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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 14- June 20

Monday

Today in History 

1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opened to the public in Anaheim, California.

The Disneyland ALWEG Monorail opened on June 14, 1959, as a sightseeing attraction in Tomorrowland in Disneyland.  The job of building the monorail was originally assigned to the Standard Carriage Works of East Los Angeles, but in late 1958, Walt Disney, pressured for time, moved it to his Burbank studios. Disney designer Bob Gurr then headed a Disney team that designed and manufactured the cars, chassis, suspension and propulsion systems, thus completing the Red Mk 1 just in time for the re-dedication of Tomorrowland.

From Hotel Station there were two trips above Disneyland available aboard the monorail — a quick tour and general admission. Guests wishing to embark upon a vista-dome view of the park, including a leisurely layover in Tomorrowland within the tail-cone could purchase an exclusive round-trip tour ticket at Hotel Station and save the expense of general admission to Disneyland. Nose and tail-cone door latches were independent of the main door release button. A simple dial indicator above the tail-cone compartment door could be turned to one of three positions — General admission guests, round-trip only guests, and mixed. Hostess attendants at Tomorrowland Station would check the dial position and open the door for general admission guests. If general admission guests boarded the tail-cone in Tomorrowland, the dial would be set to mixed, then all mixed tail-cone guests disembarked at the hotel.

Top hits on this day

1950 

Eric Clapton - Good Night Irene

https://youtu.be/CZm96PKwtHc

1962

Stranger On The Shore ANDY WILLIAMS

https://youtu.be/Go4_aCHECYM

1964

The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand

https://youtu.be/jenWdylTtzs

1968

The Beatles - Hey Jude

https://youtu.be/A_MjCqQoLLA

1969

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

https://youtu.be/hajBdDM2qdg

Quote of the Day

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Humour of the Day

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Wellness of the Day

17 Proven Tips to Sleep Better at Night

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/17-tips-to-sleep-better

Take 5 for Self-care

Tidy Up One Area Of Your Home

You would be surprised how much tidying you can get done in only five minutes! Unload the dishwasher, clear off a countertop, or get rid of the mail on the counter. Tidy up one area of your home quickly to help give you some breathing room.

Tuesday

Today in History 

1856: The United States and Britain signed a treaty settling a boundary dispute between Canada and the United States in the Pacific Northwest at the 49th parallel. Great Britain and the U.S. agreed on a joint occupation of Oregon Territory. President Polk agreed to a compromise border along the 49th parallel. The campaign slogan "54-40 or fight" referred to the debate over the northwestern border of the United States. The slogan "54-40 also refers to the north latitude degree and minute where many Americans wanted to place the border between the U.S. and then Great Britain in the Pacific Northwest.

Top Hits on this Day

1963

The Essex - easier said than done

https://youtu.be/wHB6muY-6WI

1968

Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson

https://youtu.be/9C1BCAgu2I8

1985

Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

https://youtu.be/aGCdLKXNF3w

Quote of the Day

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Humour of the Day

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Wellness of the Day

Fun Oldies Music! | LOW IMPACT EXERCISES for SENIORS and BEGINNERS | Walk at Home

https://youtu.be/4qnDwHN6yIU

Take 5 for Self-care

Get Some Fresh Air

Sometimes a little bit of fresh air can help reset your mood and your mind. Step outside for just a few minutes and enjoy the sun and the outside air for a minute. If the weather isn’t so great, consider turning on the fan and working in some aromatherapy.

Wednesday

Today in History 

1903 - Ford Motor Company was incorporated. 

Model A was the first product of Ford Motor Company, which launched June 16, 1903

The Model A played a pivotal role in Ford Motor Company history. Henry Ford faced a daunting situation in July 1903: The company's cash balance stood at less than $250. A much-needed cash infusion arrived on July 13: One full payment and two deposits totalling $1,320 for three Model A cars kept Ford Motor Company afloat.

The 1903 Ford Model A had a two-cylinder engine producing 8 horsepower and displacing 100 cubic inches. It could reach 30 mph on smooth roads, which were rare. 

Top hits on this Day

1956

Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind

https://youtu.be/bD_4IzbsbOM

1962

Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You

https://youtu.be/r_7iRVtxui8

1968

This Guy's In Love With You – Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass

https://youtu.be/pvQMyVoefNI

1984

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

https://youtu.be/VdQY7BusJNU

Quote of the Day

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Humour of the Day

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Wellness of the Day

27 Foods That Can Give You More Energy

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/energy-boosting-foods

Take 5 for Self-care

Drink a Glass of Water

If you’ve only got a minute, drink a glass of water. This will do wonders for your body and keep you from getting dehydrated.

Thursday

Today in History 

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. 

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor within New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel.

Top Hits on this Day

1959

Johnny Horton - Battle of New Orleans

https://youtu.be/VL7XS_8qgXM

1961

Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man 1961

https://youtu.be/0janfcZ8LUw

1967

Aretha Franklin - Respect

https://youtu.be/6FOUqQt3Kg0

Quote of the Day

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Humour of the Day

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Wellness of the Day

Reading for Stress Relief

https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/reading-stress-relief

Take 5 for Self-care

List 5 things you’re grateful for

These can be as simple as the chair you are sitting in or the air you breathe. Once you’ve listed five, don’t stop there. You’ll soon find more and more things to be grateful for. Soak in the gratitude and let the corners of your mouth turn upward. Life is good.

Friday

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Top Hits on this Day

1949

VAUGHN MONROE, GHOST, RIDERS IN THE SKY, A COWBOY LEGEND

https://youtu.be/UluM5trt47I

1950

Lead Belly Sings "Goodnight Irene"

https://youtu.be/xn50JSI0W-E

1960

Alley Oop - The Hollywood Argyles

https://youtu.be/sz6IpmmYSXA

1966

Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night

https://youtu.be/ZwAERaRUsp0

 

Quote of the Day

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Humour of the Day

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Wellness of the Day

10 min SEATED STRETCH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdPL3z6o6-E

Take 5 for Self-care

Breathe deeply

Take a cycle of three deep breaths in and out. Feel your belly rise and fall with each breath. Let your breathing return to normal and notice your thoughts. A mini meditation like this can calm your mind and refocus you on the important things in life.

Saturday

Today in History 

1910: Father's Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on 19 March as Saint Joseph's Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father's Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910. Canada has also adopted this date as the day to celebrate fathers across the country. The day is held on various dates across the world and different regions maintain their own traditions of honouring fatherhood. 

Father's Day is a recognized Public holiday in Lithuania and some parts of Spain, and was regarded as such in Italy until 1977. It is a national holiday in Australia, Estonia, Samoa, and equivalently in South Korea, where it is celebrated as Parents Day. The holiday complements similar celebrations honouring family members, such as Mother's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents' Day.

Top Hits on this Day

1961

BOBBY LEWIS - ''TOSSIN' & TURNIN'''

https://youtu.be/gRe9WS2Ag_c

1962

The Crystals - He's a Rebel

https://youtu.be/G_SXJ18EkNw

1965

The four tops - I can't help myself (sugar pie, honey bunch)

https://youtu.be/qXavZYeXEc0

1971

Carole King - It's Too Late

https://youtu.be/VkKxmnrRVHo

Quote of the Day

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Humour of the Day

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Wellness of the Day

50+ Super Quick Recipes You Can Make on the Grill

https://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/quick-easy-grill-recipes

Take 5 for Self-care

Wash your face

If you’re somewhere near a sink, give your face a quick splash. If you don’t have access because of where you are, consider carrying around a makeup wipe or two in your purse. Use this simple act of washing your face as a metaphor for wiping off any messes of the day.

Sunday

Today in History 

1837 - Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. 

In the early hours of June 20, 1837, Victoria received a call from the archbishop of Canterbury and the lord chamberlain and learned of the death of William IV, third son of George III. Later that morning the Privy Council was impressed by the graceful assurance of the new queen’s demeanour. She was small, carried herself well, and had a delightful silvery voice, which she retained all her life. The accession of a young woman was romantically popular. But because of the existence in Hanover of the Salic law, which prevented succession by a woman, the crowns of Great Britain and Hanover became separated, the latter passing to William IV’s eldest surviving brother, Ernest, the unpopular duke of Cumberland.

Top Hits on this Day

1946

The Ink Spots - The Gypsy

https://youtu.be/vG6g5CkyWAo

1954

little things mean a lot / kitty kallen

https://youtu.be/2C7SzKv2uLU

1956

Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel

https://youtu.be/e9BLw4W5KU8

Quote of the Day

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Humour of the Day

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Wellness of the Day

Gentle Pilates - 15 Minute Pilates for Beginners Workout!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdjRQ6GG8bA

Take 5 for Self-care

Listen to a favorite song

I love this self-care step. Music has a powerful effect on our minds. Use this to your advantage and find an upbeat song or a personal favorite. Most often when we listen to music, we let it fill in the background. For these five minutes, bring it to the foreground of your mind. Close your eyes and truly listen. Focus on the melody or try to identify all the instruments you hear.

 

 

 

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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