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Access River East, 938-5000, offers: Healthy Aging Resource Team Clinic, Friday mornings; support groups, 940-2114; Widow(er) to Widow(er), a six-week support group, 956-6440; family strengthening mental wellness, first Wednesday of the month, 334-4404 or 253-9641; Ménière'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 ,938-5555, offers: Healthy Aging Resource Team Clinic, Thursdays, 956-6440; support groups, 940-2114; Widow(er) to Widow(er), a six-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; health education & workshops, 940-2114; Transcona Book Club, second Thursday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Transcona Library, register: Liz, 222-1610; 55+ dining experience, Mondays and Wednesdays, 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. '50s 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 Co-ordinated Community Response to Abuse of Older Adults. Information: 956-6440 or .

Age & Opportunity, 400 Stradbrook Ave., 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 St., 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, free, Mondays, 1 p.m.; table tennis, free, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.; woodcarving, free, Fridays, 1 p.m.; social gathering, free, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. 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, Mondays; strength-balance/zumba and bowling, Tuesdays; silver sneakers walking group, Wednesdays; cardio-strengthening workout, Thursdays; line dancing, Fridays; Rainbow Stage show (Annie), Aug. 21; Prairie Dog Central Train ride and fall supper, Sept. 22; Sisters of the Holy Rock concert, Oct. 13; bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Windsor Park Lane. Register: 962-3331 or

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

Central Corydon Community Centre offers: 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 Rd.; 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, 5006 Roblin Blvd., offers various recreation, educational and leisure programs available for those 55 plus. 897-5263 or

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

Creative Retirement Manitoba offers: 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 .

Daytimers Toastmasters meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Glenwood Community Centre.

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

Fort Garry Legion Texas hold'em, Mondays, 7 p.m.; cribbage, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; branch bingo, Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; meat draw and supper, Saturdays, 6 p.m. 1125 Pembina Highway, 284-8027.

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

Fraternal Order of Eagles, 3459 Pembina Highway, offers: bingo, Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Sundays, 7-9 p.m.; cribbage tournament, Tuesdays, 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 Branch #117 offers: karaoke, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; seniors' lunch and dance, Wednesdays, noon-3:30 p.m.; Texas hold 'em, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons; bingo, Fridays, 7 p.m.; band, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; meat draws, Saturday nights and afternoons.

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

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

Good Neighbours Active Living Centre summer drop-in programs: social bridge, Mondays, 1-3:30 p.m.; Blanketing MB, Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m.; billiards bunch, Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon; duplicate bridge, Tuesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; cribbage, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.; garden group, Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m.; mahjong, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; men's breakfast club, Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.; beginners bridge, Fridays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; open gym weekly. Information: Vanessa, 669-1710, or .

Greendell Seniors 55 Plus badminton, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:45-2:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 9-10:45 a.m. Greendell Park Community Centre, 75 Woodlawn Ave. 256-6939.

Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, 1588 Main St., 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 Highway Branch 215 Legion offers: Mondays, Monday night football, Jets games; Tuesdays, crib night; Wednesdays, wing night; Thursdays, dance night live band; Fridays, various music; Saturdays, live band. 338-4867.

Jonathan Toews Community Centre, 1188 Dakota St., offers: floor curling, floor shuffle, line dancing and whist. Resumes in September. 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 a certified seniors specialist, Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., Hedges School. Rose, 888-2447.

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

McBeth House Centre offers: Mondays, quilting, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesdays, bumper pool, 1-3 p.m., and cribbage, 7-10 p.m.; Thursdays, porcelain painters, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fridays, whist, 7-10 p.m.; Saturdays, bridge, 1-4 p.m.

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

North Centennial Seniors, 86 Sinclair St., Mondays, Wednesdays 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 old who have left the workforce, are seeking a career change and want to find meaningful employment, second 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 (whist or cribbage), Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., 2700 Portage Ave. Church Hall. Bud, 837-2722.

Prendergast Seniors Club, 906 Cottonwood Rd., offers: cribbage and whist, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Exercise program, Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Joe, 254-8390 or 257-9586.

Rady Jewish Community Centre offers the following programs at 123 Doncaster St.: Fitness for active aging; leisure programs, including weekly speaker series & music guests, drop-in and lessons for bridge & mah-jong, 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 curl Fridays, 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 September, Sandra, 255-8332; creative writing and writing your life story, Pauline, 253-8160; pansy fall supper, Sept. 9, Sandra, 255-8332; various workshops.

Seniors' Choral Society under the direction of Richard Greig is accepting new members for their 2012-13 season, beginning Sept. 10. Information: Mary, 221-2538, or .

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

St. Barnabas Anglican Church Senior Exercise Club holds SMAER (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 programs and services to adults 55 years and older. Classes: yoga, zumba, scrabble, shuffleboard and watercolours. Information: Upcoming: Rainbow Stage, Annie, Aug. 8; lunch, Le Marché St. Norbert, Aug. 15; Mennonite Heritage Village tour and lunch, Aug. 21. Register at least one week in advance. 987-8850.

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

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

Transcona Council for Seniors offers an evening meal, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 p.m., and lunch, Fridays, noon, 209 Yale Ave. W. Reservations: 222-5947 before 8 the morning of the meal.

Transcona Retired Citizens, 328 Whittier Ave. W., offers: drop-in activities and snooker every day; beginners line dancing; regular line dancing; soup and sandwich, Tuesdays, noon; bingo, Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; whist & cribbage alternating on Fridays; games night every second Saturday. 222-8473.

Vital Seniors based out of St. Mary Magdalene Church, 3 St. Vital Rd., 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 poling.

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.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 27, 2012 A19

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