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 June 14 - June 20

Monday

Fitness: Cardio

Healthy Living | Senior Cardio Home Workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV3YLa60OSs

What you may need: Water to drink after or during the workout

Daily Chronicles

June 14

Puzzles

Printable Word Search

PDF

Note: Both Puzzle and Solution are in one PDF

TED TALK

How changing your story can change your life | Lori Gottlieb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_MQr4lHm0c

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What are your plans for next summer?

Virtual tour

Theme: Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip at Night - 2020 Virtual Walking Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEXZQbNw7Kc

Tuesday

Fitness: Strength

Senior Fitness - Simple Strength Training Exercises with Playground Ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdyxbal-LvE

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

Daily Chronicles

June 15

Puzzles

Sudoku Online

https://www.247sudoku.com/

Note: There are 4 levels: Easy. Medium, Hard and Expert. Click on the tile and then click on the number to fill that spot. 

Meditation Music

Beautiful Piano Music: Relaxing Music, Romantic Music, Sleep Music, Study Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-ucNFd_0s&t

Conversation Prompts

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Do you listen to any podcasts?

Virtual tour

Theme: Las Vegas

Walking tour of The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas Strip, Nevada USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKPQBCUWk4I

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

Daily Chronicles

June 16

Puzzles

Online Word Search

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

TED TALK

The science behind how parents affect child development | Yuko Munakata

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evw0h1kg-j4

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What did you do last weekend?

Virtual tour

Theme: Las Vegas

Fremont Street at Night in Downtown Las Vegas USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O05J_EE7cMs

Thursday

Fitness: Seated Exercise

20 Min Chair Exercises Sitting Down Workout - Seated Exercise for Seniors, Elderly, & EVERYONE ELSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azv8eJgoGLk

What you’ll need: a chair and weight/ 2 water bottles

Daily Chronicles

June 17

Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzle

Rules: Click on the square button with 9 small squares and choose how many pieces you want. From 8 pieces to 1056 pieces available as options and then click OK to begin playing

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

Guided Meditation

10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjB-1OCUMA

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What's your favorite form of social media?

Virtual tour

Theme: Las Vegas

Venetian Las Vegas | Coolest Luxury Hotels

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

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

June 18

Puzzles

Online crosswords

https://lovattspuzzles.com/online-puzzles-competitions/play-free-universal-crossword/

Note: Click on the day of the week you would like to play in order to begin game. Click on the box you would like to solve and type your answer

Documentary

China's competition for living space | DW Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6wY2b9amnA

Conversation Prompts    

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

Virtual tour

Theme: Las Vegas

Tiesto - Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNQpcDuE6e4

Saturday

Fitness: Balance

3 EASY TO DO Balance Exercises for Seniors & Older Adults to Prevent Falls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3xgNKXd5_M

What you’ll need: Walking cane or Broom

Daily Chronicles 

June 19

Puzzles

Printable Sudoku: Options range from Easy to Super tough

Easy: PDF 

Novice: PDF 

Intermediate: PDF 

Challenging: PDF

Tough: PDF 

Super tough: PDF

Note: Puzzles and solutions are on the same PDF

Meditation Music

Relaxing Piano Music - Romantic Music, Beautiful Music, Soothing Sleep Music, Relaxing Music ★89

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q634rbsypE&t=117s

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: Where did you go to school?

Virtual tour

Theme: Las Vegas

High Roller - Las Vegas (day and night views)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahsshhlgF58

Sunday

Fitness: Aerobic

Isolated at home?? Fun 25-minute low impact aerobics for seniors and beginners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhHOJywrSxI&list=RDQMNT2XaPyvKcQ&index=12

Daily Chronicles

June 20

Puzzle

Printable Crosswords

Puzzle: PDF

Solution: PDF

Note: Puzzle and Solution on Separate PDFs

Music

Oldies Songs of 1950s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3s7gdn_NPo

Conversation Prompts    

Ask someone in your house or a friend over the phone: What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten?

Virtual tour

Theme: Las Vegas

Caesars palace tour - 4k video walking tour

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

 

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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