Active living grey-bruce schedule

Week of December 28th- January 3rd

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, December 28th

• 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: 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 - Click Here 
We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. 

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Click Here for puzzle and Click Here 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 - Your happy place.
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 episodes of “Bonanza - Click Here

Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here for activity and Click Here for solutions


Joke of the Day What kind of chain is edible? — 

Answer: A food chain!


Tuesday, December 29th

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: How did you celebrate the holidays this year?

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

Virtual Walking Tour of 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. 

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here for activity
Click Here for solutions
 
• 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 - Your morning view.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Colouring Corner - 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.

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 
Play Rock, Paper, Scissors using the templates provided or by using your hands! 

• Joke of the Day - What did the finger say to the thumb? 

Answer: I’m in glove with you

Wednesday, December 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: When you were growing up, how did you celebrate New Years Eve?

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

• National Art Centre Concert - Click Here

• Food for thought - Click Here for recipe

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - A photo of you.
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 accept myself unconditionally.
ii) I am beautiful on the inside and outside.
iii) I add value to the world. 

• Mental Aerobics Activity
- Click Here for activity and Click Here for solutions.

• Joke of the Day - 
What kind of bean can’t grow? 

Answer: A jelly bean

Thursday, December 31st

• 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 an adult, how did you celebrate New Years Eve?

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

• Live Camera of RussiaClick Here
We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.

• Scavenger Hunt - Click Here 

• Solitaire - Click Here 

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

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - 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.

• 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 for puzzle and solutions.

• Joke of the Day - 
What is the clumsiest bee? 

Answer:  A bumbling bee

Friday, January 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: Will you set a new year's resolution? If so, what is it?

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

• Art for Alzheimer Care - 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) 

• 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 - A tradition 
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Colouring Corner - 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.

• 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 for puzzle and solutions.

• Joke of the Day - How do you make a witch itch? 
Answer: Take away her W

Saturday, January 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 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

• 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 - Something colourful.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Live Camera of Osprey Nest - 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 DayWhat do wolves say when they are introduced? 


Answer: Howl do you do?

Sunday, January 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 is on your mind today? Write a list.

• Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here 

• Paint with Bob Ross Calming Video Tutorials - Click Here
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 - 
How do you turn soup into gold? 

Answer: Add 24 carrots (karats)

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