Greetings from Senior Services for South Sound’s Activities team. If you have made it to this page on our website, you are undoubtedly curious about our virtual offerings. You have come to the right place. Please check out the links to our new, weekly Senior Virtual Café, Virtual Senior Academy, and the upcoming Aging Mastery Program.
Please visit this page often, as additional links to classes/interest groups will be added as we move forward. Also, be sure to check out the external links to some other opportunities, that, while not officially sponsored by Senior Services for South Sound, may strike a chord for you.
We miss seeing your faces, and look forward to the day we will see you back at our Centers. We still don’t know when that will be, but you can find the most recent status update on our home page. Thank you, stay safe, and happy learning!
Have a technology question? Call the National Tech Hotline hosted by Senior Planet: 920-666-1959
Open from 9am – 5pm EDT, Monday – Friday
Visit the Senior Planet website for more information.
Click here for a short Youtube tutorial on how to join a Zoom call.
Virtual Senior Academy – Registration is open!
We are living in extraordinary times. It’s fitting for us to rise to this period in our American story with learning that deepens our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. This Fall, Senior Services is launching a virtual academy of learning
to meet the forces of change in our society; preparing ourselves for the year ahead. Class registration will begin on Monday, August 10 at 10:00 am will be held on Zoom.
Click here to explore our online class listings! Click here to view and print our Fall Virtual Senior Academy Catalog.
Virtual Speaker Series
Special talks from authors, travelers, legends, historians – all sorts of individuals who wish to impart their knowledge, wisdom and experience about a specific topic. The talks are free and open to the public. Click here to view this month’s speakers.
Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am on Zoom
Virtual Senior Cafe
Every Monday at 10 am join us and connect with other seniors in a virtual café. This is primarily a social visit, and from time to time may involve a special speaker or topic, trivia, or other activities; driven by interest of the participants. We will meet via Zoom, and the meeting link is https://zoom.us/j/96070512794
ne, you can call 126.96.36.19982, at the meeting start time.
Mondays, 10:00 -11:00 am
For many years, Senior Services has held Zumba Gold, a popular dance fitness program, at the
VirgilClarkson Lacey Senior Center. It is an easy-to-follow, low impact dancing class to Latin music and other world rhythms. Before the pandemic, instructor Diana Yu taught these classes both standing and seated. Now, she is offering them virtually on Zoom and through zumba.dance! Classes are offered 5 days a week.
If you are interested, please contact Diana directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes are free, and donations are accepted to benefit Senior Services of South Sound.
Saturday: Seated Zumba Gold 10 -11 am on Zoom
Chair Yoga with Sharon Hong Maurmann
Sharon Hong Maurmann, who has taught our Senior Center yoga classes since 2014, now teaches chair-based yoga classes on Zoom! Classes are offered on an optional donation basis, with a portion of class fees to benefit South Sound Senior Services and the Thurston County Food Bank. Classes are chair-based, with standing and mat options, as well as the option to stay seated for the entire class. If you are interested, please contact Sharon by email: email@example.com. She will email the Zoom links weekly, along with a poem to share with the class.
Monday: 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 – 11:00 am
(No class Monday 8/24 or Friday 9/11)
National Fall Prevention Day
“The Mary Poppins Bag of Fall Prevention Tips”
Falls are not a normal part of aging. But they do happen for a reason and they can be prevented. The National Council on Aging and Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources host an online presentation about the most common causes of falls among older adults. Learn about those hidden
hazards around the house and in your neighborhood. Get tips on how to avoid falls, be safe, be healthy, and enjoy your home and community.
Sponsored by: Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources and the National Council on Aging Call (253) 798-4600 for more information. Learn more about the event and fall prevention tips, here!