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 I am equipped to motivate others and ensure the continued stability and growth of the Cummings Centre,” says Cheryl Vockathaler.
Develop and enhance leadership skills
Training and Development Associate Sandra Amar points out that the program, funded through a generous donation by Helen Levy, has given participants the opportunity to develop and enhance their leadership skills. “We have put together a stimulating program including topics addressing the stages of aging, how to effectively lead people and public speaking skills,” says Sandra. “We encouraged participants to discover what resonated individually for them so they will be ready to assume leadership positions.”
Giving back to the community
“I want to give back to my community, motivating younger seniors to join in while ensuring the needs are met for those seniors with mobility or cognitive challenges, moving forward well into the future,” says Cheryl.
– Sandra Amar / Cheryl Vockathaler
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 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, St.Laurent, Westmount, Chomedey and Florida.
For more information, please contact us by phone at 514-343-3510, online at www.cummingscentre.org or in person at 5700 Westbury Avenue.