November 2021 Update


Team is new…anxious to meet you.

The St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre is open! We have been re-opening our programs at the very managed and deliberate pace, while also trying to ensure our members, our volunteers and our team are safe.

Although we are open, there are limits we must respect. We are limited to how many people are permitted in the Centre at one time, as we share in the responsibility in helping navigate a very different post-pandemic world. We don’t take any more registrations than our Covid-19 regulations state and we ensure we can respond to any modifications in the regulations as soon as we can. We require proof of double vaccination and that masks be worn in the Centre. We encourage use of hand sanitizer and remind people to practice social distancing.

We have three new team members… Executive Director Duncan Stokes began the role in September, while Sarah Buchan, our new Seniors Resource Coordinator and Paula Roeder, our new Program Coordinator, took on their responsibilities in October.

Our Exercise Room is open! Appointments are available Monday- Friday. Due to the restrictions- only one person can work out in a time slot. Masks must be worn the entire time. Call 204-987-8850 to book your 1 hour gym time slot. (If there is high interest in using the gym, we will limit the number of time slots one can book a week).

Please send an email to [email protected]



Who We Are


Our Mission

St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre
Culture Statement
"To encourage older adults to improve their quality of life by providing educational, recreational, health and social opportunities."
Fostering a Culture of Caring:
As a community that cares about the people we serve and its mission we recognize that it is important to talk about what we believe. Outlining key points of what we want to be for and to each other gives all of us direction and important marker points that help us understand the culture of caring that we want to intentionally promote here at the St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre.
As a result we at the St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre:
1. Recognize that our people (members, staff, volunteers, guests) are coming from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences and we intentionally make room for all. 2. Commit to treating each other with kindness and respect. Standing up for others when we see them being mistreated and helping each other when needed. 3. Realize that differences sometimes lead to conflict but as these conflicts take place we will: a. Address our issues and concerns directly with the source in a kind way seeking mutual understanding and respect of differences all the while looking for middle ground. b. Refrain from talking/gossiping with others about our conflicts c. Seek help from staff when we feel advice is needed or the situation requires 3rd party help and/or intervention Our commitment to support and care for each other is at the very heart of our mission and cornerstone of the kind of people we want to be to each other. Just as schools today do not tolerate the mistreatment and bullying of others we too will not allow other members, staff or volunteers to be treated with disrespect. Anyone who is unable to follow the above guidelines will be given the opportunity to correct their behavior but failure to follow through will result in termination of membership.

Our Funding Partners

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Manitoba Association of Senior Centres
Winnipeg Foundation
Manitoba Community Services Council

Our Sponsors

Assiniboine Pharmacy
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
Desjardins Financial Security Investments

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