Active living grey-bruce schedule

Week of August 2nd - 8th

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, August 2nd 

• 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 goal for the week?

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 - Self portrait

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 can't a bicycle stand on its own? 


Answer: It's two-tired.

Tuesday, August 3rd 

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 food dish?

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 - The weather today

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 -A burger walks into a bar. The bartender says 'Sorry, we don't serve food here'


Wednesday, August 4th 

• 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 hobby? What do you like about it?

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

• National Art Centre Concert - 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 funny.
  
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 have everything I need within me.
- I am a loving human being.
- It is okay that yesterday felt like a hard day.

• Mental Aerobics Activity
- Click Here

• Joke of the Day - I was up all night wondering where the sun went, but then it dawned on me.




Thursday, August 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 DiscussWhat is the last self-care thing you did? How did it make you feel?

• 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 - Where you relax.

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 - What’s more amazing than a talking dog? 


Answer:
 A spelling bee.


Friday, August 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: 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 

• 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 -  Something delicious.

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 - 
I'm thinking of reasons to go to Switzerland. The flag is a big plus.

Saturday, August 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 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

• Jigsaw Puzzles - Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge - A favourite photo of yourself.

We would love to see your photos, please send to [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 Day - 
I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

Sunday, August 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 sport(s) do you like? Do you prefer to play or observe?

• 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 - Why is it always hot in the corner of a room? 



Answer: Because a corner is 90 degrees.

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