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Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere – RISE Sunday – February 19, 2017

Social isolation is a health risk for seniors that often gets worse during the winter months. Frigid temperatures, difficult driving and walking conditions may limit opportunities for outings and socialization. These conditions can be especially difficult for the elderly and increase their risk of health problems, injuries, and loneliness.  For more information click HERE or on the image above.

 

 

CJNU FM

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Nostalgia Broadcasting Cooperative (CJNU 93.7 FM) is not-for-profit, community service cooperative and a part of a team dedicated to providing our listeners with the nostalgia music they want.

To take a listen please visit them at 93.7 FM or visit their website https://www.cjnu.ca

Seniors Rally For Investment in Healthy Aging Initiatives

 

Seniors Vote 2016, a coalition of seven Manitoba seniors organizations, is holding a pre-election rally to call for more investment in healthy aging initiatives.

What: Pre-election rally for better healthy aging facilities and programs
Where: Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre, 51 Morrow Avenue (EAST off St. Anne’s Road, just south of Fermor)
When: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Who:
Tom Farrell, president, Manitoba Association of Seniors Centres
Jim Evanchuk, executive director, Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba
Peggy Prendergast, director, Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba
Plus other representatives of Seniors Vote 2016 and older members of the general public

Contact:
Adam Dooley
adooley@dooleycommunications.ca
204-291-4092

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Seniors’ and Elders’ Month is Coming! Are you ready?

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The Seniors’ and Elders’ Day Community Planning Committee is very excited to announce that Seniors’ and Elders’ Day 2015 will take place on Friday, October 2, 2015, at the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York (Main Floor), celebrating the energy, vitality, and strength of seniors in Manitoba!

For more information please click on the image above or on the following LINK

Award of Commitment

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MacDonald-Headingley Recreation District received the AWARD of COMMITMENT from the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres. They were nominated by the Headingley Services to Seniors.

Congratulations to Suzanne Moore and Karen Lough. What a team!

Coffee and a Donut IHDN with Connie Newman

An interview with Connie Newman and Greg Mackling for the new series project Coffee and a Donut geared towards the general public. Interviews with seniors on all the special history about Winnipeg.

Dancing at West End Active Living Centre

What a great way to not only be active but also involved at the West End Active Living Centre! Well done ladies!

32 count, 4 wall beginner level line dance choreographed by Emily Woo. Dance by Dancercise Group ,
Music: Dance Little Lady by Tina Charles

Caregiver Recognition

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Manitoba Government (Minister Sharon Blady) recognizes caregivers with a charter for Caregiver Recognition in April.

Roundtable Discussion with the Hon. Alice Wong, M.P.

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On Thursday, January 16th our very own Dianna White (Treasurer for MASC) had the opportunity, with several other’s to participate in a Roundtable discussion around the topics of local challenges, job creation, seniors’ issues as well as economic and social priorities for the next federal budget.

A special thank you from MASC to the Hon. Alice Wong, M.P. for her invitation to participate and discuss these very important issues.

Manitoba Council on Aging Recognition Awards

The Manitoba Council on Aging has sent a call for nominations for this years Aging Recognition Awards.

The Recognition Awards are offered in three categories:

  1. Senior volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities;
  2. Volunteers of any age who have made extraordinary contributions to the lives of seniors; and
  3. Intergenerational groups/initiatives that have made extraordinary contributions through activities that encourage and inspire interaction between younger and older generations.


Please see the attached PDF files for more information.

Letter from MCA chair
Poster 2013
Nomination Form for 2013

French Versions of above Documents

Letter from MCA chair
Poster 2013
Nomination Form 2013

Our Award of Commitment Winners!

Congratulations to all of our Award of Commitment 2013 nominees but specifically to our winners Rod Bollman and Peter Isaak. A special thank you to all our volunteers for the amazing work that you do at our member centres. Here are the winners accepting their award from our President Lee Hanson during our AGM lunch yesterday at the Jonathan Toews Community Centre in Winnipeg.

June 1st Intergenerational Day Canada

Did you know that today is Intergenerational Day in Canada?

As explained on the www.intergenerational.ca website:

Intergenerational Day Canada June 1st provides an easy opportunity to raise awareness in classrooms and in daily life of the many benefits that simple and respectful connections between generations bring to education, health and community safety. Stereotypes of both young and older people are broken down when they learn about each other. Isolation is diminished and empathy grows in both directions. Intergenerational Day Canada makes a powerful statement about the value of generational connecting within each and everyone’s neighbourhood.

To read the entire news release visit the following link.

Ageism is Rampant in Canada

This is a great article discovered in the Winnipeg Free Press that highlights the regularity of discrimination that many of our senior adults face in our world. We have included the first few paragraphs to stir your interest. For the full article please visit the Winnipeg Free Press by clicking on the link below.

‘ANYONE over age 69 should face a firing squad” — this was just one of the many Facebook comments ridiculing the elderly cited in a recent Yale University study that reveals extensive bigotry and discrimination levelled at older adults on the popular social-networking site. Ageism, to give the offensive language a civil gloss, is a far too common occurrence on Facebook, the study found.

This may seem hard to believe for many people. After all, most of us have older people in our lives — our grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours or community members — and we’d never wish them harm.

But discrimination on the basis of age is a daily occurrence for many seniors.

Click here to read the rest of the article from the Winnipeg Free Press