Virtual Care Partner Support

Welcome to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region 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.

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Some daily activities courtesy of Activity Connection and Golden Carers.

 

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Monday

Today in History

1994 - Edvard Munch's iconic painting, "The Scream," became the center of an art heist on February 12, 1994. The painting was stolen from the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway. Two thieves broke into the museum during the Winter Olympics, the theft captured global attention, and the perpetrators demanded a ransom of one million dollars for the painting's safe return. After an intense investigation, the Norwegian police successfully recovered "The Scream" in May 1994. The artwork was damaged during the theft but has since been restored.

Born this Day

Abraham Licoln (born February 12, 1809) Served as the 16th President of the United States from 1861 to 1865. Lincoln is best known for leading the country through its Civil War and for his efforts in abolishing slavery. His speeches, including the iconic Gettysburg Address, have left an important mark on the nation's history.

Charles Darwin (born on February 12, 1809) was an English naturalist and biologist renowned for his theory of evolution through natural selection. His work, "On the Origin of Species," published in 1859, revolutionized the understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. Darwin's contributions to the field of biology and his impact on scientific thought have shaped our understanding of the natural world and the connections of all living organisms.

Christina Ricci (born on February 12, 1980) is an American actress. Ricci gained widespread recognition for her early roles in films such as "The Addams Family" and "Casper" during the 1990s. Over the years, she has showcased her versatility by taking on diverse roles in both independent and mainstream films, including critically acclaimed performances in movies like "Monster" and "The Opposite of Sex."

 

Quote of the Day

There is no failure. You either win or you learn.

Humour of the Day

What are scientists favotite dog breed? Labs!

Music of the Day

Cardigan – Taylor Swift https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLSUp53y-HQ 

Coastline – Hollow Coves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAE1NbKstqk 

I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw0jCyH5cZA 

Wellness of the Day

Yoga to Open Your Heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSRc2UsQ_cw 

Morning Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcI5RfNYV2s 

Take 5 for Self-care

Learn something new! Listen to a podcast, read a book, or look up a topic you are interested in or that you would like to know more about.

 

Tuesday

Today in History

2000 - The final "Peanuts" comic strip is published. The final "Peanuts" comic strip, created by Charles M. Schulz, was published on February 13, 2000, one day after Schulz's death. In the last strip, Charlie Brown and Snoopy engage in a heartwarming conversation. Charlie Brown expresses gratitude for Snoopy's loyal friendship, and Snoopy, in turn, acknowledges the impact Charlie Brown has had on his life. The strip ends with a farewell from Schulz, thanking his readers for their support over the years. The final message captured the essence of the enduring themes of friendship, resilience, and the simple joys of life that "Peanuts" had shared with its audience for nearly 50 years.

Born this Day

Robbie Williams (born on February 13, 1974) Robbie Williams is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band Take That before establishing a successful solo career. Williams is known for his energetic performances and hits like "Angels" and "Rock DJ."

Peter Gabriel (born on February 13, 1950) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He gained fame as the lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Genesis before embarking on a solo career. Gabriel is recognized for his innovative music videos and influential contributions to the world of progressive and world music.

Jerry Springer (born on February 13, 1944) is an American television presenter, actor, and former politician. He is best known as the host of the controversial talk show "The Jerry Springer Show," which gained notoriety for its sensationalistic and confrontational format. Springer has also been involved in politics, serving as the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the late 1970s.

 

Quote of the Day

Small steps are better than no steps.

Humour of the Day

What do french fries do when they meet after a long time? They ketchup! LearnFunnyJokes.com

Music of the Day

Hand Me Downs – Arkells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVM5PsIBuUQ

Happier – Marshmello & Bastille https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMP65mVENSQ 

Good Vibes – Chris Janson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9eN3rNULQM 

Wellness of the Day

Walking HIIT Workout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-toWnfhhHw 

DIY Autumn Tree Painting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0C4icqWzz4 

Take 5 for Self-care

Take 5 minutes to stretch. Tilt your head to stretch your neck, relax your shoulders and roll them, make circles with your wrists and ankles… whatever feels good for you!

 

Wednesday

Today in History

1876 - The telephone was patented. The telephone was patented by Alexander Graham Bell, who is widely credited for its invention. However, the patent's history is accompanied by controversy involving Elisha Gray. Both Bell and Gray independently developed similar inventions, and their patent applications were submitted on the same day. The dispute over priority led to legal battles and controversy. Ultimately, Bell was awarded the patent for the invention of the telephone. The device revolutionized communication by allowing the transmission of voice over long distances, laying the foundation for the modern telecommunications industry.

Born this Day

Freddie Highmore (born on February 14, 1992) is an English actor who gained international fame for his roles in films such as "Finding Neverland" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Highmore began his acting career at a young age and has seamlessly transitioned from child star to a respected adult actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Norman Bates in the critically acclaimed TV series "Bates Motel" and has continued to impress audiences with his talent and versatility.

Simon Pegg (born on February 14, 1970) is an actor, comedian, and writer. Pegg rose to prominence for his roles in the cult TV series "Spaced" and collaborations with director Edgar Wright in the Cornetto Trilogy, consisting of "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," and "The World's End." Known for his sharp wit and comedic timing, Pegg has also appeared in major blockbuster franchises like "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible," showcasing his ability to seamlessly navigate both comedic and dramatic roles.

Meg Tilly (born on February 14, 1960) is a Canadian-American actress and author. Tilly gained recognition for her performances in films like "Agnes of God," for which she received an Academy Award nomination, and "The Big Chill." Later in her career, she took a break from acting to focus on writing novels but made a successful comeback with her role in the TV series "Bomb Girls." Tilly's talent and ability to convey a wide range of emotions have left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

Quote of the Day

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. —Maya Angelou

Humour of the Day

What do you call a tired pea? Sleep-pea.

 

Music of the Day

Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxPv8mSTv9U 

Hometown – Twenty One Pilots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJtlLzsDICo 

Good Together – James Barker Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc3Yphwgvd8 

Wellness of the Day

Gentle Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsLAc-2y0bE 

Relaxing Music for Stress Relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8nNGk6LHaM 

Take 5 for Self-care

Get some sun on your face. As Summer transitions into Fall it is still important to get some vitamin D, and you will find that it really helps your mood!

 

Thursday

Today in History

2003 - The largest peace demonstration takes place.The largest peace demonstration in history occurred in 2003 as millions of people across the globe participated in protests against the impending invasion of Iraq by the United States and its allies. On February 15, 2003, people from various countries took to the streets in a coordinated effort to voice their opposition to the war. The protests were part of a worldwide anti-war movement advocating for a peaceful resolution to the Iraq conflict. Major cities, including London, Rome, Berlin, New York, and Sydney, witnessed massive gatherings, with millions collectively expressing their desire for diplomacy and a peaceful resolution rather than military intervention.

Born this Day

Galileo Galilei (born on February 15, 1564) was a renowned Italian astronomer, physicist, and polymath born on . Often referred to as the "father of modern observational astronomy," Galileo made groundbreaking contributions to the scientific revolution. He improved the telescope, made significant astronomical observations, and defended the heliocentric model of the solar system, challenging the geocentric views of the time.

Chris Farley (born on February 15, 1964) was an American actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and gained widespread recognition for his energetic and physical comedic performances. Farley also starred in popular films like "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep" before his untimely death in 1997 at the age of 33.

Amber Riley (born on February 15, 1986) is an American actress, singer, and author. She is best known for her role as Mercedes Jones on the television series "Glee." Riley's powerful voice and dynamic performances earned her critical acclaim, and she went on to win a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the show. Beyond acting and singing, Riley has been an advocate for body positivity and has used her platform to inspire self-confidence in others.



Quote of the Day

Please take care of yourself, and take the rest you need!

Humour of the Day

What do lawyers wear to work? Lawsuits.

Music of the Day

Another One Bites The Dust – Queen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqUenEMwsdQ 

Huntin', Fishin' And Lovin' Every Day – Luke Bryan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF_3QJoUr0g

Crystals - Of Monsters and Men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptV_674c9fM 

Wellness of the Day

Hip Mobility Exercises for Beginners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rwTgvyKQIU 

Meditation to Release Stress and Anxiety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIr3RsUWrdo 

Take 5 for Self-care

Talk with a family member or a friend. Good conversations and laughter are always the best medicine.

Friday

Today in History

2005 - The Kyoto Protocol goes into effect. The Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty aimed at addressing global climate change, officially went into effect on February 16, 2005. The treaty was designed to limit and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide, from industrialized countries. Adopted in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan, the protocol set binding targets for participating nations to reduce their emissions below 1990 levels. The pact was ratified by 191 countries. The agreement marked a significant step in global efforts to combat climate change, emphasizing the need for cooperation to mitigate the impact of human activities on the environment.

Born this Day

Elizabeth Olsen (born on February 16, 1989) is an American actress. She gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in films like "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Avengers: Infinity War." Olsen's performances have been praised for bringing depth and complexity to her characters, and she has also ventured into independent cinema with notable roles in films like "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Wind River."

Tracy Lauren Marrow, known professionally as Ice T (born on February 16, 1958) is a rapper, actor, and producer. Ice T is renowned for pioneering West Coast rap and for his socially conscious lyrics. Beyond music, he has had a successful acting career, notably portraying Detective Fin Tutuola on the long-running television series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

John McEnroe (born on February 16, 1959) is a former professional tennis player and one of the most iconic figures in the sport's history. Known for his fiery on-court demeanor and exceptional skills, McEnroe won numerous Grand Slam titles during his career, including seven in singles and ten in doubles. Beyond tennis, he has become a respected sports commentator and analyst, providing insightful commentary during major tennis events.

Quote of the Day

Just because it's hard doesn't mean it's impossible. you can do it.

Humour of the Day

What music do balloons hate? Pop music!

Music of the Day

Dream On - Aerosmith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89dGC8de0CA 

Living – Dierks Bentley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwXnPQUgxd8 

Mess Is Mine – Vance Joy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGAqxPOHbKA 

Wellness of the Day

Restorative Yoga and Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrLkhg3fA0M 

4 Breakfast Recipes – Gordon Ramsay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuajFTgkoHw 

Take 5 for Self-care

Make a meal that you really enjoy! It’s always okay to treat yourself once in a while.

Saturday

Today in History

1913 - The "Armory Show" opened in New York on February 17, 1913. The show was held at the 69th Regiment Armory, the exhibition introduced American audiences to avant-garde European art movements, including Cubism and Fauvism. Organized by a group of American artists and collectors, the show featured works by renowned European artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Marcel Duchamp, and Henri Matisse, challenging traditional artistic norms. The exhibition provoked intense reactions, both positive and negative, from the public and critics. While some embraced the avant-garde artworks, others were shocked by the departure from traditional artistic styles.

Born this Day

Michael Jordan (born on February 17, 1963) is widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time. His career with the Chicago Bulls in the NBA saw him win six championships and earn numerous accolades, including five MVP awards. Jordan's impact on the sport goes beyond his on-court achievements; his charisma, competitiveness, and business ventures have made him a global icon.

Paris Hilton (born on February 17, 1981) is a socialite, businesswoman, and media personality. She gained widespread fame in the early 2000s, known for her appearances in reality shows like "The Simple Life." Paris Hilton has also built a successful career as a businesswoman, fashion designer, and DJ, showcasing her versatility beyond her initial public persona.

Ed Sheeran (born on February 17, 1991) is a British singer-songwriter. Known for his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, Sheeran rose to international prominence with hits like "Thinking Out Loud" and "Shape of You." He has won multiple Grammy Awards and has become one of the best-selling music artists globally, blending genres like pop, folk, and R&B in his chart-topping songs.

 

Quote of the Day

I am bigger than my doubts, bolder than my fears, and stronger than my obstacles

Humour of the Day

What do you call a train carrying bubblegum? A chew-chew train.

Music of the Day

Boots Or Hearts – The Tragically Hip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv33BiAdKpU

Me Without You – Tim & The Glory Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmpYD8QICSk

Evermore – Hollow Coves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGeJ73yAAhQ 

Wellness of the Day

Chair Exercises for Seniors/Beginners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJNW-ChhTvg 

Alternate Nostril Breathing for Relaxation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VwufJrUhic 

Take 5 for Self-care

Clean your home, one space at a time. Maybe you can start with the kitchen, the bathroom, or your bedroom. By breaking it up into smaller spaces you will find that it is easier to complete the task!

Sunday

Today in History

1930 - Pluto is discovered. The discovery of Pluto is credited to American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh. Working at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, Tombaugh conducted a systematic search for a ninth planet beyond Neptune, following predictions by Percival Lowell. On February 18, 1930, Tombaugh identified a moving object in the night sky through a technique called "blink comparison." Pluto, initially named Planet X, was confirmed as the ninth planet in our solar system. Pluto, however, later faced reclassification, being designated a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union in 2006 due to its size, orbit, and the presence of similar objects in its vicinity in the Kuiper Belt.

Born this Day

John Travolta (born on February 18, 1954) is an iconic American actor, producer, dancer, and singer. He rose to fame in the late 1970s after his role in the television series "Welcome Back, Kotter" and became a Hollywood superstar with the success of films like "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease." Travolta's career has spanned decades, earning him numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations. His versatility as an actor and charming on-screen presence have solidified his status as one of Hollywood's enduring talents.

Yoko Ono (born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, and peace activist who gained international fame as the wife of legendary musician John Lennon of The Beatles. Ono has made significant contributions to avant-garde art and music, pushing boundaries with her experimental and conceptual works. She continues to be an influential figure in the art world and an advocate for peace. Yoko Ono's impact extends beyond her association with Lennon, and she remains an influential and controversial figure in contemporary art.

Molly Ringwald (born on February 18, 1968) is an American actress, singer, and author, best known for her roles in the iconic 1980s teen films directed by John Hughes, such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," and "Pretty in Pink." Ringwald's performances in these films made her a symbol of the Brat Pack, a group of young actors who became synonymous with the teen movie genre of that era. Over the years, Ringwald has continued to work in the entertainment industry, expanding her career to include television, stage, and writing. Her contributions to the cultural landscape of the '80s have left a lasting impact on popular culture.

 

Quote of the Day

There is power in kindness.

Humour of the Day

Why did the laptop get glasses? To improve its web sight.

Music of the Day

Purple Rain – Prince https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Y1gohk5-A 

Talladega – Eric Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rek_Cxrc1pE 

Cherry – Harry Styles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGeJ73yAAhQ 

Wellness of the Day

Gentle Seated Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQwKKCqkJxg 

Take a Deep Breath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNXKjGFUlMs 

Take 5 for Self-care

Compliment yourself each morning. Find little things to love about yourself! You are unique and perfect just the way you are.

 

 

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.

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