Minds in Motion benefits those in early stages of dementia and their caregivers as well. (submitted)

Minds in Motion benefits those in early stages of dementia and their caregivers as well. (submitted)

Duncan Minds in Motion program has space available

Minds in Motion runs on five Monday afternoons beginning on May 27

Space is available for new registrants in a unique program that helps Cowichan Valley residents living with dementia.

Minds in Motion runs on five Monday afternoons beginning on May 27 at Cowichan Aquatic Centre, 2653 James St. Sessions run from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling 250-746-7665.

The fitness and social program is part of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s First Link dementia support for people in the early stages of the disease, and their care partner.

The program helps them stay active and engaged in the community. Benefits of the exercise component include improved balance, mobility and flexibility, as well as helping to build the confidence to live well with dementia.

Minds in Motion also helps care partners form new social support networks.

For more information or to try out a free session prior to registering, call Shanan St. Louis, the Society’s Minds in Motion coordinator, at 250-734-4170.

For information on First Link dementia support, call the First Link Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 or visit alzheimerbc.org.