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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, noon, 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, Oct. 30-Dec. 4, 204-956-6482; 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; diabetes education, four-week sessions, register 204-938-5000; It's All About Us: Seniors Helping Seniors, Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon, Lion's Place, 610 Portage Ave., Lynn 204-247-5918; Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mad Hatters Health Fair, Good Neighbours Active Living Centre, 204-938-5000.

Access Transcona offers the following (call 938-5555): individual counselling through A&O. Call 204-956-6440. support-group meetings, 204-940-2114; diabetes education, four-week session, 204-938-5555; Diabetes support group Nov. 7, Dec. 19, 2-3 p.m.; 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; hard-of-hearing support group, Abundant Life Church, 1 p.m., 204-222-9879; It's All About Us: Seniors Helping Seniors, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon, Lion's Place, 610 Portage Ave., Lynn 204-237-5918. Health education & workshops: 204-940-2114; Transcona Book Club meets second Thursday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Transcona Library, register Liz 204-222-1610; falls-prevention assessment and education, 204-940-2114; 55-plus dining experience, congregate meal program, Transcona Memorial United Church, 209 Yale St. Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., reservations 204-222-5947; Discover Transcona Wednesday walking group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 204-940-2114; Hi Neighbour early-morning walking program, 204-938-5555. Health information series Transcona Retired Citizens Organization, 328 Whittier Ave. W., 1-4 p.m.: Nov. 12 Chronic Pain Management, Arthritis Society, 204-942-4892; Nov. 26 Dying 101 -- funeral planning, 204-940-2114.

Age & Opportunity West End, Clifton Community Centre, 1315 Strathcona St. Programs for older adults every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday to Dec. 13. Wednesdays line dancing 1-2 p.m., ballroom dancing 1-2 p.m., Thursdays clogging intermediate 1:30-3 p.m., beginners 3-4 p.m. Fridays belly dancing 10-11 a.m. Register: 204-975-5167 or

Age & Opportunity Stradbrook, 400 Stradbrook Ave. Programs for older adults every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday now-Dec. 13. Mondays; Pilates 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesdays; tai chi 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays; qi gong 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursdays; yoga 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Dancercise 1:30-2:20 p.m.; Fridays Zumba Gold 1:30-2:15 p.m. Register: 204-956-6490 or

Archwood 55Plus Program and Activities Archwood Community Centre, Dec. 17, Monday: Yoga / Pole Walking, Tuesday: Total Body Workout/Zumba Fit/Bowling, Thursday: Low impact cardio, Friday: Line Dancing, Thursday: Painting and Drawing Class. Nov. 20, noon monthly luncheon, Dec. 18 Christmas lunch party. Information: 204-416-1067, or

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.

CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) meets the first Wednesday of the month, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m., ANAVETS #283, 3584 Portage Ave. Guest speaker and/or discussion topics at each meeting. Information: Ann-Marie 204-831-1320 or Cribbage tournament $5, first Tuesday of the month 1 p.m. Prizes, 50/50 draw. Information: Gerry 204-837-4026.

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-plus 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. October to March. Information:,, Jim 204-334-6591 or Brian 204-6769-4795.

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. No. 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 afternoon and night.

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.

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

Gwen Secter offers the following: shuttle bus every Wednesday morning; looking for bridge players, Tuesday, 1-3 p.m., call Elaine, 204-339-1701.

High Steppers Seniors is a club for older or frail seniors who 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 Auditorium seniors dance, Nov. 19, noon to 3:30 p.m., 1001 Grant Ave. (Grant & Harrow). $8. 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.

Local Colour Art Group show and sale, Nov. 1, 7 to 9 p.m.; Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 3, noon to 4 p.m., Elmwood East Kildonan Active Living Centre, 180 Poplar Ave. Art raffle and food drive (bring a tin for the bin).

Macintosh User Group for Seniors (MUGS) meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month, Sept. through June, 9 a.m. to noon, Bronx Park Community Centre, 720 Henderson Hwy.

McBeth House Centre Inc., 31 McBeth St., off Main St. offers the following to 55-plus: 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.

Movers & Shakers exercise class Central Church of Christ, every Thursday until Dec. 12, for people with Parkinson's (St. Boniface/St. Vital Group) Caregivers. Information: 204-786-2637. One loonie per session.

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.

Norwood Legion Branch No. 43 All Day Bingo, Oct. 27, 3 sessions, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Doors open 9 a.m.

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.

Parkside Meal Program every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday until Dec. 30, offers delicious hot meals for 55+, noon Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 1630 Henderson Hwy. $6.50 Information: 204-338-6284.

Pembina Active Living (55+) Still Bloomin' Gardening Club presentation Red Lily Beetle, Oct. 31 and the Wellness, Leisure and Special Interests Series of presentations. Nov. 7, Travelogue featuring South America, Africa and more; Nov. 14, City of Winnipeg Police Service, Personal Safety for Seniors and Area Crime, Nov. 21, Dr. Judy Anderson, U of M Lifelong Learning, Muscles. All 1-3 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St. (behind Superstore). Information: 204-930-5290 or

Rady Jewish Community Centre, fall-prevention clinic, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Volunteer from ALCOA Coalition will explain how to prevent falls at home or outside; exercise will be teach also to improve your balance. Free.

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 every second Thursday of the month, $1 members, $2 non-members, register: Denise 204-275-1353; bridge Mondays, 9:45 a.m.-noon, $1 members, $1.50 non-members; cheapie afternoon movies first Tuesday of each month, St. Vital mall entrance to cinema, 1 p.m. Beginners watercolor painting, $5, Oct. 29, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Register: 204-253-4599.

Shaarey Zedek adult leisure lunch, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Nov. 4, noon-1:45 p.m. Reservations are required the Thursday before the event date. Information: 204-452-3711. $9.

SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together), a 10-week fitness class, offered by the VON (Victoria Order of Nurses) at the following sites: Trinity United Church, 933 Summerside St. (Monday, 11 a.m.); CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave. (Monday, 10 a.m.); St Barnabas Anglican Church, 730 McPhillips St. (Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.); Holy Cross Catholic Church, 252 Dubuc St. (Monday, 9:30 a.m.); All Saints Orthodox Church, 1500 Day St. (Monday & Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.); Victoria Community Centre, 80 Derek St. (Tuesday, 10 a.m.); Glenwood Community Centre, 27 Overton St. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.); St John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave. (Tuesday & Friday, 10 a.m.); New Life Ministries, 514 Maryland St. (Wednesday, 1 p.m.); Oakland Seniors Building, 220 Oakland St. (Wednesday, 10 a.m.) Information: Raul Paragas 204-775-693 ext. 239.

St. Anne's Church senior's dance, Nov. 7, noon - 3 p.m., 35 Marcie St. Music by Pride & Joy. Information: 204-669-7557. $7.

St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre "Keeping Connected" presentations: Osteoporosis, Nov. 13, 10 a.m., Rheumatoid Arthritis, Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m., Personal Safety with Winnipeg Police Services Nov. 27, 10 a.m., Around the Table with Sgt Robert Cooke RCMP, Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m. Information: 204-987-8850.

Ukrainian-Canadian Veterans Br. # 141 dancing to a live band every Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Hot meal available each week. Bingo every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Information: 204-589-6315.

The VON (Victoria Order of Nurses) and The Forks offer a free fitness program for seniors (50+). SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) includes low-impact aerobics, strength training and stretching Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Zumba Thursdays 10 a.m., The Forks, under the canopy if weather permits or in the atrium. Information: Raul Paragas 204-775-1693 ext. 239.

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

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 25, 2013 $sourceSection0

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