THE MAURICE POLLACK FOUNDATION
FOR ADAPTED PROGRAMS
Everyone needs a helping hand when recovering from surgery or adjusting to life with a long-term condition. The Adapted Exercise Clinic focuses on post-rehabilitation. It is a place where people with similar challenges exercise together, laugh together and share ideas. “There is a place for everyone at the Cummings Centre,” says Maria Fragapane, Program Manager.
For over 15 years the Adapted Program participants have continued to train and improve be it from a stroke, progressive neuromuscular disorders (Parkinson’s disease, MS) or other health challenges. Successful rehabilitation comes from exercising body and mind and the Cummings Centre provides so many opportunities to do just that. Unique offerings such as adapted boxing and sailing complement a full roster of innovative programming. Lecture series highlight relevant and timely topics and provide opportunities for exchange and outreach with the greater community. Volunteers complete the team. “We could not function without the invaluable collaboration of our volunteers,” says Fragapane. “They create a unique link of seniors helping seniors.”
Unless otherwise indicated, these programs are appropriate for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Dystonia, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Post-Stroke and those who are post-surgery, post-rehab or have any reduced mobility.