Cummings Jewish Centre For Seniors

CJCS( The Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors) is a constituent agency of FEDERATION CJA in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The agency offers a fully integrated service system that fills the Jewish senior’s most every need. CJCS promotes positive attitudes towards aging, encourages independent living, and enhances the quality of life of our elderly population.

CJCS offers a wide range of services and programs to approximately 7,500 Jewish seniors aged 50 or more, with varying degrees of mobility and interest. Clients can access a range of services from homecare to subsidies for transportation and medication, culturally sensitive recreational events, and a variety of educational programs.

Over 3,800 seniors are members at CJCS, and 1,200 volunteers are active in assisting the day-to-day operations of the agency. The Support Services department continues to take over 2,500 intakes a year and refers seniors to additional resources in the community, where appropriate. The agency plays an active role in government advocacy for the rights of the senior population, and is touted across North America for its leadership in services to Holocaust survivors.

CJCS participates many research projects, and generate thei own grant-funded research activities, often in partnership with local universities and organizations within the health and social services sector. Areas of research interest are varied, and have included:

  • nutrition and homebound seniors
  • medication mismanagement
  • adapted exercise programs for seniors who have had a stroke
  • advocacy and volunteers
  • Holocaust Survivors

CJCS runs a Wellness Centre, and has its own Workout Studio, to meet members' fitness needs and goals, including total body conditioning and exercise regimes featuring cardiovascular conditioning. The Centre also runs Adapted Exercise Clinics, as a means of providing classes to those who have had a stroke, suffer from Parkinsons disease or multiple sclerosis.

CJCS runs programs in conjunction with various organizations around the Island of Montreal, such as the Westmount Mini Centre, which provides courses at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom (Westmount, Quebec), recreational, social, educational and cultural programs, in association with Congregation Beth Tikvah, in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, the Beth Ora Seniors Mini Centre, in conjunction with Congregation Beth Ora, in Ville Saint-Laurent, and Prime Time, programs run for residents in Montreal's West Island.

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... In, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) conducted survey and confirmed the need for a senior citizens’ club in the Montreal Jewish Community ... operated as a constituent agency of Allied Jewish Community Services (AJCS), now known as Federation CJA ... In, a donation from the Cummings family enabled the construction of new home on Westbury Avenue ...

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