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 FH1505-01)

Tues, Jan 30 to Apr 17, 2018 (12 wks)

Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Cost $35/participant

To register 306-975-3354

Session #2 (Registration Code FH1504-01)

Thurs, Feb 22 to Apr 12, 2018 (8 wks)

Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Cost $25/participant

To register 306-975-3354

Location Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Dr

Registration starts on December 4th, 2017

For more information phone 306-683-6332

or email telliott@alzheimer.sk.ca

                        

Regina

                                   

Date Thursdays, February 1 - March 22, 2018

Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Cost $25/participant     Registration Code 205079

To register 306-777-7529

Location Northwest Leisure Centre, 1127 Arnason St

Registration starts on December 12th, 2017

For more information phone 306-949-4141

or email mindsinmotion@alzheimer.sk.ca

                               

Prince Albert

       

Date Thursdays, February 8 to March 29, 2018

Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Cost $25/participant

Registration information coming soon!

Location Alfred Jenkins Field House, 2787 10th Ave W

                                   

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: 11/22/2017