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 July 4 - July 10

Monday

Fitness

Warm-up: https://youtu.be/WAHw3aimVgQ

 

Cardio: Let’s sweat!

https://youtu.be/AmCHjbw0SHk

Daily Chronicles

July 4

Puzzles

Printable Puzzle: Maze

Puzzle: PDF

July 4th - Independence Day

Even though it isn’t a Canadian holiday, there’s no harm celebrating with our southern neighbours!

 

Here are some Fourth of July puzzles to get you in the spirit!

Cross Word: PDF

Word Search: PDF

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What animal best represents you, and why is that the animal you chose?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cities of the World

Welcome to Venice, Italy

https://youtu.be/0txBFbAuhLY

Tuesday

Fitness

Let’s relax!

 

Breathing Exercises

https://youtu.be/EhUfVa6jnVI

Daily Chronicles

July 5

Puzzles

Online Puzzle: Hangman

https://www.mindgames.com/game/Hangman

Tibetan Tuesday

Here are 3 hours of Tibetan healing sounds to bring you relaxation, and attract positive energy!

https://youtu.be/xphwtv6N_nk

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Did you play any sports growing up? If so, do you still like that sport?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cities of the World

Welcome to Barcelona, Spain

https://youtu.be/rdjNzvETMTk

Wednesday

Fitness

Warm-up: https://youtu.be/WAHw3aimVgQ

 

Arm Workout

https://youtu.be/gxFZMrwSgxg

You’ll need: a chair

Optional: hand weights

Daily Chronicles

July 6

Puzzles

Printable Puzzle: Sudoku

Puzzle: PDF

Baking

Easy Brownies! 

Recipe: PDF

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What movie/book do you think everyone should watch/read at some point in their life?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cities of the World

Welcome to Vancouver, Canada

https://youtu.be/YzwebgvOWD8

Thursday

Fitness

Warm-up: https://youtu.be/WAHw3aimVgQ

 

Posture Work:

https://youtu.be/opgAbQTos0w

You’ll need: a chair

Optional: resistance bands and weights

Daily Chronicles

July 7

Puzzles

Online Puzzle: Tangram

https://www.mindgames.com/game/Tangram+Puzzles

Music

Jazz Compilation

https://youtu.be/OsdWqGaGAw8

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What moment in your life changed your outlook on life?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cities of the World

Welcome to Rijeka, Croatia

https://youtu.be/vYw-YJkiT8U

Friday

Fitness

Warm-up: https://youtu.be/WAHw3aimVgQ

 

Balance Work

​​https://youtu.be/P9xsYEzYNrE

You’ll need: a chair

Daily Chronicles

July 8

Puzzles

Printable Puzzle: Colour by Number

Puzzle: PDF

Crafts

Bottle Cork Trivet: https://youtu.be/0aw4Cur1YPg

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Would you rather be able to go back in time, or forward in time, just to see what the world may look like?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cities of the World

Welcome to Kas, Turkey

https://youtu.be/CqjBoyqVGQo

Saturday

Fitness

Warm-up: https://youtu.be/WAHw3aimVgQ

 

Let’s Walk & Dance! Happy Saturday!!

https://youtu.be/JnaQykjVeLk

Daily Chronicles 

July 9

Puzzles

Online Puzzle: Tic Tac Toe

https://www.mindgames.com/game/Tic+Tac+Toe

National Day

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day… and no, we are not kidding! Celebrate the day by baking a batch of your favourite sugar cookies, or, give our recipe a try:

Recipe: PDF

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: If you had to choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cities of the World

Welcome to Athens, Greece

https://youtu.be/QVh0TuWyEYc

Sunday

Fitness

Warm-up: https://youtu.be/WAHw3aimVgQ

 

Sunday Funday!! Let’s build a strong core!

https://youtu.be/DsH3dafrlsc

You’ll need: a chair

Daily Chronicles

July 10

Puzzle

Printable Puzzle: Word Scramble

Puzzle: PDF

Snack Ideas

Low-carb Blueberry Crumble Bars

https://tcoyd.org/2022/06/low-carb-blueberry-crumble-bars/

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is something you wish you had done, or something you wish you never did?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cities of the World

Welcome to Kyiv, Ukraine

https://youtu.be/Axrenn4OpXA

 

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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