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Active Living and Lifelong Learning

Adult Learning Centres
There are 42 adult learning centres registered in Manitoba under the Manitoba government’s Adult learning and Literacy Branch. Adult learning centres provide tuition free high school courses to help adults: attain a high school diploma, complete high school credits to prepare for secondary education and improve in employment skills and job opportunities.

City of Winnipeg – Leisure Guide
A variety of recreation services and opportunities are available for older adults throughout the City of Winnipeg from the Community Services Department. To find out what is offered in your area, check your City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide. Copies are available online or a local libraries.

General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres
Provides a guide to 64 City of Winnipeg community centres. It is a resource for community centre volunteers as well as for the public. You can check for your community centres’ location, programming information, upcoming events, rental facilities and more.

Manitoba 55 Plus Games
The Manitoba 55 Plus Games provides an opportunity for older adults from across the province to participate in age-friendly events and activities, which connect them with friends, neighbours, and their community. The 55 Plus Games, hosted each year by a qualifying Manitoba community, encourages older Manitobans to remain active physically, mentally and socially.

Manitoba in Motion
In motion is a provincial strategy to help all Manitobans make physical activity part of their daily lives for health and enjoyment. Tools and resources are available to help individuals and community organization plan ways to get in motion.

Manitoba Adult Literacy Program
The Manitoba government’s Adult Learning and literacy Branch funds and supports 34 agencies throughout the province. It provides tuition free literacy programs for adults to improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills and meet education, employment, training and / or personal goals. A complete list of adult literacy programs can be found on the branch website below.

Reh-Fit Centre
The Reh-Fit Centre is a non-profit organization working to enhance the health and well-being of its members and the community by providing innovative health and fitness services through assessment, education, and exercise in a supportive environment. Membership is open to the community at large.

University of Manitoba – Aging Actively Programs
The University of Manitoba’s Bison Recreation Services offers specially designed programs for participants 55+. They include: resistance training, aqua fitness, walking, personal training and fitness testing. Senior and Senior Spouse membership rates are available which allow members access to all facilities and activities including free fitness classes. Programs are offered at Frank Kennedy building or Joe Doupe building.

The University of Manitoba Lifelong Learning provides older adults with educational opportunities to expand personal knowledge in a relaxed learning environment.

University of Winnipeg 55+ Program
The University of Winnipeg offers exercise courses for individuals 55+. The courses are intended to increase participants’ strength, flexibility and balance. They help mobility, maintain or improve the participants’ ability to perform activities of daily living such as climbing stairs and doing errands.

The University of Winnipeg Continuing Education 55 Plus Program offers non-credit courses at approximately $95 each depending on length.

Wellness Institute
The Wellness Institute at the Seven Oaks General Hospital is a fully accessible medical fitness facility for adults of all abilities. Programs include rehabilitation and disease management, health education, fitness and social wellness activities. A Selected Times membership, allowing day time access is available at a substantial discount.

The YMCA-YWCA has a variety of special programs available such as seniors’ groups.
Y Women is a program designed for women aged 55 – plus years who may be feeling alone and out of touch. Through friendly supportive meetings, held every second Thursday afternoon, members can hear speakers and enjoy crafts and tours. Meetings are held at the downtown branch, 301 Vaughan Street. Women do not need to be members of a health and fitness branch to join.