Community Bulletin-board of Programs & Events  


Announcement:

The WRHA is seeking volunteers to participate on the Long Term Care Services Advisory Council. If you have any experience with long term care services, participating on this Council will provide you to give input and feedback regarding the vision and strategiesfor long term care services in Winnipeg. Commitment is 2 years, while attending 4-6 meetings per year. For more information, contact Christina Wiebe at 204-940-8708 or at cwiebe9@wrha.mb.ca Deadline to apply is May 18, 2018.

Programs & Events

Thursday, April 26: 12:00 p.m. - Earth Day and Birthday Party - West End Active Living Centre, 1315 Strathcona St. $8 for members, $10 non-members. Registration is a must prior to attending the event. For more information, or to register, please call 204-599-6672 or mail at wealc2014@gmail.com


Saturday, April 28: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Mushroom Cultivation - West End Library, 999 Sargent Ave. Free. Mushroom enthusiast Tom Nagy introduces basic techniques that can be used to cultivate a variety of delicious, gourmet, edible mushrooms in your backyard. Discover how productive and rewarding mushroom growing can be, and learn how to incorperate them creatively into your outdoor landscape. Add interest and diversity to your garden while harvesting a crop that enriches the soil. 

Tuesday, May 1: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Heart Health - Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool, 381 Sherbrook St. Free. Call Healthy Aging Resource Team (HART) to register: 204-940-8140.

Tuesday, May 8: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Bladder Health - Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool, 381 Sherbrook St. Free. Call Healthy Ahing Resource Team (HART) to register: 204-940-8140.

Tuesday, May 15: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Cooking for 1 or 2 - Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool, 381 Sherbrook St. Free. Call Healthy Aging Resource Team (HART) to register: 204-940-8140.

Tuesday, May 22: 10:00 a.m. - Healthy Spaces Series: Enjoy Your Space - Art Therapy - West End Active Living Centre, 1315 Strathcona St. Free. Tips on creating a healthy and happy home. Brought to you by your Healthy Aging Resource Team (HART). For more information, call Amy, Janice and Kusela at 204-940-8140.

Thursday, June 12: 11:30 a.m. - West End Active Living Centre's Annual General Meeting - West End Active Living Centre, 1315 Strathcona St. Refreshments available after the meeting. To register, call 204-599-6672. 

June 12, 13 & 14 - Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries 55 Plus Games - Glenboro, Manitoba. Register today! Registration deadline: May 11th (May 18th for slo-pitch). Early Bird pricing in effect until April 27th. For information on events, or to register visit http://www.alcoamb.org/main.asp?cat_ID=22 or call 204-261-9257.

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Folk Festival in the City - TD New & Noted area, Millennium Library. These intimate workshops consist of local and touring artists sharing songs and stories just as you would see on stage at the summer festival. Presented by the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Groups

It's All About Us - Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Bell Estate Room, Lions Place. A confidential group for older adults who are thinking about, or getting ready to reduce or stop their use of alcohol, sedatives, pain killers or gambling, or are looking for ongoing support to maintain recovery with addiction, anxiety and depression. Led by peer facilitators. Please call Melanie Reimer at 204-772-3533 for more information.

Stress Busters - Every Second Tuesday, Starting November 28, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - DMSMCA, 823 Ellice Ave.  A support group for older adults 55+ residing in the West Central area of Winnipeg who are coping with anxiety due to stress. Peer facilitated by volunteers from Anxiety Disorder Association of Manitoba.

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 complexesand PCHs. For information, call Glenda or John: 204-669-5570 or visit www.seniorschoralsociety.ca

Regular Programming

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! 

Seniors Health & Wellness 45+ Program - Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Common Room at St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, 365 McGee St. Free. Led by experienced health and wellness facilitators. Each week will feature light physical activity (yoga, dance, stretching, walking, gardening), healthy snacks, and information on nutrition, diet and mental health. Each month we will go on one field trip outside of the building.

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, starting March 14, 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, starting March 12 - 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 

Getting Better Together: A free program for living better with chronic disease - Fridays, April 13 - May 25 - 9:30 a.m. - West End Active Living Centre, at the Clifton Community Club, 1315 Strathcona St.  Free. If you are living with chronic illness, this program is for you! Chronic illness includes: Arthritis, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, MS, etc. Discussion on ways and tools one can use to cope better in daily life.For more information or to register, please call 204-599-6672 or email at wealc2014@gmail.com


FOR SERVICE IN FRENCH contact :
POUR UN SERVICE EN FRANÇAIS contactez :

le Conseil des francophones 55+ de Winnipeg
phone : 204-793-1054