Active living grey-bruce schedule

Week of November 30th - November 6th

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]


Monday, November 30th 

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

Kirtan Kriya Yoga/Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan 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 Reminiscing - Write or Discuss: What cities did you live in growing up?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - version one - Click Here 

• Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Click Here for video of Greenland.
We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. 

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Click Here for puzzle and solutions 

Guided Imagery - Click Here
Allow the words and music in this video to create a positive image in your mind; helping to reduce agitation and offer a sense of calm and belonging.

Photo of the Day Challenge - Mail.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

Hangman Game - Try a different theme each week - 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.

Nostalgia Television - Enjoy these Holiday episodes of “The Honeymooners” - Click Here Update weekly with hour streams from YouTube

Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here 


Joke of the Day - What do you call an angry pea? 


Answer: Grum-pea.

Tuesday, December 1st 

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

Kirtan Kriya Yoga/Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan 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 Reminiscing - Write or Discuss: What was your first house like?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - version two - Click Here

Virtual Walking Tour of Amalfi, Italy - 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. 

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here
 
• Your Daily Dose of Good News - Click Here
This website showcases people who are working to make the world a better place. Check back weekly for new inspiring stories!

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Ornaments.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Colouring Corner - Click Here to colour online OR Click Here to print image and colour by hand 

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.

Music for Memories - Click Here
Radio Recliner is a private radio station run by real Resident DJs at senior living communities across the country. The goal is to stay connected while we’re confined to our rooms. New shows every day. Call to dedicate a song to someone you’re missing, whether it’s a resident, a family member, a friend, or a staff member! You can also sign up to be a Resident DJ. 855-863-0050 

Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here

• Joke of the Day - What did the house wear to the party?


Answer: A house coat 

Wednesday, December 2nd

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

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan 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 Reminiscing - Write or Discuss: What was your favourite meal growing up?

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - version three - Click Here  

• National Art Centre Concert - Click Here

• No Bake Recipe - Click Here

• Music for Memories - Click Here
Enjoy this video created especially for persons living with dementia. 

• Photo of the Day Challenge - The weather.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Dot Doodles - 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.

• Affirmations - Cursive or hand print these affirmations and post them somewhere visible for gentle reminders throughout the day. We recommend taping these affirmations to the fridge, a mirror or a window - somewhere noticeable.

i) I am resilient strong and brave.
ii) By being myself, I bring happiness to others.
iii) I chose to be happy right now. 

• Mental Aerobics Activity
- Click Here 

• Joke of the Day - Why do bananas have to put on sunscreen? 


Answer: They might peel.

Thursday, December 3rd

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

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan 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 Reminiscing - Write or Discuss: What did you wear to school? Did you have to wear a uniform?

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - version four - Click Here 

• Virtual CampingClick Here
Enjoy camping virtually inside a nomad tent and take in the mysterious, but soothing sounds of the woods. The bonfire is crackling and popping and if you want, you can roast your marshmallows in the fire. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories about previous camping trips. 

• Scavenger Hunt - Click Here 

• Solitaire - Click Here 

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something cozy.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Click Here for Puzzle and Click Here for Solutions

• 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.

• Province Wide Music for Memories - Click Here to be directed to zoom
Sign into zoom to join a new musical guest who plays live 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! 

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here

• Joke of the Day - Why did the orange lose the race? 


Answer: It ran out of juice.

Friday, December 4th 

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

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan 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 Reminiscing - Write or Discuss: What were your favourite subjects in school? What were your least favourite subjects in school?

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - version five - Click Here 

• Art for Alzheimer Care - Click Here 

• Tai Chi - Click Here for Video 1 featuring deep      breathing, shoulder rolls, open and close arms, and paint the rainbow.

                   Click Here for Video 2 featuring deep breathing, wave, twisting, and punch-n-kick.

                   Click Here for Video 3 featuring deep breathing, neck exercises, pushing palms.
 
• BBC Reminiscence Archive - Click Here
Enjoy this reminiscence system that has been developed for people with dementia, based on photographs, photo books, boxes of objects and materials and interactive computer applications. 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. 

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something you love
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Colouring Corner - Click Here to colour online OR Click Here to print image and colour by hand 

• 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.

• Music for Memories with Susie Q - Click Here to be directed to sing-a-longs
Tip:  For hours of guaranteed fun, once a song is over, wait the next song to automatically play (this may take a few seconds). 

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here

• Joke of the Day - What kind of shoes do frogs wear?


Answer: Open toed.

Saturday, December 5th 

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

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan 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 Reminiscing - Write or Discuss: What was your first job?

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - version six - Click Here 

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

• Jigsaw Puzzles - Click Here 
More puzzles are available in various sizes and categories – customize your own puzzle specific to you! Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Your outfit
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Explore the World Wirth Virtual Tours - 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.

• 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.

• Tic-Tac-Toe - Click Here  

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here

• Joke of the DayWhy don’t lobsters share? 


Answer: Because they are shellfish.


Sunday, December 6th 


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

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan 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 Reminiscing - Write or Discuss: When you were growing up, what special treats, meals, snacks, or other food did your family eat?

• Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here 

• Paint with Bob Ross Calming Video Tutorials - Click Here
This weeks video: A perfect winter day.
Listen to Ross pleasantly narrate and feel your worries melt away with each stroke of his paint brush.

St. John's Therapy Dogs have gone digital - Click Here
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! 

• Songs of Faith with Joanne and her dog Rylie - Click Here
Enjoy this music session created by Joanne Does, especially for persons living with dementia. 

• Photo of the Day Challenge *with a twist* - Instead of taking photos today, sort through old photos and reminisce about past memories. Explore new photos each week or revisit photos that evoke happy memories to boost your mood. We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Colour by Number - Click Here
To determine the colour of each space, use the code at the bottom of the page. The final picture will be revealed as each shape is filled. 

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.

• Community Scrapbook Quilt - Called our “we are in this together quilt”. Cut or tear pieces of paper to create your own quilting square. Create your own layout or use this pattern: Click Here. Drop off or mail your quilting square to the Grey Bruce Alzheimer Society office, and when restrictions are lifted, we can attach them to make a larger quilt for everyone to enjoy.

Each quilting square will be different and beautiful on its own while also contributing to the beauty of the quilt as a whole. 

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here 

• Joke of the Day - What falls down but never gets hurt? 


Answer: Snow!


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