call Chris at 204-789-0955.

September 14: Manitoba Council on Aging 2012 Recognition Awards. Nominations are being accepted until September 14 for the following categories: Senior Volunteers, Volunteers of Any Age, Staff Persons Working with Seniors and Intergenerational Groups/Initiatives. Awards will be presented at a recognition ceremony in October 2012. Please forward nominations to: The Manitoba Council on Aging, Room 1610 – 155 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3H8.

September 15 and 22: Adults 55+ are invited to attend two open houses hosted by Winnipeg New Horizon Band. Time: 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Location: 800 Point Road. If you have always wanted to learn to play a band instrument or you would like to start again, then this is for you. The group is the only adult learning band. For more information, please contact Walter at 204-633-9710 or email

September 19:  Alzheimer Society of Manitoba presents “Food For Thought: Exploring the Role between Diet and a Healthy Brain. Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: St. Joseph’s Residence, 1149 Leila Ave. To register for this complimentary session, please contact Maria Mathews at 204-943-6622 ext. 203.

September 21: A&O Support Services for Older Adults is holding its Annual BBQ. Looking Forward, Moving Back ~ Celebrating 55 years of providing innovative services to older Manitobans. Time: 10 am to 2:30 pm. Location: Isaac Brock Community Centre, 715 Telfer Street North. Cost: $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. For more information, please call 204-956-6440.

September 27: Breaking New Ground, Not Bones: New Developments in Osteoporosis Risk Assessment and Treatment. Location: Reh-Fit Centre, 1390 Taylor Avenue, Studio A. Time: 7:00 p.m. Join Dr. Bill Leslie, professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Manitoba, to discover more about your risk factors, the latest developments in osteoporosis, and the newest treatments. The workshop is free! Please call to register 204-488-8023.

September 28: October is Seniors’ and Elders’ Month. Kick off the fun at Seniors’ and Elders’ Day! This year’s theme is “Celebrate, Participate”. Free admission, live entertainment, interactive activities, information booths, giveaways, and refreshments. Location: Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, call 204-945-6565.

September 29 and October 6: Alzheimer Society of Manitoba presents a community workshop “Family Education for Those Experiencing Dementia”. The workshop will be held on 2 consecutive Saturdays. Specialists will provide information on: understanding Alzheimer’s disease from a medical, family and individual perspective, legal and financial considerations, helpful community resources, the Safely Home wandering registry and best practices for caregivers. Location: Riverwood Square, 1778 Pembina Highway. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cost: $20 per person, includes refreshments and resources. To register, please call Maria Mathews at 20943-6622.

September 29: Harrow United Church is hosting a “Hard Times Dinner” at 6:00 p.m.. Meal includes beans, wieners, coleslaw, buns, beverage and dessert. Location: Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Avenue at Harrow Street. Cost: $10 per ticket, children 5 years and under are free. For tickets or more information please call 204-284-0079.

October 3: Everyone is invited to attend a free Community Health and Well Being Program entitled “The Personal Care Home: Everything you want to know and are afraid to ask”. Presented by Joanne DiNicola, Manager of Initiatives, Personal Care Home Program, WRHA. Location: Temple Shalom at the corner of Grant and Wilton. Time: 1:30 p.m. Refreshments and Entrance are free. Parking is readily available on the ramp of the Temple.

October 3: Steppin’ Up with Confidence 55+ Peer Volunteer Leader Workshop. Are you an active 55+ adult interested in helping other improve their health and maintain their independence? Would you enjoy leading others in a safe and fun exercise program? A free training session is being offered by the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba (ALCOA-MB). Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Wellness Institute, 1075 Leila Avenue. To register or for more information, please contact Arlen Jones at 204-663-5572 or email

October 16 – 20: The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority needs volunteers to assist at the seasonal InFLUenza clinics. Volunteers will greet the public, lead clients through the clinic process, assist with the completion of consent forms and observe clients after their immunization. Shifts range from 3.5 to 4 hours in length and orientation is provided. For more information, please call Suzie Matenchuk, Manager of Volunteer Services at 204-787-7247.

October 17: Learn more about the games you play at Seniors’ and Elders’ Day at Club Regent Casino. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interactive games, give-aways and draws. Visitors to the event can interact in a fun way with the staff at the Responsible Gaming Information Centre, learn how gaming really works and find out the Responsible Gaming Information Centre is about and its useful tools that help visitors keep their gaming in check. Staff from a variety of seniors serving organizations will also be present.

October 18:  Alzheimer Society of Manitoba presents a free session “The Family Perspective: Family Caregivers Share their Journeys”. Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Transcona Memorial Untied Church, 209 Yale Ave West.

October 19:  LEAF (Legal Education and Action Fund) is hosting Manitoba’s 22nd Annual Persons Day Breakfast. Time: 7:15a.m. – 9:00 a.m.. Location: Winnipeg Convention Centre. Topic: Equality Delayed. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. When the Charter became law in 1982, the equality provisions were put on hold for three years. Keynote speakers Mary Eberts and Fiona Sampson, both well-known law experts, will discuss: Why was equality delayed? What advances have been made? What barriers and challenges remain? Cost: $25. Tickets available at: McNally Robinson Booksellers, Manitoba Status of Women 945-6281 or LEAF Manitoba 453-1379, Proceeds support the advancement of all women’s equality.

October 24: Learn more about the Games you play at Seniors’ and Elders’ Day at McPhillips Street Station. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interactive games, give aways and draws. Visitors to the event can interact in a fun way with the staff at the Responsible Gaming Information Centre, learn how gaming really works and find out the Responsible Gaming Information Centre is about and its useful tools that help visitors keep their gaming in check. Staff from a variety of seniors serving organizations will also be present.

November 3: Save the date for the 2nd Annual Care4U Conference presented by the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba. Care4U is for family and friends caring for a person with dementia. This one day educational seminar will feature local and national dementia care professionals ready to share the latest research, community resources and care techniques. Location: Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftsbury Blvd. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $40.00 per person, lunch included.

Older Adult Volunteers Needed! Bethel Mennonite Church, in partnership with Mosaic, is running a pilot project entitled “Grandfriends”. The goal of the program is to develop relationships between new immigrants and seniors by meeting once a week for six weeks. These gatherings will consist of conversation and activities including food making. For more information or if you would like to volunteer with this project, please call Reynold Friesen, Community Minister at 204-453-2199.

Stradbrook Choir is looking for new members! Sing and have fun. Join the Stradbrook Choir and receive superb choral instruction while preparing for a concert series. All skill levels welcome. The group meets on Fridays 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 400 Stradbrook. Please call 204-956-6490 for more information or to register.

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.

Get Better Together! A free program for living better with ongoing health conditions. This program, led by people living with chronic health conditions, can help you develop a plan to deal with the challenges of an ongoing health concern or disability. The 2.5 hour sessions offer support and help build the confidence to manage your health better. The program is held a various locations across Winnipeg. You can bring a friend, family member or other support to the meetings. Get Better Together! is supported by Manitoba Health and Regional Health Authorities. For more information, please call 204-632.3927.

Get Better Together! is now Online. Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? If you have an ongoing health condition, a Get Better Together! Online Workshop can help you take charge of your life. The online workshop is easy to follow and attend – you choose when to log into sessions on your time. You will learn about: nutrition and exercise, dealing with pain and fatigue, better ways to talk with your doctor, and much more. Get Better Together! can help you set your own goals and make a step-by-step action plan to improve your health and your life. Sign up at: or call 204-632-3927.

St. James-Assiniboia Health and Social Services Office has now opened a Community Clinic located at 2015 Portage Avenue. The clinic will be staffed with Nurse Practitioners and is currently welcoming new patients from the community. Clinic hours are Monday to Friday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Nurse practitioners can assist with most primary health care needs. They can manage common illnesses such as colds, ear aches, and bladder infections. They can also diagnose and treat minor injuries such as sprains and cuts.

Did you know a dietician is only a phone call away? Manitoba’s Dial-a-Dietician nutrition experts are ready to answer your questions about food and nutrition. Call 204-788-8248 or 1-877-830-2892 Monday to Friday.

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