ACtive living grey-bruce schedule

Week of Sept 21st -27th

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 Sept 21st

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here

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

Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or discuss: What is your goal for the week?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks -  Version 1 - Click Here

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Enjoy this video of the Wye Marsh in the comfort of your own home. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others: Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle -Theme: Animals -  Click Here and Click Here for Solutions

Guided Imagery - Waterfall Meditation to Refresh Yourself: 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. -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: A Self Portrait

• Hangman Game - Click Here

• Chair Yoga - Enjoy this gentle and easy to follow video focused on stretching and relaxation - 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 this episode of "Leave it to Beaver" - Click Here 

• You may even see some memorable landmarks #GoBlueForAlz in support of World Alzheimer’s Day!

Some landmarks that will #GoBlueForAlz include: • The CN Tower On September 21, look at the Toronto skyline to watch the beautiful night light show that will be displayed as the CN Tower shows their support and raises awareness for people living with dementia, their care partners and families. You can also watch the CN Tower #GoBlueForAlz LIVE online here. •

The Toronto Sign On September 21, the Toronto Sign located at Nathan Philips Square in Toronto will also #GoBlueForAlz! If you happen to be in the area, make sure to take some photos and share them on social media using the hashtag #GoBlueForAlz and tag us!

Tuesday Sept 22nd

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

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

• Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or Discuss: What is your favorite dish?

• Minds in Motion With Ros Banks - Version Two - Click Here

• How to Press Flowers and Leaves in Seconds - Click Here

• The Colosseum walking Tour - 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 -
The weather outside

• 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. 

Popular Saying and their meanings -   Click Here

Virtual Trivia Night - Social with a Purpose -Trivia Edition! Time: 6.30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Theme: Movies & General Knowledge Cost: FREE  
Sign Up Here - Click Here

• Wacky Words Game - Click Here

• Water Anagram Game - Click Here

Wednesday Sept 23rd

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

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

Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or Discuss: What is your favorite hobby? What do you like about it?

Minds in Motion - Version 3 - Click Here

National Art Centre Concert - Join violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo and his wife, violinist Sara Mastrangelo as they perform a series of musical canons. Enjoy! - Click Here

• No Bake Simple Recipe
 - Strawberry Twinkie Cake - Click Here

Music for Memories - created especially for persons living with dementia - Click Here

• Connect the Dots - Connect each numbered dot in order starting from 1, continuing on until the last number is reached and a picture will appear. Then, use your imagination to color the picture! - Click Here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I have everything I need with me
   ii) I am a loving human being
   iii) It is okay that yesterday felt like a hard day.

Photo of the Day Challenge - Your Shadow

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, head online to www.musicatthemarket.ca 

Thursday Sept 24th

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

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

Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or discuss: What is the last self-care thing you did? How did it make you feel?

Province Wide Music for Memories - A new musical guests 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! Click on link to be directed to zoom: Click Here

Live Beach Cam of Santa Monica Beach- Click Here

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Version Four - Click Here

• Gratitude Scavenger Hunt - Click Here

• Solitaire - Click Here

• Split Words - Draw a lone from the letters on the left to the letters on the right to complete each word - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - Something that made you smile

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Theme: Space - Click Here for Puzzle and Click Here for Solution

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, head online to www.musicatthemarket.ca

Friday Sept 25th

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

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

• Daily Gratitude Journal - Write or Discuss: What was the last thing you did for someone else? How did it make you feel?

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

Tai Chi - Click Here

Art for Alzheimer Care - DIY Tic Tac Toe Game with rocks! - Click Here

Music for Memory: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Full Length Performances are available every Friday at 2pm EST. - 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 randomised each visit, however items can be ‘favourited’ to return to later -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: Something Shiny

Colouring Sheets - Colour online and/or print image and colour by hand
Beaver - Click Here
Dragonfly - Click Here
ATV - 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. 

• 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, head online to www.musicatthemarket.ca 

Saturday Sept 26th

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

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

• Daily Gratitude Journal -
write or discuss: What is one thing you would like to do more of? Why?

• 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

• Photo of the day Challenge: Favorite Fruit

• University of Cornell Live Bird Camera - Check back weekly for a virtual window into the  world of birds - Click Here

• Mindfulness Meditation 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- More puzzles are available in various sizes and categories – customize your own puzzle specific to you! This weeks theme: Autumn Lamp (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 - Click Here

Sunday Sept 27th

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

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

• Daily Gratitude Journal - write or discuss: What sport(s) do you like? Do you prefer to play or observe?

• Chair Yoga With Ros Banks - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: A beverage

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials - Islands in the wilderness - 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

•Songs of Faith with Joanne & her dog Rylie – Enjoy this music session created by Joanne Does, especially for persons living with dementia. - Click Here

Sort through photos and Memories - The richness of life lies in the memories we remember and keep, so, in this time, sort through photos and reminisce about past memories

• Words in Words Game - 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.

• Community Scrapbook Quilt- I call this 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.

Past Week's Schedules

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

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