Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events

 

Announcements

 

Broadway Seniors Resource Council's Annual Community Resource Fair 
 This year we have 2 events to attend!!
Tuesday, October 16th - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Auditorium, Lions Place, 610 Portage Ave. 
&
Thursday, October 25th - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Robert A. Steen Community Centre

Both events will offer 2 informative presentations and information booths, entry to win a door prize, snacks & refreshments, all for FREE admission!
This event is open to all older adults, and their caregivers.
Funding gratefully received from

The DMSMCA Youth Advisory Council  Presents Yardworks 2018.
Have a youth crew come to your home and rake, mow, tidy. 
Pay what you can - a donation to the YAC.
For older adults and folks with limited mobility.
For more information, or to donate tools/supplies, 
Call Laurel, 204-774-7005 ext. 104.

 

Programs & Events


Mondays, September 10 - October 29: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Osteoporosis Break Through Program: A Support Group for People With or at Risk of Osteoporosis - Reh-Fit Centre, 1390 Taylor Ave. Free, but registration is required. Receive current, accurate bone health and osteoporosis information, engage in discussions, share experiences, hear from different professionals who specialize in living well with Osteoporosis, topics include: diagnosis, nutrition, safe exercise, medications, and falls prevention. To register, call 204-772-3498 or email manitoba@osteoporosis.ca

Wednesdays, September 19 & October 31: 10:15 a.m. - Noon - Legal Clinic - Special Services (second floor), Millennium Library. Free. Drop in for legal help from law students working under the supervision of an experienced lawyer. Get answers to your questions about the law and legal processes in Manitoba, and help in finding services you need. For those with family incomes under $50,000 per year. Drop in only. First come, first served. Operated by the Legal Help Centre.

Thursday, September 20: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Opening Doors for Accessibility - Canad Inns Destination Centre, 1405 St. Mathews Ave. Will be discussing issues and concerns on accessibility and inclusion, including MODC - First Nations, Business/Hospitality Industry, Recreational Resources, Transportation, Housing. Keynote Speaker: Lisa Meeches. Limited seating available. RSVP by September 14th. Contact Mary Lynne Stewart at 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7292, or by email at mstewart@marchofdimes.ca

Thursday, September 20: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Hidden Histories - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library. Free. Librarian Monique Woroniak presents search tips and tricks to navigate Our World collections related to LGBTQ history, slavery and anti-slavery movements, and Indigenous peoples (North America). Featured content includes the Canadian Gay Lesbian Archives, famed Mohawk newspaper Akwesasne Notes, Winnipeg-based New Nation newspaper (1970s), documents from the Amistad Research Centre, and abolitionist sermons and speeches. Register by calling 204-986-6450 or visiting winnipeg.ca/library

Friday, September 21: 2:30 p.m. - Centre on Aging : Achieving Healthy Futures - 108 Cross Commons Room, 92 Dysart Rd. St. John's College, Fort Garry Campus. Free. Dr. Segall's presentation will focus on the factors that protect and enhance good health across the lifecourse  and the importance of extending health expectancy. This presentation will take place immediately after the student award ceremony presentation. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP your attendance by September 14th to coaman@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8754.

Tuesdays, September 25; October 2: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Knitting Clinic and Circle - Forth Floor, Millennium Library. Free. Unsure what you want to knit next, or need a little help? Drop in to our knitting circle. A limited amount of yarn will be available if you want to get started on something new, or bring your own project to work on. We have a great selection of pattern books to browse for inspiration! Knitters of all levels welcome.

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Folk Festival in the City - TD New & Noted area, Millennium Library. These intimate workshops consist of local and touring artists sharing songs and stories just as you would see on stage at the summer festival. Presented by the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Monday, October 1: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.) - Active Aging in Manitoba Expo: Toward Sport for Life - Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, 145 Pacific Ave. Free. Discover how you can get involved in activities and programs that will inspire your personal wellness and contribute to your health. Come check out interactive demonstrations and info booths that identify community resources available to you. Enjoy some live music and presentations. Try out different MB 55 Plus Games activities and explore the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre including free fitness classes and a visit to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame! This event is part of a national celebration of aging as Canadians from coast to coast to celebrate National Seniors' & Elders' Day to kick off Seniors' & Elders' Month in October. Admission is FREE and open to EVERYONE!

Tuesday, October 2: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Speaking Crow - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library. Free. Speaking Crow is Winnipeg's longest-running poetry open mic, with a different featured reader each month. Hear great poetry, and maybe read something yourself at the open mic. Sign up for reading slots at the event.

Silence No More: Exploring the Emotional Whirlwind  and Hidden Impact of Hearing Loss - Hosted by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, MB Chapter. 203-825 Sherbrook St. $8.00/week. Are you struggling mentally, emotionally or physically because of your hearing loss? Do you feel that you've lost parts of yourself and identity along with your hearing loss? Do you struggle with constant worry and anxiety about your job, relationships and the future? Silence no More is a group where people can talk openly and honestly about the wide range of feelings that come when experiencing hearing loss, such as depression, grief, anxiety, anger, fear, and even shame. Tammy Perry, a Registered Social Worker will facilitate a series of workshops which will help you develop a deeper understanding and gain awareness of the emotional, mental, and physical impact of hearing loss. You will build resiliency, gain a sense of belonging, and be encouraged.

October Workshops:
  • Monday, October 15th and Thursday, October 25th
November Workshops:
  • Thursday, November 8th and Monday, November 19th 
For more information, or to register call 204-975-3037 or email: mbchha@mymts.net Free parking at the back of SMD. On-site security.

2018 Downtown Connection 55+ Resource Event - Hosted by the Healthy Aging Resource Team (HART). All programs FREE.
  • October 16: 10:00 a.m. - Healthy Aging on a Budget - Presented by Community Financial Counseling Services - Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Ave.
  • October 17: 10:00 a.m. - Living Life to the Full - Presented by Canadian Mental Health Association (Wpg.) - Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Ave.
  • October 18: 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Free Painting Class - Presented by Studio Central Artist. Space is Limited. Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Ave.
  • October 23: 11:00 a.m. - Prevent Falls: Lose the Hazards  - Presented by Safety Aid, A&O Support Services for Older Adults. Portage Place Shopping Centre, Edmonton Court.
  • October 23: Noon - Clogging, Dancercise & Ballroom Dancing - Presented by West End Active Living Centre. Portage Place Shopping Centre, Edmonton Court.
  • October 24: 11:00 a.m. - Mindfulness - Presented by Klinic Community Health. Portage Place Shopping Centre, Edmonton Court.
  • October 24: Noon - Line Dancing - Presented by Valour Community Club. Portage Place Shopping Centre, Edmonton Court.
  • October 25: 11:00 a.m. - Taking Care of Your Feet - Presented by Health Services on Elgin. Portage Place Shopping Centre, Edmonton Court.
  • October 25: Noon - Zumba Gold - Presented by Karen Hodgins. Portage Place Shopping Centre, Edmonton Court.
For more information, or to register, please contact Healthy Aging Resource Team, 204-940-8140.

Wednesday, October 24: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Haunted Winnipeg: Ghost Stories from the Heart of the Continent - Harvey Smith (West End) Library, 999 Sargent Ave. Free. Matthew Komus will share some of the city's best known ghost stories, as well as some less familiar tales. Hear about the people who may be haunting Winnipeg's historic sites while learning about the buildings' unique and creepy history. Register by calling 204-986-6450 or visiting winnipeg.ca/library

Monday, October 29: Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse - Anhang Room, Millennium Library. Free. I got it from my doctor so it must be safe, right? Evan Rosner, from the addictions Foundation of Manitoba will provide information on the factors that may lead to prescription and over the counter drug misuse and provide an overview of common drugs and their use. Register by calling 204-986-6450 or visiting winnipeg.ca/library

Thursday, November 1: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Healthcare Directives - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library. Free. In addition to a will, everyone should have a Healthcare Directive and Power of Attorney. Learn what these documents are and what happens if you are no longer competent to look after your financial affairs. Register by calling 204-986-6450 or visiting winnipeg.ca/library

Tuesday, November 6: Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Know Where to Go - Anhang Room, Millennium Library. Free. Is it an emergency? Or is it a concern your primary care provider can address? Join Amy Krahn and Janice Brickey from the WRHA Healthy Aging Resource Team for a discussion on where to go for your various health care needs. Register by calling 204-986-6450 or visiting winnipeg.ca/library

 

Groups


It's All About Us - Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Bell Estate Room, Lions Place. A confidential group for older adults who are thinking about, or getting ready to reduce or stop their use of alcohol, sedatives, pain killers or gambling, or are looking for ongoing support to maintain recovery with addiction, anxiety and depression. Led by peer facilitators. Please call Melanie Reimer at 204-772-3533 for more information.

Stress Busters - Every Second Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - DMSMCA, 823 Ellice Ave.  A support group for older adults 55+ residing in the West Central area of Winnipeg who are coping with anxiety due to stress. Peer facilitated by volunteers from Anxiety Disorder Association of Manitoba.

Seniors' Choral Society - Practice Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon - McClure Place, 533 Greenwood Pl. New members invited, especially tenors and basses. No auditions. We are an SATB choir with a challenging repertoire. Concerts held in Spring and several weeks before Christmas. Also, prior to Annual Concert, will perform at local seniors complexes and PCHs. For information, call Glenda or John: 204-669-5570 or visit www.seniorschoralsociety.ca

Regular Programming

 

Art Classes 45+ Programming - Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Common Room at St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, 365 McGee St. Free and fun art programming, facilitated by an instructor from Art City. Healthy snacks provided. No experience required!

Seniors Health & Wellness 45+ Program - Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Common Room at St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, 365 McGee St. Free. Led by experienced health and wellness facilitators. Each week will feature light physical activity (yoga, dance, stretching, walking, gardening), healthy snacks, and information on nutrition, diet and mental health. Each month we will go on one field trip outside of the building.

Over the Rainbow - Rainbow Resource Centre - 170 Scott St. A Rainbow Resource Centre social support group for the 55+ LGBT2SQ+ folks in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
  1. Coffee & Chat - Drop-in for coffee, tea, and conversation on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.
  2. Potluck Supper - Bring some food to share on the second Thursday of every month, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Movie Matinée - Stop by on the fourth Thursday of every month from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for popcorn and a show.
For more information, visit www.rainbowresourcecentre.org or contact the Program Coordinator, 204-474-0212, ext. 204.

Free 55+ Cooking Classes - Monthly, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, starting March 14, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - West End Commons, 365 McGee St. Learn how to cook healthy and affordable recipes in a fun and safe environment. Classes facilitated by Mary Jane's Cooking School. For more information or to register, call 204-783-5000 ext. 102 or email greenimage@spenceneighbourhood.org

Free 55+ Social Club - every other Monday afternoon, starting March 12 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - The Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Ave. Please join us for a free light lunch and coffee/tea. We offer conversation, learning, and fun activities in a relaxed and safe environment. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information or to register, please call 204-783-5000 ext. 106 or email safety@spenceneighbourhood.org


FOR SERVICE IN FRENCH 

contact:

POUR UN SERVICE EN FRANÇAIS contactez :
le Conseil des francophones 55+ de Winnipeg
phone : 204-793-1054
e-mail : conseil55@fafm.mb.ca
web : www.fafm.mb.ca/?page_id=407