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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; Meni®re'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, 204-632-3927 or www.getbettertogether.ca.

Access Transcona offers the following (204-938-5555): 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; Alzheimer's 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, 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 Ave., Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., reservations 204-222-5947.

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. Information: Colleen 204-222-9879.

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.

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 are 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: 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.

Archwood 55 Plus program and activities: Monday Urban Pole Walking/Yoga Fit; Tuesday Total Body Workout/Zumba; Thursday painting class/Lite 'N'Lively; Friday line dancing; June 4 bus trip to Austin, Man., for Senior Day; June 17 Fathers Day barbecue; July 3 Canada Celebration. Information: 204-416-1067 or archwood55@gmail.com.

Bee Wellness for Older Adults & Others, 105-4910 Roblin Blvd., geared to older adults and others with chronic health issues (MS, Parkinson's, stroke recovery, etc.). We offer health and 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, www.bleakhousecentre.com or bleakhousecentre@gmail.com.

Canadian Association of Retired Persons West Winnipeg Chapter 47 annual general meeting, ANAF Hall, 3584 Portage Ave., May 22, 1 p.m. Information: Gerry 204-837-4026..

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 www.centralcorydoncc.com.

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

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: Monday cribbage; Tuesday line dancing, floor curling; Wednesday public skating, whist and various health and education programs; Thursday 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.

Dufferin Senior Centre 2013 Activities * Monday 9:45 a.m. - Shuffle Board, 1 p.m. bingo; Wednesday noon - soup & perogy lunch. Perogies also available for sale. Every second Saturday - noon - 4 p.m. dance with a 4 piece band and light lunch. Information: 204-986-2608

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

55+ Fit & Flex cardio/yoga classes, ANAVET Hall, 3095 Portage Ave. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday until May 29 and starting again Sept.; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Information: Lorraine 204-832-1141.

Flashback meeting & registration, Morse Place Community Centre, Morse Place, Flashback Senior Baseball Club. Our mixed senior baseball is open to men 55 and over and women 40 and over who wish to play slo-pitch baseball on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Information: Paul 204-668-8574.

Fort Garry Legion, 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.

Friendship Force of Manitoba, Masonic Memorial Temple, 420 Corydon Ave., June 12, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., dinner meeting. Friendship Force is a worldwide non-profit cultural travel organization promoting friendships and world peace. $20.

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 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 Caf© 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 p.m. and 7 p.m., call David, 204-661-4171. Information: 204-669-1710 or www.gnalc.ca.

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.

Haven II, Boulton Bay Seniors Complex annual garage sale, 1 Boulton Bay, May 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., May 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Henderson Hwy. Branch 215 Legion offers the following: Monday: Monday Night Football; 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: Jay 204-619-8477.

Holy Family Church Club 55+ Seniors dance May 21, noon-3:30 p.m., 1001 Grant Ave. (use parking lot entrance). Music by Pride and Joy. Information: 204-489-6425.

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 certified seniors specialist, Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. Rose 204-888-2447.

Lunch & Learn for 55+ "Act On It: Ideas for Keeping a Healthy Brain" followed by Roast Pork Dinner, May 29, 11 a.m., River East Meal Program, 1100 Henderson Hwy. Register: 204-667-6812 by May 24.

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.; cribbage, 7-10 p.m.; porcelain painters, Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; whist, Friday, 7-10 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+) : PAL Putters, Mondays 8 a.m., 204-275-3267 or glachance@mymts.net; PAL Pedallers bicycle club, meet Wednesdays, 10 a.m.,204-261-4198 or sfcroall@shaw.ca, Still Bloomin' Gardening Club Thursdays May 30 and June 27, 1 p.m. at Grace Christian Church 50 Barnes St., stillbloomin.club@gmail.com; Friday LunchPals meet at various locations, Ruth or Marla sensoft86@gmail.com.

Pembina Active Living (55+) * every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - May 20 - Aug. 28, : PAL Putters, Mondays 8 a.m., 204-275-3267 or glachance@mymts.net; PAL Pedallers bicycle club, meet Wednesdays, 10 a.m., 204-261-4198 or sfcroall@shaw.ca; Still Bloomin' Gardening Club Thursdays May 30 and June 27, 1 p.m. at Grace Christian Church 50 Barnes St., stillbloomin.club@gmail.com; Friday LunchPals meet at various locations, Ruth or Marla sensoft86@gmail.com.

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. www.radyjcc.com or 204-477-7510.

Red River Seniors Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre welcomes 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.

Senior's Dance * St. Anne's Church, June 6, noon - 3:30 p.m., St. Anne's Church 55+ Club, 35 Marcie St. Music by Pride & Joy Information: 204-669-7557, $7.

Seine River Seniors, Southdale Community Centre offers: luncheons every second Wednesday of the month at noon; bridge Mondays, 9:45 a.m.-noon; Writing Your Life Story/creative writing Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon; beginners' water colors May 23, 1-3 p.m.; table games May 29, 1-3 p.m. Call 204-253-4599

Shaarey Zedek Adult Leisure Lunch * Congregation Shaarey Zedek, May 27, noon - 1:45 p.m., offers seniors in the community the opportunity to enjoy entertainment, speakers, social interaction and a delicious lunch. Transportation offered within specified areas. 561 Wellington Cres. Register by Thursday, May 23 at 204-452-3711. Musical performance by Justin Odwak, $9 and $11.

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. Barnabas Anglican Church Senior Exercise Club holds SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise class, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 204-589-3235.

St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre offers: Keeping Connected presentations: Eldermaps with Tannis Newsham, May 15, 1:30 p.m., and Taxes with Desjardin Financial Securities, May 22, 10 a.m.; Ask a Politician with Deanne Crothers, May 22, 1:30 p.m.; Appointing a Power of Attorney with Ralph Conia, RBC Securities, May 23, 1:30 p.m.; Rapid Transit, May 9, 10 a.m. All presentations $2. Call 204-987-8850. Spring Fling fashion show, May 16, 1 p.m., St. James Civic Centre. $10 members, $15 non-nembers. Register: Adele 204- 987-8850 ext 108 or aaspence@stjasc.mb.ca.

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.

Spring art workshops, Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie St. Watercolour Portrait workshop with artist Linda Olzewski, May 4 & 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Basic Photoshop workshop with animator artist Danielle King, May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. www.forumartcentre.com or 204-235-1069.

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

Vital Seniors, St. Mary Magdalene Church, offers: afternoon movie, first Tuesday of the month; bridge, Thursdays, 1-4 p.m., Margaret 204-256-3832; carpet bowling, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Richard 204-452-2230; 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; 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; luncheons, $10, last Tuesday of the month, noon-1:15 p.m., June 204-256-0414; Scrabble, Mondays, 12-4:30 p.m., Don 204-487-7835; urban polling, Bernice 204-253-9244.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 17, 2013 A23

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