STORIES

Stories 2018-08-06T10:21:10+00:00

As a younger 50+er, I am continually inspired by the active, vibrant community I have found at Cummings. Apprenticing with the amazing group in the woodshop allows me to learn new skills producing items for sale as a way to give back to my community.

– Danny Waldston

Come to Cummings, it will exceed your expectations. This community-based, heart-based organization makes it so easy to continue to learn, to speak your mind and express your ideas. Discover what is here for you.

– Eva Kuper

Looking for a challenge, while still working a four-day week, brought me to the Improv Theatre and Creative Writing classes at Cummings. I am really happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and found my inspiration here at the Centre.

– Howard Lewis

“CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY”

COME SEE FOR YOURSELF

As a long-time participant and governor, I am so proud to tell everyone I meet about the Cummings Centre, whether in Montreal or my second home in Florida.  Staff and volunteers are enthusiastic, creative and compassionate.

– Lewis Cooper

“BOOST YOUR MIND”

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

I like to challenge myself, so learning and playing bridge at the Centre are not only good for the mind but provide a wonderful way to socialize and be with people.

– Elvira Hood

“MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF”

PAINT THE BIG PICTURE

Beginning with introductory painting and drawing, in pencil and acrylic, I now participate in Advanced Studio Practice working on individual portrait painting inspired by family photos.

– Bev Akerman

“LEAVE A LEGACY”

TELL YOUR STORY

Alongside my many volunteer roles, taking the life writing course has allowed me to record my life story for my children. Cummings continually comes through for me.

– Gerry Greenblat

“ACT OUT YOUR FUTURE”

SET YOUR OWN STAGE

The drama group lets me explore non-traditional stage acting such as improv. There is always something new to learn. It’s really a whole lot of fun!

– Steve Korolnek

“CONQUER YOUR FEARS”

FINDING YOURSELF AT CUMMINGS

Retiring from a lifelong profession was very scary. Participating in dance, French and writing classes have taken away my fears. I have found new passions, new friends and new purpose.

Gundie Robertson

“BELT IT OUT”

BRING BACK MEMORIES

We share a bond with everyone in the choir singing our favorites from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. No need to have a good voice or read music to join the choir. We just have a good time!

– Norm Spatz

“GO TOGETHER”

MOVE TO THE MUSIC

Being retired, we are always looking for activities to do together and with its warm atmosphere and bright pleasant facilities, we always feel welcome at the Cummings Centre.

– Angela and Yvon Larin