A new version of the Manitoba Seniors’ Guide, offering a wide range of information from financial tips to health services, can now be picked up at many locations across the province.
“The new guide is an amazing source of information for seniors and their families,” Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Sharon Blady said Monday.
“The guide offers a comprehensive listing of programs and services available to seniors to help them make informed decisions about important issues in their lives.”
First printed 30 years ago, the new edition of the Manitoba Seniors’ Guide offers new features such as information tearouts on falls prevention and safety.
The guide is the result of a co-operative effort among the province, the Manitoba Council on Aging, stakeholder organizations and individuals.
“As an older adult living in Manitoba, the Manitoba Seniors’ Guide provides me with answers on a variety of topics from housing to finances,” said Dave Schellenberg, chair of the Manitoba Council on Aging.
“I encourage all seniors to ensure they have a copy right next to their phone and don’t forget, if you require assistance locating a program or service, you can call the seniors information line with your questions.”
Susan Sader, director of the Good Neighbours Active Living Centre in Winnipeg, said the guide is a great resource for older adults and their families.
“We’ve used it many times to help older adults find information that can positively affect their quality of life.”
The guide also includes highlights of the Caregiver Recognition Act, the Elder Abuse Strategy, the Healthy Aging Strategy and the Age Friendly Manitoba Initiative, and lets seniors and their families know where to find a wide range of resources offered by government.
For a free copy of the Manitoba Seniors’ Guide, contact the Manitoba Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat at 1610-155 Carlton St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3H8 or call the Seniors Information Line at 1-800-665-6565 (toll-free) or visit manitoba.ca/shas.
The guide is also available online at gov.mb.ca/shas/publications/docs/seniors_guide.pdf.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 8, 2014