Active Living for Seniors - Resource Page

To assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19, Dakota Community Centre is closed to the public until further notice.  Dakota Community Centre staff continues to be available to support the needs of the community during this uncertain time. As the Older Adult Program Coordinator and Senior Resource Finder for St.Vital and St. Boniface, I want you to know that I am here to support you.   Please note the following:

  • We have created this community resource page, which will be updated as new resources become available so please keep checking back.
  • “New” Dakota Community Centre has release a series of easy to follow exercise or yoga classes to help you stay active at home!  New videos will be uploaded on Mondays.
  • I will continue to be available over the phone (204) 254-1010 ext. 217 or via email melissal@dakotacc.com to assist you with any questions you may have.

Thank you, Melissa Larter, Older Adult Program Coordinator | Senior Resource Finder

 

Please view - Following Youtube Video is from the Minister of Seniors with important information regarding COVID-19 

 

Index of The Community Resources that follow on this page:

  • "NEW" Info Added this Week:
    • Student-Senior Isolation Prevention Partnership
    • Virtual Tours of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights
  • Senior only Grocery Shopping
  • How to Access Food – Winnipeg Harvest
  • Need Assistance? Connect to a Volunteer for help!
  • Feeling Anxious? Links to resources to help with your mental health and addiction supports for Manitobans
  • COVID-19 Contact information from Service Canada
  • Age & Opportunity (A & O) Support Services for Older Adults
    • Social connections
    • “Interactive” educational & recreational programing
    • COVID-19 Screening Tool
  • Activities (At Home)
    • Line Dancing Sheets & Videos
    • Circuit Activity Posters
    • In-Motion Exercise DVD
    • Prevent Falls – Balance Exercises
    • Winnipeg Public Library LibGuide
  • Other ways to keep busy
  • News & Updates on COVID-19
  • Social Distancing Checklist Poster -helpful reminders to stay safe

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

"NEW" Info Added this Week:

Student-Senior Isolation Prevention Partnership

The University of Manitoba's Medical Students are participating in an initiative that will help to reduce the significant problem of social isolation amongst seniors which will only become amplified amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be able to provide social comfort in addition to helping reduce anxiety and providing education about COVID-19. 

If you are interested in being connected with a student please contact Melissa at 204-254-1010 ext 217 or by email melissal@dakotacc.com 

Virtual Tours at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR)

CMHR is making the museum available for virtual visits furing the COVID-19 closures - please follow this link to their website to take a virtual tour!
 

Grocery store “Senior Only” shopping hours and/or delivery services

St.Vital Area – it is recommended that you call in advance to confirm date and times

  1. Dakota Family Foods (204) 255-6129 Offers grocery delivery only Monday to Friday.  Call in your order before 12 noon and you will receive same day delivery (Delivery Charge is $9 for immediate area)
  2. Sobeys Dakota & Warde (204) 253-3663 Offers Seniors Only Shopping from 7 am to 8 am, no home delivery service available
  3. Red River Co-Op St. Vital (204) 255-4765 Offers Seniors Only Shopping on Wednesday & Friday only from 7 am to 8 am.  The offer same day delivery within 4 hours of ordering (Charge is $10) or rush delivery (Charge is $14)
  4. No Frills St. Annes Road (204) 257-6149 Offers Seniors Only Shopping from 7 am to 8 am, no home delivery service available

For more information on city wide services please click on the link below.

http://umanitoba.ca/centres/aging/coa_community.html


COVID-19 - How to Access Food – Winnipeg Harvest

Winnipeg Harvest is striving to ensure all Manitobans who need it have access to emergency, temporary food support. To stretch their resources to serve an anticipated larger number of clients, they are preparing large food hampers to be delivered through our network of community food banks and partner organizations.

To access one of these hampers, please follow the steps outlined below: 

Step 1. Contact the Food Assistance Call Centre to book an appointment at your local food bank
• Hours: Monday to Friday 9:15 am - 3:15 pm, Saturday 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
• Please have your Manitoba Health Card ready
In Winnipeg: Phone: (204) 982-3660 Email: appointments@winnipegharvest.org
Outside Winnipeg: Phone: (1-800) 970-5559 Email: kellym@winnipegharvest.org

Step 2. Attend Your Appointment
• Bring your Manitoba Health Card to your local food bank, and bags or boxes to carry your food hamper.

Step 3. Following your appointment
• Call or Email the Food Assistance Call Centre in Step 1 to book your next appointment.
 

Need Assistance? - Connect to a Volunteer for help!  Province Launches Online Tool to Connect Volunteers Safely with Manitobans Needing Assistance - Manitobans Helping Manitobans

(Note: Dakota CC can also help, if you or someone you know, would like assistance requesting help please contact Melissa Larter at 204-254-1010 ext. 217)

“Help Next Door MB” is a network of helpers coming together as a community.

If you are a volunteer ready to provide your support or someone who needs a helping hand through these difficult times, this platform can connect you.

The online tool www.HelpNextDoorMB.ca will be vital for requests ranging from home computer and data security assistance to prescription medication pickups and deliveries.  Manitobans can access https://www.helpnextdoormb.ca/ directly or via www.Manitoba.ca/COVID19.

Feeling anxious? The following are organizations that can help:

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) recognizes that there is an increase in anxiety in the general public at this time due to the COVID19 virus, and they are there to help.  Please call their support line at (204) 925-0040 or visit their website www.adam.mb.ca for more information.  
    Note: The support line is not a crisis line.  People experiencing a crisis should go to the Crisis Response Centre, the nearest hospital emergency department, or call the Klinic Crisis Line, the Mobile Crisis Team, or Emergency services at 911.
  • Sara Riel offers 24 Hour Peer Support – As Winnipeggers are following social distancing guidelines and participating in self-quarantine practices this particularly concerning for those who are alone and who already struggle with isolation or feeling of anxiousness.  Sara Riel offers a “Seneca Warm Line” a phone line for persons struggling with mental health and addictions issues. Please call (204) 947-9276 or (204) 231-0217 or visit their website www.sararielinc.com for more information.
  • Aulneau Renewal Centre – Understand that during these challenging times, individuals and families may require additional support to help navigate this journey.  They are facilitating wellness checks to help address the anxiety people may have due to COVID-19.  Via a phone call, a counsellor will be able to provide information on coping tools, strategies and resources during this difficult time.  Please call (204) 987-7090 or visit their website www.aulneau.com for more information.

Service Canada – Covid-19 contact information

Follow link to Service Canada Contact information regarding the following:

  • Coronavirus Dedicated EI Line
  • Online Service Request for EI, CPP, OAS, Disability, Passports and SIN,

A&O: Support Services resources (Age & Opportunity)

  • Daily Hello programs - A&O: Support Services is offering social connections for older people from their home taking part in FREE social activities offered to all Manitobans aged 55+ via telephone through the Senior Centre Without Walls Program.
  • Senior Centre Without Walls - A&O offers the Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW) Program that provides educational and recreational programming in a fun and interactive atmosphere. All programming is provided over the phone. Visit their Web site or call 204-956-6440 (Winnipeg) or call toll-free: 1-888-333-3121
  • Manitoba COVID-19 Screening Tool - Shared Health has posted online the Manitoba COVID-19 Screening Tool. To prevent overwhelming the system, you can answer some questions online to determine if you need to contact Health Links – Info Santé (204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257) or seek other medical advice.

ACTIVITIES – Staying Active at Home!

Line Dancing Sheets and videos

With the help of our Line Dancing Instructor, Jean Brock, we have put together a number of line dancing resources for you to participate in at home! Learn a new skill or stay active with these fun dance moves!

https://www.linedancerweb.com/

https://www.facebook.com/dancewithira

You DO NOT have to be a Facebook User or Facebook Friend to tune in and participate in the class.  Simply click on the link above or copy and paste the link into your browser.  When you become a “follower” on my page, you will get an automatic alert when I go “Live”. 

(Note: If you would like a copy of these workouts, printed for you please contact Melissa at 204-254-1010 ext 217 to arrange curbside drop off)

Older Adult Circuit Posters

·         'How To' poster

·         'Warm Up' poster

·         'Strength & Endurance' poster

·         'Balance' poster

·         'Flexibility' poster

In motion older adult exercise DVD

https://www.winnipeginmotion.ca/in_motion_older_adult_exercise_video.php

Preventfalls.ca

Balance exercises - https://preventfalls.ca/older-adults/exercise/home-exercise/

Winnipeg Public Library LibGuide

There are many online activities happening, and authors, artists, and organizations generously sharing their time, words, talents, and stories with the Winnipeg Public Library. 

In this Guide, you will be connected with the Library's resources plus the many free online resources being shared. Check in often! They are adding new resources daily. - https://guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/aclickaway/

OTHER WAYS TO KEEP BUSY

  • Read a book
  • Call a friend
  • Bake or cook something
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Crocheting, knitting, sewing
  • Puzzles – jigsaw, crosswords, Sudoku
  • Listen to music
  • Dance

Virtual culture: Concerts, plays and museums to enjoy from home

Calgary Zoo - Looking for life beyond your four walls? Why not check out the Calgary Zoo's PandaCam. You can watch their two giant pandas – Er Shun and Da Mao – every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (MST). 

Zoos and aquariums offering live videos of animals
Want to see some other animals? These six American zoos and aquariums are offering live videos of animals for free during new coronavirus outbreak. Check out

NEWS & UPDATES

Up to date Covid-19 information in manitoba

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/

Community Testing Locations

https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-testing-protocols-for-pcps.pdf

City Wide Closures and notices

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/localcovid19/?region=MB

2020 55+ Games cancelled

Active Aging in Manitoba (AAIM) has officially cancelled the 2020 Manitoba 55+ Games, scheduled for June 16-18, 2020 in Selkirk, Manitoba to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Link to Winnipeg Transit COVID-19 online updates

https://winnipegtransit.com/en/winnipeg-transit-plus/whats-new/covid-19-updates

Financial Credit & Income Tax Filing Extention

For low and modest income seniors—and other Canadians—the Government will provide a one-time special payment through the Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit by early May. This will double the maximum annual GST credit payment amounts for the 2019-20 benefit year. The average boost to income for those benefitting from this measure will be close to $400 for single individuals and close to $600 for couples.

The government is reducing required minimum withdrawals from Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) by 25 per cent for 2020. 

The government is extending the deadline to file your income taxes to June 1 and allowing any new balances due, or installments, to be deferred until after August 31, 2020 without incurring interest or penalties.  For more information, please follow the link.

Social Distancing Checklist Poster

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