Virtual Social Recreation

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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.

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Some daily activities courtesy of Activity Connection and Golden Carers

 

Activities March 20 - March 26

Monday

Fitness

Warm up: https://youtu.be/nfGWaRoKr7k 

Healthy Shoulders Workout with Mike

https://youtu.be/3r-TVaYpAzg    

What you'll need: a chair

Daily Chronicles

March 20th 

Puzzles

Word Scramble PDF

Weekly Class 

Yin Yoga with Leesa

https://youtu.be/jbL175Jx4Is

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose, and why?  

Virtual tour

Theme: Boating Around the Globe

Amalfi Coast 

https://youtu.be/j4WmTagG3Ss   

Tuesday

Fitness

Seated Core and Abs

https://youtu.be/qJm3XMqtreE  

You’ll need: a chair 

Daily Chronicles

March 21st 

Puzzles

Maze PDF 

National Day

Happy World Poetry Day!

For some history and reading: https://nationaltoday.com/world-poetry-day/

To celebrate: Write a poem! Read a poem! Listen to a poem!

Don’t know where to start? Here’s a template for you: I am Poem Template PDF

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What did you and your friends do for fun when you were younger? 

Virtual tour

Theme: Boating Around the Globe

Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

https://youtu.be/UTqOJflROcA

Wednesday

Fitness

Upper Body 

https://youtu.be/oBuOl_GY3a4

You’ll need: a chair

Optional: water bottles/ weights

Daily Chronicles

March 22nd 

Puzzles

https://thewordsearch.com/hangman/

https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html

Daily Recipe

With soup season coming to an end, let’s end off with a bang.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup PDF

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Did you go to university? If so, which one did you go to, and if not, which one would you have wished you went to?

Virtual tour

Theme: Boating Around the Globe 

Delta Dunarii, Romania

https://youtu.be/F2lMp78YMdg  

Thursday

Fitness

Back and Core

https://youtu.be/Hm-9m91ZjK0

You’ll need: a chair, a ball or rolled-up towel

Daily Chronicles

March 23rd 

Puzzles

Word search PDF

Music

50s Hits 

https://youtu.be/c3yoBcA5FcQ

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What do you think is the best phase of life?

Virtual tour

Theme: Boating Around the Globe 

Underground River in Yingde City

https://youtu.be/rtG4QPAZ4zo  

Friday

Fitness

Warm up: https://youtu.be/nfGWaRoKr7k

Seated Leg Workout 

https://youtu.be/FuX01t5mce8

You’ll need: a chair

Daily Chronicles

March 24th 

Puzzles

Sudoku PDF

Crafts

Spring is approaching! While it may not feel like it given the snowstorm we had not too long ago, it is on it’s way. Let’s get ready for the warm season by creating our own decorations!

Hanging Lady Bugs Craft PDF

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is your favourite song right now?

Virtual tour

Theme: Boating Around the Globe 

Giethoorn, Netherlands

https://youtu.be/jBA8Qz4ssaw

Saturday

Fitness

Seated Saturday Yoga

https://youtu.be/QEe0-UAnvec

You’ll need: a chair

Daily Chronicles 

March 25th 

Puzzles

I Spy PDF 

Documentary/ TV Gameshows

Tournament of Champions: Guy Fieri

https://youtu.be/Jy-E2aRw41Y

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What do you miss most about being a teenager?   

Virtual tour

Theme: Boating Around the Globe 

Lake Thun, Switzerland

https://youtu.be/sg55OQ7CISY

Sunday

Fitness

Warm up: https://youtu.be/nfGWaRoKr7k

Walking Workout + Strength

https://youtu.be/YMu825G4Wjg

Daily Chronicles

March 26th 

Puzzle

https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=14df4d58da4c

Snack Ideas

If you are anything like me, you grew up eating this dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s simple to make and so amazing.

Frittata Recipe PDF

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What do you love most about your home?  

Virtual tour

Theme: Boating Around the Globe 

Empuriabrava Canals, Spain

https://youtu.be/HgfQbjq6Wso   

 

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.

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

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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