Senior Activity Center

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
DUE TO COVID-19

ALL SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES HAVE
BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PER THE GOVERNOR’S DECLARATION.
SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Virtual Field Trips

Museums, National Parks & Must See’s
Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, you can explore hundreds of Museums across the world online. Over 500 museums and galleries around the world to visit so this one could keep you busy for a while!
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en&tab=pop

Take an interactive tour of 4 of America’s National Parks. Pick from Alaska’s Kenai Fjords, Hawaii’s Volcanoes, New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns, Utah’s Bryce Canyon & Florida’s Dry Tortugas or watch them all.
https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/

Visit the world’s largest cave, Son Doong Cave in Vietnam with this interactive tour (don’t forget to turn up the sound).
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news-features/son-doong-cave/2/#s=pano62

Tour the Vatican on this virtual trip to Italy.
http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

Animals and Nature

Check out pandas via the “panda cam” at the Atlanta Zoo. This live cam can keep you up on what the adorable pandas are doing during quarantine.
https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/

For anyone with Facebook, if you follow Brookfield Zoo, they post live videos, photos, or fun facts about their animals daily.

To see some aquatic life choose any of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s live cams, including the sea otter cam (so cute!)
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Explore virtual camping sites via KOA. Sit back and enjoy the mountain view or the costal region depending on the camping trip you decide to take!
https://campthefuture.com/vr.php

Feel like taking a virtual field trip to the Galapagos Islands? Check out this 2-part series form National Geographic:

History

Listen to oral histories at the National Women’s History Museum
https://www.womenshistory.org/resources/general/rosie-riveter-oral-histories

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Virtual tours allows you to take a self-guided tour of select exhibits as well as a few past exhibits that are no longer on display.
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

The American Museum of Natural History is ready to be explored from your home computer.

Virtual Tour

Just for Fun

Ride It’s a Small World at Disney World and find yourself singing the song all day long.

Visit Sea World and ride the Mako roller coaster
https://www.visitorlando.com/en/things-to-do/virtual-tours/seaworld-orlando

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Chair Yoga includes a variety of stretches, poses and meditations that you can do from home. There is a whole series of Chair Yoga activities on YouTube. Grab a kitchen on folding chair and you are ready to go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TUazg8lu9o&list=PL37A644F3BFE764A1 (Temporarily Unavailable)

If Yoga is not your thing here are some other great videos, we found to keep you moving

Morning Stretch Sequence


Standing Pilates


Pump it Up! Senior Cardio Workout


30 Minute Zumba Class


Low Impact Aerobics

Our Tai Chi classes at the Township are very popular, use links below to keep up your balance and strength until classes begin again.

Seated Tai Chi Exercises

Tai Chi class

Tia Chi for beginners

Tia Chi 5 minutes a day

Tia Chi Daily Routine

Streaming Events

It seems like everyone is streaming right now – concerts, classes, and even karaoke sessions!
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming performances every night at 7:30 pm EST and then saving the playback for 24 hours
https://www.metopera.org/

The Cincinnati Zoo is hosting “Home Safari” live streams daily at 3 pm via their Facebook page. You can also check them out on their YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3VoxyYmyQCReOXk2ogsVg

Check out Vimeo livestream for music events & videos. https://livestream.com/watch/browse/music

Take a doodling class from the Kennedy Center’s Artist in Residence, Mo Williams. The Lunch Doodles series is for anyone looking to doodle.

View the Lawrence Welk Shows 25th Anniversary Special and other episodes here

For More Than One Player

For the board game players go to Board Game Arena and play with friends, family or meet new friends. There are 191 famous board games to choose from Yahtzee, Hearts, Backgammon, Chess, 7 Wonders and many more.
https://boardgamearena.com/welcome

If you are looking to change up video chats or find unique fun ways to interact with friends and family. House Party lets groups play all sorts of games, while they chat online. You can play trivia, draw images which people need to guess or play charades!
https://houseparty.com/
And the app Caribu allows seniors to read books to their grandkids, as they follow along on a device. You can also color and draw together. It’s basically a “virtual playdate”. And right now, they are giving free access during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://caribu.com/

Use Kahoot!, a platform for creating your own trivia. Anyone can answer questions by downloading the Kahoot! app on their device.
https://kahoot.com/schools/plans/

Welcome to the York Township Senior Center Activity Page. In the drop-down boxes below, you will find all the current activities for our seniors 55 and over. No tax dollars are spent to run our senior activities. All instructors our volunteering their services, some class instructors change a nominal fee. If a fee is charged it is paid each time you participate in that class directly to the instructor.

Click on an Activity of Service to Learn More

Every Wednesday By Appointment
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Senior Center

Josephine Attento has over 30 years’ experience cutting men’s hair. Josephine is cutting hair on Wednesdays every week, call for your appointment today!

Every Thursday By Appointment
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Senior Center

Come enjoy getting your hair styled by our Beautician Marina Karonis, who has been doing hair for 35 years. Marina is available for Perms, Haircuts, or Wash & Sets.

June 6th & 20th
July 11th & 25th
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Dining Room

There will be free blood pressure screenings on the above dates provided by York Center Fire Department or Sunny Hill Home Health Care.

Our library is filled with over 500 donated books and magazines available for your reading pleasure. There are also computer stations with free internet access and lots of puzzles to enjoy. Come open your world to a lifetime of learning.

Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Auditorium
Free movies & popcorn!

 

March Movies


March 3 Hidden Figures (2016)
Biography, Drama, History (PG)
2 Hours 7 Minutes
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia
Spencer, Janelle Monáe

March 10 Pot O’Gold (1941)
Comedy, Musical, Romance (NR)
1 Hour 26 Minutes
Cast: James Stewart, Paulette
Goddard, Horace Heidt

March 17 NO MOVIE—ELECTION DAY

March 24 Heaven is for Real (2014)
Biography, Drama, Family (PG)
1 Hour 39 Minutes
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly,
Thomas Haden Church

March 31 Somewhere In Time (1980)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance (PG)
1 Hour 43 Minutes
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Jane
Seymour, Christopher Plummer

MOVIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!

Every Thursday
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Auditorium

Please join Instructor Mark Drysch, who has 20 years of experience in the martial arts and Tai Chi for a weekly class. Neo Tai Chi is based on the symmetry of the martial arts and the soft, flowing movements of Tai Chi. The 96 movements of the Neo Tai Chi form create a feeling of relaxation and well-being. It is intended to boost the immune system, strengthen the muscles, improve flexibility, and balance, and enhance breathing; the movements are all gentle and non-impact.

Every Tuesday
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Craft Room

This is your opportunity to take brush in hand and create on canvas or paper. The artist may choose oil, acrylic, or watercolor paints, or try all of them. This is a studio environment for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced artist. All participants will be given individual attention and be working at their own pace. Explore your enjoyment of painting with Karol King and Mary Pat Groce. Bring any supplies you may have or pick up a list of suggested items and places to buy them. Space is limited.

Every Tuesday
12:00 p.m.
Dining Room

Come enjoy a game of pinochle; a classic card game with bidding, meld and taking tricks to score points.

Every Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Auditorium

Practice balance and concentration with the gentle, flowing movements of classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Taught by Tai Chi Master Susie Huang, this ancient Chinese series of 24 forms or postures can improve balance and strength.
In recent years, Western medicine has also recognized T’ai Chi as a natural way to lower blood pressure, improve coordination, and maintain general good health and mobility. Put on your sneakers, bring a bottle of water, and join us in the gym for a new experience with ancient roots.

Every Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Craft room

Join us…new and experienced quilters are welcome!
Learn to quilt with new quilting techniques being taught each week. Create beautiful quilts for yourself and charities (table runners, placemats, tote bags, and other items, too!)

Every Monday
9:00 a.m.
Craft Room

Woodcarving is rewarding, fun and can actually be a great workout! You build upper body strength with every project by using your hands and arms constantly while working. Not only does it work out your body but it works out your brain too! The creativity aspect of woodcarving allows you to flex your brain muscles and help you stay sharp by constantly having to think and plan especially if you make a mistake and have to improvise or adapt the look of your project.
You want to have a good collection of tools to make it easier to tackle any project you set your mind to. We suggest starting with a basic carving set and then acquiring more tools as you progress in interest and skill.

Every Thursday
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Auditorium

Chair Yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also supportive and beneficial. Let instructor Pamela Meyers ground your mind and body with this chair flow. We invite awareness and integrity into the body. Open your hips, move your shoulders, and neck, and find length in your spine with this chair yoga flow.

Every Monday and Wednesday
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Auditorium

Chinese Yuan Ji Dance is a mixture of martial arts, Tai Chi, physical therapy, meditation, and traditional Chinese dance. It contains easy to learn movements and elegant music. It is a gentle whole-body work-out which is especially suited for senior citizens.
In recent years, Yuan Ji Dance has been one of the most popular exercises in Taiwan and it is also very popular in Chinese communities on both the east and west coasts of the United States. In our 2-hour session, the first half will be devoted to simple and easy Yuan Ji exercises, which most people believe is the most beneficial to their health. The second half will be devoted to more interesting and challenging dance steps.

Every Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Auditorium

Join ACE Group Fitness Certified Zumba Gold Instructor and Certified Health and Wellness Coach Allison Hammond-Schwarz and “party yourself into shape”.
Zumba Gold is the Zumba Fitness program for active seniors that’s everything a traditional Zumba class is-an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party-but in this class we take it just a little easier and we also work on posture and balance. Join us for fun, fitness, excitement, and friendly camaraderie!

Government Grants and Programs

L-I-H-E-A-P
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Applications Taken by Appointment. Refer to General Assistance Page.

BENEFIT ACCESS
For discount on license plate sticker and free public transportation.
For those who qualify. Applications taken by Appointment.

Monday

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  • Woodcarving

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  • Yuan Ji Dance

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Tuesday

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  • Painting

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  • Tai Chi Ch'uan

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  • Pinochle

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  • Movie

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Wednesday

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  • Barber

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  • Yuan Ji Dance

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Thursday

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  • Quilter's Club

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  • Neo Tai Chi

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  • Beautician

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  • Chair Yoga

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Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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