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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 [...]

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 [...]

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month According to Parkinson’s Canada, more than 25 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease every day. Between 2011 and 2031, the number of Canadians diagnosed is expected to double to more than 163,700. Commonly known for its movement or motor-related symptoms, people with Parkinson’s disease are often [...]

March is Music Therapy Month

March is Music Therapy Month! This is a month for music therapists across Canada to speak about their work, share information about the potential benefits of music therapy, and raise awareness about access to music therapy services. Who are Music Therapists? Music Therapists are professionals who are trained in accredited programs. [...]

2019-03-05T16:46:50-05:00February 26th, 2019|Adapted Programming|0 Comments

The Legacy of Herb Paperman Lives on, Helping the Less Fortunate in the Community

During his lifetime, it was important for Herb Paperman to help the less fortunate. Even after his passing in 2017, his legacy lives on with the recent announcement from the Paperman family of a generous bequest he made to the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors Foundation to help vulnerable seniors. Over the years, Herb [...]

2019-01-17T16:45:19-05:00January 17th, 2019|Adapted Programming, Health|0 Comments

Caregiving responsibilities explored at the Cummings Centre’s Caregivers Conference

The Cummings Centre is uniquely placed within the community to understand and respond to the evolving needs of the caregiver. Caregivers are often too busy taking care of others not realizing the very real psychological and physical consequences their caregiving duties have on them. The Caregivers Conference The Social Action Committee [...]