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Access River East offers the following: call 938-5000. Individual Counseling through A&O, 204-956-6440. Support groups: 204-940-2114, diabetes 1st Tuesday 10-11 a.m.; arthritis 4th Monday 3-4 p.m.; caregivers- last Thursday, 1590 Henderson, register; visually impaired- 2nd Friday. 1:30-2:30 p.m., 1590 Henderson; Alzheimer’s 3rd Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Donwood Manor Widow(er) to Widow(er) a 6 week support group Oct. 31-Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, 720 Henderson, 204-956-6440; Family Strengthening Mental Wellness 1st Wednesday of the month, at Access River East, 204-334-4404 or 204-253-9641; Meniere’s support group, 204-975-3037 or; Continuity Care- support for parents caring for an adult child with a disability, 1st Thursday, 204-779-1679. Health Education & Workshops: 204-940-2114: Get Better Together, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-noon, now-Oct. 30, 720 Henderson, 204-632-3927; Falls prevention assessment and education, 204-940-2114; Mature Driver workshop, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, 720 Henderson, 204-669-1710; Classic Hollywood Health Fair and flu clinic, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 720 Henderson, 204-669-1710; Flu clinics Oct. 16-20, Access River East; Winter Walking and BP screening, McIvor Mall, Oct. 23, 8 a.m.-noon.


Access Transcona offers the following: call 938-5555. Individual Counselling through A&O. call 204-956-6440. Support Groups meetings, 204-940-2114; diabetes support group Oct. 18, Nov. 22, 2-3 p.m.; Arthritis support group 4th Tuesday, Oct. 23, Nov 27, 3-4 p.m.; Widow(er) to Widow(er) 6 week support group, 204-956-6440; Alzheimer’s Society Support Group first Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m., 209 Yale Ave. W., 204-222-9879; Caregivers support group, 204-222-9879; Visually impaired support group, 204-222-9879; Family Strengthening Mental Wellness meets the first Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Access River East, information 204-334-4404 or 204-253-9641. Health Education & Workshops: 204-940-2114; Transcona Book Club meets third Thursday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Transcona Library, register Liz 204-222-1610; Falls prevention assessment and education, 204-940-2114; 55+ Dining Experience- congregate meal program Transcona Memorial United Church, 209 Yale St. Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., reservations 204-222-5947; Health Fair- ‘Health Adds Life to Years’, Kildonan Place Mall, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Flu clinics Oct. 16-20, Access Transcona; Get Better Together, Oct. 10-Nov. 14, 5:45-8:15 p.m., Access Transcona, 204-632-3927.


Active Living, Pembina Active Living, PAL55+ Richmond Kings Community Centre: first annual fundraising dinner, Oct. 16, 5:30/6:30 p.m., Four Points by Shereton Hotel, 2935 Pembina Hwy. M.C. Dorothy Dobbie, gov’t representatives, entertainment with Michelle Anseeuw, raffle tickets, silent auction. New Fall programs, Grace Church, 50 Barnes St. Yoga, beginners & intermediate, Monday, 9:15 & 10:30 a.m., watercolour art, Monday,1-3 p.m., Meditation, Thursday 10-11 a.m., older adult weight training/ exercise, Friday 9:15-10:15 a.m., belly dance Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., PAL programs, St. Norbert C.C. older adult weight training/exercise Monday 9-10 a.m., Thursday 9-10 a.m. & 10:30-11:30 a.m., Latin dance Monday 1-2:30 p.m. PinPals bowling Dakota Lanes, Wednesday 10 a.m.-noon, PalPutters, Southside Golf Course, Monday, 8 a.m., PAL movie night, last Thursday/month, Lunch Pals last Friday/month; or Alanna 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: crafts Mondays 2:30 p.m., pilates Mondays 1:30 p.m., Tai Chi Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., Yoga Thursdays 10:45 a.m., zumba gold Fridays 1:30 p.m., painting & drawing Thursdays 10:30 a.m., aqua-fit Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m., table tennis Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. (free), scrabble club Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. (free). Hearing Tests by Connect Hearing appointment only Nov. 14, 1 p.m., choir Fridays 10:30 a.m. SafetyAid presentation Oct. 17, 2 p.m. (free) and Operation Medicine Cabinet presentation Oct. 24, 2 p.m. (free) 204 956-6490.


Age & Opportunity, West End, 1315 Strathcona offers: belly dance Fridays 10 a.m.; clogging Thursdays 2 p.m., line dancing Wednesdays 1 p.m., ballroom Wednesdays 1 p.m., West End walkers club free Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m., gentle yoga Tuesdays 11:30 a.m., Canasta Mondays 1 p.m. free, mature driver workshop Oct. 23, 1 p.m., table tennis Monday-Friday 9 a.m. free, digital photography Wednesdays 1 p.m., woodcarving Fridays 1 p.m., free, social gathering Wednesdays 9 a.m. free, beginner’s computer courses coming soon Mondays 1 p.m. Register: 204-975-5167.


A.N.A. Vet 283 55+ Fit & Flex Exercises one-hour classes, three times a week now-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; Sisters of the Holy Rock concert, Oct. 13; bowling, Tuesday, 1 p.m., Windsor Park Lane. Day trip to GrandForks,l Nov. 7, departing 7 a.m., Salisbury House, Fermor & St. Anne’s, 416-1067, 962-3331 or Register: 962-3331 or


Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in St. James would like to invite Senior men curlers to curl Friday morning in our League. First Round Oct.-Dec. Second Round Jan.-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: Mondays cribbage, Tuesday line dancing, floor curling, Wednesdays public skating, whist and various health and education programs, Thursdays floor shuffle, kraft korner. Information: Karen 254-1010 ext. 206.


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


Deer Lodge Senior Men’s Curling League is looking for curlers for the 2012/2013 season, Oct.-March, Tuesday and Thursday mornings 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. All skill levels plus first-time curlers welcome. Information: Jim 837-6900 or Dennis 261-8790.


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.


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; 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


Granite Senators Curling is a seniors mixed curling group that curls every Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Granite Curling Club, 1 Granite Way. Information: Denis 204-489-8734.


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.


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.


Macintosh User Group for Seniors meetings second tuesday of month now to June, 9 a.m.-noon, Bronx Park Community Centre, 720 Henderson Hwy.


Canadian Association of Retired People (C.A.R.P.) Chapter #53 meets the second Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m., Elmwood Legion Branch #9, 920 Nairn Ave. Information: Darlene 204-222-8120.


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.


Pembina Active Living 55+ presentations Wellness, Leisure and Special Interests Series Tuesdays: Oct. 2 Embassy/Collette Tours, 1-3 p.m. Register: or 269-8003.


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.


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 at 254 Lakewood Blvd.: luncheons every second Wednesday of the month, 12:30 p.m.; social brunch once a month; bridge every Monday, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Southdale C.C.; Writing Your Life Story and Creative writing, Thursdays, Southdale C.C.; Cheapy Tuesday afternoon movies first Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m., St. Vital Mall entrance to cinema. Information: 204-253-4599 .


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 the following Police Academy; Older Adult Division Tuesday Oct. 9-Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m., Westwood Community Church, It’s not about the Money! Oct. 17, 10 a.m., How Can I Assist My Grandchildren Financially Nov. 14, 10 a.m., Facts about Life Leases Oct. 24, 1;30 p.m., Rides for Seniors program, Home Maintenance Referral Program, E.R.I.K., Community Resources, Volunteering; zumba gold Monday 10:30 a.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. and Thursday 9:15 a.m. Register: Adele 204- 987-8850 ext 108 or


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 Monday-Pace, Tai Chi, Walk ‘N’ Weights, Bridge. Tuesday – Mixed Yoga, Lite & Lively, Intro to Line Dancing. Wednesday – Chair Yoga. Thursday – Pace, Yoga 55+, Strength & Conditioning, Ballroom/Social Dancing, Zumba. Friday – 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 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-Saturday, Corydon & Grenfell. Information: 204-888-2284.


Victoria Curling Club Senior Curling Club looking for members Tuesday and Thursday 9:45 a.m.


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 now-Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Register: 982-6633.


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