Services

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

Quarterly calendar: Spring 2024 (April - June)

For more information on our programs and activities, please contact us. While some programs/activities are free to members, others require a charge to cover expenses. Any course fee payment is required at least two (2) weeks prior to the start date to ensure sufficient participation.
Cancellation policy in effect: a) Full credit prior to start date Or b) Reimbursement of remaining sessions, less $10 administrative fee (for illness only).

Exercise

Specialty classes led by certified, professional fitness instructors. Well designed to meet individual needs and abilities. Joint and muscle-friendly whole-body exercises, including resistance, aerobics, stretching and relaxation. Participants are asked to bring a floor mat and towel. Chairs are provided if needed. Free 1-class trial. Pre-registration is a must. A tax receipt available upon request. Contact us to register or simply pay via PayPal buttons below.

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

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

Living Well With Arthritis

Series of 5 weekly interactive and 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. Free admission.

  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

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
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Dorval Daytime Arthritis Exercise 1
11:00 pm
12:30 pm
Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre
Dorval Daytime Arthritis Exercise 2
1:00 am
2:30 pm
Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre
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Pierrefonds Daytime Arthritis Exercise 2
10:30 am
12:00 pm
Gerry Robertson Community Centre
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DDO Daytime Arthritis Exercise
11:00 am
12:30 pm
DDO Civic Centre
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Pierrefonds Daytime Arthritis Exercise 1
10:30 am
12:00 pm
Gerry Robertson Community Centre
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Dorval Daytime Arthritis Exercise 1
11:00 pm
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Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre
Dorval Daytime Arthritis Exercise 2
1:00 am
2:30 pm
Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre
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Pierrefonds Daytime Arthritis Exercise 2
10:30 am
12:00 pm
Gerry Robertson Community Centre
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DDO Daytime Arthritis Exercise
11:00 am
12:30 pm
DDO Civic Centre
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