ABOUT US

Vision

Individuals aged 55 and older will maintain active, independent, and meaningful lives with a connection to the community and with each other through programs and social interaction.

Mission Statement

Good Neighbours Active Living Centre Inc. provides programs, services and opportunities for social interaction that enhance the quality of life for individuals ages 55 and older.

Values

Good Neighbours Active Living Centre values :

  • Providing services to our clients with integrity, quality and excellence, recognizing the dignity of individuals 55 and older.
  • Being client centered.
  • Measuring and expanding the success of our programs and services.
  • Delivering, expanding and enhancing our mission by collaborating with our partners.
  • Respecting and valuing diversity.
  • Providing opportunities to enhance intergenerational relationships.
  • Promoting and valuing volunteerism.
Good Neighbours Active Living Centre Fact Sheet

  • Good Neighbours is considered to be a multi-purpose senior centre by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) because we meet three criteria:
    • We have a community-based board of directors
    • We have professional staff
    • Programming is diverse (educational, social, health, recreation)
  • Over 1150 people are paid members. We are the largest senior centre in the city! Membership is $35 per year.
  • Over 40 programs taught by qualified instructors are offered monthly such as art, fitness, computers, line dancing, etc. Participants pay a fee for classes, usually $40 for 8 weeks. If program fees cause a financial hardship, members can discuss this confidentially with staff (Susan Sader, Jessica Veitch, Anne-Marie Dyck, Julie Kertesz, or Vanessa Hodgson) who will waive fees.
  • Just as important as the classes, other services are provided to members such as: individual health consultations, Kildonan Home Maintenance Program, information & referral, tax clinics, reflexology, foot care and counselling.
  • We have approximately 270 volunteers listed in the office. The Centre would not be able to exist without the dedication and assistance of all our volunteers.
  • In order to coordinate all the classes, instructors, social services, volunteers and finances, staff are required.
  • We moved into our new facility at 720 Henderson Hwy. on July 15, 2009. The facility is shared with Bronx Park Community Centre, and is the first of its kind in Winnipeg. With 28,000 square feet, a variety of programs and services are available to all ages. The cost of the facility was $6.9 million and was funded through the City of Winnipeg.
  • It takes approximately $1,000 a day to keep the doors open at the Centre. We are partially funded by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (approximately 10%). We receive funding from the United Way to promote outreach efforts. Other funds come from program and membership fees and fundraising efforts. The fundraising committee approaches local businesses and corporations to make donations. We also host special events and sell merchandise like cards and books to raise funds.
  • The United Way of Winnipeg provides funding for outreach to isolated seniors and program development in the Elmwood/East Kildonan area.
  • Supports to Seniors in Group Living provides support to tenants at 1080 & 1100 Henderson Highway and 210 & 220 Oakland Ave. Staff work with tenants to assist in identifying and implementing resources and information that would help them better maintain their independence. Staff also provide opportunities that encourage socialization. This program is fully funded by the WRHA.
  • HOBNOBS is our full service cafe, which is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm. Hobnobs is a great place to have coffee and/or lunch and socialize with friends.
  • The River East Seniors Resource Finder is a sub-committee of Good Neighbours. The River East Seniors Resource Finder offers such services as information/referral, assistance with forms, Daily Hello (daily/weekly phone calls), E.R.I.K (Emergency Response Information Kit), River East Rides for Seniors, River East Congregate Meal Program (1100 Henderson) and the Parkside Plaza Meal Program (1630 Henderson). For more information contact Shelley Hillis at 204-667-6812.
  • The Healthy Aging Resource Team is made up of a nurse and occupational therapist. They have an office located at Good Neighbours. The Healthy Aging Resource Team works in the community to promote health, increase awareness about injury and illness prevention, provide primary care and management of chronic diseases. The Healthy Aging Resource Team run health clinics at various sites, present on health related topics, facilitate support groups and give community referrals and resource information. For more information on the Healthy Aging Resource Team call 204-940-2114.