“The Cummings Centre is truly a place where we all belong,” says Penny Levine, volunteer and member of the LGBTQ+ committee. These sentiments are echoed by long-time volunteer, Faigie Coodin, “Cummings has been my second home for a long time as I have been coming here for over 30 years, I started exercising in the Workout Studio and today, a hands-on volunteer in the art room and committee member.”

The many faces that make up the mosaic that is the Cummings Centre welcomes everyone from all walks of life and cultural and religious backgrounds through its doors including members of the LGBTQ+ community, “We all need community and with the work of this Committee, we will be able to expand programming and continue the vision of the Centre promoting inclusivity and diversity,” says Penny. “The world is an interesting place as we all know, times change, the weather changes, but rain or shine, the Cummings Centre is always here. We are blessed to have the Cummings Centre, it’s a great space,” beams Nancy Chernoff, ”More people need to know what the Centre has to offer for the 50+ community. Everyone can be who they are – Cummings brings that.”

The Cummings Centre’s mission is to empower and enhance the quality of life of adults age 50 and over by providing dynamic and innovative programs, social services, and volunteer opportunities in a vibrant, respectful, inclusive and compassionate environment. Building on its Jewish heritage, Cummings embraces people from all ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

As the hub of Montreal’s 50+ community, the Centre touches the lives of 10,000 people on an annual basis. In addition to its main campus at 5700 Westbury Avenue in Montreal, programs are offered at several off-site locations including the West Island, Cote Saint-Luc and online.

For more information, please contact us by phone at 514-343-3510, online at www.cummingscentre.org or in person at 5700 Westbury Avenue.