Online Classes and Resources

 

Free Phone Tutoring for Computers and Smart Phones!

Have you been wondering how to ZOOM or Face Time with your friends/family?  Would you like to get more general skills with your “smart phone” and/or computer?
We have been coordinating with a group of High School Seniors to tutor (on the phone)  Seniors who would like help with these skills.
They have terrific skills with both APPLE and and non apple (PC) computers and phones and want to help people better understand this technology.
If you are interested, please contact Holly McNeill to learn more and to sign up
206-932-4044 ext. #2 or hollym@soundgenerations.org

 

Exercise

From the community~

Live Fitness

SCWS Fitness instructor Maria Dowell is offering online Live Fitness classes at 9 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please email Maria ma15dowell@gmail.com if you are interested and for details about how to connect. Optional $3 class fee.

 

Cardio Salsa with Maria

Tuesdays 10:30 am

Thursdays 4:00 pm

Dancing is the most complete workout there is and is fun for everyone!

      • Bring your happy spirit
      • Wear comfortable clothing and supportive shoes. (If you have carpet, please use socks or go barefoot to reduce friction when twisting.)
      • Bring a big water bottle
      • Make sure you have a clear space where you can move freely

Get ready for good music to lead you from an easy warm up, to a little heat and to a cool down, all in 45 minutes!

(Always make sure that you consult your doctor before taking classes and be safe this is to your own risk)

SCWS Fitness instructor Maria loves dancing and looks forward to sharing that with all of you! Contact her at ma15dowell@gmail.com or (206) 574 8944 for information about how to connect. Suggested donation is $8, but any contribution is welcome. Pay via “Venmo www.venmo.com/Maria-Dowell.

Outdoor Exercise for Seniors with Maria Dowell

Join SCWS Fitness instructor Maria for a little cardio in the outdoors!

When: Tuesdays from 1 – 1:45 pm

Where: Outside Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

What to bring: Water bottle, little towel, comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, and a great big smile!

Cost: Senior Center Members – $5, Non-Senior Center Members – $6

NOTE: You are not required to wear a mask, but the group will keep 6’ distance from each other. You are expected to exercise within your own capacity and monitor yourself for safe movement. Always consult your physician before joining any physical activity. Also, If you are out of breath or coughing have temperature or any flu like symptoms call your doctor. If you have been in contact with some one that has been diagnosed with COV 19, please consult your doctor.

Chair Yoga with Kathleen Dowd

When: Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 AM
Where: Zoom – Join Zoom Meeting, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88676273874,  Meeting ID: 886 7627 3874
By donation: Suggested donation $5 / person / class; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Payment can be made to Kathleen Dowd via PayPal (specialkdowd@gmail.com) OR contact Kathleen for address if you prefer to send a check.

Kathleen is a certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a 500-hour level certified yoga teacher. She has been teaching yoga for 8 years and practicing for 25 years.

Yoga and Movement with GenPRIDE Instructor Elizabeth Kovar GenPRIDE

Healthy Living Room from the YMCA

Find on-demand online workouts and resources for keeping your brain and body healthy on the YMCA’s Healthy Living Room page.

 

Art

From the community~

June West Seattle Virtual Art Walk –

See beautiful artwork by West Seattle Artists, including the Senior Center’s own Alexis LaFlamme, on the West Seattle Artwalk website (scroll down the page to see photos). You can also watch a curated virtual Art Walk on YouTube.

King County Library System

Daily Arts Activities by Silver Kite

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Kite Community Arts is offering daily online intergenerational workshops, talks, social hours, and performances FREE for KCLS patrons. We hope that by offering these opportunities, we are providing stimulating creative engagement opportunities and social connection during this challenging time. New classes weekly.

Gage Academy of Art “Art to Go” Free Online Classes

Art to Go – Unlock your inner artist from the comfort of your home. Art to Go is a free community art series presented by Gage 360. As a public service to the community, Gage has developed twice-weekly classes that are FREE to anyone interested in learning about art. This new program will provide free art tutorials, demos and lectures from Gage artist instructors.

Attending the class via Zoom is on a first-come-first serve-basis as seats are limited, so click here to register online.

Online Art Resources from MoMA

MoMA (Metropolitan Museum of Art) has a number of free online art classes and resources in both English and Spanish.

Seattle Writes

Are you working on a novel? Or perhaps you write nonfiction, memoir, poetry or books for children? Seattle Public Library’s Seattle Writes program offers you time and space to experiment and improve your creative writing. The program offers writing resources, podcasts available anytime and virtual events.

 

Meditation

From Senior Center Instructors ~

Meditation with Kathleen Dowd

Join Kathleen on Facebook and for two free guided meditations per week.

Wednesdays – Join Kathleen for a guided grounding meditation on the Kathleen Dowd Yoga Facebook page. You can go to Kathleen’s Facebook page at 8AM each Wednesday morning.

Mondays – Join Kathleen for guided gratitude meditations on her private 365 Days of Gratitude! Facebook group. Anyone who wants to share a gratitude practice in community is welcome to first join the group and then participate Mondays at 8 AM.

Kathleen is a certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a 500-hour level certified yoga teacher. She has been teaching yoga for 8 years and practicing for 25 years.

Mindfulness Classes from instructor Kate Jarvis

MINDFULNESS CLASSThursdays from 10am-11:15am.  FREE. This is an ongoing class. Email kate@practiceseattle.com if you are interested. 

CHECK-IN CLASS, Mondays 10-10:30 am, this is an ongoing class. Email kate@practiceseattle.com if you are interested. 

From Kate: We all encounter anxiety and fear in daily life. During this current crisis, it is crucial to cultivate inner resources of safety, strength and connection. Drawing on these resources, we can practice staying present when fear arises and meeting the situation with courage, intelligence and care. We can practice responding, rather than reacting. In this class, we will explore mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction and other empowering strategies and how they can be applied in daily life.  This class blends instruction, activities, discussion and practices of mindfulness and meditation.

Instructor Kate Jarvis, MIT. Founder of Practice Seattle, an organization dedicated to daily practices, peace and service. Kate is a student of awareness practice, a certified yoga instructor, and has studied with Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Cheri Huber, Mindful Schools and more.

 

Social

From the community~

Let’s be Pen Pals Progam

Even though we need to keep our distance from each other for now, it doesn’t mean we can’t make new friends. In fact, it’s a great time to make new friends and to bring back the lost art of letter writing!

The Let’s be Pen Pals Program has an awesome group of people of all ages from around the country and the world who would love to be pen pals with you.

Once you’ve signed up to participate, Let’s Be Pen Pals will match you with a pen pal. They’ll send the first letter (or poem or piece of artwork) via USPS mail to you and include their return address so you can write back to them. Or you can email if you prefer. You can also write to more than one pen pal.

If you’re interested in being matched with a pen pal, please contact Karen Pfeiffer Bush at Karen@Housewarmingseattle.com or by mail at PO Box 80132 Seattle, WA 98108.

 

Great Resources

From the community~

Seattle Public Library 50+ Page

SPL has a new page designed especially for people 50 and older. You can find online book clubs, art classes, skill-building workshops, special collections and more. Whether you are learning a new technology, planning for retirement, exploring a creative hobby or delving into geneology, you will find something of interest.

17 Ways to Enjoy Your Time at Home While Social Distancing

Lots of great ideas, activities and links to resources from Synergy Homecare.