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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 [...]

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 [...]

2023-02-07T10:22:07-05:00January 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 [...]

2023-01-12T12:35:49-05:00November 7th, 2022|Health, Social Services|0 Comments

Parkinson’s Awareness Month – Finding Strength Through Movement

Remi Collard, a professional freelance oboe musician with a long, established career up until the start of COVID, began to feel concerned when during his forced hiatus, he noticed some fine motor difficulty in his right hand. The doctors were quick and convinced about the diagnosis: Parkinson’s Disease (PD). This certainly was not the [...]

2023-02-07T11:04:51-05:00March 30th, 2022|Adapted Programming, Health, Programming|0 Comments

JDAIM raises awareness and fosters acceptance and inclusion

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. Now in its 13th year, JDAIM brings together organizations across Montreal for an [...]

Online Dance and Walking Cardio Workouts Keep Cummings Members Moving & Grooving!

Dance plays a major role in Freda Segal’s life. In addition to being an aerobic instructor and choreographer herself, Segal also is a regular participant in the Cummings Centre’s Dance to the Rhythm classes. She had only high praise for the class. “The music is wonderful and makes you want to move,” said Segal. [...]

2022-01-05T09:41:12-05:00January 3rd, 2022|Health, Programming|0 Comments