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Active Living Grey-Bruce schedule

Week of Aug 24th - Aug 30th

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Krystle welcomes you to the week!

Monday August 24th

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: Describe a time you felt value and loved.

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

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

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

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: – A photo of a photo
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]

Hangman - This weeks theme: Music - Click Here


• 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.

• Nostalgia Television- Enjoy this episode of "Leave it to Beaver" - Click Here

Tuesday August 25th

• 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 is your favourite animal? Why is this animal your favourite?

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

• Walking Tour - Lithuania - 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. Enjoy a virtual walk along the Kirkilai Lakes and Tower (3:46), Cognitive Walkway of Musos Tyrelis (48:50), Curonian Spit – Juodkrante (3:00:39), Saukliai Tundra (4:04:18) and more. This video was shot on a rainy day, so the forest especially beautiful! Look closely and you will see that everything from the ground to the lake suddenly livened up and is only waiting for you… You will see lots of wonderful trees, trunks of fallen trees, variety of local greenery, and admire the unbelievable beauty of lakes which reflect the blueness of the sky. Walk along the romantic wooden walkways, gorgeous bridges over the rivers, and brighten up your day with beautiful nature scenes.

• Indoor Water Gardening - Click Here

• Find the Hidden Objects - This weeks theme: Ice-Cream Parlour - Click Here and Click Here for Solutions

• Photo of the Day Challenge -
You doing one of the activities from this list
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 
Cat wearing a mask - Click Here
Post Office - Click Here
Soda Can -  Click Here

• Rock Paper Scissors - Rock, Paper, Scissors is a fun game often used to decide who is going to do a task or chore—similar to drawing straws. Play this game using the templates provided or by using your hands!  - Click Here

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

• Kool-Aid Citrus Stamps - Create a refreshing abstract artwork using Kool-Aid as ink and assorted citrus stamps - Click Here 

Wednesday August 26th

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 is your favourite way to spend a lazy day?

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

• National Art Centre Concert - Joel Allison, 28 years old, is a bass-baritone player from Carleton Place, Ontario. Today, he will perform Beethoven's "Ich Liebe Dich" and Healey Willan's arrangement of "Ae Fond Kiss". -  Click Here

• No Bake Recipe - Chicken Salad Cuties - Click Here

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something you ate today

• 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 brave
   ii) I am important
   iii) I am thankful

• 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.

• Memory Matching Game - Pair up images of things that keep you cool in August.
Instructions:
1. Print 12 templates. Cut each of the 12 pictures in half along the black line that runs through the middle so there are 24 cards in total.
2. Place one side of each image face up on a table.
3. Shuffle the remaining 12 images and place them facedown in a draw pile.
4. Turn over one card at a time and ask the person to place it beside the card that completes the image.

Additional Memory Matching Game: Use 6–12 pairs of matching cards. Place all of the cards facedown in rows. Turn over two cards at a time to see if they match. If they do, remove them from the table. If the cards don't match, turn them back over in the same spot and try again.

Template - Click Here

Thursday August 27th

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: Things that make you happy.

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

• August Garden Tour – Enjoy this informative video of a garden in Eastern Oregon. - Click Here

• Minds in Motion Version 4 - Click Here

• Indoor Scavenger Hunt  -  Click Here

• Solitaire  -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - Something Outdoors
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: Golf - 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.

• Crossword Puzzle - Theme: Thrift Store - Click Here and Click Here for Solutions

Friday August 28th

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: What will you do today to take care of yourself?

• Minds in Motion - Version 5 - Click Here

• Tai Chi  -  Click Here

• Arts for Alzheimer Care - This Week: Sunflower Collage - Click Here
Sunflower Template: Click Here

• Music for Memories - Mitch Miller - My Bonnie lies over the ocean - Click Here - Click Here for Lyric Version

• 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:  Something Blue

• Colouring Sheets -  Colour online and/or print image and colour by hand
On the Beach - Click Here

• Virtual Tour -
Pantai Cenang's Tropical Beach - 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. Note: if you find the music distracting, try playing the video on mute.

• 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 August 29th

• 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: Describe one of your hobbies

• 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:  your eyes

• Live Camera of Big Cat Rescue - This live cam overlooks the intensive care section of Big Cat Rescue's bobcat rehabilitation area. Watch as bobcats get the medical attention and rehabilitation they need so they can be re-released into the wild! - Click Here

• No Bake Recipe - Amazing Avocado dip - Click Here

• Matching Puzzle - Match the clue to the correct answer. Theme: Baby Boomer favourites - 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. 

• Jigsaw Puzzles- Puzzles available in various sizes and categories – customize specifically to you! This weeks theme: Lighthouse Beacon (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 August 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.

• 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: What are you excited about?

• Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here

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

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials - Meadow Stream  - 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 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.

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

• Name that Cake Game - Use the clues provided to guess what type of cake is being alluded to.-   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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