Programs/Events

 

PACE Programs

PACE programs are open to adults 18 years of age and over living with a disability.

Current programs/sessions available:

  1. ABI day programs - Summer session
  2. ABI day programs - Fall session

  3. Huntington Drop-in sessions

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day programs

All programs are free to Members. 

Location:

The Paula Cassin Learning Centre

300 New Toronto Street, Unit 1

Toronto, ON M8V 2E8

To register:  contact Sherri Wheeler at 416.789.7806 ext. 312 or swheeler@pace-il.ca

For new participants: contact Jackie Wilson at 416.789.7806 ext. 314 or JLWilson@pace-il.ca.

What you need to know:

  • Space is limited
  • There are no fees for any of the programs

 

Summer ABI Day Programs – July 4 – September 23, 2017

Tuesdays

My Computer and I: 10:30 am-12:00 pm

You will work on your individual goals around learning to use the computer.  This could include, but is not limited to, practicing simple and complex tasks using Microsoft Office, internet browsing and email.  As well as, typing skills, managing photos from your camera and booking Wheel Trans.

The Bakery Club: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You will enhance your existing baking skills, as well as, learn new skills in the kitchen.  The focus is on baking pastries and desserts.  You will enjoy the goodies together afterwards and take any leftovers home.  Some of the things we have made are:  apple crumble bars, chocolate cake, a variety of cookies.

Wednesdays

Weekday Chef: 10:30 am -12:00 pm

You will enhance your existing cooking skills to enable you to be more independent in meal preparation.  You will be encouraged to attempt the recipes at home and transfer the newly-learned skills to your own kitchen!  You will enjoy the meal together afterwards and take any leftovers home.

Exercise: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

You will be working out different parts of your body while participating in stretching, building muscle and cardio exercises.  In addition there will be group physical activities to promote team work, attention/concentration and relationship building.

It is recommended that participants come dressed in suitable clothing for exercising and in running shoes.

Movie night: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Enjoy a movie and snacks while socializing with your peers!  The group will pick the movie.  

Alternate weeks - you will enjoy a movie at the Cineplex Odeon Queensway theatre.  Admission is covered, you just have to pay for your snacks.

Thursdays

Peer Connections:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

You will connect with your peers through discussing current events and/or sharing individual experiences.  You are encouraged to come prepared with topics that you have an interest in.

Arts and Crafts: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You will work on a variety of arts and craft projects.  The projects will be pre-planned and all materials are provided.  If you prefer to work on independent projects, you are also welcome.

Fridays

Vegetarian Chef: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This cooking program will focus on vegetarian dishes and is designed to help enhance your existing cooking skills and enable independence in meal preparation.  Whether you are vegetarian or just enjoy the odd dish occasionally, you will learn some new ideas for meals.  You will be encouraged to attempt the recipes at home and transfer the newly-learned skills to your own kitchen!  The group will enjoy the meal together afterwards and take any leftovers home.

Social/Drop-in: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come out and socialize with your peers.  This is an opportunity for sharing, learning and fun.  Refreshments provided. Registration not required.

Saturdays

Weekend Chef: 10:30 am -12:00 pm

*Due to the popularity of this program - this is the same program that is offered on Wednesdays.

Around the World in 12 weeks: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate Canada's diversity by learning about different cultures.  There will be lots of pictures shared and you will learn plenty of interesting information about nations from around the world - Britain, China, Spain and many more.

Exercise: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

You will be working different parts of your body while participating in stretching, building muscle and cardio exercises.  In addition there will be group physical activities to promote team work, attention/concentration and relationship building. 

It is recommended that participants come dressed in suitable clothing for exercising and in running shoes.

Trivia Games: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

You will play a variety of trivia games that are fun and could potentially strengthen your memory.

 

Fall ABI Day Programs – October 3 – December 30, 2017

Now open for registration.  Click here to see and print program details.

Here is a printable calendar of all of our Fall programs for your reference.

Tuesdays

Let's Be Healthy 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

You will begin with a discussion on healthy eating - including tips to make healthy eating easier, Canada’s Food Guide and the benefits of certain foods.  You will then put your learning into practice and prepare a healthy meal.

My Computer and I 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You will work on your individual goals around learning to use the computer.  You will have access to your own computer during the program time and you will have your own binder dedicated to information relevant to your learning.

Wednesdays

Vegetarian Chef 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

You will enhance your existing cooking skills, as well as, learn new ones in the kitchen.  The focus is on vegetarian cooking.  You will enjoy the meal together afterwards and take any leftovers home.

Excercise 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

You will be working different parts of your body while participating in stretching, building muscle and cardio exercises.  In addition there will be group physical activities to promote team work, attention/concentration and relationship building

Movie Time 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Enjoy a movie and refreshments with your peers!  The group will pick the movie.  Alternate weeks - you will enjoy a movie at the Cineplex Odeon Queensway theatre.  Admission is covered; you just have to pay for your refreshments.

Thursdays

Peer Connections 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

You will connect with your peers through discussing current events and/or sharing individual experiences.  You are encouraged to come prepared with topics – that you have an interest in.

Arts and Crafts 1:00 - 3:00 pm

You will work on a variety of arts and craft projects.  The projects will be pre-planned and all materials are provided.  If you prefer to work on independent projects, you are also welcome.

Fridays

The Bakery Club 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

You will enhance your existing baking skills, as well as, learn new skills in the kitchen.  The focus is on making pastries and desserts.  You will enjoy the goodies together afterwards and take any leftovers home.

Music 1:00 - 2:00 pm

In this session you will have a chance to express yourself through music.  You will be able to dance and sing along with popular songs.  Words to the songs, if possible, will be on a screen so everyone can follow along.

Saturdays

Mindfulness 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is designed to provide you with tools and resources to help you manage emotions such as anxiety, sadness, and frustration.  It will also provide an open forum for sharing thoughts and feelings and encourage journaling as a way of personal expression.  

Around the World in 12 Weeks 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate Canada’s diversity by learning about different cultures.  There will be lots of pictures shared and you will learn plenty of interesting information about nations from around the world.

Exercise 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Due to the popularity of this program – this is the same program that is offered on Wednesdays.

Let's Communicate 1:00 - 2:00 pm

You will learn about effective ways to communicate with others including different types/styles of communication, communicating in difficult situations, communicating after a brain injury and more.

 

Huntington’s Drop-in Sessions

This is a free monthly event for people living with Huntington disease and their family members to socialize and connect with other members of the Huntington’s community.

  • Lunch is provided
  • All ages welcome
  • No space restrictions
  • All sessions are 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • October 30, 2017
  • December 11, 2017

Sessions are held at:

The Paula Cassin Learning Centre

300 New Toronto Street, Unit 1

Toronto, ON M8V 2E8

For further information or to register contact:

Liz Quinn at 416.786.7809 ext 304 or lquinn@pace-il.ca

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