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Let No One Be Alone

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 of others; the gift of time can save lives! Reach out to someone with genuine care and concern and see what great things can happen!


Arden Crocus Club hosts Police Academy

Photos by Brenda Tonn
The Arden Crocus Club recently hosted a Police Academy seminar on a wide array of topics. The course graduation was held on Thursday, Nov. 9.

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The Crocus Club in Arden recently hosted a very successful Police Academy program. The program has been developed to empower adults by providing them with information on safety and security issues, enabling them to make well informed decisions.

In total, there were six presentations, held on four different days. The presentations were: Falls and prevention by Jenna Kilburn of Country Meadows; Scams and frauds by Monica Petruskavich of Consumer Protection Office; Medications by pharmacist Patti Thomson of Plumas; Elder abuse by Brenda Tonn of Plumas; Planning for the future by Doug Brown; and Personal safety by Constable Silver of the RCMP.
On Thursday, Nov. 9, certificates were handed out to those who attended all six sessions. the feedback received from those in attendance suggested that the program was a very educational and worthwhile experience to everyone who participated.

DISABILITY MATTERS: Manitoba VOTE 2016 Resource

Disability Matters Vote 2016 is a non-partisan public awareness campaign. This campaign is a joint initiative of Abilities Manitoba and Barrier Free Manitoba but this campaign is all about YOU. We need YOUR support to reach our three goals:

  • To ensure that all Manitobans with disabilities can participate fully in election activities and that those who are eligible to vote are able to do so.
  • To promote priority attention for disability issues in the election.
  • To support Manitobans with disabilities in making informed voting decisions

You are invited to join us for a press conference to announce all five key priority issues. CLICK HERE for more information.

Resources from Social Enterprise Development Session

Back on May 30th just before the MASC AGM those in attendance were able to hear from Brendan Reimer speak to us about the topic of Social Enterprise Development.  During our session Brendan walk us through and referred to a number of different resources that we could use to help us manage our organizations.  They included the following:

– Life List Generator
– BrainstormSheet-Assets & Resources
– Magic Matrix 
– Sustainability Case Study – 5 Year Budget Tool

To use the resource simply click on the links above to download the corresponding document.  For for information please visit the website for social enterprise development:

Helpful Information about Preventing Financial Abuse

As an organization interested in helping seniors, you may find useful the information that the Canadian Bankers Association is offering related to preventing financial abuse of seniors.

CBA Website Information: Protecting Yourself from Financial Abuse

The banks recognize that Powers of Attorney and joint deposit accounts have a valuable role to play in assisting seniors who cannot do their own banking, but that in the wrong hands they can facilitate financial abuse.  The CBA has recently posted information online to help Canadians protect themselves from financial abuse when using Powers of Attorney and joint deposit accounts.

The website information is designed to give consumers information about using Powers of Attorney – choosing an appropriate attorney and what banks require when clients and their attorneys provide and use a Power of Attorney. It also sets out some cautions about using joint deposit accounts.

We encourage you to download the information and make it available to anyone that you feel might find it useful.

Coming Soon – Your Money Seniors Seminars

In the fall we will be launching a new financial literacy seminar for seniors – Your Money Seniors – that will be presented by volunteer bankers in the community to interested seniors groups and other community organizations.  The non-commercial seminar will cover issues such as budgeting, cash management, financial abuse, fraud and scams targeting seniors, a financial checklist and other sources of financial information.

If you would be interested in hosting a Your Money Seniors workshop, you can register here to be contacted when the seminars begin.

Intergenerational Day Canada Sunday, June 1, 2014

Did you know that this coming Sunday, June 1st, is Intergenerational Day Canada?

Like most of us this is one of those events that we may not have known about or forgot that it was coming up.  Click on the link below for more information and at the very least make sure to intentionally connect with someone of a different generation this coming Sunday!

Intergenerational Day 

Dealing with Gossip

Human interactions can sometimes be challenging to say the least but how do deal with some of the different and difficult situations around us is important. Gossip can sometimes be a road to easy to walk down. To help all of us strive to avoid those temptations take a look at the following quick tips article for avoiding gossip at work by Barbara Bowes.

March is Fraud Awareness Month

Crime Reporting- Frauds and Scams

It’s normal to feel embarrassed if you’ve become a victim of a fraud or scam. You can help stop the con artist from scamming other people by reporting what’s happened to you to a police officer or other trusted professional. The following is a list of organizations that can help:

If you are worried about your safety or the safety of another person, call 911.


To report a crime, contact:

Winnipeg Police Service
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 204-986-6222

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: Contact your local RCMP detachment

Brandon Police Service
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 204-729-2345

Manitoba Consumer Protection Office – Hears, mediates and investigates consumer related complaint
Phone: 204-945-3800
Toll-Free: 1-800-782-0067

Manitoba Securities Commission – Investigates complaints of unfair treatment by investment advisors
Phone: 204-945-2548

Phonebusters – Offer education and support to victims of consumer fraud
Toll-Free: 1-888-495-8501