Our vision is to give unprecedented support to seniors to be all they can be. We are the industry leaders in cognitive stimulation therapy programming. Our programming is used by senior communities and senior service providers to improve quality of life, enable meaningful relationships with family and friends and build cognitive resilience.
Our mission is to slow the advancement of dementia, improve the quality of life for seniors, create hope and meaningful relationships and use our business to bring joy to seniors.
At Fit Minds, we understand that everyone has a fundamental need for social connection. This is why our programs are delivered by human beings – not computers. Our programs aim at building social connections and healthy social networks.
We also understand that each individual is unique.
Everyone who uses our programs has a unique personality and situation. We incorporate this perspective into creating meaningful activities that support emotional and mental well-being. Our 6000+ exercise database provides novel and complex challenges across a range of cognition.
The individuals who deliver our programs are our secret sauce. They make all the difference.
The women and men who deliver the Fit Minds programming in retirement communities, long term care facilities and individuals’ homes are our heroes.
As one of the founders and creative minds behind Fit Minds Inc., Nicole has been creating cognitive stimulation therapy programming since 2010. An experienced curriculum developer, teacher and coach, she brings a wealth of experience to creating and teaching the Fit Minds Programs.
Nicole has trained hundreds of professional and family caregivers who have touched the lives of thousands of individuals living with a cognitive impairment. Nicole is a sought after speaker. She has spoken across Canada and the United States on brain health and cognitive stimulation therapy programming. Contact Nicole.
Janet has a 25-year track record of success leading start-up, turnaround and rapid growth organizations that require both vision and discipline in strategic planning. A passionate and influential leader who has been an invited speaker at some of the US’s most prestigious universities including Harvard Business School and the business schools at University of Chicago and Northwestern, Janet has also received numerous awards for transforming bold ideas into pragmatic policies and programs in K-12 and higher education.
After selling a private-equity based company she was leading last year, and watching her mother and others at an assisted living facility struggle with dementia, she partnered with Nicole to launch Fit MindsUSA. Contact Janet.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Paul Nussbaum[/caption]Doctor Paul Nussbaum is board-certified in Clinical Psychology and Geropsychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and American Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is an Adjunct Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Nussbaum is an international leader in Brain Health and Brain Health Lifestyle ®. His 2010 book Save your Brain (www.amazon.com) was named top five in brain fitness by AARP), and was Nicole’s inspiration for starting Fit Minds. His new book (2016), What is the Purpose of My Brain: Spiritual Healing and Salvation (www.amazon.com) is a thought provoking read on higher power and the brain.