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.
Fall Program (8 weeks)
Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 pm, $120/pair
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 , 26, November 2, 9
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard
Register now at wag.ca/events/events-calendar/
Developed in partnership with the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Tales Along the Trail is for people living with early to moderate symptoms of dementia and their care partners who are looking for a safe but exciting way to encounter the natural world.
An experienced naturalist will guide the group along FortWhyte’s gentle pathways, pointing out all fall has to offer and encouraging everyone to use all their senses to explore.
Each session will have a relaxing walk through the woods, with stops focusing on all of our senses. We then will have a chance to share thoughts, stories, and a snack around a crackling fire or cozy indoor space. In stormy weather, we bring nature indoors, keeping the engagement and fun going while we watch the wind and snow outside.
Winter Program (7 weeks)
Wednesdays, 2 – 3:30 pm
January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8
FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road
Registration opens November 17th at noon. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to register for this program
Developed in partnership with FortWhyte Alive and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
JOURNEYS THROUGH THE ZOO
Stay tuned for Spring 2023 Dates!
Journeys Through the Zoo is an engaging program designed for people living with early to moderate signs of dementia and their care partners to explore Assiniboine Park and Zoo’s attractions.
This series is a comfortable blend of socialization and recreation with engaging sensory activities, reminiscing prompts, and guided tours and presentations in a supportive environment. Snacks and coffee/tea is included.
Themes in the Journey Through the Zoo series include:
– Aunt Sally’s Farm
– Animals and Plants of the Rainforest
– Journey to Churchill
– English Garden
Developed in partnership with the Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
NOW AND THEN: A JOURNEY IN TIME
Six fully vaccinated participant pairs will have the opportunity to take part in Now and Then: A Journey in Time during four sessions in March. This lively program encourages exploration of the Manitoba Museum’s many collections.
Led 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.
Participants are welcome to explore the Museum Galleries before or after the program.
Wednesdays, 2 – 3:30 pm, $80/pair (non-members), $75/pair (members)
November 9, 16, 23, 30
Developed in partnership with the Manitoba Museum and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
MINDS IN MOTION®
Our popular Minds in Motion® program connects people living with early to moderate signs of dementia and their care partners through fitness, fun and friendship. Participants take part in a gentle chair fitness class followed by socially engaging activity and conversation.
There are lots of laughs and social interaction during these sessions. We are excited to offer both in-person and online options.
Dates, times and registration information are available for the Fall 2022 Minds in Motion sessions at alzheimer.mb.ca/mindsinmotion.
Come and join in making music together! Singing in a choir is a challenging and joyful experience. Learn to sing new and familiar music while making connections with those around you. No prior choral experience is required. Care partners must attend with person living with Alzheimer’s.
Fall Program (7 weeks)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, $100/pair
October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7
Winter Program (10 weeks)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, $145/pair
January 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2023
Developed by Community School of Music and the Arts at Canadian Mennonite University with assistance from the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.