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 September 13 - September 19

Monday

Fitness: Strength Training

Free Weight Workout for Seniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKKMYX5fjW4

What you’ll need: weights or 2 water bottles

Daily Chronicles

September 13

Puzzles

Printable Sudoku

Easy: PDF

Novice: PDF

Intermediate: PDF

Challenging: PDF

Tough: PDF

Super Tough: PDF

Note:  Puzzle and Solutions are on the same PDF

Recipe

Delicious Mediterranean Fattoush Salad! Savory, Fully Raw, & Vegan!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5iDAYEnens

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: If you were stranded on an island and can only have three items with you, what would they be and why?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cancun

Cancún, Mexico 🇲🇽 - by drone 4K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-zf6fgo4A8

Tuesday

Fitness: Cardio

20-Minute Cardio Follow-Along Workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jvI-j86KD0

What you may need: A towel and water to drink

Daily Chronicles

September 14

Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzle

Rules: Click on the square button with 9 small squares and choose how many pieces you want. From 6 pieces to 1122 pieces available as options and then click OK to begin playing

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

Meditation Music

Delta Waves. Calm Background for Sleeping, Meditation, Yoga

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

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: If there were 30 hours in a day, what kinds of activities would you do more of?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cancun

Cancun MUSA Underwater Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI7LWfpMzPI

Wednesday

Fitness: Dance Exercise 

Senior Gold Dance Fitness Cardio Low Impact Aerobics Workout! Easy Exercises. 1000 Steps and More.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjaq6tYMjEw

What you may need: Some water to drink on the side

Daily Chronicles

September 15

Puzzles

Printable Crossword

Puzzle: PDF

Solution: PDF

Note: Puzzle and Solutions are on separate PDF’s

Recipe

5-Ingredient Healthy Recipes in 15 Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRd8dHqU1AM

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What’s your best tip for saving money?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cancun

OCCIDENTAL XCARET - PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO ☀️ 4K (Ultra HD) ►13 MIN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNuQSB6BjGg

Thursday

Fitness: Seated Exercise

Core Workout Program for Seniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c22RfIEzKv4

What you'll need: A chair, resistance band or towel

Daily Chronicles

September 16

Puzzles

Online Word Search

https://www.247wordsearch.com/winter/

Guided Meditation

Short Guided Meditation: Release All Negative Energy & Worries By Jason Stephenson (10 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1TD2uVdotM

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Do you believe in aliens?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cancun

CANCUN INTERACTIVE AQUARIUM- Aquario Interactivo Mexico 4K

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

Friday

Fitness: Stretching

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 Chronicles

September 17

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?”

Recipe

31 One-Pot Recipes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M61viP3prdQ

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What’s your best cooking tip?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cancun

CANCUN AIRPORT Terminal 4 Departures - Cancun - Mexico (4K)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bARKCleu46g

Saturday

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 Chronicles 

September 18

Puzzles

Printable Word Search

Puzzle: PDF

Solution: PDF

Note: Puzzle and Solutions are on separate PDF’s

Meditation Music

Relaxing Sleep Music: Deep Sleeping Music, Relaxing Music, Stress Relief, Meditation Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZYbU82GVz4

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What is a controversial opinion you have?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cancun

LA ISLA Shopping Village Cancun Mexico 4K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwD5Rg35fe4

Sunday

Fitness: Aerobic Exercises

Stronger Seniors Strength - Chair Aerobics DVD Video, Elderly Exercise, Chair Exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7zCDiiTBTk

What you’ll need: A Chair

Daily Chronicles

September 19

Puzzle

Online Crossword

https://www.nytimes.com/crosswords/game/mini

Note: Click on the box and type the letter. You can reveal the answers by clicking the reveal button on the top right side.

Music

Greatest Hits Of The 60s - 60s Music Hits Best Songs of The 60s #2

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

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Are you a spender or a saver?

Virtual tour

Theme: Cancun

TORRE ESCENICA - Rotating Scenic Tower Cancun - Mexico (4K)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNni7gWTNdc

 

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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