April is Caregivers' Month

April 1 is Caregiver Recognition Day in Manitoba.
Please join us as we unite to celebrate our third annual Caregiver Recognition Day and raise awareness about the irreplaceable contributions of unpaid caregivers. This year we are reaching out to rural communities and holding the provincial event in Brandon, Manitoba. This is an excellent opportunity for caregivers in Brandon and the surrounding area to learn about local and provincial services that can support them and those they care for.
  • 1:00 Doors Open – Display booths will be open
  • 2:00 Greetings from the Province
  • 2:15 Caregiving: An Emotional Journey
    Presenter: Syva-Lee Wildenmann from
    Rupert's Land Caregiver Services
  • 4:00 Event ends
Riverview Curling Club, 420 Maryland Ave. Brandon, MB

Other events recognizing and supporting Manitoba caregivers:

March 31st
Celebrating Family Caregivers: Inspiration and More
A benefit for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to promote Province’s Caregiver Recognition Day
7 :00 to 9:00 p.m. Doors Open at 6:00
Caboto Centre 1055 Wilkes Ave, Winnipeg
Free registration or phone 204-949-3234
Proceeds from the Silent Auction will support the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba

April 7th
Aging is a Family Affair. For many, retirement comes with the responsibility of caring for elderly family members. This presentation will explore both the issues of family caregiving as well as our future as aging Canadians. Presenter: Wendy Sutton
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Creative Retirement Manitoba, 270 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg (204) 949-2565
$8:00 for members $ 10:00 for non-members

April 12
Caregiving: A Family Affair
A Brandon workshop for seniors and/or their adult children. Presenter: Wendy Sutton
Caregiving is a partnership between adult children and their aging parents. This partnership works best when both are informed and involved. "I can't tell you what might happen next, but I can tell you where to find help when you need it."
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. 
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Victoria Landing Retirement Residence, 10 Victoria Ave. East, Brandon, MB
$20 at the door
Register in advance with:
Wendy Sutton or  Victoria Landing (204) 571.6000

April 24
Caring for the Aging
A free evening seminar for women to address the issues involved in helping seniors through the years of declining health.  It will empower caregivers with tools, resources and strategies that will lighten the weight of their caring responsibilities. Presenter: Wendy Sutton
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre - 1150A Waverley Street
Space is limited - Pre registration is required by calling (204) 477-1123.

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