Welcome to our spring program schedule! Registration is now open!
We facilitate both “in person” and virtual programs simultaneously. We are strictly following all AHS protocols in our center and our in-person sessions.
Please note in some time slots we will be offering two different programs simultaneously so please look for the word OR between the offered programs.
If you’re interesting in online programs, check out the green button.
Come join us and explore your artistic side. Develop your skills and have fun in our relaxed classes. Each week we will explore the wonderful world of painting and fine art projects and having fun with your imagination. This class provides a creative way to hang out with your friends and create a masterpiece! Don’t worry, you’re not just set loose to explore on your own! We are there to guide you every step of the way! Everyone in the class is working toward creating their own version of the same project. We will lead your through step-by-step, helping you to create your masterpieces.
*Each Virtual participant will be provided paint/canvas/brushes/Materials prior to session.
11:00 What would you Do?
Each week Ana will introduce our group to various situations as they are presented with dilemmas that require them either to take action or to walk by and mind their own business.
Various scenarios will be revealed that challenge us to make split-second -- and often surprising -- decisions, allowing us to more effectively makes decisions throughout our encounters with people and situations in everyday life. We will look at the pros and cons of our decisions and explore what supports, if any are within our everyday community and lives that can help us make good choices and decisions Examples of situations on the show include harassment, stealing, bullying, peer pressure, violence, neglect, dating, cheating, teasing, just to name a few examples.
Welcome to ASL class with your host Ana! As you probably know by now ASL is a unique language. It’s entirely different from English and other spoken languages. Grammar is not simply a matter of word order, and it also involves facial expressions and body positions. We encourage you to let go of your inhibitions and give yourself your best efforts. Remember; we are all in this together. This course is to help beginners understand ASL and how to use it. The classes will be hands on, and group practice.
Shhh…Voices are not needed!
YYC Parks and Recreation
Join us each week as we explore a new Calgary Park, relaxing walks, and engage in a different activity weekly!
Grab your picnic lunch, and the let child in you enjoy activities like:
-Discovering colors in Nature
-Outdoor drum circle
-The great YYC race
-Partners in Motion
If you have always wanted to learn Spanish, you’re nowhere near alone; tens of millions of people study the language every day around the world. And it’s no wonder! Spanish is a language full of beauty, layers of meaning, and a rich linguistic history. In this fun beginner level class, participants have the chance to work with Ana, a true Spanish instructor, to learn some basic conversation techniques that will help you feel more confident about speaking Spanish. This class is a fun interactive, program great for beginners wanting to learn the basics of a new language!
10:00 Card Bingo
The Deal: Each table will facilitate four competitors. The entire deck will be delt to all four players, giving each 13 cards. Each player will separate their cards in four piles, representing each Suit. The Play: From a separate deck of cards, the "Caller" will select a card, one at a time, and call out the rank and suit of the card - for example "queen of hearts." The player with the called card turns it face down. The first player to turn all their cards face down wins the prize.
Drumsticks, pounded on gym floors, clinked overhead and bounced on exercise balls. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of rhythm and sound! A drumming-based fitness program that combines music, dance and rhythm. Use drumsticks to rock out while working out!
-Each participant will be provided an exercise ball, bucket and drumsticks for the duration of this session.
-Full disclosure this is not a quiet activity but so much fun!
1:00 Spin and Win
Spin and win is a fun, interactive, and challenging game that features a competition in which our participants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win great prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel! Join us each week, for your chance to spin the wheel and challenge your mind!
-Prize winners will be given prize when arrangements have been made to pick up/drop off.
2:00 Songs We Remember
Nursery rhymes are a child's first experience with words. It Helps them learn new vocabulary or numeracy.
This is also true for remanence songs & rhymes. Singing can seem trivial, but in fact, there is a pedagogical aspect that is associated with songs & rhymes
And are often accompanied with lively, cheerful music or rhythms. Select songs & rhymes involving gestures and movement to help little maintain motor skills
2:00 Diamond Art Hour
Like a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers, diamond painting is the new creative hobby that’s taking the crafting world by storm. You simply apply colorful resin rhinestones to richly pigmented canvas paintings. The result? Visually dazzling, mosaic diamond artworks that sparkle, shimmer and shine. People describe diamond painting as more relaxing than any other craft because of how calming it feels to place the diamonds one by one. The hours fly by as you channel your creativity into a stunning finished artwork. It’s fun, easy—and it's for everyone. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or looking for your first creative outlet you can make beautiful diamond art with little effort and no mess! It’s the new hobby that lets you unwind while creating something you’ll be proud of.
10:00 Crafty Crafters
Take the next step on your crafting journey. With these fun interactive classes, you can explore a wide range of topics and techniques, to help you learn basic craft essentials and take arts and crafts with hands-on experience by completing and sharing your own craft projects. Crafting provides an opportunity for self-expression and creativity. The focus that's involved with crafting stimulates areas of my brain that have been dormant since my middle school art class, keeping our brain sharp and more well-rounded. Also, crafting really improves our mood. Although it can be challenging sometimes, doing something productive (think exercising) helps us get my mind off other things and simply just makes us happier.
11:00 Sing Along with Ron
Music is often linked to mood. A certain song can make us feel happy, sad, energetic, or relaxed. Music is a great way to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of a group! Come spend a fun hour with Ron, his guitar and the gang singing the old familiar songs, while learning new ones too!
1:00 LHPIC News Team
Join our Loving Hands team in creating our first ever LHPIC monthly newsletter!
Learn the “ins and outs” of how teamworking is such a vital way of completing projects that develop and refining the skills that will help you make a valuable contribution to our newsletter weekly! Each month we will leant a new skill to help us become a great newsletter and crew!
-“What’s new at Loving Hands”
-“You asked, we answered”
-Anniversaries and milestones
-Employee/ client introductions
-Photo of the month
Kahoot! One of our favorites, and challenging, Loving Hands activities! Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes. Eyes on the question, quick fingers and a sharp mind! Unleash the fun in in the comfort of your own home
An action-packed, interactive hour playing a game of chance in which each player matches numbers printed in different arrangements on cards, winning prizes and having fun!
Bingo is most certainly largely a game of luck, but that doesn't stop a feeling of competitiveness during the game and a sense of pride after a win. It's an engaging and fun game that can be competitive in a fun way, knowing skill has very little to do with the outcome.
Let’s get one thing straight – bingo is not a boring game. It’s an exciting and unpredictable game that will get your heart racing every time a new ball is about to be drawn.
-Virtual prize winners will be given prize when arrangements have been made for pick up/drop off.
11:00 Baking food around the world
Cooking is an exciting way to introduce a wide variety of skills, and who doesn't like food?
For some individuals, life skills are often a part of their learning; the goal is to equip them for independent living. Several distinct skill sets are involved in teaching individuals how to cook: In this session we will:
-Explore our senses.
-Expand our palate.
-Provide opportunities to gain a sense of accomplishment.
-Making healthy choices.
-Sharing good conversation.
Join us each week as we not only explore amazing destinations around the world but try our hand at cooking traditional delights!
For our in-person friends, enjoy lunch with your peers while eating our weekly culinary delights, while our online fiends are encouraged to share these delights with someone special! Some baking utensils (and cooking/baking appliance) may be required.
1:00 Online games with Friends
Are you looking for some fun interactive activities and competitive games to make you smile and challenge you?
From Jeopardy, Name that Tune, The Price is Right, or Wheel of Fortune, the game shows we all know and loved.
Join us weekly to explore a different theme from challenge to reminisce, have some fun, stimulate our brains, mind and competitive side, while having fun and making memories, all online!!
$50.00 (monthly) plus individual bowling fees
Ten-pin bowling is a competitive sport in which a player (the "bowler") rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible.
It is among the most popular to people with disabilities, as well, for many seniors, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Plus, it's great fun!
Join us each week at The Bowling Depot (Meet us there or hop on our bus) as we compete against friends and knock as many pins down as you can, get your game face on!
2:00 Board Games
Board games offer opportunities for ongoing learning. Even simple games help players identify colors, count spaces, and develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity in moving cards and pieces around the board. Board games are an easy way to encourage healthy brain development and promote social skills
YYC Explorers, All Day Outing
In addition to Program cost, there will be an additional $10.00 transportation fee per outing, as well, each participant is responsible for individual entrance fees.
Pack a lunch and join us each week as we load the bus and set out for our all-day adventure in and around Calgary!
Each week we will set out on a new destination, a new place to explore and makes some awesome memories along the way!
-Drumheller Tyrell Museum
-Discovery Wildlife Park
-Big Springs Provincial Park
-Bragg Creek – Forget Me Not Pond /Cinnamon Spoon
-Saskatoon Berry farm
-Red Deer Sports Hall of Fame
-Calgary Corn Maze
-Okotoks Museum /Chinook Honey Company
-Granny Road Active learning park
-COP Mini Golf
For our virtual friends: we use “Google Meet” thus a Gmail account is required to participate. The link will be provided upon registration.
If notice is not given prior to the month commencement, and supplies are distributed, participants are responsible for the cost of the supplies given, as it cannot be returned or reused, but no financial commitment will be required for the program fee if discontinued or withdrawn.