January 25th was Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell Let’s Talk promotes mental health awareness, acceptance, and action.
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults is one of many agencies in the community that strives to keep this conversation going all year long. Older Manitobans are not alone, we are here to listen, provide support and assist in keeping people socially connected. Check out the agency’s innovative programs and services that assist older people in aging well:
Social Engagement Programs
- Senior Centre Without Walls
This program offers a unique opportunity for Manitobans, 55+, to join educational and interactive programs from the comfort of their own homes. The free programs are accessed through a toll-free number.
- Connect Program
Registered Social Workers assist socially isolated Winnipeggers 55+ living in the community by connecting them to resources that will facilitate independent living.
- Senior Immigrant Settlement Services
The program offers a wide range of settlement services for newcomers 55 years of age and over.
Registered Social Workers provide a variety of counselling services that address grief and loss, financial issues, depression, family issues, loneliness/isolation and loss of health
- Support Groups
- Bereavement Support Group
- Moving Forward monthly group
- Making and Keeping Important Connections
- Because We Care: Carer’s Support Group
- Buried in Treasures (for older adults dealing with Hoarding Disorder)
Safety & Security Programs
- Elder Abuse Prevention Services
Registered Social Workers respond to the needs of individuals 55+ who are experiencing neglect, emotional, financial, sexual, or physical abuse.
- Safe Suite Program
The Safe Suite Program provides temporary housing for individuals 55+, regardless of gender, who are in need of a safe place to stay due to abuse or neglect.
- Older Victim Services
The agency works in partnership with the Winnipeg Police Service to help individuals 60+ who are victims of crime.
- SafetyAid: Falls Prevention Program
SafetyAid is an evidence-based community fall prevention program for older Winnipeggers. This program prevents falls and supports safety and independence of participants in the home and community.
- This Full House
This program is designed to assist older adults whose “stuff” fills their home and limits their lives. Homes full of saved items result in falls and injury, loss of relationships, isolation and emotional distress and can cause fires and evictions.
For more information on these or other A & O programs please contact:
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