Police Academy Older Adult Division

This innovative program focuses on skills and safety principles for older adults which empowers participants with information in a fun atmosphere. Facilitators may choose to have the topics presented over a period of six weeks, or condense the presentations to three days.The program offers a step by step guide for organizations which includes power point presentations, facilitator notes, suggested handouts and everything one would need to know how to organize an academy for older adults.

This program is offered in partnership with the following partners: Addictions Foundation Manitoba, Good Neighbours Active Living Centre, RCMP “D” Division, Manitoba Association of Senior Centres, Manitoba Consumers Protection Office, Manitoba Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat, St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre, Winnipeg Police Service and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

For more information about this great program check out the included topics below and if you are interested in participating in the this program please choose one of the following:

Rural Police Academy Contact

or

Urban Police Academy Contact


The Police Academy manual has information on all the topics listed below, including power point presentations, facilitator notes, suggested handouts and everything one would need to know to organize an academy for older adults.
Contact list for Facilitators (as of July, 2013)
Topic 1 Elder Abuse
  1. MB Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
    204-945-6565 Or 1-800-665-6565
  2. A&O: Support Services
    204-956-6440, 1-888-333-3121 or www.ageopportunity.mb.ca
  3. Mood Disorders Association of MB
    204-792-5261
  4. Facilitator (French speaking) available

 

Topic 2 Planning for Your Future
  1. Local legal resources
  2. McRoberts Law Office
    (Winnipeg) 204-944-7967

 

Topic 3 Identity Theft/Internet Safety
  1. MB Consumer Protection Office
    Monica Petruskavich at
    204-945-4142 / 1-800-782-0067
  2. RCMP/Local Police
  3. Facilitator (French speaking) available

 

Topic 4 Frauds and Scams
  1. MB Consumer Protection Office
    Monica Petruskavich at
    204-945-4142 / 1-800-782-0067
  2. RCMP/Local Police
  3. Facilitator (French speaking) available

 

Topic 5 Safety in the Home & on the Street
  1. Local Police
  2. A&O: Support Services for Older Adults
    Safety Aid Program
    204-956-6440, 1-888-333-3121 or www.ageopportunity.mb.ca
  3. Alzheimer Society of MB
    204-943-6622, 1-800-378-6699, or 
    www.alzheimer.mb.ca

 

Topic 6 Falls Prevention
  1. Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba
    (ALCOA-MB) 1-866-202-6663
  2. Local Regional Health Authority
    (see Manitoba Seniors Guide)
  3. A&O: Support Services for Older Adults
    Safety Aid Program
    204-956-6440, 1-888-333-1808 or www.ageopportunity.mb.ca

 

Topic 7 Emergency Preparedness
  1. Local EMO office Emergency Measures Organizations
  2. Local Fire/Paramedic Service
  3. Local Seniors Resource Councils (MB Seniors Guide)

 

Topic 8 Fire Safety (same as Topic 7)
Topic 9 Safe Banking Practices Local Financial Institution
Topic 10 Substances and Gambling Addictions Foundation of MB
1-866-638-2561 Or Regional Offices (MB Seniors Guide)
Topic 11 Safe Driving
  1. Transportation Options Network for Seniors
    (Changing Seats) 204-799-1788
  2. Addictions Foundation of MB
    1-866-638-2561 Or Regional Offices (MB Seniors Guide)
Topic 12 Scooter Safety RCMP/Local Police
Topic 13 Medication Safety
  1. MB Society of Pharmacists
    info@msp.mb.ca
  2. MB Institute for Patient Safety
    204-927-6470 or 1-866-927-6477
And Graduation Ceremony (Approximately 1 hour)

 

SafetyAid currently services the following communities & their surrounding areas:
Altona / Arborg / Ashern / Beausejour / Boissevain / Brandon / Carberry / Carmen / Dauphin / Deloraine / Ebb and Flow First Nation / Emerson / Fisher River Cree Nation / Flin Flon / Gimli / Gladstone / Grandview / Hamiota / Headingly / Killarney / Lac du Bonnet / Little Black River First Nation / Melita / Minnedosa / Morden / Morris / Neepawa / Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) / Peguis Creek First Nation / Pinawa / Pilot Mound / Portage la Prairie / Roblin / Russell / Sagkeeng First Nation / Ste. Anne / Selkirk / Shoal Lake / Souris / Steinbach / Ste. Rose du Lac / Stonewall / Teulon / The Pas / Swan River / Virden / Winkler / Winnipeg

All seniors are eligible for a home safety and falls prevention audit. Seniors who are 65+, live in the community and have a net income below $25,000 if single or a combined net income of less than $30,000 for couples are eligible for free safety and falls prevention devices. If a senior is a victim of a break and enter or home invasion, the eligibility criteria does not apply and they will receive priority.