At-Home Activities & Support

At-Home Activities & Support

Seniors centers, businesses, restaurants, gyms, museums and other public places across Canada closed down this month in attempts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are staying home and practicing physical distancing to avoid spreading the viral disease further. 

If you’re not used to spending all of your time at home, whether you live alone or with a partner or with family, you might be feeling a little unsure of how to pass the time for the foreseeable future.

Never fear: ElderCare has put together this page to staying physically and mentally healthy from home. 

  

Activity Booklets

ElderCare’s therapeutic recreation team puts together a Weekly Activity Booklet that is released every Monday. Feel free to share it with your friends and family or to add yourself to the mailing list, please email clmanager@eldercareedmonton.ca. 

March 29 - April 5

April 6 - April 14

April 14 - April 20

Solutions - Week 3

April 20 - April 27

Solutions - Week 4

April 27 - May 4

Solutions - Week 5

May 4 - May 10

Solutions - Week 6

May 11- May 17

Solutions - Week 7

May 18 - May 22

Solutions - Week 8

May 23 - May 31

Solutions - Week 9

June 1- June 7

Solutions - Week 10

June 8- June 14

Solutions - Week 11

June 15- June 19

Solutions - Week 12

June 22 - June 26

Solutions - Week 13

June 29- July 3

Solutions - Week 14

July 6 - July 12

Solutions - Week 15

July 13 - July 17

Solutions - Week 16

July 20 - July 24

Solutions - Week 17

 July 27 - July 31

At-Home Exercises

Our program facilitator, Kristi, at Connections day program, has made an exercise video for seated exercises and seated dance. Check it out here:

Well Connected

ElderCare Edmonton and Caregivers Alberta will be hosting a virtual, community-based day program through Zoom every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Well Connected is open to individuals of all ages in Alberta. Well Connected will help our participants to stay engaged with their community, keep their mind and body active while reducing social isolation.

The details are below:

Time: Wednesdays from 10-11 am


Place: Your place!

Registration Information
You’ll have to register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/well-connected-tickets-10193840…, where you’ll receive a Zoom link to the program. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, check out this link

 

 

Virtual Tours

Take a trip without leaving the comfort of your own home! Check out the list below to be transported to another part of the world:

Great Wall of China

Northern Lights

Street Art Tours

Bryce Canyon

Versailles Palace

Virtual Dives  

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

Taj Mahal

The British Museum

Volcanoes National Park

The National Museum of Natural History

Sistine Chapel

Sydney Opera House

SafariLive

Vienna State Opera

The San Diego Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Louvre

Support for seniors at home

Seniors can contact 211 if they need help finding resources in their community. 211 is a comprehensive referral system accessible to all Albertans. 

Call or text 2-1-1, or visit ab.211.ca

Here’s a link to a list of COVID resources: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qeHqIGS3T4veKuo3QDARwiOdj_4u8JPHu4dkU93WZoY/edit?usp=sharing

Support for Caregivers

Caregivers Alberta is an organization of caregivers, for caregivers. We focus on the caregiver as an individual- helping them maintain their well-being rather than teaching them how to be better caregivers. You can find their resources here:

http://www.caregiversalberta.ca/covid-19-resources/