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.

COVID-19 update: Masks are now optional. To learn more about safety protocols for our in-person events, visit: alzbc.org/COVID-safety

What is Minds in Motion®?

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

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

In-person and online options are available. To find a session near you and for more information, click on the region below you are interested in:

Minds in Motion® online

The online Minds in Motion® consists of a 30-minute fitness video followed by 45 minutes of social activity and is an opportunity to connect with others living with dementia. Care partners must attend.

Groups meet weekly: 

  • Tuesdays: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesdays (Cantonese): 1 – 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 - 11:30 a.m. 

Sessions are free to attend and hosted online via Zoom.

For more information and to register, please call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English) or 1-833-674-5007 (Cantonese).

 

Register for Minds in Motion®

North & Central Vancouver Island

  • Courtenay: Six Wednesdays, February 28 - April 3 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Duncan: Eight Fridays, January 12 - March 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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  • Nanaimo: Five Thursdays, March 7 - April 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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Greater Victoria Area

  • Sidney: Five Tuesdays, January 23 - February 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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  • Colwood: Six Wednesdays, January 24 - February 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
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Vancouver Coastal

  • Vancouver (Cantonese): Twelve Fridays, January 5 - March 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Richmond (Cantonese): Twelve Wednesdays, January 10 - March 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Vancouver: Eight Wednesdays, January 17 - March 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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  • Richmond: Six Thursdays, January 25 - February 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Vancouver: Five Thursdays, February 22 - March 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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North Shore & Sunshine Coast

  • North Vancouver: Eight Fridays, January 19 - March 15 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
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  • West Vancouver: Eight Fridays, January 19 - March 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Sechelt: Sechelt Aquatic Centre, 11 Fridays, January 12 - March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon
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Fraser Region

  • White Rock: 12 Tuesdays, January 9 - March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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  • Langley: Eight Tuesdays, January 16 - March 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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  • Surrey: Eight Wednesdays, January 17 - March 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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  • Ladner: Six Wednesdays, February 21 - March 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Chilliwack: Five Mondays, February 26 - March 25 from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Langley: Eight Tuesdays, March 12 - April 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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Central Interior

  • Kamloops: Eight Tuesdays, January 9 - February 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Kamloops: Eight Tuesdays, March 5 - April 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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North & Central Okanagan

  • Kelowna: Ten Wednesdays, January 10 - March 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
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  • Vernon: Five Tuesdays, February 13 - March 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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South Okanagan

  • Penticton: Eight Tuesdays, January 9 - February 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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  • Osoyoos: Nine Wednesdays, January 17 - March 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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Northern Interior, Northwest & Northeast

  • Prince George: Eight Tuesdays, January 30 - March 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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  • Prince George: Eight Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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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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