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ACtive living grey-bruce schedule

Week of Sept 14th - 20th

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]


Welcome to this week's Active Living Schedule

The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce's Social Recreation Coordinator Krystle wants to welcome you to the week!

Monday September 14th

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

Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or discuss: What did you like most about the weekend? why?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Version One -  Click Here

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Enjoy this video of Buckingham Palace in the comfort of your own home. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others: Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Theme: Around the House -  Click Here for Puzzle and Click Here for Answers

Guided Imagery Forest Path Script for Relaxation - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: Daybreak / Sunrise

Hangman Game - Click Here

Chair Yoga - Enjoy this gentle and easy to follow video focused on stretching and relaxation - 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 this episode of “Leave it to Beaver” - Click Here

Tuesday September 15th

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

• Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or Discuss: What Magic Power do you wish you had? Why?

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Version Two - Click Here 

• Walking Tour of Portofino, Italy - Set at a nice pace, enjoy this visually stimulating walking tour. Enjoy a walk around one of the most beautiful towns along the Italian Riviera. This walk begins at the Piazza della Libertà and continues around both sides of the harbor before heading up to Castello Brown and on to the lighthouse at the end of the point. Seated walking to follow along with the video is encouraged, when able. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.  - Click Here

• Gratitude Heart - Colour each space with a colour that feels like a specific person, place or thing that you love or are grateful for -  Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge -
Something Cute

• Colouring Sheets - Colour online and/or print image and colour by hand.
- Boston Terrier - Click Here
-Log Cabin - Click Here
- Car - Click Here

Graphic Discussions - A collection of images and a set of questions you can use to talk about them - 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.

• Do You Hear What I Hear? - A video presentation of 8 every day sounds and a set of questions you can use to talk about them.  Click Here for VIDEO  and click here for QUESTIONS

Wednesday September 16th

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

Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or Discuss: What are you thankful for today?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Version Three - Click Here

Full Concert: Spencer Klymyshyn, 23 years old, is a pianist from Ottawa, Ontario. Enjoy his performance of Listz’ Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, in the comfort of your living room. - Click Here

• 3 ingredient, no bake dessert
- Strawberry Icebox Cake - Click Here

Music for Memories - created especially for persons living with dementia - Click Here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I believe in my ability to get through tough times.
   ii) I will not stress over things I cannot control.
   iii) The feelings in my body are normal and I fully accept them.

Photo of the Day Challenge - Purse/Wallet/Bag and contents

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. 

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

Thursday September 17th

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

Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or discuss: What is one thing you are really good at?

Province Wide Music for Memories - A new musical guests 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! Click on link to be directed to zoom: - Click Here

Live Video of Tropical Reef - Click Here

Indoor Scavenger Hunt - Click Here

• Solitaire - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - Clouds

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Theme: The Weather - 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.

Friday September 18th

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

• Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or Discuss: What excites you most about the fall? Why?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Version Five - Click Here

Tai Chi - Click Here

Art for Alzheimer Care - Daily Sketch Routine - Click Here

Music for Memory: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Full Length Performances are available every Friday at 2pm EST. - 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 randomised each visit, however items can be ‘favourited’ to return to later -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: Take a photo of your lunch

• Colouring Sheets - Colour online and/ or print image and colour by hand. Autumn Wreath - 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.

Saturday September 19th

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

• Daily Gratitude Journal -
write or discuss: Describe your occupation. What did you do? What did you enjoy about it? What is your favorite work related memory?

• 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

• Photo of the day Challenge: A colourful object

• Daily Drawing Ideas: Any Fruit

• Mindfulness Mediation Audio - Embody your strengths rather than focusing on perceived weaknesses - Click Here

• University of Cornell Live Bird Camera - Check back weekly for a virtual window into the  world of birds - 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 - More puzzles are available in various sizes and categories – customize your own puzzle specific to you! This weeks theme: Chestnut scene (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.

• Tic - Tac - Toe - Click Here

Sunday September 20th

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

• Daily Gratitude Journal - write or discuss: What is your favorite part of the day? Why?

• Chair Yoga With Ros Banks - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: A guilty pleasure in the kitchen

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials - Mountain Lake Falls - 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

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

• Sort Through Photos and Memories- Sort through your photos and reminisce about past memories. Explore new photos each week or revisit photos that evoke happy memories to boost your mood.

• 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- I call this 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 quilt for everyone to enjoy.

Past Week's Schedules

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

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