The Cummings Centre’s mission is to empower and enhance the quality of life of adults age 50 and over by providing dynamic and innovative programs, social services, and volunteer opportunities in a vibrant, respectful, inclusive and compassionate environment. Building on its Jewish heritage, Cummings embraces people from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
As the hub of Montreal’s 50+ community, the Centre touches the lives of 10,000 people on an annual basis. In addition to its main campus at 5700 Westbury Avenue in Montreal, programs are offered at several off-site locations including the West Island, Côte Saint-Luc, St. Laurent, Westmount, Chomedey and Florida.
The Centre offers more than 300 programs each season specifically designed for the 50+. A varied roster of educational and stimulating courses speaks to the vibrancy of the Centre and its commitment to embracing this age demographic. Programs are designed for members to continually challenge themselves by learning, experiencing and sharing.
The main campus building includes a state-of-the-art Wellness Centre and workout facility, a fully equipped art studio, a computer tech centre, meeting rooms, cafeteria and more. Adapted programming is also available providing innovative art, fitness and social programs for individual’s recovery from surgery, with mobility problems and movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, post-stroke, MS, aphasia and other conditions.
The Cummings Centre boasts a volunteer corps of 900, ranging from 12-99 years of age, who are involved in all aspects of Agency life and are instrumental to the vibrancy and growth of the Centre. Volunteers play an integral role in the day-to-day functioning and success of the Centre finding great fulfilment in their roles.
Additionally, a Social Services Department aims to enhance the quality of life of older adults and their families through the provision of a full spectrum of programs and services that support aging with dignity and maximizing independence.
The Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors Foundation, in part, provides the financial resources necessary to enrich the quality of life of seniors by supporting projects and activities that promote excellence in healthy aging.
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Check the footer of the website to see our Annual Report.
Director, Social Services: Beth Fineberg, MSW
Director, Volunteer Services: Lynn Gordon, BSW
Director, Finance: Alexander Sandy Jesion CPA, CA
Director, Development, Program Services, Marketing and Membership: Brenda Yuen
Director, Human Resources: Kim Morand Zafrani, CHRP
Manager, Communications & Marketing and Membership: Janice Besner, BA
Manager, Facilities: Guila Abecassis, BA
Manager, Claims Conference Program: Nancy Master, BA
CJCS Foundation President: Philip Abbey
CJCS Foundation Executive Director: Cathy Simons, MSW
5700 Westbury Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, Canada