COVID help: Health resources
The Centre on Aging has put together some community resources and practical information for older persons in the community as it relates to COVID-19 from information published on social media and in the news.
The information is changing regularly and is subject to change. Contact organizations directly to confirm the information.
Health Canada COVID Alert app
Health Canada's COVID Alert app is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app store. The app provides digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone. Visit Health Canada's website for full details: App information
Manitoba COVID-19 Screening Tool
- Shared Health has posted online the Manitoba COVID-19 Screening Tool.
- To prevent overwhelming the system, you can answer some questions online to determine if you need to contact Health Links – Info Santé (204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257) or seek other medical advice.
Federal Government COVID-19 resources
- The federal government is regularly updating their COVID-19 website with the latest information based on scientific and medical resources on COVID-19.
- The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 app provides access to personalized, trusted and evidence-based information about the situation in Canada.
- COVID-19: Resources for seniors and their caregivers
Government of Manitoba COVID-19 resources
To keep up-to-date with what is happening in the province, visit the Provincial Government website.
City of Winnipeg updates
Stay informed with City of Winnipeg COVID-19 updates.
University of Manitoba updates
For the University community, the COVID-19 website provides regular updates as to what is happening on campus and how it affects the University.
Using and wearing masks
Home care and COVID-19
Information from the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Information for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and management of their contacts
- Information for families and caregivers
- Information for health workers
A free and confidential virtual-therapy platform. It is a digital cognitive behavioural therapy program to support the mental health of Manitobans.
Shared Health: Various resources are available regarding mental health during COVID-19 on the Shared Health website.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
The CAMH is providing guidance on Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Stay informed by visiting their website.
Coping with COVID-19: A practical toolkit for Manitobans
Developed by three second-year occupational therapy students from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, this toolkit is targeted at older persons and adults with limited resources for coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the toolkit online (PDF).
Canadian Frailty Network (CFN)
- The CFN has put together tips for older adults with technology to avoid social isolation
- CFN has a resource to help prepare yourself or a loved one on self-isolating due to illness or COVID-19
Government of Canada
The Government of Canada has online resources on COVID-19 and Mental Health @ Work you can access online.
Wellness Together Canada
- Adults and youth can find a full range of resources through the Wellness Together Canada mental health and substance use support portal.
- This service provides free online tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during COVID-19 outbreak from the WHO.
Mental Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Regional Contacts
- Mental Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Regional Contacts
- CONNECT Program for Adults 65+ is for those who are experiencing loneliness, social isolation, and co-occurring challenges with mood and anxiety. The CONNECT Program will take place through Webex Audio over 6, weekly, 1.5 hour sessions for Adults 65+. This group is offered in collaboration with A & O Support Services for Older Adults. The next program will be run July 7— August 11 from 1:30–3pm.
Manitoba Association of Optometrists
If you are in need of urgent/emergency services, visit the Manitoba Association of Optometrists for information on how to access these services.
Canadian Medical Association
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has launched the Virtual Care Guide for Patients, available to download online.
Assessing risk for doing activities
Government of Canada
- The Government of Canada has put out an infographic ranking activities as they relate to COVID 19: Going Out? Do it Safely (PDF)
- Guidance from PHAC on what you need to know if you are not, partially, or fully vaccinated. Vaccinated against COVID-19? What does it mean to me?
Gerontological Society of America tool
- The Gerontological Society of America has created an interactive decision aid to help people make decisions on socializing during COVID-19.
- The decision aid is available in several languages (as a PDF), to help people make informed decisions when considering interacting with others or taking part in activities outside their home.
Referral services for older adults
Geriatric Program Assessment Teams and Geriatric Mental Health Teams are still providing assessment during COVID-19. Continue to refer to the Geriatric Outreach Teams if you are aware of older adults who require their involvement.