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Age &Opportunity Stradbrook offers: watercolour classes, Mondays 1:30 p.m., Pilates Mondays 1:30 p.m., tai chi Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., Qi Gong Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., yoga Thursdays 10:45 a.m., Zumba gold Fridays 1:30 p.m., aquafit Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m., table tennis Thursday 1:30 p.m. (free), Scrabble club Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. (free), choir Fridays 10:30 a.m. Presentations: Myofascial Release: healthy body, healthy mind, June 3, 10 a.m. 204-956-6490. Registration for classes begin March 25.

Age & Opportunity West End offers: watercolour classes Mondays 10:30 a.m., belly dance Fridays 10 a.m., clogging Thursdays 2 p.m., line dancing Wednesdays 1 p.m., ballroom dance Wednesdays 1 p.m., social dance (free) every Monday 1 p.m. Calling all card players: We have Thursday afternoons open for a group. Call us if you're interested in starting a new one. Spring strollers Tuesdays 9 a.m., table tennis Monday-Friday 9 a.m. (free), digital photography Wednesdays 1 p.m., woodcarving Fridays 1 p.m., social gathering Wednesdays 9 a.m., free. Presentation information: Age & Opportunity: SafetyAid program presents Personal Safety for Older Adults, April 25, 12:45 p.m. (call by April 23 if you want to purchase a lunch for that date). Canadian Diabetes Association presents: Making 'Cents' of Healthy Eating, Eat Well, Pay Less, May 30, 12:30 p.m. (call by May 28 if you want to purchase a lunch for that date.) 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 and Wednesday, aerobics & yoga; Friday, yoga. Information: Edie 204-888-5911 or Lorraine 204-832-1141.

Access River East offers the following (call 204-938-5000): Individual counselling through Age & Opportunity, 204-956-6440. Support groups: 204-940-2114, diabetes, first Tuesday 10-11 a.m.; caregivers, last Thursday, 1590 Henderson Hwy., register; visually impaired, second Friday. 1:30-2:30 p.m., 1590 Henderson Hwy.; Parkinson's, last Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., 200 McIvor Ave.; Alzheimer's third Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Donwood Manor, 204-943-6622; Widow(er) to Widow(er) six-week support, 204-956-6440; family strengthening mental wellness first 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, first Thursday, 204-779-1679. Health education and workshops, 204-940-2114. Get better together, 204-632-3927 or

Access Transcona offers the following (call 938-5555): Individual counselling through Age & Opportunity, call 204-956-6440. Support groups meetings, 204-940-2114; Widow(er) to Widow(er) six-week support group, 204-956-6440; dementia support group, first Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m., 209 Yale Ave. W, 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 and workshops: 204-940-2114; Transcona book club, second Thursday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Transcona Library, 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 and Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., reservations 204-222-5947; Get better together, 204-632-3927 or; Hi Neighbour morning walking program, 204-938-5555.

Afternoon Dance St. Ann's Church, April 4, noon-3:30 p.m. Music by Pride & Joy. $ 7.

Archwood 55 Plus Program and Activities April 2-June 22, registration April 2-5. Monday urban pole salking/Yoga Fit; Tuesday total body workout/Zumba; Thursday painting class/Lite 'N' Lively; Friday line dancing; April 17 International Festival; May 1 lunch and presentation; May 15 Mothers Day afternoon tea; June 4 bus trip to Austin, Man., for Senior Day; June 17 Fathers Day BBQ.; July 3 Canada Celebration. Information: 204-416-1067 or

Bee Wellness for Older Adults & Others,105-4910 Roblin Blvd., is geared to older adults and others with chronic health issues (MS, Parkinson's, stroke recovery, etc.). We offer health & wellness programs and one-on-one functional rehab. Information: 204-832-2077.

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

Canadian Association of Retired People Chapter 53 meeting, 1:30 p.m., Elmwood Legion Branch #9, 920 Nairn Ave., second Wednesday of the month until Sept. 27. 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 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. Information: 204-488-7000 or

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

Computer Graphics, Bleak House, every Monday, now-April 1, use Microsoft Word to make eye-catching cards, posters and newsletters. Add clip art, photos, pictures from the Internet, text boxes, shapes and borders to your document. Edit images, create special effects using Word Art. Members $15, non-members $30.

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 such as 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 until Sept. 18.

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

The Elmwood-East Kildonan Active Living Centre Spring Easter Dinner April 13, 1 p.m. Members and guests $10 tickets in advance. 204-669-0750.

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 (720 Henderson Hwy.) offers the following programs and services to 55+: expressive arts, fitness classes, educational classes, workshops, presentations and more. Bookstore, Monday 1-4 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hobnobs Café offers soups, sandwiches & more Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bx Stamp Coin & Collectibles Club meets first and third Monday of each month, 2 and 7 p.m., call David, 204-661-4171. Information: 204-669-1710 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 and Maples only. Looking for bridge players, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Information: Elaine 204-339-1701 ext. 205.

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.

High Steppers Seniors Club looking for seniors to join their program Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: Manager Jay 204-619-8477.

Holy Family Church Club 55+ Seniors dance April 16, noon-3:30 p.m., 1001 Grant Ave. (use parking-lot entrance). Music by Pride and Joy. Information: 204-489-6425.

Identity Theft Seminar for Seniors Westwood Community Church, April 11, 1-3 p.m., Kirkfield Park. MLA Sharon Blady will host a seminar for seniors on identity theft with presentations by the Winnipeg Police Service and Manitoba ombudsman, Westwood Community Church, 204-888-1771, free.

Kirkfield Streamliners, Hedges Middle School offers a lose-weight and light-resistance and strength exercise customized for seniors of all ability and mobility levels from a 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 a.m.-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.

The 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 and 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+) Grace Christian Church, last Thursday of the month April 25-June 27, 1 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St. Topics are: April 25, Presentation by Lisa Kackenhoff; May 30, Plant Exchange with speaker; June 27, presentation by Colleen Zacharias, garden column. Information: 204-946-0839 or

Pembina Active Living -- PAL (55+) Two volunteer positions, Grace Christian Church, every Monday until April 1. A chairman and co-ordinator for the membership committee, to be available 8 to 20 hours per month. Information: Maureen, 204-261-5041.

Prendergast Seniors Club offers: cribbage every Monday and Wednesday 12:15 -3:30 p.m.; whist every Thursday 12:15-3:30 p.m.; exercise program Tuesday and Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m. Accepting new members. Monthly luncheons open to public, every fourth Wednesday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: Joe or Mary 204-254-8390.

Rady Jewish Community Centre offers the following programs: fitness for active aging; leisure programs include weekly speaker series and 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, welcome new members for whist and 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 and Thursday mornings, 10 a.m., senior mixed curling Friday, 9:30 a.m. Ralph: 204-667-4364.

Seine River Seniors Southdale Community Centre offers: luncheons every second Wednesday of the month, noon; bridge every Monday, 9:45-noon, Southdale CC; writing your life story and creative writing, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Southdale C.C.; urban poling Mondays 9:30 a.m. or indoor walking at Winakwa, 10-11 a.m.; cheapie Tuesday afternoon movies first Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m., St. Vital mall entrance to cinema. Information:204-253-4599.

Addictions and Depression Recovery Group for Seniors 55+, Access Transcona, 845 Regent Ave. W. A support group for those interested in reducing gambling, alcohol and/or medication use and improving mental health meets every Wednesday 10-noon. New session begins April 17. Information: Colleen 204-222-9879.

Shaarey Zedek Adult Leisure luncheon, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, April 8, noon-1:45 p.m. Program for seniors in our community to enjoy entertainment, speakers, delicious lunch and social interaction. Upcoming program: Speaker Keith Levin on a bat mitzvah in China, 204-452-3711, $9/lunch or $11 lunch & ride.

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.

Afternoon dance St. Ann's Church, April 4, noon-3:30 p.m. Music by Pride & Joy, Admission $ 7.

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. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre offers the following: Keeping Connected presentations Ask a Financial Adviser, Ken Liwiski, April 10, 10 a.m.; Mature Driver, April 17, 9 a.m.; housing options tours. Information: 204- 987-8850 or 204-987-8850 ext. 108. Home maintenance referral program, Adele, 204-987-8850, ext. 108 for referrals to handymen who can help you with jobs.

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.

Vital Seniors St. Mary Magdalene Church, offers: bridge, Thursdays, 1-4 p.m., Margaret 204-256-3832; carpet bowling, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Richard 204-452-2230; 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; Scrabble, Mondays, 12-4:30 p.m., Don 204-487-7835; urban polling, John 204-261-8236; afternoon movie, first Tuesday of the month, Cecile 204-253-459; crib, Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m., Karen 204-254-1010 ext 206; exploring restaurants, last Friday of the month (looking for a co-ordinator, day is flexible), Lesley 204-452-2230; luncheons, $10, last Tuesday of the month, noon-1:15, June 204-256-0414; Scrabble, Monday, noon-4:30 p.m., Don 204-487-7835.

Westwood Community Church, identity- theft seminar for seniors, April 11, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Kirkfield Park. MLA Sharon Blady will host a seminar for seniors on identity theft with presentations by the Winnipeg Police Service and Manitoba ombudsman, 204-888-1771.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 28, 2013 B4

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