Manitoba Chapter

Contact information

For information about osteoporosis, to find a support group near you or to create a group in your community, please contact:

Manitoba Chapter
Chair: Cherylle Unryn
123 St. Anne’s Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 2Z1
Phone: (204) 772-3498
Fax: (204) 772-4200
Email: manitoba@osteoporosis.ca

Brandon and surrounding area:
Phone Joan McTavish at (204) 727-8951 or email Leanne Treloar at leannemtreloar@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Chapter events

Mark your calendar for our 9th Annual  fundraising Cheese & Wine Evening

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  • Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:00 pm (Sparkling Reception)
  • St. Boniface Golf Club, 100 Youville Street
  • Hosted by thewinehouse and Bothwell Cheese Ltd.
  • Sample wines of various regions and styles paired with sumptuous cheeses
  • Upscale silent auction with minimum bids and unique themes

Tickets $90 (early bird til February 14th $80)

Spinal Column Newsletter

Spinal Column - Issue 9  

Spinal Column – 2013-09 – Issue 09

‘Breaking News on Broken Bones’ Awareness Campaign

Upcoming Events

Pharmacy Q&A

MLCC Coin Boxes – Update

   

 

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Spinal Column – 2013-05 – Issue 08

Pharmacy Q&A

Fight Fractures with Flapjacks

Cheese and Wine Event

Spring into Gardening Safely (feature article)

Nutrition

Brandon News

   

 

Spinal Column - 2013-02 - Issue 007  

Spinal Column – 2013-02 – Issue 07

Spine Sparing Techniques

5th Annual Tea with a Twist

Upcoming Public Forums

Calcium and Drug Interactions

Feature OCM Supporter – The Winnipeg Foundation

Coin Boxes at MLCC

 

     
 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 6  

Spinal Column – 2012-09 – Issue 06

Featured OCM Supporter – Manitoba Community Services Council

OCM Brandon Branch

Fracture Risk Assessment Tools – CAROC and FRAX

Volunteer Opportunities

 

     
 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 5  

Spinal Column – 2012-07 – Issue 05

Successful Spring Forum – “Building Strong Bones”

Fond Farewell – Marg MacDonell

Warm Welcome – Cherylle Unryn

Featured OCM Supporter – The Winehouse

MLA Breakfast

 

     
 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 4  

Spinal Column – 2012-01 – Issue 04

FOCUS on Advocacy Inaugural ForumFractures = Osteoporosis Care for Us

Nordic Walking and Osteoporosis

Featured OCM Supporter – Seine River

 

 

     
 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 3  

Spinal Column – 2011-11 – Issue 03

No Bones About it – OC Annual General Meeting was a huge success!

VIP reception

Manitoba Delegate New National Board Chair – Cheryl Baldwin

Community Partner Award – Canada Safeway Pharmacy

Well-deserved Award – Award for Overall Excellence

SupplementMake Your First Break Your Last – Insist on Assessment

     
 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 2  

Spinal Column – 2011-08 – Issue 02

Kudos to Award Winners – Lieutenant Governor’s Award (Marg MacDonnell) & Honourary Life Membership Award (Marian Kremers)

Social Media Debut – OCM’s Very Own Facebook Page and Twitter Stream!

Navigating a New Sense of Self - A 7-session peer support group

Newly Diagnosed Program – Offering You an Overview of Osteoporosis and Teaches You How To Live Well With The Disease

How Does Research Improve Osteoporosis Care?

     
 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 1  

Spinal Column – 2011-03 – Issue 01

Osteoporosis Patient Bill of Rights

New Clinical Practice Guidelines: Get Up To Speed

Manitoba Chapter to Host National 2011 AGM

Wrist Fractures

Safe Driving With Osteoporosis

The Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN) – A national network of people living with osteoporosis

     

Speaker services

‘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.

 

Support groups

‘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.

Spring 2014 session:
Dates:  Wednesdays starting April 16 through May 28

Time:  1:00 to 3:00 pm

Location:  St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre, 203 Duffield St, St James, MB R3J 2J8

Please contact the Chapter office to have your name put on the waiting list.  Call 204-772-3498 or email manitoba@osteoporosis.ca

 

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 manitoba@osteoporosis.ca