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

Session #1 (Registration Code FH1505-01)
Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Dr
Tuesdays, January 8 to March 26, 2019(12 wks)
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.        $35/particpant
Registration starts on December 3, 2018
To Register call 306-975-3354

Session #2 
Shaw Centre, 122 Bowlt Cres
Thursdays, January 10 - March 28, 2019 (12 wks)
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.        $35/particpant
Registration starts on December 3, 2018
To Register call 306-683-0141 or Online 

Regina

Registration Code 11696
Northwest Leisure Centre, 1127 Arnason St
Thursdays - January 17 - March 28, 2019 
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.        $25/particpant
Registration starts on December 11, 2019
To Register call 306-777-7529

Prince Albert

Thursdays, February 7 - March 28, 2019
Alfred Jenkins Field House, 2787 10th Ave W
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.        Cost $25/participant
Registration starts on December 3, 2018
To Register call 306-953-4989

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: 11/22/2018