Community Bulletin Board of Programs & Events
· MENTAL HEALTH
· CONTINUITY CARE
· FOOD SECURITY
· FINANCIAL SUPPORTS
· PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
· ONLINE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND GROUPS
· COMPUTER RESOURCES
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
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Wellness Portal A government of Canada infinitive that provides e-mental health supports and access to virtual counseling services to everyone in Canada.
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. Alternatively, people can call the general office at 204-925-0600 and leave a message, or email email@example.com
Coping with COVID-19 Resource Page Relevant videos and articles on how to manage anxiety.
Anxiety support group https://support.therapytribe.com/anxiety-support-group/
Caregiving with Confidence
- Telephone support for caregivers, on-line support group.
- Facebook Support Group for Caregivers of Older Adults https://www.facebook.com/Caregivingwithconfidence/
- 204-452-9491 firstname.lastname@example.org
- CAHM - Mental Health and the COVID - 19
Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg/Manitoba
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 counseling, resources or courses.
Phone: (204) 982-6135 Email: email@example.com
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 a 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.
Klinic: 204-786-8686 / Mobile Crisis Team: 204-940-1781 / Winnipeg Emergency Services: 9-1-1
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Older Adult Circuit Posters
In Motion older adult exercise DVD
Balance exercises - https://preventfalls.ca/older-adults/exercise/home-exercise/
8 Week Fitness Program for Seniors. A video series to stay fit and active with instructions on how to do each exercise correctly. 8 Week Fitness Program for Seniors
Active Aging Manitoba
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* - Weekly 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: https://www.aosupportservices.ca/our-three-pillars/social-engagement/senior-centre-without-walls/ For more information, or to receive a copy of the Program Guide, contact Lydia Robertson at 204-956-6440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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 counseling 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/
Nasa (at home)
Virtual Museum Tours:
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym6jgeOlpyc&feature=youtu.be
- Manitoba Museum at Home https://manitobamuseum.ca/main/visit/manitobamuseu/mhome
- Winnipeg Art Gallery https://wag.ca/art/stories/category/waghome
- Manitoba Agricultural Museum http://mbagmuseum.ca/collections-exhibits/artifacts-display-filtering
- Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada http://www.royalaviationmuseum.com/virtualcockpits/mobile/index.html
- Google Arts & Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/?hl=en
- The Anne Frank House https://www.annefrank.org/en/museum/web-and-digital/
- The Smithsonian https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/online
- Concert Series - Together at Home https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPDkqknt-rAgGzWv1fots5C0kg4pKIyRn
- Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/user/WinnipegSymphony
Zoos/Aquariums (visit online)
- Assiniboine Park Zoo (Winnipeg) https://assiniboinepark.ca/zoo/home/plan-your-visit/upcomingevents
- Calgary Zoo https://www.calgaryzoo.com/visit/animals/giant-pandas#species-tabs
- Cincinnati Zoo http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/
- San Diego Zoo https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/were-here-together
- Shedd Aquarium (Chicago)https://www.youtube.com/user/sheddaquariumchicago/videos & https://www.sheddaquarium.org/care-and-conservation/keep-sharks-swimming
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
· 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
PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
Senior Scope (MONTHLY ONLINE NEWSPAPER)
Read more info such as COVID updates and other articles to inform and entertain you on the Senior
Scope Website: https://www.seniorscope.com/
ONLINE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND GROUPS
Creative Retirement Manitoba
Providing a series of online courses for older adults.
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
Good Food Club Facebook Page
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.
Get Better Together Digital Workshop
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 email@example.com or 204-632-3922.
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
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+. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stress Busters - Tuesdays: Noon - 2:00 p.m. - DMSMCA, 823 Ellice Ave. A support group for those 55+ experiencing ongoing 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.
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. Free for all! Elevator access available. 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 email@example.com
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, counseling, mental health and therapy programs and services, health care information, and much more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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 the doorbell in the evenings and someone will let you into 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 email@example.com
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 the doorbell.
City of Winnipeg
CBC Updates on Manitoba Services Affected
A&O Support Services for Older Adults & United Way of Winnipeg
Grocery delivery (including Winnipeg Harvest) & medication delivery.
Call 204-956-6440 (direct line)
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.)
- does not 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com Phone: (204) 774-7201 ext. 6
West Central Women's Resource Centre 640 Ellice Ave.
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.
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 space to warm up for people experiencing homelessness.
Emergency food kits are available. Foodbank. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 204-339-1701.
How to Access 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Food hampers are available (once within a 3-month span).
Call for an appointment to pick up food - have your Manitoba Health Card available.
Address: 115 Maryland St.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Delivery - $9. Same-day deliveries must be ordered by 11:30 a.m.
Address: 905 Portage Ave.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Delivery. Same-day deliveries must be ordered before 11:30 a.m.
Address: 1445 Logan Ave.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Delivery - FREE city-wide to all older adults 65+
De Luca's Grocery Delivery & Curbside Pickup
Address: 676 Portage Ave.
Hours: Closes 8:00 p.m.
Sherbrook & Notre Dame
Address: 777 Sherbrook
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Portage Place Location
Address: 393 Portage Ave.
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
*First hour of the day is for older adults only*
Deliver medications only
Address: 1385 Sargent Ave.
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
*Seniors Hours - Monday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*
Address: Ness & Madison
Hours: Monday - Saturday *7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. For Seniors*
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 online offerings for delivery, curbside pick up.
Information on the GSTC (issues April 9th):
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
RRIF (Changes this year):
Credit Counselling Society
A non-profit organization that has been operating for 24 years, focusing on education and support. They offer free credit counseling, 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.
Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre
Medical Transportation Hotline: 204-899-1696
Will take you to and from your appointment city-wide for a flat rate of $20. Vehicles are safe, clean, and all access (walkers or wheelchairs).
Province of Manitoba
Winnipeg Transit Plus
Taxi/Vehicles for Hire
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