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Access River East (204-938-5000) offers: Individual counselling through A&O, 204-956-6440. Support groups (204-940-2114): diabetes, first Tuesday, 10-11 a.m.; arthritis, fourth Monday, 3-4 p.m.; caregivers, last Thursday, 1590 Henderson Highway, register; visually impaired, second Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 1590 Henderson; Alzheimer's, third Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Donwood Manor; Widow(er) to Widow(er), six-week support group, now-Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, 720 Henderson, 204-956-6440; Family Strengthening Mental Wellness, first Wednesday of the month, 204-334-4404 or 204-253-9641; Ménière's support group, 204-975-3037 or www.chha-mb.ca; continuity care, support for parents caring for an adult child with a disability, first Thursday, 204-779-1679. Health education and 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 (204-938-5555) offers: Individual counselling through A&O, 204-956-6440. Support groups (204-940-2114): arthritis support group, fourth Tuesday, Nov. 27, 3-4 p.m.; Widow(er) to Widow(er), six-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, first Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Access River East, 204-334-4404 or 204-253-9641. Health education and workshops (204-940-2114): Transcona Book Club, 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.

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.

Deer Lodge Senior Men's Curling League is looking for curlers for the 2012-13 season, October-March, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. All skill levels plus first-time curlers welcome. Information: Jim 204-837-6900 or Dennis 204-261-8790.

Elmwood-East Kildonan Active Living Centre presents It's All in the Balance, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., 180 Poplar Ave.

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, 204-284-8027.

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: 204-269-4332.

Friendly Phoners is 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. 204-339-1701 or 204-612-3888.

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 afternoons and nights.

Glenwood Community Centre, 27 Overton St., social bridge, Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Information: Sylvia 204-256-9779 or Audrie 204-414-0205. SMART (seniors maintaining active rolls together) program, Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Seniors badminton, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 204-253-2542.

Golden Rule Seniors at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, 625 Osborne St., offers: bridge, Thursdays, 1 p.m.; lawn bowling, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Tax planning for retirement seminar, Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. 204-453-1085 or 204-986-4931.

Good Neighbours Active Living Centre offers the following classes: Fitness: beginner/continuing pilates, exercise for osteoporosis, Nice 'n' Easy, PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise), zumba gold, cardio dance, tai chi, taiji qigong, beginner/advanced yoga, laughter yoga, ballroom dance, belly dance, beginner country two step, beginner clogging, aqua fitness, making muscles and beginner/intermediate line dance; creative writing, acrylics, watercolours, harmonica, choristers, handbells and recorder; mahjong, Mondays, 1-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; computer classes, one-on-one computer training, bridge lessons; co-ed cooking club, Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Information: Vanessa 204-669-1710, programs@gnalc.ca or www.gnalc.ca .

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

Greendell Seniors 55 Plus badminton meet Mondays and Thursdays, 12:45-2:45 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9-10:45 a.m., Greendell Park Community Centre, 75 Woodlawn Ave. 204-256-6939.

Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, 1588 Main St., offers a shuttle bus Wednesdays. Transportation from Seven Oaks, Garden City, West Kildonan and Maples only. Looking for bridge players, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Information: 204-339-1701.

Henderson Highway Branch 215 Legion offers: Monday: Monday night football, Jets games; Tuesday: crib night; Wednesday: wing night; Thursday: dance night -- live band; Friday: various music; Saturday: live band. 204-338-4867.

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 204-888-2447.

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. 204-804-5165.

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 and Friday mornings, and beginner, Monday and Friday mornings. 204-256-6654.

North Centennial Seniors, 86 Sinclair St., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, chair and mat exercises, zumba gold, back care -- stretch & strength and carpet bowling. Shirley 204-897-7944.

Nor'West Co-op Community Health Centre is seeking clients for their city-wide Foot Care Program. Sonia 204-940-2141.

Opportunities for Employment Inc. offers a new program for mature workers over 50 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 resumé 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. 204-925-4391.

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 204-837-2722.

Parkside Meal Program offers a noon meal for 55+, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 1630 Henderson Highway. 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 dana_derkson@hotmail.com or 269-8003.

PinPALS, a drop-in, non-competitive bowling group, meets Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Dakota Lanes. Information: 204-275-3267.

Prendergast Seniors Club, 906 Cottonwood Rd., offers: cribbage and whist, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Luncheons available to the public 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 204-254-8390 or 204-257-9586.

Rady Jewish Community Centre,123 Doncaster St., offers: fitness for active aging; leisure programs include weekly speaker series and music guests, drop-in and lessons for bridge and mahjong, choral group and Shabbat dinners; lap swimming and aqua classes; massage and physiotherapy services. Winter Program Guide, www.radyjcc.com or 204-477-7510.

Red River Seniors welcomes new members for whist and crib, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., NGCC, 26 Molgat Ave. 204-487-0807.

River East Meal Program offers meals Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon, 1100 Henderson Highway. 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 and Thursday mornings, 10 a.m., senior mixed curl Fridays, 9:30 a.m., Rossmere Country Club. Ralph 204-667-4364.

Seine River Seniors, 254 Lakewood Blvd., offers: luncheons every second Wednesday of the month, 12:30 p.m.; social brunch once a month; bridge, Mondays, 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 offers referral services for francophone seniors of Winnipeg, including St-Norbert. 204-793-1054 or conseil55@mts.net .

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. 204-589-3235.

Suites for independent living available at St. Benedict's Place. Call for a tour 204-338-4601.

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, 204-237-3420 or Carol 204-269-4097.

S.C.C.W. (Senior Citizens' Choir of Winnipeg), under the direction of Richard Greig and accompanied by Linda Fearn, now accepting registrations for the upcoming season. Mary 204-221-3373 or Windmar2002@yahoo.ca .

Southdale Community Centre Mondays, Pace, tai chi, walk 'n' weights, bridge; Tuesdays, mixed yoga, lite & lively, intro to line dancing; Wednesdays, chair yoga; Thursdays, Pace, yoga 55+, strength and conditioning, ballroom/social dancing, zumba; Fridays, continuing yoga, line dancing beginners and continuing. Information: 204-257-6171 ext. 200.

St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre Keeping Connected presentations: Manitoba Hydro's Power Smart programs, Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m.; Ask a Dietitian, Nov. 28, 1 p.m. Register: 204-987-8850.

Transcona Council for Seniors offers an evening meal Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 p.m., and lunch Fridays, noon, 209 Yale Ave. W. Reservations 204-222-5947 before 8 a.m. 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 and cribbage, alternating Friday afternoons; games night every second Saturday. 204-222-8473.

Victoria Curling Club Senior Curling Club looking for members Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45 a.m.

Vital Seniors based out of St. Mary Magdalene Church, 3 St. Vital Rd., 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 Poling, Bill 204-295-3714.

Well Being for Seniors offered by community programs at the University of Winnipeg. Increase strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. Mondays, Jan. 14-April 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Register: 204-982-6633.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 9, 2012 A21

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