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A&O Support Services for Older Adults 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., aquafit Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m., table tennis Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. (free), Scrabble club Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. (free). 204-956-6490.

A&O: Support Services for Older Adults offers: belly dancing Fridays 10 a.m., clogging Thursdays 2 p.m., line dancing Wednesdays 1 p.m., ballroom Wednesdays 1 p.m., West End Walkers Club Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m. free, canasta Mondays 1 p.m. free, 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. 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 204-888-5911 or Lorraine 204-832-1141.

Access River East offers the following: individual counselling 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; Parkinson's last Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., 200 McIvor; Family Strengthening Mental Wellness 1st Wednesday of the month, at Access River East, 204-334-4404 or 204-253-9641; Menière'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.

Access Transcona offers the following: call 938-5555. Individual counselling through A&O. call 204-956-6440. Support groups meetings, 204-940-2114; 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 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 congregational meal program Transcona Memorial United Church, 209 Yale St. Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., reservations 204-222-5947.

Archwood 55-Plus, Archwood Community Centre 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; bowling, Tuesday, 1 p.m., Windsor Park Lane. Register: 204-962-3331 or .

Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in St. James would like to invite senior men curlers to curl Friday morning in our league. Second round Jan.-March. Information: 204-837-8181.

Bee Wellness for Older Adults & Others offers: Functional Fitness Monday, Wednesday & Friday; Zumba Tuesday/Wednesday; tai chi Tuesday/Thursday; yoga Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday; Functional One on One Training 8-Week Healthy Condition workshops (Parkinson's, stroke) Mondays 1 p.m.

Bleak House, 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 .

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. Information: 204-488-7000 or

Charleswood Senior Centre Inc. various recreation, educational and leisure programs available for those 55-plus. 204-897-5263 .

Cheese & Wine Niakwa Golf and Country Club, March 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m. presented by Manitoba Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada.

Community Health and Well Being Program Feb. 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Temple Shalom. Free monthly presentations for those 55+ Understanding Arthritis by the Arthritis Society.

Creative Retirement Manitoba classes: health (Zumba, making smoothies), history, current issues, languages, art (painting, drawing, photography) and computers (beginner to advanced plus special new technology like tablets, Facebook and Google).

Dakota 55+ Lazers Jonathan Toews Community Centre 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 204-254-1010 ext. 206.

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

Earl Grey Seniors, Earl Grey Community Centre, every Wednesday, drop-in social bridge, coffee and refreshments every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m.

Fight Fractures with Flapjacks Applebee's, Feb. 2, 8-10 a.m., Tickets: Osteoporosis Canada.

Fort Garry Legion every Wednesday, Texas hold 'em 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. 204-284-8027.

General Sir Sam Steele Legion Br. #117 offers the following: 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 afternoon; bingo, Fridays, 7 p.m.; band, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; meat draws, Saturday night and afternoon.

Glenwood Community Centre offers: social bridge every Friday, 12:30 p.m. sharp. Information: Sylvia 204-256-9779 or Audrie 204-414-0205. SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Seniors badminton starts Tuesdays and Thursdays, 204-253-2542.

Golden Rule Seniors Fort Rouge Leisure Centre offers: bridge, Thursday, 1 p.m.; lawn bowling Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon.

Good Neighbours Active Living Centre's Drop-in Programs: social bridge: Mondays 1-3:30 p.m.; badminton: Tuesdays 9-11:30 a.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.; woodcarvers: Wednesdays 9 a.m.; Mah-jong: Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon; Men's Breakfast Club: Thursdays 8:30 a.m.; beginner bridge: Fridays 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; stamp club: every second Monday, 7 p.m.; whist: Fridays 1-3 p.m.; choristers choir: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.; whist: Fridays 1-3 p.m.; Hobnobs Café (soup, sandwiches & more): Mondays-Fridays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; bookstore: Mondays 1-4 p.m. & Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: Vanessa 204-669-1710 or or

Greendell Seniors 55- Plus, Greendell Park Community Centre offers: badminton Monday and Thursday, 12:45-2:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 9-10:45 a.m. 204-256-6939.

Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre 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: 204-339-1701.

Henderson Hwy. Branch 215 Legion offers the following: 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.

Kirkfield Streamliners, Hedges Middle School 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. Rose 204-888-2447.

The Macintosh User Group for Seniors (MUGS) invites you to join us at 9 to noon the second Tuesday of every month at the Bronx Park C.C. 720 Henderson Hwy.

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.

Mensheds Manitoba, Woodhaven Park Community Club, a peer-run program for men by men, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30-4 p.m. 204-804-5165.

Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre offers the following programs: 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. 204-256-6654.

Over-60 Club, St. Andrew's Anglican Church, offers cards every Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. (whist or cribbage). Bud 204-837-2722.

Pembina Active Living - Pal 55+ winter programs began the week of Jan. 7. Mondays: Seniors Yoga - Beginners 10:30 a.m., Intermediate 9 a.m., Watercolours I/II (continuing) at 1 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St.; Older Weight Training 9 a.m. and Line Dance 1 p.m., St. Norbert Community Club, 3450 Pembina Hwy. Wednesdays: Pin Pals Five Pin Bowling at Dakota Lanes 10 a.m., Thursdays: Introduction to Meditation 10 a.m., Ballroom Dance Beginners 10 a.m. Continuing 11 a.m. at Grace Christian Church; Older Weight Training 9 a.m., St. Norbert Community Club. Friday: Older Weight Training 9:15 AM, Zumba Gold 10:30 a.m., Grace Christian Church. Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. Older Adult Walking at the U of M Max Bell Fieldhouse. Monthly: Still Bloomin' Gardening Club Jan. 31, Feb 28, March 28, 1 p.m., Grace Christian Church. Weekly: Movie Night venue and days change as necessary. Lunch Pals Friday: meet at various locations. Register:

204-946-0839 or

Rady Jewish Community Centre offers the following programs: fitness for active aging; leisure programs include 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 204-477-7510.

Red River Seniors Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre, welcomes new members for whist & crib Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 204-487-0807.

Rossmere Sixty-Plus Club, Rossmere Country 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 curling Friday, 9:30 a.m. Ralph: 204-667-4364.

Seine River Seniors Southwood Community Centre offers: 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 CC.; Writing Your Life Story and Creative writing, Thursdays, Southdale CC.; Cheapy Tuesday afternoon movies first Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m., St. Vital Shopping Centre entrance to cinema. Information: 204-253-4599.

Senior's Dance, St. Anne's Church, Jan. 3, noon-3:30 p.m. Music by Pride & Joy.

Seniors Get Together Group, Access Transcona, every Wednesday. Information: Colleen 204-222-9879.

Southdale Community Centre Frontenac School, 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. 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. 204-589-3235.

St. Vital Streamliners Frontenac School offers a weight-loss and exercise program for seniors, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 204-237-3420 or Carol 204-269-4097.

The Senators Granite Curling Club a group of senior men, 60 & up, curling every Tuesday & Thursday afternoons. 204-488-8353.

55+ courses at the University of Winnipeg provide you with the benefit of lifelong learning without the tests, assignments or exams. Enjoy classes in history, literature, science, religion, music and art history beginning the week of Jan. 14. Register: 204-982-6633 or

Vital Seniors St. Mary Magdalene Church, 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 January 11, 2013 A19

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