Manitoba Individual and Family Services

In Manitoba, the Huntington Society of Canada provides essential services through the Manitoba Huntington Disease Resource Centre (Winnipeg) and an additional social worker in Brandon.

 

The MB HD Resource Centre is located on the 2nd floor of the Movement Disorder Clinic, which is located in the newly renovated "Women's Tribute Memorial Lodge." The building sits on the corner of Portage Avenue and Woodlawn Street, in front of Deer Lodge Centre.

 

Huntington Disease Resource Centre, 200 Woodlawn Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 2H7
Phone: (204) 772-4617, Fax: (204) 940-8414, Email: mbenjamin@huntingtonsociety.ca

The Movement Disorder Clinic provides an interdisciplinary approach to those affected by Parkinson's disease, Huntington disease, Dystonia and other movement disorders. Staff includes two movement disorder neurologists, nurses, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, a speech/language pathologist, and a dietician. If you are interested in accessing any of these services or you would like an appointment with the HD Resource Centre Director, please call Marla Benjamin at (204) 772-4617.

The Resource Centre assists families and professionals with the many needs and challenges associated with Huntington Disease (HD). We offer the following program of support services:

 

Information and Consultation
about the nature and course of HD, techniques of care and research progress. Literature and videotapes are available.
Short-term Counselling
to individuals and families
Mutual Support
discussion groups and pairing of individuals and families
Referral
to community resources, agency staff and health care professionals
Professional Education/Consultation
regarding HD and care strategies. Literature, videotapes, and in-service education seminars available


The Manitoba HD Resource Centre operates on a part-time basis. The Centre's Director travels to appointments and meetings in the community and may not always be in the office. Please call for an appointment, to leave a message or to confirm when someone will be in the office.
The Resource Centre Director is Marla Benjamin, B.S.W.
Tel: (204) 772-4617; Fax: (204) 940-8414; E-mail: mbenjamin@huntingtonsociety.ca

 

Brandon Social Worker is also available to individuals with HD, their families and health care professionals in Brandon and the surrounding area. Please call Meg McConkey at (204) 728-2449, E-mail: mmcconkey@huntingtonsociety.ca


HD Support Group The Huntington Disease Support Group provides the opportunity to meet others, share coping and problem-solving strategies, exchange information about HD and resources, and mutually support each other. The group is open to individuals with HD, family caregivers, people at risk for HD and other family members. We meet 5 times per year. Please check the home page of this website for dates and times, or call/email  the Manitoba HD Resource Centre.

 

Family Information Sessions Educational sessions are offered 1-2 times per year. The format includes a guest speaker presenting on a topic of interest to individuals and family members living with Huntington disease. Some topics covered in past sessions are HD symptoms & treatment, research, depression, memory strategies, home care services, grief & loss, power of attorney, stress, swallowing difficulties, housing options, practical aids to daily living and coping with cognitive changes. The date and time of the next session will be posted on the home page of this website, and notices will be mailed to those on the Manitoba HD Resource centre mailing list. Call/email  for further information.

Contact Information

 

MB HD Resource Centre

200 Woodlawn Street, Winnipeg, MB,R3J 2H7
Phone: (204) 772-4617, Fax: (204) 940-8414, Email: mbenjamin@huntingtonsociety.ca

 

 

Brandon and Area

Meg McConkey Brandon, MB

Phone: (204) 728-2449

Email:

mmcconkey@huntingtonsociety.ca