Community News
Steinbach’s Accessible Transit

Need a ride to an appointment or other errand? Steinbach Accessible transit can get you there! This service is available to residents of Steinbach. Please visit our website for a full price list. 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.

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, beginning Sept 13th 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. Beginning Thursday, Oct 13th at 10am until Dec 1st. Please contact reception at the Pat Porter Active Living Center to register

Current Programs

PPALC In Person Programs are growing. Registration required for ALL programs. $2 members / $4 non-members. Evening pickleball: Mondays 7:30 – 9:00pm. Register online at the pickleball portal. Floor Curling: Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:30pm. Choir: Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30am. Everyone Welcome!

Special October Events

Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy all the blessing of the season. We invite you to join us for a traditional Thanksgiving Lunch Thursday, October 13. $12/person RSVP in advance by calling 204-320-4600.

Craft Corner -Diamond Art
A one of a kind crafting workshop Diamond Art Painting. Limited spots available. Registration Required 204-320-4600 Cost $10

Open House
Grab a friend and come on out to Pat Porter Active Living Centre to see what all the fun is about! Try our in person activities, fitness and programs FREE all day Wednesday, October 19 starting at 9am

Pancake Breakfast
On Thursday, October 29th , 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.

Halloween Dance
Friday, October 28 from 7 -11pm.
Come out for a “not so scary” Halloween Dance.
Costumes strongly encouraged. Dance the night away while enjoying the Steve Ambrose Band. RSVP before October 25 Cost $12 members, $15 non members

Fundraiser Dinner and Entertainment.
Saturday, October 29 doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6pm.
Featuring entertainment by the Cat’s advice.
Silent auction 50/50
Cost $60. RSVP by calling 204-320-4600.

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.
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.

Benefits of High-Quality Home Filters

The quality of the air inside our homes can have an effect on our allergies, illnesses, and long-term health. Almost all of the airborne particles in our living spaces are less than 1 micron in size and are invisible, which is why it’s so important to use a high-quality filter in our homes. These filters can remove common indoor air contaminants like viruses, bacteria, mold, harmful chemicals, pet dander, smoke, and dust, which can make us feel unwell. They also help prevent wear and tear on your HVAC system, helping you save money on operating costs and avoid unnecessary repairs.

It’s All About Energy

Whether it’s working, playing, eating, or sleeping, our bodies need energy and problems occur when you’re not producing enough. Our bodies need energy to transport the nutrients we digest, to allow our immune system to fight infection, and for our cells to repair and rebuild. Muscles, such as the heart, need lots of energy to function properly. If energy supplies to the brain are low, brain fog, confusion, or apathy can result. One of the best ways to make sure that your body is producing enough energy to function optimally is with nutritional testing. It will determine if any of your energy-producing organs are nutrient deficient and therefore unable to produce the necessary energy for you to thrive.

Compression Stockings for Travel

Today’s travel often involves long flights in cramped seats that can be very hard on your circulation. Wearing socks or stockings with mild compression will comfortably help increase circulation and reduce the risk of swelling. The compression steadily squeezes your legs, helping your veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. They offer a simple, safe and economical way to keep blood from stagnating. Other things that will help you during long flights include getting up and stretching every hour while flying, staying hydrated and flexing your ankles every 30 minutes.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Community changes everything. The Alzheimer Society is your First Link® to a community of support, resources and a wealth of knowledge to help you in your dementia journey. We’re reminding everyone this World Alzheimer’s Month that you are not alone. There are over 50 million people around the world currently living with dementia. Our strong support network in Manitoba includes over 23,000 people in the province living with dementia and their care partners. You have never been less alone in your story than today. Learn more on how we can help by visiting

Keep Your Home Healthy & Warm

With the cooler 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.