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 April 12 - April 18

Monday

Fitness: Strength Training

DUMBBELL Strength Workout! (Perfect for Osteoporosis) 🌷 April Day 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naxRSMCYgG8

What you’ll need: light weights/ 2 water bottles

Daily Chronicles

April 12

Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzle

Rules: Click on the square button with 9 small squares and choose how many pieces you want. From 6 pieces to 1008 pieces available as options and then click OK to begin playing

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

Tasty Videos

Tasty's Best Dinners of 2020 • Tasty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6PifI-7QBg

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Do you care about fashion? What style of clothes do you usually wear?

Virtual tour

Theme: Singapore

Downtown Singapore 4k Virtual Tour Waking Walk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA0lU4gnTog

Tuesday

Fitness: Lower Body 

Strengthening Exercises For The Elderly 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCQ3IfaIVPo

What you’ll need: A chair and resistance bands

Daily Chronicles

April 13

Puzzles

Online Logic puzzle

https://www.ahapuzzles.com/logic/logic-puzzles/the-bike-race/

Note: The first step is to read the clues and find the most basic ones; Those clues can be marked on the grid without using any other information;

  • After this, you will need to read the clues again and use logic deduction;
  • Click on a clue to mark it as used;
  • The answer table is filled automatically.

Tasty Videos

Pizza Lovers Only • Tasty Recipes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3f7WnO0MvQ

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Where do you get your recommendations for what to do and where to stay when you travel?

Virtual tour

Theme: Singapore

Clementi Singapore Walking Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N85KaKKpP6U

Wednesday

Fitness: Seated Exercise

Senior Fitness - 99 year old keep fit teacher - Lesson 2

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkihmmV0Lvc

Daily Chronicles

April 14

Puzzles

Printable Crossword

Puzzle: PDF

Solution: PDF

Note:  Puzzle and Solution are on separate PDF’s

Tasty Videos

10 Easy And Fancy Dinner Recipes • Tasty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBJKi2tcKkE

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What do you wish your phone could do?

Virtual tour

Singapore Zoo Animals Tour 4K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOlyy9Bovv4

Thursday

Fitness: Cardio

Cardio for Strong ABS! Slim Down with NO Crunches & NO Floor Work 🌷 April Day 6

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

Daily Chronicles

April 15

Puzzles

Online Sudoku

https://www.websudoku.com/

Note: to know if you are on the right track you can click on “How am I doing?”

Tasty Videos

Easy And Impressive Chicken Dinners Anyone Can Make • Tasty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvSNjWDQCAE&t=361s

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is the fanciest restaurant you have eaten at?

Virtual tour

Theme: Singapore

Virtual Walks - Singapore Botanical Gardens & Parks

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

Friday

Fitness: Upper Body

3-DAY UPPER BODY EXERCISES FOR SENIORS

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

What you’ll need: some water to drink

Daily Chronicles

April 16

Puzzles

Online word search

http://word-search-puzzles.appspot.com/

Tasty Videos

43 Easy 3-Ingredient Recipes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFe6ag34eMg

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Are there any songs that always bring a tear to your eye?

Virtual tour

Theme: Singapore

Serangoon Singapore Walking Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrnlX260_vo

Saturday

Fitness: Stretching

7 Daily Stretches Everyone with Arthritis Should Do (In Bed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRo9n4F9CPI

What you’ll need: Bed and Pillow

Note: exercises begin 2 minutes after video begins

Daily Chronicles 

April 17

Puzzles

Printable Sudoku

Easy:  PDF 

Novice: PDF 

Intermediate: PDF 

Challenging: PDF

Tough: PDF

Super Tough: PDF 

Note: Puzzles and solutions are on the same PDF

Tasty Videos

12 Delicious Seafood Dinners • Tasty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jdf_FtmCU4

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Do you prefer physical books or ebooks?

Virtual tour

Theme: Singapore

Walking in SINGAPORE 🇸🇬- Suntec City to Marina Bay - 4K 60fps 

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

Sunday

Fitness: Balance

Best Balance Exercises for Seniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHMgkTC9UAc

What you’ll need: 2 chairs

Daily Chronicles

April 18

Puzzle

Online Crossword

https://www.boatloadpuzzles.com/playcrossword

Note: go to the section where it says, ‘Puzzle number’ and then type a number and click open. Below the puzzles there are options like Solving for the letter, word and the whole puzzle. There is also the option to use an online keyboard.

Tasty Videos

Dinners Around The World • Tasty Recipes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tvEa9NeuU4

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What's a good place to eat around here?

Virtual tour

Theme: Singapore

Punggol Singapore Walking Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYlu3zWc6yI

 

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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