From the Cummings Friends and Family Cooking Series Ingredients: 4-5 Matzos 1 C unsalted butter 1 C brown sugar 1 C chocolate chips 1 C toppings of your choice 1/2 tspn sea salt flakes or kosher salt Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 F Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and parchment [...]

2020-04-02T17:13:12-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Programming|0 Comments


Find great personal satisfaction “Social isolation and loneliness are very serious problems for the elderly population,” says Marc Haligua. Marc, in his sixties, has been volunteering at the Cummings Centre for over two years and has seen first hand the difference the programs and services offered at the Cummings Centre make each [...]

2020-02-12T14:23:10-05:00February 12th, 2020|Programming, Volunteer|0 Comments


Move towards the future Presenting topics as far ranging as the recent elections in Israel; the Golden Age of Spain; Islam; and Art and the Bible, come naturally to Dr. David Bensoussan. He has been sharing his knowledge with Cummings Centre members for longer than he can remember. “I truly enjoy [...]

2020-02-11T16:55:45-05:00February 11th, 2020|Programming|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

2020-01-09T12:09:31-05:00January 9th, 2020|Programming|0 Comments


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. [...]

2020-01-06T11:10:00-05:00January 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 [...]

2020-01-13T15:03:15-05:00December 24th, 2019|Health, Programming, Volunteer|0 Comments