Help other with new challenges
Volunteering in the Adapted Gym is a natural fit for Molly. A retired physiotherapist, Molly works one-on-one with post-stroke participants and others dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. “I love doing for and helping people,” says Molly. ”Knowing that I can impact someone’s life by imparting my work experience, knowledge and training is a tremendous feeling.”
Molly reaches out
Molly benefits from the meaningful relationships she builds in her role. “Working weekly with the same people allows me to gain their trust,” says Molly. ”We have the opportunity to exchange stories and form friendships.”
The atmosphere at Cummings Centre
Experiencing the welcoming atmosphere at the Centre firsthand led Molly to explore some of her own interests taking clay and sculpture classes and learning new pastimes such as Canasta and Mah Jongg. ”I decided it was time to take some classes and learn new skills just for me!”
– Molly Hilsenrath
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.