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Macdonald Lunch & Learn Presentations

The Macdonald Services to Seniors is excited to announce the return of Lunch & Learns to the RM of Macdonald!

Locations:
Brunkild: Brunkild Hall - 10 305 Pr, Brunkild
La Salle: Caisse Community Centre - 80 MB-247, La Salle
Sanford: Sanford Legion - 54 Railway Avenue, Sanford
Starbuck: Starbuck Hall - 25 Main St, Starbuck

CLICK HERE to view the Monthly Meal Calendar

To register for Lunch and the presentation, please call Leanne Wilson, Senior Services Coordinator with Macdonald Senior Services at 204-735-3052. Deadline to register is 2 business days prior to presentation/lunch date.

Please note: Lunch is $9.00 and starts at 11:45 am in Sanford and 12:00pm in Starbuck, Brunkild and La Salle. The presentation taking place after the lunch is FREE to participate! (If you would only like to attend the presentation, please contact Leanne as space is limited)

La Salle
Fall 2021 - Lunch & Learn Presentations
Monday, September 20, 1:00 pm
La Salle - Caisse Community Centre
10 Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle
Presenter: Linda Brown, Active Aging Manitoba
An informative presentation to encourage older adults on ways to keep healthy, strong and flexible. The presentation covers the four determinants that play key roles in healthy aging: healthy eating, falls prevention, physical activity and smoking cessation.
Monday, October 18, 1:00 pm
La Salle - Caisse Community Centre
Capturing your Family History through Creative Writing
Presenter: Gabriele Goldstone, Writer's Guild of MB
??Who, What, Where, When & Why?? Sleuthing your way through family history to write your story. We will go through the W's, question by question to help the new writer discover the story that wants to be told. Bring a notebook and pen so you can participate in a meaningful way.
Monday, November 22, 1:00 pm
La Salle - Caisse Community Centre
Wills & Estates Planning
Presenter: Levi Taylor, Levi Abram Law
Make sure you have an estate in place to protect your assets and other personal considerations when you pass. An effective estate plan gives you peace of mind, knowing that your assets will be distributed to your beneficiaries according to your wishes. Learn the many elements of estate planning - your executors may want to attend too!

Starbuck
Fall 2021 Lunch & Learn Presentations
Wednesday, September 22,
1:00 pm
Starbuck Hall
Healthy Brains
Presenter: Karin Whalen, Active Aging Manitoba
Active Aging in Manitoba in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba has developed a 1-hour presentation/discussion on healthy habits that can contribute to a healthy brain and a positive outlook. This topic will look at Mental Well-being ...a state in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
Wednesday, October 20,
1:00 pm
Starbuck Hall
Wills & Estates Planning
Presenter: Levi Taylor, Levi Abram Law
Make sure you have an estate in place to protect your assets and other personal considerations when you pass. An effective estate plan gives you peace of mind, knowing that your assets will be distributed to your beneficiaries according to your wishes. Learn the many elements of estate planning - your executors may want to attend too!
Wednesday, November 24,
1:00 pm
Starbuck Hall
Capturing your Family History through Creative Writing
Presenter: Mary Lou Driedger, Writer's Guild of MB
Join us for a lively discussion with local writer MaryLou Driedger! MaryLou is a member of the Manitoba Writer's Guild and focuses on creative writing and historical fiction.

In 1907 MaryLou Driedger's grandfather Peter Schmidt was a young boy immigrating by train to Canada from the United States. Unfortunately, on the journey the boxcar he was traveling in with his family's horses, became uncoupled from the rest of the train. MaryLou's 2021 best-selling novel Lost on the Prairie is a fictional adventure story imagining what happened to her grandfather as he made his way across the mid-west attempting to reunite with his family. In her visual presentation MaryLou will explain the extensive research she did both in Canada and the United States to make the book authentic to time and place and how writing the novel helped her get to know her grandfather who died when she was just a young child. You can read more about the book at maryloudriedger.com.

MaryLou will have copies of her book available for $15.

Sanford
Fall 2021 - Lunch & Learn Presentations
Thursday,
September 23,
12:45 pm
Sanford Legion
10 Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle
Presenter: Linda Brown, Active Aging Manitoba
An informative presentation to encourage older adults on ways to keep healthy, strong and flexible. The presentation covers the four determinants that play key roles in healthy aging: healthy eating, falls prevention, physical activity and smoking cessation.
Thursday, October 21,
12:45 pm
Sanford Legion
The World of Writing
Presenter: Ron Hore, Writer's Guild of MB

Join us for a lively discussion with local author Ron Hore! Writing as R. J. Hore, his genres include: Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy (Mediaeval, Historical, Detective). In a quick overview of the writing world, he will cover such wide-ranging topics as:

- What you might consider writing as a senior
- Formats: pen vs computer
- Styles: Pantser vs Potter
- Write what you know
- The setting
- The need for a good editor
- Publishing and self-publishing
- Q & A
- Raffle off a book or two

Thursday,
November 25,
12:45 pm
Sanford Legion
Wills & Estates Planning
Presenter: Levi Taylor, Levi Abram Law
Make sure you have an estate in place to protect your assets and other personal considerations when you pass. An effective estate plan gives you peace of mind, knowing that your assets will be distributed to your beneficiaries according to your wishes. Learn the many elements of estate planning - your executors may want to attend too!