Energizing the Lives of Seniors in Perry Hall, MD
Check out the Course Guide for details on all classes offered. Payments for online classes should be sent to:
Seven Oaks Council - 9210 Seven Courts Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236
We hope to have a paypal option set up soon.
If you need the google doc sent to you please contact e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We do not share our Zoom links online or on social media. Please do not post a link when you receive it.
Senior Center Monthly Online Newsletter - https://www.fataonline.com/bulletin/bulletin-2101621960495.pdf
This is the last one and then we will resume individual senior center newsletters in August.
Online Classes from Seven Oaks
CORE de Force (on Zoom)
Thursdays 9-10 am Instructor: Karen Kansler
July 8-Aug 26, 2021 (8 weeks)
$25 for the 8 week class. Payable to Seven Oaks Council
Join this 1 hour core class to tone, stretch, and strengthen the entire core area (upper & lower abs, hips, thighs, buttocks and lower back.
A strong core makes everything you do easier! Having a strong core is important for overall body strength, improved posture and balance and will help prevent low back pain. This class is tailored for all levels. Include your e-mail address when you sign up and we’ll e-mail the link which will be used for the 8 week session.
Watercolor (on Zoom)
Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30 pm Instructor: Alina Kurbiel
June 23-July 28, 2021 (6 weeks)
Cost $25 cash or check payable to Seven Oaks
In this online 6 week, 2-hour class we draw various animals using charcoal, pencils or ink pens. The class is a great opportunity for artists of all levels to polish their drawing skills. During the zoom class participants see the reference photo of an animal and teacher’s painting process at the same time. The class is an interactive session therefore questions and discussion are encouraged. Each class ends with a friendly art critique. Include your e-mail address when you sign up and we’ll e-mail the link which will be used for the 6 week session.
Drawing Class (on Zoom)
Thursdays 11 am– 1 pm Instructor: Alina Kurbiel
June 24-July 29, 2021 (6 weeks)
Cost: $25 for 6 week class. Payable to Seven Oaks Council
During the 6 week, 2-hour watercolor course students paint various subjects: landscape, flowers, buildings, animals and much more. Prior to each class, a photo reference is sent via email so participants have time to study the picture for “values and interest”. During the zoom class participants see the some reference photo and teacher’s painting process at all times. The class is an interactive session therefore questions and discussion are encouraged. Each class ends with a friendly art critique. Include your e-mail address when you sign up and we’ll e-mail the link which will be used for the 6 week session.
The Feldenkrais Method
Wednesdays from 1-2 pm on Zoom
July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11 & 18 Instructor: Marika Hicks
The Feldenkrais Method®, a somatic educational system, teaches people to learn how to move the body out of pain, improve balance, posture and
increase flexibility. This movement based system explores easy, slow, gentle, non habitual movement patterns combined with focused attention.
this is a free class. Check the google doc for the Zoom link or contact staff. If you sign up with your e-mail we’ll send you the link.
Democracy Café (on Zoom)
3rd Monday 1-2:30 pm Moderator - Al Muehlberger
Explore matters related to our democracy in 2021 by using topics selected by the group from suggestions offered by the moderator. There will be open discussion without argument, debate or efforts to persuade anyone to change their point of view. Participants prepare ahead of time for the topic then come together to discuss it and, if willing, explain any particular position they may have. We listen with an open heart and mind to the views of others to better understand relevant current matters and hopefully develop an informed more complete position about our democracy and its functions. Check the google doc for the Zoom link for this free class.
Polish Cookbook - Gosia, our intern from last winter created this cookbook which includes all of the recipes she made live on Facebook back in the spring. You can still the view the cooking demos, Cooking Live with Gosia, by searching the videos posted to our Facebook Page.
Click on the button to download the cookbook.
Free Internet Tablets Becoming Available Soon! Apply Here!
In an effort to connect our members who do not have the technology or internet access to participate in our virtual programs, BCDA has purchased some small tablets from the Living Well Center of Excellence. These tablets have a 2-year data plan, so internet is not required. In addition, they can be used to access all our virtual programs, as well as those of our partners like Get Set Up. They will become the property of the individual at no cost.
If you desire to participate in an online program, but are unable to due to a lack of technology, please complete the form below. You will need to provide some income verification as this gift program is geared to low-income individuals. A staff committee will review the applications and rank the people to receive the tablets as they become available. Priority would go to anyone who wants to take an evidence-based class, but next would be all other online programs. Any questions let us know!
More Free Online Classes
Baltimore County Department of Aging has partnered with GetSetUp to provide FREE interactive online classes to older adults to get equipped with technology and stay connected.
Learn how to use Zoom, your mobile phone or take a class on staying positive! Every class is free to Baltimore County senior center members. Just use the coupon code: BALTIMORE at www.getsetup.io/partner/Baltimore.
Pen Pal Opportunity with Local High School Students
LetterPals is a student-run organization with the goal of providing companionship and support for children in hospitals and senior citizens through letters and penpaling. These students live in Howard County, MD and would love to write to local seniors. If you'd like to participate in the program fill out the google form below.
Comcast/Verizon Channel 25 - BCDA is offering daily classes at 8:25 am on TV !
Monday - Chair Yoga
Tuesday - Power Up Cardio
Wednesday - Strength Training (with our very own Karen Kansler!)
Thursday - Tai Chi
Friday – Zumba
In addition, for more virtual program resources, here are some links that may be of interest:
Senior Planet also has a free technology advice service that can be accessed at 920-666-1959.
Stress? Uncertainty? Grief? Anger? We understand.
While these are perfectly normal reactions to a pandemic, distressing thoughts and emotions can cause problems with our health, relationships, moods and behaviors. These days we really need to be mindful of our minds, understand the brain-behavior relationship and take steps to protect our mental and emotional well-being. Our goal should be to thrive, not just survive, during this pandemic. It is something we can do together.
The Mental Health Association of Maryland’s Older Adults: Vibrant Minds program is pleased to offer “Mind Your Mind Mondays,” a weekly opportunity for older Marylanders to learn about mental health and engage with others around mental wellness
When: Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
New Link Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkcO2oqzkiEtBLhY4x2m8ACz966KvS0iN2
You only need to register once. After you register, Zoom will send you a link that you can use to join us every week.
Nov. 20 - https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/FeJSEvnwZPdTpmKLoBEnTLSZPNevrW8e_0B64UEagMekQdW10A-UjQkWiidwkBRU.jGY57dVG2bHXR7Xe?startTime=1605879000000
Nov 17 - https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Qxxm4lxo2es7Li9dYRgqazSqDx8CqxIdyLmlDElze5IPWh3QfXsYe3EqWK_yyRYj.5jvvRURvFbon5YFy?startTime=1605620681000
Nov. 13 -https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/kyGz1zq_EWaX37r0SlEwDRxtNxXFmcgfLp1mDTk5qyWhPRK-lrg0KkuTwRo8y2k.gAkAZMczBAczmgf4?startTime=1605274832000
July 14- https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/x8t3bOH69HtISavm-EyEfp54Iqv5T6a8hCYer_NfyUZbPo_BCRY9vXYdCSYVuGil
July 21 - https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/-_R8A5fX93hITKfosnyHfawvBZa0eaa803IZ-qcNmB15uTan-1h5ifsaJztACVzi
July 28 - https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/7JdyBYvQyjJLa4nfr1j_ZrQbHYS4T6a8gXUaqKAPzkm4w1FhX6PSC52nmDrFHdBM
Sept. 22 - https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Ff_jbtvVKaaidU7dshR-C-JF_HwWhT9gQWPCDvUXIF7QeIm2Gr0U0MmBSPMUfYZZ.x09nPz-DNOeWeFZw?startTime=1600777708000
Oct. 30- https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/3KWyNrC_lXPqtjBUkKfsvJq-AHnhPqsgSZ30v4xQy8yV4oK866iWpja3jk9tcg_G.vTadt96vSkoPZZzP?startTime=1604061148000
Aug 18 - https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/-ul6LuqrrjlLGpXNuW_5Z_YlRb_4eaa82ygZ_fFfzhuSfiHUjJhLYOkryCyZp_sW?startTime=1597754342000
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https://vimeo.com/358513718 - Chair yoga Sequence
https://www.yogajournal.com/videos/joint-freeing-series - Helps maintain or improve mobility and stability for healthy aging.
Stretch, Balance, and Other Fitness Video Links
Free Online and TV Classes from other Organizations Plus Access to the BCPL
Entertaining or Motivating Videos