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Dementia and Alzheimer Support

People living with dementia can feel isolated and unsure of where to go for support. You are not alone. The Alzheimer Society is here to help. Our offices across the province can provide you with the information, education and support. Plus, with our virtual and in-person programming, you can join our education sessions, Minds in Motion® program and support groups from the comfort of your own home.
Contact us today to reach a reassuring ear by phone or get a quick response by email. Visit our website to find an office near you at alzheimer.mb.ca.

Do You Need Dentures?

Did you know the need for dentures isn’t only determined by your age? You could benefit from dentures if you have: 1) Missing teeth – fewer teeth doing all of the work can weaken or damage them. 2) Shifting teeth – can indicate potential gum disease, and unstable teeth may eventually need to be extracted, leading to a need for dentures. 3) Poor oral hygiene – not taking care of your teeth can lead to health issues beyond your mouth. 4) Gum problems – sensitive and bleeding gums could be a sign of gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss over time.

Product Review:

Evolution Trillium Series Walker. The Evolution Trillium Series Walker is one of the most comfortable, safe, and easy to use walkers on the market. The Trillium offers a removable quilted padded seat cushion and wide back strap that’s as stylish as it is comfortable. With an all-new cable-free braking system, the Trillium provides both easy maintenance and effortless handle height adjustment. Choose from three walker models in the Evolution Trillium series, offering sizes to suit anyone: Trillium Mini, Trillium Regular, and Trillium Tall. The Trillium also includes a foldable and removable collapsible basket, lightweight wheels, a contoured backrest, and many colours to choose from!

Control Your Destiny

At times, you may struggle to find you meaning. By meaning, I am speaking about your purpose or significance. This could be in a relationship, at work, or in the community. This lack of clarity impacts how you convey yourself and the quality you bring. As a Coach, I partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. We will set goals that are significant, remove any obstacles or barriers to you reaching them, and ensure they are aligned with your values and passion.

What’s Happening in June

Friday, June 3rd @1:00PM come out and have coffee and treats with Minister of Health Audrey Gordon. If you ever wanted to ask her anything relating to healthcare in the Province of Manitoba, here is your chance. – We will be having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, June 15th @ 11:00 AM. Please attend so we can elect a number of our board members, hear about our year in review, get an update on our financials as well as vote on member issues. We need 20% to meet quorum so your attendance is really critical.
– After the AGM, you can look forward to our first BBQ. Tickets are only $10. Come out an celebrate the disappearance of snow and flood water. Don’t forget to wear purple as it is elder abuse day. –
Wednesday, June 22 there is a trip planned for Assiniboine Park- The Gardens at the Leaf hosted by Betty Brand. Come out and see this gorgeous new installation. It is something all Winnipeggers should see. – Please check our website or call us at 204-416-1067 for details on any of these events. Annual memberships are just $25. For more information, call 204-416-1067 or email Archwood55@shaw.ca

Who We Are

Archwood 55 Plus is a community-based non-profit, charitable organization offering lunches, art and fitness classes, social activities, bus trips and other services to adults ages 55 and older living in the Winnipeg area. Our goal is to encourage graceful aging and empower older adults to lead healthy and active lives while socializing with their peers.

Referred by Your Physician

Waiting for your Cancer PET/CT imaging appointment? Cancer doesn’t stop & wait with you. That’s why people choose to have PET/CT imaging done privately. Receiving these reports sooner allows for treatment to start sooner. PET/CT assists with: CANCER – detecting cancer, revealing cancer spread, confirming cancer treatment effectiveness, finding a cancer recurrence. BRAIN DISORDERS – clarifying early diagnosis of dementia, confirming possible Alzheimer’s diagnosis. HEART DISEASE – Confirming cardiac sarcoidosis presence/recurrence. If you have been referred by your physician for a PET/CT scan and are waiting for your appointment it may be time to ask your oncologist, urologist, or GP to make a referral to INITIO Medical. Initiomedical.ca

Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Heat exhaustion can lead to brain damage, organ failure, and death. Here are a few tips and reminders to keep your pets safe. Don’t let them play hard on hot days and make sure they have access to fresh water. Before walking your pets, test the temperature of the pavement. If you can’t hold the back of your hand on the pavement for 10 seconds, it is too hot for your pets’ pads. Never leave your pet in a vehicle, even for “just a minute” while you run errands. Studies have shown that, even with the windows partially open, interior temperatures can rise to over 38 C in about 7 minutes at 31 C.

Volunteer Opportunities

We currently run our club with one staff member, in addition to our class instructors, so we are extremely grateful and reliant on our member volunteers to help us with running our programs. We are always looking for talented individuals that can share their crafty side for new programming as we develop more activities. Interested in giving back? Whatever your skill or your age, we can find a place for you. To find out how you can help, call 204-416-1067 or email us at Archwood55@shaw.ca. Remember we are a club of people that look out for each other, and volunteering is an important way to give back!

Improve Your Focus & Concentration Naturally

Very often the brain and nervous system become fatigued and overloaded. Much like a computer receiving too much data all at once, the brain can become overwhelmed, slow down, or even crash. This can result in an inability to focus, brain fog, memory loss, ADD/ADHS-like symptoms, a “wired” feeling, or the inability to cope with daily life. Alternative approaches such as Biofeedback testing and treatment are highly effective in improving focus and concentration. It detects imbalances, or weaknesses, in the stress handling areas of the body, and in turn, stimulates the affected areas to help the mind and body better function in times of overload, overwhelm, and fatigue.

Food that Improves Brain Health

While you may not be able to completely prevent or stop cognitive decline as you age, you can reduce your risk by eating a well-balanced diet that supports cognitive functioning. Similar to other types of muscles in the body, the brain needs protein, healthy fats, and hydration to function. We’ve put together a list of brain-boosting foods for seniors: Omega-3 fatty acid foods – salmon, trout, anchovies, sardines, chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts.
Berries. Turmeric. Dark chocolate. Nuts – almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts. Do you have questions about senior nutrition? Download our FREE eBook at hearttohomemeals.ca.