Minds in Motion®

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Learn how our fitness and social program, Minds in Motion®, helps people living with any form of early-stage dementia with gentle exercise and social activities.

COVID-19 update: Masks are now optional. To learn more about safety protocols for our in-person events, visit: alzbc.org/COVID-safety

What is Minds in Motion®?

Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for people living with any form of early-stage dementia to attend with a family member, friend or other care partner.

Gentle exercises are followed by social activities designed to be enjoyed in pairs. Care partners must attend. Registration fees (in-person sessions only) include the cost of the person living with dementia and one care partner. Start at any time and pay a pro-rated registration fee.

In-person and online options are available. To find a session near you and for more information, click on the region below you are interested in:

Minds in Motion® online

The online Minds in Motion® consists of a 30-minute fitness video followed by 45 minutes of social activity and is an opportunity to connect with others living with dementia. Care partners must attend.

Groups meet weekly: 

  • Tuesdays: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 - 11:30 a.m. 

Sessions are free to attend and hosted online via Zoom.

For more information and to register, please call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English) or 1-833-674-5007 (Cantonese).

 

Register for Minds in Motion®

North & Central Vancouver Island

  • Courtenay: Six Wednesdays, February 28 - April 3 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Courtenay: Eight Wednesdays, June 5 - July 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Courtenay: Six Wednesdays, April 17 - May 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Nanaimo: Five Thursdays, March 7 - April 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Nanaimo: Six Thursdays, May 2 - June 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Nanaimo: Five Thursdays, June 13 - July 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Nanaimo: Six Thursdays, May 2 - June 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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  • Nanaimo: Five Thursdays, June 13 - July 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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Greater Victoria Area

  • Colwood: Seven Wednesdays, March 6 - April 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
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  • Colwood: Seven Wednesdays, May 8 - June 19 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
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  • Oak Bay: Seven Tuesdays, May 7 - June 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
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  • Oak Bay: Seven Thursdays, May 9 - June 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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  • Oak Bay: Seven Thursdays, July 18 - August 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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  • Saanich: Five Mondays, May 6 - June 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Saanich: Six Mondays, July 15 - August 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Saanich: Seven Wednesdays, May 8 - June 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Saanich: Eight Wednesdays, February 28 - April 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Saanich: Four Wednesdays, August 7 - August 28 from 1 to 2 p.m.
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  • Saanich: Eight Mondays, Feburaury 26 - April 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Duncan: Five Fridays, April 19 - May 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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  • Duncan: Five Fridays, May 31 - June 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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Vancouver Coastal

  • Richmond (Cantonese): Twelve Wednesdays, April 3 - June 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Richmond: Five Thursdays, April 4 - May 2 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
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  • Richmond: Five Thursdays, May 23 - June 27 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
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  • Vancouver (Cantonese): Thirteen Fridays, April 5 - June 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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  • Vancouver: Six Wednesdays, April 3 - May 8 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
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  • Vancouver: Six Thursdays, May 23 - June 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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  • Vancouver: Six Wednesdays, April 3 - May 8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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North Shore & Sunshine Coast

  • West Vancouver: Six Fridays, April 5 - May 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • West Vancouver: Six Fridays, May 24 - June 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • North Vancouver: Six Fridays, May 10 - June 28 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
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  • North Vancouver: Six Fridays, April 5 - May 10 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
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  • Sechelt: Sechelt Aquatic Centre, Nine Fridays, April 5 - May 31 from 10 a.m. to noon
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Fraser Region

  • Abbotsford: Six Fridays, February 16 - March 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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  • Langley: Eight Tuesdays, March 12 - April 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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  • Langley: Seven Tuesdays, May 7 - June 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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  • Langley: Eight Tuesdays, July 2 - August 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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  • Surrey (Punjabi): Six Tuesdays, April 9 - May 14 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Surrey (Punjabi): Six Tuesdays, May 21 - June 25 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Guildford: Eight Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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  • Coquitlam: Six Thursdays, May 30 - June 27 from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
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  • Coquitlam: Six Thursdays, April 4 - May 9 from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
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  • Hope: Nine Tuesdays, April 25  - June 27 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (No Class May 30th)
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  • Chilliwack: Six Mondays, April 8  - May 13 from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
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  • Chilliwack: Six Mondays, May 20  - June 24 from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
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  • Agassiz: Six Wednesdays, March 6  - April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Central Interior

  • Kamloops: Eight Tuesdays, March 5 - April 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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North & Central Okanagan

  • Kelowna: Eleven Wednesdays, April 10 - June 19 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
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  • Vernon: Five Tuesdays, May 14 - June 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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  • Vernon: Six Tuesdays, April 2 - May 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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South Okanagan

  • Osoyoos: Nine Wednesdays, January 17 - March 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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Northern Interior, Northwest & Northeast

  • Prince George: Eight Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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Minds in Motion® volunteer opportunities

Our Minds in Motion® volunteer program assistants help us to:

  • Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities for the social part of the program.
  • Assist the program facilitator to ensure activity participation and socialization. This may include spending one-to-one time with participants who need extra support.
  • Under the direction of the fitness instructor, provide one-to-one guidance to assist participants during the fitness part of the program.

Learn more about how you can volunteer in our Minds in Motion® program in your community.

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