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Access River East offers the following (call 204-938-5000): individual counselling through A&O, 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; 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 A&O. Call 204-956-6440. support group 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, congregate meal program Transcona Memorial United Church, 209 Yale St. Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., reservations 204-222-5947.

Age & Opportunity, 400 Stradbrook, offers: Pilates Mondays,1:30 p.m., tai chi Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., qi gong Wednesdays,1:30 p.m., yoga Thursdays, 11 a.m., Zumba Gold Fridays, 1:30 p.m., table tennis Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30 p.m., free, Scrabble Club Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., free. Register: 204-956-6490.

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, or

The 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

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.

Dufferin Senior Centre activities: Monday 9:45 a.m. shuffleboard, 1 p.m. bingo; Wednesday noon, soup & perogy lunch. Perogies also available for sale. Every second Saturday noon-4 p.m. dance with a four-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 every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m.

East St. Paul/Transcona Seniors Curling welcomes senior men and women Wednesdays and/or Fridays, 10 a.m. starting in Oct. to March. Information:,, Jim 204-334-6591 or Brian 204-6769-4795.

East St. Paul 55+ Activity Centre quilt show, Oct. 5 and 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 262 Hoddinott Rd. (behind the curling club). Admission $2. There will also be an antique button display and a harpist will entertain.

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.

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. 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.

High Steppers Seniors is a club for older or frail seniors, those who move around a little slower, yet want a weekly outing from their southeast Winnipeg home. Information: 204-619-8477 to arrange your first free visit on a Wednesday or Thursday. Information: www:

Holy Family Church seniors dance, Sept. 17, noon-3:30 p.m., 1001 Grant Ave. Music by Pride & Joy.

Home Maintenance Program, Good Neighbours Active Living Centre offers a home-maintenance program for older adults 55+ looking for various types of help within their home. Information: 204-806-1303 or

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.

McBeth House Centre Inc., 31 McBeth St., off Main St. offers the following to 55+: Monday, quilting, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, cribbage 7-10 p.m.; Thursday, porcelain painters, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday, whist, 7-10 p.m. Accepting new members. Information: 204-334-0432.

Members of the Winnipeg & District Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees meet Sept. 19, noon, St. James Legion, 1755 Portage Ave. RSVP: Lil 204-832-6056.

Winnipeg New Horizons Band open houses Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Sept. 14, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., 800 Point Rd. If you ever wanted to play a musical instrument, here's your chance. No charge.

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. Pickleball every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon-3 p.m., 204-256-6654.

60 Plus Club of Rossmere District, (Elmwood Curling Club) is looking for retired individuals to fill roster spots in their senior men's (Tuesday & Thursday) and senior mixed (Friday) curling programs. 10 a.m. start time each day. Ralph 204-667-4364.

Pembina Active Living (55+) fall programs 9: Seniors yoga beginner and intermediate, resistance/weight training for older adults, watercolours I/II (continuing), line dance, Zumba Gold and Zumba Gold/toning, ballroom dance, seniors exercise/fitness, introduction to meditation and wellness, leisure & special-interest series ; Sept. 19 presentation: Chronic Pain Management. PALPutters, 9-hole golf and PAL Pedallers continue, weather permitting. LunchPALs Fridays, movie night, PinPALs five-pin bowling (non-competitive), Still Bloomin' Gardening Club, Sept. 26. All meet monthly. Information:, or 204-946-0839.

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. or 204-477-7510.

River East Meal Program River East Meal Program, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, noon, 1100 Henderson Hwy. noon., $6.50. Information: 204-338-6284.

Seine River Seniors, Southdale Community Centre offers: Creative Writing Thursdays, Denise 204-275-1353; Monday Urban Poling 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sandra 204-255-8332. Register for the following events 204-253-4599: Monday bridge 9:45-11:30 a.m.; Celebrations Matinee Sept. 24; Starbuck Fall Supper, Sept. 29.

St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre offers various fitness, recreation, education and health programs starting in Sept. Information: or 204-987-8850 or Wine-tasting fundraiser Sept. 26, 1 p.m. Tickets $25 members, $35 community. Keeping Connected presentations 204-987-8850. Romance Frauds & Internet Safety, Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m., Steady Feet with nurse Laurie Green Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m., Around the Table, with Jim Easton, Elderhostel, Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m., Around the Table, with Jim Evanchuk, ALCOA, Oct. 30, 1:30 p.m., My Final Wishes, lawyer Allan Dyker, Mature Driver, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-noon. Take a tour Tuesdays 2 p.m. Support Services offers Rides for Seniors, Home Maintenance Referral Program, E.R.I.K., Community Resources, Volunteering. Information: Adele 204-987-8850 ext. 108.

West Kildonan Seniors Curling Club invites men and women curlers of any curling level to curl Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Information: Ken 204- 338-5847 or Dennis 204-334-3766.

Whirlaway Westerners Square Dance Club open house, Sept. 13, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Kirkfield- Westwood Community Centre, 165 Sansome Ave. Information: Art/Zoya 204-632-0698.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 13, 2013 A19

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