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Deer Lodge Centre’s community of caring

Ryan McBride

When you hear the name Deer Lodge Centre, you probably think of aging military veterans in long-term care. And you wouldn’t be wrong. Deer Lodge started out as a convalescent home for First World War vets and still maintains 140 priority access beds for veterans as part of an agreement with Veterans Affairs Canada.

Broad range of health services is delivered with unbounded care at Deer Lodge Centre.

Continue reading Deer Lodge Centre’s community of caring

Downtown belongs to the people

In our Winnipeg, it has always been a central and inclusive meeting place – where people have gathered, raised their voices, been heard and respected and kept safe.

Stefano Grande
Downtown

Last month, hundreds of thousands of women and their supporters took to the streets in Washington, D.C. and in cities across the United States and Canada and around the world in anti-Trump marches. These marches – powerful, historic and inclusive – took place in the downtown neighbourhoods of their respective cities. Continue reading Downtown belongs to the people

Incorporate strength training into your exercise routine

It’s easy and the benefits are huge – including better capacity to react to the unexpected and avoid falls.

Janet Cranston
Fit for Life

As we age it is natural for our bodies to lose muscle mass and it is more difficult to build strength. Maintaining strength allows us to enjoy an active lifestyle and also allows us to live independently for a longer period of time. Strength training is also good for keeping our bones strong and healthy. Continue reading Incorporate strength training into your exercise routine

Benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for disabled children

Jade a ten year old rider has been participating with the Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association (MRDA) program since the spring of 2013. MRDA is a non-for profit charitable organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to disabled children and has been doing this since 1977. Jade has made substantial gains in her ability to sit up independently, able to maintain her balance in response to her horse’s movement, has increased her ability to communicate with others, and become much more interactive with her non-disabled peers… just to name a few of her gains during her time in the program. Continue reading Benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for disabled children

CJNU Nostalgia Radio has been on air here for 10 years!

By Adam Glynn

When CJNU – Nostalgia Radio hit the air for the first time in December, 2006, building on the efforts of other Canadian nostalgia stations, CKVN and CHNR, those involved could only dream that “the little station that could” would grow and become an integral part of the community in Winnipeg.

CJNU’s home studio is located on the 13th floor of the Richardson Building at Portage and Main, truly at the heart of the community, with space provided courtesy of the Winnipeg Foundation. But uniquely, the station moves their main broadcast location throughout the year, being broadcast each month on behalf of a different community non-profit or charitable organization. Continue reading CJNU Nostalgia Radio has been on air here for 10 years!