The Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy is a project of the University Health Network (UHN) in affiliation with York University for adults with memory loss due to mild to moderate dementia, their families and their care partners. The Bitove family has graciously provided funding for this important program that uses the arts and movement to keep adults with memory challenges feeling engaged and connected. This innovative and inspiring program puts theory and research into practice to maintain meaningful relationships that enhance quality of life.
The idea of the Academy as a place of active learning is central to the philosophy of the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy. We provide and encourage opportunities for personal growth and discovery through creative activities, active and continuous learning, artistic expression, lively discussion, intergenerational exploration, exercise and enjoyment.
The Program is designed to accommodate simultaneously-running activities including art and art history, drama, yoga, creative writing, dance and music. Each person is supported to choose activities they find most meaningful and most engaging. Our philosophy is based on learning, engagement, creativity and intergenerational programming to connect generations in learning. Bitove participants are inspired and supported to be their personal best.