Trust Me. The Workshops Are Worth It.

I've been caring for my mom for 7 years. She and I have been on quite a journey since she first showed signs of dementia. We've worked our way through the medical system and home care. We've gone from her apartment, to a retirement home and now to a personal care home. We've reorganized her finances and put her legal affairs in order. We've been through the paneling process, hospital visits and although we've met wonderful, helpful people along the way we had more than our share of obstacles.
Along the way I've learned so much often by chance, often during a crisis and often too late to help my mom. I want to share 7 years of information and experience with other caregivers. My hope is to make your journey smoother and your caregiving responsibilities less over-whelming.
I've been teaching these workshops and develping this website for 4 years now. What I can share is not just my personal experience but the results of hard research as well. The workshops are increasingly well-attended and  this website is now servicing 1000 visitors every month.
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Don't just take my word for it. Here are some comments from past participants:
  • This is an excellent course. The instructor has a wealth of knowledge and experience with the subject, and delivers with a sense of humour. Each class has been informative and fun as well.
  • This is a program for caregivers, but also for anyone who has an aging parent. I feel empowered.
  • The work Wendy is doing is critical to both elders and their caregivers. I feel like I have a huge toolbox to help me carry on.

Where Do I Start? Empower Yourself with Information on the Options Available to Seniors in Manitoba

When traveling down an unfamiliar road, sometimes you just need to stop for directions. As our population ages, many more of us are thinking about the support we or a loved one might need either now or in the future. The Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba (LTCAM) is a not-for-profit organization which has been established for over 50 years. LTCAM assists in empowering Manitobans with information through providing an online navigation section which guides you to practical information and tools to help you understand more about the options available to seniors in Manitoba. This online tool features everything from a web video series, virtual tours of different residences, cost calculators, frequently asked questions, financial resources and information specific to all of the different regions of Manitoba. If you don’t find what you are seeking on our website, you can always give us a call toll-free at 1-855-477-9888.

Join the Manitoba Caregiver Coalition

Are you a caregiver? Caregivers provide full or part time unpaid personal care, support and assistance to someone with a disability, chronic medical condition, mental illness or frailty due to age. Caregivers may be family members (husbands, wives, children, bothers, sisters, cousins, grandchildren),   friends or neighbours. Caregivers provide 80% of the care required by those in need. Most caregivers work full time.
In 2010, a group of concerned people formed the Manitoba Caregiver Coalition to support caregivers in our province.  Today our members include  government, non-profit and private organizations as well as concerned individuals.  Membership is free and open to those who share our common vision. MCC Fact Sheet.
To join simply send  this MMC membership application
by Fax:  Attention: Sandra Funk at 204-940-8414
by Mail: Sandra Funk
               Manitoba Caregiver Coalition – Memberships
               c/o Huntington Society of Canada
               200 Woodlawn Street
               Winnipeg, MB  R3J 2H7

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