Virtual Items

Virtual Activities & Items by the Senior Center

Virtual Exercise Classes

Updated 3/30/2021

 

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

Please contact instructors to join.  Happy Exercising!

 

Tai Chi Balance w/Jody

 

Guts & Glutes w/Rachel

 

Strength & Cardio w/Rachel

 

Yoga Flow w/Rachel

 

Core Class w/Alasa

 

 

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. }

How to Reduce Negativity: 2-Part Series

 

Mondays – 1PM Virtual Program

 

April 5th: Laying the Groundwork
April 12th Becoming Irresistible

 

We have all experienced negativity in our families and among our friends. Whether we disagree about politics, religion, child-rearing, or just where to go for dinner, it’s hard sometimes to remain positive.

 

Dr. Neal Nybo is a positivity expert. He will apply his research, experience, and knowledge of improving positivity in companies and organizations to our daily lives. His new book, Workplace Positivity, describes thirty
micro-actions to help eliminate negativity in the workplace as welas home and community.

The Heart Rock Project

 

Friday, April 9 – 2PM      Virtual Only

 

Tway Huynh will share her inspiring story of love, kindness, and healing. Tway decided to leave the big corporate marketing world to pursue a different path. While walking on the beach one day she discovered heart rocks. This led her down a path of healing and spreading kindness to others.

 

Tway is the author of the The Book of Kindness. This book is a testimony to her belief that kindness, beauty, and art will save and heal the world.

Parkinson’s Disease 101

 

Tuesday, April 13 – 1:30 PM
Virtual and In House

 

Join Angie Donavan from St. Croix Hospice for an educational presentation on Parkinson’s disease. This will include an overview of the definition, causes, and treatments for Parkinson’s disease, including disease progression and when to involve hospice.

Initial Consultations for Elder Law & Local Estate Plans

Tuesday, April 13, 1- 4 PM
Virtual or In Person

As a service to the community, Attorney Bailey B. Lagman, who primarily practices elder law and estate planning, is offering virtual or in-person meetings at the Verona Senior Center, the second Tuesday of each month, at no charge. Contact her office for more details at (608) 662-0440 or info@dfgrams.com. Please call the Senior Center to sign up for a 30 minute appointment.

Travel Book Club with Kirsti Pope

Every 3rd Thursday – 1 PM
Virtual Only  

 

Join Kirsti on April 15 for a discussion on the book Ireland to India with a Bicycle written by Dervla Murphy. To join please email Kirsti at: kirsti.pope898@gmail.com

 
Books are available on AmazonSmile.
 
For more details on how to support the Verona Senior Center while shopping on AmazonSmile, see page 24.

Cooking for Small Households

 

Monday, April 19 – I PM
Virtual Program

 

Cooking for one or two can have its own set of challenges. Join Kara Hoerr to learn how to cook a meal without having leftovers that last a week, ways to stay motivated when it comes to preparing a meal, tips on how to freeze foods, and how to shop smart so food doesn’t end up going to waste. Whether you feel like you’re in a food rut, you’re throwing out more food than you’d like, or if preparing yet another meal just for yourself sounds unappealing, this presentation is for you!

Lighthouse Keeping

 

Friday, April 23 – 1 PM
Virtual Program

 

Living in a lighthouse sounds romantic and adventurous – hear what it was like for Dave Mossner and his wife Rhonda when they spent a week running the Mission Point Lighthouse.  In addition to sharing their experience you will also hear the stories behind other lights in Michigan and Wisconsin and see all the lighthouses they’ve seen on Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Winnebago.

You can get the link and sign up for this online at the Schedules Plus Web Site.

 

When you sign up you will get the Zoom link information in Schedules Plus.

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.

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/