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Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for those with early stage memory loss 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.

Saskatoon

Session #1 (Registration Code 48900) Tuesdays, Sept 12 – Nov 28 2017
Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Cost $35/participant To register 306-975-3354

Session #2 (Registration Code 48901) Thursdays, Sept 21 – Nov 9 2017
Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Cost $25/participant To register 306-975-3354

Location Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive 

Regina

Date Thursdays, Sept 14 - Nov 30, 2017 Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Cost $25/participant Registration Code 202399 To register 306-777-7529

Location Northwest Leisure Centre, 1127 Arnason Street

Prince Albert

Date Tuesdays, October 3 - November 21, 2017 Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Cost $25/participant Registration Code 6660 To register 306-953-4989
Registration available Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. until September 29
Location Alfred Jenkins Field House, 2787 10th Avenue West

How the program works

A two hour, weekly program that runs for eight consecutive weeks. The program combines:

  • 45-60 minutes of physical activity led by a certified physical activity program leader
  • 45-60 minutes of socially stimulating mental activities facilitated by an Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan program staff and volunteers
  • Light, healthy refreshments are provided
  • Class sizes are limited in order to accommodate the needs of all participants 

Benefits to the individual with dementia:


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

Benefits to the care partner/family/friend:


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

Benefits to both:


  • 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 




Last Updated: 08/31/17
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