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!
ART TO INSPIRE
Art to Inspire is a program designed to creatively engage people living with dementia, and their care partners, with visual art. Led by specially trained art educators and artists, Art to Inspire offers six afternoon sessions in the Gallery where participants can enjoy conversations, works of art, and artmaking in a supportive setting. Each session will explore a different theme and engage participants in different ways that celebrate present-moment awareness and meaningful creative expression.
Six week sessions: Alternate Thursdays, 2 – 3:30 pm
January 16 – March 26, 2020
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.
Cost: $90 per pair
To register or for further inquiries, email email@example.com
Developed in partnership with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba and University of Manitoba College of Rehabilitation Sciences.
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.
- 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
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 six 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.
6 weekly sessions: Wednesdays, 2 to 3:30 pm
February 12 – March 18, 2020
Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave.
Cost: $95 per pair, $90 for Museum member (+GST)
Developed in partnership with the Manitoba Museum and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. It allows people with dementia and their care partners to try new experiences in a supportive environment.
Vivace Voices is a community choir for people with dementia and their care partners. Learn to sing new and familiar music while making connections with those around you!
12 week sessions: Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
January 27 – April 13, 2020
Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Cost: $145 per pair
To register or for further inquiries, contact the Community School of Music at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-487-3300 ext 691
No prior choral experience is required. Care partners must attend with person living with dementia.
Developed by Community School of Music and the Arts at Canadian Mennonite University with assistance from the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.