Active Living Grey-Bruce Schedule

Week of Sept 28th - Oct 4th

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 Sept 28th

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here

Kirtain Kriya Yoga / Meditation - 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.(For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)

Daily Guided Journal - Write or discuss: What is your favorite movie? Why do you like it?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Click Here

Explore the World with Virtual Tours - Enjoy this video of South Rim Grand Canyon National Park in the comfort of your own home. We hope this relaxation video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.: Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Theme: Searching of October Click Here

Guided Imagery - The Forest Path -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: A Favorite Place

Hangman Game - Click Here

• Chair Yoga - Enjoy this gentle and easy to follow video focused on stretching and relaxation. - 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 Websitehttps://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/

Tuesday Sept 29th

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

• Kirtain Kriya Yoga / Meditation - 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.(For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)

• Daily Guided Journal - Write or Discuss: Did you rake leaves as a child or an adult? What do you remember about this activity? (i.e., sounds of leaves, smell, colours)

• Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Version 2 Click Here 

• Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel - Click Here

• Paint by Numbers - Click Here

• Hamburger topping themed crossword puzzle -  Click Here and Click Here for Solutions

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Take a photo of a photo

• Coloring Sheets:  Colour online and/or print image and colour by hand.
Goose - Click Here
Airplane - Click Here
Car - 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- Radio Recliner is a pirate radio station run by real Resident DJs at senior living communities across the country, so we can stay connected while we’re confined to our rooms. New shows at Noon everyday.
GET ON AIR 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 https://radiorecliner.com/

• -Virtual Trivia Night- Social with a Purpose -Trivia Edition! Date: Sept 29,20 Time: 6.30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Theme: Music (who sung that?) & Flags Cost: FREE Sign up here 

Wednesday Sept 30th

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - 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.(For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)

Daily Guided Journal - Write or Discuss: Your favorite way to recharge your energy levels.

Minds in Motion - with Ros banks version 3 - Click Here

Live at Massey Hall - 30 Minute Concerts - Click Here

• No Bake Simple Recipe
 - Sweet Vanilla Frozen Yogurt - Click Here

Music for Memories  - Created especially for persons living with dementia -  Click Here

• Connect the Dots - Connect each numbered dot in order starting from 1, continuing on until the last  number is reached and a picture will appear. Then, use your imagination to color the picture! - Click Here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I am worthy of good things
   ii) My life is full of love
   iii) I can cultivate the life experiences I want.

Photo of the Day Challenge - Your footwear today.

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.

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

Social Outing - Music at the Market concert at the Owen Sound Farmers from 12pm-2pm Concerts are free and happen rain or shine. Physical distancing is enforced. For more info, head online to www.musicatthemarket.ca (Wednesday to Friday from 12pm – 2pm (starting on September 13th and running until November 6th)

Thursday Oct 1st

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - 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.(For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)

Daily Guided Journal - Write or discuss: What tips would you give someone carving a pumpkin for the first time?

Province Wide Music for Memories - A new musical guests 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! Click on link to be directed to zoom: Click Here

Bear Watching in Transylvania- The live nature and wildlife cameras are located in transylvania, Romania, and Europe. Big bears, boars, foxes and sometimes wolves around in the evening and you can watch them all night with live night vision camera - Click Here

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Version Four - Click Here

• Nature Scavenger Hunt - Click Here

• Solitaire -
Click Here

• Large Font Word Search - Theme: Famous October Birthdays -  Click Here

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

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.

• Art for Alzheimer's Care - Recreate old photos - Click Here

Social Outing - Music at the Market concert at the Owen Sound Farmers from 12pm-2pm Concerts are free and happen rain or shine. Physical distancing is enforced.
For more info, head online to www.musicatthemarket.ca (Wednesday to Friday from 12pm – 2pm (starting on September 13th and running until November 6th)   

Friday Oct 2nd

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - 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.(For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)

• Daily Guided Journal - Write or Discuss: A favourite vehicle you have had in the past. What did you like about it?

Minds in Motion with Ros Banks - Version Five Click Here

Tai Chi - Click Here

Music for Memory: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Full Length Performances are available every Friday at 2pm EST. - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: You playing a game

 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 randomised each visit, however items can be ‘favourited’ to return to later . https://remarc.bbcrewind.co.uk/# 

• October IQ Game - Click Here

• Snapshot - Match each type of camera to it's name - 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.

Live Nature Camera of a Hummingbird's Nest - Click Here

Social Outing- Music at the Market concert at the Owen Sound Farmers from 12pm-2pm Concerts are free and happen rain or shine. Physical distancing is enforced.
For more info, head online to www.musicatthemarket.ca (Wednesday to Friday from 12pm – 2pm (starting on September 13th and running until November 6th)

Saturday Oct 3rd

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - 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.(For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)

• Daily Guided Journal -
write or discuss: Your favorite song right now is what? How does it make you feel?

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

• Photo of the day Challenge: Whatever is in your purse or wallet or bag.

• The University of Cornell Bird Live Camera - Check Back weekly for a virtual window into the natural world of birds - Click Here

• Flash Categories - Fill in the boxes with words or terms that begin with each of the letters in FLASH. Add your own category in the last row. Click Here for Puzzle and Here for Solutions

• 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- More puzzles are available in various sizes and categories – customize your own puzzle specific to you! This weeks theme: Acorns (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 Oct 4th

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - 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.(For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)

• Daily Guided Journal - write or discuss: What is on your mind right now?

Chair Yoga with Ros Banks - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: Something you love

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 - Secluded Bridge - Click Here

St. John's Therapy Dogs have gone digital - Click Here

Sort through photos and Memories - The richness of life lies in the memories we remember and keep, so, in this time, sort through photos and reminisce about past memories

• Songs of Faith with Joanne - 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. 

• The Evolution of Photography - put each group of different cameras and camera inventions in chronological order - Click Here for Puzzle and Click Here for Solutions 

• Community Scrapbook Quilt- I call this 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 quilt for everyone to enjoy.

Past Week's Schedules

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

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