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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. 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, 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.


Archwood 55-Plus Program and Activities Archwood Community Centre, to March: Yoga Fit, Nordic pole walking, Zumba Fit, low-impact cardio, total body workout, line dancing, painting/drawing, bowling & pickle ball. Information: 204-416-1067 or or Bus trip to St. Pierre-Jolys for the Sugaring Off Festival, April 12. Cost includes bus fare, museum and lunch, $35. 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.


Bleak House Centre Inc., 1637 Main St. (across from IGA) information: 204-338-4723 activities: Monday, whist 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday, coffee and conversation 10 a.m., lunch 11:45 a.m.; bingo 1-3 p.m.; ceramics 1-3 p.m.; Thursday, cribbage 1-3 p.m.; Friday, quilting 9:30 a.m.


CARP (Canadian Association for the 45-Plus), Elmwood Legion Branch No. 9, Winnipeg East Chapter #53 meets 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:30 p.m., April 9. Elmwood Royal Canadian Legion, 920 Nairn Ave. Guest speaker, a consumer services officer uncovering today's frauds & scams. Information: John Plischke 204-586-5501. Free parking at the back.


CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) meet 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. 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 second 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, drop-in social bridge, coffee and refreshments every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m.

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Earl Grey Community Club, 360 Cockburn St. N., offers 20 hands of whist, Monday, 7:30 to 9:30 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 204-669-4795.


Elmwood-East Kildonan Active Living Centre spring dinner, April 5, 5 p.m., 180 Poplar Ave. Ham, scalloped potato, salad, dessert. Tickets $10, 204-589-7244. Weekly activities: floor curling, cribbage, darts, shuffleboard, table tennis, carpet bowling and other drop-in activities.


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.


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: luncheon & dance, Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m., $8; Texas Hold 'em poker Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Saturdays 1 p.m., $40; bingo Fridays, 7 p.m.; Find The Joker, Fridays around 9:30 p.m.; karaoke Saturdays 7 p.m.


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 Home maintenance program for older adults who are looking for various types of help within their home. Information: 204-806-1303.


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; Wednesday Simcha program, April 9, 11:30 a.m. with entertainment by "Elvis."


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:


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, to June, 9 a.m. to noon, Bronx Park Community Centre, 720 Henderson Hwy.


McBeth House Centre Inc., 31 McBeth St., off Main Street, 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. Pickle ball 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. Information: or come to the pool on Tuesday or Friday 1:30-3 p.m. and ask for Sandy.


Pembina Active Living 55+ (PAL) spring programs begin April 7, Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St., St. Norbert CC and Fort Garry CC. They include: seniors yoga, seniors fitness and resistance training, urban poling, line dancing, Zumba Gold toning, Still Bloomin' gardening club, ballroom dancing, Pin Pals (5-pin bowling), PAL Pedallers (cycling group), Lunch PALS, PAL Putters (golf group), movie PALS, painting, meditation, computers, drop-in bridge, Wii games. Register by mail or in person at Grace Church. Information: or 204-946-0839.


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.


Post-polio Network Manitoba meeting, April 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Katherine Friesen Centre, 940 Notre Dame Ave. Topic: Victoria Lifeline.


Prendergast Seniors Club 55+ group, 906 Cottonwood Rd., room 20, offers: cribbage Monday & Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; whist, Thursday, 12:30-3:30 pm.; exercises, Tuesday & Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; luncheon every 4th Wedneday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: Joe or Mary 204-254-8390.


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


Seine River Seniors, Southdale Community Centre, register 204-253-4599 offers: bridge, Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m.; indoor walking, Winakwa CC, Mondays 10-11 a.m.; creative writing April 17 and alternating Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon; catered Easter luncheon & guest speaker, April 12, noon, register by April 6; social brunch April 15, 9:30 a.m., Promenade Bistro, C130 Provencher Blvd.; live floral arranging April 16, 1-3 p.m., pay $13 in advance at Southdale CC; South Beach Casino, April 21, $25 pre-paid by April 11 at Southdale CC, pickup 8:30 a.m. at Salisbury lot, Fermor & St. Anne's Road.


St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre offers: 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. Information: 204-987-8850.


St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre presentations Keeping Connected. Gardening with Arthritis, April 9, 1:30 p.m.; Frauds and Scams, April 14, 10 a.m.; In the Kitchen with Arthritis, May 7, 10 a.m.; Downsizing, May 14, 1:30 p.m.; Creating a Respectful Community, May 8, 1:30 p.m. $2 per presentation. Reach for the Stars Fashion Show, May 1, 1:30 p.m., Westwood Community Church. Tickets: 204-987-8850, $10 members ,$15 non-members. Clothes by Jones New York and delicious desserts. Say Grilled Cheese, April 16, 11:30 a.m. $15 members, $20 non-members. Let's have a Fiesta, May 15,11:30 a.m. $20 members, $25 non-members. Annual AGM, May 29, 10:30 a.m. Sign-up required. Fitness classes and workshops: Zumba, drums alive, Lite & lively, meditation, Nordic pole walking, hand weights and resistance band, sole steppers walking group, PACE (People with Arthritis can Exercise), yoga - beginner and Yin and Yang. Information: 204-987-8850 or


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


S.M.A.R.T (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise for senior men and women every Wednesday, 1 p.m., 514 Maryland St., New Life Ministries Church. Information: Eleanor 204-943-8557. $3.


South Winnipeg Senior's Slo-Pitch 2014 registration and spring general meeting, April 21, 12:30 p.m., Victoria Community Centre, 80 Derek St. $40 provides softball Manitoba registration and accident insurance coverage. Information:, or Bob 204-261-3033, Metro 204-256-4074 or Janice 204-831-5641.


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.


Vital Seniors St. Mary Magdalene Church, 3 St. Vital Rd., first Sunday of the month to July 1 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 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Prairie Stars 1:15-2:45 p.m., Fridays, beginners-plus, 10-11:30 a.m., Barbara 204-334-3559, scrabble, Mondays, noon-4:30 p.m., Don 204-487-8357; luncheons, last Tuesday of the month, June 204-256-0414.


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 & District Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees (FSNA) annual general meeting, April 24, 1 p.m., St. James Legion, 1755 Portage Ave. Information about the changes to the PSHCP will be provided through a question & answer format. Register: Lil 204-832-6056 or by April 10.


Winnipeg South Osborne Legion # 252 at 426 Osborne St., Harry Tucker, branch service officer, 204-475-9275. In liaison with Veterans Affairs Canada and will assist armed forces personal and veterans with explaining and/or applying for any benefits provided by the DVA & VIP programs, for example disability benefits. He can also assist with any required forms and documents.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 4, 2014 A17

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