Active living grey-bruce schedule

Week of November 9th - 15th 

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, November 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 did your parents do for a living?

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

• Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Click Here for tour of Ford's Theatre.
We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. 

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Click Here for Puzzle

Guided Imagery - Click Here 
Designed specifically for people living with dementia, this video may help with sleep and relaxation 

Photo of the Day Challenge - Sunrise or sunset
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 to enjoy these episodes of Lux Radio Theatre.
Originally a radio show running from 1934 to 1955, enjoy these podcast episodes featuring vintage radio ads and in many but not all cases, the original narration.

Numbers game  - Click Here 

• Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO) - Click Here to register
This one-hour virtual art talk hosted on zoom will help you explore The AGO's collection through conversation, exchanging ideas and observations about the selected artworks.  The program is designed for people living with dementia and their caregivers. 


Tuesday, November 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: Were you named after someone in particular? 

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

Virtual Walking Tour in Paris - 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. 

Word Game - 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 with four sides.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected])

• Colouring Corner - Click Here to colour online OR Click Here to print image and colour by hand 


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 

Leisure Coping Skills Checklist - Click Here
Use this checklist to help guide you into meaningful leisure activities. This checklist is a great way to try different activity ideas.

Tip: Print the checklist and indicate whether or not you enjoyed an activity. Keep this list close by - having this reference to remind you what types of activities you enjoyed may helpful for planning successful leisure engagement in the future.  

Wednesday, November 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:  If you could talk to someone from your past, who would it be and what would you say?

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

• National Art Centre concert - Click Here
Olivia Yelim Cho is a 20 years old cellist from Vancouver, British-Columbia. Enjoy her performance of Theme and Variations on 'Draw the Sacred Circle Closer' by Adolphus Hailstork.

• Cinnamon Oatmeal Custards Bar - Click Here for recipe

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something round.
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! Update weekly in bookmarks

• 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 believe in myself.
ii) Today is going to be a great day!
iii) My possibilities are endless. 

• True of False Quiz - Click Here  

Thursday, November 12th 

• 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 the coolest car a person could own, when you were younger?

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

• Live Camera of Nkorjo Bush Lodge - Click Here

• Outdoor Scavenger Hunt - Click Here 

• Card Game - Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something longer than your pinky finger.

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

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Click Here for Puzzle & Solutions

• 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! 

• Fairy Tale Quiz - Click Here   

Friday, November 13th

• 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, what did you dream you would do with your life?

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

• Art for Alzheimer Care - Click Here  

• Word Game - Click Here  

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

• Colouring Corner - Click Here to colour online OR Click Here to print image and colour by hand 


• 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 - Susie Q musical sing along songs  - Click Here 

•  Play Family Feud -  Click Here  

Saturday, November 14th 

• 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 in school, what did you do at recess?

• 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 for this weeks jigsaw puzzle
More puzzles are available in various sizes and categories – customize your own puzzle specific to you! Click Here

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

• Live Camera of Labrador Puppies - 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  

• Rhyming Game - Click Here


Sunday, November 15th


• 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 meet your significant other?

• Chair yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here 

• Paint with Bob Ross Calming Video Tutorials - Click Here
This weeks video: Island in the wilderness.
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 - Click Here 


Past Week's Schedules

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

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