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/

Promoting Positive Relationships

Friday, July 24 at 11:00am

 

Virtual Format on Zoom

 

Join us for a discussion about why maintaining positive relationships as you age is important especially when residing in a community with many different types of people. This presentation will be given by Janet Bollig from SSM Health.

Identity Theft

Wednesday, August 12 at 11:00 AM

While Identity Theft can happen to anyone, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk.   Join us for an informative VIRTUAL workshop presented by Jamie Hanson, Partner and Financial Advisor with Akamai Investment Advisors, as she covers the basics of Identity Theft.

 

Please RSVP to Katie by August 11th at
               608.729.3874 ext 306

                                  or

               katie@akamaiadvisors.net

Keeping Life Organized

Wednesday, August 19 at 11:30 AM

 

Learn about ways to help keep your home organized, preventing clutter, and tips to help downsize if needed. This presentation will be given by SSM Health.

 

Please RSVP to Alasa at alasa.wiest@ci.verona.wi.us

Your Gut Microbiome

Wednesday, August 26 at 1:00 PM

 

Your Gut Microbiome Explained: How these small bacteria play a big role to your overall health. Your gut is host to more bacteria than the number of cells in your entire body!   In this workshop you’ll learn what microbiome is, how it can affect your health, and how what you eat can help or harm it.

 

Please RSVP to Alasa at alasa.wiest@ci.verona.wi.us

Agrace 101

Thursday, August 27 at 11:00 AM

 

In this presentation you will learn about Agrace services that support people in their homes. They will review hospice, palliative care, and Age at Home which includes non-medical caregivers.

 

Please RSVP to Alasa at      alasa.wiest@ci.verona.wi.us

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.