Community Supports/Resources for Seniors

Senior Centres

Senior centres and Multipurpose senior centres are community focal points where older people (55-plus or retired) come together for services. Programs and activities enhance dignity, independence and encourage participation in the community.

Senior Community Resource Councils in Manitoba

Seniors Community Resource Councils are nonprofit community based organizations located throughout Manitoba. They offer a variety of programs within the community that support the independence of older adults such as:

  • seniors congregate meal programs
  • seniors transportation programs
  • information and referral
  • health and wellness programs
  • home maintenance programs
  • emergency response information kits

To find your Seniors Resource Council by Region

Transportation

Transportation is an important part of an Age-Friendly community. It allows older adults to live independently, making it easier to shop, volunteer, work, attend medical appointments and socialize.  Having access to these types of activities benefit your health.

Everyone ages differently.  Some people can continue to drive into their 70s, 80s and even beyond, while others cannot or should not. There are many things to consider if you wish to continue driving, but safety is most important.

You may also be wondering, when is it time to stop driving and, if so, how will I get around?  What are my options? What is available in my community?  

Finding Transportation Options in my Community

Seniors Community Resource Councils, located throughout Manitoba, provide programs that support the independence of older adults in the community. While providing information and referrals on transportation options, some resource councils, or senior resource finders in Winnipeg, also coordinate volunteer driving programs. A small fee may be charged.

For more information, or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver please contact the senior resource council or senior centre in your area (see section above).

Transportation Options Network for Seniors (TONS) informs Manitobans on transportation options that enhance quality of life and promote age-friendly communities. On their website, you will find a search tool developed by the University of Alberta that can help you locate transportation options throughout Manitoba.

For more information on driving and transportation resources please contact TONS by phone at 204-799-1788; email info@tonsmb.org; or https://tonsmb.org/.