I am a Caregiver: I Want To Stay Healthy

FOR: Persons living with early to mid-stage dementia and a guest (usually a family member or friend)
PROGRAM: There are two main components to the program; (i) a 45 – 60 minutes of physical activity led by a trained physical activity program leader and (ii) 45 – 60 minutes of mentally stimulating activities facilitated by a Minds in Motion coordinator and volunteers
PURPOSE: This two-hour weekly program is a great opportunity to establish new friendships with others who are living the same experiences.
INTERESTED? Please call your local office for full details and site-specific scheduling
FOR: Persons living with early to mid-stage dementia and a guest (usually a family member or friend)
PROGRAM: A two hour weekly program. The first hour is focused on looking at art, breaking it down for its basic elements, and finding what participants like about the art, or do not like! After a refreshment break, the group then focuses the production of art projects (where no artistic skill is needed)
PURPOSE: The creative expressions group is based on the Meet Me at MOMA program that was designed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The goal is not the end product of artwork, but the process and the connection with other participants.
INTERESTED? Please call your local office for full details and site-specific scheduling
FOR: Persons living with dementia, their friends and family, professional caregivers
PROGRAM: These weekly drop in 45-minute sessions are currently being offered on-line
PURPOSE: Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Participants can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter Yoga is a fun group for any one because it doesn’t require people to be able to comprehend a joke’s punch line to laugh.
INTERESTED? Please call  1-800-565-4614 ext. 104
FOR: Persons living with dementia, their friends and family
PROGRAM: A drop in social program
PURPOSE: This is an opportunity to meet, socialize, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in good company. These gatherings allow people to be in a dementia safe space with others while catching up on current events or sharing recent experiences.
INTERESTED? Please call your local office for full details and site-specific scheduling
FOR: Persons living with early-stage dementia and their primary Caregiver(s)
PROGRAM: 6 (if online) 4 (if in person)
PURPOSE: These classes are small in size and offered in a way that everyone learns. First Steps provides an introduction to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to understand the diagnosis and learn about tips and strategies that might help you day to day. An opportunity to meet others who are also living with dementia.
INTERESTED? The different types of dementia, the resulting changes in the brain, planning for the future, and strategies to remain independent for as long as possible