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 - Fall session
  2. Huntington Drop-in sessions
  3. Huntington Caregivers Support Group

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day programs

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 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

 

Fall Session -  ABI Day Programs - Tuesday October 2 - Saturday December 22, 2018

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

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

Tuesdays

Cooking 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

You will enhance your cooking skills and enable independence in meal preparation. You will work on reading and understanding the recipe, preparing ingredients and using correct tools, and maintaining a clean and safe kitchen.

My Computer and I 10:30 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 you will have your own binder dedicated to information relevant to your learning.

Online Dating 1:00 - 2:30

This program will focus on providing practical information on safe dating: dos and don’ts, creating positive first impressions, how to date online and offline, and safety tips.

Wednesdays

Card Club 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  

You will enjoy playing different card games each week.  Through participating in the card club sessions you will have fun and be able to practice your memory skills, strategizing and following directions.

Excercise 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Movie Time 1:00 - 3:00 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.

Thursdays

Let's Talk 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program will focus on providing practical information that you can use - on a variety of topics, from personal hygiene to health and safety.

Arts and Crafts 1:00 - 2:30 pm

This program will give you the 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.

Fridays

Dog Therapy – 10:30 – 12:00 pm

You will meet and socialize with Stella – a therapy dog from St. John’s Ambulance.  Therapy dogs have been shown to reduce stress, decrease anxiety and put smiles on faces.

Drop-in – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm  (NOTE: there will be a dog at the Centre during this time.)

You will have the opportunity to socialize with your peers to share, learn and have fun.  Refreshments are provided and registration is not required.

Bowling – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

You will socialize and enjoy bowling weekly at Rexdale Bowlerama. 

Saturdays

Bakery Club 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

You will enhance your 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.

Train your brain – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Exercise - 1:00  - 2:00 pm

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

Bingo – 1:00 – 2:00 pm

You will get a chance to have fun by playing at least four- one line games each week, while practicing your active listening and attention skills. Small prizes will be handed out to each winner.

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:

  • November 12
  • December 3

 

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:

Liz Quinn at 416.789.7806 ext 304 or lquinn@pace-il.ca

 

Huntington Caregivers Support Group

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

When:  Monday November 12, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

  • December 3

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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