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Access River East offers the following: call 938-5000. Healthy Aging Resource Team Clinic, Friday mornings; support groups, 940-2114; Widow(er) to Widow(er) a 6 week support group, 956-6440; family strengthening mental wellness- first Wednesday of the month, Access River East 334-4404 or 253-9641; Meniere’s support group, register: 975-3937 or; health education & workshops, 940-2114; continuity care, 779-1679. Fall prevention assessment and education, 940-2114.


Access Transcona offers the following: call 938-5555. Healthy Aging Resource Team Clinic Thursday 956-6440; support groups, 940-2114; Widow(er) to Widow(er) 6 week support group, 956-6440; Alzheimer’s Society Support Group first Wednesday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m., 209 Yale Ave. W., 222-9879; caregivers support group, 222-9879; visually impaired support group 222-9879; Family Strengthening Mental Wellness meets the first Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 (at Access River East) 334-4404 or 253-9641; health education & workshops 940-2114; Transcona Book Club meets second Thursday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Transcona Library, register Liz 222-1610; 55+ dining experience, Monday and Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., Transcona Memorial United Church, 209 Yale St. Falls prevention assessment and education, 940-2114.


Active Living, Pembina Active Living, PAL55+, sponsors summer programs: Richmond Kings C.C., 666 Silverstone Ave. PALPutters nine hole golf Monday 8 a.m., Southside Golf Course, Gil 275-3267. Community Picnic and Membership Drive St. Norbert Market, 3415 Pembina Hwy. Aug. 28, 2-6 p.m. 50’s Theme featuring Elvis tribute artist Corney Rempel, vintage car display, music and entertainment, plant and book sales, food & beverage. or 946-0839.


Age & Opportunity Elder Abuse workshop, "Doing it Together: A Coordinated Community Response to Abuse of Older Adults". Information: 956-6440 or


Age & Opportunity, 400 Stradbrook offers: pilates Mondays 1:15 p.m.; Tai Chi Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.; Yoga Thursdays 10:45 a.m.; Zumba gold Fridays 1:30 p.m.; table tennis Tuesdays & Thursdays, noon-4 p.m. Register: 956-6490.


Age & Opportunity, West End, 1315 Strathcona offers: belly dance Fridays 10 a.m.; clogging sampler free Thursdays 2 p.m.; line dancing Wednesdays 1 p.m., summer strollers free Mondays 9 a.m.; Canasta Mondays 1 p.m., free; table tennis Monday-Friday 9 a.m. free; woodcarving Fridays 1 p.m. free; social gathering Wednesdays 9 a.m. free. Register: 772-9581.


A.N.A. Vet 283 55+ Fit & Flex Exercises one-hour classes, three times a week Sept. 10-May, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday & Wednesday, Aerobics & Yoga; Friday yoga. Information: Edie 888-5911 or Lorraine 832-1141.


Archwood 55 Plus, Archwood Community Centre, 565 Guilbault St. offers: willow stick movement and yoga class, Monday; strength-balance/zumba and bowling, Tuesday; silver sneakers walking group, Wednesday; cardio-strengthening workout, Thursday; line dancing, Friday; Rainbow Stage show (Annie), Sept. 22; Sisters of the Holy Rock concert, Oct. 13; bowling, Tuesday, 1 p.m., Windsor Park Lane. Register: 962-3331 or


Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in St. James wuld like to invite Senior men curlers to curl Friday morning in our League. First Round Oct. to Dec. Second Round Jan. to March. Information: 837-8181.


Bleak House, 1637 Main St. offers the following: Tuesday morning crafts, lunch, ceramics and bingo, Friday morning quilting, Wednesday morning exercise class, Friday morning quilting. 338-4723.


Central Corydon Community Centre offers the following: art classes; Badminton,Thursdays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood Site, 1170 Corydon Ave.; bingo, Mondays, 7 p.m., Crescentwood Site and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Sir John Franklin Site, 1 Sir John Franklin Road; bridge: Mondays, 1 p.m., River Heights Site,1370 Grosvenor Ave.; cribbage, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood Site; quilting club, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Crescentwood Site; various fitness classes; walking club, Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. at various locations. Rides available. Information: 488-7000 or


Charleswood Senior Centre Inc is located at 5006 Roblin Blvd Various recreation, educational and leisure programs available for those 55 plus. 897-5263


Club Eclipse host modern square dancing for new dancers Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 255 Av de la Cathedrale at Langevin. Call Elaine 255-5200.


Creative Retirement Manitoba offers the following: Bus tours - Gimli, Neepawa Lily Festival, Kenora boat cruise; special interest classes - Manitoba Staycations, Mapping Manitoba; Health - yoga, walking club; leisure - bridge, photography; computers and technology, everything from google to blogging. 949-2565 or


Dakota 55+ Lazers Jonathan Toews Community Centre, 1188 Dakota St. offers: Tuesdays – line dancing, floor curling, Brian 253-9200; Wednesdays public skating, whist and various health and education programs; Thursdays floor shuffle, Wally 269-0777, Kraft Korner. Information: Karen 254-1010 ext. 206.


Daytimers Toastmasters meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, Glenwood Community Centre.


Earl Grey Seniors drop-in social bridge, coffee and refreshments every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m., Earl Grey C.C., 360 Cockburn St., N. lane entrance.


Fort Garry Legion Texas Holde’m Mondays 7 p.m.; cribbage Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Branch bingo Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; meat draw and supper Saturday, 6 p.m., 1125 Pembina Hwy., 284-8027.


Fort Garry Community Centre Seniors afternoon of activities and fellowship: floor curling, shuffleboard, & crib games every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m., Victoria Site 80 Derek. Refreshments provided. Vivian, 452-3797.


Fraternal Order of Eagles, 3459 Pembina Hwy. offers the following: bingo every Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, 7-9 p.m.; cribbage tournament every Tuesday 7 p.m. Register: 269-4332.


Friendly Phoners a telephone outreach program created for seniors in the community of Seven Oaks who would like to share friendly conversation with senior volunteers. Looking for senior volunteers and for seniors who would enjoy receiving calls. 339-1701 or 612-3888.


General Sir Sam Steele Legion Br. #117 offers the following: karaoke, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; senior’s lunch and dance, Wednesdays noon-3:30 p.m.; Texas hold-em, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoon; bingo, Fridays, 7 p.m.; band, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; meat draws, Saturday night and afternoon.


Glenwood Community Centre, 27 Overton St., social bridge every Friday, 12:30 p.m. sharp. Information: Sylvia 256-9779 or Audrie 414-0205. Smart( seniors maintaining active rolls together) program Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Seniors badminton starts Tuesdays and Thursdays, 253-2542.


Golden Rule Seniors offers the following at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, 625 Osborne St.: bridge, Thursday, 1 p.m.; lawn bowling Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon. 453-1085 or 986-4931.


Good Neighbours Active Living Centre offering the following classes in the fall: Fitness:

beginner/continuing pilates, exercise for osteoporosis, Nice-n-Easy, PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise), zumba gold, cardio dance, tai chi, Taiji Qigong, beg./adv. yoga, laughter yoga, ballroom dance, belly dance, beginner country two step, beginner clogging, aqua fitness, making muscles & beginner/intermediate line dance; creative writing, acrylics, watercolour, harmonica, choristers, handbells & recorder; toastmasters, Mugs, 9 & 18 hole golf, bridge, billiards, cribbage, mahjong, Saturday night drop-in, book club, men’s breakfast club & stamp club; computer classes, one-on-one computer training, bridge lessons; open house and program kickoff: Sept. 12, 3-7 p.m.; fall harvest tea "Queen’s Diamond Jubilee": Sept. 27, 1:30 p.m.; steak, spud, beverage & billiards, Sept. 29, 5-8 p.m.; co-ed cooking club, Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.; fashion show, Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m.; Hollywood health fair, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: Vanessa 669-1710, or


Greendell Seniors 55 Plus badminton meet Monday and Thursday, 12:45-2:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 9-10:45 a.m., Greendell Park Community Centre, 75 Woodlawn Ave. 256-6939.


Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, 1588 Main Street offers: shuttle bus every Wednesday. Transportation from Seven Oaks, Garden City, West Kildonan & Maples only. Looking for bridge players, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Information: 339-1701.


Henderson Hwy. Branch 215 Legion offers the following: Monday: Monday night football, jet games; Tuesday: crib night; Wednesday: wing night; Thursday: dance night live band; Friday: various music; Saturday: live band 338-4867.


Jonathan Toews Community Centre, 1188 Dakota St. offers: floor curling, floor shuffle, line dancing and whist resumes in Sept. Information: Karen, 254-1010, ext. 206.


Kirkfield Streamliners offers a lose weight and light resistance & strength exercise customized for seniors of all ability and mobility levels from certified seniors specialist, Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., Hedges School. Rose 888-2447.


Mensheds Manitoba, a peer run program for men by men Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30-4 p.m., Woodhaven Park Community Club, 200 Glendale Ave. 804-5165.


McBeth House Centre offers the following: quilting, Monday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; bumper pool, Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. and cribbage, 7-10 p.m.; porcelain painters, Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; whist, Friday, 7-10 p.m. and bridge, Saturday, 1-4 p.m.


Norberry-Glenlee C.C. offers the following programs at 26 Molgat Ave.: square dance, Mondays, 6:30-10 p.m.; seniors bingo, Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m.; bridge, Wednesday, noon-3 p.m.; Red River seniors cards, Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; light & lively fitness: intermediate, Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning and beginner, Monday & Friday morning. 256-6654.


North Centennial Seniors, 86 Sinclair St., Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, chair and mat exercises, zumba gold, back care - stretch & strength and carpet bowling. Shirley 897-7944.


Nor’West Co-op Community Health Centre is seeking clients for their city-wide Foot Care Program. Sonia 940-2141.


Opportunities for Employment Inc. offers a new program for Mature Workers over 50 years of age who have left the work force, seeking a career change and want to find meaningful employment, 2nd Floor, 352 Donald St. Free services at OFE include: Employment Consultation Services, including resume development and career coaching; Employment Assessment to help you discover your passions and interests; Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition Processes; Professional Development Workshop Series; Computer Training. 925-4391.


Over 60 Club St. Andrew’s Anglican Church offers cards every Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. (whist or cribbage), 2700 Portage Ave. Church Hall. Bud 837-2722.


Prendergast Seniors Club - 906 Cottonwood Rd. offers the following: cribbage and whist, Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Luncheons available to the public every 4th Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Exercise program, Tuesday and Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Joe, 254-8390 or 257-9586.


Rady Jewish Community Centre offers the following programs at 123 Doncaster Street: Fitness for active aging; leisure programs include weekly speaker series & music guests, drop-in and lessons for bridge & Mah-Jongg, choral group and Shabbat dinners; lap swimming and aqua classes; massage and physiotherapy services. Winter Program Guide, or 477-7510.


Raging Grannies sing for social justice practice Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 603 Wellington Cres. Information: Marilyn 253-9353 or Leuba 453-1486.


Red River Seniors welcomes new members for whist & crib Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., NGCC, 26 Molgat Ave. 487-0807.


Rossmere Sixty Plus Club looking for retired individuals to fill roster spots in their Senior Men’s and Senior Mixed curling programs. Senior men curl Tuesday & Thursday mornings, 10 a.m., senior mixed curler Friday, 9:30 a.m., Rossmere Country Club. Ralph, 667-4364.


Seine River Seniors offers: luncheons: Second Tuesday of the month, Sandra 255-8332; legal clinic, in Sept. call Sandra 255-8332; creative writing and writing your life story, call Pauline 253-8160; Pansy fall supper, Sept. 9, call Sandra 255-8332; various workshops.


Seniors’ Choral Society under the direction of Richard Greig, are accepting new members for their upcoming season 2012/2013 beginning Sept. 10. Information: Mary, 221-2538 or www.seniorschoralsociety.a.


Senior Resource Council offering referral services for francophone seniors of Winnipeg including St-Norbert. 793-1054 or


St. Barnabas Anglican Church Senior Exercise Club holds Smart (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program exercise class, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 730 McPhillips St. 589-3235.


Suites for independent living available at St. Benedict’s Place. Call for a tour 338-4601.


St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre 3-203 Duffield St: offers a variety of different programs and services to adults 55 years and older. Classes: yoga, zumba, scrabble, shuffleboard and watercolors. Information:


St. Vital Streamliners offers a weight loss and exercise program for senior of all ability and mobility levels, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Frontenac School, 237-3420 or Carol 269-4097.


S.C.C.W. (Senior Citizens’ Choir of Winnipeg) under the direction of Richard Greig and accompanied by Linda Fearn, are now accepting registrations for their upcoming season. Mary, 221-3373 or


Southdale Community Centre Mon-Pace, Tai Chi, Walk ‘N’ Weights, Bridge. Tues – Mixed Yoga, Lite & Lively, Intro to Line Dancing. Wed – Chair Yoga. Thurs – Pace, Yoga 55+, Strength & Conditioning, Ballroom/Social Dancing, Zumba. Fri – Continuing Yoga, Line Dancing Beginners & Continuing. Information: 204-257-6171 ext 200


The Senators are a group of Senior men, 60 & up, curling every Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, Granite Curling Club on Mostyn Place, 488-8353.


Transcona Council for Seniors offers an evening meal every Monday and Wednesday, 4 p.m. and lunch Friday, noon, 209 Yale Ave. W. Reservations at 222-5947 before 8 a.m. the morning of the meal.


Transcona Retired Citizens, 328 Whittier Ave. W. offers the following: drop in activities and snooker are ongoing everyday; beginners line dancing; regular line dancing; soup and sandwich, every Tuesday, noon; bingo, every Wednesday, 1 p.m.; whist & cribbage alternating every Friday p.m.; games night every second Saturday. 222-8473.


Tuxedo Lawn Bowling Come and enjoy lawn bowling Monday through Saturday. We are located at Corydon & Grenfell . No equipment or experience required. Information: 204-888-2284.


Vital Seniors based out of St. Mary Magdalene Church, 3 St. Vital Road, offers: bridge, Thursdays, 1-4 p.m., Margaret 256-3832; carpet bowling, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Pam 253-9848; line dancing, Mondays, Beginners 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Prairie Stars 1:15-2:45 p.m. Fridays, Beginners Plus, 10-11:30 a.m., Warren 334-3559; Elections, noon-1:15 p.m., June 256-0414; Scrabble, Mondays, 12-4:30 p.m, Don 487-7835; Coming in September - Urban Polling.


Well Being for Seniors offered by Community Programs at The University of Winnipeg. Increase strength, flexibility, balance and mobility Tuesdays Sept.10-Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Register: 982-6633.


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