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 October 19 - October 25

Monday

Fitness: Chair Exercises

17 Chair Exercises for Seniors & Elderly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ANUed30Bgk

What you’ll need: a chair

Other optional items: Ankle weight, a resistance band/or towel, seated peddling peddler. 

Daily Chronicle

Monday, October 19, 2020

Puzzles

Sudoku Printable

Sudoku V2-book- 2 easy.pdf
Sudoku V2-book- 2 Novice.pdf 
Sudoku V2-book- 2 intermediate.pdf
Sudoku V2-book- 2 Challenging.pdf
Sudoku V2-book- 2 Tough.pdf
Sudoku V2-book- 2 Super Tough.pdf

Note: Puzzle, Solution and Hints in one PDF

Documentary

Fine-tuning the climate | DW Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1Enrzgrl1w

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What do you normally do for fun?

Virtual tour

Theme: Washington

What's inside the Washington Monument?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD2rAkiMgR0

Tuesday

Fitness: Lower Body

Knee Pain When Bending Exercises for Seniors, exercises for the elderly, leg exercises for seniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS3cauEaufM

What you’ll need: A chair, exercise mat.

Daily Chronicle

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Puzzles

Online Word Search
https://www.arkadium.com/cn/games/daily-word-search/

Instructions: Click Play, approximately 30 second AD will play. You may click skip AD if you wish. Select the date and click Play. 

Recipe Video

Garlic Soup Italian style with crispy croutons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdcCVZ_D7hQ

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What’s the biggest challenge you’ve taken on this year?

Virtual tour

Theme: Washington

Walking tour of the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V_klmxPNdw

Wednesday

Fitness: Stretches

7 Minute "Good Morning!" Chair Workout for Seniors, At Home- Alone or Group, No Equipment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYiH0p4hAm4

What you’ll need: A chair

Daily Chronicle

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Puzzles

Scrambled Words

https://braincurls.com/qu/quoteUh.html

Note: Click on the word you want to rearrange and click on the word you want to switch it with. When the word is in the right order, the letters will turn blue.

Game

Chess - Game

https://www.chess.com/play/computer

Note: click on the piece and click the position to move the piece

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Where did you grow up?

Virtual tour

Theme: Washington

National Mall-Washington, D.C. (walking tour)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVEzAkGd_G0

Thursday

Fitness: Upper Body

Upper Body Exercises for Seniors and the Elderly, Strength training for seniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBMi4Gr_9ls

What you’ll need: A chair, weights/ or two water bottles.

Daily Chronicle

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Puzzles

Logic Puzzles

Puzzle:   https://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/5-pirates.html
Solution: https://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/5-pirates-solution.html

Documentary

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dbuc6vIRnE

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Doing anything fun this weekend?

Virtual tour

Theme: Washington

National Gallery of Art Walking Tour in 4K -- Washington, D.C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y50YCoMgMLQ

Friday

Fitness: Cardio

Quarantine Senior 10 Minute Cardio Workout 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsO1BUH1XHE

What you’ll need: a chair and maybe some water to drink

Daily Chronicle

Friday, October 23, 2020

Puzzles

Printable Word Search

sports-word-search.pdf

Note: Puzzle and Solution in one PDF

Game

Yahtzee

https://cardgames.io/yahtzee/

Note: Click “roll dice” Pick the pieces you want by clicking on them, once you get the pieces you want click where you would like to place them under.

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?

Virtual tour

Theme: Washington

The National Archive Museum, Washington DC, New Years Day 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipW7pMshmRk

Saturday

Fitness: Dance

30 Minute Senior Zumba Cardio Workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYdJHpQL8-k

What you may need: Water to drink

Daily Chronicle

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Puzzles

Crossword Printable

OnlineCrosswords-2020-15-10-7.pdf

Crossword Puzzle Solution Below

solution

Documentary

Madurai and Kerala | Rick Stein's India | BBC Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yNDLxVmVw0

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: what’s the strangest dream you’ve had recently?

Virtual tour

Theme: Washington

Let's Visit Georgetown in Washington DC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Gc7cRWTII

Sunday

Fitness: Low Impact

15 Minute Senior Workout - Low Impact Exercises for Seniors Elderly Men & Women Older People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fpIva72q_k

What you’ll need: Light weights / or water bottles

Daily Chronicle

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzle

Rules: Click on the square button with 9 small squares and choose how many pieces you want. From 6 pieces to 1044 pieces available as options and then click OK to begin playing

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

Recipe Video

Easy Greek Salad recipe, super healthy and delicious, how to cook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7qbUUD3klE

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What hobby do you wish you had more time for?

Virtual tour

Theme: Washington

Dupont Circle Biking Tour in 4K -- Washington, D.C. Neighborhood Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7a_vCgltNI

 
 
 
 
 

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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