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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.

 

Activities June 6- June 12

Monday

Today in History

1971 - “The Ed Sullivan Show” airs for the very last time. Sunday nights, 8:00 pm, CBS. Ask almost any American born in the 1950s or earlier what television program ran in that timeslot on that network, and they’ll probably know the answer: The Ed Sullivan Show. For more than two decades, Sullivan’s variety show was the premiere television showcase for entertainers of all stripes, including borscht-belt comedians, plate-spinning vaudeville throwbacks and, most significantly, some of the biggest and most current names in rock and roll. Twenty-three years after its 1948 premiere, The Ed Sullivan Show had its final broadcast on June 6, 1971.

Born this Day

Robert Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor and director, best known for playing the supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Englund began his career as a stage actor in regional theatre, and made his film debut in the 1974 drama film Buster and Billie. After supporting roles in films like Stay Hungry (1976), A Star Is Born (1976), and Big Wednesday (1977), he had his breakthrough as resistance fighter Willie in the 1983 miniseries V and its subsequent sequel series.

Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955) is an American actress. She first gained attention in the late 1970s with her stand-up comedy, where she often critiqued celebrity culture and political figures. She is perhaps best known for portraying Nancy Barlett Thomas on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from the fourth season (1991) to the end of the show in 1997. She played Nurse Judy Kubrak in the FX drama series Pose. She is number 96 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.

Colin Quinn (born June 6, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. On television, he is best known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update; on MTV's 1980s game show Remote Control, where he served as the announcer/sidekick; and as host of Comedy Central's late-night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.

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Music of the Day

Out of My League – Fitz and The Tantrums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-QmZpLWjHc 

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

Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis Presley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGJTaP6anOU

Wellness of the Day

Yoga for Gut Health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p433HzhvB44 

7 Recipes You Can Make In 5 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_5wHw6l11o 

Take 5 for Self-care

Remember your sunscreen! Th warm weather is finally here, but don’t forget your sunscreen if you will be outside for longer than a couple minutes. You can still get a sunburn with a low UV index and even when it’s cloudy.

Tuesday

Today in History

1962 - Switzerland welcomes first drive-through bank. On June 7, 1962, the banking institution Credit Suisse—then known as Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA)—opens the first drive-through bank in Switzerland at St. Peter-Strasse 17, near Paradeplatz (Parade Square) in downtown Zurich.

Born this Day

Tom Jones (born June 7, 1940) is a Welsh singer. His career began with a string of top-ten hits in the mid-1960s. He has toured regularly, with appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011). Jones's voice has been described by AllMusic as a "full-throated, robust baritone". His performing range has included pop, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel. In 2008, the New York Times called Jones a musical "shape shifter", who could "slide from soulful rasp to pop croon, with a voice as husky as it was pretty".

Liam Neeson (born June 7, 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has received several accolades throughout his career, including nominations for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Tony Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and a Volpi Cup. In 2020, he was placed 7th on The Irish Times list of Ireland's 50 Greatest Film Actors. In 1976, Neeson joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film Excalibur (1981). He starred in five films between 1982 and 1987, most notably The Bounty (1984) and The Mission (1986). He landed a leading role in Next of Kin (1989) and rose to prominence when he starred as Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993).

Bill Hader (born June 7, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is the creator, producer, writer, director, and star of the HBO dark comedy series Barry (2018–present), for which he has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards, winning two. Hader's initial success was for his eight-year stint (2005–2013) as a cast member on the long-running NBC variety series Saturday Night Live, for which he received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Peabody Award.

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Music of the Day

Maps – Maroon 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZW_fk3BFqU 

It Goes Like This – Thomas Rhett https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4keD5Qvya4 

Tumbling Dice – The Rolling Stones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcym7M1Obb8 

Wellness of the Day

10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl_B45DpMLU 

9 Minute HIIT Workout for Beginners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWCm9piAwAU 

Take 5 for Self-care

Hydrate: it’s very easy to get dehydrated when the weather is warm. The more you sweat and the more you are physically active, the more water you need to drink!

Wednesday

Today in History

1984 - “Ghostbusters” released. Produced and directed by Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as disgraced parapsychology professors in New York City who turn to “paranormal investigation”–hunting down and capturing ghosts—to make money after Columbia University yanks their research grants.

Born this Day

Julianna Margulies (born June 8, 1966) is an American actress and author. After several small television roles, Margulies achieved wide recognition for her starring role as Carol Hathaway on NBC's long-running medical drama series ER (1994–2009), for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award. She also voiced Neera in the adventure film Dinosaur (2000) and appeared in the miniseries The Mists of Avalon (2001).

Sonia Braga (born June 8, 1950) is a Brazilian actress. She is known in the English-speaking world for her Golden Globe Award–nominated performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) and Moon over Parador (1988). She also received a BAFTA Award nomination in 1981 for Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (first released in 1976). For the 1994 television film The Burning Season, she was nominated for an Emmy Award and a third Golden Globe Award.

Sturgill Simpson (born June 8, 1978) is an American country music singer-songwriter and actor. As of February 2022, he has released seven albums as a solo artist. His first two albums, High Top Mountain and Metamodern Sounds in Country Music were independently released in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The latter was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album, listed 18th on Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2014,” and named among "NPR's 50 Favorite Albums of 2014."

 

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Music of the Day

Past Life – Arkells & Cold War Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7fT9nRy52I 

Lucky – Jade Eagleson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzylzqKoZH0 

Mustang Sally – Commitments   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6iSeCTiU88

Wellness of the Day

Fill Your Cup Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4dVbaLqg84 

5 Homemade Popsicle Recipes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qbh9gkbWUA 

Take 5 for Self-care

Try essential oils: essential oils can be diffused into the air to help promote relaxation. Some of my favourites are lavender essential oil and eucalyptus! 

Thursday

Today in History

1973 - Secretariat wins Triple Crown in breathtaking style. With a spectacular victory at the Belmont Stakes, Secretariat becomes the first horse since Citation in 1948 to win America’s coveted Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.



 

Born this Day

Johnny Depp (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer and musician. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards and two BAFTAs. Depp made his debut in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), before rising to prominence as a teen idol on the television series 21 Jump Street (1987–1990). In the 1990s, Depp acted mostly in independent films, often playing eccentric characters.

Natalie Portman (born June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-born American actress. With an extensive career in film since her teenage years, she has starred in various blockbusters and independent films, for which she has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Golden Globe Awards.

Mae Whitman (born June 9, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She began acting in commercials as a child, making her film debut at the age of six in the romantic drama When a Man Loves a Woman (1994). She achieved recognition as a child actress for her supporting roles in One Fine Day (1996), Independence Day (1996), Hope Floats (1998), and her television role on JAG (1998–2001)..

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Music of the Day

Mean – Taylor Swift https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYa1eI1hpDE 

Young Once – Sam Hunt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3KT-2fBIZo 

Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X791IzOwt3Q 

Wellness of the Day

Chair Cardio Workout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXfS7CWM7lQ 

Easy Flower Painting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxlM-dntQ6c 

Take 5 for Self-care

Incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. These are super important in maintaining your overall health!

 

Friday

Today in History

1752 - On June 10, 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects ambient electrical charge in a Leyden jar, enabling him to demonstrate the connection between lightning and electricity. Franklin became interested in electricity in the mid-1740s, a time when much was still unknown on the topic, and spent almost a decade conducting electrical experiments.

Born this Day

Bridget Kearney (born June 10, 1985) is an American musician and songwriter. She is a founding member of the band Lake Street Dive and winner of the 2005 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Jazz category. Kearney's debut solo album, Won't Let You Down, was released by Signature Sounds Recordings in 2017 followed by a number of singles released on YouTube, social media sites such as Instagram and available for personal music collections from most major channels.

Ben Daniels (born June 10, 1964) is an English actor. Initially a stage actor, Daniels was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for Never the Sinner (1991), the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for 900 Oneonta (1994), Best Actor in the M.E.N. Theatre Awards for Martin Yesterday (1998), and won the 2001 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Arthur Miller play All My Sons.

Faith Evans (born June 10, 1973) is an American singer. Born in Lakeland, Florida, and raised in New Jersey, she relocated to Los Angeles in 1991 for a career in the music business. After working as a backing vocalist for Al B. Sure! and Christopher Williams, she became the first female artist to contract with Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records in 1994 at age 20. On the label, she featured on records with several label mates such as 112 and Carl Thomas, and released three platinum-certified studio albums between 1995 and 2001: Faith (1995) and Keep the Faith (1998), and Faithfully (2001).

 

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Music of the Day

One – Mary J Blige & U2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpDQJnI4OhU

Truck Yeah – Tim McGraw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf7GfUORHtw 

The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN120kCiVyQ 

Wellness of the Day

Take 5 Yoga Break https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQFf38xeBww 

5 Minute Mindful Breathing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-SFdhVwrVA 

Take 5 for Self-care

Find a hobby: hobbies can help us to relax and find happiness! Try reading a book, doing a craft, or trying a new activity such as yoga, Zumba, or fishing.

 

Saturday

Today in History

1982 - “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” released. Then 34-year-old director Steven Spielberg reportedly drew on his own experiences as an unusually imaginative, often-lonely child of divorce for his science-fiction classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which is released on June 11, 1982.

Born this Day

Jackie Stewart (born June 11, 1939) is a British former Formula One racing driver from Scotland. Nicknamed the "Flying Scot", he competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers' Championships and twice finishing as runner-up over those nine seasons.

Adrienne Barbeau (born June 11, 1945) is an American actress, singer and the author of three books. Barbeau came to prominence in the 1970s as Broadway's original Rizzo in the musical Grease, and as Carol Traynor, the divorced daughter of Maude Findlay (played by Bea Arthur) on the sitcom Maude (1972–1978). In 1980, she began appearing in horror and science fiction films, including The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), Creepshow (1982), and Swamp Thing (1982).

Graham Russel (born June 11, 1950) is an English musician, songwriter, and singer/guitarist of the soft rock duo Air Supply. In 1975, with Russell Hitchcock, he formed Air Supply in Australia. The duo have been singing and performing romantic songs and ballads, such as "Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "Every Woman in the World", "The One That You Love", "Even the Nights Are Better", "Goodbye" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", for more than 45 years.

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Music of the Day

By Your Side – Sade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8QJmI_V3j4

Anthem – Brett Kissel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0caf-6V_GsE 

You Were Meant for Me - Jewel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WW4qcmrJ3E

Wellness of the Day

All is Well – Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQaUNPS8zkI 

Standing Core & Glute Exercises for Seniors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-btBxA9jVJo 

Take 5 for Self-care

Listen to music: music can help boost your mood throughout the day. Try listening to  new genre, or some of your old favourites!

 

Sunday

Today in History

1942 - Anne Frank receives a diary. On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, receives a diary for her 13th birthday. A month later, she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis.

Born this Day

Dave Franco (born June 12, 1985) is an American actor, voice actor, and filmmaker. He began his career with small roles in films such as Superbad (2007) and Charlie St. Cloud (2010). Following a starring role in the ninth season of the comedy series Scrubs, Franco had his film breakthrough as a supporting role in the buddy comedy film 21 Jump Street (2012).

Mel Rodriguez (born June 12, 1973) is an American actor, best known for starring as Nurse Patsy de la Serda on the HBO comedy Getting On, as Todd Rodriguez on the Fox comedy The Last Man on Earth, and as Ernie Gomes on the Showtime drama On Becoming a God in Central Florida. Other notable works include recurring as Marco Pasternak on AMC's Better Call Saul and co-starring on the short-lived Fox sitcoms Running Wilde and Enlisted. In 2021, Rodriguez appeared in the crime television series CSI: Vegas.

Sonia Manzano (born June 12, 1950) is an American actress, screenwriter, author, speaker and singer-songwriter. She is best known for playing Maria on Sesame Street from 1971 until her departure in 2015. She is the creator of the animated children's television series Alma's Way, from Fred Rogers Productions, and also serves as an executive producer, writer and voice actor for the show.

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Music of the Day

Clocks – Coldplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFW2uSCZ0uE 

Cold As You – Luke Combs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTYeXPpTfAY 

The Middle – Jimmy Eat World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QWzYjatCCs 

Wellness of the Day

Yoga for Social Anxiety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1097wYhDOY 

Relaxing Music to De-Stress with Scenery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlWiI4xVXKY 

Take 5 for Self-care

Give yourself a hug: sometimes it can feel lonely, and it seems silly to hug yourself but I promise you it works! You are hard on yourself sometimes, you deserve a hug 😊

 

 

 

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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