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Active Living Grey-Bruce schedule

Week of Aug 17th - Aug 23rd

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 August 17th

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: What is your favorite holiday? How do you celebrate it?

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

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Explore the coast of Northern Ireland. The hexagonal landscape was formed around 60 million years ago due to slow-cooling lava. Immerse yourself in this world of wonder by starting your virtual tour at the Giant’s Port. - Click Here

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

Guided Imagery - Drifting Clouds Guided Imagery -  Allow words and music to evoke positive imaginary scenarios to help reduce agitation and offer a sense of calm and belonging  -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: – Your Shoes
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 Submarine - 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  - 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

Tuesday August 18th

• 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: Describe the house you grew up in.

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

• Walking Tour - Santorini Island - Click Here
Set at a nice pace, enjoy this visually stimulating walking tour. Santorini Island is officially known as Thira. It is an island in the southern Aegean Sea. The island was the site of the Minoan eruption, one of the largest volcanic eruptions recorded in the world. Please enjoy the beautiful blue and white scenery.Seated walking to follow along with the video is encouraged, when able. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. 

• Find It Game- Find all 10 hidden objects. This weeks theme: the Sea - Click Here and click here for solutions

• Photo of the Day Challenge -
something you made
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 
Pencil - Click Here
Forget-me-not - Click Here
Golden Retriever-  Click Here

• Matching Game - Theme: Baby Boomers  Click here for Game and Click Here for Solution

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 Honeymooners - Click Here 

• Name the Vegetable Game - Click Here for Game and Click Here for Solutions

Wednesday August 19th

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 sorts of things were your parents strict about, when you were growing up?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks Version 3 - (video exercise program) - Click Here

• National Art Centre Concert - Jacob van der Sloot, 23 years old, is a violist from Vancouver, British Columbia. Enjoy his performance of Sarabande from Bach’s Fourth Cello Suite, in the comfort of your living room. -  Click Here

• No Bake Recipe - Fruit Popsicles - Click Here

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - A funny face

• Connect the dots - Connect each numbered dot in order starting from 1, continuing on until the last number is reached and a picture will appear. Then, use your imagination to color the picture! - Click Here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I am proud of myself
   ii) I will do great things today
   iii) I am strong

• 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.

Thursday August 20th

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: Growing up how did you get to school?

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

• Live Camera of Panama's Fruit Feeders – The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama. This site is just over 2,000 ft above sea level in the low mountains of Cerro Gaital, with a mild springtime climate year-round. A small stream called Rio Guayabo runs past the feeders in the background, and the lush landscaping of the Canopy Lodge grounds grade into the forested slopes around them. The feeding table is around 40 feet from the main lodge, and is one of several feeders provisioned throughout the day so that guests to the lodge are greeted to spectacular views of many of the common birds found in this ecosystem Feeders will be filled about every 2 hours between 7 AM and 5PM. -  Click Here

• Minds in Motion Version 4 - Click Here

• Gratitude Scavenger Hunt  -  Click Here

• Solitaire  -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - Birds
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: Trees - 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.

• Backyard Campers Detective Game - How many items can you find in the picture filled with camp themed objects? - Click Here for Game and Here for Answers

Friday August 21st

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: Describe your wedding day.

• Minds in Motion - Version 5 - Click Here

• Tai Chi  -  Click Here

• Arts for Alzheimer Care - This Week: Travel Passport - Click Here
Passport Template: Click Here

• Music for Memories - 1950's Sing Along (lyrics included) The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk - 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

Photo of the Day Challenge:  Pebbles, Stones and / or rocks

• Colouring Sheets -  Colour online and/or print image and colour by hand
Bear wearing a mask: Click Here
Eggplant: Click Here
Dragonfly: Click Here

• Daily Gratitude Journa
l- 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 August 22nd

• 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: Are you an only child?

• 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:  Something you did today.

• Live Camera of a Great Gray Owl Nest - Get a rare glimpse into the life of North America's largest species of owl. This live camera in western Montana is mounted opposite a hollowed tree snag where a great gray owl has a nest big enough to support four chicks - 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: Red fishing boat (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

• Hangman Game - This weeks theme: Movies - Click Here

Sunday August 23rd

• 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: Did you have chores growing up?

• Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here

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

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials - Golden Rays of Sunshine  - Click Here
Note: 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 - 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

• 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.

• Matching Game - Find the two lamps that are exactly alike - Click Here for Game and Click Here for Solution

• 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. 

• Categories - Fill in the boxes with words that begin with each of the letters in DEALS -   Click Here and Click Here for Solutions

Past Week's Schedules

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

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