Discover. Explore. Get Involved.

*UPDATE: The Discover. Explore. Get Involved program is on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions until further notice. Stay tuned to this page for future updates.

Discover. Explore. Get Involved. is an initiative that involves partnering with community organizations. Through these partnerships, people with dementia have opportunities to get out and participate in engaging and stimulating activities with their family members and friends. Organizations open their doors to provide programs offering social, creative, educational and active living components.

One of the goals is to encourage organizations to provide accessible and supportive environments for people with dementia and their care partners. These are places in which everyone is included and respected.

Click on the following links to reveal current opportunities in which participants can discover, explore and get involved!

Journeys Through the Zoo: Memories and Motion

Minds in Motion®

Now and Then: A Journey in Time



Journeys Through the Zoo: Memories and Motion, is an engaging program designed for people living with early to moderate symptoms of dementia and their care partners to explore Assiniboine Park Zoos most famed exhibit: Journey to Churchill. Led by an Educator Coordinator, we explore arctic animals and earth friendly themes while building community through reminiscing and engaging activities and take home projects. We spend time indoors and outdoor so please dress for the weather and walking.

Four sessions: Tuesdays, 10 am – 12 pm
September 29 to October 20, 2020
Assiniboine Park Zoo, Special Events Gate, 54 Zoo Dr.
Cost: $80 per pair  SOLD OUT

Covid precautions will be in place.
* To accommodate physical distancing, please only one adult per accompanying care partner.
* Please use the self screening tool link here before each arrival.
* Prepackaged snacks provided, sterilized art supplies and materials provided for care partner bubble use only.
* To help keep our program green, please bring your own travel mug. Disposal cups will be provided if needed.

SOLD OUT For more information, please contact Assiniboine Park Zoo. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, closed on holidays.

Phone: 204-927-6070

Developed in partnership with the Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. 




Minds in Motion® is a two-hour weekly fitness and social program running for eight weeks. It is designed for people with early to moderate symptoms of dementia to attend with a family member or friend. You and your partner will experience physical activity, games that challenge your brain and opportunities to socialize with others in the group.

Program Details:

  • Registration takes place at community recreation or seniors resource centres.
  • Program includes up to 50 minutes of gentle exercises followed by refreshments and 50 minutes activities that stimulate your brain.
  • Cost per participant pair is $65.

For a list of complete locations and session dates, please visit the Minds in Motion website.



Now and Then: A Journey in Time is a program that encourages people living with early to moderate symptoms of dementia and their care partners to explore the Manitoba Museum’s many collections.

During four lively sessions let by a Museum Learning Facilitator, participants explore old memories and create new ones through object handling, multisensory activities and stimulating discussions. Each session highlights one of the Museum’s distinct galleries, from the animals of the Arctic to the far reaches of ancient Egypt, and many more.

Sessions are 90 minutes. Participants are welcome to explore the Museum Galleries before or after the program.

4 weekly sessions: Fridays, 1:30 to 3 pm
October 16 to November 6, 2020
Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave.
Cost: $75 per participant pair ($70 for members) SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT For more information about future sessions, please contact Shauna Carmichael, Learning and Engagement Producer for more information at 204-988-0642 or

Developed in partnership with the Manitoba Museum and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.