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.
Five sessions: Fridays, 1:30 – 3 pm
October 22 to November 26, 2021
*No class on November 5*
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd
Registration opens on Monday, September 13th at wag.ca.
Developed in partnership with the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Enjoy Manitoba’s autumn outdoors! Watch the leaves turn colour, hear the rush of migrating geese and smell the cranberries ripen in the fall forest. During Tales Along the Trail, participants will encounter the natural world in a safe and exciting way. An experienced naturalist will guide the group along FortWhyte’s gentle pathways. Each session wraps up with stories, tea and a tasty treat around a toasty campfire.
Six sessions: Wednesday 2 – 3:30 pm
September 15th to October 20th, 2021
FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Drive
Registration opens on Monday, August 9. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Dana at 204-989-8355 ext 204.
Note: The fall session is sold out. We hope to plan more sessions at a later date. Watch this page for updates.
Developed in partnership with FortWhyte Alive and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
This engaging program lets participants explore Assiniboine Park Zoo’s most famed exhibit: Journey to Churchill. Led by an educator coordinator, the group will explore arctic animals and earth friendly themes while building community through reminiscing, sensory activities and take-home projects.
Four sessions: Tuesdays, 10 am – 12 pm
September 14 to October 5, 2021
Assiniboine Park Zoo, Special Events Gate, 54 Zoo Dr.
Registration opens on Tuesday, August 10. After that date, participants can register at assiniboinepark.ca/programs-and-tours/workshops
Developed in partnership with the Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
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.
4 weekly sessions: Fridays, 1:30 to 3 pm
September 17 to October 8, 2021
Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave.
Cost: $75 per pair ($70 for Museum members)
Registration is now open. Please call or email Corinne Antoniuk at 204-988-0671 / email@example.com
Developed in partnership with the Manitoba Museum and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
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.
We anticipate lots of laughs and social interaction in our fall Minds in Motion sessions, which will start after Thanksgiving weekend. We are excited to offer these sessions both in-person (if COVID regulations permit) and online.
Dates and times for the fall Minds in Motion sessions will be available later in August. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to find out more about what Minds in Motion is all about!