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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.

Cummings CSL Drop-in Program for Older Adults – A Day in the Life

In Honour of Alzheimer's Awarness Month - January 2020 Mondays begin with a preparing for the week ahead- reviewing favourite moments from the past week, inspiring quotes from participants and rejoicing in the friendships we saw blossoming in the room. Planning meaningful programs for the week... finding soup recipes for National [...]

2020-01-13T11:11:06+00:00 January 10th, 2020|Adapted Programming, Health, Social Services|0 Comments

An interview with Jacques Saada, president of the CSUQ

“A Strategic Partnership” Jacques Saada, President of the Communauté sépharade unifiée du Québec (CSUQ), takes great satisfaction in the close collaboration between his organization and the Cummings Centre. The partnership first started last year and is beginning to show signs of success. “Today, community-based organizations are more efficient when they build [...]

2020-01-09T12:09:31+00:00 January 9th, 2020|Programming|0 Comments

CRAFT YOUR FUTURE

Pick your passions Three years before retiring, social worker Evy Solomon began dipping her toes into the water at the Cummings Centre taking classes in stained glass and tole painting. “I had always enjoyed crafting and wanted to properly prepare for my retirement and begin my association with Cummings,” says Evy. [...]

2020-01-06T11:10:00+00:00 January 6th, 2020|Programming|0 Comments

Shake Off the Winter Blues at the Cummings Centre

Reaching out and touching somebody’s hand, as the golden oldies hit song goes, has an important impact on our overall wellbeing as we age. Studies continually show that as social isolation increases, health, both physical and mental, decreases. Statistics Canada reports that 1.4 million Canadian seniors feel lonely and many seniors [...]

2020-01-13T15:03:15+00:00 December 24th, 2019|Health, Programming, Volunteer|0 Comments

COLD WEATHER FITNESS

When winter rolls around, we often adopt the mindset that we can’t go outside – it is too cold, too wet or we will get sick. Nothing could be further from the truth! Exercising outdoors can offer plenty of physical and mental benefits, providing you dress appropriately and respect your own [...]

2019-12-24T11:03:44+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Health, Programming|0 Comments

Health Tip

Our bodies were made for moving! Agility is the ability to move your body quickly, easily and with control and balance. Exercises that help improve agility will specifically train balance, coordination, range of motion, speed of movement & strength.  Your level of agility can improve with practice and increase your ability [...]

2019-09-06T13:50:25+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Health|0 Comments

Reignite your passion

Put your hands to good use It was a day out on the golf course with a friend about five years ago that first sparked Murray Shostak’s interest in becoming a woodshop volunteer at the Cummings Centre. “It is a great way for me to give back to my community. I am [...]

2019-08-02T11:43:11+00:00 August 2nd, 2019|Programming|0 Comments

Ease the struggle

Get unconditional support “I am so privileged to witness the amazing connection between participants and animals as part of the Community Mental Health program at Cummings,” says Erika-May Pasmore of Khalizoo Zootherapy. “Animal-assisted therapy helps both younger and older seniors struggling with various emotional and psychological mental health challenges.” Reassurance of the [...]

2019-08-02T11:43:20+00:00 August 1st, 2019|Social Services|0 Comments

A warm welcome awaits

Seniors have so much to offer Arriving in Canada from her native Nigeria in the middle of a cold January, Blessing was looking for a warm place to hang her hat.  She turned to Cummings, twice a week volunteering behind the counter in the cafeteria making sandwiches, pouring coffee and serving up [...]

2019-08-02T11:43:32+00:00 August 1st, 2019|Volunteer|0 Comments