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Active Living Grey-Bruce schedule

Week of July 20th - 26th

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 July 20th

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 are some of the hurdles you have overcome in your life, and what did you learn from them?

Minds in Motion  - version one -  Click Here

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - The Alzheimer Society of Durham Region invites you to take a virtual trip to the country and visit WindReach Farm in Ashburn, Ontario! Happening every Monday until August 31, from 10:30-11 a.m., you will be taken on a guided local tour of WindReach Farm to see the animals on the property, as well as learn about harvesting, horticulture, and plants. To learn more, and register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/windreach-farm-online-tour-and-chat-tickets-106129295580

• Explore the World with Virtual Tours - The Amazon Rain Forest. We hope this video sparks conversations and memories to share with others. - Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Summer Activities -  Click Here and Click Here for Solutions

Guided Imagery - Theme: Floating Free - 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: – Something you Love
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 Boy - 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 Yoga  - A gentle easy to follow seated Yoga, stretch and relaxation program. -  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 July 21st

• 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 are some of the funniest things your children said to you when they were young?

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Version Two: - Click Here

• Virtual Cycle or Walking Tour - walk or ride in Paris along the River Seine and Louvre and Eiffel Tower. - 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. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. 


• Concentration Puzzle - Use the visual cues in the puzzle to figure out what it says. - Click Here

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something Summer-y
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 
Set of Flowers - Click Here
Rainbow - Click Here
Bus-  Click Here

• Music Sing Along - July 21st, Aug 11, Aug 18th 11 am - Noon. Must pre-register. Join this province wide sing along with our special guest Joanne Does. Joanne sings in all different genres and often has her co-host Riley, a retired therapy dog. - Click Here

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

• Nostalgia Television - MASH: Marylyn is coming - Click Here

• Fill in the boxes -  
Fill in the boxes with one word that begins with each of the letters in SAND. Click Here

Wednesday July 22nd

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: What were your nicknames growing up?

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

• Video Tour of the Temple of Luxor in Egypt - Click Here

• No Bake Simple Recipe - Healthy no-bake oatmeal bars. - Click Here

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Home Décor

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I greet each day with strength
   ii) I inspire those around me
   iii) Today is filled with possibility, light and love

• 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 July 23rd

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: About your parents.

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

Dice Games to Play with Friends and Family – try a new game every week -  Click Here

• Minds in Motion Version 4 - Click Here

• Scavenger Hunt - As you discover each item, colour in the picture or draw/write what you found in the box. Feel free to take photos of your discoveries, but leave these treasures where you found them so others may enjoy them too! - Click Here

• Solitaire- Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - Something Yellow
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: Farm - 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.

Friday July 24th

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: Who are some of your all-time favourite singers?

• Minds in Motion - Version 6 - Click Here

• Music for Memories - Elivs Presley - Wooden Heart - 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:  An object with a pattern on it

• Colouring Sheet - Click Here

• Virtual Tour - Canadian Museum of Nature -   Step into a tropical oasis where live butterflies, such as the beautiful Blue Morpho and other species, flit around lush vegetation. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.. - 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. 

• Colour or trace a map of your hometown - Print out maps of your hometown from google maps. Choose a size that allows enough detail for familiar landmarks like churches, museums, post office, etc., to show up. Enjoy outlining and coloring these maps while reminiscing about your life there. Explore a different area of your hometown each week.

Saturday July 25th

• 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: Where did you go to school?

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

• Photo of the day Challenge:  Something you did today

• Live Camera of Polar Bears- This camera is streaming from Cape Churchill in northern Manitoba's Wapusk National Park, home to one of the world's largest concentrations of polar bear maternity dens. - Click Here

• No Bake Simple Recipe - Banana Pudding Dessert -  Click Here

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Versions 6 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: Cherry Pie (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. 

Sunday July 26th

• 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: How does the world feel different today compared to when you were a child?

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

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials -Fisherman's Trail  - 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.

• Chair Yoga - With Ros Banks. - 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. 

• Word Game - cross out the odd word in each row -  Click Here

• Guided Meditation - Designed specifically for people living with dementia, this meditation focuses on breathing, which helps to focus our attention and concentration - Click Here

Past Week's Schedules

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

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