My Name is Barbra

Happy Birthday, Barbra!! Our Adult Day Program participants were treated to an oral biography about this star from our valued volunteer, Martin. Martin would be considered a Super Fan of Streisand. Participants learned about her life through books and personal stories, as well as watching an episode of “My Name is Barbra” from 1965.

Jewish Federation of Winnipeg Allocations Request

As one of its Beneficiary Agencies, every year we approach the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg to request financial support for our High Holiday Services.  The attendance at these services has grown as they are very  popular with our residents and their families.  As a result we have had to pay for audio/visual specialists to live stream the services into our Atrium area where we have set up additional seating. In addition, the Federation has provided financial support to enable us to engage our High Holidays Choir.  Below is the 2017 presentation given to the Federation Allocations Committee.  Because it contains a wealth of information about the Simkin Centre we thought we would share it with you.

Presentation to Jewish Federation of Winnipeg – Allocations Committee – April 19 2017


Back in Time with Manitoba Transit

This morning residents thoroughly enjoyed a presentation given by Ross Smith from the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association. Ross is a brother-in-law of one of our residents. Not only were we given interesting and not well known facts about the transit system, but we also took a trip back in time. Many residents remembered sitting on those buses and had stories to tell. The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association would love to provide your organization with the same presentation. Here is their link if you are interested.

Passover Seder Begins at the Centre

Residents, companions, family and staff get ready for the 1st Passover Seder.

Sid Halpern, our dear friend and volunteer gets ready to begin the service.

Flowers Brighten Up the Centre

With the help of a generous donor, Spring has certainly arrived at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre. These flowers were donated by a family of one of our residents. The dozen or so potted Spring flowers were left over from their function. After the function, they thought that maybe our residents would enjoy them, which they did. Walking through our Atrium you can smell the fresh scent. We appreciate this generous gesture. It isn’t the first time, though. Throughout the year, we’ve been given flower arrangements left over from weddings, socials, Bat Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, etc. The residents are so uplifted by the life these flowers give to the Centre. Please consider donating your flowers to the Centre next time you have a special event. The residents, families, staff, and visitors thank you.