Minds in Motion®

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Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs dementia and their care partners.

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To register and learn more, please contact Angela Meraw, Operations Manager:

 

What is Minds in Motion®(MiM)?

Combining physical activity and mental stimulation, Minds in Motion unfolds to laughter and chatter, with new friendships forming and stories being shared.

The participants

  • Minds in Motion participants have early to mid-stage signs of dementia and are accompanied by their care partners
  • In some circumstances individuals register on their own, please connect with your local Alzheimer Society for more information on this option
  • A maximum of 11 couples, or 22 participants, enrolled in each eight-week program
  • Each pair pays a minimal registration fee (fees may vary by community)

The program

The 2-hour program runs once a week, for 8 weeks, in a community-based program centre, and offers:

  • Gentle and easy to follow physical activities
  • Fun social activities focused on building personal skills

The benefits

For the person with dementia:

  • Improved balance, mobility, flexibility, and alertness
  • Increased confidence, and comfort with their own circumstance
  • Mutual support from others facing similar experiences

For the care partners, it’s an opportunity to focus on their own health, and have fun with their partner. Other benefits include:

  • Seeing the person they are caring for enjoying themselves
  • Mutual support and learning from other care partners

All participants can benefit from:

  • Sharpened mental functioning, sometimes lasting 2-3 days.
  • Increased sense of social participation

 

MiM Prince Edward County

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Huff Family Fund, The County Foundation and St. Andrew's Anglican Parish of Kente the Minds in Motion program is now running at the Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre (PEFAC).

Mondays from 2pm-4pm

Session 1 starts February 10th, 2020

Session 2 starts April 20th, 2020

Session 3 starts June 29th, 2020

Session 4 starts September 14th, 2020

MiM Belleville

In the spring of 2020 the Minds in Motion program will begin running