“It gets us out of the house. It’s great for our brains. It gets us socialising with other people.”
-BC individual with dementia, Minds in Motion participant
The Ontario Brain Institute is funding the start-up phase of Minds in Motion® Ontario
The Alzheimer Society of Ontario also wishes to gratefully acknowledge the Minds in Motion delivery partners:
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging developed the physical activity framework and program curriculum and will provide training to the physical activity program leaders, either directly or through the training of regionally-based trainers.
A team from Brock University’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies developed the mental stimulation and meaningful activity framework for the program.
Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario is prepared to support the delivery of this program in their local centres.
Parks and Recreation Ontario, a provincial membership-based association, is supporting the project by engaging their municipal and non-profit recreation members.
A team from the University of Waterloo’s Kinesiology Department, is leading the evaluation of the Minds in Motion® pilot project.
We also wish to thank Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care for advising the Alzheimer Society of Ontario on the use of a Therepeutic Recreation framework for inclusion in Ontario's Minds in Motion program.
If your organization wishes to get involved with the Alzheimer Society please contact Bobbi-Jo Smith at 416-847-8912 or firstname.lastname@example.org