Minds in Motion

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Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for those with early stage dementia and a friend, family member or caregiver.

Enjoy physical activity conducted by a certified fitness instructor, followed by activities and social time in a relaxed atmosphere. Develop new friendships with others living similar experiences.

About Minds in Motion

How the program works 

A 1.5- 2 hour, weekly program that runs for ten consecutive weeks. We offer in-person and virtual offerings of the program. Minds in Motion® combines: 

  • 45 to 60 minutes of physical activity, led by a certified physical activity program leader 
  • 45 to 60 minutes of socially stimulating mental activities, facilitated by volunteers 

Class sizes are limited in order to accommodate the needs of all participants. 

Benefits for the person living with dementia 

  • Increased confidence and comfort with their diagnosis 
  • Inclusion in community 
  • ​​​​​​​Improved balance, mobility, flexibility and alertness 

Benefits for the caregiver, family member or friend 

  • Self-care: An opportunity to focus on their own health, rather than focusing exclusively on the needs of the person living with dementia 
  • Pleasure from seeing the person that they care for enjoying themselves 
  • ​​​​​​​Mutual support and learning from other care partners 

Benefits for all 

  • Sharpened mental functioning, sometimes lasting two to three days 
  • Reduced sense of isolation 
  • Improved balance, mobility, flexibility, strength, and endurance 
  • ​​​​​​​Supportive environments which encourage new friendships with others who are living the same

Sessions and dates                               

All sessions are currently full. 

Please check back later this summer for updates on 3 fall sessions: Saskatoon, Regina and Virtual! 

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