Ensuring personal safety and security is key to overall well-being and injury prevention. Promote safety by learning about:
The following links have information about important programs and services in each of these areas. In case of emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number.
The Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat (SHAS) publishes a free Legal Information Guide for Seniors. It has information about wills, power of attorney and health care directives. To get a copy, call SHAS at 204-945-6565 in Winnipeg, toll free in Manitoba 1-800-665-6565 or http://www.gov.mb.ca/shas/publications/docs/guide_for_seniors.pdf.
The SafetyAid program addresses safety and security of older adults by delivering home safety and falls prevention audits for community-based older adults living in Manitoba.
For more information about the program or to make an appointment, visit A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc., (live link: http://www.ageopportunity.mb.ca/services/safetyaid.htm.)
The Manitoba government funds many organizations that help people and their families affected by substance abuse or gambling problems. Programs are also available for those affected by someone else’s addiction. For more information, visit www.gov.mb.ca/healthyliving/addictions/index.html.
For more information, call the Seniors Information Line at 204-945-6565 in Winnipeg or toll free 1-800-665-6565 or the Manitoba Addictions Information Line at toll free in Manitoba 1-855-662-6605.