We are currently offering a small selection of in-person Minds in Motion® programs around the province. Space is limited but if the in-person programs are full, we will put you on a waitlist for more in-person Minds in Motion® programs starting in January 2022. We will continue to add new programs based on your interest. To register or learn more about these in-person Minds in Motion® programs, please call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to learn more about our COVID-19 safety protocols for our in-person events.
Until then, please read more about the adapted online and telephone programs that you can participate in:
- Minds in Motion® online: Minds in Motion®is now offered online for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia and their care partners. Click here for available days and time and for more information. To register, call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.
- Virtual support groups: We currently offer virtual support groups for care partners who are caring for someone living with dementia, and two types of early stage groups for people living with dementia. Learn more here.
- Weekly webinars: Learn about dementia from anywhere by participating in one of our live webinars – all you need is a computer, tablet or phone! Learn more here.
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.
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.
- 40 activities for people living with dementia and care partners booklet from McGill University.