Who ever said it was okay to sit in the couch all day watching the news, knitting, cuddling up with your cat, or whatever else you like to do simply because you are past a certain age and are now crowned with the glorious title of “seniors”. It’s perfectly okay to do any of these of course. After all, you most certainly would want to rest after decades of working hard for your family, but the problem arises when it’s all you do.
There are loads of reasons why Winnipeg is a favourite for many people in Manitoba and one of those is the quality and care for our seniors. It doesn’t matter if you’re only thirty right now, you’re going to be a senior someday too and that should be enough reason for you to think about what there is to do when you are much older.
Like with every other period of our lives, we need a different set of activities, food, and so on, in order to be able to thrive in our later years. While we associate seniors with fragility, loneliness, and turning into a couch potato, there is really nothing stopping Canada’s elderly from enjoying an active life of exercise , socialisation, and good health. From outdoorsy activities to the very best of special care, Winnipeg has it all for its seniors
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Zoos are an animal lover’s playground, but even if you’re not particularly interested in getting all cuddly with a furry animal, Assiniboine Park Zoo is a wonderful place to take long blissful walks on a weekday morning when there would be fewer people around or a Saturday evening if you don’t mind the crowd.
Partners for Home
Partners for Home is no doubt one of Winnipeg’s gems as they are able to provide highly customised home care services to suit your unique needs. With a trustworthy partner like them, seniors in Winnipeg can rest assured they’ll be able to retain their privacy, preference, and independence in their own homes when they need it most
If you fancy a walk by the riverside with a bit of entertainment here and there, The Forks is just the place for you. The Forks is one of Winnipeg’s favourite historical spots and there are places to fill your tummy, boat rides on the Assiniboine River and Red River, and you can stop at the Forks market for a bit of shopping on your way home.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Whether or not you already know every bit of information available at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, nothing quite beats the breath-taking architecture of the museum. Whether you prefer to read, watch videos, or enjoy interactive displays, a visit to the museum is a perfect way to spice up your day.
The Pavilion Event Centre
Whenever you need a place for a romantic date, the restaurant at the Pavilion Event Centre will work just fine. And after a lovely dinner, you can head to the top floor to see the art gallery. Who said romance was for the younger folks alone, eh?
Saint Boniface Cathedral
This is another one of Winnipeg’s historical places, but this one is also sacred. For a serene afternoon and an opportunity to take pictures of magnificent architecture, Saint Boniface Cathedral will work just fine.
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
You should look out for when this company has a performance if a relaxing evening of watching a spectacular ballet piece sounds like a good idea.
Home Instead Senior Care
For those who are perhaps too advanced in age, a home companion from ‘Home Instead Senior Care of Winnipeg’ might be the answer. Anything from simple companionship, to grocery shopping, or escorting to any of the above event, ‘Home Instead’ pride themselves on caring, trustworthy care for our seniors, because to them….”It’s Personal”.