Active living grey-bruce schedule

Week of May 24th - 30th 

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, May 24th 

• 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:  Describe a positive moment from today that you want to remember.

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 

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 - Something colourful
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 

Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here 


Joke of the Day - How do you woo a farmer’s daughter? 


Answer: 
A-tractor!

Tuesday, May 25th 

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 animal? Why is this animal your favourite?.

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

• 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 -You doing one of the activities from this list.
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 - What do you call a factory that makes okay products? 


Answer: 
A satisfactory.

Wednesday, May 26th 

• 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 way to spend a lazy day?

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

• National Art Centre Concert - Click Here

• Food for thought - Click Here 

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something in nature.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• 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) I am brave.
ii) I am important.
iii) I am thankful. 

• Mental Aerobics Activity
- Click Here  Pair up images of things that keep you cool in August.

Instructions: 1. Print 12 templates. Cut each of the 12 pictures in half along the black line that runs through the middle so there are 24 cards total.

2. Place one side of each image faceup on a table.

3. Shuffle the remaining 12 images and place them facedown in a draw pile.

4. Turn over one card at a time and ask the person to place it beside the card that completes the image.

Additional Memory Matching Game: Use 6–12 pairs of matching cards. Place all of the cards facedown in rows. Turn over two cards at a time to see if they match. If they do, remove them from the table. If the cards don't match, turn them back over in the same spot and try again. 

• Joke of the Day - My printer’s name is Bob Marley. 

Answer: Because it’s always jammin’.

Thursday, May 27th

• 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: Growing up, how did you celebrate the May 24 weekend?

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

• Explore the World Live Camera - Click Here 

• Scavenger Hunt - Click Here 

• Solitaire - Click Here 

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Your favourite flower.
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - 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 -  Where do horses live? 

Answer: In neigh-bourhoods.

Friday, May 28th

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 will you do today to take care of yourself?

• 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 - Self care
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 

• Mental Aerobics Activity - Click Here

• Joke of the Day - What do you call a magic dog? 

Answer: A Labracadabrador.


Saturday, May 29th 

• 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: One of your hobbies,

• 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 for this weeks jigsaw puzzle

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something that brings back memories 
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

•  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 are the strongest days of the week?



Answer:  Saturday and Sunday. The rest are weak-days.


Sunday, May 30th 


• 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 you excited about?

• 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. 

Therapy Dogs have gone digital - Click Here

• 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 - What did the plumber say to the singer? 

Answer: “Nice pipes.”

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