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 December 7 - December 13

Monday

Fitness: Strength

Senior Fitness - Simple Strength Training Exercises with Playground Ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdyxbal-LvE

What you’ll need: A chair and a playground ball

Daily Chronicle

Monday, December 7, 2020

Puzzles

Online Word Search

https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/289/types-of-food/

TED TALK

To overcome challenges, stop comparing yourself to others | Dean Furness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOrmS8vJDQw

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What are you most grateful for in this season of life?

Virtual tour

Theme: Museums

Natural History Museum, London 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNXh6yIH1Io

Tuesday

Fitness: Lower body exercises 

Lower Body Strength for Seniors and the Elderly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymDhHabK2JE

What you’ll need: Weights, Mat, A Chair

Daily Chronicle

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Puzzles

Online Crossword

https://puzzles.usatoday.com/

Recipe

Quick and EASY Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEUBQ7Ieub0

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What gives you goosebumps?

Virtual tour

Theme: Museums

Natural History Museum (New Dinosaur Exhibit) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdcEKPS6tOQ

Wednesday

Fitness: Stretches

Quick Full Body Stretch for Seniors - Improve flexibility in arms, back and legs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Fi-kOuZns

What you’ll need: A chair

Daily Chronicle

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Puzzles

Printable Sudoku

Various levels available: Easy, Novice, Intermediate, Challenging, Tough and Super Tough.

EASY SUDOKU.pdf
NOVICE SUDOKU.pdf
INTERMEDIATE SUDOKU. pdf
CHALLENGING SUDOKU. pdf
TOUGH SUDOKU. pdf
SUPER TOUGH SUDOKU. pdf

TED TALK

The skill of self-confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-HYZv6HzAs

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: When do you feel most authentically yourself?

Virtual tour

Theme: Museums

The National Museum of the U.S. Airforce. FROM THE AIR!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4wLr8_Kaw4

Thursday

Fitness: Aerobic Exercises

Isolated at home?? Fun 25-minute low impact aerobics for seniors and beginners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhHOJywrSxI&list=RDQMNT2XaPyvKcQ&index=12

Daily Chronicle

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Puzzles

Online Sudoku

https://sudoku.com/

TED TALK

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIho2S0ZahI

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What’s one thing your loved ones would be surprised to learn about you?

Virtual tour

Theme: Museums

Egyptian Museum (First Floor) Walking Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdCReWs6-wI

Egyptian Museum 2nd Floor Walking Tour - Tutankhamun Exhibit!

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

Friday

Fitness: Dance Workout

Fit 4 Life Seniors Dance Workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yX6OKxPvew

What you’ll need: weights and water bottles

Daily Chronicle

Friday, December 11, 2020

Puzzles

Printable 

16-crossword.pdf
16-crossword-answer.pdf

Recipe

7 Scrumptious Salmon Dishes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=118Y4p7dLiU

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Describe your perfect vacation?

Virtual tour

Theme: Museums

Virtual Museum Tour of The Louvre, Paris (2020) Mona Lisa to Louvre Pyramid.

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

Saturday

Fitness: Cardio

CARDIO EXERCISE FOR SENIORS- Senior fitness that is fun! Standing and Chair exercises for seniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbFz38FUuiA

What you need: Chair and 2 weights (water bottles can be used as a substitution for the weights)

Daily Chronicle

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzle

Rules: Click on the square button with 9 small squares and choose how many pieces you want. From 6 pieces to 1024 pieces available as options and then click OK to begin playing

https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/online-jigsaw-puzzle-player.html?puzzle_id=painting-roses

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is one thing that always makes you happy?

Virtual tour

Theme: Museums

Walking Tour of Royal Ontario Museum ROM Toronto Ontario Canada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9dvIcFRx84

Sunday

Fitness: Chair Exercise

20 Min Chair Exercises Sitting Down Workout - Seated Exercise for Seniors, Elderly, & EVERYONE ELSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azv8eJgoGLk

What you’ll need: a chair and weight/ 2 water bottles

Daily Chronicle

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Puzzle

Printable Word Search

Wordsearch- House1.pdf
Wordsearch- House answers1.pdf

Recipe

6 Simple Shrimp Dinners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPiwjzjz8JE

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but never got a chance to?

Virtual tour

Theme: Museums

Museum Tour: The British Museum Virtual Tour (Russell Square, London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tz-ignJtHQ

 

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

Online Programming

Many of our programs are now available virtually using the Zoom platform. See what's coming up and register online today!

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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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