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!



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? 

If you develop a fever higher than 38.0°C (100.4°F), cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms at any time during the 14-day self-monitoring period, call Health Links–Info Santé before going to your  local urgent care centre or emergency department, or call 911 if it is an emergency. Be sure to  advise health officials as to your travel and/ or exposure history.  

Health Links - Info Santé: 

*NEW* 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 *NEW* 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

There have been reports of phishing scams related to COVID-19. Manitoba public health officials will not ask for credit card information if they call you with medical test results. Do not provide any financial data, hang up and report the call to Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

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.

Mental Health Resources:

Provincially Funded Program: Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Program available in English and French in the coming weeks.
www.manitoba.ca/covid19

A digital therapy program launched by Morneau Shepell in response to the COVID - 19 pandemic. 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.

Program participants also have access to live crisis counsellors who are available 24/7 if any risk of harm or crisis is identified.

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

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

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/

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: 

Good Food Club - Social Distancing Club
6 On-line events for the month of April offered through Zoom. To learn more about each event, and to find out how to access the events go to:

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/

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

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   

*New* 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 - 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/

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

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:

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.

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+

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

Information on Transportation: 

Please see the Transit Plus link below re COVID-19 communications and updates.

Vehicles for hire continue to run, and are taking steps to ensure the safety of their passengers.

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Cancelled until further notice:



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!


Cancelled until further notice:



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, 1:30 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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Tax Clinics


All Tax Clinics have been closed until further notice due to COVID -19 
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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Community Programs & Events


REMINDER: All City of Winnipeg Community Centres, Libraries and Recreation Facilities are closed until further notice. The list of programs below were updated before current closures. We do not know when these facilities and programs will resume, until then please contact the number provided before heading out to any below listed event or program. Thank you.

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



Partners in Care - Thursdays (March 12 - April 2): 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Jewish Child and Family Services. $50. Explore the emotional and practical issues experienced in the caregiving role to help reduce stress, find workable solutions, and feel less alone. Open to all who are providing care to a loved one. Facilitated by Penny Yellen, MSW, RSW. To register call 204-477-7430 or at www.jcfswinnipeg.org

Knitting Circle - Tuesdays (March 10, 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14, 21, 28): 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 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. Call 204-986-6450 for more details.

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.

Cancelled until further notice: 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.

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.

Regular Programming in the Community

   

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 - *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 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



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