Please check with your health care provider to ensure it is safe for you to participate in a light exercise program.
What is Minds in Motion®?
Minds in Motion® is a fun and engaging program that combines physical activity and mental stimulation in a social environment.
Each week, participants meet online for an hour of physical activity and mental stimulation in a social environment. A certified instructor from the Saint John YMCA leads a low-impact fitness workout and then someone from the Alzheimer Society leads brain activities and group conversation.
The program is designed for people living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia. Friends, family members or care partners are welcome as participants and supporters.
“[My husband] looks forward to this program every week. We talk about it the night before and the night of. It gives him something to look forward to without needing to leave the house. He loves watching the other people on Zoom, and enjoys it if he sees their pets in the pictures.” – Minds in Motion® participant
Benefits of the program
Minds in Motion® can help you:
- Stay physically active
- Meet and socialize online with others living with dementia
- Participate in brain health activities
- Learn about dementia programs and support
What you need to participate
Interested in participating? All you need is an internet connection, a device (laptop, iPad or tablet) with a microphone and video camera, and a stable chair.
After you register, we will send you exercise supplies free of charge.
Register for Minds in Motion®
Minds in Motion® takes place every Thursday morning from 11:00am – 12:00 pm on Zoom.