Lunch and Learn: Living Long and Staying Strong

On Dec. 2, The Winnipeg Foundation, in partnership with Green Manitoba Association of Senior Centres, presented a Vital Conversation about staying healthy and making communities more age-friendly with keynote speaker, Verena Menec, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 is a snapshot of life in Winnipeg. It measures the vitality of our community, identifying significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of community surveys and conversations.

From the report emerged four key themes:

RECONCILIATION

LONG-TIME WINNIPEGGERS

ARE MORE LIKELY TO THINK OUR CITY IS DOING ENOUGH TO ADDRESS RECONCILIATION.

BELONGING

ONE
OUT OF FOUR

WINNIPEGGERS HAVE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE OF DISCRIMINATION.

WELL-BEING

64%

OF WINNIPEGGERS FEEL STRESS ABOUT PERSONAL FINANCES.

THE LINES THAT DIVIDE

60%

OF WINNIPEGGERS KNOW THEIR NEIGHBOURS WELL ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP.