Active living grey-bruce schedule

Week of July 5th - 11th 

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, July 5th

• 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 your favourite day of the week? Why?

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

• Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Click Here

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Click Here

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 - A pair of something..

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 - Click Here

Monthly Gazette - Click Here 

Songs for Seniors:  Enjoy this free, live virtual concert experience featuring musical performances from rising Canadian musicians. This initiative hopes to create an opportunity to reduce the impact of social isolation caused by COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns for our seniors and their families.

Register to join Zoom Meeting: Click here
Meeting ID: 910 8875 7721
Passcode: qc_e9scIe2

Joke of the Day - Why are balloons so expensive?



Answer: Inflation.


Tuesday, July 6th 

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: Do you prefer coffee or tea? Do you add sugar or cream or do you prefer to drink it black?

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

Virtual Walking Tour - 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. UPDATE WEEKLY see bookmarks

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here

• 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 -Something Canadian
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 

• Joke of the Day - What do you call cheese that isn’t yours?



Answer: Nacho cheese!


Wednesday, July 7th 

• 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 your favourite game?

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

• Live at Massy Hall - 30 minute concert films - Click Here

• No Bake Recipe - Click Here

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something that reminds you of summer vacations.
  
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Connect the Dots - Click Here 
Connect each numbered dot in order starting from 1. Continuing on until the last number. You just drew the outline of the picture. Great Work! Now, use your imagination to color the picture! 

• Live Sing-a-long with Susie Q - Click Here
Meeting ID: 844 8265 8929
Passcode: 245711

• 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 will be present and calm today
• All of my feelings are okay.
• I get angry sometimes, but I am full of love 

• Mental Aerobics Activity
- Click Here

• Joke of the Day - What do you call an illegally parked frog?


Answer: Toad.

Thursday, July 8th  

• 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 your favourite flavour of ice-cream?

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

• Live Camera - Click Here 

• Scavenger Hunt - Click Here

• Solitaire - Click Here 

• Photo of the Day Challenge You and a loved one.

We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Mental Aerobics Activity - 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 

• Social Outing: Music at the Market concert at the Owen Sound Farmers from 12pm-2pm Concerts are free and happen rain or shine. Physical distancing is enforced. For more info click here

 • Joke of the Day - How do you tell the difference between a bull and a cow?


Answer: It is either one or the utter.

Friday, July 9th  

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 do you like to do on a summer day? How does this activity make you feel?

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

• Art for Alzheimer Care - Click Here 

• 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 -  Your favourite place to read.

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.

• Connect the Dots - Click Here 

• Music for Memories -
Click here to enjoy 1950-60's music
Click Here to enjoy 1960-70's music

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here 

•  Social Outing:
Music at the Market concert at the Owen Sound Farmers from 12pm-2pm Concerts are free and happen rain or shine. Physical distancing is enforced. For more info click here
 

• Joke of the Day - What’s red and smells like blue paint? .


Answer: Red paint

Saturday, July 10th

• 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: Who was your best friend growing up? What did you two do for fun?

• 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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Your reflection. 

We would love to see your photos, please send to kpratt[email protected]

• The University of Cornell Bird Live Camera - 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.

• Music for Memories - Click Here

• Tic-Tac-Toe - Click Here  

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here

• Joke of the DayWhy can’t you ever run through a campsite? 


Answer: You can only ran — it’s always past tents. 

Sunday, July 11th


• 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 was your first job? How old were you when you started to work?

• Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here 

• Paint with Bob Ross Calming Video Tutorials - Click Here 

•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. update weekly

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 - Someone complimented my parking today! They left a sweet note on my windshield that said “parking fine.”




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