Mnaamodzawin holds month of lunch and learns in honour of Seniors Month

Big smile! The large group of seniors and Mnaamodzawin staff gather for a photo at the last lunch and learn session of Senior’s Month in Aundeck Omni Kaning.

AUNDECK OMNI KANING— Mnaamodzawin Health Services held a series of lunch and learns at the Aundeck Omni Kaning (AOK) Elders Centre last month in honour of National Senior’s Month themed ‘Vibrant Seniors, Vibrant Communities.’

“We had a different lunch and learn each week in June focussed on various topics that affect seniors,” explained Mnaamodzawin Health Services Director of Care Debbie Selent.

The workshop topics ranged from Alzheimer’s, medication and cognition and arthritis, with guest speakers from the Alzheimer’s Society, the Geriatric Centre and the Arthritis Society.

“They went really well and we had great turnouts,” added Ms. Selent.

Mnaamodzawin Health Services is a non-profit organization that was established in 1995 and incorporated in 1999. It is the regional health authority for five First Nation communities including AOK, Sheguiandah, Sheshegwaning, Whitefish River and Zhiibaahaasing First Nations. The workshops were open to seniors in all five communities.