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®?

Now offering both in-person and online, 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. Care partners must attend. Registration fees (in-person sessions) include the cost of the person living with dementia and one care partner. Start at any time and pay a pro-rated registration fee.

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: 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 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: 1 – 2:30 p.m.    

Sessions are free to attend and hosted online via Microsoft Teams.

For more information and to register, please call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English) or 1-833-874-5077 (Cantonese).
 

 

Register for Minds in Motion®

North & Central Vancouver Island

  • Courtenay: Six Wednesdays, June 8 – July 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Parksville: Six Wednesdays, April 20 – May 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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South Vancouver Island

  • Victoria – Monterey: Eight Thursdays, May 5 – June 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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  • Victoria – Gordon Head: Seven Wednesdays, May 2 – June 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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Vancouver

  • North Vancouver: Eight Fridays, July 8 – August 26 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
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  • West Vancouver: Eight Thursdays, July 7 – August 25 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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  • Richmond (Cantonese): 14 Wednesdays, March 30 – June 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Vancouver (Cantonese): Eight Fridays, May 6 – June 24 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Online (Cantonese): For more information, called the Chinese First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-833-674-5007 or email [email protected]

Fraser Region

  • Coquitlam: Seven Thursdays, May 19 – June 30 from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
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  • Ladner: 11 Wednesdays, March 2 – May 25 from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.
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Central Interior

  • Kamloops: Eight Tuesdays, March 29 – May 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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Okanagan

  • Penticton: Nine Tuesdays, May 3 – June 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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Northern Interior

  • Prince George: Nine Tuesdays, May 3 – June 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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Kootenays

  • Cranbrook: Seven Thursdays, May 3 – June 30 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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