April Workshop

Thursday, April 26,  5:30 - 9:00 pm
Bronx Park Community Centre, 720 Henderson Hwy
Register in advance:  204-669-1710

Help for Family Caregivers

“ I don't know where to find help, who to ask or even what to ask." 

Are your parents aging and needing more help?  Are you supporting an aging friend or family member? Do you work with seniors and their families? Take away a toolbox full of information, tips and local resources. 
"I just wanted to thank you. The information you have collected and prepared is invaluable.    For me, it was also a place of support.  It was comforting to know others are in the same position and in need of support too. " Presentation Attendee

Overcoming Winter

Winter is a difficult time for seniors and their caregivers. My mom needed blood tests every three weeks which meant taking her out into the freezing cold and maneuvering our way through snow and ice to the lab. By chance I learned that these tests could be done in her home for a small fee that was an eligible medical tax deduction.
Also as my mom's patient advocate, I could see her doctor on my own for routine prescription renewals.
There are many mobile services for seniors. To find services just Google some of the following:

  • Physicians  
  • Dental 
  • Optical
  • Massage
  • Physiotherapy
  • Manitoba X-Ray Clinic - Portable Unit 
  • Lawyers
  • Shopping 
  • Winnipeg Mobile Library Service for Seniors 311
  • Meal Delivery 
  • Hair Care 
  • Foot Care
  • Manicures
  • Pet grooming

Grocery Orders and Deliveries

Many delivery and grocery pick up options are available today.

Winter Outings

My mom loved outings from the personal care home but as her dementia progressed she was more interested in just going somewhere that she could see families, colours and familiar items. We started just cruising the malls with a customer service wheelchair but eventually that became too busy for her. I found other spots like IKEA where we could look at many things and then have coffee and dessert was a better choice. Shelmardines was another favourite during the months it is open. The new Outlet Mall on Kenaston has lovely wide spaces, customer service wheelchairs and an accessible food court.