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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 28, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A17 winnipegfreepress. com YOUR HEALTH WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015 A 17 Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer fall fashion show, Sept. 29, Nygard, Kenaston Blvd. Tickets: Bra Bar, 160 Provencher Blvd. or 1765 Kenaston Blvd. Also available are raffle draw tickets to win a trip for two anywhere WestJet flies. Information or donations: www. helpinghands4mbwbc. com. St. Sebastianette Archery Club celebrating 40th anniversary Sept. 26 and searching for past members. RSVP: www. stsebastianettearcheryclub. ca by Sept. 5. Summer Yoga starts Monday, now- Sept. 28, 6- 7 p. m., Oliver Reis Bldg., 2645 Portage Ave. Information: Lorraine 204- 832- 1141 or sjmarek@ mts. net. White Cross Guild Just Like New to You Thrift Shop, 635 Portage Ave., Bag sale, now to Sept. 14; Back to School sale and Fall Jacket sale, now- Sept. 8. Store hours 10 a. m.- 4 p. m., Tuesday- Friday. All proceeds raised go to the Health Sciences Center for the enhancement of patient care, comfort and research. Forum Art Centre open house & registration, Aug. 29, 1- 4 p. m., 120 Eugenie St. For Everything Art this fall classes start Sept. 14. Information: www. forumartcentre. com or 204- 235- 1069. Variety, The Children’s Charity of Manitoba in partnership with the ADESA Golden Gavel 4th annual Drive For the Kids Golf Classic & Charity Auction, Sept. 1, Glendale Golf & Country Club. Information: www. varietymanitoba. com. Westview Dance Club begins 2015- 2016 season with registration and welcome back dance, Sept. 1, 7 p. m., Oak Bluff Recreation Centre. Information: 204- 775- 1989 or westviewdancewpg@ gmail. com. Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts open house, Sept. 1 & 3, 6- 8 p. m., Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg. Nearly New Shop’s $ 5 bag sale, 961 Portage Ave., every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sept. 1- 12, 10 a. m.- 4 p. m. All proceeds from the Nearly New Shop go to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Information: 204- 772- 3629. Lord Wolseley School 100th anniversary celebration, Sept. 24, 5- 8 p. m.; formal program, 6 p. m. Information: 204- 661- 2384 or lw@ retsd. mb. ca. Wine & cheese reception, Sept. 25, 7 p. m., New Cavalier Inn, 1650 Regent Ave. W., $ 20, 204- 452- 3448, 204- 230- 5335 or http:// bit. ly/ 1Qjvfxs by Sept. 1. Youth Canoe & Kayak Team – parents of current and prospective youth paddlers are welcome to attend an information session, Sept. 2, 7 p. m., MB Canoe & Kayak Centre, 80 Churchill Dr. Information: 204- 925- 5681. Archdiocese of Saint- Boniface and First Nations Returning to Spirit workshop, Sept. 3 & 4 and part two, Sept. 11 & 12, Universite de St. Boniface. Information: Ingrid 204- 889- 4579 or Ingrid. dowan@ returningtospirit. org. African Children’s Choir performs, Sept. 4, 6: 30 p. m., Immanuel Fellowship Church, information: 204- 261- 0172 and Sept. 9, 7 p. m., Crestview Park Free Methodist Church, 928 Cavalier Dr., information: 204- 837- 2222. Gardenton Ukrainian Museum & Village Society 50th Jubilee Fall Supper, Gardenton Park Hall, Sept. 6, 4- 7 p. m. Adults $ 13; 12 and under $ 7; 5 and under eat free. Information: Kelvin 204- 425- 8197. Sir John Franklin Public School ( Class of 1954- 1955) 60th Kindergarten Reunion, Sept. 7 & 8, 2015. Information: Walter 204- 467- 5838, badgerw@ mymts. net or Derek, 204- 837- 1290, dlegge@ mymts. net. Community Singers require a pianist & choral singers, Sept. 9. Information: Evelyn Shepel, 204- 338- 2554. Seven Oaks Sadok Inc. non- profit Ukrainian/ English Nursery, before and after school program for ages 2- 12, open house, Sept. 10, 11: 30 a. m.- 1 p. m. Classes begin Sept. 14. Register: Cindy, 204- 995- 7614. Fabulous 50’ s Ford Club of Manitoba 21st annual Sockhop - 50’ s & 60’ s Rock & Roll Band “ The Marvells”, Sept. 11, 8 p. m., Transcona Country Club. 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction donated to The Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation. Tickets: $ 20, 204- 453- 4871 or 204- 222- 1640. Canadian Cancer Society September Dragon Boat Challenge, Sept. 11 & 12, Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre. Register: 204- 788- 4547 or dragonboat@ mb. cancer. ca. Denny’s Kick Butt for Colorectal Cancer Kildonan Park site 2 a/ b, Sept. 12, 8 a. m.- noon. Nearly 100% of all proceeds raised go towards genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome. Register: www. kickbuttrun. com or Sid 204- 918- 6926. Things sidewalk sale in support of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Sept. 12, 9 a. m.- 2 p. m., 913 Corydon Ave. Now accepting donations of household items ( no clothing or toys). Monday- Saturday, 10 a. m.- 4 p. m. Information: 204- 284- 7331. Silver Heights Church 199 Garrioch Ave. garage sale, Sept. 12, 9 a. m.- 1 p. m. Household items, table and floor lamps, bedding, kids small cars, books, sheet music and Disney movies on VHS and some western movies. Selection of records, pocket books. Special this month is clothing by the bag. Bake & Craft Sale Harvest Fest Outdoor Market, Main St., Sept. 12, 10 a. m.- 3 p. m., in support of A. R. F. ( Animal Rescue Fundraising Group of Manitoba). A. R. F. helps animal rescue groups with their vet bills & dog/ cat food & supplies. Free. La Salle Community Fellowship hosting a Car Show, in support of Union Gospel Mission, Sept. 13, 1- 4 p. m., La Salle, 1 mile west of Hwy. 330 on Hwy. 247. Grass show area. Registration $ 15 begins 11 a. m. All proceeds donated to Union Gospel Mission. Goodie bags for the first 50 registrants, door prizes, Chinese auction, 50/ 50 draw and trophies for people’s choice. Activities for children including face painting and slot car racing. Free admission for spectators. Live music, and concessions. Nine Circles Community Health Centre Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life , Central Park, 400 Cumberland, Sept. 13, 11: 30 a. m.- 3 p. m. 2km walk around the West End and fun activities in Central Park before & after the walk. All proceeds support programs and services related to HIV/ AIDS in Manitoba. Information: walkforlife@ ninecircles. ca or bit. ly/ AIDSWalkWPG15_ info. North Kildonan United Church open house and welcome luncheon, Sept. 13, 10 a. m. Informaiton: nkuc@ mts. net or 204- 667- 7408. Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg monthly meeting, SMD Building, 825 Sherbrook St., Sept. 14, 7- 9 p. m. Sam Steinfeld, Physiotherapist, will be discussing “ Explaining Pain”. Three- part Education Course, Nov. 6, 10, and 13, 1: 30- 3: 30 p. m. Tai Chi Tuesday nights. Beginner class, 6: 30- 7: 30 p. m.; Advanced 7: 30- 8: 30 p. m. Information: 204- 975- 3037 or www. fmswinnipeg. com. Friends of Library Book Club free book club meet 10: 15- 11: 30 a. m., 2nd floor, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St.: fall books; Sept. 15, The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas; Oct. 20, The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by J. Jonasson; Nov. 17, All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews and Dec. 15, The Children’s Act by Ian McEwan. Transcona Streamliners , a non- profit weight- loss support group for all ages, with an hour of aerobics followed by discussions on nutrition and proper eating habits, is commencing operations mid Sept., Mondays, 6- 8: 30 p. m., Ecole Centrale. One time $ 50 annual membership fee. Information: 204- 224- 1826 or 204- 222- 2413. Village Green English Dance, weekly Sept. 16 - April 27, Wednesday 7: 30– 9: 30 p. m., Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Ave. Information: Katherine 204- 475- 2097 or villagegreenenglishcountrydancing. org. Canadian Helping Kids in Vietnam 20th anniversary dinner, Sept. 19, 5: 30 p. m., Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd. Tickets: $ 25 for 13 and over, $ 10 for ages 5- 12 at chaupham1@ hotmail. com. Crafts Helping Critters Bronx Farmers Market, 720 Henderson Hwy., Sept. 19, 9 a. m. - 2 p. m. Dishcloth Damsel is looking forward to selling her dishcloths and other crafts. All proceeds will be donated to animal rescues in need. Free admission. Warren United Church fall supper and bake sale, Sept. 20, 3- 6 p. m., Warren Memorial Hall, Warren. $ 13, children 6- 10 $ 6. Post- Polio Conference Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave., Sept. 21, 9 a. m. - 3: 30 p. m. Physical and Psychological Aspects of Aging with Post- Polio Syndrome: Morning Session: Dr. C. Vandenakker, MD, University of California, Afternoon Session: Marion Cooper, BSW, Executive Director Cdn Mental Health Assoc of Wpg/ Man. Register: www. postpolionetwork. ca, postpolionetwork@ gmail. com or 204- 975- 3037 ( leave message). $ 35. 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; Menière’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, fourweek 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 a Archwood Community Centre, 565 Guilbault St. offers: exercise classes including yoga fit, total body workout, Zumba gold, low impact cardio and line dancing. Painting and drawing. Weekly social activities: pickle ball, pool, card and board games. Monthly luncheons and Legal Clinic. Information: 204- 416- 1067, archwood55mail@ gmail. com or archwood55plus. weebly. com. Registration: Sept. 8- 11, 9 a. m. to noon. Assiniboine Memorial Senior Men has openings for curlers on Friday morning, 9: 30 a. m. Oct. to Dec. and Jan. to March. Information: Archie 204- 837- 8181. Bee Wellness for Older Adults & Others , 3680 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. Charleswood Senior Centre offers a vast array of educational, recreational, fitness, health and social opportunities for those 55 plus. Information: 204- 897- 5263 or info@ charleswoodseniorcentre. org or www. charleswoodseniorcentre. org. Corydon Community Centre offers: adult drop- in, 1st Wednesday of month, 1: 30 p. m., Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., or 2nd Wednesday of month, 12: 30 p. m., River Heights site, 1370 Grosvenor Ave., or 3rd and 4th Wednesday of month, 1: 30 p. m., River Heights site; art classes, Tuesday, 10 a. m., Crescentwood site, 1170 Corydon Ave., or Wednesday, 10 a. m., River Heights site, or Thursday, 1 p. m., Crescentwood site; badminton/ pickleball, Thursday, 1 p. m., Crescentwood site; bingo, Monday, 7 p. m., Crescentwood site; bridge, Monday, 1 p. m., River Heights site; lap skating, Monday, 10: 45 a. m. or Wednesday, 1: 30 p. m., River Heights site; quilting, 5: 30 p. m., Crescentwood site; strength training, Tuesday, 9: 30 a. m. or Friday, 9: 30 a. m., Crescentwood site; walking club, Monday/ Thursday, 9: 30 a. m., various locations; yoga, Thursday, 9: 30 a. m., River Heights site. Information: 204- 488- 7000 or www. corydoncc. com. Creative Retirement programs run during the day, Monday- Friday: Technology and computer, arts and leisure, health and well- being, languages, tours, special interest lectures and clubs. The spring 55+ Learning Guide can be picked up at all City of Winnipeg Libraries or www. crm. mb. ca. Register: 270 Sherbrook St., 204- 949- 2565 and www. crm. mb. ca. Crescent Drive Senior Mens Golf Club has openings for new members, Wednesdays, 8 a. m. Information: Bill 204- 488- 7163 or Frank 204- 489- 7887. Dakota 55- plus Lazers , Jonathan Toews Community Centre, offers: Monday cribbage; Tuesday line dancing, floor curling; Wednesday public skating, whist and various health and education programs; Thursday floor shuffle, Kraft Korner. Information: Karen 204- 254- 1010 ext. 206. Dufferin Senior Centre activities: Monday, 9: 45 a. m. shuffleboard, 1 p. m. bingo; Wednesday noon, soup and perogy lunch. Perogies are available for sale. Every second Saturday, noon- 3: 30 p. m. dance with a four- piece band and light lunch. Information: 204- 986- 2608. E. K. Ladies C. C. from the Rossmere Curling Club, invite new curlers or spares to join us on Wednesdays, 9: 30 a. m., Rossmere C. C. Information: Doris 204- 663- 7053 or Linda 204- 667- 5968. Earl Grey Seniors Earl Grey Community Centre, every Wednesday, drop- in social bridge, coffee and refreshments every Wednesday, 1- 4 p. m. Earl Grey Community Club , 360 Cockburn St. N. offers: Monday, 7: 30- 9: 30 p. m., 20 hands of whist. East St. Paul 55+ Activity Centre , 262 Hoddinott Rd. welcomes new members. Cribbage, Tuesdays, and whist Fridays. Other activities include quilting, floor shuffleboard, book club, yoga, pot luck suppers and casino trips. Information: 204- 654- 3082. East St. Paul/ Transcona Seniors’ Curling Club welcomes senior men & women, 50 years of age and over, to a non- competitive curling league Wednesdays and/ or Fridays 10 a. m.. Starts early Oct. to end of March. Information: esptrancurling@ gmail. com, www. esptrancurling. ca, or Darryl Chody 204- 224- 4016 or Brian Ridley 204- 669- 4795. 55- Plus North Centennial Seniors offer: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, dry land chair exercises, dry land mat exercises. Aqua fitness movements & chair Zumba and Zumba gold. Mondays, carpet bowling starts 12: 30 p. m., Shirley 204- 897- 7944. Fort Garry Ladies Curling , 696 Archibald St., is looking for curlers for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p. m. Information: Audrey 204- 256- 4577 or Joyce 204- 256- 5724. Fort Garry Legion , Texas hold ’ em Mondays 7 p. m.; cribbage Thursday, 7: 30 p. m.; branch bingo Fridays, 7: 30 p. m.; meat draw and supper Saturday, 6 p. m. 204- 284- 8027. Fort Garry Two- person Stick Curling league 2015 / 2016 looking for curlers/ or teams for Monday’s, 10 a. m. and 11 a. m. draws. Information: Ben 204- 269- 57901 or Dan 204- 233- 3039. University of Manitoba Fun mixed curling league looking for new curlers. No experience necessary. Saturdays 11: 30 a. m., Deer Loge Curling Club. Information: uofmmixedcurling@ gmail. com. General Sir Sam Steele Legion Br. No. 117 offers the following: luncheon & dance, Wednesdays 11: 30 a. m.- 2: 45 p. m., $ 8; Texas Hold- em poker Wednesdays, 7 p. m. and Saturdays 1 p. m., $ 40; bingo Fridays, 7 p. m.; Find The Joker, Fridays around 9: 30 p. m.; Karaoke, Saturdays 7 p. m. Glenwood Community Centre offers: social bridge every Friday, 12: 30 p. m. Information: Lynne 204- 261- 4375. SMART ( Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together), a light aerobic workout, Wednesday, 9: 30- 10: 30 a. m. Seniors badminton Tuesdays and Thursdays, 204- 253- 2542. Golden Rule Seniors ( Fort Rouge leisure Centre) 625 Osborne St. Bingo, Monday 1 p. m.; glee club, Thursday, 9: 30 a. m.; bridge 1 and 7 p. m. and shuffleboard 1 p. m.; China painting, Friday 10 a. m. and carpet bowling 1 p. m. Information: Terry 204- 453- 1085. Good Neighbours Active Living Centre fall open house, Aug. 31- Sept. 4. Programs and services for individuals aged 55+. Free classes throughout the week of Aug. 31- Sept. 4. Information: 204- 669- 1710 or www. gnalc. ca. Granite Senators Curling seniors mixed curling group curls every Tuesday & Thursday, 1: 30 p. m., Granite Curling Club, 1 Granite Way. Information: Denis 204- 489- 8734. Greendell 55+ Badminton, Greendell Park Community Centre senior men and women Mondays and Thursdays, 12: 45- 2: 45 p. m., Wednesdays, 9- 10: 45 a. m. Information: 204- 256- 6939 or patrickg46@ yahoo. com. General Sir Sam Steele Legion Branch # 117, 376 Salter St. offers: seniors and guests luncheon and dance with live band every Wednesday, noon- 2: 45 p. m.; bingo every Friday, 7 p. m.; Find the Joker, Fridays, 9: 30 p. m.; Texas Hold- Em poker, Saturdays, noon; karaoke, Saturday, 7- 11 p. m. Information: 204- 586- 3261. Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, 1588 Main St. offers: Wednesday lunch and entertainment, information Elaine 204- 339- 1701, ext. 205; shuttle bus every Wednesday morning, $ 15; looking for bridge players, Tuesdays 1- 3 p. m. Information: Elaine 204- 339- 1701; Stitch & Bitch, 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 1- 3 p. m. Harbourview Ladies Senior Golf League looking for members for Tuesday morning league. Information: Stanis Steffano 204- 694- 8211 or Barbara Johannson 204- 222- 6640. Heather Ladies currently have openings in their Tuesday and/ or Thursday afternoon curling league. Games begin, 1 p. m. Information: Sharon 204- 668- 6504. Henderson Hwy. Legion 215, 3600 De Vries offers the following: Tuesday crib night; Wednesday chase the ace wing night; Thursday darts; Friday & Saturday meat draw & live bands. Information: 204- 338- 4867. High Steppers Seniors Club is for seniors wanting a weekly outing from their southeast Winnipeg home to play cards and games, visit with others, and allow any caregivers a break. Information: 204- 619- 8477 to arrange your free, first- visit, Wednesday or Thursday or www. highsteppers@ winakwacc. ca. Kirkfield Streamliners, Hedges Middle School, offers a lose- weight and lightresistance strength exercise customized for seniors of all ability and mobility levels, from certified seniors specialist, Thursdays, 7: 15 p. m. Rose 204- 888- 2447. Lawn bowling at Tuxedo every week day. Drop in only. No equipment or experience required. Information: Sandra, 204- 895- 8088. McBeth House Centre Inc. 31 McBeth St., offers the following to 55- plus: Tuesday, quilting 9 a. m.- 2 p. m; looking for crib players; Thursday, porcelain painters etc. 10 a. m.- 2 p. m.; Friday, whist 7- 10 p. m. Information 204- 334- 0432. Meals on Wheels needs volunteers until Sept. 3, if you have 2 hours a week to spare ( or more) please call us to get started, our volunteers help to make Winnipeg a better place to live. We are currently seeking help in the following areas: Downtown, Seven Oaks and Transcona areas. Summer relief volunteers are also needed! Training and honorarium provided. Please call 204- 956- 7711 or visit our website at www. mealswinnipeg. com Mixed Seniors 55+ Slo - Pitch League is looking for retired persons or evening shift workers to play at Sinclair Park CC. Having fun, socializing and exercising is our goal. 2 games a week, ( Monday- Wednesday) are played during the day. Information: Roger 204- 663- 1201, Ron 204- 668- 9109 or rhavril@ shaw. ca. The Norberry- Glenlee Community Centre offers the following programs: square dance, Mondays, 6: 30- 10 p. m.; seniors bingo, Tuesday, 11 a. m.- 2: 45 p. m.; bridge, Wednesday, noon- 3 p. m.; Red River Seniors cards, Thursday, 11: 30 a. m.- 3 p. m.; Light & Lively fitness: intermediate, Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning and beginner, Monday & Friday morning. Pickleball every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon- 3 p. m. and Tuesday and Thursday 9 a. m.- 3 p. m. www. norberryglenlee. ca. 204- 256- 6654. 60- Plus Club of Rossmere District , ( Elmwood Curling Club) is looking for retired individuals to fill roster spots in their senior men’s ( Tuesday & Thursday) and senior mixed ( Friday) curling programs. 10 a. m. start time each day. Ralph 204- 667- 4364. Pembina Active Living 55+ ( PAL) : Register for fall activities beginning Sept. 14. Admission – tin for Winnipeg Harvest. Information: www. pal55plus. ca, 204- 930- 6931 or ed@ pal55plus. com. Pembina Ladies Curling Club has openings for two teams, Tuesday, 1 p. m. and Thursday, 9: 15 a. m. Information: Doreen 204- 261- 8798. Pembina Oldtimers ( POT) 2015 Curling season gets underway Oct. 5, with in- person registration, Sept. 9, 1- 3 p. m., Pembina Curling Club, 1341 Pembina Hwy. Information: pembinaoldtimers. coffeecup. com. Prendergast Seniors Club 55+ group 906 Cottonwood Rd. Room 20, offers: cribbage Monday & Wednesday, 12: 30- 3: 30 p. m.; Whist, Thursday, 12: 30- 3: 30 pm., exercises, Tuesday & Friday, 9: 30- 10: 30 a. m.; luncheon every 4th Wednesday, 11: 30 a. m.- 1 p. m. Information: Joe or Mary 204- 254- 8390. Raging Grannies of Winnipeg looking for mature ladies who want to sing for Social Justice at many upcoming events. Information: Louise 204- 894- 8140. River East Meal Program every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, noon, 1100 Henderson Hwy. $ 6.50. Information: 204- 338- 6284. Seine River Seniors Inc . out of Southdale C. C. 204- 253- 4599; Monday Bridge 9: 45- 11: 30 a. m. Monday Walking ( summer) 9 a. m- 10 a. m. Cheapy Tuesday Afternoon Movies, first Tuesday of the month, call Cecile 204- 5439; Brunch the third Tuesday of the month; lunches the second Wednesday of the month starting in Sept.; Canasta Fridays Sept. 11; Pansy fall supper, Sept. 13; creative writing in Sept., Denise 204- 275- 1353; Nordic Poles for sale, Sharon 204- 253- 9059. Full program of workshops/ activities now available. Square dancing Thursday nights, Norwood Legion, 134 Marion St., 7- 9: 30 p. m. starting Sept. 10. No partner required. First 3 dances are free for new dancers. Information: Lois: 204- 661- 1423 or Dale 204- 253- 2369. Vital Seniors St. Mary Magdalene Church, Every Tuesday until Nov. 30, weekly arm chair resistance training exercise class, call Judy 204- 253- 0555, Free. Growing Older Articles for Growing Older from non- profit organizations need to be in our office 14 days prior to the event. The length of this listing varies from week to week, so we cannot guarantee that all items will be included. Email: diane. pratt@ freepress. mb. ca. ( no attachments please) Fax: 204- 697- 7412. Articles for Billboard from non- profit organizations need to be in our office 14 days prior to the event. The length of this listing varies from week to week, so we can’t guarantee all items will be included. Email: diane. pratt@ freepress. mb. ca. ( no attachments please) Fax: 204- 697- 7412. Bill Board I N the rush to get their kids ready for school this fall, there’s one critical thing many parents tend to overlook: the need to ensure their child is up- to- date on immunizations. Statistics show more than 90 per cent of children in Manitoba receive a vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella ( MMRV) on or about their first birthday. Yet by the time they are scheduled for their second dose — between the ages of four and six — the immunization rate drops to around 75 per cent. A similar number of children are also missing the booster dose for tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and polio ( Tdap- IPV, or 4- in- 1 vaccine), also given between the ages of four and six. The result is a significant number of children enter kindergarten without adequate protection against viruses and bacteria that can cause serious illness. Measles, for example, is a viral infection that causes rashes, runny nose, high fever and cough. It may also lead to ear infections and pneumonia. Although rare, it can also cause swelling of the brain, which may lead to seizures, mental disability, or even death. Chickenpox ( varicella) will leave your child with an itchy rash of fluidfilled blisters. Most people recover completely, but in severe cases, chickenpox can lead to serious infections of the skin, joints or blood. Mumps will result in fever, headache and swollen glands around the jaw. In adults and older children, mumps can cause painful swelling in the testicles, and in rare cases, may cause problems with fertility. Rubella causes a rash, mild fever and swelling of the glands around the neck. It is especially dangerous for pregnant women and can cause a miscarriage or a baby born with a serious disability. Although the odds of your child contracting one of these infections is relatively low, it is not uncommon to hear about outbreaks. A measles outbreak traced to an amusement park in California last year infected more than 100 people, including some from Canada. One visitor brought the virus home to Quebec and infected an additional 100 people. There have been no major outbreaks of measles in Manitoba recently, but individual cases do occur, often related to travel. Outbreaks are less likely to occur when immunization rates are high, largely because of something called “ herd immunity.” If most children at a school are up- to- date on their vaccines, then an unvaccinated child is less likely to be exposed to vaccinepreventable diseases. And if a case occurs, it isn’t as likely to spread further because most people are protected through immunization. But life isn’t limited to contact at school; your child could catch a virus at any public setting, such as a playground or the mall. Being protected by the “ herd” doesn’t work for all vaccine- preventable diseases. Take tetanus. High immunization rates do not protect those who are unvaccinated from getting tetanus because it is not spread from person to person. It’s a disease caused by spores in dirt and dust and may enter the body through cuts on the skin. Commonly called lockjaw, tetanus causes painful muscle contractions in the jaw and neck muscles. It interferes with the ability to breathe and can ultimately prove fatal. Fortunately, it is easier than ever to make sure your child is up- to- date with their immunizations. Immunize Canada has an app to let parents know when their child’s next doses are due. The app can be set for Manitoba’s immunization schedule, and can help manage appointments for your family. The free app can be downloaded at www. immunize. ca/ en/ app. aspx. You can also call your health- care provider, who can access the provincial immunization registry, which tracks the immunization records of all Manitobans. The province also sends letters to parents of children who are 5 ½ years old who are overdue for vaccines. Sure, taking your child for an injection isn’t the most pleasant experience, but there are ways to prepare for the visit. Talk to your health- care provider about your child’s fears of being vaccinated. And talk honestly to your child. The injection only takes a few seconds, and there are strategies that can help. So, make a note: add immunizations to your back- to- school prep list and prepare your child for a wonderful start to the school year. Dr. Carol Kurbis is a medical officer of health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Vaccines should be on back- to- school lists CAROL KURBIS THE CANADIAN PRESS FILES Children should get their second round of vaccines between the ages of four and six. A_ 17_ Aug- 28- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A17 8/ 27/ 15 7: 03: 13 PM

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