Minds in Motion®

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Learn how our fitness and social program, Minds in Motion®, helps people living with any form of early-stage dementia with gentle exercise and social activities.

We are mindful of the importance of social distancing and the role we play in our communities to protect the health of our clients, employees and their families during COVID-19. We have therefore suspended the Society's in-person activities for the next while - this includes Minds in Motion®, support groups and other education.

In the meantime, please read the Minds in Motion information sheet and frequently asked questions for more details or read the First Link Bulletin for a list of Minds in Motion® programs in your community, once the program resumes.

What is Minds in Motion®?

Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for people living with any form of early-stage dementia along with a family member, friend or other care partner.

Gentle exercises are followed by social activities designed to be enjoyed in pairs. Coffee, tea and light refreshments are provided. Care partners must attend. Registration fees include the cost of the person living with dementia and one care partner. Start at any time and pay a pro-rated registration fee.

Where to find your local Minds in Motion® program

Greater Victoria

Gordon Head Recreation Centre
4100 Lambrick Way, Saanich, B.C.
Mondays from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Monterey Centre
1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria, B.C.
Mondays from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Pearkes Recreation Centre
3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria, B.C.
Tuesdays from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
1767 Island Highway, Victoria, B.C.
Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Esquimalt Recreation Centre
527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt, B.C.
Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

SHOAL Centre
10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.
Thursdays from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Greater Victoria Resource Centre at 250-382-2052.

North and Central Vancouver Island

Beban Park Social Centre
2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C.
Tuesdays from 10 a.m.- noon

Beban Park Social Centre
2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C.
Tuesdays from 1 - 3 p.m.

Parksville Community Centre
132 E. Jensen Avenue, Parksville, B.C.
Fridays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Native Son's Hall
360 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, B.C.
Wednesdays from 1 - 3 p.m.

Cowichan Aquatic Centre
2653 James Street, Duncan, B.C.
Mondays from 1 - 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Nanaimo Resource Centre at 250-734-4170 or 1-800-462-2833.

North and Central Okanagan

Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, B.C.
Mondays from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Vernon Recreation Centre (afternoons)
3310 37th Avenue, Vernon, B.C.
Thursdays from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Halina Senior's Centre (mornings)
3310 37th Avenue, Vernon, B.C.
Thursdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact the North and Central Okanagan Resource Centre at 250-860-0305 or 1-800-634-3399.

South Okanagan

Penticton Community Centre
325 Power Street, Penticton, B.C.
Tuesdays from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact the South Okanagan Resource Centre at 250-493-8182 or 1-888-318-1122.

Central Interior

John Tod Centre YMCA
150 Wood Street, Kamloops, B.C.
Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Central Interior Resource Centre at 250-377-8200 or 1-800-886-6946.

Northern Interior and Skeena

YMCA
2020 Massey Drive, Prince George, B.C.
Thursdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact the Northern Interior and Skeena Resource Centre at 250-564-7533 or toll-free at 1-866-564-7533.

East Kootenay

Cranbrook Seniors Hall
125 17th Avenue South, Cranbrook
Thursdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact the East Kootenay Resource Centre at 250-426-0534.

Greater Vancouver

Richmond

South Arm Community Centre (full - waitlist available)
8880 Williams Road, Richmond
Tuesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Cambie Community Centre (Chinese)
East Richmond Hall
12360 Cambie Road, Richmond
Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Fraser Region

Community Recreation & Cultural Centre
6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
Thursdays from 2 - 3:45 p.m.

Dogwood Pavilion (full - waitlist available)
1655 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam
Wednesdays from 1 - 3 p.m.

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre
5155 47th Avenue, Delta
Mondays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Mission Community Services
33179 2nd Avenue, Mission
Tuesdays from 1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Century House
620 8th Street, New Westminster
Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Pitt Meadows Seniors Activity Centre
19065 119B Avenue, Pitt Meadows
Fridays from 10:30 a.m. - noon

Kent Street Activity Centre
1475 Kent Street, White Rock
Mondays from 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Timms Community Centre
20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Mondays from 9:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Evergreen Hall
9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack
Thursdays from 10 - 11:45 a.m.

Newton Seniors Centre
13375 70th Avenue, Surrey
Fridays from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Guildford Recreation Centre
15105 105th Avenue, Surrey
Tuesdays from 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Clearbrook MB Church
2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
Tuesdays from 10 - 11:45 a.m.

Vancouver

Kitsilano Community Centre
2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Mondays from 1 - 3 p.m.

Kerrisdale Community Centre
5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Wednesdays from 9:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Hillcrest Centre
4575 Clancy Loranger way, Vancouver
Mondays from 2 - 4 p.m.

West End Community Centre
870 Denman Street, Vancouver
Tuesdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Killarney Community Centre (Chinese)
6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver
Fridays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

North Shore and Sunshine Coast

Silver Harbour Centre
144 East 22nd Street, North Vancouver
Fridays from 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.

West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre
695 - 21st Street, West Vancouver
Fridays from 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Sechelt Aquatic Centre
5500 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt
Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon

For more information about programs in Richmond, North Vancouver or West Vancouver, please call 604-675-5157. For more information about programs in the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows or Vancouver, please call 604-675-5156.

Minds in Motion® volunteer opportunities

Our Minds in Motion® volunteer program assistants help us to:

  • Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities for the social part of the program.
  • Assist the program facilitator to ensure activity participation and socialization. This may include spending one-to-one time with participants who need extra support.
  • Under the direction of the fitness instructor, provide one-to-one guidance to assist participants during the fitness part of the program.

Learn more about how you can volunteer in our Minds in Motion® program in your community.

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