Seniors have special needs such as housing, access to equipment, recreation, health care and nutrition. Here are some resources that can help seniors make the right choices.
Winnipeg Council of Francophones 55+
The Winnipeg Council of Francophones 55+ is an initiative of the Fédération des aînés franco-manitobains (FAFM) and Centre de santé Saint-Boniface. The Council provides a referral service to all Winnipeggers aged 55 and over who are looking for information in French.
The Council of Francophones 55+ offers a variety of activities in French through the « Santé 55+ : Bougez à votre rythme ».
Click here to see programs offered in Autumn 2018.
It has also published a French guide to services for seniors with various kinds of information including types of housing available for people aged 55 and older, government housing assistance programs, meal services and health and social services for seniors.
To view this resource guide, click here (in French only)!
This video provides a humorous take on the challenges that seniors have to deal with: the dangers of alcohol, drug use, fraud, and many more. It will set the stage for those who work or live with seniors to discuss these issues.
Emergency Response Information Kit (E.R.I.K.®)
The Emergency Response Information Kit (E.R.I.K.) enables specialists to respond quickly to emergency situations. It is ideal for seniors, people with chronic illness, those who live alone or have caregivers, and those with communication problems.
The kit contains the following items:
- Health Information Form
- Medication Card – “It’s Safe to Ask”
- Health Care Directives Form (Living Will) from Manitoba Health
- Organ Donor Card
- Sticker to be placed on the outside of your front door
- Plastic sleeve with a magnet for storing documents on your refrigerator.
To obtain an Emergency Response Information Kit, visit:
Council of Francophones 55+