Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events

  

Announcements:

The Broadway Seniors Resource Council now has open office hours!
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association,
823 Ellice Ave.
Come out to sit and enjoy the company of other older adults in the community, have a cup of coffee, play a board game, do a craft activity, and meet with our Coordinator to find resources that you may be looking for. All older adults 55+ welcome!



Monthly Presentations!
The Broadway Seniors Resource Council is proud to provide monthly presentations at Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, 823 Ellice Ave. Presentations will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. See poster above for more details.
Join us!


The Broadway Seniors Resource Council is looking for volunteers to fill the following position:
   
  
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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Tax Clinics

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Norquay Building, 401 York Ave. - Basement Auditorium
First come, first served. Can prepare returns going back 10 years. Drop-off service also available. Services offered in English.

Monday - Friday, February 25 - March 31: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday, April 1 - April 30: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Millennium Library
251 Donald St.
Walk-in.

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 17 & 18 - 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, March 19 & 20 - 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 - 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Harvey Smith Library
999 Sargent Ave.
Walk-in.

Monday, March 30 - 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 - 1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 - 1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Spence Neighbourhood Association
615 Ellice Ave.
Area Residents of the Spence Neighbourhood
Call 204-783-5000 ext. 107 for information

St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry
West End Commons - 365 McGee St.
All welcome - but serves mainly those living between Arlington and Balmoral Streets, and Portage and Notre Dame Avenues.
Call 204-774-3957 for information.

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Community Programs & Events


Tuesday, February 11: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Planning for your Retirement - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Hear about why you need a retirement plan, how much you need to save, and strategies to meet your goal. Discover the benefits of employee pension plans, non-registered investments, and tax deferral /saving opportunities such as RRSP, TFSA, CPP, OAS, and GIS. To register call 204-986-6450 or visit winnipeg.ca/library

Tuesday, February 11: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - John D. Atchison Architects: An Illustrated Talk - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Researcher and writer Gail Perry presents an illustrated talk about architect John D. Atchison. Trained in Chicago, he was responsible for over 160 of Winnipeg's most significant historic buildings.

Saturday, February 15: 2:00 p.m. - Email Basics - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Learn to receive and open, reply to, format, and send email. Basic computer skills required. To register, call 204-986-6450 or visit winnipeg.ca/library

Tuesday, February 18: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Tips on Decluttering Your Home - Anhang Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Are you thinking of decluttering your home to become better organized and increase your living space , or in preparation for a move? Do you know where to begin and how to get going? Amy Krahn from the Healthy Aging Resource Team at the WRHA will provide tips on tackling clutter as well as resources that may help.  To register call 204-986-6450 or visit winnipeg.ca/library

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 19: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Discover Your Roots: UK/Ireland Resources - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will demonstrate websites that have census information, vital statistics and directories for your family history research. She will also present information on free software available to genealogists, and resources specific to national and ethnic groups. This program is hands-on using computers. Basic computer skills and internet skills required. To register, call 204-986-6450 or visit winnipeg.ca/library

Thursday, February 20: 10:00 a.m. - Active Living - Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, 823 Ellice Ave. Free. An interactive presentation to engage older adults in discussion about the health benefits of active living. Topics will include why active living is so important, assessment of participant's current lifestyle, and motivational tips on how to make a commitment to be more active.

Thursday, February 20: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Ash Trees at Risk - Anhang Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Winnipeg's tree canopy is at risk of substantial loss due to invasive pests. Join Lisa Jones from Trees Winnipeg to learn about Emerald Ash Borer and Cottony Ash Psyllid, how they affect our ash trees, and steps homeowners can take to manage diseased trees. To register call 204-986-6450 or visit winnipeg.ca/library

Thursday, February 20: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Artist Talk: Artbeat Studio and Cynthia Villwock - Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Join us for a talk with artist Cynthia Villwock and learn more about the exciting work of one of Winnipeg's most unique mental health recovery initiatives.

Saturday, February 22: 2:00 p.m. - Internet Basics - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. An introduction to searching the Internet including using a browser, search engines such as Google, and opening and exploring websites. Basic computers skills required. To register call 204-986-6450 or visit winnipeg.ca/library

Monday, February 24: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Food Choices for Brain Health - Anhang Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. The foods you eat can have a big impact on your overall health... including your brain health! Join Lorna Shaw, with the WRHA Healthy Aging Resource Team to learn more about brain-boosting foods. To register call 204-986-6450 or visit winnipeg.ca/library

Monday, February 24: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - ABC's of Advocacy Workshop - ILRC. Free. Are you a person with a disability in conflict with a government agency, program or business? Sharpen your personal advocacy skills in a fun, dynamic and collaborative environment. For more information or to register, contact ILRC by phone at 204-947-0194 or email at training@ilrc.mb.ca

Tuesday, February 25: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Engaging Effectively in the Healthcare System - ILRC, 311A - 393 Portage Ave. 3rd Floor of Portage Place. Free. Do you sometimes have difficulty engaging with your healthcare provider? Do you feel you are not getting the most out of your visit with your practitioner? Join us for a presentation from the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety. Outcomes include: recognize ways to prepare for your doctor's visit to foster a positive healthcare experience, learn how to self-advocate in your healthcare journey by finding your voice and speaking up, understand what partnership in healthcare really means.For more information or to register, contact Chelsea Sommerfield at 204-947-0194 or email workshops@ilrc.mb.ca

Wednesday, February 26: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Legal Clinic - Second Floor, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in for legal 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. For more information, call 204-986-6450.

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.

Wednesday, February 26: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Discover Your Roots: Canada/U.S.  Resources - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will demonstrate websites that have census information, vital statistics and directories for your family history research. She will also present information on free software available to genealogists, and resources specific to national and ethnic groups. This program is hands-on using computers. Basic computer skills and internet skills required. To register, call 204-986-6450 or visit winnipeg.ca/library

Tuesday, March 3: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - The History of Winnipeg's Police Service - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Mug shots, buffalo coats and crime throughout the century: learn about the history of the city's police service with Tammy Skrabek of the Winnipeg Police Museum. This talk includes artifacts and policing stories about Winnipeg from the time of settlement to bustling city. To register, call 204-986-6450 or visit winnipeg.ca/library

Thursday, March 19: 10:00 a.m. - A&O Support Services for Older Adults - Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, 823 Ellice Ave. Free. Come learn about the programs and services A&O Support Services for Older Adults provides. Topics to be discussed include: elder abuse prevention, safe suite, older victim services, falls prevention, Seniors Centre Without Walls, and more!

Thursday, April 23: 10:00 a.m. - Medication Safety - Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, 823 Ellice Ave. Free. Come learn about safe medication use. Louise Hutton will be providing this presentation on behalf of the Canadian Deprescribing Network, who are dedicated to raising awareness of medication safety, deprescribing, and safer alternatives to risky medications.

Thursday, May 28: 10:00 a.m. - Information of Financial Benefits Available for You! - Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, 823 Ellice Ave. Free. Come out to learn about Federal, Provincial, and Regional benefits and programs you could be eligible for. Sally Massey Weibe from Community Financial Counselling Service will provide this incredibly informative and useful presentation.

Thursday, June 18: 10:00 a.m. - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Presentation - Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, 823 Ellice Ave. Free. Join us to learn about what you can do to prevent and assist older adults who may be experiencing abuse. Broadway Seniors Resource Council will provide this informative presentation.

Community Groups


Knitting Circle - Tuesdays (January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25): 6:30 p.m. - 8:0 p.m. - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Unsure of what you want to knit next, or need a little help? Drop in to our knitting circle. A limited amount of yarn will be available if you want to get started on something new, or bring your own project to work on. Knitters of all levels welcome.

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 - The next 6-week session begins Tuesday, February 4th: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Mood Disorders Association, 4 Fort St. $40 (Fee may be waived depending on need). Must register to attend. 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

   

Free Computer Courses! Want to learn basic computer skills for FREE? Our nine hour courses will help you get the basic computer skills you need to feel confident about using a computer.

Intro to Word - February 3, 10 & 24: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Binesi Training Centre, Unit 24-30 Fort St. To register call 204-594-9001 or in person.

Emails, Social Media & Privacy - February 7, 14 & 21: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Binesi Training Centre, Unit 24-30 Fort St. To register call 204-594-9001 or in person.

Working with Pictures - March 2, 9, & 16: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Binesi Training Centre, Unit 24-30 Fort St. To register call 204-594-9001 or in person.

Intro to computers - March 6, 13 & 20: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Binesi Training Centre, Unit 24-30 Fort St. To register call 204-594-9001 or in person.

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 - *Registration & Info Session: Saturday, February 8th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Mezzanine level at R.A. Steen C.C.* - 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

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