Welcome to Active Aging in Manitoba. We are a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of active aging opportunities for all older Manitobans to enhance their health, mobility and continuing participation in their community. We are also the provincial organization responsible for the planning and implementation of the annual Manitoba 55+ Games. Our office is located inside the Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital, 1075 Leila Avenue in Winnipeg.
Looking for a VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY? Active Aging in Manitoba is always looking for volunteers & peer leaders for its current and future programs: the Manitoba 55+ Games, Steppin’ Up with Confidence, Presentations (healthy aging and wellness topics). Please contact the AAIM office for more information: 204-632-3947.
AAIM for Healthy Living e-newsletter
Click to open our inaugural e-newsletter: AAIM for Healthy Living e-newsletter
Oversight: Active Aging Supplement to the Winnipeg Free Press:
In a recent Active Aging Supplement to the Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, September 25th, an oversight was made inserting a photo of two older adults cycling without a helmet.
Active Aging in Manitoba endorses bicycling safety, including mandatory helmet use for individuals 18 years of age and older.
Check out this comprehensive Adult Cycling brochure produced by Manitoba Public Insurance for more information about cycling safety: https://www.mpi.mb.ca/Documents/AdultsCyclingBooklet.pdf
Even though we couldn’t meet in person, we hope you had a chance to visit your local green space and get outside on a beautiful fall day. We want everyone to reap the benefits of being outside and connecting to a greenspace!
We were able to connect with a few of the presenters that we had lined up for the Oct 06th event and they had some great information to share with us:
Click the link below:
Healthy Aging 7-Day Challenge – October 4-10
Brought to you by a partnership between Active Aging in Manitoba and the Wellness Institute for Active Aging Week and Seniors and Elders Month.
Join us to explore small changes that can add up to better wellbeing. The free challenge is open to all and includes daily emails that feature topics from the Wellness Institute’s Lifestyle Medicine experts and Active Aging in Manitoba such as: exercise, gratitude, mental wellbeing, connections, brain health, and healthy eating
Join by October 2 to get your welcome email and Daily Health Tracker.
Sign-up today: https://wellnessinstitute.ca/aa-challenge/
As part of the challenge, you will:
- Track your mood, movement and connections throughout the week
- Learn more about habits and changes that are proven to contribute to healthy aging
- Explore daily activities that benefit your mind, body and outlook
- Rethink aging and empower yourself to make changes
Active Aging in Manitoba (AAIM) is aware that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is present in Manitoba and we want to ensure that our staff, volunteers and older adults we support are at minimal risk.
As the situation continues to evolve, AAIM will be monitoring the situation. AAIM will use the information available from Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living; the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization to guide our decisions regarding our programming. There is an increased risk for individuals: aged 65 and over, with compromised immune systems and/or with underlying medical conditions.
If you are concerned about symptoms that you or a loved one may be experiencing, please contact Health Links at 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257 to speak to a Health Links registered nurse. Keep up to date with evolving public health recommendations from MB Health: www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/
Appointments are required for these sites, and can be made by calling the vaccine call centre at 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. Have your health card ready.
The links below have info for both the pop-up sites eligibility (and super sites) and the Pharmacy/Doctors for those aged 50-64 and meet the criteria.
DON’T PUT YOUR HEALTH ON HOLD
No matter what’s going on in the world, your regular health concerns don’t stop. Neither does your doctor. Right now, doctors across Manitoba are still available to help with your essential health concerns as we adapt to COVID-19. That help extends to everything from prescriptions and ongoing chronic conditions, to injuries and other illnesses.
Doctors are here to help you. They may provide a phone or video appointment. If an in-person visit is needed, doctor’s offices are taking public health precautions to screen patients, disinfect more frequently and apply social distancing advice in common spaces like waiting rooms. Most importantly, your doctor can help you decide if you should seek care now, or wait. Don’t self-diagnose, or simply assume they’re not available. Just call your doctor first to get advice. They’re ready to help.
Webinar based learning
Online learning and connectivity is now more important (and convenient!) than ever before. We are always looking to share these wonderful resources with you. Check back regularly for updated registration details and links.
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Manitoba 55+ Games
Webinar based learning Online learning and connectivity is now more important (and convenient!) than ever before. We are always looking...