Friday, March 27, 2020

We have gathered some great activities to do to stay engaged during physical distancing. These virtual tours and activities are a great way to experience new places from the comfort of your own home!

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Ways to Engage Virtually during COVID-19

AgeGuide Programs by County (February 2021):

DuPage County:
Grundy County:
  • Bingocize – call for dates and times!
  • Tai Chi – Fridays at 11 AM
RSVP for these programs by calling Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet at (815) 310-5816
Kane County:
  • Snowman Craft – Wednesday, February 3 at 11 AM
  • Valentine’s Day Party – Wednesday, February 10 at 11:30 AM
  • Valentine’s Love Song Gram – Friday, February 12 at 1 PM
  • Family Storytime – Wednesday, February 17 at 11 AM
  • Fit & Strong – M/W/F 8 week session beginning February 22nd from 8:30-10 Am
  • International Polar Bear Day – Wednesday, February 24 at 11 AM
  • Learn to Podcast – Wednesday, March 3 at 11 AM
  • Build-A-Birdfeeder – Wednesday, March 10 at 11 AM
  • St. Patrick’s Day Party – Wednesday, March 17 at 11:30 AM
RSVP for these programs by calling Senior Services Associates at (847) 741-0404
Kane/Kendall County:
RSVP for these programs by calling Senior Services Associates at (630) 553-5777
Kendall County:
RSVP to these programs by calling Oswego Senior Center at (630) 554-5602
Lake County:
  • Popcorn Worthy Movies – Wednesday, February 3 at 2 PM
  • Sand Hill Cranes Education Class – Thursday, February 25 at 1 PM
  • Chair Yoga – Wednesdays beginning February 3rd at 10 AM
  • Jack Benny: From Waukegan to Hollywood – Friday, February 12 at 10 AM
  • Waukegan & The Underground Railroad – Friday, January 29th at 1 PM
  • Music & Memory – Friday, March 5th at 10 AM
  • Let’s Zoom: Open Practice – February 8 at 1 PM or February 22nd at 10 AM
RSVP to these programs by calling Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Chicago at (847) 740-6708
McHenry County:
Will County:
  • Senior Services of Will County Events Calendar
  • Cooking with Aaron – Friday, February 5 from 1:30-2:30 PM
  • P.A.C.E (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) – Mondays & Fridays from 2-3 PM
  • Active Yoga Class – Tuesdays from February 2 through March 23 from 10-11 AM
  • Tai Chi – Tuesdays from February 2 through April 20 from 10-11 AM
RSVP to these programs by calling Senior Services of Will County at (815) 723-9713
Other Programs:
  • Good Memories Choir weekly sing-a-longs hosted every Wednesday beginning January 27th from 1-2 PM via Zoom. These sing-a-longs are best for those with concerns about their memory and their care partners to sing together. To register, click here.

Virtual Tours: 

Virtual Tours of Buckingham Palace

Panoramic Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China

Anne Frank House Tour

Museums, Art Galleries, Poetry & Performances:

Art Institute, Chicago

Google Arts & Culture: Frida Kahlo

Detroit Institute of Arts

Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums

Metropolitan Opera Offers Free Streams from Live HD Catalog

Kennedy Center Digital Stage

The Louvre Virtual Tour (Paris)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)

Phone-a-Poem: Recordings of Allen Ginsberg & Other Poets

Schaalman Senior Voices Film Library

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

National Museum of Natural History

High Museum of Art (Atlanta)

Aquariums & Zoos:

Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam

Georgia Aquarium Live Cams

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

New England Aquarium

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Smithsonian National Zoo Elephant Cam

Shedd Aquarium

National Aquarium

National Parks: 

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

Northern Lights Web Cam

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

Theme Parks:

Walt Disney World Virtual Tour

Legoland Orlando

Virtual Tours: 

Virtual Tours of Buckingham Palace

Panoramic Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China

Space Exploration: 

NASA Media Library

Curiosity Rover on Mars

Langley Research Center

Glenn Research Center

Support Groups:

AARP Community Connections – Mutual Aid Support Groups

Free Online Courses: 

Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Exercise Classes:

Go4Life – National Institute on Aging

Fitness Blender Total Body Chair Workout

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