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ONLINE LEARNING Hear it from our members! Inside: Cummings Centre

                                         WINTER 2018
                   Hear it from our members!
                   ONLINE LEARNING
                   Learn anytime, anywhere

                   ENERGY BOOSTERS
                   Volunteer, Move & Groove

                   IGNITE YOUR CREATIVITY
                   50+ Ways to Express Yourself

                   Free programs for members - details inside

ONLINE LEARNING Hear it from our members! Inside: Cummings Centre
     As the winter chill sets in, we invite you to come in from the cold to the
     Cummings Centre. A warm welcome awaits you where you can shake off
     some of the winter blues by participating in our myriad of programming and
     volunteering options. Cozy up in the Craft Centre; get your heart pumping in
     the gym; participate in a discussion group; belt out a show tune or share your
     time helping others- we have it all for you at the Cummings Centre.
     We are delighted to present our Winter 2018 Guide that details the many
     options available for you at our main campus on Westbury along with a list
     of programs, perhaps a bit closer to home, at our satellite locations in the
     West Island, Westmount, Chomedey, Saint-Laurent along with several sites
     in Florida for our snowbirds.
     As a volunteer-based organization, we have reaffirmed our commitment to
     our volunteers and members by implementing a program evaluation of all of
     our programs as well as the appointment of our first-ever Ombudsman. Both
     of these initiatives target your continuous feedback enabling us to better meet
     your needs and provide the best programming and services possible. Your
     thoughtful comments and suggestions will allow us to build upon our
     successes as we look towards the future.
     Start the new year by trying something different or register again for your
     favourite programs. Rewarding volunteer opportunities abound as well for 2018!
     Visit our new website at for easy on-line registration
     or come in to register and warm up with a hot cup of coffee with friends old
     and new in our main campus café. We are waiting for you!

      Roz Wiener                                    Pauline Grunberg, M.Ed
      President of the Board of Directors           Executive Director

    PROGRAMS                                  SOCIAL SERVICES                           VOLUNTEER
    Learn, experience, share.                 Enhance your independence.                Connect and get involved.
    Staying active both mentally and
    physically propels our members            We are here if you need us.               Helping others feels so good.
    to their personal best. Innovative        The Social Services Department is         As a volunteer-based
    programming allows participants           comprised of an integrated team of        organization, we rely on the
    to continually learn and evolve.          professionals committed to enhancing      time and energy of our
    Join and find out how!                    the quality of life of older adults and   dedicated corps of volunteers
                                              their families. Individualized services   to fulfill our commitment to our
                                              are provided to help maintain             members. Come and share your
                                              independence. Specialized services        expertise with us.
                                              to Holocaust Survivors are offered
                                              through the Claims Conference.

ONLINE LEARNING Hear it from our members! Inside: Cummings Centre
             Membership has its privileges.
             Join and gain access to 300+
                                                                                   MAIN CAMPUS
             courses, programs, services,                                          & OFF-SITE LOCATIONS
             enriching volunteer opportunities
             and more.                                                             Cummings Centre Main Campus
                                                                                   5700 Westbury Ave.,
                                                                                   Montreal, Quebec H3W 3E8
             For member benefits, visit:                                           Tel.: 514.342.1234
                                              Fax: 514.739.6899
                                                                                   Cummings West
                                                                                   96 Roger Pilon St.,
                                                                                   Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec H9B 2E1
                                                                                   Tel.: 514.683.3761
                                                                                   Fax: 514.683.4061
MISSION                                                                            —
                                                                                   Cummings Westmount
The Cummings Centre, a nonprofit community centre of                               c/o Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom,
excellence, connects people 50 years of age and older to the arts,                 395 Elm Ave.,
education, health, wellness, and Jewish life. The Agency                           Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1A5
is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the individual and                Tel.: 514.734.1748
promotes positive attitudes about aging. It emphasizes                   
volunteer involvement in all aspects of Agency life.
                                                                                   Cummings Chomedey
                                                                                   c/o Congregation Shaar Shalom,
                                                                                   4880 Notre-Dame Blvd.,
                                                                                   Laval, Quebec H7W 1V5
                                                                                   Tel.: 514.734.1763
ADAPTED PROGRAMS                          CJCS FOUNDATION                
Achieve strength and well-being.          The power of inspired giving.            Cummings Saint-Laurent
                                                                                   Tel.: 514.683.3759
Everyone needs a helping hand             The CJCS Foundation raises funds
now and then. Innovative art,             to enrich and safeguard the quality of
fitness and social programs               life for the growing senior population   —
reintegrate individuals recovering        served by the Cummings Centre. Your
from surgery, with mobility                                                        Cummings Florida
                                          donations help provide an affordable
problems and movement                     safety net of services and programs      Tel.: 514.734.1748
disorders including Parkinson’s           that nurture the body and spirit in a    Fax: 514.739.6899
disease, post-stroke, MS and              warm and welcoming environment.

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GENERAL                                                                   CONTACT
                                                                                        Roz Wiener 514.342.1234
              Cummings Centre Main Campus                                               Pauline Grunberg, MEd, 514.343.3501
              5700 Westbury Ave.,                                                       Executive Director
                                                     Wellness Centre          
              Montreal, Quebec                       Our many fitness classes and
              H3W 3E8                                                                   —
                                                     Workout Studio emphasize fitness
              Tel.: 514.342.1234                     that is functional, fun and        Keren Ludvig, MEd 514.734.1817
              Fax: 514.739.6899                      related to everyday movement       Director, Program Services
             Tel.: 514.734.1840                 —
              Mon - Thurs 9 am – 5 pm              Lynn Gordon, BSW 514.734.1791
              Fri 9 am – 3 pm                        Mon - Thurs 8 am – 4 pm            Director, Volunteer Services
              —                                      Fri 8 am – 12 pm         
              CJCS Foundation                        —                                  —
              Tel.: 514.734.1825                     Boutique                           Rebecca Levy, MSW 514.734.1741
              Fax: 514.343.3527                                                         Director, Social Services
                                                     Convenient one-stop shopping.
                                                     Mon - Thurs 9:30 am – 4 pm         —
              You can donate on-line at              Fri 9:30 am – 12 pm
                                                     Guila Abecassis, BA 514.734.1740
                                                     Tel.: 514.734.1770                 Coordinator, Administration & Info Systems
              or call the Foundation at    
              514.734.1825                           —

              —                                                                         —
                                                     Le Café                            Nancy Master, BA 514.734.1759
              Bloom Family Tech Lounge               Free kosher meals served to        Claims Conference Coordinator
              Learn and stay connected at your       those in need.           
              own pace. Use the computers,           Tues & Thurs 5 – 6:30 pm           —
              laptops and software. We even have     —
              techies on hand to help you.                                              Alissa Weinstein, CPA, CA 514.734.1787
                                                     Blood Pressure Clinic              Controller
              Tel.: 514.734.1771                     Tel.: 514.734.1840       
              Mon - Thurs 9 am – 3 pm                Tues 10:30 am – 12 pm              —
              —                                      —                                  Kim Morand Zafrani 514.345.6496
              Café Shalom                            Drop-in Program for                Human Resource Generalist
              Tel.: 514.734.1810                     Older Adults             
              Mon - Thurs 8:30 am – 3 pm             7500 Mackle Road, Côte St. Luc     —
              Fri 8:30 am – 2 pm                     Tel.: 514.734.1763                 Janice Besner, BA 514.734.1752
                                               Manager, Communications & Membership
                                                                                        Michael Beigleman, MBA 514.734.1749
                                                   Donations                            Supervisor, Communications
              Membership Inquiries                                            
              5700 Westbury Avenue                 5700 Westbury Avenue
              Montreal, Quebec H3W 3E8             Montreal, Quebec H3W 3E8
                                                                                        Philip Abbey
              Tel.: 514.343.3510                   Tel.: 514.734.1825                   President, CJCS Foundation
            Tel.: 514.342.1234
              Registration                                                              —
              5700 Westbury Avenue
              Montreal, Quebec H3W 3E8                                                  Cathy Simons, MSW
                                                                                        Executive Director, CJCS Foundation
              Tel.: 514.343.3510                                                        Tel.: 514.734.1777

4             CUMMINGS CENTRE                                                                                  GENERAL DIRECTORY
ONLINE LEARNING Hear it from our members! Inside: Cummings Centre
When does winter registration                      What is the registration policy?
begin?                                             All participants are required to
Membership:                                        register for programs in advance.
Ongoing                                            Should you decide to join a course
All courses/programs:                              on the day it begins, please call
Monday December 11                                 ahead to confirm that the course is
                                                   running and there is space available.
                                                                                                       NEW & IMPROVED WEBSITE
How can I register?                                Select programs are transferable.                   FOR WINTER REGISTRATION
1- Register online at                              These are one time only events such
                                                   as a special event, lecture or concert.             Log onto
                                                   All holders of such a ticket must                   from your tablet, smartphone or
2- Call Registration 514.343.3510                  identify themselves to staff in order               computer to enjoy:
3- Register in person:                             to attend the function.                             ✓ Improved online registration for
   5700 Westbury Avenue,                                                                               membership and programs
                                                   How can I request a course refund?
   Montreal, Quebec H3W 3E8
                                                   Full refunds will be given only if a
                                                                                                       ✓ Easy to access information
                                                   course or program is cancelled by                   ✓ News updates
What are the registration office
                                                   the Cummings Centre. When you                       Questions? Please contact us at
                                                   withdraw from a course or program:        
Monday to Thursday
8:30 am – 3:30 pm and                                                                                  Happy surfing!
Friday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm                          events or workshops, on courses of two
                                                   sessions or less, on class extensions

                                                   or after the class has started.
Do I have to become a member?                                                                         When are the holiday closures?
The Cummings Centre is a                                                                              Christmas
                                                   cheque, a minimum of $5 is withheld
membership-based organization.                                                                        Monday, December 25
                                                   to cover administrative expenses.
All course registration requires an                                                                   New Year's
                                                   If you choose to leave your
updated 2018 membership.                                                                              Monday, January 1
                                                   payment in the system as a credit,
                                                   this fee is waived.                                Erev Passover
Can I bring or register as a guest?                                                                   Friday, March 30 (1 pm close)
Non-members can register as a                      to the first class, choice of 50%                  Passover
guest for designated events at the                 refund or 50% credit.                              Thursday, April 5 (2 pm close)
non-member rate.                                                                                      Friday, April 6

What are the membership fees?                      Is there parking?
An annual membership fee of $45                    The Cummings Centre offers
gives you access to the main campus                limited indoor parking at a cost of
and all off-site programs. A $25                   $5, available on a first-come, first-
membership fee gives you access                    served basis, Monday to Thursday
to one of the following off-campus                 8 am - 3:30 pm and Friday 8 am – 2 pm.
sites: Florida, West Island, Westmount,
Saint-Laurent or Chomedey. You can                 Is financial aid offered?
pay by cheque, cash, Visa,                         The Cummings Centre will not turn
Mastercard or debit card at our                    anyone away because of an inability                   STORMWATCH
Westbury location.                                 to pay. For more information call                     Listen to CJAD 800 Stormwatch
                                                   514.734.1762.                                         and 92.5 FM Storm Beat services
                                                                                                         for announcements regarding
                                                                                                         class cancellations or building
                                                                                                         closures due to inclement

The Cummings Centre reserves the right to make changes to any information contained in this publication. © 2017 ISSN 1488-9536 Volume 19, Issue 2

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The winter season kicks off with a myriad of ways to get your
heart pumping and your creative juices flowing. You can get out
and get social with our snowshoeing club, join our Q & A online
for The Dr. is In or, try your hand at acting, stained glass or
creative writing. Whatever your pleasure, there is so much to
experience and learn at the Cummings Centre keeping your
mind active and engaged!

02. WELCOME                         17. WELLNESS
04. DIRECTORY                       23. ADAPTED PROGRAMS
07. FINE ARTS                       28. FOUNDATION
09. CRAFTS                          30. SOCIAL ACTION
                                    30. SOCIAL SERVICES
  11. LANGUAGES                     FRENCH GUIDE (SEE REVERSE)
  13. GLOBAL AFFAIRS                  02. WEST ISLAND
  14. VIRTUAL LEARNING                04. SAINT-LAURENT
                                      05. WESTMOUNT
15. ARTS & CULTURE                    05. CHOMEDEY
  15. PERFORMING ARTS                 06. FLORIDA
16. SOCIAL & LEISURE                  08. OMBUDSMAN
ONLINE LEARNING Hear it from our members! Inside: Cummings Centre
FINE ARTS CLASSES                             As a long-time participant and
& PROGRAMS                                    governor, I am so proud to tell
                                              everyone I meet, whether in
PATRICIA KEHLER                               Montreal or my second home
514.734.1823                                  in Florida, about the Cummings
                                              Centre. The enthusiastic,
                                              creative and compassionate staff
                                              and volunteers welcome so many
                                              people from within the
FINE 259 / FINE 259-01                        community; it’s truly a special,
                                              unique place.
Experiment with non-traditional               - Lewis Cooper
methods and materials to spark
creative self-expression.
Wednesday Jan. 17 to March 21

Newsha Hamidi, BFA, MA
Wednesday Jan. 17 to March 21
                                                     CELEBRATE OUR

                                                                                                                                    PROGRAM | FINE ARTS
Newsha Hamidi, BFA, MA

FINE 243

Learn to paint your favourite subjects    FINE 242                                      FINE 268
in acrylics using photographic imagery
for inspiration. Individual guidance      ACRYLIC PAINTING –                            DRAWING – ALL LEVELS
provided.                                 THE BASICS                                    Acquire essential drawing techniques
Tuesday March 6 to 27                     Learn the fundamentals of painting with       such as proportion, line, shape, value
                                          acrylics. Colour mixing, blending, brushes,   and form. Basic materials included.
Sol Levinson                              painting surfaces as well as composition      Monday Jan. 15 to March 19
                                          and design will be covered.
                                          Monday Jan. 15 to March 19                    Donna Shvil, BFA
FINE 212 / FINE 212-01
                                                                                        FINE 201
Expand your skill set by learning how
to use acrylic mediums, textures and      FINE 2100 NEW
                                                                                        DRAWING THE PORTRAIT
gels while studying the work of artists                                                 Learn foundational drawing skills for
past and present.                         CHARCOAL SKETCHING                            rendering the portrait. Understand
Tuesday Jan. 9 to March 13                Discover the versatility of the charcoal      how to depict proportion, facial
                                          medium. Improve observation skills,           features and structure of the head.
Newsha Hamidi, BFA, MA                    develop expressive drawing techniques         Inspiration is derived from photographic
                                          and learn how to create harmony within        imagery, occasional models and
                                          your work. Basic materials included           your imagination.
Friday Jan. 12 to March 16
                                          Monday Feb. 5 to 26                           Monday Jan. 15 to March 19
Newsha Hamidi, BFA, MA
                                          Johanne Molaison, BFA                         Donna Shvil, BFA

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                            FINE ARTS CLASSES                        INTERGENERATIONAL
                            & PROGRAMS                               WORKSHOP
                                                                     Abstract painting for Little Hands-
                            CONTACT                                  A hands-on workshop which focuses
                            PATRICIA KEHLER                          on the freedom and joy of abstract
                            514.734.1823                             painting. Explore free mark-making
                                                                     while learning elements of art such
                                                                     as line and colour. Children must be
                                                                     accompanied by an adult. Materials
                                                                     and snacks included.
                                                                     Thursday March 8
                            FINE 227                                                                           FINE 296
                                                                     Newsha Hamidi, BFA, MA
                            DRY PASTEL - ALL LEVELS                                                            STAINED GLASS - INTRODUCTION
                            Create vibrant paintings in soft                                                   Learn how to cut glass and create
                            pastel. Cultivate ideas, build skills,   FINE 253                                  small projects. Kit fee $60.
                            explore techniques and nurture
                            artistic passion.                        PAINTING – INTER. / ADV.                  Wednesday Jan. 17 to March 21

                            Thursday Jan. 18 to March 22             Discover and express your unique          Nora Golic
                                                                     artistic vision under the guidance of
                            Harvey Segal                             the instructor.
                                                                     Tuesday Jan. 16 to March 20               FINE 222
            | FINESECTION

                                                                                                               STAINED GLASS - WORKSHOP

                            FINE 231 / FINE 231-01                   Rita Briansky
                                                                                                               Develop your personal projects
                            DRY PASTEL - INTERMEDIATE
        | IPSUM

                                                                                                               under the guidance of the instructor.
                            & ADVANCED                               FINE 298                                  Wednesday Jan. 17 to March 21

                            Achieve various effects with dry         SCULPTURE – CLAY

                                                                                                               Nora Golic
                            pastels while deriving creative
                            inspiration from diverse subject         Create expressive sculptures using
                            matter.                                  hand-building techniques. Fee
                                                                     includes basic glazes and firing.         FINE 270
                            Monday Jan. 8 to 29                      Clay available for purchase in class.
                                                                     Thursday Jan. 18 to March 22
                                                                                                               STUDIO PRACTICE - ADVANCED
                            Margaret Mankin, BFA                                                               Explore a variety of painting
                            -                                                                                  techniques and methods of application
                            Monday March 5 to 26                     Olga Maksimova                            including alla prima, underpainting
                                                                                                               and colour studies.
                            Margaret Mankin, BFA                                                               Tuesday Jan. 16 to March 20
                                                                     FINE 203 / FINE 204
                            FINE 226                                 SCULPTURE - STONE                         Donna Shvil, BFA

                            FLOWER CARD WORKSHOP                     Create a design in stone in three
                                                                     dimensions while developing               FINE 263
                            Design and create greeting cards
                                                                     techniques and sculpting skills.
                            using dried flowers. Materials
                                                                     A mask worn over the mouth and            WATERCOLOUR MAGIC
                                                                     nose is compulsory when stone             Express yourself by manipulating
                            Thursday Jan. 18 to March 22             carving. Power tools are not permitted.   and combining watercolour with
                                                                     Monday Jan. 8 to March 12                 other materials for captivating
                            Joan Barriere                                                                      results.
                                                                     Anne-Ingrid Helik                         Tuesday Jan. 16 to March 20
                                                                                                               Marilyn Green, BFA
                                                                     Tuesday Jan. 9 to March 13
                            Materials not included except
                                                                     Anne-Ingrid Helik
                            where indicated.

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CRA 2031 / CRA 2031-01
CRAFT CENTRE                           CROCHET - ALL LEVELS
COURSES                                Learn the art of crochet with Tatiana.
                                       Choose a project such as table
                                       runner, scarf or kippah.
RIVA FENSTER                           Thursday Feb. 1 to 22
                                       Tatiana Müeller
                                       Thursday March 1 to 22

                                       Tatiana Müeller
CRA 220                                                                         CRA 2020 / CRA 2020-01
                                       CRA 2019
BEADING TRENDS                                                                  KNIT HIVE - KNITTING
Create trendy jewellery with your
                                       JEWELLERY STUDIO - ADVANCED              ALL LEVELS
own bead collection either purchased   Share studio space and creative ideas
                                                                                Bring your own project and benefit
or handmade. Materials not included.   with advanced jewellers. No teacher.
                                                                                from the instructor's know-how and
Bilingual.                             Monday Jan. 22 and 29                    creativity.
Thursday Feb. 1 to 22                                                           Monday Feb. 5 to 26
Gaby Orbach, BA                                                                 Tatiana Müeller
                                       CRA 208-31 NEW                           Monday Mar. 5 to 26

                                                                                                                              PROGRAM | CRAFTS
CRA 2056 NEW
                                       POLYMER CLAY MOQUE GANE                  Tatiana Müeller
FELTED BEADS                           IMPRINT TECHNIQUE
Learn to create colorful beads using   Design unusual of polymer art
felting (roving) wool and beading      exploring pattern, colour and texture.
embellishments.                        Thursday Mar. 1 to 22
Thursday Jan. 18 and 25                                                              For Craft Courses
                                       Gaby Orbach, BA                                 at Cummings
Gaby Orbach, BA
                                                                                        West Island
                                                                                            See page 3
CRA 2049 / CRA 2049-01                                                                     Off-Site Insert
Experiment with different techniques
including faux fini painting and
decoupage. Materials included,                                                  HOLD THE DATE:
except for project piece. Coffee and
danish served.
Thursday Feb. 1 to 22                                                           STUDENT
Gaby Orbach, BA
                                                                                FINE ARTS
Thursday March 1 to 22
                                                                                & SALE
Gaby Orbach, BA

                                                                                Monday April 23
Materials not included except                                                   to Wednesday April 25
where indicated.

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COMP 269
                                 COMPUTERS                                  iPAD TIPS AND TRICKS
                                 & DIGITAL MEDIA                            Discover some of the features,
                                                                            shortcuts and tips to using your iPad.
                                 CONTACT                                    Get the most out of your device with
                                 LUNI BENDAYAN                              this how-to session for downloading
                                 514.734.1788                               “apps” from iTunes, managing
                                                                            photos and e-mails, as well as some
                                                                            quick tricks. Prerequisite: Basic iPAD
                                                                            knowledge. Bring your iPad.
                                                                            Wednesday Jan. 24 to Feb. 14
                                 Nina and Harry Hart                        Tammy Halpern
                                 Computer Learning Centre

                                 COMP 266                                   COMP 247                                      WHAT TECHNOLOGY WOULD
                                 iPHONE TIPS & TRICKS                       SELLING ONLINE                                YOU LIKE TO LEARN?
                                 iPhones are great at doing basic           Want to sell online? We will teach            Please share your tech skills
                                 things like making calls, sending text     you how to list your item or service          wish list with us so we can
                                 messages and checking e-mails but          on popular local and international            design workshops that meet
                                 they can do much more to automate          sites. Learn to write descriptions,           the needs of our members.
                                 our lives and make tasks easier. Learn     upload pictures, choose categories

                                 some essential tips and tricks to get      and manage the ad.                            Call Luni Bendayan at
            | IPSUM SECTION

                                 you started. Bring your iPhone.
                                                                            Tuesday Jan. 30 and Feb. 6
                                 Monday Jan. 22 to Feb. 12
                                                                            Tammy Halpern
        | CONTINUING

                                 Guy Vezina

                                                                          ENGAGING SPEAKERS

                                                                          FREE LECTURES FOR MEMBERS                                      FOR MEMBERS*
                                                                          EACH FRIDAY 10 - 11 AM
                                                                          Guests speakers present topics in their areas of expertise or interest,
                                                                          followed by lively discussions.
                                                                          Topics and speakers are announced monthly and are also available at

                                                                          TOPICS INCLUDE:
                                                                          Jan. 12 — The Canadianization of Canada, Linda Shway
                                                                          Jan. 19 — Influences of British Gardens, Pat Webster
                                                                          Jan. 26 — Linda Ruttenberg, Photographer: A 30 Year Passion
                                                                          Feb. 2 — Challenging the Stigma of Mental Health, Rosanna Magnone
                                                                          Feb. 9 — Artificial Intelligence & Music, Sherry Steinberg
                                                                          Feb. 16 — The Wonders of Brazil, Charlie Ellis
                                                                          For more information contact
                                                                          Erica Botner 514.734.1763.
                                                                          *Free for members with an updated 2018 membership.

LAN 214
LANGUAGES                              FRENCH – INTERMEDIATE
CONTACT                                Tuesday Jan. 23 to March 13
514.734.1788                           Ho Diep Therien, MA

                                       LAN 203
                                       HEBREW - ADVANCED BEGINNER*
                                       Monday Jan. 15 to March 5

LAN 210                                Bracha Kaufman

Monday Jan. 22 to March 12             LAN 204                                                     ONLINE
Ho Diep Therien, MA
                                       HEBREW - INTERMEDIATE
                                       Monday Jan. 15 to March 5
                                                                                                 BOOK CLUB
                                                                                          Virtual Learning now offers
                                       Bracha Kaufman                                              Book Club!

                                                                                                                                                 PROGRAM | CONTINUING EDUCATION
                                                                                                       See Page 14
*Continuation of fall course.

                                       LIT 106-01
BOOKS & WRITING                        CREATIVE WRITERS                                     “YOU’RE RIVETED THE ENTIRE TIME”
                                                                                                        – THE NEW YORK TIMES
CONTACT                                Stimulate your creative juices
LUNI BENDAYAN                          through writing exercises as well as
514.734.1788                           home-grown poetry and prose. The
                                       focus is to motivate, critique and
                                       enjoy the experience.
                                       Wednesday Jan. 10 to Aug. 29, 2018


                                       LIT 276
                                       WRITE ABOUT IT
                                       Be it a personal essay, creative
                                       fiction, poetry or any other writing
                                       genre, do it in a fun, stimulating and                       WRITTEN BY JORDAN HARRISON
                                                                                                      DIRECTED BY LISA RUBIN
                                       creative way.                                                                               2015
                                                                                                                               PULITZER ST
                                       Wednesday Jan. 24 to Feb. 28

                                       Suzanne Reisler-Litwin B.Ed, MA,                               FEB 25 > MAR 18, 2018
  BOOK CLUB                            Columnist, The Suburban
  Interested in joining a book club?
                                                                                                      TICKETS: 514.739.7944
  Contact Luni Bendayan                                                                            PRODUCTION SPONSOR

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                    BRIDGE & SOCIAL                             SUPERVISED BRIDGE
                    GAMES                                       Held at the
                                                                Shaare Zedek Congregation,
                    CONTACT                                     5305 Rosedale Ave.
                    LUNI BENDAYAN
                                                                Tuesday ongoing, resumes Jan. 16
                                                                Fred Hoffer
                                                                Held at the
                                                                Cummings Centre,
                                                                5700 Westbury Ave.

                    TWO GREAT OPTIONS                           Thursday ongoing, resumes Jan. 18
                    FOR BRIDGE PLAYERS.                         208
                                                                                                      HOB     CARDS                  FOR MEMBERS*
                                                                                                              AND GAMES
                    JOIN US FOR A FUN                           HOB 208
                                                                                                              SOCIAL BRIDGE, CARDS,
                    AFTERNOON WITH                              Have fun learning canasta with its
                                                                                                              KALUKI, MAH JONGG, CHESS
                                                                                                              AND SCRABBLE

                    LIGHT REFRESHMENTS.                         strategies and playing of the hand.
                                                                Both American and Canadian rules
                                                                                                              Monday – Friday: Varied Schedule

                                                                are taught.

                                                                Wednesday Jan. 24 to Feb. 14                *Free for members with an updated
                                                                                                            2018 membership.
                                                                Susan Wiltzer

                      BOOST YOUR MIND
                      I like to challenge myself so learning and playing bridge
                      at the Centre is not only good for the mind but provides a
                      wonderful way to socialize and be with people.
                      - Elvira Hood


GLOB 2101 NEW!                          GLOB 2105 NEW!                               FLA-201
2018 US RACE FOR                        RISE OF COMMUNISM                            NEWS & VIEWS HOLLYWOOD
CONGRESS                                Communism is the result of the               Learn about national and
The race is on for the 34 senators      Russian people's attempt to replace          international news of the day.
on The Senate and 450 Congressmen       the Czarist Regime which they hated.         Tuesday Jan. 30 to Feb. 27
in The House of Representatives.        Wednesday Jan. 31
Examine and understand the                                                           Temple Beth-El of Hollywood, 1351
importance of the mid-term              Ben Sperer                                   14th ave. Hollywood, Florida

                                                                                                                               PROGRAM | CONTINUING EDUCATION
elections.                                                                           Stan Nachfolger, MA
Thursday Jan. 11 & 18
                                        GLOB 2104 NEW!
Donald Cuccioletta, PhD, Historian                                                   FLA-210
                                        THE HISTORY OF ISTANBUL
                                        From Byzantium to Constantinople to          NEWS & VIEWS BOCA RATON
GLOB 2102 NEW!                          Istanbul, explore 3,000 years in the         Learn about national and
                                        life of a city that is still being visited   international news of the day.
                                                                                     Thursday Feb. 1 to March 1
Explore the triumphs and difficulties   Wednesday Feb. 7
of the Eastern European Jewish                                                       JARC, 21160 95th ave., Florida
immigrant coming to America             Ben Sperer                                   Stan Nachfolger, MA
through stories, film and song.
Thursday Jan. 11 to Feb. 1
                                        GLOB 2106 NEW!
Janie Repitz, MA
                                        HISTORY OF TURKEY
                                        Join us for a historical overview of
GLOB 2103 NEW!                          Turkey from the 11th century to
                                        present day. Special mention is
LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL                   made of Jewish life in Turkey.
What happened to the 10 tribes of       Wednesday Feb. 28
Israel exiled by the Assyrians in
722 BCE? History, genetics and          Ben Sperer
legends have fascinated the world.
Explore some of the theories about                                                      EXPLORE HISTORY
the surprising places where they can
be found today.                                                                          AT CUMMINGS
Tuesday Jan. 23 to Feb. 6

David Bensoussan, PhD

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VIRTUAL LEARNING                                           Virtual Learning
                             PROGRAM                                                    For adults 50+

                             ERICA BOTNER                                    Funded by the
                             514.734.1763                                    Leonard Albert Family Foundation

                             VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM
                             Participate in Cummings Centre lectures, events and discussion groups from
                             the comfort of your own home. Here are the various ways you can participate:

                             VLP-200 FREE FOR MEMBERS

                             VIDEO LIBRARY                                                                                          FREE
                             Watch Friday lectures and recorded videos of past Cummings Centre lectures and events            FOR MEMBERS*
                             from experts in the field. Topics include health and wellness, music and art appreciation,

                             global affairs and tales and travel. Check it out at:

                             INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS:
                             Participate in self-directed peer to peer discussion groups on a variety of topics.
                             See courses below.

                                                                                                                             VLP-201 NEW!
                                                                            VLP-204 / VLP-204-01 / VLP-204-02 / VLP-204-03
                                                                            NEW!                                             BOOK CLUB
                                                                            THE DOCTOR                                       Meet online with a group of people to
                                                                                                                             discuss books and express opinions,
                                                                                                                             likes, dislikes, etc. in a fun, relaxed and

                                                                            IS IN!
                                                                            A three-part series designed to
                                                                                                                             interactive setting. Meets monthly
                                                                            answer your questions in real time,              Jenny Fitzgerald, Editor, mom, wife
                                                                            from the comfort of your own home.               $25 year / $10 season
                                                                            This semester features a
                                                                            Pharmacist, a Sexologist and a
                                                                            Rheumatologist. Live presentations
                                                                                                                               VLP-200-01 NEW!
                                                                            via videoconference
                                                                            followed by Q&A.                                   VIRTUAL LEARNING DEMO:
                                                                            Jan. 22 - Aylon Wisbaum, Pharmacist                HOW IT WORKS
                                                                            Feb. 19 - Michael Starr, Rheumatologist
                                                                                                                               Come and learn how you can
                                                                            Mar. 19 - Irv Binik, Sex Therapist
                                                                                                                               participate in the virtual learning
                                                                            Mondays                                            program.
                                                                            7 - 8 pm                                           Thursday Jan. 18
                                                                            $15 series / $5 per session

                             *Free for members with an updated 2018 membership.

14                           CUMMINGS CENTRE                                                                                   PROGRAMS — PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                           PERFORMING— ARTS & CULTURE
PER 200
PERFORMING                           CHOIR – SING-ALONG
ARTS                                 The Cummings Centre Choir
                                     performs songs in English, Yiddish,
CONTACT                              Hebrew, French and Russian.
MICHELLE LANDER                      Performances include concerts
514.734.1748                         throughout the city. Audience
                                     welcome at rehearsals. New
                                     members welcome.
                                     Friday Jan. 5 to March 30

PER 201
                                                                            PER 211
Join the Cummings Centre Band as
                                     PER 202
                                                                            CUMMINGS THEATRE
a budding or accomplished musician   ROCK ‘N SOUL CHOIR                     Welcome to the wonderful world of
for the opportunity to meet others   Love to sing? Join our Rock ‘n Soul    “make believe.” Discover
and perform in concerts. Audience    Choir. Perform hit songs from the      various acting techniques and styles
welcome at rehearsals.               60’s and 70’s under professional       through warm-ups and acting exer-
                                     musical direction. Learn to sing       cises. Then plunge into the theatrical
Wednesday Jan. 3 to March 28
                                     melodies and harmonies that made       worlds of comedy, tragedy, storytell-
                                     rock ‘n roll history. No experience    ing, improvisation and mime.

                                                                                                                         PROGRAM | ARTS & CULTURE
Joelle Selby
                                     required but energy and enthusiasm     Wednesday Jan. 10 to Feb. 14
                                     definitely are.
                                     Wednesday Jan. 17 to March 14          Jacqueline Van de Geer

                                     Suzu Enns, D. Mus.

MUSIC                                MUSIC                                  MART 2011 NEW!

APPRECIATION                         APPRECIATION                           ROMEO AND JULIET IN MUSIC
                                                                            Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has
CONTACT                              WITH ROBERT MARKOW                     stirred countless composers to set
MICHELLE LANDER                                                             this timeless story to music. Find
514.734.1748                                                                out how Berlioz, Prokofiev, Gounod,
                                     MART 2010 NEW!                         Tchaikovsky, Bellini, and others
                                     THE OPERAS OF PUCCINI                  responded to the joy, passion, anxiety,
                                                                            and heartbreak in Shakespeare’s
                                     Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Turandot,     masterpiece. Just the ticket for
                                     and La Bohème rank among the most      Valentine’s Day!
                                     cherished operas in the repertory.
                                                                            Wednesday February 14
                                     Come find out why, or renew your
                                     familiarity with these masterpieces
                                     infused with local color, magical
            WHERE                    melodies and stirring action
                                     sequences. Discover some of the
                                                                            Robert Markow

          WORDS FAIL,                fascinating byways of Puccini’s
                                     output as well in deserving pieces
          MUSIC TAKES                you might otherwise have overlooked.

             OVER                    Wednesday January 10

                                     Robert Markow

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LEISURE -                                  SOCIAL CLUBS
                           SOCIAL GROUPS                              Clubs meet weekday afternoons,
                                                                      September through June, to
                                                                      provide educational, recreational
                           CONTACT                                    and social activities.*
                           LUNI BENDAYAN                              Registration is ongoing throughout
                           514.734.1788                               the year. Membership required.

                                                                      SHALOM CIRCLE
                                                                      Social club where members are en-
                                                                      couraged to participate in the programs
                                                                      offered on a weekly basis, including
                           ACTIVE SINGLE WOMEN
                           We are looking to start a new social
                                                                      speakers, entertainment and discussion.
                                                                      Tuesday                                   TRAVEL CLUB
                                                                      Leader: Marge Cracower                    IMAGINE A NEW AND
                           group for active single women. If
                                                                                                                EFFORTLESS WAY TO TRAVEL
                           you are interested in helping and
                                                                                                                See exciting destinations - without
                           participating, contact Luni Bendayan
                           at 514.734.1788.
                                                                      RUSSIAN SENIORS                           the hassle of planning the entire trip
                                                                      A weekly gathering, featuring             yourself. Our trips are known for
                                                                      entertainment, music and Russian          being inclusive, warm and welcoming
                                                                      culture.                                  and reasonably priced for both solo
                           SHOLEM SHTERN YIDDISH                      Thursday
                                                                                                                and couple participants. Stay tuned
                           CULTURAL AND SOCIAL GROUP                  Leader: Ella Bazlov
                                                                                                                for our exciting Spring/Summer trips.

                           Discuss Yiddish culture and literature                                               For more information contact
            | LEISURE

                                                                                                                Erica Botner at
                           in an informal group atmosphere.
        | IPSUM

                                                                                                                or 514.734.1763.
                           Leader: Boris Sela                         Social club with games and snacks.
                                                                      Meets weekly in Chomedey.                 TRAVEL ACTIVITY LEVELS

                                                                      Tuesday                                   Level 1 – Relaxed

                           WSG 200                                    Leader: Claire Nudel                      Level 2 – Moderate
                                                                                                                Level 3 – Active
                           WIDOWS’ AND WIDOWERS’
                           SUPPORT GROUP
                           You are not alone. This program is                                                   TRIP 270 NEW!
                           a joint initiative by the Program and
                           Social Services Departments.                                                         CABANE À SUCRE
                           Monday Jan. 15 to March 12
                                                                                                                & SLEIGH RIDE
                           Leader: Corrie Sirota, MSW, PSW                                                      Visit a sugar shack in the heart
                                                                                                                of the countryside and experience
                                                                                                                a traditional sugar shack meal
                           CHOM 137                                                                             (vegetarian option) at the
                           STITCH ’N BITCH                                                                      rustic and charming Auberge
                                                                                                                Handfield Maplery. After lunch,
                           Learn how to knit or crochet. Enjoy                                                  participate in a traditional sleigh
                           a friendly, relaxing afternoon. Work                                                 ride and see where the maple
                           on personal or community projects.                                                   trees are tapped. You can even
                           Full year program. Meets weekly in                                                   bring a taste of the Maplery
                           Chomedey.                                                                            home as many of the products
                           Monday                                                                               are available for sale on site.
                           Leader: Louise Tremblay                                                              Tuesday March 27
                                                                                                                Departure: 10 am          MODERATE
                                                                                                                $70 member /              ACTIVITY
                                                                                                                $105 guest
                           *No charge to join club unless indicated

16                         CUMMINGS CENTRE                                                                        PROGRAMS — PERFORMING
                                                                                                                                        ARTS &— CULTURE
THE WELLNESS CENTRE                                                                       WELLNESS POLICY
The programming at the Wellness Centre emphasizes fitness that is functional, fun         A fitness assessment is mandatory,
and related to everyday movement. The Wellness Centre is uniquely designed for            at a nominal fee of $20, for anyone
the adult 50 years and older, keeping in mind that overall health and well-being is       who wishes to participate in wellness
physical as well as mental. Small classes, personal attention and monitoring set us       programs and activities.
apart. Individual programs developed by the Centre’s professionals emphasize brain
health, physical movement, strength, balance, posture and flexibility. The focus is       In some cases, codes for wellness
on empowering and maintaining general health and enhanced quality of life as well as      classes are not listed because our
prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, back and joint problems and fall prevention.   professionals work with you to find
                                                                                          the best class to fit your needs and
"Exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic, independent and healthy as you         interests.
age. You must keep your body fit if you want to be able to enjoy other aspects
of your busy life," says Annette Vezina, Program Manager, Wellness Centre. The
Wellness Centre has a wide array of classes and specialized gym programs that will
help you attain your fitness goals.

Sponsored in part by the Maurice Gross Family Foundation

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                           FITNESS                                  Keep the mind sharp and the heart
                           CONTACT                                  strong with this energy boosting
                           ANNETTE VÉZINA                           class! The aerobic section of the
                           514.734.1782                             class will surely get your heart
                                                                    pumping. Includes mat work,
                                                                    weighted balls, bars, kettle bells and
                                                                    balance pads.
                                                                    Tues & Thurs Jan. 9 to March 27

                           MOVE AND GROOVE!                         CHAIR AEROBICS                              MORNING CARDIO
                                                                                                                Improve cardio health, posture,
                           AEROBIC DANCE                            All exercises are performed seated
                                                                    in a chair and include movements            balance and whole body strength.
                                                                                                                A great workout for the brain as well.
                           CLASSES                                  that improve coordination,
                                                                    flexibility, posture and mobility.          Includes mat work, weighted balls,
                                                                                                                bars, kettle bells and balance pads.
                           These fun-filled aerobic classes         Tues & Thurs Jan. 9 to March 27
                           will leave you energized for the                                                     Tues & Thurs Jan. 9 to March 27
                           day! Improve strength, cardio
                           endurance, posture, balance,
                           stability and brain function while

                                                                    WEL 2050
                           engaging in fun cardio dance
            | WELLNESS

                           steps, functional muscular               GROOVE!                                     WEL 234
                           conditioning and stretches.              GROOVE is a simple and refreshing           ZUMBA!
        | IPSUM

                                                                    dance workout which will get you in         An aerobic class that feels like a

                                                                    touch with your body. Each song has         party! Experience a very dynamic,
                           AQUA FITNESS                             very simple steps that you dance in         exotic and powerful feeling as you

                                                                    your own unique way. Everyone can           flow and move to Latin and world
                           This stimulating workout challenges
                                                                    do it!                                      music!
                           all muscle groups using water and
                           water dumbbells as resistance. Ideal     Monday Jan. 8 to March 19                   Monday Jan. 8 to March 26
                           for participants who are overweight
                           or suffer from arthritis. YM-YWHA,       Diane Dupuis
                           5400 Westbury Avenue.
                           Tues & Thurs Jan. 9 to August 31, 2018
                                                                    WEL 2055 NEW!
                                                                    DANCE FITNESS                                   BETTER BALANCED AND
                                                                    Dancing is a great way to get and
                           CARDIO DANCE                             stay fit. Join Maryse in this fun- filled       FUNCTIONALLY FIT
                           Simple yet stimulating cardiovascular    class that will keep you moving                 This class will target strength
                           aerobic dance and step exercises are     while exposing you to various dance             building, balance improvement
                           followed by balance training, strength   genres.                                         and aerobic endurance. This
                           and posture exercises, as well as                                                        group fitness class will provide
                                                                    Tuesday Jan. 9 to March 13                      you with variety of movement,
                           relaxing stretches done seated.
                                                                                                                    motivation, support and fun in
                           Mon & Wed Jan. 8 to March 26             Maryse Loiselle                                 a gym setting.
                                                                                                                    Tuesday & Thursday Jan. 9
                                                                                                                    to March 27
                                                                                                                    11:15 am – 12:15 pm

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FITNESS                              Pilates makes you acutely in tune with
                                     your body by emphasizing proper
                                     breathing and correct spinal and
                                     pelvic alignment. Pilates elongates and
                                     strengthens, improving muscle elasticity
                                     and joint mobility. A body with balanced
                                     strength and flexibility is less likely to be

                                     Group A –
                                     Mon & Wed Jan. 8 to March 26

SHAPE & ALIGN!                       —
                                     Group B –
YOGA AND PILATES                     Tues & Thurs Jan. 9 to March 27
                                                                                          For Fitness Courses
                                                                                           in the West Island
CLASSES                              —
                                     Evening –                                             and Saint-Laurent
                                     Mon & Wed Jan. 8 to March 26                          See Off-Site Insert

Yoga creates strength, awareness
and harmony in the mind, body
and soul. Practice simple Yoga

                                                                                                                             PROGRAM | WELLNESS
moves and postures, and learn
basic breathing and relaxation
techniques. Improve sleep, relieve
tension and boost energy levels.
Excellent for improving balance.

Thurs Jan. 11 to March 22

Wed Jan. 10 to March 21                      YOUR DAY
                                              FEEL THE BENEFITS
YOGA - INTERMEDIATE                           I have been cross-country skiing with the outdoors club
Tues & Thurs Jan. 9 to March 27               since my retirement over 15 years ago and I am happy to say
                                              that I am not the only one of a ‘certain age’ participating!
                                              When I am not out on the trails, I am in the workout studio.
                                              The trainers are amazing, and there is a wonderful mix
                                              of younger and older participants.

                                              - Doreen Miller

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                           ANNETTE VÉZINA

                           BALANCE DOESN’T                             POSTURE & BALANCE TRAINING
                                                                       While posture is an often neglected
                                                                                                               TRIM, TONE & BUILD
                           JUST HAPPEN –                               part of physical training programs,
                                                                       it provides a myriad of benefits and
                                                                                                               BONE – STRENGTHENING
                           EXERCISES TO                                can boost both your physiological
                                                                       functions and your confidence.
                           IMPROVE STABILITY                           This class will focus on muscular
                                                                       conditioning as well as specific
                                                                                                               Muscular conditioning is essential
                                                                                                               in order to maintain muscle mass

                           & MOBILITY                                  exercises for improving posture and
                                                                                                               and strength, improve bone health,
                                                                                                               posture and balance. This class
                                                                                                               will focus on full body exercises
                                                                       Mon & Wed Jan. 8 to March 26            where light to medium resistance

                           BALANCE & MOBILITY                                                                  is used to challenge muscles
            | WELLNESS

                           TRAINING                                                                            in order to improve overall
                                                                                                               conditioning and functional
        | IPSUM

                           Improve your overall strength,              WEL 2045                                strength. This class is structured
                           coordination, mobility, agility and                                                 to accommodate a beginner to

                           balance through exercises that              AIKI-FORM                               intermediate level clientele.

                           work all muscle groups. Gain                The key elements taught in
                           self-confidence and increase                Aiki-Form are breathing, balance,
                           mobility so that daily activities can       intention and harmony of movement.
                                                                                                               TOTAL STRENGTH - BEGINNER
                           be done with ease and energy.               Practice relaxed, centered, defensive   NO MAT WORK
                                                                       movements with a partner. Learn to      This muscular conditioning class is
                           Group A –                                   avoid an attack by creating power
                           Mon & Wed Jan. 8 to March 26                                                        structured to accommodate a beginner
                                                                       with breathing and body movement.       to intermediate level clientele.
                           —                                           Friday Jan. 12 to March 23
                                                                                                               Tues & Thurs Jan. 9 to March 27
                           Group B –
                           Mon & Wed Jan. 8 to March 26                Self-defense

                                                                       Level 1
                                                                                                               TOTAL STRENGTH –
                           ADPF 2046
                                                                       WEL 204
                                                                                                               INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED
                           MOVE TO MUSIC FOR MOBILITY                                                          WITH MAT WORK
                                                                       TAI CHI                                 This muscular conditioning class
                           Dancing improves a variety of physical
                                                                       Develop strength, balance and           incorporates more dynamic
                           functions such as coordination,             coordination. Improve mental focus      movements geared to an intermediate
                           agility, flexibility, balance and spatial   and agility. Movements flow with        to advanced level clientele.
                           awareness. Under the supervision of         grace and fluidity.
                           a qualified dance expert, learn basic                                               Mon & Wed Jan. 8 to March 26
                           dance steps that will help increase and     Thursday Jan. 11 to March 22
                           improve compromised mobility.
                                                                       Andrew Dearlove,
                           Friday Jan. 12 to March 23
                                                                       Master Tai Chi Instructor
                           Maryse Loiselle, BSc.

20                         CUMMINGS CENTRE                                                                                      PROGRAMS — WELLNESS

                                          WEL 260 / WEL 261 / WEL 262
                                          CROSS-COUNTRY SKI AND
A retired registered nurse will be on
                                          SNOWSHOEING CLUB
duty to take your blood pressure and      Make the most of the cold Winter months and join this outdoor activity
answer your questions. FREE!              group! Cross-country skiers and snowshoers meet on Fridays and head
Tuesday                                   to destinations such as Gailuron, Val-David, Ste-Agathe and L'Esterel.
10:30 am – 12 pm                          The registration fee includes bus transportation, but excludes park
No appointment necessary                  entrance fees ($8 - $16).
Room 002                                  Outings will begin on January 12, weather and conditions permitting.

                                                                                                                          PROGRAM | WELLNESS
                                          8 am - 4 pm
                                          PAYMENT OPTIONS:
                                          $112 for 6 outings
                                          $82 for 4 outings
                                          $66 for 3 outings

                                                                                CUMMINGS CENTRE
                                                                    Members     LA BOUTIQUE
                                                                    10% off*
                                                                                ALL NEW MERCHANDISE!
WEL 2044
                                                                                Mon - Thurs: 9:30 am - 4 pm
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN                                                                Fri: 9:30 am – 12 pm
Brain plasticity means that it is never
too late to learn new information,                                              Support Cummings Centre
change thought processes and                                                    Programs
boost brain power. Challenge your
processing speed, logical reasoning,                                            5700 Westbury Ave.
memory and other cognitive skills                                               For more information call
by taking part in fun, yet challenging                                          514.342.1234
brainteaser exercises.
Tuesday Jan. 16 to Feb. 13
                                                                                *Member discount the first
                                                                                 Monday of every month
Annette Vézina, BSc.

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                           ANNETTE VÉZINA

                           FUNCTIONAL CIRCUIT TRAINING

                           WORKOUT STUDIO
            | WELLNESS

                           Train smarter, not harder. Let our newly updated Workout Studio help you
                           improve overall cardiovascular health, muscle strength, balance, posture
        | IPSUM

                           and agility by working through a series of functional training stations.

                           By performing these functional exercises, you will be mimicking movement

                           that you do out in the real world, thereby reaping full body benefits.
                           A fitness assessment is mandatory at a fee of $20 for anyone who wishes to
                           participate in the Workout Studio program.

                              HOURS OF OPERATION
                              Monday to Thursday 8 am – 4 pm
                              Friday 8 am – 12 pm
                              Days and times by appointments
                                                                                                        This service is designed to
                              FEES                                                                      help individuals who may
                              $250 for full year, pro-rated at time of registration                     need one-to-one support
                              Workout Studio registration is an annual fee for the year                 throughout their workout.
                              ending in August 2018.                                                    Rates apply.
                              Payable in full or with cheques dated:
                                                                                                        For more information
                              January, April 1 and June 15, 2018.
                                                                                                        contact Annette Vézina
                              A multiple use card is available for the workout studio allowing you      514.734.1782.
                              15 sessions for $85. Valid for one year from the purchase date.

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  Participating in the Adapted Programs brings so many
  of us dealing with difficult diagnoses out of isolation.
  I exercise in the gym alongside a dance and drum class.
  The conditioning allows me to function better on a
  daily basis. Cummings is a life-saving place –many of
  us would be lost without it.

  - Denise Cymerman

                                                                                                                          ADAPTED PROGRAMS
Everyone needs a helping hand when recovering from surgery or adjusting         ADP 220
to life with a long-term condition. The Adapted Exercise Clinic is more than
a rehab facility – it is a place where individuals exercise together, laugh     ART CLASSES
together and share ideas. “There is a place for everyone at the Cummings        (Parkinson’s, MS, Post Stroke/Rehab)
Centre,” says Maria Fragapane, Program Manager.                                 Explore various art media such as
                                                                                paint, pastel and mixed media to
For over 15 years Adapted Program participants have continued to train and      encourage creative expression as
improve whether following a stroke, progressive neuromuscular disorders         part of the recovery process.
(Parkinson’s disease, MS) or from other health challenges. Successful reha-     Materials included.
bilitation comes from exercising body and mind and the Cummings Centre
provides so many opportunities to do just that.                                 Thursday Jan. 18 to March 22

Unique offerings such as adapted boxing and sailing complement a full           Caroline Steele, BFA
roster of innovative programming. Lecture series highlight relevant and         Funded by the Fels Family
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 Stefani Novick,
Program Manager. “They create a unique link of seniors helping seniors.”

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ADP 200
                   ADAPTED PROGRAMS                         SING ME YOUR STORY
                                                            (Post-Stroke, Aphasia)
                   STEFANI NOVICK                           Includes music and vocal elements
                   514.734.1819                             to encourage personal expression.
                                                            Targets issues of sequencing and
                                                            short-term memory.
                                                            Monday Jan. 8 to April 3

                                                            Victoria McNeil, MTA

                                                            ADP 2050
                   BOXING                                   COMMUNICATION SUPPORT                    WSG 200
                   This high energy class focuses on
                   coordination and balance and
                                                            FOR APHASIA                              WIDOWS’ AND WIDOWERS’
                   includes integration of both upper       Regain the confidence to interact with   SUPPORT GROUP
                   and lower body exercises. Warm up,       others. This social program includes     You are not alone. This program is
                   breathing technique and proprioceptive   activities that encourage conversation   for individuals who are navigating the
                                                            and communication. Bilingual.            grief process.
                   training are emphasized. Led by
                   Jessy Thompson.                          Tuesday Jan. 9 to March 27               Monday Jan. 15 to March 12
                   Tuesday Jan. 9 to March 27               Victoria McNeil, MTA ADP 2051            Corrie Sirota, MSW, PSW
                   Grant Brothers Boxing
                   2101 TransCanada Highway, Dorval
                                                            SUPPORTED CONVERSATION

                                                                                                     ADP 268
                   Friday Jan. 5 to March 23
                                                            AND SOCIAL PROGRAM FOR                   SUPPORT GROUP FOR
                                                            APHASIA                                  CAREGIVERS FOR INDIVIDUALS
                   Cummings 5700 Westbury Ave.              Join in the discussion and practice      WITH APHASIA
                   —                                        strategies for communication and         For individuals caring for a loved one
                   Tuesday and Friday Sept. 8 to Dec. 22    self-expression in a supportive and      with aphasia. Cummings West, 96
                                                            social environment. Cummings West,       Roger Pilon, DDO.
                                                            96 Roger Pilon, DDO.
                                                                                                     Tuesday Jan. 30 to March 28
                                                            Wednesday Jan. 17 to March 28
                   ADP 203                                                                           Maureen Stafford
                                                            Ariana Fraid
                   (Dystonia, Parkinson’s, Ataxia and
                   other movement disorders)
                   Improve voice projection and
                                                            SUPPORT GROUPS                           ADP 285-01 / ADP 285-02 / ADP 285-03
                                                                                                     SUPPORT GROUPS FOR
                                                            ADP 264
                   flexibility in this innovative program                                            INDIVIDUALS WITH
                   that features both music and
                   movement. Focus on vocal, breathing,
                                                            CAREGIVER'S SUPPORT GROUP                PARKINSON’S DISEASE
                   swallowing and percussive exercises      Explore issues seminal to those          Offered in partnership with Parkinson’s
                    to improve balance, coordination        caring for a loved one with a chronic    Canada. Relaxed and welcoming
                                                            or long-term illness.                    environment. Led by Hélène Deutsh.
                   and proprioception in a highly
                   social setting.                          Monday Jan. 15 to March 12               SECTION A - Cummings Centre
                   Wednesday Jan. 10 to March 27                                                     Tuesday Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Mar. 13
                                                            Corrie Sirota, MSW, PSW
                   Victoria McNeil, MTA                                                              —
                                                               PARKINSON’S DISEASE                   SECTION B - Cummings West, DDO
                                                                                                     Thursday Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15
                   Monday Jan. 8 to March 26
                                                               PUBLIC LECTURE
                   Cummings West, 96 Roger Pilon, DDO          In Partnership with                   —
                   Shalini Persaud, MTA                        Parkinson Canada                      SECTION C - Laval
                                                               Tuesday April 10
                                                                                                     Jewish Rehab Hospital,
                                                                                                     3205 Place Alton Goldbloom
24                 CUMMINGS CENTRE                                                                                                ADAPTED PROGRAMS
DRUM, DANCE & SING                          ADPF 2046

CLINIC                                 Combines rhythmical drumming
                                       and movement, postural
                                                                                   Dancing improves a variety of physical
                                                                                   functions such as coordination,
CONTACT                                                                            agility, flexibility, balance and spatial
                                       exercises and singing to improve
MARIA FRAGAPANE                                                                    awareness. Under the supervision of
                                       voice projection.                           a qualified dance expert, learn basic
                                                                                   dance steps that will help increase and
                                                                                   improve compromised mobility.
                                       MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS                          Friday Jan. 12 to March 23
                                       EXERCISE CLASS                              Maryse Loiselle, BSc.
ADAPTED                                Focus on improving fitness and
                                       function by incorporating
EXERCISE CLINIC                        cardiovascular training with core
                                       strengthening and overall body
                                                                                   PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Our expanded Adapted Exercise
                                       conditioning.                               EXERCISE CLASS
Clinic features a cardiovascular
                                                                                   Designed to improve the quality of
conditioning facility and a                                                        life of individuals with Parkinson’s
specialized training room. In order
to participate in these classes, all   ORTHOPEDIC EXERCISE CLASS                   disease. Combines cardiovascular
                                                                                   training with boxing, balance and
participants must be able to stand     Designed for the frailer senior who         task-specific exercises.
and walk on their own (assistive       wants a total body workout in a
devices permitted) and comprehend      small, supervised class setting.
verbal and visual instructions.                                                    POST-STROKE EXERCISE CLASS

                                                                                                                               ADAPTED PROGRAMS
                                                                                   A post-rehab class to provide a
                                                                                   functional type of workout focused
FITNESS SESSION DATES                                                              on retraining the weakened side of
Winter 2018 -                                                                      the body.

COURSE                                   DAY             TIME                                                        FEE
DRUM, DANCE & SING                       Friday          12 – 1 p.m.                                                $66
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS                       Tue/Thu         10:15 – 11:15 a.m.                                         $156
ORTHOPEDIC A                             Mon/Wed         10:15 – 11:15 a.m.                                         $156
ORTHOPEDIC B                             Mon/Wed         1:30 – 2:30 p.m.                                           $156
ORTHOPEDIC C                             Mon/Wed         10:15 – 11:15 a.m.                                         $156
ORTHOPEDIC D                             Tue/Thu         9 – 10 a.m.                                                $156
PARKINSON’S A                            Mon/Wed         12:25 – 1:25 p.m.                                          $156
PARKINSON’S B                            Tue/Thu         12:25 – 1:25 p.m.                                          $156
PARKINSON’S C                            Tue/Thu         10:15 – 11:15 a.m.                                         $156
PARKINSON’S D                            Mon/Wed         12:25 – 1:25 p.m.                                          $156
PARKINSON’S E                            Tue/Thu         1:30 – 2:30 p.m.                                           $156
PARKINSON’S F                            Tue/Thu         4 – 5 p.m.                                                 $156
PARKINSON’S G                            Mon/Wed         1:30 – 2:30 p.m.                                           $156
PARKINSON’S H                            Mon/Wed         4 – 5 p.m.                                                 $156
PARKINSON’S I                            Tue/Thu         4 – 5 p.m.                                                 $156
POST – STROKE A                          Mon/Wed         11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.                                    $156
POST – STROKE B                          Mon/Wed         2:45 – 3:45 p.m.                                           $156
POST – STROKE C                          Tue/Thu         11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.                                    $156
POST – STROKE D                          Tue/Thu         1:30 – 2:30 p.m.                                           $156
POST – STROKE E                          Tue/Thu         2:45 – 3:45 p.m.                                           $156
POST – STROKE F                          Mon/Wed         11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.                                    $156
POST – STROKE G                          Tue/Thu         12:25 – 1:25 p.m.                                          $156
POST – STROKE H                          Tue/Thu         11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.                                    $156
POST – STROKE I                          Mon/Wed         2:45 – 3:45 p.m.                                           $156

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            SERVICES                         99 WAYS TO MAKE
            LYNN GORDON
                                             AN IMPACT
                                             The impact our volunteers make on a daily basis can be seen on the smiling
                                             faces of the people with whom they interact. Their contribution is felt and
                                             seen in so many areas. Significant strides in the adapted exercise gym, funds
                                             raised to ensure our continued delivery of services to those in need, strategic
                                             decisions thrusting our Agency to the forefront of innovation for the 50+
                                             population are all due to the dedication of our volunteers. Bonds are made
                                             through support and genuine sharing whether welcoming someone at the
                                             door, assisting in the Tech Lounge or serving a meal.
                                             "Our Cummings Centre volunteers are outstanding individuals making a
                                             remarkable impact," says Lynn Gordon, Director of Volunteer Services.
                                             "Our volunteers inspire us with their passion and commitment. We hope you
                                             will join our team of volunteers and see how you too can make an impact.
                                             Whether big or small, each impact matters and does make a difference."

                                                                             SHOW YOU CARE
                                                                             Delivering Meals-on-Wheels has become a family
                                                                             tradition as my father was on the team. We even
                                                                             worked together on several occasions. We are not
                                                                             only delivering hearty meals to many people who
                                                                             just can’t get out, especially in the winter months,
                                                                             but we provide much needed social contact and
                                                                             they appreciate our efforts so much.

                                                                             - Marcy Bruck

VOLUNTEER                                                               CHALLENGE YOUR SKILL-SET
     SERVICES                                  DISCOVER
                                             HOW YOU CAN
     LYNN GORDON                               MAKE AN

                                      LOOKING TO SHARE
                                      YOUR TIME THIS
                                      We are looking for:                    TECH SUPPORT
                                                                             With my accounting background
                                       and Drivers
                                                                             and computer skills, I felt I could
                                                                             help by volunteering in the Tech
                                                                             Lounge and add a business
                                                                             dimension in my role on the
                                                                             Information Resource Technology
                                                                             Lay Committee. While my wife
                                                                             volunteers in the Shalom Circle
                                                                             group, I work in the Tech Lounge
                                                                             updating the computers and

                                      IT’S YOUR TIME TO                      teaching members a variety of skills
                                                                             from navigating Skype to ordering
                                      SPEND THE WAY                          products online. I am continually
                                                                             challenged and there is so much
                                      YOU WANT                               satisfaction knowing I can solve a
                                                                             problem for someone.
                                      We offer flexible scheduling
                                      to meet your needs with seasonal,      - Morris Weinstock
                                      short term or ongoing opportunities.
                                      Let us help you find the right
                                      volunteer position.

     OPPORTUNITIES!                   FOR YOURSELF…

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             CATHY SIMONS

                                             CUMMINGS J EWISH CENTRE
                                             FOR SENIORS (CJ CS) FOUNDATION
                                             THE POWER OF INSPIRED GIVING
                                             Seniors are the largest growing population in Canada. The need has
                                             never been greater.


                                             The CJCS Foundation raises funds to enrich and safeguard the quality of life
                                             for the growing senior population served by the Cummings Centre. Your gift
                       TODAY!                helps ensure that an affordable safety net of services and programs that
                                             nurture the body and spirit will continue for generations to come.

                                             For us, and for our donors, it means ensuring our community’s most vulnerable -
                                             our seniors - are always protected while enjoying an enhanced quality of life.

                                             To discuss how you can help, please contact Cathy Simons, Foundation Executive
                                             Director at 514.734.1777, or via e-mail at

                                             PROMISES FOR THE FUTURE
                                             A simple will bequest of any amount or percentage of your estate, is the
                                             easiest and most flexible way to plan your gift without impacting your lifestyle
                                             or plans with your family.
                                             Whatever you choose, we will work with you to ensure your wishes are
                                             respected and carried out according to your vision.

                                             For more information, contact Cathy Simons, Foundation Executive Director
                                             at 514.734.1777 or

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                          As Chanukah approaches it is important that we remember our seniors, many
9:30 AM                   of whom are alone and isolated. Light up the lives of our seniors by making a
For information contact   year-end tax-deductible donation to the CJCS Foundation. With your support
Susan Rozansky            we can ensure that our seniors will have a joyous Chanukah.
                          To donate call 514.734.1825 before December 31 and benefit from a 2017
                          tax receipt.

                                 THE FOUNDATION
                                   IT'S VERY REWARDING
                                   It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to help fund services
                                   for our expanding senior population.

                                   - David Oberman

SOCIAL                                    ENHANCE YOUR INDEPENDENCE
                  CONTACT US
                                                            SOCIAL SERVICES
                                                            We all struggle with the reality of aging, whether for ourselves or our loved
                                                            ones. We’re worried about the challenges we will face in the future or those
                                                            we are already facing today.
                                                            We don’t like the thought of losing our independence. When we experience
                                                            difficulty getting around, cooking meals, or simply doing what we want,
                                                            when we want, we don’t always know where to look for help.
                                                            Imagine sitting down with someone who can provide you with a plan to
                  PERSONALIZED                              improve your quality of life. The Cummings Centre professional Social Services
                                                            team is trained to provide you with the support you and your family need.
                  PLANS THAT                                We listen to what is going on in your life, either as a senior, or someone
                                                            caring for a loved one. We see the bigger picture so we can help you make
                  MEET YOUR NEEDS.                          the best short and long-term choices.

                  CASE MANAGEMENT                           OUR HOMECARE AND
                  Our professional team is available        MEALS ON WHEELS HELP
                  to provide information, referrals,
                  consultation, evaluation and              HUNDREDS OF OLDER

                  planning and crisis intervention.
                                                            ADULTS EVERYDAY
                  Working together in partnership with
                  the public sector and community
                  agencies ensures the best service         HOMECARE
                  and support available.                    Our homecare services assist
                                                            seniors so they can live healthier,
                                                            more autonomously, and ultimately,        KOSHER MEALS ON WHEELS
                    HELP US DEFEND THE                      longer in their own home as long as
                                                            possible.                                 We provide meals that are
                    RIGHTS OF SENIORS                       A customized care plan is adapted
                                                                                                      nutritionally balanced. These
                                                                                                      are delivered right to your door
                    JOIN THE TEAM                           to the needs of the individual and        by friendly volunteers of the
                                                            includes one or more of the
                                                                                                      Cummings Centre.
                    If you believe in social justice        following services:
                    and think a small group of                                                        This service is funded in part by
                    dedicated people can make
                    a difference, consider joining
                    the team that advocates on
                    behalf of seniors, the Social
                    Action Committee.
                    Call Lynn Gordon                                                                  The Cummings Centre has partnered
                    514.734.1791                                                                      with the Alpha Omega Oral Health
                                                            No medical referral is needed.
                                                                                                      Program to offer expert dental
                                                            Clients are followed by a Case
                                                                                                      services at no cost to Holocaust
                                                            Manager. Flexible hours.                  survivors who meet the Claims
                  Social Services for Holocaust Survivors
                                                            Free homecare services are                Conference eligibility and financial
                  are funded by the Claims Conference
                                                            available for eligible Holocaust          requirements. Please contact your
                                                            Survivors.                                case manager or call 514.342.1234.

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