Active living grey-bruce schedule

Week of February 8th - 14th

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, February 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 are some of the most valuable things you learned from your parents?

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

• Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Click Here 
We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. 

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Click Here for puzzle and solutions 

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 - An indoor or outdoor plant/tree.
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 - Enjoy these episodes of Laurel and Hardy in “Helpmates”  - Click Here

Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here for activity


Joke of the Day What do you call a rooster staring at a pile of lettuce? 

Answer: A chicken sees a salad!


Tuesday, February 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 sports did you play when you were younger?

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. 

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here for activity
 
• 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 - Nature
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 for activity and solutions

• Joke of the Day - Why can't skeletons play church music? 

Answer: They don't have any organs!


Wednesday, February 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: What volunteer work have you done?

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

• National Art Centre Concert - Click Here

• Food for thought - Click Here for recipe

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Take a photo at noon.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Dot Doodles - 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.

• 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 can take things one day, or one hour, at a time.
• When I go with the flow, my life is easy and filled with joy.
• I appreciate my life and find things to be grateful for. 

• Mental Aerobics Activity
- Click Here for activity and for solutions.

• Joke of the Day - 
I remember the first time I saw a universal remote control... 

Answer: I thought, well this changes everything!

Thursday, February 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: What do you think is special about each of your grandchildren?

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

• Live Camera   Click Here
We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.

• Scavenger Hunt - Click Here 

• Solitaire - Click Here 

• Photo of the Day Challenge - One of the activities you enjoyed from this list.
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

• Joke of the Day - 
If a cow doesn't produce milk, is it a Milk Dud? 

Answer: Or an Udder Failure?

Friday, February 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: Where did you live when you were a young child and how did your family come to live there?

• 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 you love.
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 with Susie Q - Click Here to be directed to sing-a-longs
Tip:  For hours of guaranteed fun, once a song is over, wait the next song to automatically play (this may take a few seconds). 

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here for puzzle and solutions.

• Joke of the Day - My GPS just told me to turn around. 

Answer: Now I can't see where I'm driving!

Saturday, February 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: If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, where would you choose to live? 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 
More puzzles are available in various sizes and categories – customize your own puzzle specific to you! Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Love
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.

• Tic-Tac-Toe - Click Here  

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here

• Joke of the DayWhat's the problem with jogging on New Year's Eve? 

Answer: 
You might spill your drink!

Sunday, February 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: What do you remember about Valentine's Day growing up?

• Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here 

• Paint with Bob Ross Calming Video Tutorials - Click Here
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]

• 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.

• 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 was Cinderella kicked off the soccer team? 

Answer: She would always run away from the ball!

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