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 Elice 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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Community Programs & Events


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.

Friday, January 10: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Travel Talk: Belgium - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Join travel writer Ron Pradinuk to hear about Belgium, one of the richest and most fascinating countries. Antwerp is the diamond capital of the world and an international fashion centre, while Brugge is "Venice of the north" with its canals and historic buildings. Chocolates, waffles, and beer may have built Belgium's reputation, but it is home to many museums and unique cuisine. For more information, call 204-986-6450.

Sunday, January 12: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Top Docs: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940's. Behind the glamour was a talented inventor who created a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WW11 that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology. 89 Mins. Not rated. For more information, call 204-896-6489.

Monday, January 13: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Electronics Club - Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Are you searching for circuits? Seeking to solder? Come to our Electronics Club and get help with your project or learn new skills. Beginners welcome. Call 204-986-6450 for more information.

Tuesday, January 14: 10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - eMedia Help! One-on-One Appointments - Meeting Room 1, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Book a 45 minute one-on-one help appointment with library staff and get help with Library eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, streaming music and video, and databases. Bring the following to your appointment:

  • your device and it's power supply and synchronization cable
  • you app/play Store username and password
  • your active Winnipeg Public Library Membership card and its PIN
  • your laptop and its power supply, if you want help getting eBooks on to a Kobo eReader
Please note: 
  • Kobo eReaders are experiencing intermittent problem opening OverDrive eBooks after books are transferred to the Kobo. Currently, we are unable to address this issue.
  • General training on how to use devices is not covered during these appointments.
To register go to https://wpl.libcal.com/event/3530913 or call 204-986-6450.

Tuesday, January 14: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Knitting Circle - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Unsure of what 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. Call 204-986-6450 for more information. 


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, January 15:1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - eMedia Help! One-on-One Appointments - Meeting Room 1, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Book a 45 minute one-on-one help appointment with library staff and get help with Library eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, streaming music and video, and databases. Bring the following to your appointment:

  • your device and it's power supply and synchronization cable
  • you app/play Store username and password
  • your active Winnipeg Public Library Membership card and its PIN
  • your laptop and its power supply, if you want help getting eBooks on to a Kobo eReader
Please note: 
  • Kobo eReaders are experiencing intermittent problem opening OverDrive eBooks after books are transferred to the Kobo. Currently, we are unable to address this issue.
  • General training on how to use devices is not covered during these appointments.
To register go tohttps://wpl.libcal.com/event/3530914 or call 204-986-6450.

Thursday, January 16: 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Skywalk Concert - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. "Confessions of a piano man" Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker is known for his rootsy storytelling and folk-pop hooks, with critics comparing him to the likes of Harry Chapin, Jackson Brown, and Billy Joel. For more information call 204-986-6450.

Friday, January 17: 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Behind the Scenes with Royal MTC: As You Like It - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Brace yourself for "Bardlemania!". As You Like It cleverly blends Shakespeare's gift with language and 25 Beatles songs performed live. Get the inside scoop on the creative process behind this unique and joyous production.For more information call 204-986-6450. 

Sunday, January 19: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - NFB Film Club: WALL - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Cam Christiansen's WALL examines the profound impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people who live in the region. 79 mins. Not rated. For more information, call 204-986-6450.

Tuesday, January 21: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Knitting Circle - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Unsure of what 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. Call 204-986-6450 for more information. 

Thursday, January 23: 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Skywalk Concert - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. "Return of the Juno Jazz Duo" featuring singer Erin Propp with guitarist Larry Roy. For more information, call 204-986-6450.

Saturday, January 25: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - ShakespeareFest Film Screening: Julius Caesar - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. MGM's acclaimed 1953 produsction of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The growing ambition of Julius Caesar (Louis Calhern) is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus (James Mason). Cassius (John Gielgud) persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony (Marlon Brando). 120 mins. Rated G. For more information call 204-986-6450.

Monday, January 27: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Electronics Club - Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Are you searching for circuits? Seeking to solder? Come to our Electronics Club and get help with your project or learn new skills. Beginners welcome. Call 204-986-6450 for more information.

Tuesday, January 28: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Knitting Circle - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Unsure of what 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. Call 204-986-6450 for more information.

Wednesday, January 29: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Learn About New Directions - Lobby of Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in and visit the information table to learn about community programs and services.

Wednesday, January 29: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Legal Clinic - 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 5: 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Skywalk Lecture - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Estimating the relationship between Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia with Dr. Luc Clair, UWinnipeg Economics. Call 204-986-6450 for more information. 

Thursday, February 6: 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Skywalk Concert - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. "Winnipeg Youth Orchestra" The Orchestra's annual Skywalk performance featuring individuals and ensembles. For more information, call 204-986-6450.


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