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You’re Invited to the Alzheimer Society’s Minds in Motion® Open House in Morden

Morden, MB – The Alzheimer Society’s Minds in Motion® program is opening its doors to the public in Morden on Thursday, March 14th between 1:30 – 3:30 pm! Come experience different aspects of Minds in Motion® at the Access Event Centre located at 111 Gilmour Street.

This program offers a great environment to establish new friendships with others living similar experiences. The two main components include 45 to 60 minutes of exercise led by a trained fitness leader, and 45 to 60 minutes of cognitively stimulating activities facilitated by the Minds in Motion® program coordinator and volunteers.

“Minds in Motion® continues to expand throughout Manitoba because people are noticing how beneficial the program is for people living with dementia and their care partners,” says Kathy Diehl Cyr, Manager of Minds in Motion®, Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. “The program focuses on promoting socialization, movement and having fun!”

Minds in Motion will help participants feel empowered in their daily lives through:

  • Staying Active: Physical activity can help participants feel better while reducing stress and maintaining overall health.
  • Staying Connected: Including meaningful social activities is important for people with dementia and their care partners.
  • Staying Engaged: Cognitive activities such as word puzzles and memory games are good for brain health.

“It’s so important for people living with dementia to stay active in their communities, and Minds in Motion® is a program that encourages just that as well as challenging activities for both the participant and their care partner to enjoy independently,” says Diehl-Cyr.

Stephanie Dueck Rec Programmer for City of Morden commented on the new partnership with Alzheimer’s Society. “Minds in Motion® is a great fit for our programming, and we are excited to offer it. We hope the program will benefit the health of those in our community with dementia and their caregivers.”

A new 8-week session is scheduled for April 4-May 23. Register at http://mordenmb.com/MiM.