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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 [...]

2019-04-09T13:34:48+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Adapted Programming, Health, Programming|0 Comments

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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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 [...]

Post-Stroke Adapted programs at Cummings opens doors to improvement and social engagement

Discharge from a rehabilitation hospital does not mean an end to physical improvement from a stroke. A post-rehab exercise program that promotes movements that are repetitious, intensive and focused is the key to rewiring the brain and regaining control of your body. This philosophy during the development and teaching of all [...]

2018-06-18T13:40:58+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Adapted Programming, Health|0 Comments

‘Mother-daughter’ share a passion for community involvement

This mother’s day, Gloria April and her daughter Susan Ralph, both plan to celebrate a special day together and at the same time acknowledge their passion for community involvement. While Gloria has been involved at the Centre’s gift boutique for some 20 years, her daughter Susan only recently began to volunteer [...]

Cummings Centre Marks Parkinson’s Awareness Month

To coincide with World Parkinson's Day, Parkinson's Awareness Month is an awareness initiative held in Canada each year in April. According to a recent study commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada, in partnership with Neurological Health Charities Canada, the number of Canadians over 40 living with Parkinson’s disease will [...]

2019-04-08T16:20:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Adapted Programming, Programming|0 Comments