Virtual Items

Virtual Activities & Items by the Senior Center

Virtual Exercise Classes

 

Join us virtually by participating in an exercise class on Zoom.

Please contact instructors to join.  Happy Exercising!

 

Virtual Keeping Fit w/Shannon, Virtual Melting w/Liron, Tai Chi Balance w/Jody, Three in One Exercise w/Rachel, Home Goods-Use What You Have Workout w/Rachel & Flowing Wave Qigong with Claire.

 

Check out new YouTube Exercise classes! You can work out to these anytime.
Featuring some of your own Senior Center Staff.

This is the link to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW6bZcgqolC9BhuMgSEyDEQ

 

  •  Core w/Alasa
  •  Chair Yoga
  •  Core on the floor
  •  Home Goods workout
  •  Get up & Move Aerobics
  •  Chair Aerobics
  •  Gentle Yoga
  •  Movement Disorder/Parkinson’s class

 

NEW Zoom Personal Training

 

Looking for a new way to get fit? Try our new Zoom personal training
sessions with Rachel. Personal training offers individualized
program planning, assistance with goal setting, motivation, support and fun!
Fee for service appointments take place in your home with minimal
exercise equipment.

For more information email Stephanie.ehle@ci.verona.wi.us

How to Zoom

{ Editor’s note 1:  To get the Zoom app on your PC, it is best to use your browser and go to zoom.us you will then need to sign up for an account.  Keep your account information handy. You will only need to do this once for your computer.  However, keep the web site handy as you can control your account and schedule your own meetings from the zoom.us web site and your account. The free version is all you will need, … until your meetings become too big or complicated for the free version. (example: teachers – who by the way get an advanced version for free ) …}

 

{ Editor’s note 2: The link sent to me allows me to join a meeting directly.   … However, the link doesn’t always work … then you can open the app and join a meeting with the meeting ID and Password. }

 

{ Editor’s note 3: You can join a meeting without a smart phone by using the phone number, the meeting ID and password. Look for these items in your email invite to a meeting. }

More Virtual Activities to Check Out!!!

 

Don’t forget to check out the Verona Senior Center YouTube channel at:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW6bZcgqolC9BhuMgSEyDEQ

 

 MATC Online Classes: https://madisoncollege.edu/

 

 Kindness Podcast by Nicole Phillips: https://youtu.be/8fooM9ouMZI

 

Overture Center Programs: https://www.overture.org/programs

 

 Google Earth– National Parks and any location: https://www.google.com/earth/

 

 Museums and Zoos Virtual Tours: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/

 

 Museum and Art Gallery Virtual Tours: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?amp=true

 Metropoitian Opera Live Streams:

https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/

Getting Old Can Be Fun!!

 

 

BUILD MOVEMENT CONFIDENCE AS YOU AGE

4 Part Virtual Series with Lucas
Wednesdays – 10:30 AM

 

Join Lucas, from Inside Out Intelligent Training, who specializes in building movement confidence through Neuro-based training methods. Throughout this 4 part series, you will learn how the brain is interconnected and what you can start doing to shift it in positive ways.  Then join in as he teaches you physical movements that you will be able to do, no matter what your skill level is.  

 

Session 1: October 7

1. Filling your stress bucket.
A Neuro-based look into movement. How to use “dry brushing.”

 

Session 2: October 14

1. Exercising your eyes to open up brain.
2. Building quality movement skills to promote a healthy brain.

 

Session 3: October 21

Brain fuel patterns.
Reduce breath for cellular health.

 

Session 4: October 28

Learn true balance.
How to personalize.

Bone Health

Monday, October 26 – 11:00 AM
October is Osteoporosis Awareness Month!

 

Ever wonder how to improve your bone health?   Please join Capitol Physical Therapy’s Dr. Tyler Harrington for a discussion on bone health.   During the lecture you will learn:   what makes up bone health, how to determine if one has good bone health, common causes of poor bone health, and exercises/tips/tricks to improve bone health.

Virtual Halloween Magic Show!

 

Thursday, Oct. 29 from 2:00 PM

 

The Verona Senior Center welcomes a return performance by The Amazing Mr. Magic, for a new Halloween-themed virtual Magic Show! Prepare to be amazed and have fun!

Mr. Magic is a local magician from Verona and has performed at Hometown Days!

Healthy Vegetables and Fall Recipes

Wednesday, November 4 at 1:00 PM

Please join Donna Weihofen, a retired nutritionist from the UW Hospital, for an exciting nutrition class. Donna has written five cookbooks– one of which is still available– Magic Spices.

 

Donna has presented food and nutrition segments on WISC-TV Channel 3 for 28 years. Donna has a passion for healthy cooking and wants to share some favorite recipes with you!

 

Grief Is a Journey

 

Monday, November 9 at 10:30 AM

 

SSM Health will talk about grief, loss and acceptance. This is something all of us have experienced. The holidays can be a reminder of our grief.

The Science of Contentment

 

Thursday, November 12 at 2:00 PM

 

Join us for an exploration into the science and practice of cultivating contentment in our lives. James Kellerman will lead this one hour workshop that was created to provide an interactive, fun and experiential introduction to the mind/body connection, specifically as it relates to finding contentment amidst stress and unconscious thinking patterns.

SONGS OF FALL & THANKSGIVING

 

Concert with Carolyn Wehner
Friday, November 20 at 12:30 PM

 

 

Carolyn will sing a program of seasonal songs paying tribute to the beauty of autumn and the Thanksgiving holiday. Songs are drawn from a variety of musical styles — popular standards, Broadway show tunes, light classical melodies and some favorite sacred selections, all reflecting a theme of giving thanks.

Eating Well During the Holidays

 

Monday, November 23 10:30-11:30 AM

 

During the holidays, indulgent and comforting foods at every turn make it hard to stay on track. Learn how to enjoy the holidays without the guilt or the weight gain while still enjoying the festivities and holiday foods. 


This presentation will be given by certified nutritionist Kara Hoerr.

Beneficial Technology 2020

Never before has technology proven to be as beneficial as it has in 2020.

 

There are so many things that can be done on a tablet, smart phone or computer. Technology allows us the capability to stay in face to face communication with those we love during a difficult time, and while technology can never take the place of being able to give someone a hug, it helps to keep that personal connection all through video chat. In recent months, people have explored so many creative ways to keep one another socialized and connected, and we are all learning at the same time. Heck, even our medical practitioners are learning, making it possible to see your doctor from home. If you aren’t already using the technology that is available, give it some thought; there’s not a better time to learn and I can’t foresee any of these virtual options going away any time soon. Make a playlist of your favorite songs, watch your favorite program, play games, utilize social media, such as facebook to stay up to date with the pictures that your friends and family share. These are all just some things that can be done using today’s technology.

 

GrandPad is a tablet designed for seniors. It’s easy to see and to navigate, and you don’t need to have your own internet wi-fi, because it is built into the tablet. While I won’t endorse this product, I have heard good things about it. For more information about the GrandPad call 888-545-1425.

 

A tablet such as a Kindle Fire will begin at around $50 and will require wi-fi to utilize most of the interactive features, however, many places offer free wi-fi connection.

 

Technology does not have to be intimidating. If you are interested in learning about resources on where to purchase or how to utilize your device, give the senior center a call and we will direct you how to begin.