Programs & Services
Meet new friends, visit with old ones, get active and involved and stay healthy. Recreation programs, special events, workshops and get-togethers specially designed for older adults will keep your calendar full.
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Active Living Recreation and Social Connections
A&O: Support Services for Older Adults
Provides extensive programming for older adults in Winnipeg and throughout
Manitoba in the areas of safety/security, social engagement, and counselling.
Their Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW) provides educational and recreational
programming to individuals 55+ living anywhere in Manitoba in a fun and interactive
atmosphere where all programming is provided over the phone. Additionally, the
Connect Program is an organized companionship and socialization program that
seeks to match community volunteers with isolated older adults 55+. For more
information about all A&O programs contact them at the information below.
200 – 207 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 1M5
Active Aging in Manitoba
Dedicated to promoting active aging opportunities and inspiring active lifestyles
for all older Manitobans. With active aging, older adults can enhance their health
and mobility and participate in their community. Active Aging is also responsible
for planning and implementing the annual Manitoba 55+ Games and Active Aging
Week embedded in October’s Seniors and Elders Month.
Phone: 204-632-3912 or Toll-free: 1-866-202-6663
CANADIAN RED CROSS
The Friendly Calls program pairs a Red Cross volunteer with an adult who feels
isolated or lonely and may have limited social and family connections or feels they
could benefit from more social interaction. Provides wellness checks and weekly
CREATIVE RETIREMENT MANITOBA
Provides online and in-person educational classes to promote lifelong learning
A nonprofit literacy organization providing adults with literacy instruction as an
essential life skill.
Unit 901 – 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0B9
A “Men’s Shed” is any community-based, non-commercial organization open to all
men. It provides a safe, friendly, and inclusive environment where men can gather
and work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time, and in the
company of other men. The primary objective is to advance the health and wellbeing of participants. Examples of Men’s Sheds activities include:
• Short-term volunteering in the community
• socialization such as chess or cribbage and coffee
• woodworking projects, bike repair, and cooking
There are Men’s Shed locations located in Winnipeg, Dauphin, Brandon,
Minnedosa, Neepwa, Beausejour, Howden, and Portage la Prairie. Contact
information for your local Men’s Shed group can be found by calling 211.
Library services can support successful aging and contribute to a sense of
belonging. They offer free resources and services to community members, create
learning opportunities, and support literacy and education. To find the library
closest to your community, please call 211, and our Navigators will assist you.
For a complete listing of libraries throughout the province, please visit mb.211.ca
or call 211.
Volunteering is a great opportunity for older adults to get out and give back to
the community. In addition to Volunteer Manitoba, you may also wish to contact
your local Senior Centre or Senior Resource Coordinator/Community Resource
Coordinator for volunteer opportunities.
Supports groups and individuals in the voluntary sector to develop and enhance
their capacity to anticipate, understand, celebrate, and meet community needs
in Manitoba while connecting people with volunteer opportunities, promoting
volunteerism, and providing leadership and counsel in the nonprofit and voluntary
sectors. Volunteer Manitoba provides information and a database of available
Suite 511 – 428 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0E2
Community Financial Information and Support
COMMUNITY FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICES (CFCS)
A free, nonprofit counselling, education, and advice organization offering access
to resources, income and debt management, and help to navigate the financial
systems that affect your daily life.
Phone: In Winnipeg: 204-989-1900 or
Many Tax Clinics offer free or subsidized support to eligible individuals. For a
complete listing of local tax clinics, visit the website at the resource below or
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM (CVITP)
An outreach program where volunteers prepare basic income tax returns for
low-income individuals unable to do so themselves. This enables low-income
individuals to file for benefits they otherwise would not receive. Many Senior
Centres across the province also offer special clinics for income tax preparation.
The website will allow you to find a free local tax clinic close to you:
Food and Nutrition
Assists individuals in finding appropriate food assistance through the Food
Support Assistance Line. Harvest will review your needs and arrange for your food
hamper to be distributed to a location near you for pick up. Harvest food banks are
in communities across Manitoba. Please have your Manitoba Health card ready.
Call 1-800-970-5559 or email
CALL CENTRE HOURS:
Monday to Friday: 9:15 am to 3:15 pm
Saturday: 9:15 am to 12:15 pm
A free telephone service available in 200 languages for all Manitobans to connect
with a registered dietitian to support them in making informed decisions around
Misericordia Health Centre
99 Cornish Ave., Winnipeg, MB. R3C 1A2
Phone: 204-788-8248 in Winnipeg or 1-877-830-2892