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


Help lead the way Staying true to our mission to empower and enhance the quality of life of adults age 50 and over requires much foresight and planning.  Developing future lay leadership holds the key. “As a recent graduate of the first group of the Helen Levy Leadership Development Program, I feel [...]

2020-02-11T13:15:42-05:00February 11th, 2020|Volunteer|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

A warm welcome awaits

Seniors have so much to offer Arriving in Canada from her native Nigeria in the middle of a cold January, Blessing was looking for a warm place to hang her hat.  She turned to Cummings, twice a week volunteering behind the counter in the cafeteria making sandwiches, pouring coffee and serving up [...]

2019-08-02T11:43:32-04:00August 1st, 2019|Volunteer|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 [...]