Active living grey-bruce schedule

Week of October 26th - November 1st

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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Monday, October 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 are some life lessons you would share?

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

Explore the World with Virtual Tours -  Click Here for a video of Brown bears in Katmai National Park, Alaska.  
We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Click Here for Puzzle and Click Here for 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 - A leaf
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 “The Lone Ranger” - Click Here 

 Word Fit Game  - Click Here 


Tuesday, October 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: Who were your favourite or most interesting neighbors when you were growing up?

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

Virtual Walking Tour 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. 

Indoor Gardening - Click Here for how to instructions on re-growing lettuce with just water!

• 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 - Something seasonal
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected])

Colouring sheets - Colour online and/or print image and colour by hand
Scarecrow: Click Here
Beaver: 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 

Word Mining Game - Click Here
Theme: Harvest moon

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

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

• National Art Centre concert - Click Here
Duncan McDougall (17 years old) is a violinist from Uxbridge, Ontario. Today, he will perform the last two movements of Bach's Violin Sonata No.3 in C major. 

• Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup Recipe - Click Here

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

• Photo of the Day Challenge - A Pumpkin
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! Update weekly in bookmarks

• 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.
1) I am enough. 
2) 
Today I choose to think positive. 
3) 
Today is going to be a great day. 

• Best Desserts Word Search Puzzle & Solutions - Click Here  

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

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

• Live Camera of Lake Tahoe West Shore Café  - Click Here

• Indoor Scavenger Hunt - Click Here 

• Mahjong Game - Click Here  

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Something that reminds you of Canada
We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected])

• Countryside 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! 


Friday, October 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 some of the greatest adventures you experienced as an adult?

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

• Art for Alzheimer care - Click Here for Maple Leaf Collage Instructions

• True of False Trivia Game - Click Here  
Theme: Old Wives Tales

• 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 - Take a picture of an previous photo of you, as a teenager.
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.

• Music for Memories - Suzy Q 1950's musical sing along songs  - Click Here 

• 'Who am I?' Game - Click Here  
Theme: October birthdays

Saturday, October 31st

• 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 most memorable Halloween?

• 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 puzzle
More puzzles are available in various sizes and categories – customize your own puzzle specific to you! Click Here

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

• Live Camera of Honey Bee Landing Zone - 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  



Sunday, November 1st


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

• Chair yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here 

• Paint with Bob Ross Calming Video Tutorials - Click Here
This weeks video: Under Pastel Skies.
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! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoespKEMvQ9MYWAreLRwKCw

• 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxz_oCd60y0&feature=emb_logo

• 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.



Past Week's Schedules

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

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