Residents - Seniors Information
R.M. of St. Andrews Age Friendly Program
January 2016 - In an Age Friendly Community, policies, programs and services are designed to make it easier for older adults to stay active and healthy so they can continue to contribute economically and socially. Manitoba has been at the forefront of this movement. Our municipality has had many programs and activities over the past years in the Petersfield and Clandeboye areas. Just recently, a South St. Andrews Group has been established and is operating out of the old fire hall and museum on Riverview Street in St. Andrews. This group held a summer BBQ and a Fish Fry in the early fall. Beginning on January 4, 2016, we plan to hold our first morning coffee club at 8:00 a.m. This will be a weekly Monday morning activity continuing into the spring season We also plan to hold several evening activities, possibly two per month, and it seems that Thursday evenings are most favorable. Activities planned are card games such as Crib, Whist Drives, King Pedro, etc. We are also exploring some good 'ole' Bingo and of course some Old Tyme Dancing evenings.
We do need some volunteers to help in organizing these activities. If you are interested in helping with any of these activities, please contact John Chrapchynski at (204) 757-9314 or Elmer Keryluk at (204) 338-5842. To help with our communication with interested citizens, please let John or Elmer know your e-mail addresses.
Age Friendly Communities support people to age safely, enjoy good health and to continue to participate fully in their community.
Gordon Howard Seniors Centre
The Gordon Howard Seniors Centre in Selkirk is alot more than just a seniors centre. Associate memberships start at age 45 and regular memberships at age 55 and the cost is only $25.00 per year and the benefits are immeasurable. There are people who meet regularly for cribbage, duplicate bridge, floor curling, quilting and snooker/pool. Lessons are available if you want to learn to draw, paint or carve in our woodworking group or you can sign up for fitness or painting.
Of course there are also monthly hot lunches, casino trips and special events such as winery tours, Canadian Mint tours, golf tournaments and birthday parties.
For more information, check out their website at www.gordonhoward.ca or contact them at (204) 785-2092 - you won't be disappointed!
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gordon Howard Seniors Centre
384 Eveline Street
Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 1N3
Phone: (204) 785-2092
Fax: (204) 785-2095
Selkirk & District Seniors Resource Council Inc. (As of June 2016)
The Selkirk & District Seniors Resource Council provides services to seniors which include: Congregate Meal Program, Driver/Escort, E.R.I.K., Friendly Visitor, Handi-Helper, Lifeline, Meals on Wheels.
For more information on these services, please call (204) 785-2737 or click on the following link to view their pamphlet:
Selkirk & District Seniors Resource Council Inc.
310 Christie Avenue
Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 2L6
Phone: (204) 785-2737
Selkirk Mobility (As of January 2015)
Selkirk Mobility provides transportation services to those needing to go to medical appointments, jobs, shopping excursions and other various outings/appointments. Trips must be pre-booked and will be delivered in a "best fit", as available, priority basis. For more information, please visit their website at www.mysta.ca.
630 Sophia Street
Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 2K1
Phone: (204) 482-1234
Eastern Interlake Handivan Inc.
The Eastern Interlake HandiVan provides transit services to the elderly and people with disabilities, with regular trips to Gimli. The R.M. of St. Andrews has an agreement with them to provide service to our northern residents, in the Matlock and Winnipeg Beach areas, one day a week, on Wednesdays only.
The cost for residents to go to Gimli would be approximately $18.00 for a round trip.
- Booking 24 hours in advance is preferred.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Interlake HandiVan Inc.
P.O. Box 1928
Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
Phone: (204) 642-5792
Little Britian Senior's Club
Contact Thea Ostermann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (204) 757-4411 for more information on club activities such as whist nights, guest speakers, ladies lunch etc. Meetings are at Little Britain Community Hall, 571 Little Britain Road. More activities are being added in the near future.