Community News
Negotiating vs. Compromising

I used to believe that relationships were all about learning to compromise with each other to find a middle ground. When we compromise, we tend to give up our own needs for the betterment of staying connected to others. When we learn to negotiate, we zero in and distill those needs that are fully needed to be met by finding the bridge between ourselves and another. By giving ourselves permission to express and negotiate our deepest desires, we find a creative way where both people can get their core needs met, which then leads to less resentment and greater satisfaction without losing themselves in the relationship.

Keep a Healthy Home This Winter

As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to help keep your household warm and cozy in order to keep your loved ones comfortable and healthy. With colder temperatures approaching, it’s a good time to consider the health of your home’s furnace. As a rule of thumb, if your furnace is older than 15 years, or it needs frequent repairs, it may be time for a replacement. Scheduled tune-up services are essential for thwarting off the need for repairs, especially emergency service. Regular maintenance makes it possible for a heating expert to monitor your furnace and make minor repairs and adjustments along the way. This keeps your system in the healthiest condition possible.

Monthly Support Groups

Spousal Care Partner Support Group This group is for spouses caring for a person living with dementia, a safe space to share about your experience and gain knowledge and understanding from each other.
The Second Tuesday of the Month at 10am in the Northview Room. Please contact Meg to register. Phone: 204-326-5771 email:
Minds in Motion. 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. Cost: $65 per pair. Please contact reception to register. Steinbach Brain Injury Support Group.
Last Monday of Each Month, 7:00-8:30pm. Please contact Donna or Gregg Schipper (204) 326-9614.
BAND of Colours+. 2SLGBTQ+ Support Group. Every Friday of the month, from 6:00-9:00pm. Contact Angelica Brunger (204) 905-4949
Parkinson’s Support Group.
Every other Thursday of the month from 1:30-3:00pm

Special Events

Warm up this month with a hardy chicken stew and bread bowl prepared by our meals on wheels kitchen Tuesday, November 8 at 11:30am. Eat in or take out. Call the centre to pre book your lunch 204-320-4600. Cost: $12
Pancake Breakfast.
On Thursday, November 24th , start your morning off with a stack of pancakes and sausage from our Meals on Wheels kitchen.
Stop by the centre anytime between 9:30 am – 12 pm. Cost: $8 per person.
Country Dance.
Friday, November 25 from 7 -11pm.
Featuring entertainment by the Steve Ambrose Band.
RSVP by calling to reserve your tickets 204-320-4600, before November 18. Cost $12 members, $15 non members. Late lunch included

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. Our Centre offers a great variety of events and programming weekly. Ranging from Fitness Programs to Recreational and Social Programs, there is something for everyone! Visit our website to see what we are offering right now.

Current Programs

Cost is $2 for members and $4 for non-members. * Programs are subject to change.

Morning Walking: Monday-Friday 8:30-9am.
Coffee Corner: Monday-Friday from 10 am.-12 pm.
Pickleball: Monday – Friday 9-10:30am.
Beginner Pickleball : Monday-Friday 10:30am-12pm, Tuesday 2-3:30pm, Friday 1-3:30pm.
Evening Pickleball: Mondays 7-9pm
Registration required at
Cards: Card games are played Monday to Friday from 1-3 p.m.
Laughter Yoga: Monday 1-2 p.m.
Fitness Drumming: Tuesday 1-1:45 p.m.
Pace: Wednesday 1-1:45 p.m.
Floor Curling: Wednesday 1-3:30pm
Yoga with Carrie: Friday 9-10 am
Old Time Country Jam: Wednesday 7-9 p.m.
Craft Corner: Friday 1-3 p.m.
Games Night: Monday and Wednesday 7-9pm
Choir: Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30am
Steinbach Rockin’ Rollers: Sunday 5-7 p.m. A fun new roller-skating program is now being offered at the Centre. All skill levels and ages welcome, and no pre-registration required. Cost to participate is $5 ($3 for Pat Porter members). Please bring your own roller skates.

Meet Dr. Robert Hogarth

Dr. Hogarth has been helping patients feel better since 2014. He is a graduate of the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary and the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. Dr. Hogarth is a member of various professional organizations such as the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Holistic Dental Association, and the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. His interests include metal-free dentistry, zirconia implants, TMJ dysfunction/myofascial pain treatment and sleep therapy. Fontana and Red Light Laser therapy, Oxone and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) are some common tools he uses in his treatments.

Join Our Care4U Family Conference

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba invites you to join us on Saturday, October 22 from 9 am to 12:30 pm virtually via ZOOM for the Care4u Family Conference, a morning of learning strategies and resources to help you find and strengthen your courage as a care partner amidst times of constant change. We are featuring health care professionals across the province who are ready to share the latest in care techniques, communication strategies and community resources while empowering care partners to pay attention to their own well-being. To check out our panels, speakers and how to register, visit!

Staying Active All Year Long

Staying active during the colder months can be difficult with our harsh Manitoba winters; but it shouldn’t have to be. Whether you’re heading outside, or staying in, there are many ways to stay active. Outdoors, you will need to cover any exposed skin to reduce the risk of frostbite and be sure to wear proper footwear to reduce to risk of slipping on icy surfaces. Proper footwear should have that extra tread just as a winter tire would, or supplemental attachments on the bottoms of your shoes will help dig into those slippery surfaces. If you’re staying inside, YouTube is an excellent free source of multiple types of exercises.

Bioenergetics And Women’s Health

Every year at this time women are reminded to focus on their health, but in reality, women should be taking charge of their own physical and mental well-being every day. A good first step is to find out how well your body is functioning so you can target any areas that need assistance. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through Bioenergetics. This non-invasive computerized analysis determines underlying imbalances in organs and tissues that could contribute to unwanted health conditions. If an imbalance is found Bioenergetics can then help to stimulate the correction of the affected organ or tissues to help your body function at its best.

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.