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Older Adults Programs

FALL PROGRAM LISTINGS

Older Adult programming for Fall 2022 is now available. Scroll down to see what's on offer and register online! If you have any questions, please reach out to Melissa Larter, Older Adults Program Coordinator and Senior Resource Finder by emailing melissal@dakotacc.com or by calling (204) 254-1010 ext 217.

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FITNESS PROGRAMS

Looking for 55+ fitness classes like Chair Yoga, Zumba Gold, Barre, and Simple Pilates? They're now all available as part of our Group Fitness Program.

 Walking Group (Thursdays)

Walking is a popular, accessible and low risk physical exercise. Join our new DCC Walking Group guided by an Active Aging Manitoba trained leader. Help promote your physical activity and improve your health while meeting new friends! All levels are welcome. Walker and wheelchair accessible paths unless otherwise noted. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes and water bottle. Decision will be made by 9:00AM day of walk if we are unable to walk outside.

Dates: Every Thursdays, starting September 8, 2022.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Fieldhouse Entrances (Unless otherwise communicated)
Instructor: Active Aging Manitoba Trained Leader
Program Information:

  • June - September: Outside path walking
  • October - May (and in inclement weather): Indoor track walking

Schedule:

  • September 8: Dakota CC
  • September 15: Dakota CC
  • September 22: Seine River (meet at No Frills parking lot)
  • September 29: Bishop Grandin Greenway (meet at parking lot at St. Michaels Road & River Road by cemetery)

Cost: FREE Outdoor Walking until September 29.
Effective October 6, 2022: While the Walking Group program is free, for indoor walking, participants will require an active track pass to participate.

 

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TECHNOLOGY & YOU CLASSES

Stay ahead of the game with the latest technology tips and tricks. You'll learn how to safely use your device and connect with friends and family.

iPad / iPhone Basics (Part 1) (Fridays)  Introduction to Email & Internet Safety (Fridays)

Students will learn how to get the most out of the Apple iPad, including using apps, gesturing, customizing the home screen, typing, adding content, using settings, as well as troubleshooting common device issues and setting up iPad security. Plus some helpful tips and tricks to better use your device.

Dates: September 30, 2022 - December 16, 2022.
(No classes on November 4, 11)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Great Hall (2nd Floor Sportsplex)
Instructor: Kelly-Anne Reyes
Cost: $90 + GST (10 weeks)

Learn all the tricks to composing effective emails and how to protect yourself and identify internet scams.

Dates: October 7, 2022 - December 16, 2022.
(No classes on October 21, November 4)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Great Hall (2nd Floor Sportsplex)
Instructor: Kelly-Anne Reyes
Cost: $72 + GST (8 weeks)

 

iPad / iPhone Basics (Part 2) (Fridays)  Connecting Through Technology (Fridays)

Continuation of iPad / iPhone Basics Part 1 (Required before taking this course)

Students will learn how to get the most out of the Apple iPad, including using apps, gesturing, customizing the home screen, typing, adding content, using settings, as well as troubleshooting common device issues and setting up iPad security. Plus some helpful tips and tricks to better use your device.

Dates: January 6, 2023 - March 24, 2023.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Great Hall (2nd Floor Sportsplex)
Instructor: Kelly-Anne Reyes
Cost: $90 + GST (10 weeks)

(Registration will open at a later date)

Connecting through Technology (Facebook, Instagram, Whats App, Facebook Messenger) (8 weeks) – After this course you will be able to connect with your friends, family, neighbors and grandchildren through a variety of platforms.

Dates: January 13, 2023 - March 17, 2023.
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Great Hall (2nd Floor Sportsplex)
Instructor: Kelly-Anne Reyes
Cost: $72 + GST (8 weeks)

(Registration will open at a later date)

 

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WELLNESS CLASSES

You're never too young to learn something new! Check out some of our programs below.

Tai Chi (Thursdays)

Explore and deepen your health and wellness through the gentle and restorative practices of qigong and taijiquan from the Yang family lineage of tai chi. Each class will include a full-body warm-up to loosen the joint systems and relax, stretch, and strengthen the muscles and tendons to facilitate the flow of vital qi through the body. Emphasis will be placed on alignment to develop strong balance and posture.

Dates: September 29, 2022 - December 15, 2022.
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Sportsplex Gymnasium
Instructor: Garry Eng
Cost: $96 + GST (12 weeks)

 

Minds in Motion (Tuesdays)

Minds in Motion is a program designed for people with early to moderate signs of dementia to attend with a family member or friend. This weekly program offers 8 sessions including; a gentle chair fitness class followed by engaging activities and conversation.    

Dates: October 11, 2022 - November 29, 2022.
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Sportsplex Gymnasium
Instructor: TBD
Cost: $65 + GST (8 weeks)

 

 Photography (Mondays)

In the first week you will learn to use your smartphone or tablet to take the best photos possible. This class is all about tips and activities to increase your satisfaction with your phones photos. During the second week, we’ll work on organizing all of your photos. There’s nothing worse than having your pictures all over the place and having a hard time finding them later. This week’s presentation will:

  • Show you how to find your images.
  • Demonstrate how to conveniently and cost effectively manage and archive your images.
  • Give you notes and reference materials for future organizational projects.
  • Provide peace of mind knowing that your images can and will be cared for with your new Digital Asset Management skills.

Finally, you will learn how to create a greeting card that you can use one of your new photos and we will get them printed for you so that you can show off your skills to your family and friends

Dates: November 7, 14, 21, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Great Hall (2nd Floor Sportsplex)
Instructor: Roger Buchanan
Cost: $75 + GST (3 weeks)

 

Painting - Back by Popular Demand! (Thursdays)

This class is great for those who want to learn how to paint or to take their painting to another level. No painting skills are required. We will be creating an acrylic painting of your choice from start to finishing during the 8 weeks. Each week we will learn different painting basics, different techniques and how-to's, product knowledge and artist's tricks. Acrylic painting supplies are included but we encourage you to start outfitting your basic painting kits. You are welcome to work in any other medium you wish during this class. After taking these classes, you'll have the fundamental skills you need to pick up a paintbrush and create your own works of art.

Dates: October 6, 2022 - November 24, 2022.
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sportsplex Gymnasium
Instructor: Kathy Johnston
Cost: $85 + GST (8 weeks)

 

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SPEAKER SERIES

Speaker Series (Select Fridays)

Our new Speaker Series launches this fall - presented by Right at Home Canada! Knowledgeable speakers will cover a wide range of helpful topics.

Dates & Times: 

  • Alison & Trevor O'Toole from Winnipeg Estate Sale & Downsizing Services (October 21, 2022 - 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Location: Sportsplex Gymnasium
Cost: FREE

 

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DROP-IN PROGRAMS

Our drop-in programming will offer relaxing card games or line dancing classes. Whether you want to relax or get a little active, there's something for everyone, plus you'll get to meet some great people!

Line Dancing - Absolute Beginner (Wednesdays) Line Dancing - Beginner Plus (Tuesdays)

This class introduces basic steps in short sequences of easy patterns and rhythms in the simplest way possible.  There will be lots of repetition.  If you have never line danced before or just started last year, this class is for you.  Basic skills, easy choreography, easy dances. FUN for all. Participants dance to any music with a good beat.  

Dates: September 14, 2022 - June 21, 2023.
(No classes on December 28)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Great Hall (2nd Floor Sportsplex)
Instructor: Heather Schwartz
Cost: 

  • 1 Pass (Purchase a $45 Activity Card online or at customer service which includes 10 passes) 
  • $5 drop-in option available (purchased at Fieldhouse Customer Service prior to class start time)
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Some previous experience necessary. Dancers are expected to know the basic steps. Dances and choreography are a little more difficult, and music may be faster with more connecting steps. Dances may increase in length, complexity and tempo.

Dates: September 13, 2022 - June 20, 2023.
(No classes on December 27)
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Sportsplex Gymnasium
Instructor: Heather Schwartz
Cost: 

  • 1 Pass (Purchase a $45 Activity Card online or at customer service which includes 10 passes) 
  • $5 drop-in option available (purchased at Fieldhouse Customer Service prior to class start time)
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Floor Curling (Tuesdays)

Floor Curling helps seniors stay active. It helps promote flexibility, increased range of motion and circulation. Forget heavy rocks and slippery ice, this game is play in the Great Hall and the equipment is light weight and easy to handle.

Dates: October 11, 2022 - April 25, 2023.
(No classes on December 27)
Location: Great Hall (2nd Floor Sportsplex)
Cost: 

  • 1 Pass (Purchase a $45 Activity Card online or at customer service which includes 10 passes) 
  • $5 drop-in option available (purchased at Fieldhouse Customer Service prior to class start time)

 

Cribbage & Whist Card Games (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Keep your mind sharp, have fun, and satisfy your need for a little friendly competition by joining us for some Cribbage or Whists.

Dates: 

  • Monday Cribbage: September 12, 2022 - June 19, 2023.
    • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      (No sessions on stat holidays)
  • Wednesday Whist: September 14, 2022 - June 21, 2023.
    • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      (No sessions on December 28)

Location: Great Hall (2nd Floor Sportsplex)
Cost: 

  • 1 Pass (Purchase a $45 Activity Card online or at customer service which includes 10 passes) 
  • $5 drop-in option available (purchased at Fieldhouse Customer Service prior to class start time)

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