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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.

Good Nutrition & Digestion = Good Health

No matter how clean, organic, and healthy you eat, if your body isn’t able to digest, absorb, and process essential nutrients properly, you are not benefitting from your efforts.
To do this, your stomach needs to fully digest, your intestines need to completely absorb, and your liver needs to properly process the food you eat.
One of the simplest ways to correct and improve any issue you may have with the digestive process is through nutritional testing.
If a weakness is found in a specific organ, nutritional supplementation can be added to your diet to improve the digestive process and in turn, help you benefit from your wise choices.

Book Club: The Science of Nutrition

Debunk the Diet Myths and Learn How to Eat Responsibly for Health and Happiness. By Rhiannon Lambert. Is a vegan diet healthier? Should I try going low-carb? Is it always a bad idea to skip a meal? Are superfoods all they’re cracked up to be? Is fat still bad for you? Can I eat to improve my chances of conceiving? Science of Nutrition cuts through the noise of conflicting diet advice with clear answers backed up by the very latest research. Pick up at your local bookstore.

Dementia Online Support Groups

Being diagnosed with dementia raises uncertainty, fears, and unknowns. The Alzheimer Society is a place to turn for a community of services, support and experts that can help ease some of these concerns. One way to feel connected is through our weekly virtual support groups both for people living with dementia and for their care partners. It’s a great way to connect, interact with and learn from others in a safe environment where you can share, laugh, and help each other through mutual understanding. Learn more about our support groups and other programs on our website at

Prevent and Treat Iron Deficiency

1.85 million Canadians suffer from iron deficiency*.
To ensure that you aren’t one of those, speak to your healthcare provider to ensure that you are meeting your iron needs. Iron is found in specific food sources, however if you are not meeting your iron requirements, iron supplements are available. There’s a once daily dosing option with the highest amount of elemental heme iron, and better gastrointestinal tolerability available. You no longer have to suffer from the well-known side effects of iron supplements or take 2-3 capsules a day. Cheers to the Power of One.

HEMAFORTE 1™ can be purchased at
or your local pharmacy. Please give your pharmacist the product codes McKesson #146492 and #146497.

*5% of Canadians have iron deficiency, as per Statistics Canada reports. Statistics Canada. Iron Sufficiency of Canadians. Catalogue no. 82-003-XPE Health Reports, Vol. 23, no. 4. December 2012.

HEMAFORTE 1, Seaford Pharmaceuticals Inc.

How is Your Cardiovascular Health?

Did you know that you can have cardiovascular disease without experiencing any symptoms? Many people are not diagnosed until the condition worsens to the point where they have angina, stroke, or heart failure: that’s why it is important to start taking steps towards a healthy heart and arteries today. A good screening test for early signs of disease is Digital Pulsewave Analysis (DPA). This Health Canada approved, non-invasive method will show you how your cardiovascular system is working. This information can then be used to devise a specific program to improve your cardiovascular health before symptoms occur.

Tips for Staying Mentally Sharp

While many of us are spending more time at home, and possibly watching more television, it’s important to remember that your brain needs to stay in shape too! As we get older, the brain starts to experience normal age-related declines just like every other part of the body. So here are a few tips to improve your mental fitness: Learn something new – the brain is a learning machine and needs to be continually challenged to stay sharp. Incorporate some skill-based games like chess, sudoku, or crossword puzzles into your routine and try to exercise more – fit people have fit brains!

Use it or Lose it!

Our bodies are meant to MOVE. The ability to move around is vital for our overall health and quality of life. When your mobility is impaired by conditions like arthritis, injury or obesity, activities become restricted, and our bodies become stagnant. This results in physical deconditioning – loss of strength, balance, and co-ordination. Loss of mobility has been proven to be an early predictor of physical disability, depression, falls, anxiety, and loss of independence and sense of self. To maintain mobility, it’s imperative to stay active by walking, swimming, or dancing regularly. This kind of exercise improves symptoms of arthritis, helps lose excess weight while strengthening your major muscle groups.

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.

Let’s Play Badminton!

Are you interested in playing badminton with others in an indoor gym environment? The Pat Porter Active Living Centre has our gym available for badminton Tuesday evenings starting in February from 6:30 – 8 pm. Registration happening online over SignUp. Please visit our website to access the link.

Old Time Country Dance

Join us on Friday, February 25 from 8-11:30 pm for an evening filled with dancing and fun! Featuring music by the talented Northern Reflections 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! Please note this event is subject to public health regulations and may have to be cancelled.