Program Fall 2023
Your health is important to us.
Here is a list of courses to improve or enhance your health and well-being.
Registration is required for all Your Health Courses even without cost.
Fall Prevention Clinic
An excellent opportunity for an overall Fall Prevention assessment. You will rotate through a series of stations overseen by different healthcare professionals: physiotherapists, occupational therapist, a pharmacist and a dietitian, where you’ll get a screening of your medications, nutrition, strength, balance and general health. You’ll receive information and individualized recommendations to help reduce your risk of falling.
Tues., October 17th
9:30 am – 12:45 pm (45-minute slots. Register, and we’ll call you with your personalized 45 session).
Facilitator: Seven Oaks/ Inkster My Health Teams
Seniors Mental Health
What are mood disorders? An overview of anxiety and depression. Various topics impacting your mental health, including retirement, aging, grief, loneliness, dementia, suicide and recovery and support, will be addressed.
Thurs., October 19, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Facilitator: Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Turning Pages – 6 weeks
Are you over 50 experiencing sadness, anxiety, or challenges related to transitions such as retirement or caregiving? An innovative community-based mental health program in partnership with the University of Manitoba, aiming to improve mental health symptoms through education, skill building, peer support, and community connections. Turning Pages is rooted in best practices and evidence-based research to help strengthen the mental health of older adults.
Mondays: October 23 – November 27; 1:30 – 3 pm
Participant Fee $55
Facilitator: Stacey Shule Krueger, Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba and Winnipeg
Staying on Your Feet – Falls Prevention
Learn how to reduce your risk of falls. Understand some of the risks of falling at home and in the community. You’ll receive information to help you determine your risk of falling and be able to act to lower your risk. Everyone will take home their safety plan for fall prevention.
Facilitator: Active Aging in Manitoba
Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Health Ed. Room 4
Guided Meditation and Sound Healing with Crystal Singing Bowls, Music and Vocal Tones
Join l’aura Carroll to experience guided Imagery meditation with sound healing to help to find peace within.
Relax with the healing intention and vibration of the crystal singing bowls. l’aura will guide you into nature and peaceful places to help you unwind, restore and rejuvenate.
Wed., Sept 27, 7:00-8:15
Wed., Oct 11, 7:00-8:15
Wed., Oct 25, 7:00-8:15
Cost $25 per class. Register for one, two or all three.
Instructor – l’aura Carroll: has offered healing sessions and meditation opportunities for over 25 years, working with individuals, groups, workshops and recordings. l’aura is an Intuitive Energy Sound Healer, Hypnotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner and Reiki Master.
Body Wisdom - Four-part Series
A 4-part series to develop self-awareness, nervous system literacy, and tools for self-support during times of being overwhelmed and feeling stuck through experiential, body-based practices.
Week 1 - What's my nervous system got to do with it? Nervous System 101, introduction to felt sense, tools to self-regulate
Week 2 - Chaos to Calm - review of basics and body-based tools and practices to shift from overdrive to flow
Week 3 - Uplift - review of basics and body-based tools and practices to get unstuck
Week 4 – Deep Breathe
Oct 16-Nov 6, 7:15-8:45
Cost -$150 for series
Joy Onyschak is a Somatic Practitioner and founder of Joy Somatics who has led individuals and groups to their innate wellness for over 13 years. She helps people recovering from chronic stress and trauma who desire a deeper embodied understanding of themselves return to joy and presence.
Qigong & Tai Chi Demo
This is a one-hour class of three 20-minute segments in which participants will learn a bit about Tai Chi and Qigong and their similarities and differences. The emphasis in this class is experiential - we will walk you through some exercises from Tai Chi, Therapeutic QiGong, and Healer Within Medical QiGong so you will feel the differences.
Tuesday: Sept 26, 1:15-2:15
Instructors: Marshall Garland – certified Qigong instructor (levels 1,2&3), Tai Chi Instructor, member of Qigong Institute & Gail Garland – Certified Therapeutic Qigong Instructor (levels 1 & 2) and Reiki Master
QiGong: The Healer Within Series
This series consists of four dimensions of practice: Gentle Movement, Breath practice, Self-massage and Relaxation practice
These practices modify and accelerate your body’s self-regulating physiological and bioenergetic mechanisms that are practical for healing diseases and supporting health maintenance, endurance, and longevity.
Tuesdays: Oct 3-Nov 7, 1:15-2:15
Cost -$75 for series
Instructors – Marshall Garland – certified Qigong instructor (levels 1,2&3), Tai Chi Instructor, member of Qigong Institute & Gail Garland – Certified Therapeutic Qigong Instructor (levels 1 & 2) and Reiki Master
Retirement Planning 101
Discover how to determine retirement goals, build retirement income, maximize savings, and optimize your income during retirement.
Monday, October 23; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Facilitator: Trevor Skidmore, B.Comm.(Hons.), CPA, CFP®, RRC®, Senior Manager, Tax & Estate Planning, Advanced Financial Planning