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Access River East offers the following (call 204-938-5000): individual co-unselling 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. Family strengthening mental wellness, first Wednesday of the month, at Access River East, 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.

Access Transcona offers the following (204-938-5555): 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

Feb., 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.

Adult Leisure Program Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Feb. 10, register by Feb. 6; March 3, register by Feb. 27, and March 17, register by March 13, noon-1:30 p.m. The Adult Leisure Program offers seniors in our community opportunities to enjoy musical entertainment, stimulating speakers, delicious lunches and social interaction. 204-452-3711. Lunch $9, lunch & transportation $11.

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults, 400 Stradbrook Ave., first Sunday of the month now-March 27, presents: 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.; Fridays, Zumba Gold 1:30-2:15 p.m. 12 free presentations to choose from. Register: 204-956-6490. Information:

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults, Age & Opportunity West End, first Sunday of the month now-March 27, presents the following programs in the West End, Clifton Community Centre, 1315 Strathcona St: Wednesdays, line dancing 1-2 p.m.; ballroom dancing 1-2 p.m.; Fridays, belly dancing 10-11 a.m. starts Jan. 24. Register: 204-975-5167. Information:

Archwood 55-Plus Program and Activities, Archwood Community Centre, January to March: Yoga Fit, Nordic pole walking, Zumba Fit, low-impact cardio, Total Body Workout, line dancing, painting/drawing, bowling, pickle ball. Bus trips to Moose Jaw in May, Duluth, Minn., in July. Information: 204-416-1067 or 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) cribbage tournament $5, first Tuesday of the month 1 p.m. Prizes, 50/50 draw. Information: Gerry 204-837-4026.

CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) meets the 1st Wednesday of the month, 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 the 1st Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m., 3584 Portage Ave. Prizes, 50/50 draw. Information: Gerry 204-837-4026.

Charleswood Senior Centre offers a vast array of educational, recreational, fitness, health and social opportunities for those 55-plus. Information: 204-897-5263 or or

Corydon Community Centre offers the following: bingo, Mondays, 7 p.m., Crescentwood site, 1170 Corydon Ave. and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Sir John Franklin site, 1 Sir John Franklin Rd.; bridge, Mondays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood site; lap skating, Mondays, 10:45 a.m. and Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., River Heights site, 1370 Grosvenor Ave.; walking club, Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., various locations; art classes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Crescentwood site or Wednesdays, 10 a.m., River Heights site or Thursdays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood site; cribbage, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood site; quilting, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Crescentwood site; Wednesdays For Seniors, 1st Wednesday of month, 1:30 p.m., Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., or 2nd Wednesday of month, 12:30 p.m. (lunch), River Heights site, or 3rd and 4th Wednesday of month, 1:30 p.m., River Heights site; badminton, Thursdays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood site. 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.

Earl Grey Community Club, 360 Cockburn St. N. offers Monday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 20 hands of whist.

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.

Annual General Meeting of the Elmwood-EK Active Living Centre for election of officers, Jan. 22, 1 p.m., 180 Poplar Ave.

55-Plus North Centennial Seniors offer: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, dryland chair exercises, dryland mat exercises. Aqua fitness movements & chair Zumba and Zumba gold. Mondays, carpet bowling starts 12:30 p.m., Shirley 204-897-7944.

Feldenkrais Method exercise class Rady Jewish Community Centre, the 1st of every month until March 25, 11-11:50 a.m. Feldenkrais Method is a revolutionary approach to health and fitness, also called Awareness through Movement; people of any age and condition can learn to move more comfortably; it helps to relieve pain, enhance flexibility and recover from physical or emotional stress. First class free; $50 members (10 weeks), $70 non-members.

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.

Gentle Yoga Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., 2645 Portage Ave. Register: Lorraine Marek or 204-832-1141.

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.

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. & Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hobnobs Café offers soups, sandwiches & more Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 204-669-1710 or

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.

Greendell 55+ Badminton, Greendell Park Community Centre senior men and women Mondays and Thursdays, 12:45-2:45 pm., Wednesdays, 9-10:45 a.m. Information: 204-256-6939 or

Gwen Secter offers the following: shuttle bus every Wednesday morning; looking for bridge players, Tuesday, 1-3 p.m., call Elaine, 204-339-1701; looking for volunteer computer instructors for Tuesday mornings; Hanukkah party with Cantor Mass; Wednesday Simcha program Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m. with Music 'n' Mavens; Wednesday Simcha program, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. with a movie, The Nutty Professor, with Jerry Lewis.

Henderson Hwy. Legion 215, 3600 De Vries, offers the following: all Jets games; Tuesday crib night; Wednesday chase the ace wing night; Thursday darts; Friday & Saturday meat draw & live bands. Information: 204-338-4867.

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, Jan. 21, noon-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.

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.

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.

North Y Seniors is a group of 55+ seniors who use the pool and/or gym at North Centennial Leisure and Recreation Centre up to four times a week. You don't need to swim to join. If you want to stay fit at your own pace, and meet some new friends: Information: or come to the pool on Tuesday or Friday 1:30-3 p.m. and ask for Sandy.

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.

Let Pembina Active Living (55+) help you meet your New Year's resolutions. Get fit at Seniors Fitness; demystify computers at Computer Basics; channel your inner Astaire at Ballroom Dance or contemplate at Introduction to Meditation. Lots more to choose from. Information: or 204-930-5290.

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

Seine River Seniors, Southdale Community centre offers: bridge every Monday 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. register, 204-253-4599; creative writing Jan. 23 and alternating Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon, call Denise 204-275-1353. Mondays (except Jan. 27.) Urban Poling/Walking Inside, Winakwa C.C. 10-11 a.m., Orysia 204-261-4055; Jan. 21, social brunch 10 a.m., The Seine River Café #A-390 Provencher Blvd., register 204-253-4599. Jan. 27, South Beach Casino 8:30 a.m. pickup at Fermor & St. Anne's Rd. Cost $25 pre-pay at Southdale C.C. by Jan. 17, register Orysia 204-261-4055.

St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre offers the following Keeping Connected presentations, $2, 204-987-8850. CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m. with Anne-Marie Howe, Bed Bugs; Feb. 5, 1:30 p.m. with James Lyons, M.I.L.E. (Medication Information Line); Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m. with Meera Thebena, Hoarding; Feb. 19, 1:30 p.m. with Victoria Hampton, Healthy Aging Secretariat; March 5, 1:30 p.m. with Shannon Koehler, For Your Eyes Only; March 19, 1:30 p.m. with Misericordia Eye Centre, Housing Tours to Sturgeon Creek 2 (Jan. 30). Fitness classes offered in January: Lite and Lively (Monday and Wednesday), Zumba (Monday and Thursday), Harmony (Wednesday), Yoga (Monday and Friday), Fitness Centre workshops in Hand Weights, Resistance Bands, Hoist V6, Stretch, Treadmill. Valentine's Day Tea, Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m., Winter Olympics Event Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m., St. Patricks Day luncheon March 13, 12:30 p.m. and various dates for Afternoon at the Movies. Information: 204-987-8850.

St. Anne's Church senior's dance, Feb. 6, noon-3 p.m., St. Anne's Church, 35 Marcie St. Band is Pride & Joy. Information: 204-669-7557. $8.

Seniors Mixed Curling League Rossmere Golf & Country Club opening for regular & spare curlers, Fridays 9:30 a.m. Information: Lyle Atkins 204-694-0491.

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.

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.

Winnipeg South Osborne Legion Branch # 252 events: bingo 6:30 p.m. Sundays & Fridays doors open at 5:30 p.m., meat draws Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. & Saturdays 3 p.m., cribbage Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. followed by Chase the Ace, live bands Fridays 9 p.m. to close, karaoke Saturdays 7:30 p.m. to midnight & zone darts Jan. 18 & 19. Robbie Burns Day celebrations on Jan. 25.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 17, 2014 A17

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