Energizing the Lives of Seniors in Perry Hall, MD

Online Classes, Programs & Resources 

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 kyoung@baltimorecountymd.gov or cgonce@baltimorecountymd.gov. 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. 

https://letter-pals.weebly.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciFrVeBFJ3rOClWQ6w3ct9OEQISd6de6GNHxkHOhTR_C0zFg/viewform


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:
Https://seniorplanet.org/coronavirus
Https://seniorplanet.org/online
www.oasiseverywhere.org
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.​​​​


Recorded Zoom Videos for Strength Training with Karen

​FITNESS AND EXERCISE DISCLAIMER - IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS EXERCISE VIDEO OR ONLINE CLASS MAY PRESENT CERTAIN INHERENT RISKS. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN CONCERNING YOUR FITNESS BEFORE PARTICIPATING. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE PHYSICAL EXERCISES OR TRAINING ACTIVITY DEMONSTRATED IN THIS VIDEO OR ONLINE CLASS, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY, ILLNESS, OR DEATH. THROUGH PARTICIPATION, YOU WAIVE ALL CLAIMS AND RELEASE BALTIMORE COUNTY, THE BALTIMORE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AGING, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND VOLUNTEERS FROM ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY OF ANY KIND THAT MAY ARISE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.

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


Jana Long, Our Yoga Teacher has a few online videos:

Copy and paste these links in your browser:

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

  • Walk with Arthritis - https://oaaction.unc.edu/resource-library/living-with-osteoarthritis/wwe/
  • Let's Move with Balance: 30minute Chair exercise class - https://youtu.be/iLqyeVeRHGQ
  • 25 Minute standing workout - https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLwMObYmlSHaPIArTOC4JBZfeuU7LN7KVJ&v=eLClKvN9Qag
  • 20 Minute Indoor Walk with Weights -  https://youtu.be/brOtds0XZ3Y
  • Balance Exercises:  https://youtu.be/EO42oECKtl
  • Arms:  https://youtu.be/7PaxVnTjLUk
  • Legs:  https://youtu.be/JlKRtrWGNFQ
  • Stretches:  https://youtu.be/fNFeNljprBo
  • Core:  https://youtu.be/4a_pCy91HW4
  • How to get up from a Fall:  https://youtu.be/EL1IdespmCY
  • ​If you're in the mood to dance or learn some line dances check out this YouTube Instructional video! 🎶🎵
    https://youtu.be/uZXQuqPnp8g

  • ​Fall Prevention Made Easy With Mary Lewis!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijo-EDRk12o&feature=youtu.be

  • Penny's Pajama Party  Workout - ​https://youtu.be/XRLQxZbTW44
  • Best Lower Back Stretches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm8iSSdU3I0
  • 30 Minute Senior Workout - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASXG
  • 30 Minute Fitness Walk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvEJ5WFk2KE
  • Daily Qigong Routine to help Your Immune System Stay Strong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC9MvsxZrW4
  • Indoor Power Walk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4IH12Piuf4
  • Low Impact Beginner Workout - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0c-4nZjIWQ


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​Free Online and TV Classes from other Organizations Plus Access to the BCPL

  • ​Mandy Katz, one of Giant's in store nutritionist, presents their Nutrition series, several times a year at Seven Oaks. During this time Giant's nutritionist are doing an online series called Nutrition at Noon. Check out their informational videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVH8tm4ZhA4&list=PLox1V4FCuM-eepHE7RgFZFQ0Lk21SKQaT
  • PBS WHUT (with Verizon it's channel 32 or 532) shows different workout programs each morning M- F at 5am, 5:30am, 6am, 10:30am and 11am. There's a variety of workouts including Yoga, Stretch class, Body Electric, Weight Loss and Strengthening, and Sit & Be Fit. 
  • ​​Step by Step acrylic painting on canvas for beginners | moon light night Painting | Tree of Magnolia on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyWM_cH5ZOI&feature=youtu.be
  • Learn some Sign Language with Harford County Park & Recs: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2841/Sign-Language
  • With your library card you can access free materials on the Baltimore County Public Library's website https://bcpl.info/books-and-more/downloadables.html


Entertaining or Motivating Videos  

  • Enjoy "The Great American Song Book" performed in their home by two of our favorite performers at Seven Oaks -
  • Trish and Frank Curreri:​ https://youtu.be/fT-qcixsXFE
  • Inspiring Ted Talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/travis_roy_the_art_of_practicing_gratitude_and_life_s_simplest_pleasures?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
  • ​Ted Talk - How to Create Meaningful Connections While Apart - https://www.ted.com/talks/priya_parker_how_to_create_meaningful_connections_while_apart?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
  • Garden Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kRD6TWUq2A&list=PLBwhoK0hSpr2OLL3m5PKIs5