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. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) day programs - Fall session
  2. Huntington Drop-in sessions
  3. Huntington Caregivers Support Group

All programs are free to Clients. 

Location:

The Paula Cassin Learning Centre

300 New Toronto Street, Unit 1

Toronto, ON M8V 2E8

To register or for more information:  contact Nikki Vinci at 416.789.7806 ext. 315 or nvinci@pace-il.ca

What you need to know:

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

 

Fall Session -  Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day Programs - Tuesday October 1 - Saturday December 21, 2019

Click here to see and print program details.

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

TUESDAYS

Cooking / Talking Nutrition – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will enhance your existing cooking skills and enable independence in meal preparation. You will work on reading and understanding the recipe, preparing ingredients, using correct tools and maintaining a clean and safe kitchen.  We will also discuss nutrition and foods that could be beneficial in your diet.

My Computer and I - 10:00 am – 12:00 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 will have your own binder dedicated to information relevant to your learning.

Total Recall -1:00 – 3:00 pm

You will improve your communication, memory and attention skills through word-based games and activities of various difficulty levels.

Board Games – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Challenge your peers and your brain with a variety of different board games including Scrabble, Monopoly, Sequence and many others.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Train Your Brain – 10:00 – 12:00 am

You will have the chance to practice a range of attention, memory and problem solving skills using games and puzzles such as Nine Man Morris, matchstick puzzles and the card game ‘99’.

Bodyfit – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will participate in an enhanced exercise program with a focus on whole body fitness, through circuit training.  In addition to guided workouts, you will go out for a walk and some outdoor exercises in a park once a month.  Notice of time and location will be given ahead of time to book transportation.

Movie Time – 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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

Cards Club – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Enjoy playing a variety of card games each week.  You are encouraged to bring your own card games or choose from our collection.  By participating in the cards club sessions you will be able to practice your memory skills, strategizing and following directions.

 

THURSDAYS

Drop – In – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You can drop -in to watch movies, work on the computer, play games, etc.  Staff will also be available to assist with anything that you may need help with (bills, emails, booking appointments etc.)

 

FRIDAYS

Arts and Crafts – 10:00 – 11:30 am

You will have an opportunity to 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 welcome to do so.

Let’s Talk – 10:00 am– 11:30 am

You will receive practical information that you can use - on a variety of topics, from personal hygiene to health, safety and wellness.

Bowling – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

You will socialize and enjoy bowling weekly at Rexdale Bowlerama. 

 

SATURDAYS

Baking Club/Heathy Snacks – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will enhance your baking skills, as well as learn new skills and tips to make healthy snacks. The focus is on making pastries and desserts. We will also discuss options for making lighter versions of snacks and dessert.  

Total Recall – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will improve your communication, memory and attention skills through word-based games and activities of various difficulty levels.

Exercise – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

You will be working on different parts of your body while participating in stretching, building muscle, improving reflexes and cardio exercises in a group, as well as working on individual fitness goals.

Bingo / Cards – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Want to just have some fun after a long week? You will get a chance to play at least (4) one line games each week, while practicing your active listening and attention skills. Small prizes will be handed out to each winner.

 

Huntington 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 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:

  • Nov 4
  • Dec 2

 

Sessions are held at (unless highlighted):

The Paula Cassin Learning Centre

300 New Toronto Street, Unit 1

Toronto, ON M8V 2E8

For further information or to register contact:

Nikki Vinci at 416.789.7806 ext 315 or nvinci@pace-il.ca

 

Huntington Caregivers Support Group

This group is for the spouse/partner or parent of someone diagnosed with Huntington Disease (HD).

When:   from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

  • Nov 4
  • Dec 2

Sessions are held at:

The Paula Cassin Learning Centre

300 New Toronto Street, Unit 1

Toronto, ON M8V 2E8

Hosted by PACE Independent Living and facilitated by the Huntington Society of Canada’s Social Worker (for Toronto and York Region), this session is an opportunity to meet and share with others experiencing life with a family member that has HD.  The intent of the afternoon is to offer a safe and confidential setting to break the isolation and stimulate shared learning for the “caregiver”.  This session is only open to spouses/partners and non-effected parents of an individual who has Huntington Disease or the HD gene.

To register contact:

Rozi Andrejas at:

905-787-1645 or 1-877-573-7011 or randrejas@huntingtonsociety.ca

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