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 January 24 - January 30

Monday

Fitness: Core and Gluteal Muscles

20 Minute Dance Workout for Seniors | SilverSneakers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6lsGDntAEM

 What you’ll need: Your dancing shoes!

Daily Chronicles

January 24

Puzzles

Online Shirokuro Puzzle

https://www.mindgames.com/game/Daily+Shirokuro

Short Animated Film

CGI 3D Animated Short “Rubato”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D7D3_HFB3o

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is your all-time favourite song?

Virtual tour

Theme: Europe

Aerial View of Chernobyl | Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK7x6lUUsYo

Tuesday

Fitness: Morning Bed Stretches

Bed Stretches for Seniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL8aQ-0kQss

You’ll need: A bed.

Daily Chronicles

January 25

Puzzles

Printable Resolution Mining Puzzle

Puzzle: PDF

Solution: PDF

Note: Puzzle and solution are on separate PDF’s

Comedy Skit

Thief | Classic Mr. Bean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGjw4DPWDeo

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: If you could time travel, where would you go? Why?

Virtual tour

Theme: Europe

4K Drone Footage – Bird's Eye View of Croatia, Europe

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

Wednesday

Fitness: Upper Body

Total Body Workout with Weight | SilverSneakers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6CSF_E9Sus

You’ll need: A chair, and dumbbell weights or two full water bottles.

Daily Chronicles

January 26

Puzzles

Online Sudoku

https://www.mindgames.com/game/Daily+Sudoku

TED TALK - How to Build Your Confidence

How to build your confidence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ZESpOAolU

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Tell me about your first car.

Virtual tour

Theme: Europe

Ireland in 4K Drone Fly by

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

Thursday

Fitness: Core Muscles

Senior Core Exercises

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zRTpNikQm4

What you’ll need: a chair.

Daily Chronicles

January 27

Puzzles

Printable Fill-In-The-Blank Puzzle

Puzzle: PDF

Solution: PDF

Note: Puzzle and solution are on separate PDF’s

Amazing Figure Skating

“Nothing Else Matters” Figure Skating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqIH9ez7d9A&list=PLkIr8kTwpcSROws8XlrnTVpideCF_jgpu&index=11&t=59s

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Describe to me your ideal day.

Virtual tour

Theme: Europe

Flying over Austria (4K UHD)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejgpomz8eUs

Friday

Fitness: Hand Exercises for Arthritis

Hand Exercises for Arthritis with Dr. Chad Woodard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyCdT6hTgeA

What you’ll need: No equipment needed.

Daily Chronicles

January 28

Puzzles

Online Commuter Crossword

https://www.mindgames.com/game/The+Daily+Commuter+Crossword

DIY

DIY Room Decor Ideas with Jute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw6Ua3OG7OI

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Tell me about someone who makes/made you feel loved.

Virtual tour

Theme: Europe

Germany 4K Nature Scenery & Romantic Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0uAIFbuPm8&list=RD5siNfBa1gHY&start_radio=1&rv=5siNfBa1gHY

Saturday

Fitness: Knee Exercises for Pain and Arthritis

Pilates for Very Painful Knees – 20 Minutes if Chair based exercise for Knee Arthritis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcQfrGeDqEc&t=229s

What you will need: a sturdy chair

Daily Chronicles 

January 29

Puzzles

Printable Secret Quote Puzzle

Puzzle: PDF

Solution: PDF

Note: Puzzle and solution are on separate PDF’s

Dog and Butterflies Video

This Dog is Best Friends with Butterflies

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

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is your greatest achievement?

Virtual tour

Theme: Europe

Italy 4K – Beautiful Scenery & Sad Piano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f0FOoNlrEY&list=RD3-afZfOME9I&start_radio=1&rv=3-afZfOME9I

Sunday

Fitness: Walking to Music

Workout to old songs! | Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qnDwHN6yIU

What you will need: No equipment needed.

Daily Chronicles

January 30

Puzzle

Online Word Wipe

https://www.mindgames.com/game/Word+Wipe

Dinner Recipe

Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chicken-pasta-bake

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is a food that you could not live without?

Virtual tour

Theme: Europe

Netherlands 4K Relaxation Film | Aerial Drone 4K Holland & Amsterdam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwb81AFQ2NY

 

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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