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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 55Plus Archwood Community Centre, offers: exercise classes including yoga fit, pole walking, total body workout, zumba gold, low impact cardio, and line dancing. Social activities weekly: pickleball, bowling, cycling, pool, card games, board games. Information: Melinda 204-416-1967 or

Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club would like senior men to curl Friday mornings. 10 games before and 10 games after Christmas. Call Arch 204-837-8181.

Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club Seniors Mixed League Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Teams change every 10 games for a total of 40 games. Information: Sue 204-837-6616.

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 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: bingo, Mondays, 7 p.m., Crescentwood site, 1170 Corydon Ave.; bridge, Mondays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood site; walking club, Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., various locations; cribbage, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood site; quilting, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Crescentwood site. Information: 204-488-7000 or

Crescent Drive Senior Men's Golf League is looking for golfers interested in golfing a Par "3" golf course, Wednesday mornings, 8 a.m. Come on out, golf nine holes and have some fun. Enjoy the serenity of a beautiful morning in a park like setting. $35 and covers the prizes and banquet at the end of the season. Information: Franklin 204-489-7887.

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 Inc. 377 Dufferin Ave.: Mondays shuffleboard, 9:45 a.m.; bingo, 1 p.m.; Wednesday noon, soup & perogy lunch. Perogies 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.

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

Fort Garry Ladies Curling, 696 Archibald St., is looking for curlers for Tuesday and Thursdays, 1 p.m. starting in Oct. Information: Audrey 204-256-4577 or Joyce 204-256-5724.

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.

Fort Rouge Curling Club 750 Daly St. looking for women curlers Tuesday & Thursday 1 p.m. Information: Marilyn 204-475-6591.

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.

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.

Golden Rule Seniors (Fort Rouge leisure Centre) 625 Osborne St. Programs start the week of Sept. 8. Bingo, Monday 1 p.m.; lawn bowling, Tuesday/Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon (June-Sept.); glee club, Thursday, 9:30 a.m.; bridge 1 and 7p.m. and shuffleboard 1 p.m.; China painting, Friday 10 a.m. and carpet bowling 1 p.m. Information: Terry 204-453-1085.

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 p.m., Wednesdays, 9-10:45 a.m. Information: 204-256-6939 or

Gwen Secter 1588 Main St. 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, Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch & Transportation are available. Entertainment Bellows & Fellows.

Henderson Hwy. Legion 215, 3600 De Vries offers the following: 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:

Home Maintenance Program Good Neighbours Active Living Centre, every Saturday until Aug. 30, Good Neighbours Active Living Centre is offering a Home Maintenance Program throughout the city of Winnipeg for older adults 55+ who are looking for various types of help within their home. To find a service provider, 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-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. and Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m.-noon. 204-256-6654.

Pembina Active Living 55+ (PAL) annual picnic and membership drive: Aug. 26, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., St. Norbert Farmers' Market, 3514 Pembina Hwy. Western theme - square dancers, old time fiddler, line dance and zumba gold demonstrations, pony rides (children welcome), food vendors, prizes. Admission tin for Winnipeg Harvest. Fall activities begin Sept. 8. Information:, 204-946-0839 or

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.

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 Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: Joe or Mary 204-254-8390.

Raging Grannies of Winnipeg looking for mature ladies who want to sing for Social Justice at many upcoming events. Information: Leuba 204-453-1486 or Marilyn 204-414-4343.

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

Seine River Seniors Inc. Southdale CC., 204-253-4599; bridge, Monday 9:45 - 11:30 a.m; creative writing - Sept. 11 & 25 - 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.; walking/urban poling, Monday 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m., first Tuesday of each month -cheapy afternoon movies; second Wednesday - luncheons; third Tuesday - Brunch; Sept. 7, Pansy fall supper; Sept. 17, Assiniboine Park Zoo; Oct. 5, Cooks Creek fall supper.

Senior Achievers meet every third Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m., 406 McGregor St. Bingo, 50/50, meat draws, draw prizes, coffee and socializing. Information: Rose Manulak 204-338-3833.

Senior's Dance St. Anne's Church, Sept. 4, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 35 Marcie St. Music by Pride & Joy. $8. Information: 204-669-7557.

Senors Dance Sept. 16, noon - 3:30 p.m., Holy Family Parish Church Auditorium, 1001 Grant Ave. Dance to the music of Pride & Joy. Information: 204-453-4653. $10.

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

South Winnipeg Seniors Resource Council 20th anniversary, Oct. 23, 1-4 p.m., Corydon Community Centre, 1170 Corydon Ave.

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.

Wednesday Simcha Program Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, 1588 Main St., Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, lunch & transportation are available. Musical entertainment will be Justin Odwak.

Whirlaway Westerners Square Dance Club open house Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Kirkfield-Westwood Community Centre, 165 Sansome Ave. mondern square dancing every Friday 7-9:30 p.m. Information: Carole 204-831-8954 or Pam 204-414-7637.

Winnipeg South Osborne Legion # 252, 426 Osborne St. in conjunction with Osborne South Sidewalk Festival open house Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 22, 2014 A23

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