Winter/Spring Education Series and Workshops
The following education series and workshops are currently offered. Register online through your member account, visit or call us at 204-488-8023, or through our online booking form.
Diabetes Series-Three Part
Part 1: What is Diabetes?
Part 2: Managing Diabetes with food and medication.
Part 3: How do excercise and emotions affect my diabetes?
Tuesday, March 14-28 at 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Reh-Fit Nurse, Talia
Prostate Cancer and You
One in nine men will develop Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. In this presentation you will learn the warning signs of Prostate Cancer, detection of the disease, available treatments, how to reduce the risk posed by this disease and Prostate Cancer survivors will outline their journey.
Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group
Total Brain Health
Aimed at those wanting to engage their mind and build better brain health, no matter what age or ability.Total Brain Health is a social-based, hands-on brain training program that addresses the two major goals of leading a brain fit life: boosting everyday performance and promoting long-term brain vitality.
Wednesdays, March 22 to April 26 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Disability Tax Credit Presentation
Learn the various tax credits that can be used to reduce the amount of taxes payable on your income. If you have any type of impairment or restriction you may be eligible to apply. If you are a caregiver who assists someone with their day-to-day activities, there may be valuable Tax Credits available to you. The Canada Revenue Agency Disability Tax Credit can allow your claim to go back up to ten calendar years for substantial refunds-join us for more info and to find out if you are eligible.
Friday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m.
Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleep Hygiene
So many North Americans depend on pharmaceuticals and alcohol to fall asleep in the evening and stimulants such as caffeine to get going in the morning. Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you sleep soundly, but wake up exhausted? This session will review the signs and symptoms of restless leg syndrome, the body’s circadian rhythm, and various cues and habits that could be disrupting your sleep-wake cycle. We will also discuss natural and effective drug-free solutions to help you sleep better.
Monday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Leanne Florence, ND
Heartsaver CPR AED
Heartsaver is the essential CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) course. Foundational and flexible, Heartsaver provides you with the skills and confidence to respond to a cardiac arrest. Heartsaver is designed for people who don’t have medical training but who want to learn how to help someone having a cardiac arrest.
Thursday April 13, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Patti Berube
Improve your Balance and Prevent Falls
An exercise based balance class for those at moderate-to-high risk for falls. We will go over balance and strengthening exercises as well as review how to get up from the floor.
Tuesday, April 18 – May 9 at 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 30 – June 20 at 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Instructor: Reh-Fit Fitness Professional, Jen
Transplant Manitoba Presentation
Organ and tissue donation saves lives. Registering to be an organ and tissue donor using Manitoba online registry, Signupforlife.ca and talking with your family about your decision are the best ways to signal your intent to be a donor. With just one conversation and two minutes online, someday you could offer someone a second chance at life, like Barb. Join this session to learn more about organ and tissue donation, and hear from Barb about her transplant journey and how a gifted heart changed her life.
Wednesday, April 18 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Roberta Koscielny, Barb Kolomi
Manitoba Transplant - Gift of Life
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Aimed at individual who are caregivers for an adult, such as a relative or friend, or a child with special needs. Provides tools and techniques for caregivers to manage their own health while caring for their loved ones. Evidence indicates caregivers who participate demonstrate improvements in self-care behaviors, managements of emotions, increased confidence in coping with caregiver demands and added awareness and use of community resources.
Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. April 19 – May 24
Instructor: Linda Lamoreaux and Chris Hoeschen
Restorative Mindfulness Workshop
In this workshop participants will learn what mindfulness is, how to bring awareness to their breath, body, thoughts and emotions as well as learn and practice tools to support the body in restoration.
Saturday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Amanda Carson
Mature Driving Course
Manitoba's varying road conditions highlights the importance of refreshing our driving skills as we age. The Mature Driver Workshop is designed for experience drivers who want to brush up on their skills and enhance their driving performance.
- Learn about updated traffic laws and road safety rules
- Learn how to compensate for changes in hearing, vision, flexibility and reaction time
- Brush up on defensive driving techniques
- Opportunities to address driving concerns and questions
Tuesday, May 23 at 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lynda Shaw, Safety Services Manitoba