FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUNDS DROP-IN PROGRAM

Côte Saint-Luc, September 4, 2019 – Anthony Housefather, Member of Parliament for Mount Royal, announced today that the Cummings Centre Therapeutic Dementia Care Program will receive $922,025 in federal funding for the duration of 46 months. The funding will enable the continued operation of the Drop-in Program for Older Adults (Drop-in Program) located at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre. Click here to learn more.

ABOUT THE DROP-IN PROGRAM FOR OLDER ADULTS

The Cummings Centre Drop-in program in Cote Saint-Luc provides respite to caregivers and helps to maintain and improve the social, physiological, emotional and cognitive abilities of older adults.

The program is offered in collaboration with the Cummings Centre, the City of Côte Saint-Luc, the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal and is housed in the Aquatic and Community Centre (entrance at 7500 Mackle Road).

Programs are based on the needs, strengths and interests of the participants and include:

  • Creative Arts Therapies (Music, Art, Drama)
  • Discussion groups and reminiscing
  • Gentle exercise and relaxation (Yoga, tai chi, dance, stretching)
  • Cognitive stimulation and brain health activities
  • Gardening, baking and service projects
  • Snoezelen multi-sensory stimulation
  • Birthday and holiday celebrations

To inquire about eligibility, criteria, cost and operating hours contact Michelle Moore-Torman at 514-485-6944.

The program is offered in collaboration with the Cummings Centre, the City of Côte Saint-Luc, and the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal. This important program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.