Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events

  

Announcements:


The Broadway Seniors Resource Council is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:



   
   

Volunteer Drivers Needed!
The  Broadway Seniors Resource Council is seeking Volunteer Drivers for our Escorted Rides Program. If you enjoy meeting new people, enjoy and are excellent at driving, and helping older adults in your community, please apply to become a Volunteer Driver!
Volunteer Drivers assist older adults in the BSRC community to get to important medical appointments. Volunteers will assist older adults to the car, and escort them to their appointments when requested. Compensation for gas and wear and tear on your vehicle is provided.
Call Melanie today if you are interested in this valuable volunteer experience:
204-772-3533

Volunteer Weekly Caller Needed!
The Briadway Seniors Resource Council is looking for someone who has experience with older adults, is friendly & outgoing, and enjoys chatting on the phone for our Weekly Call Program. The program assists older adults to stay connected to their community, and avoid isolation and loneliness. It also provides older adults peace of mind that someone is checking in to see how they are doing.
Call Melanie today if you are interested in this valuable volunteer experience:
204-772-3533



Broadway Seniors Resource Council -  Legal Clinics 
The Broadway Seniors Resource Council is excited to announce our new Legal Clinic program. Lawyer Hafeez Khan has partnered with the BSRC to assist members with their Wills, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive documents for $50/document (taxes included).
BSRC Legal Clinics will run the last Wednesday afternoon of every month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Except for the months of July, August and December)
Call Melanie to book your appointment: 204-772-3533.


It's All About Us! Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Starting up again Wednesday, September 11th) - *New Location* Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, 823 Ellice Ave. Free. A confidential group for older adults in recovery from addictions and/or mental illness, and are looking for ongoing support to maintain their recovery. Led by experienced peer facilitators. For more information, please contact Melanie at 204-772-3533.




The Broadway Seniors Resource Council is pleased to host again our 
Annual Community Resource Fair!
Wednesday, October 9: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bell Estate Room & Auditorium 
2nd Floor, Lions Place, 610 Portage Ave. 
Free admission
Free entry to win a door prize
Free snacks & refreshments
Free informative presentation
Free information booths

This year's presentation is a Financial Literacy Workshop provided by the 
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education 
Come to learn about planning for retirement, making estate arrangements, moving as housing needs change, dealing with attempted fraud or financial abuse, caring for a loved one, and living with a long-term illness or disability in this fun, engaging, activity-oriented workshop. You'll be surprised at what you'll learn!

Sscope is seeking seniors (primarily) & youth with experience and/or education in physical wellness, computer skills, financial literacy, nutrition, and job search for their October mentorship class.
To volunteer, please contact Rubab Fatima at 204-819-7054 or by email at rubab.sscope@gmail.com

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Community Programs & Events

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The Wellness Institute Offers: Redefining Active - Seniors & Elders Month Activities - Seven Oaks General Hospital, 1075 Leila Ave.

Active Aging is more than exercise. We're redefining Redefining Active with our free community kick-off  followed by a month of exploring ways to keep moving, keep connected, keep sharp, and keep well. All programs, and events are free. To register, call 204-632-3900. See below for dates, times and event descriptions:

Wednesday, October 2: 12:30 p.m. - Webinar: Nutrition for the Young at Heart: Eating Well for Active Aging - with Laura Creek Newman, Wellness Institute Registered Dietitian. Understand how food choices affect not just physical health, but our overall wellness. Discover how needs change as we get older and how to manage common challenges. Discuss common misconceptions and how to spot inflated nutritional claims.

Tuesday, October 8: 1:00 p.m. - Mature Driving Workshop - Manitoba's varying road conditions emphasize the importance of refreshing our driving skills as we age. This free workshop will teach you defensive driving techniques, show you how to enhance your skills and driving performance, how to compensate for any changes that may occur in your hearing, vision, flexibility and reaction time, and update your knowledge of traffic laws and road safety rules.

Tuesday, October 8: 6:00 p.m. - Diabetes 101 - Get the basics of living well with diabetes. Discussions will include healthy blood sugar levels, eating well, exercising, taking medications and preventing problems with your eyes, feet, heart, and kidneys.

Tuesday, October 15: 10:30 a.m. -Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes Q&A - Where do I go now? What do I ask my healthcare provider?

Thursday, October 17: 10:00 a.m. - Older Adults & Anxiety - Join the Anxiety Disorder Association of Manitoba.

Friday, October 18: 10:00 a.m. - Introduction to Exercise with Diabetes - Regular physical activity can help you improve your blood glucose control and insulin sensitivity so you can live better with diabetes. This group class combines tips on managing diabetes with exercise with a simple walking circuit. Led by degreed exercise specialists in our medical fitness facility. Please wear exercise clothing and gym shoes, and bring a fast-acting carb in case you experience low blood sugar.

Thursday, October 24: 10:00 a.m. - Anxiety: Real, Disabling, Treatable - Join the Anxiety Disorder Association of Manitoba to explore problems such as Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and others. Discover treatment resources and how to help someone with anxiety.

Friday, October 25: 1:30 p.m. - Nutrition & Diabetes - Led by a dietitian who is also a Diabetes educator. Learn about how to eat to better manage your diabetes.

Wednesdays, October 23rd - November 13: 3:00 p.m. - Living Well with Chronic Pain -  Ideal for people who live with chronic pain and would like to learn to manage that pain. Learn what causes pain, and keeps it active. Improve daily functioning and practice techniques to relieve pain. Facilitated by an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Pharmacist, and Clinical Psychologist.
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Friday, October 4: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Friday Night Fever Party - Dinner and Dance - Valour Community Centre, Clifton Site, 1315 Strathcona St. $15. To buy tickets in advance call 204-599-6672.

Saturday, October 5: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - The Canadian Tai Chi Academy Presents a FREE Tai Chi Open House & Registration Event - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Free. Tai Chi for health with exercise anyone can do. All welcome. Wheelchair access. CTCA is an all volunteer run organization, with fully qualified volunteer instructors. Come and try Tai Chi, or enjoy the demonstrations! Register for the beginner class (twice weekly) starting Wednesday, Oct. 9th. For more information, email winnipeg@canadiantaichiacademy.org

Sunday, October 6: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - You Are Not Alone - Part of Hagasha: The Caregiver's Forum - Programs addressing the Challenges Caregiver's Face - Rady JCC Multipurpose Room, 123 Doncaster St. Free. Guest Speakers: Jamie Kinaschuk, registered Social Worker from A&O Support Services for Older Adults Inc., Kelsey Dueck from Caregiving with Confidence & Heather Kraut from Jewish Child and Family Services. Light refreshments will be available. Registration Required, call 204-477-7510, or on-line at radyjcc.com

Saturday, October 19: Noon - 4:00 p.m. - One Health: Pet Fair & People Care - Elmwood EK Active Living Centre, 180 Poplar Ave. Free services for humans: oral health, harm reduction, resources, blood pressure clinic, sugar testing and so much more. Free services for your pet: nail trims and grooming, dog training support, vaccines, pet dental booth and supplies, Vet and dog behaviour advice. To register, contact Leilani at 204-669-0750. Must pre-register before October 14 by 5:00 p.m. Limited spaces. You must be on EIA/Disability, or have low income to attend. Your pet is not eligible if it has seen a veterinarian in the last year. Please bring any documents for your pet.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, October 22, 23 & 24: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Downtown Connection 2019: 55+ Resource Event Speaker Series - Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Ave. Free. Oct. 22nd - Mindfulness: Klinic Community Health, Oct. 23rd - Learning about the Mature Worker Program: Opportunities for Employment, Oct. 24th - Free Art Class (limited space): Studio Central. To register, call Healthy Aging Resource Team, 204-940-8140.

Monday, October 28: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Manitoba's Immunization Program - Anhang Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Immunization is one of the most important accomplishments in public health that has led to the elimination and containment of diseases  that were once common in Canada. Join Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living to discuss the importance of immunization throughout all stages of life to prevent disease for yourself, your family, and your community around you. Register on-line at winnipeg.ca/library

Wednesday, October 30: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Downtown Connection 2019: 55+ Resource Event - Edmonton Court, Portage Place Shopping Centre. Free. 11:00 a.m. - Variety Dance Demo, West End Active Living Centre, 12:15 p.m. - Line Dancing, Valour Community Centre, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Information Booths, Various Helpful Agencies. For more information, contact Healthy Aging Resource Team at 204-940-8140.

Community Groups


Get Better Together Group - Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. - October 10 - November 14 - Valour Community Centre, 1315 Strathcona St. Free. A diagnosis has changed my life... Now it's my turn. Start living better with your health issues. Join an upcoming workshop. To register, call Dawn at 204-632-3922.

It's All About Us! - Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Starting up again Wednesday, September 11th) - *New Location* Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, 823 Ellice Ave. Free. A confidential group for older adults in recovery from addictions and/or mental illness, and are looking for ongoing support to maintain their recovery. Led by experienced peer facilitators. For more information, please contact Melanie Reimer at 204-772-3533.

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.

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. 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 in the Community

   

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.

Beginner Tai Chi Classes - Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. & Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. - Noon - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Program start date: Wednesday, October 9th. Registration required. For more information or to register, email winnipeg@canadiantaichiacademy.org or visit the Canadian Tai Chi Academy Website: www.canadiantaichiacademy.org

Badminton for Older Adults - Thursdays (October 3rd - December 19th): 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. $48.00 or $5.00 drop-in.

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).

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.

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!

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