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Seasons Greetings: Tax Benefit Opportunities

“As the year draws to a close, it’s a time to reflect on gratitude and generosity. I wish you joy and cheer this season. Remember, amidst the festivities, there may be untapped opportunities to ensure financial wellness. As a disability tax specialist, I encourage you to explore potential tax benefits available to you. Let this season be not only about celebration but also about securing your financial future. May the holidays bring you comfort, and may the new year shine light on possibilities for a more prosperous tomorrow. Wishing you and your loved ones a season filled with happiness, while keeping your financial well-being in mind.”

Handling The Holidays

Whatever holiday you celebrate this season, even if you’re surrounded by family and friends, it can be stressful. Making sure that your body and mind can handle stress is the best gift that you can give yourself. One of the best ways to improve your overall health and stress-handling ability is through Bioenergetics. Bioenergetics uses computerized testing and treatment to effectively determine and treat any imbalance or weakness in the body that is preventing you from achieving both optimal stress management and improved health. This holiday season, make sure that stress isn’t an unwanted gift that you can’t give back.

Fun Winter Activities for Older Adults

As outdoor picnics and waterfront walks yield to winter, the season beckons with a host of delightful activities for family and friends. The Courtyards of Linden Pointe suggests crafting hot cocoa jars—a charming gift or comforting treat with layered ingredients like cocoa powder, powdered milk, sugar, salt, and marshmallows. Transforming leftover jars into DIY snow globes adds a personal touch with distilled water, glycerin, glitter, and perhaps a mounted photo. Embrace the warmth of card or board game nights, fostering laughter and connection. Baking classic winter sugar cookies becomes a joyous bonding experience, whether with family, friends, or neighbors. Winter offers endless opportunities for shared enjoyment and creativity.

Brighter Smile This Holiday

Transform your smile with Pola Light, an advanced tooth whitening system promising a brighter, more confident grin in as little as 5 days. Combining Pola’s award-winning whitening formula with an LED mouthpiece, this kit ensures a faster treatment—only 20 minutes a day. Pola Light is not only effective but also portable and rechargeable, offering convenience for at-home use. Enjoy the benefits of a quick and safe solution that removes long-term stains, restores your smile to its natural brilliance, provides extra hydration to minimize sensitivity, and includes remineralization for stronger teeth. Pick up yours for FREE* (expires* Dec. 31/23) with any new adult booking for an exam, x-rays and hygiene. Also available for purchase as a perfect holiday gift.

Who We Are

Archwood 55 Plus is a community-based non-profit, charitable organization offering lunches, art and fitness classes, social activities, bus trips and other services to adults ages 55 and older living in the Winnipeg area. Our goal is to encourage graceful aging and empower older adults to lead healthy and active lives while socializing with their peers http://archwood55plus.wildapricot.

A Fitness Resolution

With a new year approaching, embracing fitness as a priority is a perfect resolution. Elevating physical well-being not only enhances physical health but also promotes mental resilience. At Fitness On The Go, we make fitness easy and accessible to everyone. This is why we bring an individualized exercise program to YOU! All we ask is about 6ft by 6ft of floor space and a solid 50-55 minutes of your time. We bring all the necessary fitness equipment such as exercise mats, swiss balls, medicine balls, elastics, etc to your door, and one of our certified personal trainers will create a customized training schedule and routine specifically targeting your goals!

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for our membership to help out with activities to make our programs a success. We have people act as escorts on our bus trips or help out setting up or serving our monthly lunches. Pickleball nets do not set themselves up. To find out how you can help, call 204-416-1067 or email us at Remember we are a club of people that look out for each other, and volunteering is an important way to give back! Annual memberships are just $30. For more information, call 204-416-1067 or email
Mail: 565 Guilbault Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2J 0R2. Phone: (204) 416-1067

What’s Happening in December

We have lots of activities planned before the end of the year and we take a break for the holidays. Please check our website for additional info. Our winter registration will occur January 3rd and 4th, 2024, we circle the calendar so you do not miss out on your favorite event or classes.
Pickleball : Pickleball will run on Monday and Thursday mornings and afternoons with the action wrapping up December 18th, 2023. We are back on court on Monday January 8th, 2024. CMA Presents: Allowing Ourselves to Feel During the Holidays. Tuesday, December 5, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM @ 565 Guilbault St.
The holidays are a busy time, which can make it hard to stick to your healthy lifestyle and wellness goals. We all feel a little overwhelmed during the holiday season with the pressure to be happy and social. Since the holidays are considered the season of giving and thinking of others, it can be too easy for you to lose focus on your own wellbeing. This course will help you find your own personal joy throughout the holidays or help you give yourself permission to feel the way you feel! It is a time of year that you do not have to lean into the hype and the traditions but rather you can find your own way to the new year!
Secret Santa Party – Tuesday, December 12, 1:00 AM – 2:30 PM @ 565 Guilbault St. Bring a $10 wrapped gift for the exchange game! We’ll supply the refreshments. December Luncheon
Wednesday, December 20, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM @ 565 Guilbault St.
Menu: Complete holiday lunch with the usual trimmings. Check our website for details COST: $12 Member, $15 Non-Member.


Casinos of Winnipeg presents Rockin’ Elvis Christmas. Friday, December 15
5:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Rory Allen and his fabulous 11-piece band will Rock you into the holidays with Christmas and Vegas hits of the King! Rory Allen is a world-class entertainer and Elvis Presley tribute artist. His incredible show has been extremely well-received internationally on stage, radio and television.The bus will leave ACC at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. The bus will leave Club Regent at 9:45 pm after the show. COST: $39 members, $44 non-members Note: this event is currently sold out but you can add your name to a waiting list for cancellations. December Bingo.
Have some Bingo fun on Wednesday, December 27th starting at 1:00 PM. Bingo cards are $10 for 20 g Doors open at 12 pm; Cash only at the door. 20 games; $10 per book
Bingo under Manitoba Gaming and Cannabis License LGCA 5635-BI-41885
Bingo Program -put on by Archwood 55 Plus Inc. Archwood Community Center (Prizes are 50% of total cards sales divided by 20 games)
Archwood 55 Plus Bingo House Rules Bingo games will be conducted in accordance with the Manitoba Liquor Games & Cannabis Authority of Manitoba. Check our website for details. Canteen is available. Check our website for details.

Words to Live By

“Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyful holiday season. Invest time for everyday wellness and create great choices for self-care and healthy living throughout 2024. Thank you for supporting Local” – Happy Holidays from the Wellnessnews Team

Disability Tax Credit for Type 1 Diabetes

The Disability Tax Credit is a program designed to help those with disabilities or their caregivers reduce the amount of income tax they pay, offsetting some of the significant medical and treatment expenses. What diabetes-related activities are covered? According to CRA, the following activities qualify in the 14-hour-per-week calculation: • Checking blood glucose levels • Preparing and administering the insulin • Calibrating necessary equipment • Testing ketones • Keeping a log book of blood glucose levels. With children, the 14-hour-per-week eligibility criteria can usually be met by combining the parent and child’s time. T1D is an expensive disease, and the disability tax credit can provide some financial relief for those who qualify.