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

 

 

Spring Session -  Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day Programs 

All programming has been cancelled until further notice.

 

 

What you need to know:

  • No waiting lists for any programs

  • Program participation is FREE (unless indicated for certain activities)

  • You can register at any time - you don't have to attend the entire session 

  • No limit to the number of programs that you can register for and participate in

  • If you have never participated before and would like to check out our facility and programming - please call to arrange at 416.705.5196

     

 

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 preparing ingredients, using correct tools and maintaining a clean and safe kitchen. 

Computers and Electronics - 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Computers will be provided for you to work on individualized goals. You can also bring in your electronics (i.e. tablet, phone, laptop etc.) and receive assistance from coaches on how to use them.

Exercise -1:00 – 3:00 pm

You will be working 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.

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 worksheets, games and puzzles.

Bodyfit – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enhanced exercise program with a focus on whole body fitness through circuit training and more challenging workouts.

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 a game 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 – 11:30 pm

Open for you to watch movies, work on the computer, socialize, play games etc. Staff will also be available to assist with anything that you may need help with (bills, emails, booking appointments etc.)

Bowling– 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You will socialize and enjoy bowling weekly at 115 Rexdale Blvd. Bowlerama.

 

FRIDAYS

Let’s Talk – 9:00 am– 11:00 am

This program will focus on providing practical information that you can use - on a variety of topics such as personal hygiene, health, safety, wellness etc.

Massage Therapy – 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You can receive a FREE massage from students in Humber College’s Massage Therapy Program.  All treatments are supervised by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), who is also a member of the Humber Massage Therapy faculty.

You can attend multiple sessions, but you MUST register in advance as space is limited.  You will be required to fill out a health history form prior to your appointment.  Appointment times are 12:30pm-1:30pm or 2:00pm-3:00pm.  To register for a massage please contact Cheryl Pottinger-Smith at (416) 789-7806 ext. 221 or cpottinger-smith@pace-il.ca.

Drop – In – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Open for you to socialize, play games and get staff assistance with anything that you may need help with (bills, emails, booking appointments etc.) Note: Movies and computers will not be available during this time.

SATURDAYS

Baking Club – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will enhance your baking skills, learn new skills in the kitchen and learn some tips on how to make healthy snacks. The focus is on making pastries and desserts.

Total Recall – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This program is designed to improve your communication, memory and attention skills through word-based games and activities of various difficulty levels.

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.

Saturday Social – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

You will meet weekly at Planet Bowl where they have a variety of different activities such as arcade games, bowling and an onsite restaurant.  (5555 Eglington Ave. W).

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 or Light refreshments will be provided
  • All ages welcome
  • No space restrictions
  • All sessions are 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • More details to follow

Sessions will be held on the following dates:

Please note - ALL HD Drop In sessions are cancelled until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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).

 

Please note - ALL HD Caregiver support group sessions are cancelled until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

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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