Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events

  

Announcements:


Health. Let's talk about it. You can help us build a better health care system. Recruitment is underway for volunteers for the Local Health Involvement Groups. They are made up of community members who explore, provide public perspectives, and ideas to ensure that health care services meet the needs of everyone in the Winnipeg health region. 

Commit to attending 6 meetings per year for a 3 year term. We support participation by assisting with transportation and paying for caregivers, when needed. For more information and to apply go to: http://www.wrha.mb.ca/about/engagement/lhig/index.php  

You can also contact Colleen Schneider for more information at cschneider1@wrha.mb.ca or 204-803-7294. Deadline for applications is May 24, 2019 for terms that begin in September.


Exciting Board Opportunity! Do you want to make a real difference in your community by enhancing the lives of older Manitobans? Are you an older adult with knowledge and skills related to Refugees and Newcomers, Human Resources, and Business? If so, we want your expertise and leadership!

A&O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. (A&O) is looking for volunteer Board members to join its dynamic team. Your commitment is to share advice and provide leadership by participating in one Board meeting a month (last Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.), as well as promoting our not-for-profit agency.

If serving on the A&O Board sounds like a good fit for you and you would like more information about this unique opportunity, please forward your resume along with a letter of intent to amacrae@aosupportservices.ca

We look forward to hearing from you!

200-280 Smith St. Winnipeg, MB. R3C 1K2 Phone: 204-956-6440


We are looking for the next Seniors Star! CJNU Nostalgia Radio and the Red River Ex are looking for 55+ performers to compete on the Red Barn Stage at the 2019 Red River Ex.

The 2019 CJNU Senior Star competition will be held on Wednesday, June 19th at 4:00 p.m.

If you are a singer, dancer, band member, instrument player, hoola-hooper, magician, ventriloquist or the like and are looking for a really fun competition, this is it!

New this year - Double the prize money over previous years: 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $300. Visit www.redriverex.com/cjnu-senior-star to review the application process & upload a short audition video. Small entry fee gets you two tickets to use (the day of the show if you are successful in securing a spot in the competition) or any day you choose!


Broadway Seniors Resource Council Presents:
55+ Presentation Series at the Community Centre

Thursday, May 23: 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Winnipeg Police Service: Personal Safety for Seniors - Fireside Room, Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Free.

Thursday, June 20: 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Broadway Seniors Resource Council: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Presentation of "It's Not Right! Neighbours, Friends & Families for Older Adults -Fireside Room, Robert A. Steen Community Centre. Free. Please join Melanie Reimer, Seniors Resource Coordinator for the Broadway Seniors Resource Council as she presents on how to recognize elder abuse, how to help when it is suspected, and what resources are available to assist.


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Programs & Events



Wednesday, May 29: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - 12th Annual 55+ Housing & Active Lifestyles Expo - Victoria Inn Hotel, 1808 Wellington Ave. Free. A&O: Support Services for Older Adults 55+ Housing & Active Lifestyles Expo provides older Manitobans and their families with a variety of housing options, active lifestyle opportunities, and support services necessary for successful aging. Exhibitors include: Housing Facilities, Housing Support Services Senior Care Facilities, Financial Services, Moving & Storage, Realtors, Home Safety & Security, Public & Non-Profit, Agencies providing services/assistance to older adults. For more information, call 204-956-6440 or visit aoexpo.ca

Thursday, May 30: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Accessibility for Manitobans: Everyone Benefits - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Providing accessible customer service is now the law in Manitoba. This presentation, from Emily Walker and Colleen Watters of the Disability Issues Office, will help you identify, remove, and prevent barriers to access - as well as discuss the requirements of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act and related standards. To register, go to winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Thursday, May 30: 12:00 p.m. - Mother's Day Celebration - West End Active Living Centre, 1315 Strathcona St. $15. Ladies 55+ (members) Free. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Food, music, fun! To buy a ticket or to register please call 204-599-6672.

Tuesday, June 4: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Indigenous Historical Timeline: Pre-Contact to Today - Harvey Smith Library, 999 Sargent Ave. Free. Allen Sutherland (White Spotted Horse) will walk through the history of the Indigenous peoples of Canada, from pre-contact to today. He will establish links between historical events and present day issues, and dispel many myths and stereotypes. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-4677.

Wednesday, June 5: 12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Jens Munk Expedition: 400 Year Anniversary - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Otto Christensen presents the story of a little known Danish attempt to find the Northwest Passage. Jens Munk and his crew spent the winter of 1619 - 20 in today's Churchill, Manitoba. Many succumbed to scurvy and exposure. When spring arrived, only three were still alive - yet miraculously, they made it back over the North Atlantic. Munk's meticulously kept journal of the voyage is an amazing testimony to the human spirit. A display on the Munk expedition will run June to August on the main floor of the Millennium Library.

Tuesday, June 11: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Pipe Ceremony Teachings - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Elder Peter Atkinson will share his teachings of the pipe ceremony and share the meaning of the seven directions. Note that this is not a ceremony. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Friday, June 14: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Gardening for Life - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Gardening is good for the soul and the body at all ages, but challenging abilities can present limitations. Learn from two experienced gardeners about adaptations such as raised beds, ergonomic tools, and best practices so that gardening can be a lifelong activity. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Wednesday, June 19: 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Seniors' Day at the 2019 Red River Ex - Admission in to the park $10. Seniors enjoy a free ride on the Giant Wheel and Merry-Go-Round, CJNU Seniors Star Talent Competition begins at 4:00 p.m., enjoy live entertainment on our community stage all day long, check out the dinosaurs inside our new EXtinction Park, take in the EXtreme Dogs agility show, drop by The Big Red Barn to see lots of animals up close, Noventis Discovery Place showcases Manitoba's agriculture industry, and much more!

Friday, June 21: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Choosing the Best Fruit Crop Cultivators for your Yard - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Learn about fruit crops that grow in an urban landscape and the best cultivators to use in our extreme climate. This presentation by Anthony Mintenko will also touch on relatively new fruit crops such as dwarf sour cherry as well as the traditional strawberries, raspberries, saskatoons, and apples. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Saturday June 22 & June 29: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Sir Hugh John Macdonald's Winnipeg: A Downtown Walking Tour with Ron Robinson - Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton St. Free. Take a walk with 'Sir Hugh John Macdonald' from his home at Dalnavert to the Millennium Library. En route you'll be introduced to sites that touched his life and continue to play a role in Winnipeg's urban setting. The tour wraps up in the Local History Room where you will find out more about the people, places, and history that surrounds us every day. Choose one of two tours. Meet on the veranda of Dalnavert. Wear comfortable footwear. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Thursday, June 27: 10:00 a.m. - Annual General Meeting & Canada Day Celebrations - West End Active Living Centre, at the Valour Community Centre - Clifton Site, 1315 Strathcona. Free. Music and food. For more informationcall 204-599-6672.

Groups


Turning Pages - Are you between the ages of 50 - 70 and experiencing sadness, anxiety or transitions such as retirement or caregiving? Turning Pages is a 6-week cognitive behavioural therapy with mindfulness program that provides education, opportunities for skill building, peer support and meaningful connections to community resources. To register or for more information visit: www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca/services/turning-pages or call 204-786-0987.

Wellness Walks - Fridays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (May 3 - September 27) - CMHA Manitoba, 930 Portage Ave. Free. Every Friday from May 3 until the end of September we will offer Wellness Walks in the neighbourhood. It is a great opportunity if you are interested in enjoying nature, meeting others and getting some exercise. We meet at CMHA and explore the Wolseley area. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. This is a drop-in event, so no need to register.

Pickleball - Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon (April 3 - June 5) - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Cost: $65. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. For more information or to register contact Paula at 204-783-5616.

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 - Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - DMSMCA, 823 Ellice Ave.  A support group for those 55+ experiencing on-going or episodic periods of isolation or stress. The setting is informal, so drop by for a coffee and to meet other seniors. Note: The group will not be meeting April 16 & 23. Contact Laurel at 204-774-7005 for more information.

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

Good Food Club: Healthy Seniors & Friends Group Meetings. Every second Tuesday of every month, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Second level boardroom, 545 Broadway. Elevator available. Free. Join us to: meet new people in your community, learn about senior-specific resources and events to attend, provide feedback and new ideas for programming needed in your area, learn about volunteer opportunities, enjoy a snack with others, and more! For more information, call Ailene or Danielle at 204-774-7201 ext. 6.

Regular Programming

 

Free Yoga and Meditation! - Mondays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - CMHA, 930 Portage Ave. Free. Drop-in, first come, first served. Capacity 20 per class. Are you looking for peace and calm in your life? This introduction to Ashtanga yoga and relaxing meditation can help you manage stress and anxiety while keeping fit in a fun way! Intended for all adults including those experiencing (or have have experienced) a mental health issue. Suitable for all including those with no previous yoga experience. Internal heat will be generated from breath and movement, suggest wearing comfortable clothing. Learn yoga postures and how to meditate in safe, fun, trusting and respectful classes. Learn to be more aware of the present moment, stilling your mind to a peaceful state. If you do not have a yoga mat, one will be provided for your use. For more information, call 204-982-6100. (Ring doorbell in the evenings and someone will let you in to the building).

Senior Aqualite Swim Program - Mondays (ends June 10), Wednesdays (ends June 12) & Fridays (ends June 14): 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m - Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool, 381 Sherbrook St.

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: 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: 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