Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events
In response to COVID-19, The Broadway Seniors Resource Council has decided to close our office and cancel all community programming we provide until further notice.
Programs and Workshops
PLEASE BE ADVISED:
SOME PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS MAY BE ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
Check back regularly for updates.
Senior Scope Monthly On-Line Newspaper
Latest Issue (July 15/20):
Read more info such as COVID updates and other articles to inform and entertain you on the Senior
Scope Website: https://www.seniorscope.com/
On-Line Community Programs & Events
Creative Retirement Manitoba
Providing a series of online courses for older adults.
Good Food Club - Social Distancing Club
Feeling isolated and alone during COVID-19 Social Distancing measures? Join us online using the Zoom app! Sit, relax, chat with friends, in the comfort and safety of your own home. Everyone welcome! Find program information listed in the On-Line Community Programs & Events section below, or through the following links:
West Broadway Community Organization's Website
or Good Food Club's Facebook Page
Join the Good Food Club's Garden Party Facebook Group!
In this group, we will be able to interact with each other, ask and answer questions, and share our gardening victories on a regular basis.
Get Better Together Digital Workshop
Take control of your health and build your confidence to manage better with a FREE Get Better Together digital workshop. Tuesdays, April 28 - June 2, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
You need internet access and a Google Chrome browser to join our Zoom digital workshop. Get details at email@example.com or 204-632-3922.
Community Programs & EventsPlease check back for added content.
Coffee Talk - Free Weekly Telephone Based Seniors Activity Program - Hosted by Jewish Child and Family Services and Jewish Federation of Winnipeg. Free. For Jewish seniors, age 55+. The program provides great conversation, fun activities, learning opportunities, and more! For more information or to register, call the Coffee Talk Coordinator at 204-298-6677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
West Broadway Community Ministry's 55+ Coffee & Connections group - Wednesdays (starting October 2nd): 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Main Floor, Crossways in Common, 222 Furby St. Coffee, treats conversation, connection, free to attend. For more information call 204-774-2773.
Art Group - Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - Hosted by the West Broadway Community Ministry at Crossways in Common, 222 Furby St. Free. There is conversation and laughter! We enjoy sharing ideas and tips with each other and people chose their own agenda.
Knitting Group - Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - noon - Hosted by the West Broadway Community Ministry at Crossways in Common, 222 Furby St. Free. A time of building friendships, listening to one another's joys and concerns & learning new skills.
Beginner Tai Chi Classes - Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. & Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Program start date: Wednesday, February 12th, or Saturday, February 15. Registration required. For more information or to register, email email@example.com or visit the Canadian Tai Chi Academy Website: www.canadiantaichiacademy.org
- Coffee & Chat - Drop-in for coffee, tea, and conversation on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.
- Potluck Supper - Bring some food to share on the second Thursday of every month, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- 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.
Coronaviruses can cause illness in humans and in animals. Sometimes an animal coronavirus can cause illness in a human. Common coronaviruses that infect humans usually cause mild symptoms similar to the common cold. COVID-19 is a new strain of the virus that has not been previously identified in humans.
Symptoms range from mild (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) to severe (shortness of breath and breathing difficulties). Older people and those living with chronic health conditions appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
The virus is spread through close contact (within 2 meters/ 6 feet) with an infected person who is coughing or sneezing. You can also get COVID-19 by touching objects contaminated with the virus and then touching your mouth, eyes, or nose.
People are encouraged to take common prevention measures, including regular handwashing with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. Make sure to dry your hands thoroughly. Or, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if your hands are not visibly dirty. It is especially important to clean your hands:
- after coughing or sneezing
- when caring for a sick person
- before, during, or after you prepare food
- before eating
- after toilet use
- when hands are visibly dirty
How can I tell if I've got the Flu, Cold, or Coronavirus?
What do I do if I start having symptoms?
COVID-19 Resources for Seniors and their Caregivers.
Health Links - Info Santé:
COVID - 19 Screening - On-Line Self Assessment Tool
Online Self Assessment Tool
In order to determine if you should contact Health Links-Info Santé or seek other medical advice, going through the COVID - 19 Screening questions will provide direction to those concerned about their health to identify if there is a concern of Coronavirus that needs further investigation while freeing up essential personnel to respond to serious cases.
Phone - 204-788-8200 / 1-888-315-9257
Province of Manitoba Health and Shared Health:
Up to Date Information: www.manitoba.ca/covid19
Help Next Door Tool
A safe way to match volunteers and community support to those with needs for goods and services such as groceries, medication, snow-clearing, and various other necessities.
Health Resources NOT COVID-19 Related
Call Your Doctor
Doctors are here to help you!
They may provide a phone or video appointment. If an in-person appointment is needed, doctor's offices are taking public health precautions to screen patients, disinfect more frequently, and apply social distancing advice in common spaces such as wait rooms.
Most importantly, your doctor can help you decide if you should seek care now, or wait. Don't self-diagnose, or simply assume they're not available. Just call your doctor first to get advice.
Centre de Santé
Open 7 days a week.
Following strict protocols, you can come to the clinic to receive services from a nurse or a nurse practitioner for non-COVID-19 related illnesses. It is advisable to call the clinic ahead at 204-940-3838 to determine if a clinic visit is recommended.
For more information, visit centredesante.mb.ca
New Domestic Violence Support Line
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Mental Health Resources:
AbilitiCBT Virtual Therapy Program
Program available in English and French. This is a FREE program available to Manitobans age 16+.
The program is guided by professional therapists and addresses anxiety symptoms related to the uniquely challenging aspects of pandemics: uncertainty, physical isolation, caring for family and community members, information overload, and stress management.
The program will help participants learn what anxiety is and how it affects their emotions, mind, body, and behavior; reduce anxiety by learning cognitive behavioral therapy skills and using them to change responses to triggers; develop coping strategies to track and reduce anxiety and better manage daily activities.
Participants will fill out an online health screening questionnaire, and a therapist will reach out within three days to book an initial assessment by phone.
Manitoba Shared Health
Guidance and tools to support mental wellness.
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
Mental Health Commission of Canada
A government of Canada infinitive that provides e-mental health supports and access to virtual counseling services to everyone in Canada.
The Joy4All Project is a Canadian-based hotline for seniors and others who are feeling the effects of social isolation to call and listen to pre-recorded jokes, stories, or uplifting messages.
Hotline #: 1-877-569-4255
Anxiety Disorder Association Manitoba
Anxiety Support Line: 204-925-0040
Beginning Monday, March 23rd, People are invited to call our support line. The line will be checked regularly between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekends. Please leave your name, phone number, or email address and an ADAM representative will get in touch within a short period of time.
Alternatively, people can call the general office at 204-925-0600 and leave a message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coping with COVID-19 Resource Page
Relevant videos and articles on how to manage anxiety.
Anxiety support group
Caregiving with Confidence
Telephone support for caregivers, on-line support group.
Facebook Support Group for Caregivers of Older Adults
Family Caregiver Alliance
CAHM - Mental Health and the COVID - 19
Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg/Manitoba
CMHA's Service Navigation Hub
If you are an older adult (55+) and experiencing isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, mental health concerns, addiction, or are concerned about your family, you can call or email CMHA's Service Navigation Hub for assessment, information, referral, supports, brief counseling, resources or courses.
Phone: (204) 982-6135
Sara Riel Inc.
24-Hour Peer Support Phone Line: 204-942-9276 or 204-231-0217
Seneca Services, Sara Riel's Peer Support Program is opening a second call line and extending their hours to 24 hours to welcome calls from anyone - not only those experiencing a mental health or addiction challenges, but also those experiencing uncommon feelings such as anxiety, depression, loneliness or fear, as a result of the current situation we all face. This is NOT a crisis line.
Mobile Crisis Team: 204-940-1781
Winnipeg Emergency Services: 9-1-1
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Older Adult Circuit Posters
- "How To" Poster
- "Warm Up" Poster & NEW Warm-Up Poster
- "Strength & Endurance" Poster
- "Balance" Poster
- "Flexibility" Poster
- Balance & Strength Exercises
- Build Strength with Bands
- Everyday Exercises for Older Adults
- Exercise Tips for Older Adults
8 Week Fitness Program for Seniors. A video series to stay fit and active with instructions on how to do each exercise correctly.
8 Week Fitness Program for Seniors
Active Aging Manitoba
The Perley and Rideau Active Seniors. Here you will find an assortment of resource articles and videos for various activities. Stay Active! Stay Healthy! www.activeperleyrideau.com
Senior Centre Without Walls through A & O: Support Services for Older Adults offers free educational and recreational programs over the phone. The program reaches out to socially isolated older adults 55+ living in Manitoba. Individuals and groups are welcome. There is no cost to register. We will call participants and join them into the programs.
In our guide, you will find the following topics plus a whole lot more!
- Welcome to Senior Centre Without Walls!
- Frauds & Scams and Personal Safety (Winnipeg Police Service)
- Moccasin Making
- A Grassroots Response to Climate Change: Rainwater Harvesting
- Interesting Manitobans: Women in Blues – Stone Soup Jam
- Lessons: Spanish Express
- Travelogues: Nigeria, Israel, Amazon, and B.C.
- Music Therapy, Art Therapy, and Meditation
- Celebrity Bingo and Fun and Games
- Book Clubs, Short Stories, Poetry (read aloud)
- Observances & Celebrations: Purim, St. Patrick’s Day, April Fool’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Leap Day
- Health and Wellness Presentations: Cancer Screening Explained, Psychology Month and Nutrition Month
Daily Hello Program: Offering safe social connections in the face of COVID - 19.
What is a Daily Hello? The Daily Hello is a friendly check-in to see how participants are doing. Participants may be referred to agency Social Workers as required.
How To Call In:
Step 1 - Call (204)515-1147
Step 2 - When prompted, enter access code 731967548
University of Manitoba
Offers a variety of resource links for physical activity at home for older adults and those with health conditions.
U of M - Centre on Aging - An excellent website filled with various community support lists and links, including Resources for Home, Community Resources and social Resources.
CBC - Online workouts for seniors and how to pick the right one for you.
Amintro - Age 50+ Online Social Platform
Amintro is encouraging the community to do their part and check in on older adults in the neighbourhood. With a printable card that can be left in the mailbox, the receiver is provided contact information and a list of options for help that is available to them (grocery pick up, a friendly phone call, posting urgent mail, etc.) all with no in-person contact to minimize their exposure to those who may have the virus, yet letting them know they are not alone.
Amintro has also launched Amintro Connects a free Facebook group, where adults age 50+ and those who care about them can connect and share experiences and thoughts, questions and ideas.
An expansive list of virtual places to visit, as well as some boredom-busting ideas.
Aulneau Renewal Centre - Are facilitating FREE wellness checks to help address the anxiety people may have due to COVID - 19. Via a phone call, a counselor will be able to provide information on coping tools, strategies, and resources during this difficult time. This is not a counseling session, but rather a check-in to assist in reducing anxiety.
For wellness checks:
Phone: (204) 987-7090
Nasa (at home)
Virtual Museum Tours:
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym6jgeOlpyc&feature=youtu.be
- Manitoba Museum at Home https://manitobamuseum.ca/main/visit/manitobamuseu/mhome
- Winnipeg Art Gallery https://wag.ca/art/stories/category/waghome
- Manitoba Agricultural Museum http://mbagmuseum.ca/collections-exhibits/artifacts-display-filtering
- Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada http://www.royalaviationmuseum.com/virtualcockpits/mobile/index.html
- Google Arts & Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/?hl=en
- The Anne Frank House https://www.annefrank.org/en/museum/web-and-digital/
- The Smithsonian https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/online
- Concert Series - Together at Home https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPDkqknt-rAgGzWv1fots5C0kg4pKIyRn
- Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/user/WinnipegSymphony
- Assiniboine Park Zoo (Winnipeg) https://assiniboinepark.ca/zoo/home/plan-your-visit/upcomingevents
- Calgary Zoo https://www.calgaryzoo.com/visit/animals/giant-pandas#species-tabs
- Cincinnati Zoo http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/
- San Diego Zoo https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/were-here-together
- Shedd Aquarium (Chicago) https://www.youtube.com/user/sheddaquariumchicago/videos & https://www.sheddaquarium.org/care-and-conservation/keep-sharks-swimming
A 45-minute workout of older adults consisting of warm-up, cardio, strength & balance, cool down & stretch: https://youtu.be/3y9CAgop2pQ
A resource guide when stuck at home:
Another fun 30-minute cardio workout: https://youtu.be/WYdJHpQL8-k
Are you caring for someone with Dementia? Check out these tips:
Free tool to take care of your mind and stay grounded:
A Nature of Things episode worth a watch:
Free Community Computer Lab - Provided by End Homelessness Winnipeg & The Salvation Army
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - Noon & 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Salvation Army Weetamah
324 Logan Ave. Logan Ave. & Lizzie St. Entrance.
Please ring the doorbell.
City of Winnipeg
Affected Programs & Services
At Home: A Click Away
An information guide
CBC Updates on Manitoba Services Affected
Coronavirus Local Updates
A&O Support Services for Older Adults & United Way of Winnipeg
Grocery delivery (including Winnipeg Harvest) & medication delivery.
Call 204-956-6440 (direct line)
Good Food Club
In partnership with Broadway Neighbourhood Centre's Food Bank Program. Delivering hampers to those most in need during COVID-19.
If you are a Good Food Club member who:
- is having trouble picking up your regular Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank Hamper because of safety concerns related to COVID-19 (you are in an at-risk category, mobility issues, etc.)
- doesn't usually use a food bank, but because of COVID-19 you are not able to afford enough food to feed yourself or your family at the current time
West Broadway Farmers' Market
Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Edward Carrier Community Rink, 185 Young St.
Starting July 8 through September.
Small Farm Box
Large Farm Box
Due to COVID-19, the market will look a bit different this year:
- Local produce packages will be available for pre-order. No loose produce for sale.
- Pick and go only, no mingling.
- Physical distancing & hygiene measures in place. Masks preferred.
Online orders and payments preferred.
Bagged meals to go.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
640 Ellice Ave.
Bagged meals available.
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
364 Furby St.
West Broadway Community Ministry
Bagged meals available.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:30 p.m. while supplies last.
Emergency food packages and basic need items (specify what is needed) available. Call for an appointment for pickup.
Manitoba Health Card needed.
222 Furby St. Call 204-774-2773
Spence Neighbourhood Association
Bagged lunches & Hygiene kits available.
Monday - Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Can also request weekly deliveries of emergency food packages, activity supplies & resource packages.
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside St.
St. Matthews Maryland Community Association
Bagged lunches available.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eat-in lunches with access to washrooms and space to warm up for people experiencing homelessness.
Emergency food kits are available.
365 McGee St.
Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre
How to Access Food:
Winnipeg Harvest is striving to ensure all Manitobans who need it have access to emergency, temporary food support. To stretch their resources and serve an anticipated larger number of clients, Winnipeg Harvest is preparing large food hampers to be delivered through their network of community food banks and partner organizations.
To access one of these hampers, follow the steps below:
1. Contact the Food Assistance Call Centre to book an appointment at your local food bank:
- Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Saturday 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
- Please have your Manitoba Health Card ready.
- Phone (204) 982-3660 or Email: email@example.com
- Bring your Manitoba Health Card to your local food bank, and bags or boxes to carry your food hamper.
- Read what you will receive below.
- Call or email the Food Assistance Call Centre in Step 1 to book your next appointment.
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
Supplying emergency kits to those that need them: https://www.mamawi.com/
Available throughout the City of Winnipeg.
3 neighbourhood care sites with services. All drop-in services and groups are on hold, but people can call for lunch food, baby supplies, and hygiene supplies, which are sent out by volunteer delivery Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. To request supplies, call:
318 Anderson Ave. 204-925-0352
363 McGregor St. 204-925-6816
443 Spence St. 204-925-0348
To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
May facilitate connection to elders/healers in the community who may provide service at home.
Call back often to see if there is an update to service delivery.
Food hampers are available (once within a 3-month span).
Call for an appointment to pick up food - have your Manitoba Health Card available.
The following programs are currently on hold or have changed due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for updates as they arise.
Address: 115 Maryland St.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Delivery - $9. Same-day deliveries must be ordered by 11:30 a.m.
Address: 905 Portage Ave.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Delivery. Same-day deliveries must be ordered before 11:30 a.m.
Address: 1445 Logan Ave.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Delivery - FREE city-wide to all older adults 65+
De Luca's Grocery Delivery & Curbside Pickup
Address: 676 Portage Ave.
Hours: Closes 8:00 p.m.
Sherbrook & Notre Dame
Address: 777 Sherbrook
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Portage Place Location
Address: 393 Portage Ave.
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
*First hour of the day is for older adults only*
Deliver medications only
Address: 1385 Sargent Ave.
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
*Seniors Hours - Monday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*
Address: Ness & Madison
Hours: Monday - Saturday *7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. For Seniors*
Grocery Delivery Service
Instacart - Provides delivery from Walmart, Real Canadian Superstore, Bulk Barn, M&M Food Market, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Staples.
https://canadianemarket.ca/ - a newly launched on-demand grocery delivery service in Winnipeg.
https://buylocal.ly/ - businesses share their online offerings for delivery, curbside pick up.
Information on the GSTC (issues April 9th):
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
RRIF (Changes this year):
Credit Counselling Society
A non-profit organization that has been operating for 24 years, focusing on education and support. They offer free credit counseling, budget review, and preparation. Credit Counselling Society is offering free public webinars to assist anyone affected by reduced income due to the current COVID - 19 crisis. If you are worried your income will be affected, or about bills, income, expenses, what the real impact of deferring your mortgage is, etc. these webinars are for you. There are about 30 free webinars each month.
Webinar Schedule: https://www.mymoneycoach.ca/financial-literacy/credit-budgeting-workshop-webinars/webinar-schedule
Information on Transportation:
Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre
Winnipeg Transit Plus
COVID-19 Communications and updates:
Taxi/Vehicles for Hire
Many Optometrist offices are closed. The MB Association of Optometrists has some direction on how to access services for urgent/emergent needs.
There is a listing of offices that are open to urgent/emergent issues. Must call first to inquire, book an appointment.
POUR UN SERVICE EN FRANÇAIS
FOR SERVICE IN FRENCH
le Conseil des francophones 55+ de Winnipeg
phone : 204-793-1054