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About Cummings Centre

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.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Here are 11 tips to help relieve stress and anxiety: Learn relaxation techniques- Practice deep breathing (slow and steady breathing) and/or meditate- you can reference videos on YouTube or try a Cummings Centre meditation or yoga class. Exercise- Do this regularly. Movement and activity promote blood flow, improves brain function, calms [...]

2023-05-16T08:58:33-04:00May 3rd, 2023|Programming|0 Comments

Multigenerational Art Exhibition in Honour of JDAIM

February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. In honour of JDAIM, community partners joined together to create a 2nd annual multigenerational art exhibition [...]

Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month February is Heart Health Month and although it is widely associated with Valentine’s Day, it is also a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada the benefits of regular physical activity can be associated [...]

2023-02-20T14:04:12-05:00January 27th, 2023|Health|0 Comments

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

There can be many assumptions made about Alzheimer’s Disease and how people living with cognitive impairment look, act, or function. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s research cites that 46% of Canadians do not feel fully comfortable interacting with a person with dementia. The Cummings Centre’s “Drop In” program is a place where participants [...]

2023-11-20T14:44:53-05:00November 7th, 2022|Health, Social Services|0 Comments

Cummings Centre remembers Leslie Vertes

Cummings Centre volunteers, board members and staff are deeply saddened at the recent passing of Leslie Vertes, 98, a Holocaust Survivor, who volunteered at the Centre for over 22 years. Leslie was a dedicated and tireless volunteer with the Cummings Centre, working in the Holocaust Survivors’ Assistance Office. “In his own warm, caring and [...]

2022-08-08T14:09:48-04:00August 8th, 2022|Volunteer|0 Comments


The Cummings Centre proudly marks the arrival of Montreal’s Pride celebrations with a special presentation ‘Aging Gayfully’, a training to foster inclusion, equity, and safety for LGBTQ+ seniors. The month of June marked the arrival of Pride Month here in Canada. Across the country there were celebrations, parades, moments of education, [...]

2022-08-02T14:22:56-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Programming, Volunteer|0 Comments


The event that highlights Cummings Centre’s talented artists and artisans returns to the virtual stage on Thursday June 9, 2022 at 5 pm. Art Eclectic, the second annual virtual gallery, offers over 80 students the opportunity to showcase some 135 works, the culmination of their year long efforts in painting and crafting produced through [...]

2022-05-26T11:50:52-04:00May 25th, 2022|Programming|0 Comments