Virtual Social Rec ASNR

Virtual Recreation

Welcome to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Virtual Recreation Page. Here you will find weekly activities to help you keep engaged. Brain stimulating and social activities can improve your mood, boost self-esteem, and help you maintain cognitive abilities. 

Activities June 1 - June 7

Monday

Fitness: Cardio    

Seated workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4XW74W9t4o
(skip 2 minutes and 15 seconds in if you are in a rush!)

What you need: stable running shoes, water and a clear area! 

Note: Sometimes it is difficult to keep balance on carpet. If you are having trouble, find a more sturdy surface!

Daily Chronicle

Monday June 1, 2020

Puzzles    

Try this jigsaw: https://www.onlinejigsawpuzzles.net/puzzle.php?image=images/puzzle/children-in-tulips.jpg

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is something that made you smile this week?

10-minute meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vI8Kh3-epg

Virtual tour

Theme: Zoo Tours

Visit the Los Angeles Zoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVKSbsiu9lY

Tuesday

Fitness: Upper Body   

Upper body arm and cardio combined workout:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8hG-K3vBKo&t=422s

What you need: a chair.

Note: Sometimes it is difficult to keep balance on carpet. If you are having trouble, find a more sturdy surface!

Daily Chronicle

Tuesday June 2, 2020  

Puzzles

Play counterfeit! You see two photos. Your job is to click where the two photos differ: https://www.gamesforthebrain.com/game/counterfeit/

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What was the last good book you read, and why? 

Virtual tour

Theme: Zoo Tours

The African Elephant Crossing Cleveland Zoo Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G0byDlhJNQ

Wednesday

Fitness: Core

Core workout try this at home core exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9xsYEzYNrE&t=97s

What you need: stable running shoes, water and a clear area! If you are doing the seated version, you will also need some weights or filled water bottles.

Note: Sometimes it is difficult to keep balance on carpet. If you are having trouble, find a more sturdy surface! 

Daily Chronicle 

Wednesday June 3, 2020   

Puzzles    

CrossWord-22-05-2020.pdf Crossword-solution-22-05-2020.pdf

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone:  What always calms you down when you are stressed out?  

Virtual tour

Theme: Zoo Tours

The Cat Canyon – Cincinnati Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhVUKqpnekI

Recipes

Here are some hearty summer salads to try: 

Warm vegetable salad: https://www.skinnytaste.com/warm-curry-roasted-sheet-pan-vegetable-salad/

Butternut squash, pear and almond salad: https://www.skinnytaste.com/kale-and-butternut-squash-salad-with-pears-and-almonds/

Thursday

Fitness: Legs  

Low impact lower body exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fpIva72q_k

What you need: very light weights or filled water bottles, comfortable shoes and a chair (for balance or sitting). 

Note: Sometimes it is difficult to keep balance on carpet. If you are having trouble, find a more sturdy surface!

Daily Chronicle 

Thursday June 4, 2020   

Puzzles    

Summer.pdf Summer(solution).pdf 

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: If you could invite a famous person for dinner, who would it be? 

Virtual tour

Theme: Zoo Tours

The award winning reef – Shedd Aquariam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToHdnOoEabQ

Friday

Fitness: Balance    

Balance exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9xsYEzYNrE&t=97s​​​​​​​

What you need: comfortable shoes and a chair! 

Daily Chronicle 

Friday June 5, 2020   

Puzzles    

Memory game! Can you memorize the colors and press them in the order they appeared? https://www.gamesforthebrain.com/game/memocoly/​​​​​​​

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What did you think that you would be doing at this age when you were younger?

Virtual tour

Theme: Zoo Tours

The award winning Glacier Run – Louisville https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDAsME73rMY

Saturday

Fitness: Walk    

Get outside for a walk this weekend! If not, try this short yoga dance workout to kick off your weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GS1CWDIkYU​​​​​​​

Daily Chronicle 

Saturday June 6, 2020   

Puzzles    

Play the computer in chess: https://www.chess.com/play/computer?black=1

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What do you think the world will be like 20 years in the future? 

Virtual tour

Theme: Zoo Tours

Desert Dome -Indianapolis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UyeRGABZr4​​​​​​​

60’s top hits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BFI6R62TH8

Sunday

Fitness: Light Stretching    

20 minute Qigong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwlvTcWR3Gs​​​​​​​

Daily Chronicle 

Sunday June 7, 2020   

Puzzles    

Sudoku_easy.pdf Sudoku_easy_soultion.pdf
Sudoku_med.pdf Sudoku_med_solution.pdf
Sudoku_hard.pdf Sudoku_hard_solution.pdf

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten? 

Virtual tour

Theme: Zoo Tours

The Zambezi River Hippo Camp - Memphis Zoo
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATqwp9jMGxQ​​​​​​​

 

Exercise Waiver

We ask that you make sure when you participate virtually in exercise programs you take care to create a place that is clutter-free and safe for you. Make sure you have proper footwear and the area is clear. Because physical exercise can be strenuous and may cause risk of injury, we urge you to obtain a physical examination from a doctor before participating in any exercise activities and participate only as much as you feel comfortable. These online exercises are intended to encourage you to gently move your body – so don’t push yourself beyond what feels okay. Participating in exercise activities included in the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region's activity site is done entirely at your own risk.

 

Visit our Virtual Care Partner Support Page. Here you can explore some activities for taking care of yourself, online programs and resources to help you navigate your care partner journey.

Resources

All about me - A booklet designed for people living with dementia, to help them create a record of their background and what is important to them

Recollections book - Create a life story book using our guided questions.

Home Sense Guide - outlines many adaptations you can make to your own home to aid a person living with dementia.

By Us For Us Guides - a series of guides created by a group of talented and passionate persons with dementia and/or partners in care.

Online Opportunities

Connections First

Join us for an introductory session about healthy brain strategies, normal aging, dementia and future planning.  For dates and registration click here.

Brain Wave Café

Join us every Friday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for a fun social gathering using the Zoom platform!  Individuals living with cognitive change or dementia, care partners, family and friends are all welcome!  Stay connected with friends and meet some new ones as you participate in healthy brain activities together! Register here.

Questions?

If you have a dementia question email us at [email protected]. We are here to help!

 

 

Some daily activities courtesy of Activity Connection and Golden Carers



Last Updated: 06/01/2020