Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for those with early stage memory loss and a friend, family member or caregiver.

Enjoy physical activity conducted by a certified fitness instructor, followed by activities and social time in a relaxed atmosphere. Develop new friendships with others living similar experiences.

Saskatoon

Date: Thursdays, April 26 to June 14, 2018
Location: Shaw Centre, 122 Bowlt Crescent
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Cost: $25/participant
Registration: Register Online or 
call 306-683-6332

Regina

Date: Thursdays, May 3 - June 21, 2018
Location: Orange Tree Village, 4000 James Hill Road
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.      Cost: $25/participant
Registration:  Register Online or
call 1-800-263-3367 and ask for Taisha

 

Prince Albert

Check back for Fall 2018 dates!

Swift Current
 

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How the program works

A two hour, weekly program that runs for eight consecutive weeks. The program combines:

  • 45-60 minutes of physical activity led by a certified physical activity program leader
  • 45-60 minutes of socially stimulating mental activities facilitated by an Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan program staff and volunteers
  • Light, healthy refreshments are provided
  • Class sizes are limited in order to accommodate the needs of all participants 

Benefits to the individual with dementia:

  • Increased confidence and comfort with their diagnosis
  • Inclusion in community
  • Improved balance, mobility, flexibility and alertness

Benefits to the care partner/family/friend:

  • Self-care: an opportunity to focus on their own health, rather than focusing exclusively on the needs of the person with dementia
  • Pleasure from seeing the person that they care for enjoying themselves
  • Mutual support and learning from other care partners

Benefits to both:

  • Sharpened mental functioning, sometimes lasting two to three days
  • Reduced sense of isolation
  • Improved balance, mobility, flexibility, strength and endurance
  • Supportive environments which encourage new friendships with others who are living the same 

Last Updated: 05/04/2018