Active Living Grey-Bruce schedule

Week of Aug 10th - Aug 16th

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 August 10th

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 is something that most people do note know about you?

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

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - This nature relaxation channel allows you to see the world in the comfort of your own home. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. This weeks video theme: Peaceful forest walk through Iron Horse State Park - Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - August -  Click Here

Guided Imagery - Forest Visualization -  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: – The Skyline
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 Fish- 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 Exercise  - Enjoy this 20 minute seated chair exercise workout routine -  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 August 11th

• 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 is one of your proudest moments and/or achievements?

• Walking Tour - The Emerald Forest - Click Here
Set at a nice pace, enjoy this visually stimulating walking tour. Enjoy this guided walk through the delightful emerald forest and see old-growth trees, stunning rivers, wild roads, and sunny rays trying to penetrate through the lush canopy.

Seated walking to follow along with the video is encouraged, when able. Enjoy the relaxing forest scenery, listen to calming piano music in the background, and connect with nature through your senses of sight, hearing, and smell. Imagine yourself in the middle of the lush forest full of amazing plants and let your senses clear your mind! The view of the tall majestic trees, the sunlight playing through the green leaves, pleasant colors of greenery - these things may give you a sense of comfort. These natural scenes ease your stress and worry, help us to relax and to think more clearly. Walking in the forest can restore your mood, give you back energy and refresh you after a long hectic day.

We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.


• Crafting Corner - Make your own bookmark. Create your own design or use our templates to colour and cut (or rip) the bookmarks into strips and fringe the bottoms - Click Here

• Find the Hidden Objects - Can you find all 10 objects? Solutions included - Click Here and click here for solutions

• Photo of the Day Challenge -
something you look forward to each week
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 
Cat - Click Here
World Map - Click Here
Baseball Player -  Click Here

• Brain Game - What do these three things have in common?  Click here for Game 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.

• Nostalgia Television - The Jeffersons - Click Here

Wednesday August 12th

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: Are you and introvert or an extravert?

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

• Hear from Nasa Astronauts after landing in Houston -NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley flew to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston a few hours after splashdown off the coast of Florida on Aug. 2, 2020. -  Click Here

• No Bake Pesto Recipe - Enjoy! - Click Here

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something that means a lot to you.

• Card Concentration Game - Click Here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I am proud of myself
   ii) I will do great things today
   iii) I am strong

• 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 August 13th

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: How would you describe your personality?

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 Wapusk National Park – Wapusk National Park in Manitoba Canada protects one of the world's largest concentrations of polar bear maternity dens (where female bears give birth). -  Click Here

• Minds in Motion Version 4 - Click Here

• Sounds Scavenger Hunt - What sounds do you hear on your walk? Put an 'x' next to things you hear on your sound walk. Use the extra rectangles to draw other things you hear. Have fun! -  Click Here

• Solitaire  -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - Something you love doing
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: Fish - 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.

• Nursery Rhyme Game - Below is the first line of a nursery rhyme - can you sing the next line? - Click Here for Game and Here for Answers

Friday August 14th

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 has been the most fun part about parenting?

• Minds in Motion - Version 5 - Click Here

• Tai Chi for Memory - Follow along with Dr. Paul Lam - Click Here

• Arts for Alzheimer Care - This Week: Music themed painting - Click Here
-Guitar Template - Click Here
-Accordion Template - Click Here

• Music for Memories - 1950's Sing Along (lyrics included) Johnny Hill: Oh my Darling, Clementine - 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:  A Tree

• Art for Alzheimer's Care- Doodle to the music. Listen to four pieces of music (link below) while finishing the provided “doodle starters”. Get inspired by the tone, beat and lyrics of the music.-  Click Here for Instructions and Here for Starters and the MUSIC PLAYLIST

• Virtual Tour -   The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center features works of art dating from the eighth through the twenty-first century, showcased against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views of Los Angeles. The collection includes European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European, Asian, and American photographs. We hope this tour sparks conversation and memories to share with others. Click Here

• Daily Gratitude Journa
l- 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 15th

• 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: What was your relationship like with your Mom and Dad?

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

• Photo of the day Challenge:  Sunshine

• Live Camera of Long Beach - 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 cleaning the exhibit or feeding the fish! 
Live Diver Viewings:
1:30 pm - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Watch as our divers hand-feed the fish in the exhibit each day (except Wednesday). Note: sound will not be available during the feedings. The feed stations that are visible on this camera are: Mangrove Ray - Right side on the plexiglass. Queensland Grouper & Emperor Snapper - Left side by the table corals. Trevallies, Spadefish, Snappers, Sweetlips & Others - Center and in the back, by the staghorn coral. Small Fish Scatter-Feed - This diver may feed fish in areas that are not visible on the live cam. Click Here

• Patrick Stewart Daily Shakespeare - This weeks sonnet recording -  Click Here

• No Bake Simple Recipe - Froyo Fruit Cups - 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: Dolphin (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 August 16th

• 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: Where did you go on staycation or vacation as a child?

• Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here

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

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials - Florida's Glory  - 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.

• Cartoon Character Quiz 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. 

• Crossword Puzzle- Theme: Fun!!! -   Click Here and Click Here for Solutions

Past Week's Schedules

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

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