Energizing the Lives of Seniors in Perry Hall, MD

All Baltimore County Department of Aging Senior Centers are closed from January 10-28, 2022.  

Online Classes, Programs & Resources 

Check out the Course Guide for details on all classes offered.

Interested in one the classes listed below?  To register fill out form here:

​https://forms.gle/ApVNfVtQtCoW8F63A


Payments for online classes should be sent to:

Seven Oaks Council - 8104 Rose Haven Rd, Baltimore MD 21237.  Checks need to be made payable to Seven Oaks Senior Center.  

We also accept PayPal at www.paypal.me/sevenoakscenter .  When you pay please include what class you registering for and your email address.  


If you need the google doc sent to you please contact e-mail rebert@baltimorecountymd.gov or kmcdonough@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-2101637774789.pdf 


Online Classes from Seven Oaks
CORE de Force (on Zoom)
Thursdays 9 a.m. -10 a.m.              Instructor: Karen Kansler
January 6– February 10, 2022 (6 weeks)
Cost:  $21 for the 6 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 lower 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 6 week session.

Watercolor & Ink  (on Zoom)
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Instructor: Alina Kurbiel
January 12– February 16, 2022 (6 weeks)
February 23– April 6, 2022 (6 weeks) No Class 3/23
Cost $25 for each 6 week class. Payable to Seven Oaks Council.
The ink-and-watercolor is a process of drawing lines and painting with watercolor washes to create beautiful pictures. Each session starts by studying reference photographs and drawing simple pencil sketches base on them. Then the lines are added using the water-resistant ink pens. Finally, very loose watercolor washes are applied over the drawings. During this course we paint various subjects as still life, animals and landscape.  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 Portraits of Famous People (on Zoom)
Thursdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.      Instructor: Alina Kurbiel
January 13– February 17, 2022 (6 weeks) No class 9/9
February 24– April 7, 2022 (6 weeks) No class 11/25
Cost: $25 for each 6 week class. Payable to Seven Oaks Council.
Most people find human faces intriguing. Therefore, so many of us think about drawing portraits. Then, we realize that it is not so easy to capture these inherent features that are characteristic of a           particular individual’s look. This is why in this drawing class we will mostly work on our observation skills using famous peoples’ photos. This course is for beginners who always wanted to try    drawing portraits and for more advanced artists who would like to polish their skills. Mediums: graphite pencils or charcoal.  Include your e-mail address when you sign up and we’ll e-mail the link  for the class.

Meditation Instructor: Mickey Fenzel (on Zoom)
Thursdays 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.       
January—March  2022
A regular practice of mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress and improve attention and general wellness. This class will explore these themes and introduce different meditation techniques. A typical 50-minute class will devote approximately 30 minutes to a guided meditation and the remainder to instruction and discussion. The Zoom information is on the sign up book, in the google doc or ask staff for the link. The instructor is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher, Loyola University professor emeritus, and licensed psychologist who has had a regular meditation practice for several years.  


Stay Active at Home with Virtual Programs

While there is no substitute for the social and mental health benefits that older adults receive from attending programs and classes in person at senior centers, there is a safe alternative when attending in person is not possible. The OPAL Center, in partnership many of the senior centers in Baltimore County, offers a variety of programs and classes online through platforms such as Zoom and Webex. It’s very easy to join a class and you just need this Google Link to view the schedule and access the programs. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vHG2iy_cM7O1SW7tpyxCbEVXaVcD7Y4wftkKql_TiRg/edit?usp=sharing 

 
Since the link never changes be sure to bookmark it, save to your reading list, pin it or create a shortcut. If you need help email theopalcenter@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-3654.

If you’d like even more options for online classes go to www.GetSetUp.io/partner/Baltimore and use the code: Baltimore for access to all of their classes for FREE! 



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.


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