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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 www.chha-mb.ca; 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 www.getbettertogether.ca; 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, Lions 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.

 

An Evening with Mayo Clinic -- Enhance Your Lifestyle and Improve Your Cardiovascular Health, Fort Garry Hotel, May 12, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Mayo Clinic physician Charanjit S. Rihal, MD, will answer your questions about important health topics. Complimentary. Register: http://www.mayoclinic.org/canada/event.

 

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 (a Canadian association for the 45-plus), Elmwood Legion Branch No. 9, Winnipeg East Chapter No. 53 meets 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:30 p.m. Information: John Plischke, 204-586-5501. Free parking at the back.

 

CARP 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 abhowe@shaw.ca. 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 info@charleswoodseniorcentre.org or www.charleswoodseniorcentre.org.

 

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 www.corydoncc.com.

 

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.

 

Elmwood-East Kildonan Active Living Centre 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 sjmarek@mts.net 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-plus: 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 www.gnalc.ca. 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 patrickg46@yahoo.com.

 

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 Birthday program, May 7, 11:30 a.m., with entertainment by Bellows & Fellows; Wednesday Simcha program, May 14, 11:30 a.m., fashion show featuring fashions by Alia, Garden City: Wednesday Simcha program, May 21, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Elaine Stern will be showing her slides of Asia.

 

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: www:highstepperswpg.com.

 

Kirkfield Streamliners, Hedges Middle School, offers a lose-weight and light-resistance strength exercise customized for seniors of all ability and mobility levels, from a 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 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.

 

Monday Morning Exercise Holy Cross Catholic Church, every Monday until June 30, with SMART group 55+.(Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together), 9:30-10:30 a.m., 252 Dubuc St. (entrance by back door) Information: 204-997-9105.

 

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., www.norberry-glenlee.ca. 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: nymembership@gmail.com 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, Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St.: Registration for fitness and dance classes have closed for this session, but you are welcome to attend Still Bloomin' garden club (May 29), Pin PALs (bowling), PAL Pedallers (cycling group), PAL Putters (golf), lunch PALS, movie PALS, computer instruction (May 8), drop-in bridge, and Wii games. Information: www.pal55plus.ca, 204-946-0839 or info@pal55plus.com.

 

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 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 CC, call 204-253-4599: bridge, Monday 9:45-11:30 a.m.; urban poling, Monday, 10-11 a.m.; cheapy Tuesday matinee movie, May 6, location TBA; creative writing May 15 & 29, 10-noon; celebrating Mothers Tea & AGM May 14, noon; pharmacy workshop Seniors & Safe Medications, May 16, 10-noon; social brunch, May 20, 9:30 a.m., St. Boniface Golf Course, 100 Youville St.

 

St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre offers fitness classes: 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. 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. 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 www.stjamescentre.com.

 

7th annual Seniors Housing & Lifestyles Expo, Victoria Inn, May 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event highlights the various types of housing available to older adults as well as the support services and resources that exist to help older adults remain independent. Free admission. Free parking. Information: 204-956-6440 or www.ageopportunity.mb.ca.

 

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

 

SMART (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.

 

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.

 

Winnipeg South Osborne Legion # 252, 426 Osborne St., chase the ace every Tuesday, 6 p.m.; current winners' share is over $2,000.

 

Assinbioine Chapter of Sweet Adelines show, The Rhythym of the Night, June 7, MBCI, Jubilee Place Concert Hall, 173 Talbot Ave. Special guests Glen Matthews and Ron Paley. Tickets $20, Thorey 204-837-4767.

 

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Investors Group Memory Walk, June 12, The Forks. Register: 204-943-6622 or alzheimer.mb.ca.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 2, 2014 A19

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