Community News
Keep Your Home Healthy & Warm

With the frigid temperatures on their way, homeowners in Steinbach and surrounding areas need a well-functioning furnace to create a cozy home. Unfortunately, older furnaces can stir up other problems. Consider installing an upgraded heating system. With a new system, you’ll be able to lower monthly energy bills, enjoy more consistent heating and know your furnace is operating safely and reliably. Advances in technology have increased furnace efficiency and it now takes less fuel to produce the same amount of heat. Newer systems are also compatible with smart thermostats, which can automatically regulate the temperature in your home—helping to save money each month.

Making Tea with Distilled Water

The water you use to make tea can greatly affect the overall taste. Fresh distilled water is produced using a process that mimics the natural hydrologic cycle. This means it’s lacking in any of the pollutants, toxins, and other contaminants that can be lurking in tap water, and so provides a purer taste when it comes to making tea. A lack of impurities that affect flavour leads not only to a better tasting cup of tea using distilled water, but also a healthier one, since you can avoid consuming the potentially harmful substances found in some water sources.


Interested in volunteering with us? Whatever your skill set or age, we’ve got a place for you! Volunteers help out with a variety of areas at the Centre including Reception Desk, Event Set Up or Clean Up, Kitchen Help, Meal Delivery, Transportation and more! Volunteer commitments are flexible, ranging from a few hours every week or month. All volunteer positions require a Criminal Record Check. To find out how you can help, call 204-320-4600 or email

Memberships at Pat Porter

Memberships at Pat Porter are voluntary and show support for the Centre. It is for anyone who wants to join and be part of our community. Becoming a member offers discounts on some of the programs and events running at the Centre. It also gives you a voice in business meetings and voting rights along with the opportunity to serve on the board and a variety of committees. Memberships are $25 if paid between October and January and $30 if paid thereafter. Stop by the Centre to purchase yours.

About Us

About Us
Pat Porter Active Living Centre (Serving Seniors Inc.) is a non-profit organization that provides programs, activities and services for seniors and members of the community. Seniors are the foundation of our community and our goal is to keep them a part of it for as long as possible. Read on to find out about everything we offer and how we can help you.

How is Your Social Health?

We all know how important it is to care for our physical and mental health, but it’s also important to check in on your social health. Social health is our ability to create meaningful and rewarding relationships with other people. Feeling connected makes us feel loved and valued and this in turn has a positive effect on our health. If you’re looking to improve your social health, consider signing up for a virtual or in-person class at a senior centre. Victoria Lifeline’s GoSafe personal help button can also help you feel safe while you look for ways to stay active and connected.

Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion is back with virtual and in-person sessions! Register now for our weekly program for those living with early to moderate signs of dementia and a care partner to connect with others through fitness, fun and friendship! This weekly program includes a gentle chair fitness class followed by engaging activities and conversation. With virtual and in person sessions across the province in accordance with COVID-19 safety measures, you can feel comfortable joining and taking part. To learn more and to register, please visit


We know Christmas is still a while away, but now is the time to sign up to be a vendor at our Weihnachtsmarkt. Plenty of crafts, baked goods, music and more festivities await you at our festive market! More information to follow closer to the date. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, call us at 204-320-4600 or stop by the Centre to sign up.

Meals on Wheels

October Special Meal ($10):
October 8 : Thanksgiving Meal
Order a meal for your yourself or your whole family by October 6 at 4:00 pm!
Perogies – Pre-Order
Pre-orders for Thanksgiving! $6 a dozen, cottage cheese or potato cheddar. Call 204-320-4600 to place your order.