Herman Prior Activity Centre (HPAC), is a Not for Profit organization opened in 1984. It is centrally located and the building is fully accessible, including a universal washroom.
HPAC is a place to meet with others. Many seniors find themselves living on their own and finding an economical way to socialize is very important for their mental health. The noon meals offered, can be a healthy addition to their diet and with more than 25 programs, HPAC has something for everyone, including the chance to make new friends. Bus tours are arranged to see plays, music, dinner theatres, and more.
The HPAC offers medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers for rent. There are professionals who come in for foot care, blood pressure and hearing clinics. An income tax program is available each year.
The facility is rented for meetings and functions. There are two commercial kitchens.
Recently added is a community Tool Library where, for a nominal fee power and hand tools can be borrowed, making tools accessible to all.
The Herman Prior Senior Services Centre is an agency focusing on retired and/or those 55 years of age and over by providing direct and indirect services which will enhance their well being and are not readily accessible from other sources. The Centre is a focal point in Portage La Prairie and surrounding district providing opportunities for older persons to experience a positive and dignified retirement lifestyle.
Activities: Congregate meals (M-F, open to all). Painting, Line Dancing, Floor Curling & Shuffleboard, Square Dancing, Tai Chi, Clogging, Resistance Band, Chair Yoga, Yoga, Film day Wednesdays, Fun Trivia Fridays, Pickleball, Euchre, Whist, Weaving, Bridge, Cribbage, Senior Fitness, Euforia (Latin exercise), Stroke Support Group, Genealogy, Natural History, Pool League, Quilting, Book Nook, Tool Library. Bus Tours, Foot Care Nurse and Podiatrist, Hearing tests, Alzheimer’s Minds in Motion Program, Blood Pressure nurse.
Rentals: Medical Equipment Rental, funerals, socials, weddings, kitchen rentals, Sunset Palliative Care, meetings.