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Triple-R Virtual Activities and Resources

Triple-R at Home

TRIPLE-R AT HOME: FUN ONLINE SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

While we are excited by the prospect of a vaccine potentially being available soon, we also know there might be a couple of long winter months we need to get through at home first. Our goal is to make those winter months fun and engaging for older adults, especially those with dementia. We have a safe and fun way to connect with others online. Come experience the camaraderie of Triple-R by participating in our virtual meetups where we play games, laugh, exercise and have fun together. To see a sample of the type of activities offered, view the schedule for December 2020 below.

The City of Sacramento's Older Adult Services division operates Triple-R Adult Day Centers which provide socialization, recreation, and personal care for seniors with dementia while their family caregivers take a break or go to work. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Triple-R has moved its social activities online, providing both live and “on demand” virtual opportunities for people with dementia.

LIVE CLASSES VIA ZOOM Monday-Friday

11:00am-12:00pm via Zoom

(plus “on demand” videos to be watched anytime)

 Fee: First session free after brief orientation, $40 per month, provides access to all sessions. All activities are appropriate for people with dementia. Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 11:00am via Zoom online. See below for Caregiver Connection activities on Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information on how to participate, please contact Misa Takagi at  mtakagi@cityofsacramento.org.

 

Exercise Classes

  • 11/30- Resistance Band Fitness
  • 12/7 & 12/14- Cardio workout
  • 12/21 Squeeze Ball Workout
  • 12/28- Resistance Band Fitness

Bingo! Every Friday (and more)

  • Classic Bingo! 12/4, 12/18 
  • Special Edition Thanksgiving Bingo on 11/24
  • Special Edition Disney Bingo on 12/11
  • Winter Festivities Picture Bingo 12/22

Special Events

  • 11/25 Movie Screening (TBA)
  • 12/3   Celebrating National Cookie Day
  • 12/8   Enjoying Classical Music Pieces together
  • 12/10 Celebrating the birthday of Ole Blue Eyes—Frank Sinatra
  • 12/15 Creating a ornament for the tree!
  • 12/17 Exploring somewhere warm—we are going on a virtual tour of Egypt!
  • 12/23 The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without some caroling
  • 12/29 Exploring International New Year traditions together
  • 12/30 Movie Screening of Saving Mr. Banks

Caregiver Connection

Caregivers need to have fun too!

  • 12/4 & 12/18 Nature Journaling and Discussion
  • 12/2 - Beginning Origami- all skill levels welcome
  • 12/9- BUNCO! A fun and relaxing dice game
  • 12/11 - Support Group (for details see below under Mental Health and Caregiver Resources)
  • 12/16 - Caregiver Café- Meetup with folks who understand what daily caregiving is like.

Caregiver Education

We are now several months into staying at home due to COVID-19. If you are finding it frustrating to communicate with loved one, need some tips on how to make things easier at home or just want to talk to other people who are in the same situation as you are, we have resources for you!

Webinars

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center:
Holiday Series:

Honoring the December Holidays
Three Part Series and you must register by December 4th

As caregivers, celebrating the holidays can be challenging emotionally as well as relationally. And this year amidst a pandemic, social distancing and wildfires, it can seem almost impossible to find light and love in our traditional holidays. Yet, as much as the holidays are about family and community, they are also about our personal internal experience of life and love. Please join author and speaker Julie Interrante, MA as she facilitates this three-part series exploring ways to honor and celebrate the holidays personally as well as with family and friends. We will talk honestly about all of the feelings and thoughts that arise with each holiday season.

For many of us the December holidays don’t hold the same appeal they did when we were young, when family and friends were closer or when loved ones were healthy and participated in the preparation – cooking, shopping, decorating and wrapping. That doesn’t mean, however, that the holidays cannot bring meaning and joy even in the midst of many changes during the year. In our time together we will explore the deeper meaning of all of the December holidays. There will be time to share stories, concerns and feelings. We will honor cherished memories and consciously begin new traditions that honor the changing nature of life and love.

For more information or to register, go here! 

MENTAL HEALTH AND CAREGIVER RESPITE RESOURCES

Monthly Online Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Support group meetings provide education and emotional support so that caregivers do not feel alone, especially during this unprecedented time. Those providing care for their loved ones with dementia have a wealth of experience to share with each other and can also look to each other for support and advice.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, all support group meetings have moved to phone and online check-ins. The monthly support group facilitated by Triple-R Program Coordinator, Chantell Albers, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association is now offered by phone. The meeting takes place the second Friday of every month from 11a.m.-12p.m. To register for this free service, please contact Denise Davis at ddavis1@alz.org.

24/7 Alzheimer’s Association Helpline

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

Friendship Line California

This is a toll-free line that provides emotional support to older Californians facing loneliness, isolation and anxiety. The number is 1-888-670-1360.

Respite Support

If you need in-home respite, please contact our community partner, Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center at (916) 728-9333 for more information about how you can receive additional help while you are providing care for a loved one at home.