Minds in Motion

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Location

First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield

Description

Seniors with cognitive impairment, such as dementia or early stage Alzheimer’s disease, are invited to join a new program designed to improve their quality of life. With a focus on cognitive, physical and emotional health, Minds in Motion uses themed programs, brain games, light exercise, interaction and a communal meal to engage participants’ five senses. The Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at Southern Illinois University Medicine is coordinating the program, funded by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln King’s Daughters Organization Blackstock Fund.

Minds in Motion is modeled after the original Minds in Motion program established in Champaign, Ill., which has shown numerous benefits, including:
  • Improved brain function
  • Increased core strength
  • Improved mood and emotional wellbeing
  • Improved balance
  • Relaxation
The class will meet 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield. Minds in Motion includes 16 sessions through June. Registration is not required, and participants may attend as many or as few classes as they wish. The cost to attend is $20 per session for participants and $10 per session for spouses or caregivers. Money raised goes to support the program.
 
Participants should dress comfortably, as the program will require movement and interaction with a variety of materials. Those interested in attending must be continent and able to communicate and should not be at risk for wandering. For more information, contact Susan Helm at 217-502-3992 or susan.helm@comcast.net.

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