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.

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Community Programs & Events


Saturday, December 7: 7:30 p.m. - Reading with Handbell & Chime Music of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - Unitarian Universalist Church, 603 Wellington Cres.
$10. Children under 10: Free. Call 204-269-0208 to reserve tickets.

Wednesday, December 11: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Learn about BHF (Behavioural Health Foundation) - Lobby of Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in to talk with BHF staff to learn about their "wholistic" residential treatment program for persons with addictions and co-occurring mental health issues.

Wednesday, December 11: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Dealing with the Winter Blues - Adult Lounge, Rady Jewish Community Centre, 123 Doncaster. $5. Facilitator: Jamie Kinaschuk, musical entertainment: Aaron Hutton. Light refreshments. All Welcome! Please register by December 9th at radyjcc.com or 204-477-7510.

Wednesday, December 18: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Learn about The Laurel Centre - Lobby of Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in to talk with The Laurel Centre staff to learn about their individual and group therapy, as well as support and referral services to women whose lives have been impacted by childhood and/or adolescent sexual abuse.

Wednesday, January 8: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Learn About Canada Revenue Agency - Lobby of Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in to talk with CRA staff to learn how you can get your benefits and where you may process your income tax.

Wednesday, January 15: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Learn About Project Safe Audience - Lobby of Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in to talk with PSA staff to learn about their harm reduction initiative for the rave population.

Wednesday, February 19: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Learn About Addictions Foundation of Manitoba - Lobby of Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in to talk with AFM staff to learn about the range of services and supports relating to alcohol, substance use and problem gambling.

Wednesday, February 26: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Learn About Nine Circles Community Health Centre - Lobby of Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in to talk with Nine Circles staff about their range of programs and services for clients to support them where they are at with information and skills that will assist them in self-managing chronic conditions and reaching personal goals.

Community Groups


Bereavement Group - Thursdays (January 17 - March 7): 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Asper Jewish Community Campus, 123 Doncaster St. This non-denominational eight week program provides support, education, and healing for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Facilitated by Penny Yellen. To participate, contact Shelley Levit at 204-477-7430 or email slevit@jcfswinnipeg.org

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.

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

   

Senior Centre Without Walls - 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.

Please view our current Program Guide on the following link on our website: 


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   

For more information, or to receive a copy of the Program Guide, contact Lydia Robertson at 204-956-6440 or email lrobertson@aosupportservices.ca

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