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Online Resources for Keeping Active

One problem many of us face is social isolation, especially during social distancing.  Social isolation can cause you to neglect the needed stimulation to stay healthy and happy. With social isolation now becoming the norm, it is important to do everything possible to keep busy and stimulated so you can thrive during this time.

Keeping Bodies Active

Senior Exercises Online

This site has over 25 exercise video clips, each around 5 minutes, all designed especially for people over 60, and they're all free. Exercises focus on strength, flexibility, posture, balance, and more...

Yoga Poses for Beginners

Whether it’s at a yoga studio or community center or in your home, yoga is a great way to gently build your endurance while also fostering a mind-body connection. These poses are a great place to start.

Wheelchair Yoga

Wheelchair users have the opportunity to do yoga to effectively exercise their mind-body that will help relieve stress and lower blood pressure. Being in a wheelchair should not prevent you from being able to participate in and enjoy all of the benefits yoga has to offer.

 


Keeping Minds Active

AARP Arcade

AARP has a whole site devoted to online games. Note: Some do require an AARP membership.

Bergen County Libraries or Passaic County Libraries

Check your library’s free e-books and audiobooks you can borrow without leaving home. Consider joining a virtual book club to connect with others enjoying the same book.

Crazy Games

This site offers a large variety of different games.

EdX

Browse more than 2,500 free courses available with subjects ranging from computer science to arts and humanities to foreign languages, there’s something for everyone.

Google Arts and Culture

Many museums have partnered with Google to bring the Masters to your living room.

MasterClass Live

Learn from the pros. MasterClass Live is currently offering one free streaming class per week.

Metropolitan Opera

Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website.

National Parks

Take a trip to a national park from wherever you are! Many national park sites across the country offer digital tours and experiences that you can access anytime, anywhere. From digitally diving under the sea to watching the cherry blossom trees bloom, there are countless ways to find your park.

National Theatre

The show new plays every Thursday.

Virtual Tours of Museums and Zoos

Many sites are offering free virtual tours of cultural institutions so you can travel without leaving the couch.


Keeping Socially Active

How to Become Tech Savvy in 10 Days

We are surrounded by an array of digital devices, whether its smartphones, social media, tablets, banking machines, or laptops. There’s no avoiding it, so we should learn how to use all these technological advances to make life easier. It’s easy to become tech savvy seniors when you begin to learn more about the technology around you.

Zoom Game Night

Whether you prefer trivia, Bingo, word games, or card games, there's a way to play online.