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)
Tues, Jan 30 to Apr 17, 2018 (12 wks)
Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Cost $35/participant
To register 306-975-3354
Session #2 (Registration Code FH1504-01)
Thurs, Feb 22 to Apr 12, 2018 (8 wks)
Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Cost $25/participant
To register 306-975-3354
Location Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Dr
Registration starts on December 4th, 2017
For more information phone 306-683-6332
or email telliott@alzheimer.sk.ca
 

Regina

                                 
Date Thursdays, February 1 - March 22, 2018
Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Cost $25/participant     Registration Code 205079
To register 306-777-7529
Location Northwest Leisure Centre, 1127 Arnason St
Registration starts on December 12th, 2017
For more information phone 306-949-4141
or email mindsinmotion@alzheimer.sk.ca
 

Prince Albert

Date Thursdays, February 8 to March 29, 2018
Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Cost $25/participant   Registration Code 6784
To register 306-953-4989
Location Alfred Jenkins Field House, 2787 10th Ave W
Registration starts on December 4th, 2017
For more information phone 306-922-2296
or email hbuckie@alzheimer.sk.ca
 

Swift Current
 

Date Wednesdays, January 31- March 28, 2018
Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m Cost $25/participant
Location Art Gallery of Swift Current, 411 Herbert St E
Registration:
Register Online here or call 1-800-263-3367 and ask for Taisha

                                   

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: 01/30/2018