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. }

Caregivers Grief and Stress: 2 Part Series

 

Virtual AND In-House

 

Part 1
Friday, May 7: Understanding Grief
1:00 PM

 

This presentation offers an overview of grief and the grieving process associated with death and loss. Come learn how grief processing impacts our well-being and the care we provide.

 

Part 2
Friday, May 28: Understanding Caregiver Stress
1:00 PM

 

This presentation will provide an overview of changes and challenges that cause caregiver stress, and healthy coping mechanisms.

 

Presentations will be given by Angie Donavan fromSt. Croix.

Prostate Health

 

Thursday, June 3 – 10 AM
Virtual and In-House

Join us for this educational presentation that will focus on common issues involving the prostate such as an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.

 

Dr. Wirtz is a Family Medicine doctor at the UW Verona Clinic. He is a Midwest native who recently returned to the area after serving in the Navy Medical Corps. 

 

His practice includes patients of all ages and encompasses a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Initial Consultations for Elder Law

& Local Estate Plans

 

Tuesday, June 8 – 1-3 PM

Virtual AND In-House

 

 

As a service to the community, Attorney Bailey B. Lagman, who primarily practices elder law and estate planning, is offering 30 minute 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 and to schedule an appointment at (608) 662-0440 or info@dfgrams.com.

Agrace 101

Thursday, June 10 – 1 PM
Virtual and In-House

 

Come and learn more about the philosophy and practices of Agrace’s continuum of care and how each of the services differ. We’ll discuss what makes a person eligible and appropriate for each service, and explain the guidelines for and process of making a referral to Agrace.  

Virtual Meditation
Monday June 14 – 10:30 AM

 

Please join Robert McGrath licensed Psychologist at University Health Services for virtual meditation. Robert will share some of his expertise he uses when providing mind/body wellness care.

 

 

 

Feeding Your Grandkids –
What You Need to Know

Monday, June 21- 1 PM
Virtual

 

They say you can’t raise your grandkids, but you can influence them. This presentation will help you be the grandparent who offers the fun foods (ice cream and cookies!) while still encouraging healthy habits (for you and the kids!).

Join Kara Hoerr to learn what phrases to avoid saying, how to respond to frustrated kids, and practical tips to help at the table.

Hidden Gems with the DNR

 

Thursday, June 24 – 2 PM
Virtual

 

Discover beautiful locations you can visit to bond with nature. Missy VanLanduyt, Recreation Partnership Section Chief for the Wisconsin State Park System, will show participants what our wonderful state parks, forests and trails have to offer – from favorite places and hidden gems, to outdoor recreation opportunities. We’ll take a trip around the state and explore remote beaches, wooded campgrounds, serene nature trails, and picturesque vistas.

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/