Services

We provide specialized services designed for sufferers of arthritis and chronic pain

AWISH SERVICES

Check back often to see what’s new!
   – Exercise Classes
   – Social & Support
   – Workshops
   – Upcoming Events

Complete the online registration form & submit payment (if applicable) prior to start date to secure your spot!

man and woman silhouette on beach backs to camera

Exercise Classes

Participants must pre-register.
Full payment is required prior to start.

Led by a certified, professional fitness instructor.
Designed to meet individual needs and abilities.
Joint and muscle-friendly whole-body exercises (resistance, aerobics, stretching and relaxation).

Tax receipt available upon request.
Free 1-class trial available.

3 silhouettes of people working out stretching posing running

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Wednesdays (Option 1)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesdays (Option 2)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

April 3 to June 5 (10 weeks)
$65 (AWISH member) / $75 (non-member)

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Wednesdays
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

July 3rd to August 21 (8 weeks)
$52 (AWISH member) / $60 (non-member)

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Wednesdays (Option 1)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesdays (Option 2)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

September 25 to November 27 (10 weeks)
$65 (AWISH member) / $75 (non-member)

DDO Civic Centre
12001 De Salaberry Blvd, DDO

Fridays (Option 1)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Fridays (Option 2) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

April 5 to June 7 (10 weeks)
$65 DDO residents (any age) / $65 AWISH members (55+) / Not available otherwise.

DDO Civic Centre
12001 De Salaberry Blvd, DDO

Fridays
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

September 27 to November 29 (10 weeks)

$65 DDO residents (any age) / $65 AWISH members (55+) / Not available otherwise.

Gerry-Robertson Community Centre
9665 Gouin Blvd West

Option 1
Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
April 2 to June 4 (10 weeks)

Option 2
Thursdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
April 4 to June 6 (10 weeks)

$58 (AWISH member) / $67 (non-member)

Gerry-Robertson Community Centre
9665 Gouin Blvd West

Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
June 25th to July 30th (6 weeks)

$39 (AWISH member) / $45 (non-member)

Gerry-Robertson Community Centre
9665 Gouin Blvd West

Fall Pierrefonds Exercise Class = TBC (to be confirmed)

If you are interested for a class in Sept/Oct/Nov: please let AWISH know ASAP so that we can arrange a class if there are enough participants.

Social & Support

Social outings are held on the third Sunday of each month at different West Island locations. These are informal, bilingual pay-your-own-way get-togethers at a restaurant or park setting.

Time: 12 pm

Contact the office to confirm attendance, and location.

Dates: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 17, April 21, May 19, Jun 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 22, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15

To help those suffering with depression/mental health issues due to Chronic Pain related to Arthritis.

AWISH is looking for a qualified person to run this group. If you are interested, please contact AWISH to discuss how you can help others!

Workplace and Community Outreach: On-site interactive presentations and information kiosks to educate on arthritis with tips on exercise, nutrition and arthritis management. Possibility of special lecture, lunch-and-learn, exercise and Wellness Fair options.

Are you interested in an in-person presentation for a group?
Wanting to invite AWISH to set up an information booth at an event?
Would you like to learn more about what AWISH has to offer?

AWISH provides information, education and support in numerous ways: various classes and sessions; private presentations; community events (booth); and so much more… We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact AWISH – we’re here to help

4 adults workshop meeting

Workshops

Series of 5 weekly interactive & informal information sessions where participants are encouraged to share their day-to-day experience, coping skills and ideas.
A comprehensive course for arthritics or related condition (i.e. chronic pain) learning to manage their pain by understanding it and developing strategies to live a better fruitful life.

1. The nitty-gritty of arthritis.
2. Nutrition – Creating the right habits.
3. Exploring your options – Relaxation, massage, posturology, therapies, etc.
4. Movement matters!
5. Staying engaged – Critical to your overall wellbeing.

Led by Health & Wellness Coach: Ariana Parolini

Tuesdays
Sept 10, 17, 24 + Oct 1, 8
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

FREE for AWISH Members – join now for $25/year

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Learn how to journal to deal with arthritis and chronic pain.

Led by Helene Brunet
Owner of Ink Well Journaling – 30+ years experience

Monday, September 3rd
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

FREE for AWISH Members – join now for $25/year

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Upcoming Events

Visit the AWISH booth!
Fête en Famille – May 31 
4:00pm – 8:00pm
À-Ma-Baie-Park
9625 Blvd Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds

AWISH AGM 2024
June 9 – 1:30pm
Salon A – Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

GUEST SPEAKER @ 2:30pm
Wellness Through Journaling by Helene Brunet
Learn how to journal to deal with arthritis and chronic pain + information on upcoming Workshop on Sept. 3

INFO BOOTHS
* William Timmons (Retired Westmount Fire Chief)
Open discussion & information on crisis emergency management, critical incident stress: its impact on arthritis/chronic pain. 

* Kiwanis Lakeshore Montréal
Learn about groups they support & information on their upcoming golf tournament on June 18.

* Ariana Parolini (Health & Wellness Coach)
Learn about the upcoming 5-week workshop: Living Well With Arthritis 

* AWISH – Information | Education | Support
Discover who we are & what we have to offer.
Interested in volunteering? Want to become a Board Member?
Would you like us to do a presentation in a private, group session? 

Visit us at our AGM – we can’t wait to meet you!

AWISH AGM 2024 – AGENDA for June 9 2024 (public event)

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of the Minutes of June 11, 2023
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Appointment of Accountant
  6. President’s Report
  7. Amendments to By-Laws
  8. Nominating Committee Report and Election of Board Members
  9. Question Period
  10. Adjournment

The Fine Print

– Unless indicated as a public event, all AWISH services require pre-registration and/or to confirm your attendance.
– Either complete the online registration form (see top of page) OR download a PDF copy and either email a copy or print & send to AWISH.
– Full payment is required to ensure your spot.
– AWISH will confirm you have been pre-registered. Please contact the office if you do not hear from us within a reasonable length of time.

PAYMENT (if applicable)
– Full payment of service must be paid in full prior to start date (no exceptions)

Payment methods accepted:
1. e-Transfer (auto-deposit): send to arthritis@awishmontreal.org
2. Cheque: Payable to Arthritis West Island (Mail or deliver to: AWISH, 640 Lakeshore, Suite 103, Dorval QC H9S 2B6)
3. Cash: Please call or email office ahead of arrival.
4. PayPal: send to arthritis@awishmontreal.org

(Tax receipts available upon request for Exercise Classes) 

– AWISH members receive preferred rates, or free access, for services.
– Some services are only available to AWISH members.
– Become an AWISH member today for only $25/year!

CANCELLATION POLICY
– If AWISH is no longer able to offer the service: a) full credit prior to start date OR b) reimbursement of remaining sessions – less $10 administrative fee  ***CLARIFY THIS
– If you become ill and can no longer attend: contact the office.

Contact AWISH if…
– You’d like more information on our various programs & activities.
– You have a service or skill you’d like to offer (ex: led the Caring & Sharing Support Group; run a Chair Yoga Exercise Class; etcetera)
– You would like a private presentation of information by AWISH (ex: senior homes, companies, etcetera)
– You would like to invite AWISH to have an information booth at a public event/setting
– You have any questions or concerns.

AWISH is here to provide: Information | Education | Support

 

AWISH SERVICES

Check back often to see what’s new!
   – Exercise Classes
   – Social & Support
   – Workshops
   – Upcoming Events

Complete the online registration form & submit payment (if applicable) prior to start date to secure your spot!

Exercise Classes

Participants must pre-register.
Full payment is required prior to start.

Led by a certified, professional fitness instructor.
Designed to meet individual needs and abilities.
Joint and muscle-friendly whole-body exercises (resistance, aerobics, stretching and relaxation).

Tax receipt available upon request.
Free 1-class trial available.

3 silhouettes of people working out stretching posing running

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Wednesdays (Option 1)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesdays (Option 2)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

April 3 to June 5 (10 weeks)
$65 (AWISH member) / $75 (non-member)

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Wednesdays
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

July 3rd to August 21 (8 weeks)
$52 (AWISH member) / $60 (non-member)

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Wednesdays (Option 1)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesdays (Option 2)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

September 25 to November 27 (10 weeks)
$65 (AWISH member) / $75 (non-member)

DDO Civic Centre
12001 De Salaberry Blvd, DDO

Fridays (Option 1)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Fridays (Option 2) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

April 5 to June 7 (10 weeks)
$65 DDO residents (any age) / $65 AWISH members (55+) / Not available otherwise.

DDO Civic Centre
12001 De Salaberry Blvd, DDO

Fridays
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

September 27 to November 29 (10 weeks)

$65 DDO residents (any age) / $65 AWISH members (55+) / Not available otherwise.

Gerry-Robertson Community Centre
9665 Gouin Blvd West

Option 1
Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
April 2 to June 4 (10 weeks)

Option 2
Thursdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
April 4 to June 6 (10 weeks)

$58 (AWISH member) / $67 (non-member)

Gerry-Robertson Community Centre
9665 Gouin Blvd West

Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
June 25th to July 30th (6 weeks)

$39 (AWISH member) / $45 (non-member)

Gerry-Robertson Community Centre
9665 Gouin Blvd West

Fall Pierrefonds Exercise Class = TBC (to be confirmed)

If you are interested for a class in Sept/Oct/Nov: please let AWISH know ASAP so that we can arrange a class if there are enough participants.

Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre 1335 Lakeshore Drive

Wednesdays: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM or
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
10 weeks
April 3 to June 5

$65 (AWISH member) / $75 (non-member)

Dorval matin / mornings

Dorval après-midi / afternoon

DDO Civic Centre 12001 De Salaberry Boulevard
Open to 55+ DDO residents & a limited number of AWISH members.

Fridays: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM or from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
10 weeks – April 5 to June 7
$65 residents of DDO (any age) & AWISH members (55+ only) / (not available otherwise)

DDO

Gerry Robertson Community Centre 9665 Gouin Blvd West

Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
9 weeks – April 2 to June 4

Thursdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
9 weeks – April 4 to June 6

$58 (AWISH member) / $67 (non-member)


Pierrefonds mardi / Tuesdays


Pierrefonds jeudi / Thursdays

Social & Support

Social outings are held on the third Sunday of each month at different West Island locations. These are informal, bilingual pay-your-own-way get-togethers at a restaurant or park setting.

Time: 12 pm

Contact the office to confirm attendance, and location.

Dates: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 17, April 21, May 19, Jun 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 22, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15

To help those suffering with depression/mental health issues due to Chronic Pain related to Arthritis.

AWISH is looking for a qualified person to run this group. If you are interested, please contact AWISH to discuss how you can help others!

Workplace and Community Outreach: On-site interactive presentations and information kiosks to educate on arthritis with tips on exercise, nutrition and arthritis management. Possibility of special lecture, lunch-and-learn, exercise and Wellness Fair options.

Are you interested in an in-person presentation for a group?
Wanting to invite AWISH to set up an information booth at an event?
Would you like to learn more about what AWISH has to offer?

AWISH provides information, education and support in numerous ways: various classes and sessions; private presentations; community events (booth); and so much more… We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact AWISH – we’re here to help

Workshops

  1. The nitty-gritty of arthritis.
  2. Nutrition – Creating the right habits.
  3. Exploring your options – Relaxation, massage, posturology, therapies, etc.
  4. Movement matters!
  5. Staying engaged – Critical to your overall wellbeing.

English session led by Health & Wellness Coach: Ariana Parolini

Tuesdays
Sept 10, 17, 24 + Oct 1, 8
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

FREE for AWISH Members – join now for $25/year

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Must pre-registration!
Contact the office: 514-631-3288 or arthritis@awishmontreal.org

  1. Learn how to journal to deal with arthritis and chronic pain.

    Led by Helene Brunet
    Owner of Ink Well Journaling – 30+ years experience

    Monday, September 3rd
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    FREE for AWISH Members – join now for $25/year

    Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
    1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Upcoming Events

Check back often to see what's coming up!

Visit the AWISH booth!
Fête en Famille – May 31 
4:00pm – 8:00pm
À-Ma-Baie-Park
9625 Blvd Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds

AWISH AGM 2024
June 9 – 1:30pm
Salon A – Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

GUEST SPEAKER @ 2:30pm
Wellness Through Journaling by Helene Brunet
Learn how to journal to deal with arthritis and chronic pain + information on upcoming Workshop on Sept. 3

INFO BOOTHS
* William Timmons (Retired Westmount Fire Chief)
Open discussion & information on crisis emergency management, critical incident stress: its impact on arthritis/chronic pain. 

* Kiwanis Lakeshore Montréal
Learn about groups they support & information on their upcoming golf tournament on June 18.

* Ariana Parolini (Health & Wellness Coach)
Learn about the upcoming 5-week workshop: Living Well With Arthritis 

* AWISH – Information | Education | Support
Discover who we are & what we have to offer.
Interested in volunteering? Want to become a Board Member?
Would you like us to do a presentation in a private, group session? 

Visit us at our AGM – we can’t wait to meet you!

AWISH AGM 2024 – AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of the Minutes of June 11, 2023
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Appointment of Accountant
  6. President’s Report
  7. Amendments to By-Laws
  8. Nominating Committee Report and Election of Board Members
  9. Question Period
  10. Adjournment

The Fine Print

– Unless indicated as a public event, all AWISH services require pre-registration and/or to confirm your attendance.
– Either complete the online registration form (see top of page) OR download a PDF copy and either email a copy or print & send to AWISH.
– Full payment is required to ensure your spot.
– AWISH will confirm you have been pre-registered. Please contact the office if you do not hear from us within a reasonable length of time.

PAYMENT (if applicable)
– Full payment of service must be paid in full prior to start date (no exceptions)

Payment methods accepted:
1. e-Transfer (auto-deposit): send to arthritis@awishmontreal.org
2. Cheque: Payable to Arthritis West Island (Mail or deliver to: AWISH, 640 Lakeshore, Suite 103, Dorval QC H9S 2B6)
3. Cash: Please call or email office ahead of arrival.
4. PayPal: send to arthritis@awishmontreal.org

(Tax receipts available upon request for Exercise Classes) 

– AWISH members receive preferred rates, or free access, for services.
– Some services are only available to AWISH members.
– Become an AWISH member today for only $25/year!

CANCELLATION POLICY
– If AWISH is no longer able to offer the service: a) full credit prior to start date OR b) reimbursement of remaining sessions – less $10 administrative fee  ***CLARIFY THIS
– If you become ill and can no longer attend: contact the office.

Contact AWISH if…
– You’d like more information on our various programs & activities.
– You have a service or skill you’d like to offer (ex: led the Caring & Sharing Support Group; run a Chair Yoga Exercise Class; etcetera)
– You would like a private presentation of information by AWISH (ex: senior homes, companies, etcetera)
– You would like to invite AWISH to have an information booth at a public event/setting
– You have any questions or concerns.

AWISH is here to provide: Information | Education | Support

 

AWISH SERVICES

Check back often to see what’s new!
   – Exercise Classes
   – Social & Support
   – Workshops
   – Upcoming Events

Complete the online registration form & submit payment (if applicable) prior to start date to secure your spot!

Exercise Classes

Participants must pre-register.
Full payment is required prior to start.

Led by a certified, professional fitness instructor.
Designed to meet individual needs and abilities.
Joint and muscle-friendly whole-body exercises (resistance, aerobics, stretching and relaxation).

Tax receipt available upon request.
Free 1-class trial available.

3 silhouettes of people working out stretching posing running

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Wednesdays (Option 1)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesdays (Option 2)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

April 3 to June 5 (10 weeks)
$65 (AWISH member) / $75 (non-member)

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Wednesdays
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

July 3rd to August 21 (8 weeks)
$52 (AWISH member) / $60 (non-member)

Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Wednesdays (Option 1)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesdays (Option 2)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

September 25 to November 27 (10 weeks)
$65 (AWISH member) / $75 (non-member)

DDO Civic Centre
12001 De Salaberry Blvd, DDO

Fridays (Option 1)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Fridays (Option 2) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

April 5 to June 7 (10 weeks)
$65 DDO residents (any age) / $65 AWISH members (55+) / Not available otherwise.

DDO Civic Centre
12001 De Salaberry Blvd, DDO

Fridays
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

September 27 to November 29 (10 weeks)

$65 DDO residents (any age) / $65 AWISH members (55+) / Not available otherwise.

Gerry-Robertson Community Centre
9665 Gouin Blvd West

Option 1
Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
April 2 to June 4 (10 weeks)

Option 2
Thursdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
April 4 to June 6 (10 weeks)

$58 (AWISH member) / $67 (non-member)

Gerry-Robertson Community Centre
9665 Gouin Blvd West

Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
June 25th to July 30th (6 weeks)

$39 (AWISH member) / $45 (non-member)

Gerry-Robertson Community Centre
9665 Gouin Blvd West

Fall Pierrefonds Exercise Class = TBC (to be confirmed)

If you are interested for a class in Sept/Oct/Nov: please let AWISH know ASAP so that we can arrange a class if there are enough participants.

Social & Support

Social outings are held on the third Sunday of each month at different West Island locations. These are informal, bilingual pay-your-own-way get-togethers at a restaurant or park setting.

Time: 12 pm

Contact the office to confirm attendance, and location.

Dates: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 17, April 21, May 19, Jun 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 22, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15

To help those suffering with depression/mental health issues due to Chronic Pain related to Arthritis.

AWISH is looking for a qualified person to run this group. If you are interested, please contact AWISH to discuss how you can help others!

Workplace and Community Outreach: On-site interactive presentations and information kiosks to educate on arthritis with tips on exercise, nutrition and arthritis management. Possibility of special lecture, lunch-and-learn, exercise and Wellness Fair options.

Are you interested in an in-person presentation for a group?
Wanting to invite AWISH to set up an information booth at an event?
Would you like to learn more about what AWISH has to offer?

AWISH provides information, education and support in numerous ways: various classes and sessions; private presentations; community events (booth); and so much more… We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact AWISH – we’re here to help

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AWISH – Arthritis West Island Self Help Association
640 Lakeshore, Suite 103, Dorval, QC H9S 2B6

514-631-3288
arthritis@awishmontreal.org
www.awishmontreal.org

(Income Tax Receipts issued upon request for Exercise Classes)
Note:
Charitable reg. #: 89055 8893 RR00012