Growing Older

Article excerpt

Access River East offers the following (call 204-938-5000): individual counselling through A&O, 204-956-6440. Support groups: 204-940-2114, diabetes, first Tuesday 10-11 a.m.; caregivers, last Thursday, noon, 1590 Henderson Hwy., register; visually impaired, second Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 1590 Henderson Hwy.; Parkinson's, last Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., 200 McIvor Ave.; Alzheimer's, third Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Donwood Manor, 204-943-6622. Family strengthening mental wellness, first Wednesday of the month, at Access River East, 204-253-9641; Menire's support group, 204-975-3037 or www.chha-mb.ca; Continuity Care, support for parents caring for an adult child with a disability, first Thursday, 204-779-1679. Health education and workshops: 204-940-2114. Get Better Together, 204-632-3927 or www.getbettertogether.ca; diabetes education, four-week sessions, register 204-938-5000; It's All About Us: Seniors Helping Seniors, Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon, Lion's Place, 610 Portage Ave., Lynn 204-247-5918.

Access Transcona offers the following (204-938-5555): individual counselling through A&O. Call 204-956-6440. support-group meetings, 204-940-2114; diabetes education, four-week session, 204-938-5555; Diabetes support group, 2-3 p.m.; Widow(er) to Widow(er) six-week support group, 204-956-6440; dementia support group, first Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m., 209 Yale Ave. W., 204-222-9879; visually impaired support group, 204-222-9879; family strengthening mental wellness meets the first Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Access River East, information 204-334-4404 or 204-253-9641; hard-of-hearing support group, Abundant Life Church, 1 p.m., 204-222-9879; It's All About Us: Seniors Helping Seniors, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon, Lion's Place, 610 Portage Ave., Lynn 204-237-5918. Health education & workshops: 204-940-2114; Transcona Book Club meets second Thursday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Transcona Library, register Liz 204-222-1610; falls-prevention assessment and education, 204-940-2114; 55-plus dining experience, congregate meal program, Transcona Memorial United Church, 209 Yale St. Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., reservations 204-222-5947; Discover Transcona Wednesday walking group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 204-940-2114; Hi Neighbour early-morning walking program, 204-938-5555.

Archwood 55-Plus Program and Activities Archwood Community Centre, to March: Yoga Fit, Nordic pole walking, Zumba Fit, low-impact cardio, total body workout, line dancing, painting/drawing, bowling & pickle ball. Information: 204-416-1067 or archwood55plusinc.weebly.comarchwood55@gmail.com or archwood55plusinc.weebly.com. Bus trip to St. Pierre-Jolys for the Sugaring Off Festival, April 12. Cost includes bus fare, museum and lunch, $35. Information: 204-416-1067 or www.archwood55plusinc.weebly.com.

Bee Wellness for Older Adults & Others, 105-4910 Roblin Blvd., geared to older adults and others with chronic health issues (MS, Parkinson's, stroke recovery, etc.). We offer health and wellness programs and one-on-one functional rehab. Information: 204-832-2077.

Bleak House Centre Inc., 1637 Main St. (across from IGA) information: 204-338-4723 activities: Monday, whist 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday, coffee and conversation 10 a.m., lunch 11:45 a.m.; bingo 1-3 p.m.; ceramics 1-3 p.m.; Thursday, cribbage 1-3 p.m.; Friday, quilting 9:30 a.m.

CARP (Canadian Association for the 45-Plus), Elmwood Legion Branch No. 9, Winnipeg East Chapter #53 meets 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:30 p.m., April 9. Elmwood Royal Canadian Legion, 920 Nairn Ave. Guest speaker, a consumer services officer uncovering today's frauds & scams. Information: John Plischke 204-586-5501. Free parking at the back.

CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) meet the 1st Wednesday of the month, 9:30 a.m., ANAVETS #283-3584 Portage Ave. Guest speaker and/or discussion topics at each meeting. Information: Ann-Marie 204-831-1320 or abhowe@shaw.ca. Cribbage tournament $5 the 1st Tuesday of the month, 1 p. …