Health may become a major issue for some seniors or just something that needs more attention as we age. These are resources available for those researching Health.
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Get Better TogetherGet Better Together is a free six-week workshop designed to help Manitobans
with ongoing health conditions take control of their health. This program, led by
others living with chronic conditions, can help you develop a plan to deal with
the challenges of an ongoing health concern or disability. There is an on-line option.
Manitoba Healthy Living Resource Clearinghouse By choosing healthier options, Manitobans can improve their quality of life and help prevent future disease and injury. By making informed choices about the foods we eat, the physical activity we engage in and other lifestyle practices, we can not only improve our overall health, but also help reduce rising health care costs challenging our economy. Healthy Living continues to develop and promote programs and services that encourage active, healthy living.
Public health Agency of CanadaVisit the Canadian Health Agemcy's website for an up to date list of Health news.
Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a DisabiltyOUR VISION is full and equitable access to active living opportunities for Canadians with disabilities. OUR MISSION is to promote inclusion and active living lifestyles of Canadians with disabilities by facilitating communication and collaboration among organizations, agencies, and individuals.
Active Living Coalition for Older AdultsActive Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA) envisions a society where all older Canadians are leading active lifestyles thereby contributing to their physical and overall well-being
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba AFM serves Manitoba through its 26 offices. Our programs and services are distributed throughout three regions: Winnipeg, Western and Northern. Mission: To contribute the to the health and well-being of Manitobans by addressing the harm associated with addictions through education, prevention, rehabilitation and research. Seniors and Gambling
Aging in ManitobaThe Manitoba study collects information on socio-demographic, social psychological, physical and mental health status and functioning, economics, leisure activities, care and support networks and consumption of services.
Alzheimer Society of Manitobais part of a national, community-based volunteer organization, whose mission is to alleviate the individual, family and social consequences of Alzheimer Disease and related disorders while supporting the search for a cure.
Anxiety Disorders Association of ManitobaThe Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba Inc. (ADAM) was formed in 1986 by and for people suffering from anxiety disorders.
ADAM is a registered self-help charity committed to helping individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders.
We offer cognitive behavioral
groups, ongoing support groups, an
information and referral service,
and education and public
Arthritis Society of Canada
Excellent Site! This link is to their "Site Map". Categories include: Types of Arthritis, Tips for Living Well, Programs and Resources, Research and Resources. Even a Manitoba Section!
Blue CrossManitoba Blue Cross is a large provider of group health and dental benefits, health spending accounts and employee assistance programs. Through the Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada, Manitoba Blue Cross rounds out its benefit offerings with a variety of products, including group life, weekly indemnity and long term disability insurance, as well as Easy Access life insurance for individuals.
Boni-Vital Active Communities (BVAC)promotes healthy active living for older adults (55+) in St. Boniface and St. Vital. Seniors and many community organizations are working together to encourage active and involved living for older adults
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT RegionAs the leading national volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for: Relevant and innovative breast cancer research; Meaningful education and awareness programs; Early diagnosis and effective treatment; A positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer.
Canadian Diabetes Association - Manitoba
Feature Article, MB Division News & Events,
Fund Development, and Manitoba Branches information. Links back to Canadian Diabetes Association home with the latest on Diabetes and more information about the disease.
Canadian Health NetworkCHN is a national, non-profit, bilingual web-based health information service. CHN's goal is to help Canadians find the information they're looking for on how to stay healthy and prevent disease. CHN does this through a unique collaboration - one of the most dynamic and comprehensive networks anywhere in the world. This network of health information providers includes Health Canada and national and provincial/territorial non-profit organizations, as well as universities, hospitals, libraries and community organizations. Seniors Section.
Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba DivisionIf you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health problem, you may not know where to turn for information, help or support. This website is intended to assist individuals, families, friends or professionals to access information on the variety of services and support available in Manitoba. Having access to useful information is a key value of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Canadian Prostate Cancer Networkwas one of the founding members of the Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Initiative and has two members on the board of directors. The Initiative is the leading organization in the granting of research dollars specifically for prostate cancer. Includes Manitoba support groups.
Canadian Virtual HospiceThe Canadian Virtual Hospice is an interactive network for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss.
Cancer Care Manitobais committed to the delivery of cancer services to ALL Manitobans, regardless of their residence. CancerCare Manitoba has, since 1978, extended care into the rural areas through the provision of cancer services in its Chemotherapy Outreach Program. See their movies on Cervical Cancer Screening
Canadian Cancer SocietyCancerConnection Peer Support Program provides emotional support and encouragement to cancer patients and family members. This free service links trained survivors and caregivers with newly diagnosed cancer patients. Support is offered by telephone or in person, at home, and in the hospital. Call 786-0616 or 1-800-263-6750 outside of Winnipeg.
Community Therapy Servicesis a private, non profit Agency that leverages its expertise in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech language pathology to meet the rehabilitation service needs of individuals, care providers and care organizations in Manitoba.
E.R.I.K. Emergency Response Information KitE.R.I.K. is an Emergency Response Information Kit developed by a community Advisory Council, established in response to community concerns regarding the availability of adequate information in emergency situations.
Get Moving Manitoba
GET MOVING MANITOBA is all about helping you get more active – by encouraging you to make a personal lifestyle pledge to engage in regular physical activity.
Research tells us that making a pledge or developing a personal plan may help you commit to a health active lifestyle.
Just get started. Any small step you make to include active living in your day is a step in the right direction. Take the stairs, go for a walk, park your car farther from your destination, are all great ways to get started.
Health - Seniors Canada Onlinetheir Health category containing: Aboriginal, Alcohol, Alternative Medicine, Alzheimer, Arthritis, Cancer, Caregiving, Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Fitness, Food, Health Care, Independent Living, Long-Term Care, Medication, Mental Health, Nutrition, Palliative Care
Programs & Services, Research, Special Needs, Violence and Women's Health.
Health Care Servicesfrom the Manitoba Seniors Guide. Regional Health Authorities, Medical Equipment and Supplies, Payment or Refund for Health Care Services, Community Health Centres, and Nursing and Therapy Services.
Health and Chronic Disease Resourcesfrom the Manitoba Seniors Guide. A listing of Chronic Disease Resources in Manitoba. See page 52 of the guide.
Heart and Stroke Foundation Manitobayour most reliable source of information about heart, stroke and healthy living in Canada.
Hot tap water - a burning issue! Preventing tap water scaldsMany people think “fire” when they think about burns, but more burns are actually caused by hot liquids than fire. Scalds from hot tap water are the least common, but the most serious type of scald injury. The burns are extensive and deep because they result from a longer contact time with hot water.
Klinic Community Health Centreis located at 870 Portage Ave, Winnipeg. We provide a full range of health related services from medical care to counselling to education and outreach services for seniors. Counselling and educational services are available to anyone in the larger community of Winnipeg and Manitoba.
Manitoba Bone Density ProgramThere have been great advances in our knowledge of the pathophysiology and the risk factors of osteoporosis. Accurate, non-invasive techniques are available for measuring bone mass and strength, and these have been prospectively validated in large clinical trials as fracture-risk predictors.
Manitoba HealthProvince of Manitoba's Health website: latest news, programs & services, publications, Regional Health Authorities, links and featured sites. The Manitoba Home Care program is the oldest comprehensive, province-wide, universal home care program in Canada.
Manitoba HospiceHospice palliative care provides comfort for
individuals and their families living with a terminal
illness or coping with grief. Hospice palliative care is a
team approach to quality end-of-life care, which
includes the person, their family, health care providers
and trained volunteers.
Manitoba Schizophrenia Societyinformation about the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, the neurobiological illness of schizophrenia, how you can help alleviate the suffering of schizophrenia, and links to other great web sites on schizophrenia, other mental illness, and organizations promoting mental health and recovery.
Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists (MSOT)is a nonprofit, volunteer organization which exists in order to promote
the occupational therapy profession and to disseminate knowledge
of the profession within Manitoba.
MedEffect CanadaMedEffect Canada provides consumers, patients, and health professionals with easy access to: Report an adverse reaction or side effect; Obtain new safety information on drugs and other health products; and Learn and better understand the importance of reporting side effects.
MFL Occupational Health CentreThe MFL Occupational Health Centre (MFLOHC) is a community health centre funded by Manitoba Health and donations. The Centre helps workers, employers, and joint health and safety committees to improve workplace health and safety conditions and eliminate hazards. Our services are available free of charge.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Winnipeg, Inc. has a long history of service to Winnipeggers. The first meals were delivered in June of 1965 and since that time the program has grown. Today we have more than 800 volunteers who deliver meals to a client list that over the course of a year exceeds 1000 clients. Mission: Nutritious meals delivered by volunteers to those in the community unable to prepare or otherwise obtain them.
Medication Information Line for the Elderly (MILE)The objectives of the MILE are to promote a rational drug therapy program in older adults through provision of information on medications via the telephone to the elderly, their care providers, and health care professionals.
The MILE is a public service operated by the Faculty of Pharmacy, staffed by experienced practising pharmacists and located in the Faculty building. The facility is fully equipped with telephones, voice mail, computers and record-keeping facilities. Staff are available to answer calls from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday to Thursday.
Calls are taken on local Winnipeg line 474-6493.
Mood Disorders Association of ManitobaFounded in 1983 by Gwen Finnen, the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba is built on a self-help philosophy designed to provide a focal point of sensitivity, self-help and self-reliance. Its purposes are to provide information, education and support to those affected by unipolar affective disorder (depression) and bipolar disorder (manic depression), their families and friends, health care professionals and the general public. We believe in the principle that self-help is a critical factor in recovery.
Osteoporosis SocietyThe Osteoporosis Society of Canada, a
registered charity, is the only national
organization serving people who have, or
are at risk for, osteoporosis. The Society
works to educate, empower and support
individuals and communities in the
prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
Partners Seeking Solutions with Seniors (PSSS)is a coalition of over 50 stakeholders - older adults, self-help groups, health care professionals, seniors-serving agencies, addictions staff, government representatives, academics and pharmacists - from across Manitoba who meet together regularly around issues of seniors and substance misuse and abuse.
Post-Polio Network (Manitoba)Post-Polio Network (Manitoba) Inc. was established in 1986. This organization serves as a support group and information centre for polio survivors throughout Manitoba, especially those suffering from Post-Polio Syndrome. It works to acquaint the medical community and those responsible for government services as to the nature and extent of the problems associated with the late effects of polio. The membership includes polio survivors, their families, and health care professionals.
Reh-Fit CentreThis centre is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to provide a personalized, professional, continuing rehabilitative and preventive service. This is accomplished through exercise, education and encouragement for the benefit of those with or without cardiovascular disease.
Seniors Health - Canadian Health NetworkAs people get older, their health needs change. Look here
for health information for and about men and women 65 years
and older. Visit their "Guided Search" and "Selected key Canadian Resources on Senior Health". Excellent article Seniors and Drugs
Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Pharmacistfrom the Seniors Directorate: Working Together, Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Pharmacist, Things To Do, Drug Programs Information Network, Pharmacare, Medication Information Line for the Elderly, Seniors Information Line, and Phone Numbers You May Find Helpful
Victoria LifelineOur core service is to provide security, peace of mind and early intervention through use of a personal help button. This allows our subscribers to alert our Lifeline Response Centre when in need of assistance.
Victorian Order of NursesIf you, or someone in your family, were recovering from an illness and needed home care, who would you trust? Most Canadians from coast to coast would say VON. The reason: at VON Canada (Victorian Order of Nurses), we believe in treating the whole person, not just their ailment. Nursing and Professional Programs/Services: Foot Care Services; General Home Visiting Nursing Program; Immunization; Private Duty Nursing and Shift Nursing
Winnipeg in MotionThe vision for Winnipeg in motion is a supportive community where residents include physical activity in their daily lives for health, well-being and enjoyment. Engaging citizens, groups, and organizations is essential to the creation of supportive communities and the success of Winnipeg in motion. Make sure to see their Older Adult section.
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Established in December, 1999, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is one of twelve Regional Health Authorities in Manitoba responsible for coordinating health services based on the needs of the people in each region. The WRHA is comprised of health care providers and management professionals who coordinate, manage, deliver, allocate funds to and evaluate health care and health promotion in Winnipeg. While we report through our Board of Directors directly to the Minister of Health, we are equally accountable to the public.
Other Health ResourcesFollow this link for other non-Manitoba Health resources we've found that we feel are useful to educate yourself about health issues.