A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
With roots that trace back to 1957, the focus of A & O: Support Services for Older Adults’ operations is identifying and addressing many of the issues facing older adults. Hand in hand with older adults, and through partnerships with community groups, the Agency takes action to improve the quality of life for older adults in Manitoba through advocacy, education and service delivery.
A & O strives to involve older adults in decision-making. Their expertise is an important contribution to building a healthy community in which older adults play a vital role.
To offer specialized programs and services that are accessible to older Manitobans and support and enhance their social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual lives and promote active participation in all aspects of community life.
To develop and deliver innovative programs and services that improve the quality of later life.
Our pillars, Safety & Security, Social Engagement, and Counselling, were selected to identify the most important issues and areas of opportunity affecting older adults. Through offering these innovative programs and services, A & O is able to continue enhancing the quality of life for older Manitobans.
Read more about our three pillars here.
November 29, 2019
The holiday season is a time of celebration, however for isolated and vulnerable older adults it can be a very trying time. Last holiday season A & O delivered over 6000 gifts to socially isolated and/or in-need older adults who might not have otherwise received a gift.
May 29, 2019
Charlie had always liked to collect things and didn’t particularly like to throw anything away, but after these losses Charlie’s Hoarding Behaviour intensified. Charlie isolated himself from friends and family and his home became unsafe.
February 14, 2019
Join A & O: Support Services for Older Adults on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to examine the issue of ageism from legal, medical, and societal perspectives. It is time to say NO to ageism and YES to aging well!
January 8, 2019
Mihret and Habtegabr are two pioneer students in our English Language Program for Seniors. They are a very social, warm and inclusive couple in spite of all the hardships they’ve been through.