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.

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Programs & Events



Wednesday - August 14: 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Legal Clinic - Second Floor Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in for free 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/or receive help in finding and accessing services you need from organizations and agencies in our community. For those with family incomes under $50,000 per year. Operated by the Legal Help Centre. Drop-in only. First come, first served. Check in at the Special Services desk.

Wednesday, August 14: 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Livin' Better: Cooking Demo and Meal Bag Give-Away - 2nd Floor, 425 Elgin Ave. Free. Learn to make a new recipe, learn how to cook a simple, low-cost meal, take home the dry ingredients and recipe to make a meal, delicious food to sample. Hosted by the Healthy Aging Resource Team. Please register at 204-940-8140, so we have enough meal bags available. Drop-ins are welcome.

Saturday, August 17: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Word Processing Level 2 - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Build on basics to create lists and tables, using special characters, and add pictures. Prerequisite: Word Processing Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at winnipeg.ca/library

Saturday, August 17: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Introduction to the Computer - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. An introduction to the basics of computer use, focusing on turning a computer on and off, using a mouse, the different parts of Windows, and how to open and close programs. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at winnipeg.ca/library

Saturday, August 24: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Intro to Sewing - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Learn the basics of the sewing machines in the ideaMILL. We'll cover threading the machines, different stitch options, and more. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at winnipeg.ca/library

Tuesday, August 27: 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Disability Matters Leaders Debate - Promenade Room, The Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion St. Free. Free, accessible parking. ASL interpretation and captioning provided. Candidates from Manitoba's political parties will debate the priority issues of the Disability Matters Vote campaign. Come to hear their commitments, and vision on policies affecting Manitobans with disabilities, their friends, and families, and all those who support them. You can also organize a watch party! The event will be live-streamed on the Disability Matters Vote and Barrier Free Manitoba Facebook pages. #DisabilityMattersVote #WeMatter #mbpoli For more information contact info@dmvote.ca / www.dmvote.ca

Monday, September 16: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Prevention Basics: Are You a Self or Family Managed Care? - Independent Living Resource Centre, 3rd Floor, Portage Place, 311A - 393 Portage Ave. Free. Presenters are Safe Work Manitoba. This presentation is tailored to Managers under the Self/Family Managed Care Program. You will gain an understanding of your basic duties and responsibilities under Manitoba's Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations. Understand basic rights of a worker and what that means to the employer. Learn how to protect employees from injuries and illness. Know what actions to take in the event of a worker being injured. For more information or to register, please contact Chelsey Sommerfield at 204-947-0194. Or email workshops@ilrc.mb.ca

Thursday, September 19: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Osteoporosis: Too Fit To Fracture? - Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion St. Free. Presenters: Emily Hunter, dipPT; Lori De Pauw BMR-PT, MSc; Barb Webb, BPT. Register on-line at www.osteoporosis.ca/forum or call 204-772-3498. Refreshments available.

Thursday, September 26: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Badminton for Older Adults - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. $5.00. Drop-in to try!

Groups


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

   

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