We hope everyone is doing well!
While we wait to see when we can re-open, staff has been busy working on virtual programs and other activities for you to do at home.
Pen Pal Program
Last week we launched our Intergenerational Pen Program that matches local youth and seniors up. We have received an enormous response from the younger generation but we still need more seniors to sign up. If you are interested in learning more you can sign up here.
Online Book Club
A new book club will unite Minnesotans across the state for the months of April and May. Together, Minnesotans will read the young adult novel, "Because of Winn-Dixie," by Minnesota author, Kate DiCamillo. There will be an online event in May (date TBA) for discussion with the author. This program is presented by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library in partnership with State Library Services. Get the online book by clicking here.
COVID-19 Scam Jam- Friday, May 8 at 9:30 am
Better Business Bureau and AARP invite seniors and caregivers to a special virtual scam prevention presentation. Stay informed and protect yourself during the surge in scams involving fake sellers of masks, virus testing, and more. Special guests include MN Attorney General Keith Ellison and IRS Stakeholder Liaison Karen Brehmer. Sign up for this free webinar at BBB.org/Minnesota/WebinarSeries
Interactive Puzzles and Games
Are you interested in doing online puzzles and other games? Play them here.
Our friends at AARP have also created online games
for you. Enjoy!Exercise at home with SilverSneakers
Work out at home on your own time with over 200 videos. Available at no cost for adults 65+ on participating Medicare plans. Find out more here.Social Connect
Join this group sponsored by Central MN Council on Aging to do gentle movements, learn ways to reduce stress and feel your best while you connect with others. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 am- 11:15 am starting on May 5. Classes will be held using the Zoom platform. Register directly with Darcy Rylander at firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow us on FacebookSocial media is a wonderful way to stay connected with our family and friends! If you are already signed up for Facebook, go ahead and click here to "like" our Elk River Activity Center page so you can stay updated on news and events for the Activity Center and the City of Elk River.
Updates for next week
Next week we will have more virtual programs for you including a History Buffs presentation by Mike Brubaker, Executive Director of the Sherburne History Center as well as 2 new Health and Wellness presentations.
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