ACtive living grey-bruce schedule

Week of October 19-25th

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]


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Monday October 19

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here

Kirtan Kriya Yoga / Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan Kriya Yoga click here)

Daily guided reminiscing - Write/Discuss: What are some of the things you are most grateful for? 

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

Explore the World with Virtual Tours -  Collum's Lumber Products, Sawmill Tour. Located in Allendale, SC, this video shows how they turn southern yellow pine trees into lumber. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.  Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Click here for PUZZLE - Click here for ANSWERS

Guided Imagery for Relaxation - 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: – Your Smile
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-  A Bubble Bee - 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.

• Finding Balance Exercise Poster - 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.

• Dots and boxes game- Play online or print gamepad and play in person.
Instructions: Click here
Game pad: Click here

Tuesday October 20

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

Kirtan Kriya Yoga / Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan Kriya Yoga click here)

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks- Version two Click Here 

• Daily Guided Reminiscing - Write or Discuss: What traits did you inherit from your parents?

• Walking Tour - Paris, France - Notre Dame to Eiffel Tower 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. - Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge - A Silly Photo of Yourself
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 
Scarecrow - Click Here
Planet earth - Click Here
Haunted House -  Click Here

• Tangram game pad- create an exact copy of a structure depicted on the screen. Need some help? Press the ‘hint’ button, on the bottom right hand side of the page. Click here

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

• Word Game - Click here 

• Nostalgia Television - I Love Lucy - Click Here

Wednesday October 21

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan Kriya Yoga click here) 

• Daily Guided Reminiscing - Write/Discuss: Where was your favourite place to live, and what made it so special?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks- Version three - Click Here

• The Nutcracker, Waltz of the Flowers, is Coming to You! - Click Here

 No Bake Recipe - Creamy Red Pepper Toast - Click Here

Dice Games to Play with Friends and Family- This week: try Yahtzee - Click here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
i) I have been through hard things before and have survived them.
ii) This will not break me. 
iii) I let go of what I can’t change and do my best with what I can.

• 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 - Starting at 1 and continuing in numeric order, connect the dots to reveal the outline of an object - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - something red

•  Large Font Crossword Puzzle - Theme: all about owls - 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 


Thursday October 22

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here   

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtan Kriya Yoga click here)

Daily Guided Reminiscing - Write or discuss: Of all the pets you’ve had, which was your favourite?

Every Thursday at 2pm Sign into Zoom with this link for Music and Memories - 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

•  Minds in Motion with Ros Banks- Version four - Click Here for Video

Live Camera of the Tropical Reef Aquarium in Longbeach, CA.-  – Click Here
Containing 350,000 gallons of water and over 1,000 animals, the tropical reef habitat is the Aquarium of the Pacific's largest exhibit. The reef represents the famous "blue corner" off the coast of Palau, an area considered to be one of the most beautiful and diverse oceanic sites in the world. In addition to the marine animals, you may even catch a diver on cam giving an underwater lecture, cleaning the exhibit, or feeding the fish!
Live Diver Presentations Monday-Friday 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30 pm 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 4:15 pm 

• Scavenger Hunt
 - Click Here

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Farm themed -  Click Here for puzzle and click here for Answers

• Play a card game - 
War: Click Here 
Go Fish: Click Here 

Photo of the Day Challenge - Take a photo of something you did this week from this activity list.
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 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.

Matching puzzle: Wild times at the Zoo - 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 

Friday October 23

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here) 

• Daily Guided Reminiscing- Write or Discuss: What do you remember about your marriage proposal? Not married? What is the most memorable proposal you have heard of?

Tai Chi - Click Here

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks- Version five - Click Here for Video 

•  Arts for Alzheimer Care – Make together playdough / molding clay Allow your loved one with dementia to help you as much as they are capable - adding the ingredients to the saucepan, mixing, stirring, kneading - it may take patience and require more time, but it will be worth it for the enjoyment of doing the activity together. Click Here

Music for Memories- 1950’s sing along The Chordettes: lollipop  - Click Here 

• Virtual Tour --See a heritage theatre! If you love theatre or architecture, take a 3D virtual tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, a heritage landmark in Toronto. - 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

• Colouring Sheets- Theme: Fall scene - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge:  Anything with Wheels.
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 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. 

• 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 

Saturday October 24

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here 

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here 
(For more information about Kirtan Kriya Yoga click here

• Daily Guided Journal -
write or discuss: What did you enjoy most about retirement?

• Call a Friend or Family Member - Click here for activity suggestions to try on the phone or video call

• Photo of the day Challenge: View from your front door.
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]

• Live Camera of Jellyfish tank- Long Beach, California, West Coast Sea Nettles. These sea nettles, a genus of jellyfish called Chrysaora, live at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Easy to maintain and beautiful and relaxing to behold, sea nettles are a popular exhibit in many aquariums. - click here 

• Chair Exercises - The program integrates the use of gymnastic foundation skills, cognitive stimulation therapy and social interaction activities. The majority of the program is based on bilaterally asymmetrical movement patterns, essentially working the left and right sides of the brain separately, which benefits older people and those living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. - click here

• No Bake Simple Recipe -Peanut butter energy bites. Enjoy!  -  Click Here

• Pleasant Face Exercises- 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: Jack-o-lantern (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-  
Play online: Click Here
Printable version: Click Here

• Mindfulness Meditation Audio - Embody your strengths rather than focusing on perceived weaknesses - Click Here

Sunday October 25

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here

• Daily Guided Journal - write or discuss: What do you remember most about Halloween?

Photo of the Day Challenge: Something that makes you smile.
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]

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials - Listen to Ross pleasantly narrate and feel your worries melt away with each stroke of his paint brush - - Click Here

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

• Dominos  - play online or print your own! - HOW TO PLAYPLAY ONLINE  or PRINT YOUR OWN

Crossword Puzzle - Click Here

• DementiAbility Gentle Chair Yoga - 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. 

Double Trouble Dice Game- Roll one die and double that number. Mark off your number. The first person to 5 in a row wins!

• Word Game - This Week: Hangman - HOW TO PLAY , CLICK HERE TO PLAY

Past Week's Schedules

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

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