Aging is a normal part of the developmental process.
Human beings need peers with whom they can interact and who are available as a source of encouragement and support.
A person’s sense of well being is enhanced when one obtains a balance and satisfaction in the various personal components such as emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual.
Members and volunteers form the backbone of the Centre.
As a multi-purpose Senior Centre the mission is to improve and enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being of citizens in Carman and surrounding area, with emphasis on seniors. We believe that preventative Health care will be a benefit to our seniors and a significant saving for the health care system.
The Centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that functions within the Centre’s by-laws and policies.These by-laws and policies establish an appropriate framework for managing and carrying out the responsibilities of the Centre. The Board will be accountable to the Centre’s membership and funders for the quality, efficiency and overall appropriateness for the Centre’s performance.
Serve as a gathering and information centre
Provide companionship to the membership in a friendly, comfortable and warm atmosphere.
Encourage and support less active and less motivated seniors through support from paid staff and volunteers.
Provide a proactive role in the area of wellness promotion and illness prevention.
Provide companionship and friendship through entertainment, recreation, and other activities in small and large groups.
Stimulate crafts, hobbies and skills and to develop new pursuits.
The Carman Active Living Centre officially opened on September 28, 2005.
This great community facility has become a reality due to the strong dedication and tireless efforts of many volunteers.
Many programs, events and activities are occurring at the Centre and it has become an important part of the community. Approximately 40 people participate daily in one or more activities during the fall and winter sessions. The ongoing activities include shuffleboard, carpet bowling, cards, bridge, snooker, fitness class, mixed choir, movies, and pot luck luncheons. Other events include educational series, health promotion, social and fundraising events.
Membership in the Active Living Centre for the current year is over 250 people. New members are always welcome. The program committee puts together a calendar of events each month. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions for programs or is interested in hall rental, please contact the Active Living Centre at 204-745-2356.
The coordinator is in the office Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Active Living Centre
47 Ed Belfour Drive Carman MB R0G 0J0