Senior Friendly Organizations

ACTIVE AGING IN MANITOBA (AAIM)

AAIM-MB is a partnership of organization and individuals who encourage older Manitobans to maintain and enhance their well-being through a lifestyle that embraces daily physical activities. AAIM-MB coordinates and supports the following projects:

  • Active Living Gear Kit (Available for loan);
  • Healthy Lifestyles Bing (Available for loan or purchase);
  • Peer-led Fitness Programs (Steppin’ Up & Out);
  • Peer-led Speakers Bureau on a variety of topics.

For more information contact:
AAIM-MB, Seven Oaks Wellness Institute
1075 Leila Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2P 2W7
Phone: 204-632-3947 Toll Free: 1-866-202-6663
E-mail: jevanchuk@sogh.mb.ca
Website: www.alcoamb.org

A & O: SUPPORT SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS

A & O operates two senior centres in Winnipeg, which provide a variety of health-related, educational, and recreational programs. A & O offers three pillars of service covering Safety & Security, Social Engagement and Counselling services. Other services include resources for caregivers, legal assistance, Seniors Centre Without Walls and Elder Abuse Prevention Services.

For more information, contact:
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
200-280 Smith Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1K2
Phone: 204-956-6440 Toll Free: 1-888-333-3121
E-mail: info@ageopportunity.mb.ca
Website: www.ageopportunity.mb.ca

CREATIVE RETIREMENT MANITOBA (CRM)

Creative Retirement Manitoba contributes to the well-being of older persons and their communities by developing and offering innovative and interactive learning opportunities with and for older persons. Programs include:

  • courses on a wide range of subjects including languages, arts, history, fitness and computers
  • intergenerational outreach
  • literacy outreach
  • retirement preparation
  • public education on seniors and aging
  • Seniors Resource Network website (seniors.cimnet.ca)

For more information, contact:
Creative Retirement Manitoba
270 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B9
Phone: 949-2565
E-mail: info@crm.mb.ca
Website: www.crm.mb.ca

EMERGENCY PLAN

Your Emergency Preparedness Guide
www.getprepared.gc.ca

INTERGENERATIONAL MANITOBA

Intergenerational programming and relationships are part of ensuring safe, respectful communities for all ages. Dispelling myths and stereotypes about aging and older people is an essential component of creating age friendly communities.

E-mail: info@intergenerationalmanitoba.ca
Website: www.intergenerationalmanitoba.ca

MANITOBA ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CENTRES (MASC)

MASC is the unifying agent of senior centres across Manitoba. MASC facilitates communication, networking and planning among senior centres and raises their profiles. They also assist in the development of senior centres and collaborate with other senior serving organizations

For more information, contact MASC:
19 – 2825 Ness Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 1A9
Phone: (204) 792-5838
E-mail: info@manitobaseniorcentres.com
Website: www.manitobaseniorcentres.com

MANITOBA’S COMMUNITY RESOURCE DATA WAREHOUSE

Contact Community Information

McMASTER UNIVERSITY OPTIMAL AGING PORTAL

Together, we can support the health and wellness of our aging population by ensuring they have access to research-supported health information to age well and independently manage their health conditions.

Contact:
Phone: 416.458.0645
Email: darchij@mcmaster.ca
Website: www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org/

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OLDER DRIVERS IN MANITOBA

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), launched the National Blueprint for Injury Prevention in Older Drivers in February 2009. The Blueprint strives to enhance the capacity of older adults to maintain their fitness to drive and ability to drive safely for as long as possible.

E-mail: practice@caot.ca
Website: www.olderdriversafety.ca

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS NETWORK FOR SENIORS

The goal of TONS is to inform and educate Manitobans on transportation options that enhance quality of life and promote age friendly communities.

Mobility Matters Safe Scooting Guide

Contact:
Phone: 204-799-1788
Email: info@tonsmb.org
Website: www.tonsmb.org

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

www.weaadmanitoba.ca/

MANITOBA ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CENTRES

Let No One Be Alone

Our social connectedness is a determinant of health.  We all have the power to make a positive change in the lives others; the gift of time cam save lives!
Reach out to someone with genuine care and concern and see what great things can happen!
manitobaseniorcentres.com/let-no-one-be-alone/

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR OLDER ADULTS

gov.mb.ca/health/activeliving/

LEGAL AID FOR OLDER ADULTS

Professional lawyers provide services on wills, powers-of-attorney and other concerns requiring legal consultation.

Contact:  A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. Phone: 204-956-6440 | Toll Free: 1-888-333-3121Website:  www.aosupportservices.ca

LEGAL SAFETY AND SUPPORTS

Health Care Directive 

Health Care Directive allows a person to make their own decisions about the amount and type of health care and treatment they want to receive, should they become unable to communicate. The Health Care Directives Act allows a person to name another person to make medical decisions for them, should they become unable to make the decisions themselves.

Website: www.gov.mb.ca/health/documents/hcd.pdf

LAW PHONE-IN AND LAWYER REFERRAL PROGRAM

The Law Phone-In & Lawyer Referral Program provides general legal information and advice over the phone in response to callers’ inquiries. Callers are also referred to appropriate law-related agencies, where such an agency exists and the situation warrants it.

Contact:
Phone: 204-943-2305 | Toll Free: 1-800-262-8800
Website:  www.communitylegal.mb.ca/programs/law-phone-in-and-lawyer-referral-program

LEGAL CLINICS FOR OLDER ADULTS

Professional lawyers provide services on wills, powers-of-attorney and other concerns requiring legal consultation.

Contact:
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc.

Phone: 204-956-6440 | Toll Free: 1-888-333-3121

Website:  www.aosupportservices.ca

CAREGIVERS AND SENIOR SUPPORT

Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum

Caregiving Resources

Care Conversations

Care Options

Balance Work and Caregiving Responsibilites

Caregiver Readiness

A Guide to Balancing Work and Caregiving

Responding to Stressful Events: Self-Care for Caregivers

Carers Canada

  • Carers Canada is an alliance of diverse partner organizations that work collectively, and autonomously, to identify and respond to the needs of carers in Canada
    Contact: Carers Canada c/o Canadian Home Care Association Mississauga, ON L5N 1W1
    Phone: 905-567-7373
    Website: www.carerscanada.ca

Provincial Primary Caregiver Tax Credit

  • The Primary Caregiver Tax Credit provides recognition and financial support to individuals who serve as primary caregivers for more than 90 days. Caregivers can now claim this tax credit when they file their income taxes. For information on claiming this tax credit through the income tax system, contact the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office.
    Contact:
    Phone: 204-948-2115 | Toll Free: 1-800-782-0771
    Website: www.gov.mb.ca/finance/tao

Caregiver Organizations and guides

Caregiving with Confidence offers a range of support services for family caregivers of persons 55+: city-wide ‘time-out’ or short-term respite care, transportation assistance in southwest Winnipeg (area codes R3L, R3M, R3N, R3P and part of R3T)

Contact:
Phone: 204-452-9491;
Email: info@caregivingwithconfidence.org;
Website: www.caregivingwithconfidence.org

OTHER INFORMATION FOR SENIORS

A Guide to Home Care Services in Manitoba 

Canadian Centre for Elder Law 

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation 

The Safe Living Guide – A Guide to Home Safety for Seniors

Manitoba Farm, Rural, and Northern Support Services

  • Offers support, counselling, information and referrals over the phone to farm families and other rural Manitobans.
    Contact:  Phone: 204-571-4180 |Toll Free: 1-866-367-3276
    Email: info@ruralsupport.ca
    Website: www.ruralsupport.ca

Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line