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 August 10 - August 16

Monday

Fitness: Cardio    

Fun 25-minute low-impact aerobics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhHOJywrSxI

What you need: Clear space, stable running shoes. 

Daily Chronicle

Monday, August 10, 2020

Puzzles    

Shape game http://www.gamebrew.com/game/shape-inlay/play

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is the first thing you do after a long day to relax? 

Music

Easy listening soft rock 70’s https://youtu.be/pQ9pYwCKopE

Virtual tour

Theme: Mountains

Helicopter Tour of Mount Everest, in Nepal/China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usuubU_0QCI

Tuesday

Fitness: Strength Exercises   

Fuzion Fitness with Alexis #31: Chair Workout Video https://youtu.be/V4XW74W9t4o?t=263

What you need: Clear space, stable running shoes, filled water bottles or light weights.

Daily Chronicle

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Meditation

Daily Calm https://youtu.be/ZToicYcHIOU?t=55

Puzzles

Daily crossword: https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/quick/15674

Printable version & solution: crossword.pdf

 

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is your favourite thing to cook for others?

Virtual tour

Theme: Mountains

Climbing Aconcagua, Argentina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQp6XzyEjzk

Wednesday

Fitness: Dance Cardio 

Senior Dance Fitness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zQFn05pPdE

Daily Chronicle

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Puzzles    

SudokuEasy.pdf   SudokuEasySolution.pdf
SudokuMedium.pdf    SudokuMediumSolution.pdf
SudokuHard.pdf     SudokuHardSolution.pdf

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone:  Are there any films that you are dying to see?

Virtual tour

Theme: Mountains

The Full Denali Climbing Experience (Mt. McKinley) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhNU6i34Vw4

Thursday

Fitness: Lower body

Feet Exercises https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HJk03qJqHE

What you need: Clear space, stable running shoes, and a chair. 

Daily Chronicle

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Puzzles    

LogicPuzzlesEasy.pdf 

LogicPuzzlesMedium.pdf

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is the last concert you went to?

Virtual tour

Theme: Mountains

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRwrpXf5V6c

Friday

Fitness: Balance    

Challenging Balance and Leg Exercises https://youtu.be/_gJXPruT2mQ?t=12

What you need: Clear space, stable running shoes, filled water bottles or light weights.

Daily Chronicle

Friday, August 14, 2020

Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzle https://thejigsawpuzzles.com/Great-Sightings/Bay-Near-Lagos-Town-Portugal-jigsaw-puzzle

Documentary/Talk

What happens if you cut down all the city’s trees? 
https://www.ted.com/talks/stefan_al_what_happens_if_you_cut_down_all_of_a_city_s_trees

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is your favourite season to spend outdoors?

Virtual tour

Theme: Mountains

Mount Elbrus, Russia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AGWrFaOdmk

Saturday

Fitness: Walk    

1-mile Disco Boogie to ABBA: https://youtu.be/4wAzRW2LCus?t=148

Daily Chronicle

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Puzzles

Play Out Spell! https://puzzles.bestforpuzzles.com/games/outspell/

Recipe

Broccoli pasta shells https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/broccoli-pasta-shells

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: Mountains

Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya, Indonesia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHBta6u2Hoc

Sunday

Fitness: Light Stretching    

Total body stretch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xrDAtykMI

What you need: Clear space, a chair, and towel or belt. 

Daily Chronicle

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Puzzle

Word search https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/153/popular-pizza-toppings/​​​​​​​

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: When you were a kid, what did you think your life would look like now?

Meditation

10-minutes of guided meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syx3a1_LeFo

Virtual tour

Theme: Mountains

Climbing the highest mountain in Antarctica, Vinson Massif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNs1h0el0AU

Want More? Visit our Virtual Social Recreation Archive Page to see activities from past weeks!

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.

Ready Set Plan - a guide to help you plan ahead for a time your care partner may be unable to provide the care you need

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: 08/10/2020