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ACtive living grey-bruce schedule

Week of June 29th - July 5th

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]


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Krystle welcomes you to the week!

Monday June 29th

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 life lessons you would share?

Minds in Motion Gentle Exercise - standing and seated options included -  Click Here

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Brown bears of Katmai National Park, Alaska -  We hope this video sparks conversations and memories to share with others  : Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Home Sweet Home -  Click here for PUZZLE - Click here for ANSWERS

Guided Imagery for Relaxation - Waterfall Meditation to Refresh Yourself - 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: – A leaf
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 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 June 30th

• 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: Who were your favourite or most interesting neighbors when you were growing up?

• Walking Tour - Walking around Brussels - 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. 


• Your Daily Dose of Good News - Click Here

• Indoor Gardening - How to regrow lettuce with just water! - Click Here 

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something or Someone You Love
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 
Flip Flops - Click Here
Sail Boat - Click Here
Cat and Dog -  Click Here

• Connect the Dots - Butterfly -  Draw a line connecting the dots to reveal an outline of an object - click here

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

• Find the Hidden Objects - Click here for PUZZLE and Click Here for Answer

• Nostalgia Television - Leave It to Beaver - Click Here

Wednesday July 1st

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 was a major turning point in your life and how did it affect you?

Minds in Motion - (video exercise program) - Click Here

• Cirque du Soleil is coming to you (again!) Click Here

• No Bake Simple Recipe - Chocolate Pudding - Click Here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I am enough
   ii) Today I choose to think positive
   iii) Today is going to be a great day

• 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 - Canada Day - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge - something red or white

- Guided Computer Typing Practice
Beginner: Click Here
Intermediate: Click Here
Advanced: Click Here

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

Thursday July 2nd

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: What chores did you have to do when you were growing up?

Every Thursday at 2pm Sign into Zoom with this link for Music and Memories - Join Michael K Myers (Classic Jazz/ Rock Style Music , Guitar) live today 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

Seated Tai Chi - A 15-minute seated Tai Chi workout perfect for seniors - or ANYONE at any age.  Click Here for Video

Live Camera of Lake Tahoe West Shore Cafe Click Here
Positioned on the peaceful west shore of Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake occupying a fault basin on the California-Nevada border, this live camera provides gorgeous views of the lake with the breathtaking peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains as a backdrop.

• Indoor Scavenger Hunt
 - Click Here

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Theme: July -  Click Here 

• Alphabet Game - Fill in the boxes with words that begin with each of the letters in MAPLE -  Click Here and Here for Solutions

Photo of the Day Challenge - Something that reminds you of Canada.
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 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.

• Online Arts Program: Every Thursday until July 16 - from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Click Here to Register
In this ‘Painting What I See’ online arts series, participants will explore thematic collections of photographs as a source of inspiration for their individual painting projects. Participants will be provided with a set of images (using a PowerPoint slideshow), and together we discuss and analyze the elements of design. As participants progress, they will create small drawings, sketches, and paintings to help collect and share their visual ideas. This series is appropriate for learners at all levels and will be rich in collaborative and creative problem solving.

Large Font Word Search Puzzle: Theme Television Shows from the past - Click Here and CLICK HERE FOR ANSWERS

Friday July 3rd

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 are some of the greatest adventures you experienced as an adult?

Tai Chi - Click Here

• Exercises at the kitchen sink - Part 1 and Part 2

•  Crafting Corner – Maple Leaf Collage – Use scrapbook paper or old magazine pages to make a collage picture of the maple leaf logo. Click for image of the patterns and complete step-by-step directions.  - Click Here

Music for Memories- Calendar Girl by Neil Sedaka  - Click Here and  Lyrics 

• Virtual Tour --The Titanic. -  We hope this video sparks conversations and memories to share with others - 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

• Colouring Sheets- Canada Day Mountains and Hands Holding Canadian Flags

Photo of the Day Challenge:  Take a picture of an old photo of you, as a teenager

• 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. 

• Color 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 4th

• 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 type of dancing was popular when you were a teenager?

• 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 Soft

• Live Camera of Honey Bee Landing Zone- This live camera is situated at the entrance of a bee hive, nestled inside a large hollow log in the town of Buchloe, Germany. Watch as Carniolan honey bees enter and leave the hive during their busy day. .  - click here 

Why do bees seem like they are ‘dancing’? Honeybees communicate using complex movements that looks to us like dancing! This fascinating choreography is used to communicate vital information like exactly where to find a food source. To learn more about this species, please visit Explore's honey bee hive camera: Click Here

• Exercises from the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Western University
- CCAA certified senior fitness instructor, Debbie, leads participants through a 30-minute easy-to-follow exercise routine that includes warm-up, low-impact cardio workout (no jumping), cool-down and stretching.  - click here

• No Bake Simple Recipe - 3 Ingredient Scone Recipe -  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- Puzzles available in various sizes and categories – customize specifically to you! This weeks theme: Canada Day (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 July 5th

• 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 did you family enjoy doing together when you were growing up?

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

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials - Listen to Ross pleasantly narrate and feel your worries melt away with each stroke of his paint brush - Under Pastel Skies - 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

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

• Word Unscramble Game  - Theme: Canada Day - Unscramble the letters to reveal words associated with Canada Day
Click Here for Puzzle and Here for Solutions

• 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. 

• Match Game- Theme: Famous Canadians - Click Here for Questions and here for Answers

Past Week's Schedules

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

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