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Active Living Grey-Bruce schedule

Week of July 6th - 12th

The following schedule is just a guideline. There's no right or wrong way to do this. If you don't like something - skip it! If you loved it, do it again.
Try adding in a social element - schedule a phone call with friends and do the same activity together or talk about it after you've done it.

Take a picture of your photo challenges, drawing ideas, or any of the other activities on this list! We want to see what you're up to! [email protected]


Krystle welcomes you to the week!

Monday June 29th

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here
Tip: Use the daily chronicle to reminisce about past events and discuss how they compare to today's events.

Kirtain Kriya Yoga / Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)
Practicing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stree levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

Daily Guided Journal - Write or discuss: How did you celebrate Canada Day as a teenager?

Minds in Motion Gentle Exercise - standing and seated options included -  Click Here

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Canadian Museum of History -  Explore the journey of the country. Discover the events, personalities and historical currents that have shaped Canada. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others  : Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Flags and Fireworks -  Click Here

Guided Meditation to Boost Your Mood - Allow words and music to evoke positive imagery scenarios to help reduce agitation and offer a sense of calm and belonging -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: – A  Maple leaf
Use our daily photo prompts to get out your cameras and to get creative while recording moments from your every day lives! We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

Daily Directed Drawing-  A Crab - using directed drawing videos is a fun way to practice drawing. Following along with the video. You can pause whenever you like, and replay the video at any time. Not interest in drawing? You may still enjoy this video set to calming music. - Click Here

• Extra Drawing Challenge -
1) Add a bit more detail to your drawing each day. Reflect on your sketch at the end of the week; how does it feel to have accomplished this?
2) start a collection of your drawings to look through from time to time.

• Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - A gentle easy to follow seated Yoga, stretch and relaxation program -  Click Here

• Daily Gratitude Journal - What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down on thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood.

• Lux Radio Theatre - Originally a radio show running from 1934 to 1955, it featured adaptations of Broadway plays and Hollywood films, voiced by a diverse range of stars from John Wayne to Judy Garland. Iconic filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille hosted the series from June 1936 to early 1945, after which William Knightley and Irving Cummings took over. The podcast episodes feature vintage radio ads and, in many but not all cases, the original narration. - Click Here

• Solitaire - Click Here

Tuesday June 30th

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  - made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

• Kirtain Kriya Yoga / Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click herePracticing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal - Write or Discuss: What kind of pets did you have when you were growing up?

• Walking Tour - The Garden of Ninfa - Click Here
Set at a nice pace, enjoy this visually stimulating walking tour. Seated walking to follow along with the video is encouraged, when able. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. 


• Word Game  - Hangman - Printable Game Sheets - Online Hangman Game

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something red and or white
Use our daily photo prompts to get out your cameras and to get creative while recording moments from your every day lives!

• Colouring Sheets- Colour online and/or print images and colour by hand 
Canada Day Cake - Click Here
I Love Canada - Click Here
Flip Flops -  Click Here

Daily Gratitude Journal - What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing and go from there.

• Nostalgia Television - The Ed Sullivan Show - Click Here

• Canada Day Craft - INSTRUCTIONS and PATTERN

Wednesday July 1st

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here) Practicing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal - Write/Discuss: What are some of your favorite smells? What do they remind you of?

Minds in Motion - (video exercise program) - Click Here

• Live Concert - Enjoy Eric Clapton Live, from the comfort of your own home Click Here

• No Bake Simple Recipe - Celebrate Canada by proudly showing off our beautiful maple leaf on the top of this creamy no-bake cheesecake. - Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge - A photo of you outside.

• Dice Games to Play with Friends and Family - try a new game every week - Click Here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I am resilient, strong and brave
   ii) By being myself, I bring happiness to others
   iii) I believe in myself

• Daily Gratitude Journal - What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood.

- Guided Computer Typing Practice - (updated each week)
Beginner: Click Here
Intermediate: Click Here
Advanced: Click Here

Thursday July 2nd

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here   Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)

Daily Guided Journal - Write or discuss: How did your family celebrate the holidays when you were a child?

Every Thursday at 2pm Sign into Zoom with this link for Music and Memories - A new musical guest every Thursday at 2:00p.m. Are you a care partner? Once zoom is set up and the music is playing, take this time for you! Click on link to be directed to zoom: Click Here

Waimea Bay and Beach, Oahu, Hawaii Live Camera Click Here
This live cam overlooks Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu. Considered the birthplace of big wave surfing, Waimea Bay is home to legendary waves and stunning sunsets.

• Gentle Chair Yoga - Click Here

• Matching Memory Game - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - A photo of you making a funny face
Use our daily photo prompts to get out your cameras and to get creative while recording moments from your every day lives! We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Theme: fruits and vegetables - Click Here for Puzzle and Click Here for Answers

• Daily Gratitude Journal- What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood.

• Online Arts Program: Every Thursday until July 16 - from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Click Here to Register
In this ‘Painting What I See’ online arts series, participants will explore thematic collections of photographs as a source of inspiration for their individual painting projects. Participants will be provided with a set of images (using a PowerPoint slideshow), and together we discuss and analyze the elements of design. As participants progress, they will create small drawings, sketches, and paintings to help collect and share their visual ideas. This series is appropriate for learners at all levels and will be rich in collaborative and creative problem solving.

Friday July 3rd

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here   Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here) Practicing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal - Write or Discuss: When you were a teenager what did you and your friends do for fun?

Tai Chi - Click Here

• Exercises at the kitchen sink - Part 1 and Part 2

•  Crafting Corner – Leaf Rubbing Art – Make colorful crayon or pencil crayon rubbings of different kinds of leaves to come up with a beautiful nature-inspired picture.  - Click Here

Music for Memories- Everly Brothers: Wake Up Little Susie  - Click Here and  Lyrics 

• Virtual Tour --of the Rideau Canal -  We hope this video sparks conversations and memories to share with others - Click Here

• BBC Reminiscence Archive - A number of reminiscence systems have been developed for people with dementia, based on photographs, photo books, boxes of objects and materials and interactive computer applications. The BBC wants to contribute to this growing set of supports for people with dementia and their carers by drawing on the enormous fund of photos, videos, and sound clips in its archives.
To begin, simply select a Theme (such as Sport, Events etc.) or a Decade (1930s, 1940s etc.) and choose whether you wish to have Image, Audio or Video content. The results are randomized each visit, however items can be ‘favourited’ to return to later - Click Here

• Colouring Sheets- Canadian Flag and Maple Leaf

Photo of the Day Challenge:  Take a picture of an old photo of you, as a child

• Daily Gratitude Journal- What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood. 

• Color or trace a map of your hometown – Print out maps of your hometown from google maps. Choose a size that allows enough detail for familiar landmarks like churches, museums, post office, etc., to show up. Enjoy outlining and coloring these maps while reminiscing about your life there. Explore a different area of your hometown each week.

Saturday July 4th

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts. 

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here 
(For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click herePracticing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal -
write or discuss: What was your favorite hiding place as a child?

• Call a Friend or Family Member - Click here for activity suggestions to try on the phone or video call

• Photo of the day Challenge:  A favorite snack

• The University of Cornell Bird Live Camera- Check back weekly for a virtual window into the natural world of birds. This week: Red tailed hawks - Click Here

• Chair Exercises
 - The programme integrates the use of gymnastic foundation skills, cognitive stimulation therapy and social interaction activities. The majority of the programme is based on bilaterally asymmetrical movement patterns, essentially working the left and right sides of the brain separately, which benefits older people and those living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. - click here

• No Bake Simple Recipe - Cookies -  Click Here

• Mindfulness Meditation for Dementia -  Audio - Embody your strengths rather than focusing on perceived weaknesses - click here

• Daily Gratitude Journal- What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood. 

• Jigsaw Puzzles- Puzzles available in various sizes and categories – customize specifically to you! This weeks theme: Fireworks (48 pieces) - click here

 
Positive message hotline for seniors in self-isolation - A group of Calgary high school students have launched a free, positive message hotline for seniors in self-isolation. The Joy4All project offers a free telephone line and a friendly voice on the other end. The hotline is available by calling 1-877-JOY-4ALL and offers pre-recorded jokes, stories, motivational passages, and poems. 

• I Spy Game - Canada Day Theme -  Click Here

Sunday July 5th

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here) Practicing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal - write or discuss: Who were your oldest living relatives when you were a child, what do you remember about them?

Photo of the Day Challenge: An object in the distance (if you've got one you absolutely have to share it with us - [email protected])

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials -Join Bob Ross and experience the amazing beauty of the ‘northern lights’ phenomenon as they dance across the dark, dark sky – this time in an oval! - Click Here

St. John's Therapy Dogs have gone digital - Be sure to subscribe to the channel so you can see more of our special dogs finding their way back into the hearts and minds of their friends, during this 'social distancing' time. A smile is guaranteed!  Click Here

Sort through photos and Memories - Sort through your photos from Father’s days, that have passed. Use photos as a springboard to reminisce – what does each photo remind you of? How does that memory make you feel?

• Songs of Faith with Joanne - Click Here

• Crossword Puzzle  - Theme: Flowers:  PUZZLE , VISUAL CLUES , ANSWERS 

• Strength training exercises from the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging - Join certified fitness instructor, Debbie, who leads participants through a 30-minute, easy-to-follow strength routine that includes warm-up, body-weight assisted resistance training, cool-down and stretching. - Click Here

• Daily Gratitude Journal- What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood. 

• Mahjong- Click Here

Past Week's Schedules

Miss something from last week? - Click Here for Past Schedules

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