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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

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

 

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

  

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

 

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.

Caring Neighborhoods

Caring Neighbors Logo

A recent email received from the AARP Foundation announced that this coming Monday, September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day. This certainly is a day to take to heart during the pandemic, a lonely time for many of us. In fact, the Foundation is sponsoring the Good Neighbor Challenge, with great ideas for making sure that isolated neighbors have some connection to the outside world while sheltering at home. AARP Foundation Good Neighbor Challenge

For years, here in Sacramento, our Caring Neighborhoods Program has similarly encouraged residents to make connections with older people who are aging in place in our neighborhoods. Although efforts during the pandemic need to take social distancing into account, many of the strategies laid out on our Caring Neighborhoods Webpage are more important than ever. Check it out!

If you're someone in need of a friendly phone call, let us know. Hart Senior Center staff are concerned about you and would look forward to giving you a call on a regular basis. Let us know by calling Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm | (916) 808-5462.

Health

Health

Sacramento County:
Available Vaccine Appointments!

Available appointments for 65+! Appointments are available today!
You must make an appointment to go to this site. You must be 65+ and be a Sacramento County resident.
Click the following link for this week's appointment: cur.tv/sacramento
Check the link routinely for updates on available appointments in the upcoming weeks.
Location: McClellan Park
This is a Drive-Thru site located in the parking lot adjacent to
3144 Palm, McClellan Park, 95652
For more information check out the Sacramento County Public Health website HERE.

Sacramento County Department of Health 

Vaccines for age 50 and Older

Are you 65 or older? Want to be emailed about COVID vaccine info?

If you live in Sacramento County and are 65 years or older and would like to be emailed about future Sacramento County hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinics, please complete this survey. We also encourage you to reach out to your healthcare provider for additional information regarding how to receive your COVID-19 vaccination.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCPH65andolder

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 on the NCOA Falls Free Check-up page
• Learn how to stay safe at home and in the community. 

Need Money for Groceries? CalFresh Can Help!

CalFresh ( formally called Food Stamps) is an entitlement program which provides money for groceries if you qualify!

Amy Dierlam, CalFresh Outreach Director from River City Food Bank will be presenting on Wednesday, January 20th at 2pm through Zoom Video Conference with the following information:

  • River City Food bank services and distribution locations/hours
  • CalFresh eligibility requirements
  • How to apply and get through the application process
  • How to make the most of your benefits
  • How to stay on CalFresh and make sure you don’t get discontinued
  • The ways River City Food bank staff can assist you with CalFresh!

To Sign Up, please call the Hart Senior Center at (916)808-5462 or Register below.

Registration link

FREE ONLINE TAX ASSISTANCE

Although Hart Senior Center remains closed for in-person operations, resources for tax assistance are available.

AARP Tax-Aide is providing online methods for the preparation of taxes--at no cost. AARP can connect you with a volunteer to assist you or they can connect you with self filing software to prepare and file your own tax returns. For more information visit the AARP Tax Aide page.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is offering appointment only drop-off and online services. Please dial 211 or (916) 845-6758 or visit the web page for further information on available drop off

Part-time Positions Opening at Hart Senior Center

Although the Hart Center has yet to identify a specific date to re-open its doors, we’re gearing up for it. These preparations include recruiting part-time Receptionists to help staff our public counter. If you or someone you know like the idea of working in a fun environment approximately 18 hours, 2 – 5 days per week (we’re flexible!), check out the job postings below. Job responsibilities include welcoming guests, answering telephones, registering people for classes, providing resources to seniors, and recordkeeping.

Please note that two City of Sacramento job classifications – 1) Recreation Aide (Older Adults) and 2) Sr. Recreation Aide (Older Adults) – are utilized to fill the Receptionist positions. Position 1 requires no experience but Position 2 requires experience working in recreational services for seniors. Please apply for both positions, or the one that you meet the qualifications for.

Both positions close Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Below are direct links to job details and application information:

Activities 

Singers with Hart Warm-up

Thursdays from 11:30am-12nn | Starting April 29th for 4 weeks!
With the advent of vaccines, it is time to re-emerge and assert that there is a choir based at the Hart Center. In this short class, we will dust off our vocal chords and begin to “tweet” again. Prior participation in Singers with Hart is not required. We’ll explore what is possible in a virtual space, in joyful anticipation of in-person singing later in the year (fingers crossed!).
Instructor: Christiana Quick-Cleveland
Register Online or contact the Hart Center at 916-808-5462.

 

Qi Gong Movement and Meditation

Qi Gong Movement and Meditation

Free practice sessions starting March 20th for 6 weeks!

Sheng Zhen Qi Gong is a form of gentle Sitting and Standing Movements practiced for thousands of years to exercise joints & muscles, which increase core strengthen & balance. The Meditations facilitate a state of wellbeing & oneness with the universe. The online video conference will be lead by, Jan Polin, a Beijing certified instructor. All levels are welcome.
Register Online or call the Hart Center at (916) 808-5462.
*Zoom Video Conference Link will be sent out to registrants the day before class starts.

2021 Our Life Stories- Virtual Conference

Saturday April 17th from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

We are pleased to announce the Our Life Stories Virtual Writers’ Conference on Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. via Zoom. Sponsored by Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center and Cosumnes River College, a selection of morning and afternoon workshops designed to promote the creation of memoir, along with a panel discussion on publishing, will be followed by a writing activity for all attendees.

The conference features workshops by celebrated authors Lisa Dominguez Abraham, JoAnn Anglin, Dale Flynn, Bob Stanley, Marcus Crowder, and Kate Washington; a panel discussion moderated by Cecily Hastings with Mary Ellen Burns, Dave Covin, and Emmanuel Sigauke; and an interactive writing activity, The Mindful Muse, led by Lesley and Jessilyn Gale. Workshop topics include:

  • New Eyes - “The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at Life: Shifting Perspectives
  • Writing the Garden
  • Seven Ways In: Turning Your Attention to a Writing Prompt
  • Your Life in Context: Adding Insight to Your Story through Research
  • The People in Our Lives: Details Tell Their Story
  • Register online for this year’s conference HERE.
  • Our Life Stories Video

    Please note that registering for your workshop preferences in advance is not necessary; you will have the opportunity to select morning and afternoon workshops the day of the event.

    The virtual conference fee is $20. Registration closes on April 15. A Zoom link for participating in the conference will be emailed to you the week of April 12. A Zoom account is not required for participation.

    Detailed workshop information can be found at: http://www.ourlifestories.org, along with a registration form for download for those preferring to register by sending a check through the U.S. mail.

    We look forward to your participation in this year’s event!

 

Hart Folk Art

FOLK ART @ HOME – AROUND THE WORLD

Pack your artistic bags for a once-in-a-lifetime journey with your tour guide, Marie Taylor.

All Aboard!

We’re heading east … all the way to Poland and Russia to explore their cultures and incredible arts and crafts. Poland is renowned for its colorful embroidery designs, painted boxes, exquisite lace making and paper cutting techniques. In the March 6 issue, we’ll try our hand at embroidery designs.

Russia is famous for lacquerware, decorative painting, nesting dolls, and fabulous Easter eggs. In the March 19 issue, we put on our bunny ears and point an original Easter Egg
– Russian-style.

Fork Art @ Home is a unique art class that is delivered directly to your email address twice a month. Sign up today and join us on our arts and crafts trip around the world.

Register Online or Call the Hart Center at 916-808-5462


NO BAKE-BAKING

No Bake Baking 

Have fun making some yummy treats at home by subscribing to our monthly No-Bake Baking recipes! Every first Thursday of the month, you will receive an email with a recipe and video to make and enjoy a delicious treat!
To sign up, please email Laura Argueta at largueta@cityofsacramento.org

Strength and Balance Instructor

STRENGTH & BALANCE VIDEO!

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.

 

Virtual Zumba Toning with Kelly (for ages 50+) 

Virtual Zumba Toning with Kelly

Tuesdays from 10AM-11AM / April 6th to May 4th from 10am-11am
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. 
Registration Link

 

Life History Writing Group

LIFE HISTORY WRITING GROUP

Tuesdays, 10:30am-12Noon
Interested in stimulating your memory and preserving the tales of your life for generations to come? Join Life History Writing through Zoom! Members of the class meet to write the stories of their lives. Participants write and share a story each week with the class. Encouragement and constructive advice will be provided to writers.
To register, click on the link below or call the Hart Center at 916-808-5462. FREE.

*Zoom Meeting Link will be provided the day before class.*

Life History Registration

BEGINNING SOMATIC MUSCLE RELEASE

Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:30PM-1:30PM (ongoing course)
Beginning Somatic Muscle Release is a form of movement designed to reverse the effects of aging. By making our unconscious movement patterns conscious, we can begin to reverse years of stress and trauma held in the body. All movements are gentle and easeful, done lying on a yoga mat or blanket. Come to re-experience the deliciousness of your own natural movement! 

Linda Eisenman has studied meditation and yoga for over 30 years, and in 2020 studied Hanna Somatic through the Novato Institute. She is endlessly fascinated with the movement of the human body. Her goal is to see every senior citizen supple and conscious in their movements. Call the Hart Senior Center to register for free. 
Course Registration Fee: FREE
*Zoom Meeting Link will be provided the day before class. *
Registration Link

Poetry Writing Workshop

Tuesdays 2PM-3:30PM
Join the Poetry Writing Workshop through Zoom for some poetic inspiration and motivation! The workshop is facilitated by Olga Blu Browne, Sue Daly, and Joyce Odam.
Members are encouraged to share an original poem each week and receive positive comments from others. Call the Hart Senior Center to register for free.
Course Registration Fee: FREE
*Zoom Meeting Link will be provided the day before class.*

Virtual Bingo 11:30 and 1pm

VIRTUAL BINGO FOR SENIORS

Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm (ongoing course)

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
Course Registration Fee: FREE
*Zoom Meeting Link will be provided the day before class.*


Express Yourself Through Writing

EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH WRITING: CREATIVE IMPROV 

Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm 
Creative Improv is writing group that focuses on creative writing using the fine mix of imagination and experience. This type of writing responds to various conceptions of genre, audience, voice, arrangement, and style. This offering prompts its participants to dive into their knowledge about new media literacies, rich rhetorical situations, and the multiple perspectives that are inherent in any writing activity. Come join us through Zoom on Thursdays to share, explore and build on your creative writing! Materials are provided. Call the Hart Senior Center to register for free. 
Course Registration Fee: FREE
*Zoom Meeting Link will be provided the day before class.*

Creative Improv Registration

BOOKS WITH HART

Books with Hart Logo

First Fridays of the Month, 10AM- 11:30AM (ongoing course)
Books with Hart discussions are held on the first Fridays of the month, but with a twist: virtual meetings! Please email contact@saclibrary.org for more information on meeting access and to borrow a copy of the book each month.
Course Registration Fee: FREE
*Zoom Meeting Link will be provided the day before class.*

Technology Help 

TechConnections
Need Technology Help?

Sheltering at home during the COVID pandemic can make for some very lonely days. Not being able to get out to see family and friends is no fun! During this tough time, many people have learned that technology – smart phones, tablets, and computers – can be a lifesaver. Zoom meetups with friends and family and online art classes, book clubs or bingo can all bring a little joy into a long day at home. The possibilities are endless!

But we all know that technology has its challenges. Perhaps you have had a tough time getting your tech devices to do what you would like them to do. Or maybe you would like to try Zoom but are not sure how to get started. If so, the staff at Ethel Hart Senior Center would like to help!

Call Hart Senior Center at 808-5462

Simply tell us what issues with technology you are having, or what you'd like to do with your tech devices at home. We will ask a few basic questions then link you up with a staff person to provide some help over the phone. We look forward to hearing from you!
Course Registration Fee: FREE
*Zoom Meeting Link will be provided the day before class.*

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.

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

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

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. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Triple-R has moved its social activities online, providing both live and “on demand” virtual opportunities for people with dementia. Please see our online offerings for April 2021 below. We are hoping to return to in-person services soon. To find out more about our Triple-R sites or to add your name to our waiting list for service, please contact Misa Takagi at mtakagi@cityofsacramento.org.

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

  • 4/5 Dumbbell Exercise
  • 4/15 Resistance Band Fitness
  • 4/19 Cardio Workout
  • 4/26 Stretch & Flex

Bingo! Every Friday (and more)

  • 4/2 & 4/16 & 4/30 Classic Bingo
  • 4/9 Music Bingo
  • 4/23 Picture Bingo featuring Sacramento

Special Events

  • 4/1 Madlibs
  • 4/6 Creating mosaic clay pots
  • 4/8 Virtual Tour of the Philipines
  • 4/12 Creating a Music Playlist
  • 4/13 Create a Birdhouse
  • 4/14 Virtual Underground Tour of Old Sacramento
  • 4/20 Celebrate National Pet’s Day
  • 4/22 Celebrate National Library Day
  • 4/27 Triple-R Chit-Chat
  • 4/29 Celebrate International Dance Day

Caregiver Connection

Caregivers need to have fun too! Below are fun activities that caregivers can enjoy while also developing friendships with other caregivers!

  • 4/7 Origami
  • 4/21 Caregiver Café
  • 4/28 Movie Screening of My Teacher the Octopus

Caregiver Education

We are now several months into staying at home due to COVID-19. If you are finding it frustrating to communicate with your 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

ANNUAL ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CARE PARTNER EDUCATION FORUM

Take Care to Give Care - Alzheimer's Association Education Forum for Family Care Partners - WEBINAR

Host: Alzheimer’s Association
Date/Time: April 28, 2021 9:30am-12:00pm, online
Fee: FREE but must register
Please join us for a half-day, virtual forum for family care partners caring for persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Learn more about dementia, strategies in communication, and tips on self-care and how to manage isolation.

REGISTER HERE TODAY

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 Monthly Calendar - Virtual activities

Access Leisure Monthly Calendar - Virtual activities

COVID-19

With the current and evolving COVID-19 situation, all Access Leisure structured programs and events (that require participants to physically meet) are postponed. See our virtual activities, listed below .

We hope to resume regular programming as soon as possible. This decision was difficult to make, and for all of us to work together using appropriate measures we hope to protect the health and well-being of our community. Like the rest of the world, we are adapting and responding to new information and changing protocols as needed daily. We realize there is a lot of fear and anxiety out there, but we are a strong and resilient community.

FLYER VERSION ACCESS LEISURE ACTIVITIES  

Book Club

Web page version access leisure activities

Virtual Talent Show

Friday, April 16th at 6:30pm

We hope to see you on Zoom next month for a FREE Virtual Talent Show! Come one, come all!

To sign up to present a talent, please take a couple of minutes to fill out this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JK7HLKB
(Survey also available in the below flyer)

  • Talents must be limited to no more than 5 minutes if possible.
  • Staff, volunteers, and participants are welcome to sign up.
    • The sky is the limit! Talents may include singing, dancing, reading poetry, sharing stories utilizing American Sign Language, playing musical instruments, telling a joke or multiple jokes, sharing visual art, telling a story verbally, and more!
    • If you would like to share something from your computer, such as a short video or a PowerPoint, please send it to us ahead of time.
    • We can help with playing music for talent acts as needed, please indicate that need in your survey response.
  • All talents must be appropriate for all ages.
  • You can sign up to attend as an audience member, you do not have to share if you do not want to 🙂
  • All participants who sign up for April Zoom activities will automatically receive the Zoom details for this event (April activities will be available for registration soon).
  • All participants who want to share a talent must let us know by filling out this survey or by emailing Heather directly. All are welcome, even if you have not been signing up for monthly Zoom activities.

Have questions or need more information? Feel free to email heverett@cityofsacramento.org.

PARENT AND CARE PROVIDER CHAMPION GROUP

We will be meeting on Zoom on Thursday, April 15th at 7:00pm.
Our topic in April is “Dimensions of Wellness.”
This session will be co-facilitated with Alivia Gok, CTRS and Justin Chuong (Recreational Therapy Intern) from the Sacramento State Recreational Therapy Department. Please see the Champion Group Calendar for Zoom log-in information, or email heverett@cityofsacramento.org for additional details. These sessions are free for parents, guardians, family members, and care providers.

Purpose of the Champion Group: 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.

April ACTIVITIES WITH $30 PARTICIPATION FEE

April monthly Zoom fee = $30 per participant (this fee will give you access to ALL of the Zoom activities on the calendar).
Fees will not be reduced if you sign up after April has started. However, you are welcome to join us any time during the month once you have registered. If $30 for the full month is challenging for you financially, please reach out to us. We will work with you to find a solution.
Activity #: 15949
Registration window: 3/16/2021 – 4/28/2021
Register Online Here

Register over the phone:
Heather, (916) 808-7970 (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm)
Cash and checks are not accepted at this time.
Zoom information will be emailed to participants directly.

April Paint & Sip = $15 per person

Activity Date, Time, & Location: Thursday, April 22nd, 7:00pm, Zoom (supplies will be provided)
Activity #: 15951
Registration Window: 3/16/2021 - 4/19/2021
Register Online Here

WELCOME & ZOOM GUIDELINES

Monday, April 5th
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Staff will review expectations for Zoom sessions for the month. These expectations will include basic Zoom etiquette, running through settings, and more. There will also be time to “get to know” everyone in a casual social meeting session. See April Activities message above regarding online registration.

MORNING MEDITATION

Tuesday, April 6th & 27th
10:00am – 10:30am

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 April Activities message above regarding online registration.

ART & WELLNESS

Wednesday, April 7th & 21st
10:00am – 11:00am

In each session we will focus on a topic of self-care and learn together.
April 7th topic: Healthy Eating
April 21st topic: Self-Appreciation – Being Good to Yourself
Supplies: For the second half of the activity, you will need paper and something to draw with (if you choose to follow along with the drawing of the day). If you have colored pencils, markers, crayons, or pastels at home – that would be fantastic. That way you can add in some fun colors. See April Activities message above regarding online registration.

GET FIT – WEDNESDAY WORKOUT

Wednesday, April 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th
5:30pm – 6:00pm

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 April Activities message above regarding online registration.

FITNESS FRIDAYS

Friday, April 9th & 16th
11:00am – 11:30am

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 April Activities message above regarding online registration.

YOGA

Monday, April 12th & 26th
4:00pm – 4:45pm

This basic yoga session is great for all experience levels. You may participate while seated or standing. Mats are awesome too, but not required. See April Activities message above regarding online registration.

CINEMA AT HOME

Tuesday, April 13th
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Feel free to bring along some tasty snacks… or dinner! Please plan to be “muted” for most of this activity. This month’s theme is the Earth (for Earth Day!). The movie selection will be determined the day of the event. See April Activities message above regarding online registration.

SOCIAL HOUR

Monday, April 19th
4:00pm – 5:00pm

We like to stay busy with all of our fun Zoom activities. This session will be all about socializing with friends and staff – just for fun! 😊 Breakout rooms will be utilized for smaller group conversations to occur. See you there! See April Activities message above regarding online registration.

EARTH DAY TRIVIA

Tuesday, April 20th
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us for an hour of trivia on Zoom! Staff will lead us through a trivia game that is all about this awesome planet we live on… Earth! See April Activities message above regarding online registration.

DANCE PARTY

Friday, April 30th
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us for an hour of fun music as we get the weekend started! We’ll play a variety of dancing music for all to enjoy. This is a great event to “dress up” for if you would like. It’s Friday night, let’s dance! See April Activities message above regarding online registration.

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

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

Hello Families and Friends,

As we continue to navigate these difficult and ever-changing times, we have made the following decision to postpone all League Bowling programs at this time. We know that this is a very tough and emotional time for all of us, and your health and well-being is foremost on our minds as we all navigate down this unprecedented path together.

All Bowling programs are cancelled at this time, WE HOPE TO RESUME LEAGUE PLAY NEXT YEAR. 

  • Monday - Pin Pals - Land Park Bowling Center
  • Wednesday - Rock N’ Bowl League – Country Club Bowling Center