Looking for new and exciting programs for your residents can be frustrating and time consuming.
We have assessed and approved all of our service providers. We save you time and money by eliminating the process of finding, interviewing, hiring and managing several service providers. Have a look at some of our additional services that we offer:
We can survey your residents to define what is important to them.
We can capture feedback from residents and staff to continuously improve the effectiveness of our programs.
We can recommend programs that best suit your resident's needs and create custom programs and activities for your community.
We can track resident attendance and overall response to the programs.
We can provide corporate in house special events programming and staff wellness lectures and workshops.
At Silver Source we take pride in the wide variety of programs that are available through our network of service providers. Choose classes that nurture the Body, Mind and Soul. Looking for a specific class that is not in our guide? We can customize a program to meet your needs.
Some of our programs include...
Dance for all Movers Dance is a fun social and inclusive activity and using a whole body approach, this class brings people together through playful movement, imagery and story in an accessible and adaptive way, so that all are able join in. Foundations of ballet, contemporary and social dance are explored using great music that spans various decades and genres. The class will include structured dances, (eg. waltz, tango, square dance), guided improvisations for free movement expression, and co-created dances for increased opportunities of ownership and leadership. We will begin seated, with some easy warmups and grow our movement gradually, organically, in a fun and creative way. Modifications for all levels of mobility will be provided to ensure inclusivity and an optimal “joy of movement” experience.
Memory Care - The Rhythm of Life: Hand Drumming for Memory Care Hand drumming offers Memory Care clients a wonderful way to maintain physical dexterity and cognitive skills while connecting with the rhythms of their favourite music. Clients are given small hand drums to use for the sessions that can be held in one hand, placed in their lap or on a flat surface. No previous drumming experience is required. During a typical session, clients will play rhythms taught in a simple call-and-response format, and play rhythms to music that is familiar to them. Program facilitator, Ed, has over 40 years of experience as a drum teacher and performer. He brings his passion for drums and teaching to his sessions with seniors as he helps them experience music in a therapeutic setting. Ed offers the program in private and group formats. Each relaxed and friendly session is designed to offer a pleasant and beneficial experience for clients and at a comfortable pace. Sessions are available on a weekly, bi-weekly or occasional basis.
The Amalfi Coast - Music with Giordano - Musica con Giordano A performance of music from the Campania region with Napoli, Amalfi, and Sorrento. Featuring classics such as: "Back to Sorrento", "Anema e Core", "Malafemmena", "It’s Now or Never (O Sole Mio)" and some tarantellas. All songs are sung in original dialect. Listen as he sings and plays the guitar to entertain you with a variety of Italian Favourites.
Broadway’s Greatest Composers – Jordan’s Edutainment Lecture/Concert A series of entertaining musical lectures featuring the beloved music of Broadway’s greatest composers, and their contributions to Broadway and The Great American Songbook. Each lecture explores the life stories and shared cultural roots of the men and women who literally invented the Broadway musical. From Show Boat, to Oklahoma, Porgy and Bess, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Fiddler On The Roof, to Sweeney Todd, Wicked, and many more, we’ll listen to great historic recordings and sing favourite Broadway hit songs to live musical accompaniment.
Virtual – Nature Therapy –Explore the Gifts of Nature Forest and nature therapy, often called Forest Bathing is an ancient Japanese practise known as Shinrin-Yoku. This practice helps us reconnect to our place among all things. In a time when our lives are overwhelming and over stimulating this subtle practise grounds us and brings us to a place of balance and connection. Participants are guided through experiential activities and gentle explorations in nature facilitating deep restorative nourishment and connection to all the non-human elements. We will cultivate the practice of stillness as we focus our attention within ourselves and the natural environment around us. While immersed in nature we slow down, tune into our senses and allow for deep connection, introspection, reflection and sharing. Nature gifts us a thorough cleansing of mind, body and soul. This works well as a virtual activity. Access to nature or garden can even be through a window. Chairs for seating. If a garden is not available then we can bring the forest indoors for our circle. This works well in inclement weather as well.
Beatles Mania Sing-Along Can’t buy me love! A Hard days night! I Wanna hold your hand! And all the fun Beatles songs you can sing along to. While Laura entertains playing and singing the tunes on piano, you can belt it out, dance, and have a blast. Come dressed as Sgt. Pepper or your favourite Beatle. Test your knowledge with some Beatles trivia questions as well. Come feel like it’s the 60s again!
EGYPT - Come Back to Egypt: Visiting the Lands of the Pharaohs Mention the words ‘Ancient Egypt’ and people’s eyes open wide in awe. The pyramids have, of course, bedazzled visitors for more than four millenniums. Ancient Greek historian Herodotus gazed upon them back in the 5th Century BC. And, in more recent centuries, visitors from all around the world have traveled up and down the Nile, visiting the grand remains at Giza, exploring the rock cut tombs on Luxor’s West Bank, and gazed in awe at Tutankhamun’s famous golden mask in the Egyptian Museum. In this lecture, we will explore the Giza plateau and its pyramids, sail upstream to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings and the workers to learn how craftspeople and commoners once lived. We will even take a sacred pilgrimage to Abydos to visit the great Temple of Seti I and finish with a visit to Denderah, one of Egypt’s best preserved temples. You will marvel at what these monuments look like millenniums after their construction, and also consider the current challenges and opportunities faced these ancient wonders. Hop aboard our felucca, friends, as we sail the Nile, which Herodotus claimed was Egypt’s great gift.
The Confident Road to Happiness – Virtual Presentation Find your authentic voice, build your self-esteem and strengthen your confidence for a ‘new,’ true you. Often, we hide parts of ourselves that we’ve learned to suppress over time, usually because we fear that they might hinder us. We’ll explore how these qualities are what make us unique, interesting and special. Learn to tap into your genuine self, speak your mind, and feel more empowered. In this session, participants will learn how to lead with gratitude, follow their impulses and express themselves with clarity, enthusiasm and directness to live a happier life.
Tai-Chi Flow Tai Chi is a gentle and relaxing form of Chinese exercise. It consists of slow, gentle flowing movements that use all the muscles and joints of your body. You will learn how to increase your oxygen through breathing exercises, proper balance, centering and transfer of weight, and how to stretch and strengthen the muscles safely.
STORYTELLING FOR SENIORS: Spring Memories of Provence and Paris Join award-winning photographer, Julie on a virtual tour through Provence’s narrow cobblestone streets, pastel-coloured villages, timeless ivy and rose-covered walls, and terra-cotta tiled roof tops. We will travel to Menerbes, Gordes, Avignon, and the Pont du Gard. We will visit a quintessential villa and market in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, experience the magnificence of a countryside hike amid the ochre-laden sand hills of Roussillon, and enjoythe splendid views of the limestone cliffs of Les Calanques by boat. Final stop will be in Paris and Versailles, the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral. 45 and 60-minute tours offered. The 60-minute tour will include a 15-minute Question and Answer period.
Virtual - Tech Talks For those with a thirst for digital literacy and a willingness to learn, we organize educational webinars designed to make technology easy to understand. Using the Zoom platform, we provide theme-based technology explanations using language fit for everyone, from a novice beginner to an experienced, tech-savvy enthusiast. Tech Talks are geared towards the preferences of older adults and include PowerPoint presentations, device demonstrations, tips and tricks on how to remain safe online, and time is always put aside for a general Q&A period.
Zumba Gold Chair for Residents ForZumba Gold Chair brings the joy of Zumba with modifications of moves and pacing to suit the needs of participants who may be chair bound or have more limited balance or mobility. What stays the same is the zesty Latin music with other fun songs from the past and present, and the easy to follow moves designed to improve strength and range of motion.