The Cummings Centre is committed to responding to the evolving needs of the 50+ community. We offer diverse and quality educational, social and cultural programs.
EXERCISE FOR STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY WITH MARIA
Tuesdays and Thursdays (recurring) • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm • No charge
This hour long beginner to intermediate class will focus on improving strength, mobility and flexibility through mindful movements. Involves intervals of standing and seated exercises. Water bottles may be used as hand weights.
Note: People will only need to register once to attend any recurring session
BOXING INTERVAL FITNESS & VOCAL TRAINING FOR PARKINSON’S
Tuesdays (recurring) • 10:00 – 11:30 am • No charge
Exercise your cardio, coordination & strength with a series of 3 minute “rounds” of brain building boxing sequences, and lower body strengthening exercises. Follow this with 30 minutes of breath & vocal training! All that you need is some space, a water bottle and a chair. If standing for too long is an issue, you can also choose to do all the exercises seated. Boxing gloves are not required!
MOVEMENT & MEDITATION FOR YOUR BRAIN
Thursdays (recurring) • 10:00 – 11:00 am • No charge
After a full body movement warm-up with Maria, Jeannette will guide you towards a brain-body connection through breathing techniques, self-massage and visualization. All are welcome including those living with neuromuscular conditions.
Notes: People will only need to register once to attend any recurring session. Requirements are a cozy chair with headrest and a blanket.
Post-Stroke : RETRAINING YOUR ARM & YOUR VOICE
Thursdays (recurring) • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • No charge
This class will focus on mindful exercises that will stimulate and strengthen arms & hands that are weakened due to stroke. This will be followed by music therapy to encourage & improve speech, communication & expression. Household items will be used for equipment.
Vocal Health Series
Fridays July 3, 10, 17 • 10:00 – 10:45 am • No charge
Build your voice with these practical exercises in a fun environment. Join music therapist, Victoria McNeill for a session to suit your needs, or sign up for all three to get the full package! These classes are designed to meet the vocal needs of people with Aphasia or people with a neurological condition, however all are welcome.
Music for Your Mind
Thursday July 15 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm • No charge
Join pianist Sarah Russell live from Kuujjuaq, NunaVIK and Cummings Centre Music Therapist, Victoria McNeill for this hour long program of relaxation techniques, breath work, and live music to support a healthy brain. This class will feature mindfulness and breathing techniques suitable for people who have survived a stroke or who live with a neurological condition such as MS or Parkinson’s Disease, but is open to any interested members.
These exercise programs are intended for a general audience and may not be suitable for everyone. At any time, if you feel discomfort, pain, dizziness, or your heart is beating abnormally, stop exercising immediately and consult a health care professional if necessary.