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virtual activities and Resource center

Welcome to the Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment Department’s Virtual Activities and Resource Center!

This is your place for fun, education, and resources through these unprecedented times. With our in-person programs postponed and facilities temporarily closed, we will continue to share activities and resources to keep the Sacramento community active, connected, and informed. We are committed together to empower our youth, strengthen our neighborhoods, and provide life-enriching programs for a beautiful, livable community.

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Youth 0-5

Upcoming Events

City of Sacramento Community Center Halloween Drive-thru Events

Community Center Drive-Thru Events- Oct. 15th-30th (PDF)

Leisure Courses

  • Kidz Love Soccer (Click on link to left for more information and schedules)
    Summer & Fall Virtual Classes at $46
    • Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer 2-3.5
    • Tot-soccer 3.5-4 
    • Pre-soccer 4-5

    Kidz Love Soccer virtual programs are 30-minute classes presented over the Internet. Participants join class using the ZOOM meeting client and connect through any web browser. No equipment is provided or required to participate*. To ensure the security of the class, each week families are emailed a secure code they need to log into the class. In the security email they'll also receive a list of common household items they'll use in class.*Optional Starter Kits Available at: https://kidzlovesoccer.scoresports.com/ For families that want sporting equipment, we have arranged for an optional starter kit available from Score Sports. There is an additional cost for this optional kit and it's shipping. It is not required to participate in our virtual classes.

Activities/Games

Recycled Art

Activities from other Sources

Activities on Video

Arts, Crafts, & Education

COLORING & ACTIVITY SHEETS

PARENT/GUARDIAN RESOURCES

Physical Activity

Youth K-6

How to Make Slime

 

Upcoming Events

City of Sacramento Community Center Halloween Drive-thru Events

Community Center Drive-Thru Events- Oct. 15th-30th (PDF)

Leisure

Kidz Love Soccer (Visit link to the left for more information, including schedules) 

  • Summer & Fall Virtual Classes at $46
    • Pre-soccer: Age 4-5
    • Soccer 1: Age 5-6
    • Soccer 2: Age 7-10

Kidz Love Soccer virtual programs are 30-minute classes presented over the Internet. Participants join class using the ZOOM meeting client and connect through any web browser.
No equipment is provided or required to participate*. To ensure the security of the class, each week families are emailed a secure code they need to log into the class. In the security email they'll also receive a list of common household items they'll use in class. *Optional Starter Kits Available at: https://kidzlovesoccer.scoresports.com/
For families that want sporting equipment, we have arranged for an optional starter kit available from Score Sports. There is an additional cost for this optional kit and it's shipping. It is not required to participate in our virtual classes.

Activities/Games

Recycled Art

Activities from other Sources

Activities on Video

Virtual Tours and Live cams

Aquariums & Zoos

Destination Sites & Art Galleries

Arts, Crafts & Education

COLORING & ACTIVITY SHEETS

PARENT/GUARDIAN RESOURCES

Books

  • ZIP Books (Free Brand new books shipped to your house / only have to return them to the library when they reopen) (Sacramento Public Library) (All you need is a Library card)

  • ZIP Books if you are not in Sacramento County - Click on this map to see if the libraries in your area take part in this program)

Expanded Learning Resources: Diversity, Access, and Equity

Physical Activity

Baseball/Softball

  • MLB @ Home
    Need something fun to do while at home? Your favorite baseball teams have you covered. Lots of MLB teams are posting games, coloring pages and more to help keep young baseball fans busy. Check out these baseball-themed activities from MLB and teams around the league. MLB Games and Activities

Basketball

Exercise Games and Activities

  • BOKS
    With many schools being closed and kids at home, BOKS has many games and activities to keep young people active and happy during this difficult time. Anxiety is at an all-time high and one of the best ways to reduce stress in young people and adults is to get exercise– here are some free and accessible resources that can be done at home.
    BOKS Games and Activities

Football

  • NFL @ Home
    Keeping active while social distancing is an important part of staying home and staying strong. With Prepare to Play virtual videos, training for ages 14 and up can be done anywhere at home and without much equipment — all you need is a little space and some determination. Check back weekly for new videos. 
    NFL@Home Training videos

Recess

  • Recess at Home
    Recess at home. Young people need play to stay active and engaged. We want to share our expertise to help keep kids engaged in play during this challenging time.
    PlayWorks Recess at Home

Skateboarding

Skateboarding Cont.

  • Programs

Soccer

Yoga

Science at Home

Teens

Trick Shot Challenge 

 

more opportunities to get Outside

Looking for some activities and adventure for you and the family? Get out and explore the best trails in Sacramento, and nearby Cities. Trails vary from beginner to expert, so all can enjoy the breathtaking scenery that awaits.

Books

  • ZIP Books (Free Brand new books shipped to your house / only have to return them to the library when they reopen) (Sacramento Public Library) (All you need is a Library card)

  • ZIP Books if you are not in Sacramento County - Click on this map to see if the libraries in your area take part in this program)

Diversity, Access, and Equity

Upcoming Events

Activities/Crafts

College

College Tours

Workforce development

Cooking at Home

Food Project "How to" Videos & Recipes:

Mental Health

Physical Activities

Basketball

Football

  • NFL @ Home
    Keeping active while social distancing is an important part of staying home and staying strong. With Prepare to Play virtual videos, training for ages 14 and up can be done anywhere at home and without much equipment — all you need is a little space and some determination. Check back weekly for new videos. 
    NFL@Home Training videos

Baseball/ Softball 

  • MLB @ Home
    Need something fun to do while at home? Your favorite baseball teams have you covered. Lots of MLB teams are posting games, coloring pages and more to help keep young baseball fans busy. Check out these baseball-themed activities from MLB and teams around the league.
    MLB Games and Activities

Fitness

  • PlayWorks
    Recess at home. Young people need play to stay active and engaged. We want to share our expertise to help keep kids engaged in play during this challenging time.
    PlayWorks Recess at Home

  • BOKS
    With many schools being closed and kids at home, BOKS has many games and activities to keep young people active and happy during this difficult time. Anxiety is at an all-time high and one of the best ways to reduce stress in young people and adults is to get exercise– here are some free and accessible resources that can be done at home.
    BOKS Games and Activities

Skateboarding

Soccer

YMCA

City of Sacramento Videos

Resources

Science at Home

Virtual Tours and Live cams

Aquariums & Zoos

Destination Sites & Art Galleries

Youth Workforce Development Program

Adults

HOW TO MAKE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR "COCKTAIL" VIDEO

  

Upcoming Events

City of Sacramento Community Center Halloween Drive-thru Events

Community Center Drive-Thru Events- Oct. 15th-30th (PDF)

Activities at City Facilities

Pickleball in two locations

 

opportunities to get Outside

Looking for some activities and adventure for you and the family? Get out and explore the best trails in Sacramento, and nearby Cities. Trails vary from beginner to expert, so all can enjoy the breathtaking scenery that awaits.

More Physical Activity Resources

  • American Heart Association Health and Fitness
    Heart healthy fitness, inspiration and resources to help you lead a healthy lifestyle and stay active. 

  • Get Active
    A basic overview of how regular physical activity promotes mental and physical health! Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving.

  • What's Your Move - Adult (PDF)

  • Guide to Physical Activity
    Examples of moderate-intensity amounts of physical activity, common chores, and sporting activities.

  • Exercise and Physical Activity
    Find tips on how to fit exercise into your daily life safely and get motivated to get moving! A comprehensive guide to getting started, workout equipment, fitness tracking, and the different types of exercise.

  • Play with Heart
    Description: Join our one of our community partner’s Street Soccer USA, as they review some exercises to do at home to stay in shape.

  • YMCA Health and Fitness
    Health and Fitness videos for the whole family to keep you active and moving.

Mental Health

National Water Safety Month

Printable Resources

Parent/Guardian Resources

Books

  • ZIP Books (Free Brand new books shipped to your house / only have to return them to the library when they reopen) (Sacramento Public Library) (All you need is a Library card)

  • ZIP Books if you are not in Sacramento County - Click on this map to see if the libraries in your area take part in this program)

Expanded Learning Resources: Diversity, Access, and Equity

Wellness:

Activities

city of sacramento Videos

Safety and Outdoor Videos

"How to Make..." Videos

Food Project "How to" Videos & Recipes:

Gardening

Virtual Tours and Live Cams

Aquariums & Zoos

Destination Sites & Art Galleries

Cooking at Home

Food Project "How to" Videos & Recipes:

Water Safety Links

Want to become a Water Guardian? Click here to take the quiz! 

Older Adults

 

Upcoming Events

City of Sacramento Community Center Halloween Drive-thru Events

Community Center Drive-Thru Events- Oct. 15th-30th (PDF)

Activities at City Facilities

Pickleball in two locations

 

Outdoor Opportunities

Looking for some activities and adventure for you and the family? Get out and explore the best trails in Sacramento, and nearby Cities. Trails vary from beginner to expert, so all can enjoy the breathtaking scenery that awaits.


Power to Improve

Hart Senior Center is a part of the City of Sacramento's
Department of Youth, Parks, &Community Enrichment
(better known as YPCE or Yippsy), once known simply as
"Parks & Rec". YPCE is updating its Master Plan to guide
us in identifying and carrying out the community’s vision
and priorities for services over the next 20 years!

  • Using a combination of professional expertise and
    public input, the Master Plan will help Sacramento
  • Provide equitable and accessible parks and
    recreation opportunities
  • Evaluate and improve park conditions
    and maintenance
  • Expand recreation and community enrichment
    programs to better serve all residents
  • Support and empower youth in our communities
  • Taking this short survey is your opportunity
    to let us know what's important to you: Survey Link

Sacramento COVID RELIEF Digital Equity Response

 Digital Resources are Available at No Cost

Apply to receive internet services or a computer
Don't let the pandemic put you out of touch. You may qualify to receive internet services, computers and digital training at no costs if you are eligible for public assistance programs and live in the City of Sacramento. Stay connected while ensuring the safety of yourself and others.
Call 211 or visit: SacramentoCOVIDRelief.org/Digital to apply and learn more

"Great Plates Delivered”

An exciting new program is underway for Sacramento seniors through a partnership between the City of Sacramento and local restaurants. Great Plates Delivered, funded by FEMA and the City of Sacramento, provides home delivered restaurant meals to seniors sheltering at home during the COVID19 pandemic. Most seniors in the city qualify. Get all the details here.
 

2020 Census

 Our Community, Our Country, Our Census

Taking the 9-question #2020Census TODAY online, by phone, or mail is easy, safe, confidential, and it ensures our communities have our fair share of resources and representation for the next ten years. We can't let anyone be undercounted!

 Visit www.my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 TODAY. #NorCalCensus 

 

 

Health

Flu Season Coming Soon

Flu Season Coming Soon

While getting a flu shot is always advisable, during the COVID-19 pandemic it's vitally important. Medical experts advise that everyone over 6 months old receive a shot as early as possible, starting in late September. 

Vaccines are readily available at many locations throughout Sacramento. However, due to the risks of social interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's wise to contact your personal doctor for advice on the best strategy for you. In addition to getting vaccinated at your doctor's office, here are some additional options in Sacramento: 

Pharmacies - all major chain pharmacies are providing flu shots, most with both walk-in and appointment options. For information and to make appointments, go to the pharmacy's website. 

Kaiser South has daily drive-up clinics 9am - 5pm, September 24 - November 27 for members. Other Kaiser facilities also provide flu shots; call or check the Kaiser website for details. 

Sacramento County Flu clinics are being held at many locations, starting September 26. 
To view the 2020 Sacramento County free flu clinic schedule click HERE

Make a plan now on where and when you'll get vaccinated; it's more important than ever this year!

Falls Prevention Awareness

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things, 
but one thing is still the same… 
Falling is NOT a Normal Part of Aging. 
Take the First Step to Prevent a Fall. 
RSVP Today! 
                                     
• Check your fall risk at ncoa.org/FallsFreeCheckUp 
• Learn how to stay safe at home and in the community. 

 

Activities

Qi Gong Movement and Meditation
Qi Gong Movement and Meditation

Date: Saturdays - starting September 5th
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Zoom (link will be provided)*
Fee: Free 

Sheng Zhen Qi Gong is a form of gentle Sitting and Standing Movements practiced for thousands of years to exercise joints and muscles which increase core strengthen and balance. The Meditations facilitate a state of well-being and oneness with the universe. The online video conference will be lead by, Jan Polin, a Beijing certified instructor. All levels are welcome.To register please call Hart Senior Center at (916) 808-5462 or use the link or Register online for Qi Gong Movement and Meditation.

 Folk Art (at symbol) Home

Cardinal - Folk Art Holiday Card JOIN FOLKART@HOME EVERY FRIDAY! 

Oct 9, 2020 to Nov 27, 2020 - Each Fri 11:30am to 1pm
If you want to make Friday your fun day, sign up for FolkArt@Home. So good, it’s free! Don’t miss it! Register with the link below or call the Hart Center today to be placed on our mailing list.

Hand-crafted Holiday Cards

This year it’s more important than ever to keep in touch with friends and family. A great way to do that is to make your own personalized holiday cards. Home for the Holidays is a four-part series of art lessons that will show you how to create holiday cards suitable for sending and keeping.

Our subjects will be deer, a Christmas tree, red Cardinal in the snow and Poinsettia. These free art lessons will be emailed to you on four successive Fridays in November – in time for mailing or giving. Suitable to create in a variety of media. Call the Hart Senior Center or click below to sign up today!

Folk Art Registration

 

Books with Hart

Books with Hart Logo

Books with Hart discussions will return on the first Fridays of the month, from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, but with a twist: virtual meetings! Join us October 2nd for our discussion about the novel "Lost Children Archive" by Valeria Luiselli.

“A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona, heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where the ghosts of Geronimo and Cochise might still linger. As the family drives farther west – through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas – we sense they are on the brink of a crisis; a fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, unforgettable adventure – both in the harsh desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.”

Please email contact@saclibrary.org for more information on meeting access and to borrow a copy of the book each month.

 

Virtual Zumba Toning with Kelly (for ages 50+)

Zumba Toning with Kelly (age 50+)

  • Price: $25 for 5 classes
  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesdays, October 13th - November 10th

Location: Zoom video conference (link will be provided)

Zumba with Kelly through Zoom! This virtual class incorporates physical exercises using light Zumba weights and dance steps to the rhythms of Cumbia, Merengue, Mambo, Salsa, Samba and much more. Join us on Zoom to discover how easy and fun losing weight, toning your muscles and getting in shape can be! Beginners are always welcome, this class is for all levels and shapes. 
Course registration fee: $25 for 5 classes 
Class instructions for Zoom will be provided to registrants the day before class starts. 

 

 Hart Senior Center's Virtual Bingo Every Thursday at 1pmVirtual Bingo for Seniors

Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 1 pm
Location: Online - Zoom (link will be provided)

Join us on Zoom for a fun afternoon of Bingo while you stay safe at home! Zoom is an audio and video application that works on smart phones, tablets and computers. Never used Zoom? We'll send you everything you need to know after you sign up to play. Winners will receive prizes.
To sign up, email Laura Argueta, largueta@cityofsacramento.org

 

 

Getting Connected on Zoom

If you haven't yet taken the leap into the world of Zoom, the great online tool for connecting with family, taking classes or even playing games with friends, AARP has made it a little easier. Use the tutorial below for everything you need to know to get connected, and let the fun begin! If after viewing the tutorial you need a little one-on-one assistance to get started, call Hart Senior Center at 808-5462. Video Link.

A special treat for Strength & Balance Students !

Hart Senior Center seems very quiet these days, especially Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings when the center is normally teaming with people who come for Joe Miguel’s Strength & Balance class. Joe’s hoping his students are finding ways to stay fit, but in case you’re having a hard time getting off the couch, we’ve created a video of Joe going through the regular Strength & Balance routine, in his own unique, down-home style.
If you’d like a link to the video, send an email to Linda at LThao3@cityofsacramento.org.

Staying Cool During COVID 19

Sacramento’s typical summer weather is here, and staying cool becomes one of each day’s priorities. This year, of course, brings a new challenge since typical strategies such as going to a cool shopping center or movie theater aren’t advised due to COVID 19 risks.

As older adults, we need to be more careful of overheating and heat stroke because our bodies can’t adjust to high temperatures as well as younger bodies can. And older adults are more likely to be dehydrated, which increases the risk. To help keep you safe and comfortable, we’ve rounded up 10 practical ways to help stay cool indoors.

  1. Drink plenty of cool water throughout the day (don’t wait until you feel thirsty) and avoid alcohol and caffeine.

  2. Eat cooling snacks like popsicle (Tip: catch drips with a cupcake liner), or slightly frozen grapes.

  3. Eat light, cold meals like salad or chicken instead of heavy, hot dishes like roast and potatoes.

  4. Do outdoor activities like gardening and exercising early in the morning.

  5. Place a cool washcloth on the back of your neck and a pan of cool water close by to periodically re-cool the towel.

  6. Sit with feet in a pan of cool (but not too cold) water.

  7. Keep the house as cool as possible by keeping shades closed during the hottest part of the day and turning on the AC before the house warms up too much.

  8. Wear layers of lightweight clothing in light colored cotton so it’s easy to adjust to the temperature throughout the day by removing or adding layers.

  9. Take a cool shower, bath, or washcloth wipe-down. For maximum cooling, keep the water just below body temperature.

  10. If you’re feeling unwell, reach out to your doctor for advice.

More Physical Activity Resources

  • American Heart Association Health and Fitness
    Heart healthy fitness, inspiration and resources to help you lead a healthy lifestyle and stay active. 

  • Get Active
    A basic overview of how regular physical activity promotes mental and physical health! Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving.

  • What's Your Move - Adult (PDF)

  • Guide to Physical Activity
    Examples of moderate-intensity amounts of physical activity, common chores, and sporting activities.

  • Exercise and Physical Activity
    Find tips on how to fit exercise into your daily life safely and get motivated to get moving! A comprehensive guide to getting started, workout equipment, fitness tracking, and the different types of exercise.

  • Play with Heart
    Description: Join our one of our community partner’s Street Soccer USA, as they review some exercises to do at home to stay in shape.

  • YMCA Health and Fitness
    Health and Fitness videos for the whole family to keep you active and moving.

Mental Health

National Water Safety Month

Printable Resources

Parent/Guardian Resources

Books

  • ZIP Books (Free Brand new books shipped to your house / only have to return them to the library when they reopen) (Sacramento Public Library) (All you need is a Library card)

  • ZIP Books if you are not in Sacramento County - Click on this map to see if the libraries in your area take part in this program)

Expanded Learning Resources: Diversity, Access, and Equity

Wellness:

Activities

city of sacramento Videos

Safety and Outdoor Videos

"How to Make..." Videos

Food Project "How to" Videos & Recipes:

Gardening

Virtual Tours and Live Cams

Aquariums & Zoos

Destination Sites & Art Galleries

Cooking at Home

Food Project "How to" Videos & Recipes:

Water Safety Links

Want to become a Water Guardian? Click here to take the quiz! 

All Ages/Family Fun

 

Activities at City Facilities

Pickleball in two locations

 

more opportunities to get Outside

Looking for some activities and adventure for you and the family? Get out and explore the best trails in Sacramento, and nearby Cities. Trails vary from beginner to expert, so all can enjoy the breathtaking scenery that awaits.

ACTIVITIES

Recycled Art

ARTS, CRAFTS, AND EDUCATION

Gardening

city of sacramento Videos

Safety and Outdoor Videos

"How to Make..." Videos

Food "How to..." Videos

How to Make Ice cream

Cooking at Home

CRAFTS/GAMES

Mental Health

Physical Activity Resources

YMCA Health and Fitness
Health and fitness videos for the whole family to keep you active and moving.

Virtual Tours and Live cams

Aquariums & Zoos

Destination Sites & Art Galleries

Older Adults with Dementia

Triple-R Virtual Activities and Resources

Triple-R at Home

TRIPLE-R AT HOME: FUN ONLINE SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

We are now a solid eight months into the coronavirus pandemic and we know people are wanting to be more social again. We have a safe and fun way to connect with others. Come experience the camaraderie of Triple-R by participating in our virtual meetups where we play games, laugh, exercise and have fun together. To see a sample of the type of activities offered, view the schedule for November 2020 below.

The City of Sacramento's Older Adult Services division operates Triple-R Adult Day Centers which provide socialization, recreation, and personal care for seniors with dementia while their family caregivers take a break or go to work. Because of COVID-19, Triple-R has moved its social activities online, providing both live and “on demand” virtual opportunities for people with dementia.

LIVE CLASSES VIA ZOOM Monday-Friday

11:00am-12:00pm via Zoom

(plus “on demand” videos to be watched anytime)

 Fee: First session free after brief orientation, $40 per month, provides access to all sessions. All activities are appropriate for people with dementia. Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 11:00am via Zoom online.

 See below for Caregiver Connection activities on Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information on how to participate, please contact Misa Takagi at  mtakagi@cityofsacramento.org.

 

Exercise Classes

  • 10/26-Resistance Bands
  • 11/2 & 11/9- Cardio Fun
  • 11/16- Yoga Stretches
  • 11/23- Dumbbell Exercises
  • 11/30- Resistance Band Fitness 

Bingo!
Classic Bingo! 10/30, 11/6 & 11/20 
Special Edition Thanksgiving Bingo on 11/24

  • 11/13 Pet Therapy

  • 11/17 Music Therapy

Special Events

  • 10/28- Movie Screening (movie TBA)
  • 10/29- Spooky Places Tour- Wear a costume for a day of virtually exploring haunted locales
  • 11/3- Dia de los Muertos Celebration
  • 11/5- Virtual Tour of France
  • 11/10- Veteran Appreciation and Marines Birthday Celebration
  • 11/12- Attend a Triple-R Art Gala (fancy hats welcome!)
  • 11/19- World Television Day- explore iconic American TV shows
  • 11/25- Movie Screening (TBA)

Caregiver Connection

Caregivers need to have fun too!

  • 10/9, 10/23, 10/30 Nature Journaling and Discussion
  • 11/4 - Beginning Origami- all skill levels welcome
  • 11/13 - Support Group (for details see below under Mental Health and Caregiver Resources)
  • 11/18 - Caregiver Café- Meetup with folks who understand
  • 11/6 & 11/20 Nature Journaling and Discussion

Caregiver Education

We are now several months into staying at home due to COVID-19. If you are finding it frustrating to communicate with loved one, need some tips on how to make things easier at home or just want to talk to other people who are in the same situation as you are, we have resources for you!

Webinars

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center: Caregiver Survival Series
Five Week Commitment: 
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center: Joyful Moments Series- starts October 9th

When caring for an older adult, especially one who has a chronic condition or memory impairment, how do you keep them stimulated and keep their spirits up? As the pandemic limits opportunities to go outside of the house, how do you attend to your own well-being as you care for your loved one? In this seven-week series, join activity specialists from the Hummingbird Project as they teach you tips and tricks for engaging your loved one in a variety of hands-on activities that promote socialization, physical and spiritual wellness, and creative expression. Not only will your loved one benefit from these guided sessions, but you will, too! As part of this program, you will receive your own set of Joyful Moments cards with detailed instructions for each activity along with specially curated supplies. Rediscover the joy of being together as you build some beautiful memories. Sign up Now as space is limited. 

MENTAL HEALTH AND CAREGIVER RESPITE RESOURCES

Monthly Online Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Support group meetings provide education and emotional support so that caregivers do not feel alone, especially during this unprecedented time. Those providing care for their loved ones with dementia have a wealth of experience to share with each other and can also look to each other for support and advice. 

During the COVID-19 outbreak, all support group meetings have moved to phone and online check-ins. The monthly support group facilitated by Triple-R Program Coordinator, Chantell Albers, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association is now offered by phone. The meeting takes place the second Friday of every month from 11a.m.-12p.m. To register for this free service, please contact Denise Davis at ddavis1@alz.org.

24/7 Alzheimer’s Association Helpline

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

Friendship Line California

This is a toll-free line that provides emotional support to older Californians facing loneliness, isolation and anxiety. The number is 1-888-670-1360.

Respite Support

If you need in-home respite, please contact our community partner, Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center at (916) 728-9333 for more information about how you can receive additional help while you are providing care for a loved one at home.

People with Disabilities

Access Leisure Calendar Virtual Activities 

OCTOBER ACTIVITIES:

NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES:

Book Club

PARENT AND CARE PROVIDER CHAMPION GROUP: 
GRATITUDE AND FLOW

 


 

Web page version access leisure activities 

OCTOBER Free Activities

GET FIT (OCTOBER) – WEDNESDAY VIRTUAL WORKOUT!

Wednesday, October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
5:30pm – 6:00pm
Zoom Link: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/98993932701
Meeting ID: 98993932701
Phone: 1(669) 900-6833
Join us for 30 minutes of indoor exercise via Zoom! These sessions will focus on stretching, breathing, cardio, and strength conditioning. Use the Zoom link to log in at 5:30pm. All exercises can be taken at your own pace and can be completed while standing, seated on a mat, seated in a chair… or all the above! Our goal is to provide some time for socializing, movement and fun! 

FITNESS FRIDAYS

Friday, October 9th & 23rd 
11:00am – 11:30am
Zoom Link: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/91382750821
Meeting ID: 91382750821
Phone: 1(669) 900-6833
Join us for 30 minutes of indoor exercise via Zoom! These sessions will focus on stretching, breathing, cardio, and strength conditioning. These Friday morning exercise sessions will review similar workouts to the Wednesday Get Fit sessions. Each session will be unique based on the strengths of the attendees. Exercises can be completed while seated or standing… or both!

YOGA

Monday, October 12th & 26th
4:00pm – 4:45pm
Zoom Link: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/97960985172
Meeting ID: 97960985172
Phone: 1(669) 900-6833
Let’s exercise, relax, breathe and learn together with our yoga instructor. Use the Zoom link to log in at 4:00pm. Our yoga instructor will guide us through some basic yoga. You may participate while seated or standing. Mats are awesome too! Great for all experience levels!

TRIVIA: ANIMAL EDITION!

Friday, October 16th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Zoom Link: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/96749352652
Meeting ID: 96749352652
Phone: 1(669) 900-6833 
Let’s test our knowledge on the animal kingdom. This month’s Trivia game will be all about animals! You won’t want to miss this fun-filled hour. This game will have a great variety of some easier and some more challenging questions.

FREEZE DANCE

Monday, October 19th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Zoom Link: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/96279816521
Meeting ID: 96279816521
Phone: 1(669) 900-6833
Freeze Dance has been a staff and participant favorite, we hope you’ll join us for the fun! Use the Zoom to log in at 4:00pm. Staff will lead a fun-filled hour of Freeze Dance for all to enjoy! Can’t log in? Call in instead. 

MORNING MEDITATION

Tuesday, October 20th 
10:00am – 10:30am
Zoom Link: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/96803304301
Meeting ID: 96803304301
Phone: 1(669) 900-6833
Meditation is a great way to start the day, let’s practice together. Join us for a quiet and calm morning of meditation and mindfulness. Please note that staff will not allow late arrivals from the waiting room after 10:05am in an effort to keep this Zoom session as focused as possible. No prior experience needed. Tuesday, October 20th.

CINEMA AT HOME

Tuesday, October 27th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Zoom Link: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/91990673062
Meeting ID: 91990673062
Phone: 1(669) 900-6833
Grab the popcorn, let’s watch a movie together from home! Use the Zoom to log in at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring along some tasty snacks… or dinner! Please plan to be “muted” for most of this activity. This month’s theme… Halloween! The movie selection will be announced the day of the event. See you there!    

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY

Friday, October 30th
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Zoom Link: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/96020213542
Meeting ID: 96020213542
Phone: 1(669) 900-6833
Let’s dance! Join us for an hour of fun music as we get the weekend started! Use the Zoom link to log in at 6:30pm. We’ll play a variety of fun dancing and Halloween themed music! Can’t log in? Call in instead.

PARENT AND CARE
PROVIDER CHAMPION GROUP:
GRATITUDE AND FLOW 

Monday, November 9th
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Zoom Link: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/92513979668
Meeting ID: 92513979668
Phone: (669) 900-6833

Purpose: While we all navigate these challenging times; Access Leisure staff would like to provide time for parents, family members and care providers of Access Leisure participants to come together to discuss topics as needed. These sessions are meant to be an open discussion and a time to discuss any challenges you are having as well as a time for us to assist you in finding the resources you and your family may need to continue to be healthy at home.

This month we will focus on gratitude and flow. The session will have time for open discussion, questions and collective brainstorming to work on challenges and to share resources.
Future topics may include at-home leisure activities, mental health needs, quality of life, discussion of additional local resources, and more. Your needs will steer the conversation. Depending on interest, we may seek out guest speakers who can further assist us with topics that affect us all. We hope you find this time to be useful and fulfilling. In the future, this will be a great framework to build from as we develop in-person community support groups which go beyond the current Covid-19 situation.
Note: 
these sessions are truly meant for families, parents, and care providers. Please avoid bringing your children or participants into these sessions if possible. We are hopeful that this will be a “safe space” of expression. Conversations will not be recorded and will remain confidential amongst those in attendance. Thank you for your understanding and participation.

Free! Use the Zoom link, just above, to log in at 6:00pm. We will take a few minutes to make sure everyone has logged on. Then we will have introductions as needed and start our conversation. Thank you for attending!

NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES with
$30 MONTHLY FEE REGISTRATION:

(for activities listed below)

We are hopeful that as many of you as possible will sign up for monthly programming. If $30 for a month of Zoom programs is problematic for you financially, please call or email us and we will work with you to find a solution. 

(916) 808-7970 or heverett@cityofsacramento.org

November monthly Zoom fee = $30 per participant (this fee will give you access to ALL of the Zoom activities in the calendar above - except for Paint & Sip which requires a separate fee). 
Fees will not be reduced if you sign up after November has started. However, you are welcome to join us any time during the month once you have registered. 
Activity #: 14972 Registration window: 10/13/2020 - 11/25/2020 

  • Register online
  • Register over the phone: Heather, (916) 808-7970 or 
  • The registration office: (916) 808-6060. Cash and checks are not accepted at this time.

Most City staff are working remotely. If you are unable to reach us directly, please leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and reason for your call and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Staff will check roster signups every business day. Zoom information will be provided accordingly. 

MORNING MEDITATION

Tuesday, November 3rd & 24th 
10:00am – 10:30am
Meditation is a great way to start the day, let’s practice together. Sessions will vary and can include a variety of Tai Chi, guided meditation and solo meditation with nature sounds and peaceful music. Join us for a quiet and calm morning of meditation and mindfulness. Please note that staff will not allow late arrivals from the waiting room after 10:05am in an effort to keep this Zoom session as focused as possible. No prior experience needed. See November Activities message above regarding online registration.

GET FIT – WEDNESDAY VIRTUAL WORKOUT!

Wednesday, November 4th, 18th & 25th 
5:30pm – 6:00pm

Join us for 30 minutes of indoor exercise via Zoom! These sessions will focus on stretching, breathing, cardio, and strength conditioning. Use the Zoom link to log in at 5:30pm. All exercises can be taken at your own pace and can be completed while standing, seated on a mat, seated in a chair… or all the above! Our goal is to provide some time for socializing, movement, and fun!  See November Activities message above regarding online registration.

YOGA

Monday, November 9th & 30th 
4:00pm – 4:45pm 

Let’s exercise, relax, breathe and learn together with our yoga instructor.
Our yoga instructor will guide us through some basic yoga. You may participate while seated or standing. Mats are awesome too! Great for all experience levels!  See November Activities message above regarding online registration.

FITNESS FRIDAYS

Friday, November 13th & 20th 
11:00am – 11:30am

Join us for 30 minutes of indoor exercise via Zoom! These sessions will focus on stretching, breathing, cardio, and strength conditioning. These Friday morning exercise sessions will review similar workouts to the Wednesday Get Fit sessions. Each session will be unique based on the strengths of the attendees. Exercises can be completed while seated or standing… or both!  See November Activities message above regarding online registration.

NAME THAT TUNE

Thursday, November 5th 
4:00pm – 5:00pm

This month’s Name that Tune will feature a wide variety of songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today!
Join us for a fun and competitive hour of Name that Tune! Staff will lead teams of participants through an awesome hour of groovy tunes! Guess the song title or band name correctly to earn a point for your team!  See November Activities message above regarding online registration.

CINEMA AT HOME

Tuesday, November 10th 
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Grab the popcorn, let’s watch a movie together from home! Feel free to bring along some tasty snacks… or dinner! Please plan to be “muted” for most of this activity. This month’s theme… friendship! The movie selection will be determined the day of the event.  See November Activities message above regarding online registration.

DANCE PARTY!

Friday, November 13th 
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Let’s dance! Join us for an hour of fun music as we get the weekend started! Use the Zoom link to log in at 5:00pm. We’ll play a variety of fun dancing music.  See November Activities message above regarding online registration.

JOKES, POETRY & ART

Monday, November 16th
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Be sure to bring along your favorite non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy while we share our favorite jokes, poetry, and art. Join us to share your favorite jokes, poetry and/ or art! You can choose to share something original or one of your favorites that has been created by someone else. If you would like to share jokes, poetry or art, please email Heather by Friday, November 13th. All shared pieces must be preapproved. Email: heverett@cityofsacramento.org. In addition to sharing, we will take some time to create our own acrostic poems. Supplies needed: paper or something to draw on and something to draw with (pencils, markers, pens, crayons, etc.). Technological devices may be utilized in place of paper/ art supplies.  See November Activities message above regarding online registration.

 


 

separate fee-based activities

OCTOBER FEE-BASED ACTIVITIES:

VIRTUAL PAINT & SIP

PUMPKIN DECORATING

Registration can be taken over the phone (with a credit or debit card). Please call the Heather Everett (Program Coordinator) between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday (916) 808-7970. If you are unable to reach Heather, please call Jenny Yarrow (Program Supervisor) between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday (916) 808-6017. Please leave a message with your name and phone number if you are directed to voicemail. Staff will return your call as soon as possible to process the payment. We will need your participant name, card number and card expiration date to process your payment.


NOVEMBER FEE-BASED Activities 
(separate from $30 montly fee)

NOVEMBER VIRTUAL PAINT & SIP 

Thursday, November 19th 
7:00pm – 8:30pm

This event requires separate registration.* Details are on the next page of this document. 
$15 per person includes staff time, a canvas, paintbrushes, and paint for the activity. 
Activity date & time: 11/19/2020 at 7:00pm

  • Activity #: 14971 Registration window: 10/13/2020 - 11/16/2020
  • Register online 
  • Register over the phone: Heather, (916) 808-7970 or directly to the registration office, (916) 808-6060

BOOK CLUB - $10.00, duration of sessions

Wonder, by R.J., Palacio
Thursdays from 4:00pm – 4:45pm
First date: Thursday, December 3rd
Acitivity #: 14996 - Register Online 
(We will skip 12/24 & 12/31 and come back on 1/7/2021)
$10.00 for the duration of the sessions

Program Details:

This program requires prior registration. The final week will be a two hour session to accommodate the full movie version of the book. Anticipated last date of this session: 1/28/2021. 

Wonder is a novel about a young boy who is not only navigating childhood, family and friend drama and the ups and downs of school… he lives with a facial difference called Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS). This book is said to be a “page turner” and it is full of amazing life lessons and laughs. The movie version of this book features Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. 

This group is great for all abilities. Join us just to listen or to follow along in the book with us. We are publicizing this group early in hopes that everyone who would like to get a copy of the book has time to do so. Audio books and eBooks are also great!

 


 

More Information

ACCESS LEISURE YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK

Looking for more activities and videos? Access Leisure posts activity suggestions and videos on YouTube and on Facebook. Be sure to follow our pages!
YouTube: https://bit.ly/AccessLeisureHome
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/accessleisure

Zoom Information:

We hope to be able to meet in person for activities and programs soon. In the meantime, virtual programming is a great way to enjoy activities and have some fun while we are apart. 
What you will need: internet connection + a Zoom account + a smart phone, laptop, tablet, or a desktop computer. 

  • What you will need: internet connection + a Zoom account + a smart phone, laptop, tablet, or a desktop computer.
  • To create a Zoom account, go to this link: https://zoom.us/
  • If you do not want to create a Zoom account or do not have access to internet and a device you can still join these activities by phone.

All Zoom meeting links, meeting IDs and Zoom phone number will be provided after you have registered for the monthly Zoom sessions and/ or Paint & Sip. Staff will check rosters daily and provide Zoom information accordingly. Please do not share your Zoom links and meeting IDs with anyone. Zoom information is provided only to registered participants. Thank you!

If you would like additional assistance setting up your Zoom account, you may email Heather at heverett@cityofsacramento.org for assistance.
For Monthly Calendar via Email contact: JYarrow@cityofsacramento.org

SOCIAL MEDIA

Additional at-home activity ideas and wellness tips:

  • Keep up with routines
  • Stay in touch with friends, family members, and coworkers by phone, email, and video chat
  • Eat well
  • Drink lots of water
  • Be sure to get enough sleep
  • Email Access Leisure for activity suggestions
  • Follow Access Leisure on Facebook at @Accessleisure for activity ideas and to stay in touch with fellow participants and staff
  • Exercise daily
  • Keep up with hobbies; e.g. art, talking to friends, watching movies, listening to music, etc.
  • Reach out if you need assistance
  • Take walks with people you live with
  • Laugh – read jokes, watch a funny movie

Community Notes

2020 Census and People with Disabilities

Participation in the 2020 census by people with disabilities and older adults will help make sure that our communities receive their rightful share of federal resources and that we are fairly represented in Congress. Here is a link that you can visit to get more info.
https://disabilitycounts2020.org/

Youth Voice & Choice Survey

VOICE & CHOICE SURVEY

Are you a youth 12-24 years old?If so, you are being encouraged to please take a moment to complete this survey.YOUR feedback is important to us! Due to the COVID-19 and stay at home orders, we are working together to create more virtual opportunities and activities for youth.

We want to hear YOUR Voice and Choice! 
Link to survey on SurveyMonkey