For information about osteoporosis, to find a support group near you or to create a group in your community, please contact:
Chair: Cherylle Unryn
123 St. Anne’s Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 2Z1
Phone: (204) 772-3498
Fax: (204) 772-4200
Brandon and surrounding area:
Phone Joan McTavish at (204) 727-8951 or email Leanne Treloar at email@example.com
Upcoming Chapter events
This fall, as always, we’ll be holding our Public Forum. The topic will be “Men and Osteoporosis: So You Think it Can’t Happen to You…Know your risks”. New this fall, we’ll be holding a Bones and Beer fundraiser. We’ll post the details as soon as they’re available.
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‘Reducing the risk of and managing Osteoporosis’
Do you want to learn more about reducing your risk of osteoporosis and practical tips on how to manage osteoporosis? Consider having a trained volunteer spokesperson from the organization meet with you and your group of colleagues for a personalized session. An excellent selection of pamphlets about calcium, exercise, drug therapies and many other topics will be made available to you at each session.
To arrange a date and location that is convenient for both you and the speaker contact the Winnipeg Chapter or either of the branches. There is no charge for these services however a donation to the Chapter is appreciated.
‘Supporting the Newly Diagnosed’
This program is designed for individuals who have recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Once a month, we offer the opportunity to attend a presentation containing accurate and pertinent information and an introduction to the variety of resources available through our Chapter. Participants can share their stories and have their questions answered.
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis, contact the Chapter office for further information. There is no fee to attend but registration is required as space is limited.
‘Osteoporosis – Navigating a new sense of self’
This is a seven-session peer support group program. Sessions are free but registration is required. Participants will receive interactive information about bone health and have the opportunity to actively engage in discussions and share experiences. A new topic will be addressed each month in two Winnipeg locations. There is no fee to attend but registration is required.
Fall 2014 session:
Please contact the Chapter office to have your name put on the waiting list. Call 204-772-3498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Available positions / Volunteer postings
Multicultural Seniors Speakers’ Bureau: There are many seniors in our province who are not fluent in English. The Manitoba Chapter has received a grant from New Horizons to help reach out to those people in their own language. We are looking for volunteers aged 55+ who can speak English and an additional language to join the Multicultural Seniors Speakers’ Bureau. Some educational material is already available in a variety of languages. If you or someone you know can help, please contact the office.
Education Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to join the Speakers’ Bureau to make presentations on Osteoporosis and/or host displays at Health and Wellness Fairs.
Fund Development Chair: This volunteer joins the Board of Directors and would be responsible to develop, maintain, monitor and evaluate the Chapter’s fundraising budget and projects; and develop and monitor an annual plan for fund development activities. Time commitment of 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of two years.
If interested please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com