A new program at the Eastlink Centre is aimed at supporting people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. The Minds in Motion program is specifically designed to be a dementia-inclusive space for those with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s.
According to the City of Grande Prairie, the goal is to provide a space for people to enjoy light physical activity and mental stimulation in a social environment as a way to improve balance, mobility, flexibility, alertness, and confidence. It is run in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories.
Community Knowledge Campus General Manager Angela Redding says introducing Minds in Motion is a milestone for the facility when it comes to creating more accessible recreation and socialization opportunities.
“We strive to be a state-of-the-art recreational facility for users of all ages and abilities, and we believe this program is a great addition to creating inclusivity and a high quality of life for all Grande Prairie residents.”
Registration is now open for the first program, which will run Tuesdays from September 13th to October 18th.