Jean Feliksiak, participant in A&O Support Services’ Senior Centre Without Walls program
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A&O’s Senior Centre Without Walls program makes me feel part of a group. We call in, we’re from different areas of the city, and in some cases from all over Canada and the States. We learn about different ideas and views. A&O is so very informative and a welcome part of days when it is difficult to get to outside events. We talk to each other, and even though we don’t see faces, we all know each other by our voices. The program really helped during the recent loss of my husband when everyone was so kind, I even had a nice sympathy card from the staff at A&O.

Jean Feliksiak,
A&O Support Services’ Senior Centre Without Walls program participant

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Citizen Priorities

AGING POPULATION

  1. Develop more options for assisted living
  2. Develop more affordable housing options
  3. Reduce isolation

ACCESSIBILITY

  1. Increase access to ability-specific supports and accommodations
  2. Develop more options for independent living
  3. Decrease stigma of ability-specific barriers people face

SENIOR CENTRES

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senior centres, clubs and organizations listed on the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres website

SOURCE: MANITOBASENIORCENTRES.COM, 2017

EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES

56.4%

of Manitobans with disabilities are employed

77.3%

of Manitobans without disabilities are employed
SOURCE: BARRIER FREE MANITOBA, 2012

DIVE DEEPER INTO VITAL SIGNS

The Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 report identifies significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of surveys, in which community members provided insights on issue areas critical to quality of life in Winnipeg.

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IN OUR COMMUNITY

On November 9, River City 360 featured stories connected to access and ability.

River City 360 is The Winnipeg Foundation’s one-hour radio program on 93.7 CJNU FM.