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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.

Access Transcona offers the following: call 938-5555. Individual Counselling through A&O. call 204-956-6440. Support Groups meetings, 204-940-2114; Nov. 22, 2-3 p.m.; Arthritis support group 4th Tuesday, 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; Get Better Together, now-Nov. 14, 5:45-8:15 p.m., Access Transcona, 204-632-3927.

Active Living, Pembina Active Living, PAL55+ Richmond Kings Community Centre: 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.

A&O: Support Services for Older Adults, 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., 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.

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 Senior Centre, 1637 Main St. offers: exercise Monday 11-11:45 a.m., whist 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, crafts 9:15 a.m.-noon; noon lunch to 1 p.m., bingo 1-3 p.m. as well as ceramics 1-4 p.m.; Thursday cribbage 1- 3- p.m., Friday quilting 9:30 a.m. Information: 204-338-4723, or .

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.

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.

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. Tax Planning for Retirement seminar, Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. 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; Mahjong Monday 1-4 p.m. & Wednesday 10 a.m.-noon; computer classes, one-on-one computer training, bridge lessons; co-ed cooking club, Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Information: Vanessa 669-1710, or .

Granite Senators Curling is a seniors

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.

High Steppers Seniors' Club Hat'titude, 11th annual tea, Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m., Winakwa Community Centre, 980 Winakwa Rd. Information: Jay 204-619-8477.

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.

Parkside Meal Program offers a noon meal for 55+ every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 1630 Henderson Hwy. Register: 204-339-4428.

Pembina Active Living 55+ The Wellness, Leisure and Special Interest Series presentations, Tuesday to Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m., Richmond Kings Community Centre. Information: Dana or 269-8003. PinPALS is a drop-in, non-competitive bowling group meets Wednesday, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Dakota Lanes. Information: 204-275-3267.

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.

River East Meal Program offers meals every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, noon, 1100 Henderson Hwy. Reserve: 204-338-6284.

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 .

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.

St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre Keeping Connected presentations: Bus Tutorial Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.; How Can I Assist My Grandchildren Financially Nov. 7, 10 a.m.; Manitoba Hydro's Power Smart Programs Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m.; Ask A Dietitian Nov. 28, 1 p.m. Register: 987-8850.

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.

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 204-256-3832; carpet bowling, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Pam 204-253-9848; 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 204-334-3559; Elections, noon-1:15 p.m., June 204-256-0414; Scrabble, Mondays, 12-4:30 p.m, Don 204-487-7835; Urban Polling, Bill 204-295-3714.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 2, 2012 A23

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