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Active Living Grey-Bruce schedule

Week of Aug 31 - Sept 6

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Monday August 31st

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 positive moment from today that you want to remember.

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

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Experience Venice from the water in this boat tour through the Venice canals! You will see the full Grand Canal going in both directions, navigate through the small canals and under bridges and see sites that you cannot see by walking. For an even more immersive experience, be sure to put on your headphones and listen in 3D audio. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. This weeks video:     - Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - School Days puzzle-  Click Here for Puzzle and Click Here for Solutions

Guided Imagery - 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.   -  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]

- Directed drawing – Using this Directed Drawing video is a fun way to practice drawing.
Follow along with this video. You can pause whenever you like, and replay the video at any time. Not interested in drawing? You may still enjoy this video set to calming music. Click Here

 Extra Drawing Challenge:
i)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?
ii) start a collection of your drawings to look through from time to time. 

Hangman - This weeks theme: Animals - 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 “Bonanza”. The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their Nevada ranch.   - Click Here

Tuesday September 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.

• 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 hopes do you hold for the fall season?

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

• Walking Tour - Mt. Rainier National Park - 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. Picture yourself walking on wide-open trails of Mt. Rainier National Parks, through alpine meadows, and beautiful forest. Let your imagination take you to this quiet place with beautiful mountains covered with a carpet of colorful wildflowers and lush greenery. Fantastic sceneries combined with soothing background music will help you to stay relaxed and restored whenever you need it.
Watch, relax, and enjoy! We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.

- Your Daily Dose of Good News- Sailboat collects 103 tons of plastic in the Pacific. Click here for the full story: 

- Garden tips – How to save eggplant seeds Click Here 

• Find the Hidden Objects - This weeks theme: Paris - Click Here and Click Here for Solutions

• Photo of the Day Challenge - 
The sky.
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 
Pigeon - Click Here
Lightning storm - Click Here
Cello -  Click Here

• September Quiz - A quiz about the month of September

Click Here for the quiz     Click here for the soluntions

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

• Matching Game - Match the clues to words that are fruits or vegetables
- Click Here for the game   Click Here for the solutions

Wednesday September 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) 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 your favorite flowers and why?

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

• National Art Centre Concert - Devin Huang is a 13-year-old pianist from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Enjoy his performance of Chopin’s Scherzo Op., in the comfort of your living room.    -  Click Here

• No Bake Recipe - Fabulous Hoagie Salad. Enjoy! - Click Here

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - A photo of you

• 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 accept myself unconditionally
   ii) I am beautiful on the inside and outside
   iii) I add value to the world

• 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.

• Tanagram Puzzle
Step 1: Print the Tangram board provided.
Tangram Board  
Step 2: Cut the Tangram board into the premade shapes.
Step 3: Arrange your shapes to make this week’s image.

This weeks image: A Boat     Solutions: Click Here
*Tip: Store your tangram pieces in a zip-lock bag to repeat this activity next week, with a different image.  



Thursday September 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)

Daily Guided Journal - Write or discuss: What condiments are your favorite? Why?

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 Russia – Enjoy this informative video of Russia set to calming music. - Click Here

• Minds in Motion Version 4 - Click Here

• Scavenger Hunt  -  Click Here

• Drive -in Movie Night
Starlit theater in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Perth County is showing the movie “Walk the Line”. Cost is $10 per car. Please see attached for more information.  -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - Something green
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: Fall - Click Here and Click Here for Solutions

Friday September 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 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 is the most romantic thing someone has done for you?

• Minds in Motion - Version 5 - Click Here

• Tai Chi  -  Click Here

• Arts for Alzheimer Care - This Week: Homemade stickers - Click Here
Recipe:
-1Tbsp flavoured jelly powder (Jello)
-2 Tbsp hot water
You will also need:
-Precut magazine pictures
-A paintbrush
-Parchment paper (optional but helpful)
-Watercolour paints (if you want to paint afterwards) 

• Music for Memories - Billie Holiday - Summertime - 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:  Your bedroom

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

• Virtual Tour - Live Camera of Aquarium
 - Click Here
 1:30 pm - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Watch as our divers hand-feed the fish in the exhibit each day (except Wednesday).
Note: sound will not be available during the feedings.
The feed stations that are visible on this camera are:
Mangrove Ray - Right side on the plexiglass.
Queensland Grouper & Emperor Snapper - Left side by the table corals.
Trevallies, Spadefish, Snappers, Sweetlips & Others - Center and in the back, by the staghorn coral.
Small Fish Scatter-Feed - This diver may feed fish in areas that are not visible on the live cam. 

• 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 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 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 projects do you currently have on the go?

• 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:  Where you eat breakfast

• Live Camera of Osprey Nest
- Nesting near the treetop home of Charlo's great horned owl family is an osprey pair, Charlie and Charlotte, who have built a comfortable nest on this raised platform overlooking a picturesque field. Watch as Charlie and Charlotte raise a family! We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.  - Click Here

• No Bake Recipe - Avocado cucumber coins topped with tomatoes - Click Here

• Worry Free Meditation - 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: Fallen Leaves (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 6th

• 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 is on your mind today? Make a list.

• Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here

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

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials - Campfire  - 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 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 - Some words just belong together – like bacon AND eggs. Below are two separate lists. Match a word in the first list with a word in the second list.-   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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