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!
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 for all current Minds in Motion sessions at alzheimer.mb.ca/mindsinmotion.
Join us for this lively program that encourages exploration of the Manitoba Museum’s many unique 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.
Winter Program (4 weeks)
Fridays, 2 – 3:30 pm
February 23, March 1, 8, 15, 2024
Cost: $110 + GST/couple
Registration opening soon!
Developed in partnership with the Manitoba Museum and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Enjoy the best of a Manitoba autumn with migrating birds, magnificent bison, and let crackling campfires set up calming, fun natural adventure- all in city limits!
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
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.
Winter Program (8 weeks)
Wednesdays, 2 – 3:30 pm
January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 2024
Cost: $110 + GST/couple
Registration opens on December 18th.
Developed in partnership with FortWhyte Alive and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Developed in partnership with the Assiniboine Park Conservatory and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
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.
Winter 2024 Program (10 weeks)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024
Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blv.
Cost: $145/pair (Fall) $145/pair (Winter) $240/pair (Both)
Developed by Community School of Music and the Arts at Canadian Mennonite University with assistance from the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.