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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 [...]

2022-04-05T11:32:21-04:00March 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

Fall Prevention – Annette’s Fitness Tips

Falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors. And falls are the main reason why older adults lose their independence. It is to everyone’s advantage to help prevent falls and take the necessary steps to improve balance and strength. All levels of people who exercise (or not) can benefit from balance [...]

2021-12-02T14:07:19-05:00December 1st, 2021|Health, Programming|0 Comments

Helpful Hints for Winter

Hannah & Henri have some helpful hints now that we are spending the winter at home Any questions? We can help? There is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing! Think about warm socks and mittens, scarves, and hats.  It may be time to update your outdoor clothing so [...]

2021-01-21T16:59:59-05:00January 21st, 2021|Health|0 Comments

THE MAGIC OF MOVEMENT!

Get your daily tune-up With the colder months upon us, it is easy to give in to the desire to curl up with a blanket, grab a good book and stay warm. We know that staying physically active has beneficial effects on heart health, weight control, diabetes management, mental health and [...]

2021-01-06T20:39:21-05:00January 6th, 2021|Health, Programming|0 Comments