Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events

  

Announcements:


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. 

Like so many other organizations, we have not made this decision lightly as we are aware of the impact the increased social isolation removing our programs will have for the older adult population we serve. However, it was clear to us that this is the best way we can serve our clientele is to help keep the virus from spreading.

That said, as the Coordinator for the BSRC, I will continue to be available via email: bway@mts.net and phone:204-772-3533. We will continue to provide our referral and support services, and can act as an intermediate for those in the community wishing to support older adults in a variety of ways. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. 

Take care everyone!



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Income Tax Clinics


Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association - Service will be provided through a take out window on Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fill out the questionnaire and drop off your paperwork and the volunteer will do your taxes for you. For DMSMCA residents only. For more information, call 204-774-7005.

Please note the Federal Government has deferred income tax filing to June 1, 2020.
Any income tax payments owed are deferred to Aug. 31, 2020.

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Broadway Seniors Resource Council -  Legal Clinics 
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, 1:30 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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Senior Scope Monthly On-Line Newspaper


Senior Scope
Latest Issue (July 15/20):

https://www.seniorscope.com/images/pdfs/v19n1_jul15_20.pdf
Read more info such as COVID updates and other articles to inform ans entertain you on the Senior

Scope Website: https://www.seniorscope.com/



On-Line Community Programs & Events 


Tuesday, August 4: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Chair Yoga and Meditation with Kayla - Online Zoom Event. Free. This beginner level exercise class will be facilitated by Good Food Club member, and Certified Fitness and Yoga instructor through the YMCA, Kayla Chafe. The exercises will specifically be geared towards seniors and people with mobility limitations, although everyone is welcome to attend. Exercises will be gentle and take place seated in a chair. Wear comfortable clothing that you are able to move around in. For more information, contact goodfoodclub@westbroadway.mb.ca   Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88994723834?pwd=MUgwa0JoMkgvYlNVMXlmcXY3bFdIZz09

Tuesday, August 4: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Perspectives Online Book Club - Online Zoom Event. Free. Read and discuss diverse books from authors who write about life experiences similar to their own. Monthly group. A link to the meeting will be sent after registering. To register go to:
https://wpl.libcal.com/calendar/main/?cid=1677&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=1677&audience=132&inc=0

Thursday, August 6: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Virtual Farm Trips with the Good Food Club - Online Zoom Event. Free. To join click on the link, or for more information, contact goodfoodclub@westbroadway.mb.ca

Tuesday, August 18: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Chair Yoga and Meditation with Kayla - Online Zoom Event. Free. This beginner level exercise class will be facilitated by Good Food Club member, and Certified Fitness and Yoga instructor through the YMCA, Kayla Chafe. The exercises will specifically be geared towards seniors and people with mobility limitations, although everyone is welcome to attend. Exercises will be gentle and take place seated in a chair. Wear comfortable clothing that you are able to move around in. For more information, contact goodfoodclub@westbroadway.mb.ca  Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84422081540?pwd=V0YzbDIwcGpEQmRSQkMvb2dRQVRYUT09

Thursday, August 20: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Virtual Farm Trips with the Good Food Club - Online Zoom Event. Free. To join click on the link, or for more information, contact goodfoodclub@westbroadway.mb.ca


On-Line Groups


Creative Retirement Manitoba
Providing a series of on-line courses for older adults.
https://www.creativeretirementmanitoba.ca/

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
http://www.westbroadway.mb.ca/wbco-programs/good-food-club

or Good Food Club's Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/goodfoodclubwpg/

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.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/229293855078561/

Get Better Together Digital Workshop
Program Poster
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 dziemanski@sogh.mb.ca or 204-632-3922.


Community Programs & Events


No Programs listed at this time.


Community Groups


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+. 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 dtabacznik@jcfswinnipeg.org

Stress Busters - Tuesdays: Noon - 2:00 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.

Daytime Community Drop-In
7 days a week: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Snacks, coffee, activities & books.
Salvation Army-Weetamah, 324 Logan Ave.
204-946-9490

The following programs are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for updates as they arise.

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.

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

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.
   
Community Crisis Workers in the Library - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (hours may change, call ahead or email to confirm hours. Appointments also available) - Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Do you need to talk, or need help, or know someone who would benefit from our services? Please come see us. We can help connect you to emergency shelter and housing, social assistance, employment, counselling, mental health and therapy programs and services, health care information and much more. Bruce Fiske: Phone 204-986-3981 Email bfiske@winnipeg.ca or Sheila Bughao: Phone 204-986-3911 Email sbughao@winnipeg.ca

The Lunchroom @ Holy Trinity - Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 256 Smith St. Out in the cold? Need some food to warm your body? Want some connection to warm your spirit? Come, take a load off your feet. Come for a warm space, some hot food, and a chance to spend time with neighbours, new and old.

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 winnipeg@canadiantaichiacademy.org or visit the Canadian Tai Chi Academy Website: www.canadiantaichiacademy.org

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 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




What is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? 

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.

What are the symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? 

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.   

How does COVID-19 spread? 

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. 

How can I reduce my risk of infection? 

People are encouraged to take common prevention measures, including regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. Make sure to dry your hands thoroughly. Or, you can use an alcohol-based hand cleanser 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
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, or you can cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in the garbage and immediately wash your hands. Avoid sharing household and personal care items (i.e., dishes, towels, pillows, toothbrushes, etc.). After use of these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and warm water, place in the dishwasher for cleaning or, wash  in your washing machine.

What is the difference between a Cold, Flu or Coronavirus?

How can I tell if I've got the Flu, Cold or Coronavirus
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What do I do if I start having symptoms? 
Public Health Agency of Canada:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/resources-older-adults-caregivers.html

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 Corona virus 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

311
Older adults seeking assistance of any kind during the pandemic are encouraged to call 311 to be connected with a number of resources available through A&O: Support Service for Older Adults, including assistance with delivery of groceries, medications, or specialized social services. 

Help Next Door Tool
https://www.helpnextdoormb.ca/

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
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
204-940-6624
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Mental Health Resources:   


AbilitiCBT Virtual Therapy Program
https://manitoba.ca/covid19/bewell/virtualtherapy.html
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 effects their emotions, mind, body and behaviour; reduce anxiety by learning cognitive behavioural-therapy skills and using them to change responses to triggers; and develop coping strategies to track and reduce anxiety and better manage daily activities.

Participants will fill out an on-line 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.
https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/guidance-and-tools-to-support-mental-wellness.pdf

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/mh/crisis.html
http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/mh/addictions/index.html

Mental Health Commission of Canada 
Wellness Portal

A government of Canada infinitive that provides e-mental health supports and access to virtual counselling services to everyone in Canada.

Joy4All Project

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
Website: www.joy4all.ca 

Anxiety Disorder Association Manitoba
http://www.adam.mb.ca/
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.

Alternately, people can call the general office at 204-925-0600 and leave a message, or email adam@adam.mb.ca

Anxiety Canada
Coping with COVID-19 Resource Page
Relevant videos and articles on how to manage anxiety.

The Tribe
Anxiety support group
https://support.therapytribe.com/anxiety-support-group/

Caregiving with Confidence
Telephone support for caregivers, on-line support group.
http://caregivingwithconfidence.org/
Facebook Support Group for Caregivers of Older Adults
https://www.facebook.com/Caregivingwithconfidence/
204-452-9491
cwc@aosupportservices.ca

Family Dynamics
https://familydynamics.ca/services/counselling/

Family Caregiver Alliance
https://www.caregiver.org/support-groups

CAHM - Mental Health and the COVID - 19
https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19

Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg/Manitoba
https://mbwpg.cmha.ca/

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 counselling, resources or courses.

Phone: (204) 982-6135
Email: hub@cmhawpg.mb.ca

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 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.

Crisis Lines:
Klinic: 204-786-8686
Mobile Crisis Team: 204-940-1781
Winnipeg Emergency Services: 9-1-1

Ideas and Resources to stay active and engaged at home: 

How are you staying socially engaged during COVID-19? How do we best promote social participation?
The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting our daily lives and our regular social activities. We are looking for volunteers to participate in a research study on social participation. We hope that the study will give insight into how we promote social participation in times of crisis and during normal times. We are interested in:

  • What kinds of social activities you participate in during this time of COVID-19 and during 'normal' times;
  • How you get information about social activities now during COVID-19, and before COVID-19; and,
  • Your opinion on three brochures that are designed to promote social participation.
If you are interested in participating , please click on the link below that will take you to an online survey. The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete. On the survey you will also be asked whether you want to participate in an online discussion group on these topics. 


If you prefer to answer the survey over the phone, or if you have questions about this research study, please contact Verena Menec, Professor, University of Manitoba, Tel. 204-272-3184, E-mail verena.menec@umanitoba.ca.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Older Adult Circuit Posters
In Motion older adult exercise DVD

Prevent Falls.ca

8 Week Fitness Program for Seniors. A video series to stay fit and active with instruction on how to do each exercise correctly.

8 Week Fitness Program for Seniors

Active Aging Manitoba
https://www.activeagingcanada.ca/participants/get-active/healthy-living/active--aging-at-home.htm

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 - *NEW* - Daily Hello Program! Scroll down below for more information.

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: 


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

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 
http://umanitoba.ca/rehabsciences/pt/media/Physical-Activity-at-Home-Publicly-available-resources-for-physical-condition.pdf

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.
http://umanitoba.ca/centres/aging/coa_community.html

CBC - Online workouts for seniors and how to pick the right one for you.
https://www.cbc.ca/life/wellness/online-workouts-for-seniors-and-how-to-pick-the-right-one-for-you-1.5508773

Amintro - Age 50+ Online Social Platform
https://www.amintro.com/

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.

Continuity Care
Avoiding Boredom

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 counselling session, but rather a check-in to assist in reducing anxiety.

For wellness checks:
Phone: (204) 987-7090
Online: https://aulneau.com/wellness-check-covid-19/

Artbeat Studio
Program Bulletin
https://www.facebook.com/pg/StudioCentral1/videos/
http://artbeatstudio.ca/

Nasa (at home)
https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html

Virtual Museum Tours:
Concerts/Music:
Zoos/Aquariums (at home) 
Archwood 55 Plus - Some fun resources available online to stay active, both mind and body:

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:
https://www.radicaltransformationproject.com/resource-guide-for-when-youre-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:
https://alzheimer.mb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-Caregiver-Tips.pdf

Helpful advice for our four legged friends (and a good giggle): https://youtu.be/p8oxndup1QM

Free tool to take care of your mind and stay grounded:
https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath?utm_source=lifecycle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=difficult_times_nonsubs_031720

A Nature of Things episode worth a watch:
https://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/m_episodes/aging-well-suzuki-style

Computer Resources

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 door bell.
204-946-9490

City of Winnipeg 
Affected Programs & Services

At Home: A Click Away
An information guide


CBC Updates on Manitoba Services Affected
Coronavirus Local Updates

Food Security:

A&O Support Services for Older Adults & United Way of Winnipeg
Grocery delivery (including Winnipeg Harvest) & medication delivery.
Call 204-956-6440 (direct line)
or 311

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.)
or
  • 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
Please contact Ailene at the Good Food Club as soon as possible, and we will connect you with all the information you need to have your hamper delivered by the Good Food Club.
To contact the Good Food Club  email goodfoodclub@westbroadway.mb.ca, and let us know if you are interested in this program. Please include your full name and phone number, and we will get back to you asap.

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
Non-Member: $15
Member: $10

Large Farm Box
Non-Member: $30
Member: $20

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.
Farm boxes must be ordered a week in advance. The deadline to order will be the Wednesday before each market by 4:00 p.m.
Online orders and payments preferred.
Online: www.westbroadway.mb.ca/good-food-club 
Email: gfcworkshop@westbroadway.mb.ca 
Phone: (204) 774-7201 ext. 6

West Central Women's Resource Centre
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.

Agape Table
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.
Call 204-783-5000 

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 a space to warm up for people experiencing homelessness.
Emergency food kits available.
Food bank.
365 McGee St.

Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre
Healthy Meal Program for Seniors and Families
Delivering healthy meals to isolated seniors FREE of charge.
Contact Becky Chisick by email: becky@gwensecter.com or phone: 204-339-1701.

Winnipeg Harvest
https://winnipegharvest.org/covid-19/

How to Access Food:
https://winnipegharvest.org/need-help/need-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: kellym@winnipegharvest.org
2. Attend your appointment
  • 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.
3. Following your appointment
  • Call or email the Food Assistance Call Centre in Step 1 to book your next appointment.
What you will receive: One large pre-packaged food hamper per registered address every 4 weeks. 

The larger hamper is intended to provide support for a 10-14 day period. Hampers will include a selection of non-perishable items including canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta and sauce, dry lentils, bouillon cubes, oatmeal, rice, peanut butter, canned meat, pancake mix, crackers, cookies, and other items as available.

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 info@mamawi.ca
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.

Salvation Army
Food hampers are available (once within a 3 month span).
Call for an appointment to pick up food - have your Manitoba Health Card available.
Call 204-946--9490

Grocery Directory

Foodfare
Address: 115 Maryland St.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Phone: 204-772-1250
Delivery - $9. Same day deliveries must be ordered by 11:30 a.m.

Foodfare
Address: 905 Portage Ave.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Phone: 204-987-8849
Delivery. Same day deliveries must be ordered before 11:30 a.m.

Cantor Meats
Address: 1445 Logan Ave.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 204-774-1679
Delivery - FREE city wide to all older adults 65+

De Luca's Grocery Delivery & Curbside Pickup
http://www.deluca.ca/blog/new-grocery-delivery/

Rexall
Address: 676 Portage Ave.
Hours: Closes 8:00 p.m.
Phone: 204-783-0151

Shoppers Drugmart
Sherbrook & Notre Dame
Address: 777 Sherbrook
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Phone: 204-772-1317

Portage Place Location
Address: 393 Portage Ave.
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Phone: 204-943-5431
*First hour of the day is for older adults only
Deliver medications only

Superstore
Address: 1385 Sargent Ave.
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Phone: 204-784-7901
*Seniors Hours - Monday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*

Safeway
Address: Ness & Madison
Hours: Monday - Saturday *7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. For Seniors*
Phone: 204-775-6348

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 on-line offerings for delivery, curb-side pick up.

Information on Financial Supports:

Information on the GSTC (issues April 9th):
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/covid-19-gsthstc-increase.html

Canada Emergency Response Benefit
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html

RRIF (Changes this year):
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/registered-plans-administrators/registered-retirement-savings-plans-registered-retirement-income-funds-rrsps-rrifs/economic-statement-measure-annuitants-rrsp-rrif.html

Credit Counselling Society
A non-profit organization that has been operating for 24 years, focusing on education and support. They offer free credit counselling, 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: 

Province of Manitoba
https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/transportation.html

Winnipeg Transit
https://winnipegtransit.com/en

Winnipeg Transit Plus
https://winnipegtransit.com/en/winnipeg-transit-plus/contact-winnipeg-transit-plus/
COVID-19 Communications and updates:
https://winnipegtransit.com/en/winnipeg-transit-plus/whats-new/covid-19-updates/

Taxi/Vehicles for Hire
https://www.winnipeg.ca/vehiclesforhire/default.stm

Optometrists
Many Optometrist offices are closed. The MB Association of Optometrists has some direction on how to access services for urgent/emergent needs.
https://www.mb-opto.ca/
There is a listing of offices that are open urgent/emergent issues. Must call first to inquire, book an appointment.
https://www.mb-opto.ca/patients/urgentemergencyeye-carecovid-19-info-patients

POUR UN SERVICE EN FRANÇAIS

FOR SERVICE IN FRENCH 

contactez:

contact:


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