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Steinbach Accessible Transit

Are you a resident of Steinbach looking for transportation to and from an appointment or other event? Services are available Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. To book a ride, call 204-326-4055. Appointments must be booked in advance to ensure availability. Visit for information on pricing.

Health Spotlight: ONZ Spine

ONZ Spine specializes in more than 10 years of assisting thousands of individuals in traveling to Germany for orthopedic surgery. Are you in pain and tired of waiting for knee, hip, or spine surgery? Germany’s top Neurosurgeons at the ONZ Clinic do not have long waiting periods – usually within one month. Knee and hip surgeries are not age restrictive in Germany. Call, text or email for further information and a free consultation. We guide you through from assisting with booking flights, travel insurance, taxis, and hotels from the beginning to the end of your journey.

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.

Meals on Wheels

Check our website regularly to see special monthly meals! A healthy, warm and delicious meal cooked fresh daily and delivered to your door. Meals are cooked at the Centre, Monday to Friday. Whether it has become harder for you to cook for yourself, or you want to add some variety to your life, this program is perfect for you! Purchase meals whenever you’d like or sign up for weekly or monthly delivery. We have two Meals on Wheels programs running out of Steinbach and Grunthal. Meals may be purchased for $7 for delivery (residents of Steinbach & Grunthal) or pickup. A meal includes soup, a main dish, sides, and dessert. Please call 204-320-4600 with any questions or to order a meal. To receive a same day meal, you must call before 9 am.

Benefits of Back Braces

If you suffer from back pain caused by structural problems or certain conditions, a back brace may be a helpful option. Back braces can help alleviate back pain by: 1) Immobilizing your back – some injuries and surgeries require your back to be immobilized in order to heal. Using a back brace can limit certain motions for this purpose. 2) Providing postural support – a back brace can alleviate pain by keeping the spine in a normal alignment. 3) Controlling pain – back braces can compress the abdomen, helping to unload the various structures of the spinal column and potentially ease pain symptoms.

Minds in Motion

Register for our virtual and in-person spring sessions of Minds in Motion – a 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! During Minds in Motion, you’ll take part in a gentle chair fitness class followed by engaging activities and conversation. In-person sessions taking place across the province are following COVID-19 safety measures, so you can feel comfortable joining and taking part. You can also sign up for our virtual session and participate from the comfort of your home. To learn more and how to register, please visit

Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

In a recent survey, 30 percent of older adults reported being dissatisfied with their sleep. If you have trouble sleeping, here are a few tips to get you back on track: 1) Maintain a sleep schedule and go to bed at the same time each night. 2) Don’t use bedtime as worry time – an anxious mind will have trouble falling asleep so try some deep breathing exercises or reading a few pages of a book to help you relax. 3) Consider the benefits of daily exercise. A study from Northwestern University showed that adults aged 55+ who exercised 4 times a week for 30 minutes a day dramatically improved their sleep quality!

Circle of Friends Adult Day Program

Our Circle of Friends program is designed to strengthen an individual’s ability to continue to function in their homes as well as remain active in the community. The program runs twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Transportation can be arranged through Steinbach Handi Van. What are some of the things we do? We have lots of coffee and snacks, participate in light exercise and arts and crafts or games. We often have special guests who perform live music and go out for lunch in the community. For more information, give us a call or head to our website.

Moccasin Workshop – Fridays in March

Have you ever wondered how to make your own moccasins? Then this workshop is for you! Join us every Friday in March from 1 – 3:30 pm as we make customized moccasins. For only $60 per person, you are provided with all the necessary supplies and instruction to make a pair of beautiful moccasins suited to your personal style. Space is limited call 204-320-4600 to register!

Old Time Country Dance

Join us on Friday, March 25 from 7 pm to 11 pm for an evening filled with dancing and fun! Featuring music by the talented Old Time Country Band, this is an event you do not want to miss! Tickets are $12 for members or $15 for non-members and may be purchased ahead of time at the Pat Porter Active Living Centre or at the door. We hope to see you there!

Steinbach Accessible Transit

Serving Seniors Inc. has taken over the operation of the Steinbach Handi-Transit service, renamed Steinbach Accessible Transit as of February 1. Anyone wanting a ride can still call the same number to arrange for one. Services are available Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm.
To book a ride, call 204-326-4055. If your call is not answered, leave a message with the answering service. Appointments must be booked in advance to ensure availability. Visit for information on pricing.