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Archwood 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.

Renewing Our Energy

“Surrender to what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be” are the many themes we are facing amid a third wave pandemic. Many of us have hit our walls of exhaustion, boredom, frustration, and isolation and desire a summer of freedom and play. Tired of being told what to do and how to do it, yet here we are banning together to keep ourselves healthy and safe. Surrender is not about giving up; it’s about letting go and grieving what you cannot control then finding and discovering the small joys in what you can do to renew your energy and set yourself free.

Dentures and TMJ Disorders

TMJ Disorders, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, can sometimes be caused by a misaligned bite. When your dentures no longer fit properly because of ridge resorption and worn down tooth anatomy, this can lead to an incorrect bite, which in turn can cause TMJ pain. Symptoms like headaches, popping in the jaw, difficulty moving the jaw, pain in the jaw, neck pain, dizziness, pain in the ears, ringing in your ears, or even hearing loss could occur. If you experience these symptoms, talk with your denturist to see how they can help with this issue. Make sure to get your dentures checked regularly to prevent further problems.

Aging At Home

Many seniors would prefer to stay at home than move into a senior care home, but there are some challenges to consider. Factors like finances, physical mobility, social network, health concerns, and safety in the home are all things to think about. If you decide to remain in your home, discuss your plans with your family or a trusted advisor. It’s important to prepare your home to ensure you can live comfortably and safely there, using various aids and tools to make things easier. In-home care can also provide much-needed day-to-day support, as well as transportation to appointments and gatherings.

Living Sustainably: But There’s More…

For decades we have been warned that not changing our wasteful ways to be better stewards of our planet would lead to dire consequences. So, we compost, recycle, lower our thermostats, buy local and more. But there’s one more thing. Your environmental stewardship does not stop when your heart does. Reconsider your end of life plans to include sustainable funeral alternatives. No embalming; local, earth-friendly caskets; no concrete grave boxes are a few examples. Richard Rosin Funeral Director Ltd., your Green Funeral provider, helps guide you in creating a funeral event that is kinder and gentler to our planet.

What Is Happening Now?

Our facility at Archwood Community Club, 565 Guilbeau Street is still closed until public health orders permit re-opening. We anticipate that as we get more Manitobans vaccinated, we will be able to reopen the physical club in the future. Your safety is our priority. Meanwhile your mental well-being is also a priority, so we have pivoted to on-line programing. E-mails and voice messages are being monitored. Thanks for your continued patience and understanding.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in giving back? Whatever your skill or your age, we can find a place for you. We have a newly elected Board of Directors and will be reviewing our intermediate term and long-term services. Knowing who is out there to keep our programming vibrant and interesting will assist us delivering the best services for our members. To find out how you can help call 204-416-1067 or email us at Archwood55@shaw.ca

Who Are We?

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.

Connecting Hearing Aids to Your Smartphone

Today’s hearing aids are more sophisticated than ever! One of the greatest advances in hearing aid technology is the ability to pair them to a variety of smartphones. The new functions and abilities of these hearing aids aim to make your life easier and more convenient by giving you unprecedented, personalized control over your hearing experience. This Bluetooth technology lets you send the audio from your phone, tablet, or laptop directly to your hearing aids. Some other benefits of this feature include the ability to stream phone calls, music or driving direction; and even finding your lost hearing aids.

Memberships

While our current on-line activities are free of charge, we do rely on memberships to sustain the club financially especially when we get back to regular programing at the Archwood site. Annual memberships are just $25 and provides you with a voice in business meetings and voting rights at our annual general meeting. Memberships also allow you an opportunity to serve on out board and a variety of communities. Contact is at 204-416-1067 or email Archwood55@shaw.ca for more information.