Cummings Centre Launches a New Day Program

January 8, 2024 — The Cummings Centre announced plans to launch a new Day Program for older adults living with memory loss and/or dementia. With funding to the current Day Program no longer available, a new service delivery model is planned. The newly named Programme de jour – L’espoir – Day Program will be located at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre […] click here to read the full press release.

Programme de jour L’espoir Day Program

This program aims to optimize the quality of life and wellbeing of people living with dementia and their caregivers. A variety of program types are used to achieve these goals-

  • Cognitive Stimulation
  • Physical Activity & Relaxation
  • Creative Arts Therapies
  • Reminiscing

About the Program

This innovative Day Program provides stimulating programming and activities for vulnerable seniors with memory loss and/ or dementia. The objective is to maintain and improve their social, psychological, emotional and cognitive abilities and wellbeing. Therapeutic interventions aim to highlight participants’ strengths. The program also provides respite and support for the caregivers of the participants enabling them to gain knowledge, resources and skills. Programs are based on guest interests, ability and strengths working within the areas of wellbeing related to connectedness, meaning and joy. Groups are offered in English*, French* and Russian**.

Our Core Principles: Respect, Inclusion, Equality and Accessibility

To inquire more about the program, contact Sheri Stock at 514.734.1819

*CSL Aquatic and Community Centre (7500 Mackle Road, Côte Saint-Luc)
**Cummings Centre (5700 Westbury Ave., Montreal)

This program is funded through the generosity of donors to the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors Foundation.

World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day. The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia is predicted to triple by the year 2050. It is more crucial than ever to learn how we can all work towards more inclusive and dementia-friendly communities.

The Cummings Centre’s day program is where people living with dementia can thrive in a welcoming and supportive environment […] click here to read the full article.

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

There can be many assumptions made about Alzheimer’s Disease and how people living with cognitive impairment look, act, or function. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s research cites that 46% of Canadians do not feel fully comfortable interacting with a person with dementia. The Cummings Centre’s day program is a place where participants can socialize without judgment or stigma […], click here to read the full article.

National Family Caregivers Month

Family caregivers are unsung heroes who work tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing of those in their care. Caregiving for a loved one requires significant commitment, patience, and compassion. It can be a round-the-clock job where time is a valuable commodity. The Cummings Centre’s day program offers therapeutic recreational programming for people living with dementia, but it also provides family caregivers with the respite they need. The program represents a block of time in the day when the caregivers know their loved ones are safe and engaged. Some caregivers take this time to run errands, go to medical appointments or even pursue their own leisure interests. Caregivers in the program can also receive direct support and referrals from program staff. There is often gratitude expressed by caregivers, such as the following testimonials: “Thank you all who are working on this program. It makes a difference to the families of those who participate, not just those who are in it”. Another caregiver writes: “You guys really are angels sent from above to bring joy and happiness to our lives. I am forever grateful”.