VIRTUAL SOCIAL RECREATION 
AND CARE PARTNER SUPPORT SPACE PREVIEW

December 19 – 25

Join Us Live on ZOOM

      Stay tuned to upcoming programs in January!

      Active Living Programs – Over the Holidays

      Mindfulness and Movement Yoga
      Join us for a special online yoga class over the holidays. This will be an opportunity to participate in mindful movement and meditation to revitalize your body, mind, and spirit. This class will include simple gentle exercises and all levels are welcome. Chair poses, standing poses and floor poses will be offered and participants are encouraged to practice according to their unique needs and preferences.

      Facilitator: Ingrid Wirsig is a Program Coordinator at the Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team and a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT). Ingrid is an experienced yoga teacher with a special interest in therapeutic yoga for seniors and mental health. 

      Wednesday, December 29th from 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.

      Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate: click here

      Creative Arts Beach Scene
      Join Juliana to create your own Beach Scene masterpiece! Juliana will guide participants step-by-step through a beach themed art project. Please come prepared to the program with materials you have available to you at home (oil pastels, soft pastels, pencil crayons, regular crayons, markers, paint, etc.). This program is in partnership with Neilson Park Creative Centre.

      Thursday, December 30th from 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.

      Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate: click here

      New Year’s Eve Celebration – Music with Emilio    
      Come and enjoy a fun musical celebration for New Year’s Eve with Emilio!

      Friday, December 31st from 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.

      Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate: click here

        Let's Get Moving and Grooving

            YOUTUBE WORKOUTS

            Beginner Cardio Workout at Home

            Join Meridith as she brings you through some heart-pumping cardio workouts which you can do at home!

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            Workout for Seniors at Home

            This is a workout designed for older adults to perform from the comfort of their own homes. It’s easy, accessible, and can really be done anywhere!

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            30 Min Pyramid Walking Workout

            This low impact indoor walking workout is about 3300 steps. It will strengthen your cardiovascular system and tone your arms, back, shoulders, legs, hips, and glutes. The video consists of 5 sets of 5 exercises in a pyramid format.

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            Whole Body Seated Exercise Program

            This whole body seated exercise program improves range of motion, heart health, core and body strength, and flexibility. This is a safe workout to do at home. These chair exercises are suitable for seniors

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              Listen UP

              YOUTUBE MUSIC LINKS

              Top 100 Best Classic Rock

              Rock out to some of the best classic rock music of the decade

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              Acoustic Love Songs

              Enjoy this soothing and relaxing love songs to put you in a happy mood

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              Now That is What I Call Christmas

               Get into the holiday spirit with this playlist of some of the greatest Christmas hits!

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              MEDITATION VIDEOS

              Morning Meditation to Start Your Day

              This 10 minute guided morning meditation will have a powerful positive affect on how you go about your day

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              10 Minute Meditation for Letting Go

              When we surrender to the flow of life and trust it’s all working out, we free up our energy for creative solutions for love to lead the way. Enjoy!

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              Mindfulness Meditation

              Mindfulness has been shown to be very beneficial. In this guided mindfulness meditation you can learn to be completely present in the moment, letting go of your thoughts and achieving calmness.

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              Puzzle Party

              QUIZZES

              Guess the Christmas Song from these Lyrics

              How well do you know your Christmas music? Test your skills with this Christmas quiz!

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              Fashion Quiz

              Time to be a fashionista for the day and see if you can figure out the answers to this fashionista quiz!

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              Christmas Riddles

              Try and see if you can figure out these Christmas riddles!

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              Turn the Pages and Reminisce

              ART

              Artist Impressions: Paul Klee

              Paul Klee was a Swiss-German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism.

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              READING

              Friendship Stories to Inspire

              Get into the giving spirit of love and friendship with this short story!

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              Please Note:

              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.

              Also, please only participate as much as your body feels comfortable – this is intended to be a program to gently move your body – so don’t push yourself beyond what feels okay. If you’d rather not participate but want to just be here and watch, that is totally fine too!

              December 19 – 25

              Gratitude Garden

                READ

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                • A Powerful Reason To Give Gratitude During The Holidays And Into The New Year from sixtyandme.com

                 

                TRY

                • Letter: Express gratitude this holiday season! Write a hand-written letter to a person you are particularly grateful to have in your life this year. Be detailed. Express all the wonderful qualities about this person, and how they personally have affected your life for the better.

                LISTEN

                • The Science of Gratitude by New York Public Radio
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                Quote of the Day presented by Pinterest

                Brain Power Centre

                TRY

                • The Chemistry of Cookies by Stephanie Warren

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                Presented by TED-Ed

                 

                • Check out this list of recipes for the 30 best Christmas cookies, from Ahead of Thyme
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                MOVE

                • 10 Minute Standing Abs And Core Workout by Senior Fitness With Meredith
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                  Adventure Avenue

                    EXPLORE

                    • Explore Google Earth’s Voyager, and travel to different parts of the world from your living room!
                    • This week, check out Ice and Snow from Space!
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                    TRY

                    Creativity Corner

                    LISTEN

                    • Carol of the Bells – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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                    • Who is Santa’s favourite singer? Elf-is Presley!
                    • Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas (RCA Victor Records 1957)

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                    TRY

                    • Try your hand at digital art with sketch.io

                    Education Station

                    WATCH

                    • Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe? By Carlos Reif
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                    • Presented by TED-Ed

                    MOVE

                    • Senior Fitness – Standing Cardio Exercises For Seniors Using Dumbbells by Senior Fitness with Meredith
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                    • From everyone at ASLM, have a safe and happy holiday! We will see you with new Self-Care Activities in the New Year

                     

                    Please Note:

                    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.

                    Also, please only participate as much as your body feels comfortable – this is intended to be a program to gently move your body – so don’t push yourself beyond what feels okay. If you’d rather not participate but want to just be here and watch, that is totally fine too!

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