Community News

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. Call or email to find out more!

Minds in Motion – Register Now!

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. Happening at the Pat Porter Active Living Centre Thursdays from 10 am – 12 pm starting January 20 until March 10. The cost to participate is $65 per pair. Please call 204-320-4600 to register.

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.

Foot & Calf Massage – Treat your Feet!

Take time for yourself today and treat your feet! The Centre has massage machines available that emulate the techniques used by massage professionals. Appointments last 30 minutes and are only $2 for members and $4 for non-members. Please call 204-320-4600 to book an appointment.

PPALC Takes Over Steinbach Handi Transit

An exciting addition to our Centre’s services is coming in early 2022! The Pat Porter Active Living Centre will be taking over the Steinbach Handi Transit program which provides rides to Steinbach residents who are mobility disadvantaged (any age) or seniors (55 years or older). Keep your eyes out for more information!

Essential Oils & Coaching

As a Coach, if a client already uses essential oils in their routines, we can incorporate them for alignment and attainment of their goals. Whether you experienced loss or want to heal an emotional trauma, want to increase your spiritual awareness with meditation, are shifting towards prosperity and plenitude with a financial goal, are working on an existing relationship or trying to find new love, want to practice more self care, are looking to release anger, or have a physical goal using exercise and/or diet there is an essential oil that would aid you in the attainment of your goals.

January Brain Teasers

1. How come hyenas are so healthy? 2. What will a bee get from visiting too many flowers? 3. What game can be dangerous to your mental health? 4. What is the healthiest kind of water? 5. What ring is actually a square?

Brain Teaser Answers

1. Because laughter is the best medicine. 2. High bud-pressure. 3. Marbles, you don’t want to lose them. 4. Well water. 5. A boxing ring.

Honour Yourself During the Holidays

The holidays can be a time of loving reunions, catch-ups, heartfelt connections, and joy, or they can be filled with obligations, expectations, and old patterns with emerging drama. When we can empower ourselves to know we have a choice as to where to best put our energies, what to let go of and forgive, and where to take a stand and set boundaries, we honour ourselves. Despite the illusion of social media, the “perfect family” does not exist where all things look “wonderful and together” all the time. Instead, the holidays offer us the perfect opportunity to stay true and nurture ourselves in the midst of giving and receiving.

Look for Local at Sobeys

Nature’s Farm is a family-owned egg farm, artisanal pasta shop, and fine food retail establishment, based in Steinbach, Manitoba. Hermann and Sheryl Grauer have been producing eggs since 1987, working tirelessly to pioneer sustainable farming practices, ensure humane animal treatment, and deliver quality food products. Since their founding, they have built loyal and lasting relationships with customers, here in Manitoba, and established a reputation for excellence in food production. Nature’s Farm is thrilled to team up with Sobeys to offer the people of Manitoba taste of what they do.

Community Resources

Our Community Resource program offers a Transportation Program to help you get to and from appointments or run errands in Steinbach and Winnipeg. A fee is associated with this program and rides are dependent on availability of volunteer drivers. Our Equipment Loan program provides you with a wheelchair, walker or cane with the referral of a health care professional. Equipment can only be loaned to a client living in a private residence for up to 3 months. Our Friendly Visitor program connects you with a volunteer that visits with you on a regular basis. We also provide ERIK kits which help you keep important medical information in one place in the event of an emergency. Please call 204-320-4600 if you require access to any of these resources.