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Active Living Grey-Bruce schedule

Week of July 27th - Aug 2nd

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 July 27th

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 do you think contributes most to a happy marriage?

Minds in Motion  - version one -  Click Here

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - The Alzheimer Society of Durham Region invites you to take a virtual trip to the country and visit WindReach Farm in Ashburn, Ontario! Happening every Monday until August 31, from 10:30-11 a.m., you will be taken on a guided local tour of WindReach Farm to see the animals on the property, as well as learn about harvesting, horticulture, and plants. To learn more, and register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/windreach-farm-online-tour-and-chat-tickets-106129295580

• National Arts Centre Celebrates Beethoven - We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. - Click Here

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

Guided Meditation to help us slow down - 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: – Music
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 Polar Bear - 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 July 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.

• 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 clothing was popular when you were a young adult?

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

• Walking Tour - Kew Botanical Garden - 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. 


• Your Daily Dose of Good News - This website showcases the actions of people who are working to make the world a better place - Click Here

• Category Crunch - fill in the correct categories. - Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge - nature
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 
Boat - Click Here
Swan - Click Here
Planet Earth -  Click Here

• True of False - Guess whether these statements are true or false? - Click Here

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 3 Stooges: Dizzy Pilots - Click Here

Wednesday July 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 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 did you enjoy most about raising children?

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

• Singer Norah Jones is Coming to you! - Click Here

• No Bake Simple Recipe - 3 ingredient almond butter cookies - Click Here

• School Day Reminiscing - use these questions to reminisce about that when you were in school - Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something you have made

• Find the Hidden objects - Can you find all 10? - Click Here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I am surrounded by love
   ii) I chose to feel happy today
   iii) I am doing my best

• 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.

- Guided Computer Typing Practice - (updated each week)
Beginner: Click Here
Intermediate: Click Here
Advanced: Click Here

Thursday July 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)

Daily Guided Journal - Write or discuss: What food or drink was a special treat when you were a child?

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 Beach Camera of Waimea Bay – This live camera overlooks Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu. Considered the birthplace of big wave surfing, Waimea Bay is home to legendary waves and stunning sunsets -  Click Here

• Minds in Motion Version 4 - Click Here

• Outdoor Scavenger Hunt - Click Here

• Memory Matching Game - Click on the cards until you find a pair that matches. - Theme: Emotions -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - Your Favorite Colour
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: Baseball - 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 - Use the clues to fill in the crossword puzzle. Solutions included. Theme: picnic at the park - Click Here

Friday July 31st

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 world events had the most impact on you while you were growing up?

• Minds in Motion - Version 5 - Click Here

• Tai Chi - Focusing on deep breathing, wave, twisting, and punch-n-kick - Click Here

• Arts for Alzheimer Care - This Week: Paper Cameras - Video: Click Here - Camera Template: Click here

• Music for Memories - Don Ho - Tiny Bubbles - 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:  The contents of a kitchen drawer

• Colouring Sheet - Colour online and/or print image and colour by hand - This week: Tulip in a Pot -  Click Here

• Virtual Tour - The Redwood National and State Parks, Boy Scout Tree Trail -  We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.. - 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 August 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. 

• 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: How do you know if someone loves you?

• 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 favourite beverage

• Live Camera of a turkey barn - This live cam overlooks the cozy turkey barn at Farm Sanctuary. Watch as these rescued turkeys eat and relax inside the barn and in the yard outside. Keep an eye out for their neighbors; there are chickens and goats that like to hang out here, too! - Click Here

• Relaxing Music - Designed for people living with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and/or dementia, the relaxing song can help to relieve stress - Click Here

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Versions 6 Click Here

• Mindfulness Meditation for Dementia -  Audio - Embody your strengths rather than focusing on perceived weaknesses - 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: Butterfly (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. 

Sunday August 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 or discuss: What did your friends enjoy doing together when you were growing up?

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

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.

• Candid Camera Classics - This week: Gorgeous together - Click Here

• Chair Yoga - With Ros Banks. - 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. 

• Finish the Drawing - Use your imagination to finish the drawings -  Click Here

Past Week's Schedules

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

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