• Myrna Driedger

Stay active at Charleswood 55-plus centre

Published in the Canstar Metro and Headliner


Community groups are some of the most important pillars of a community. I am so grateful that the constituency of Roblin is home to some of the most dynamic and fun organizations around.


The Charleswood 55-plus Active Living Centre has been a source of community gathering, support, and friendship since its inception. This centre is the product of a group that I brought together in 1999 to celebrate the International Year of the Older Persons. Located at 5006 Roblin Blvd., it has grown into a wonderful and important meeting place for old friends and a perfect spot for our community members to form new friendships.


The Active Living Centre recently held its annual general meeting. In order to properly physically distance, the meeting was held in the parking lot of the centre on a beautiful late-summer day. A new board of directors was introduced and I know that they are going to steer the ship well during this challenging time.


The centre offers a great variety of fitness classes, card games, presentations, and events. Guests who hold a membership are able to access this programming at a lower cost, attend members-only events, and vote at the next AGM. Some of the fun fitness classes include barre fitness, chair yoga, hatha yoga, pilates, including a sit-and-fit pilates class, and zumba.


The Charleswood 55-plus Active Living Centre follows all public health orders in the programming offered. Check out its website at www.charleswoodseniorcentre.org for more information on all the fun activities. I am so pleased that the Active Living Centre provides opportunities for community members to physically distance while maintaining a social connection.


We’ve spent the past few months navigating the new normal that COVID-19 has brought on and I encourage everyone to keep following the public health orders. Maintain proper hand hygiene, cough and sneeze into your sleeves, do not gather in large groups, wear a mask, and stay home when feeling even mildly unwell.


While we must physically distance let’s remember not to lose our social connections. The Charleswood 55-plus Active Living Centre provides opportunities for us to come together, enjoy events, exercise, and stay connected while properly following the public health orders.

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