Drop-in Program: A Breath of Fresh Air for Caregivers
After much anticipation and collaboration and hard work, the Drop-In Program for Older Adults opened its doors on August 29th, 2016. The recreational therapist and social worker use a person centered approach, focusing on participants strengths to lead activities that include discussion groups, chair exercises, cognitive stimulation, creative expression (music and art therapy), pet therapy, intergenerational programs and community service projects designed to keep bodies and minds active. The program also provides much deserved respite for caregivers.
DROP-IN PROGRAM FOR OLDER ADULTS
The Cummings Centre new Drop-in program provides respite to caregivers and helps to maintain and improve the social, physiological, emotional and cognitive abilities of older adults to enhance their quality of life.
The program is offered in collaboration with the Cummings Centre, the City of Côte Saint-Luc, the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal and will be housed in the Aquatic and Community Centre (entrance at 7500 Mackle Road, Côte Saint-Luc).
Programs are based on the needs, strengths and interests of the participants and include:
• Creative Arts Therapies (Music, Art, Drama)
• Discussion groups and reminiscing
• Gentle exercise and relaxation (Yoga, tai chi, dance, stretching)
• Cognitive stimulation and brain health activities
• Gardeing, baking and service projects
• Snoezelen multi-sensory stimulation
• Birthday and holiday clebrations
New Drop-in Centre for Seniors Opens in Cote-St-Luc -
To learn more, click on CTV Montreal August 29, 2016
To inquire about elgibility, criteria, cost and operating hours contact Erica Botner at 514.342.1234 local 7318.
This program is offered in collaboration with the Cummings Centre, the City of Côte Saint-Luc and the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal. This important program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
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