Come on and Zoom!

Image of woman participating in a zoom event on her laptop.
Woman participating in a zoom event on her laptop.

What is Zoom?

“Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.” It is a tool that enables people to see and hear each other by using the camera on your computer or phone or tablet. It is great for conversations and for sharing activities, presentations and videos.

Zoom is a great way to stay connected virtually online through your computer, tablet or phone.

To learn how to participate check out this helpful video tutorial. (To learn more about Zoom as a product visit Zoom.us.)

If you would like to learn more about Zoom, check out our Learn Zoom page.

What types of activities are we offering?

We are learning how to use this tool to enable you to stay connected and involved with the Senior Center.  We would love to have you participate.
We are offering a variety of activities with more being planned. Check out the current classes below.

How do you participate?

You will use your computer or smart phone to see and hear the presentation, or you can use your landline phone to hear the presentation. Here’s how  it works:
  1. Sign-up: Most activities will require a registration via an email.
  2. Mark your calendar
  3. Joining the activity – one or two days before the event you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom event. All you need to do is click on the link when the class is scheduled to start. This will bring you to the Zoom meeting.
  4. [Joining by phone only – call the number provided in the email]

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Upcoming Zoom Activities

Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King – Jan 21 at 12:30 PM

Get ready to Zoom on January 21st at 12:30 PM. Award-winning historian John Horrigan talks about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King was a leader and a champion of civil rights and desegregation. His speeches were some of the greatest ever given by any American orator. Join us for this celebration of Dr. King’s life. To register for this event please email Venetia Kelly at [email protected].

Which Came First… the Chicken or the Egg…? – Jan 26 at 12:30 PM

Magdalana Grace Siegel from Live, Learn & Pass It On with Magdalana Elder Lecture Series is a consultant with many years’ experience as a therapist with offices in Newburyport & Boston  Her unique senior discussions consisting of 28 topics is designed to support the emotional wellbeing and the enhancement of dignity for seniors . Join us via a Zoom on January 26 at 12:30 PM. for a fun uplifting talk called, “What came First…the Chicken or the Egg?”  Which did come first…Statue of Liberty or Eiffel Tower? Jeopardy or Family Feud…. Harmonica or the Revolver Gun?  Think you know which came first? ~ Let’s explore. Please register for this program by emailing Sharon K. Wilkes, Program Coordinator at [email protected].

Pushing the Envelope – A History of the Post Office Through Stamps – Tuesday February 2 at 12:30 PM

On Tuesday, February 2 at 12:30 PM on Zoom Henry Lucas, from the Spellman Museum of Stamps presents “Pushing the Envelope – A History of the Post Office Through Stamps” Mr. Lucas has been the Education Director at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Weston since 2004.   View images of vintage US postage stamps, learn about the history of the US Post Office from the first letters carried on the Boston Post Road to the current postal controversies.   Hear about the expansion of the Post Office after the Revolution, the short-lived Pony Express, the carrying of mail by railroads, buses and trollies, V-mail of World War II, the start of zip codes and postal strikes. To register for this Zoom event please email Tia Kelly at [email protected].

Grab a Brush and Let’s Paint by Number – Monday, February 8 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Purchase your own “Paint by Number” kit and get ready to paint from the comfort of your home on Monday, February 8 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and if we need more time to finish our project, we can log onto Zoom again on Tuesday, February 9 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. It’s no secret that we all love to be creative! Painting is very beneficial for our mental health and so therapeutic. Did you know that painting provides stress relief, improves your hand eye coordination, and sharpens you mind through conceptual visualization? To register for this Zoom event please email Tia Kelly at [email protected] or 978-443-3055.

Sudbury’s Go Red for Women Zoom Event – The time is now! – Tuesday, February 16 at 12:30 PM

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness. On Tuesday, February 16 at 12:30 PM via Zoom Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, Director of Cardiovascular Health and Wellness at Mount Sinai Heart NY will discuss Heart Health tips for maintaining a strong heart after age 50, what are the warning signs of heart disease, is the flutter in my heart serious and what are the latest advances in heart valve surgery? Nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. To register for this Zoom event please email Program Coordinator Sharon Wilkes at [email protected]

February Grab and Go lunch from Heart to Home Meals – Tuesday February 23

Heart to Home Meals based in Marlboro is giving away frozen chicken pot pies at the Sudbury Senior Center on Tuesday February 23 – Snow date: Thursday, Feb 25. The pies are made with tender chicken breast chunks and vegetables in a creamy sauce, covered with pastry and served with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Meals are frozen and can be stored in your freezer until you are ready to heat and enjoy!

Heart to Home Meals provides a selection of over 160 healthy and delicious meals, soups and desserts, delivered for free by local drivers.  Their friendly, convenient service can be adapted to suit many dietary preferences, with no contract or minimum commitment required.  Thank you to Heart to Home Meals for their generous donation.

You must sign up for lunch by February 16 in order to be included.  Please contact Chery Finley at [email protected] to sign up and put “Drive Thru” in the subject line of your email or call 978-639-3269.  Pick up times are 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Registration is limited to the first 45 people.

The Irish Identity: Independence, History and Literature: Wednesdays, from 9:30 – 10:45 AM, Starting December 2nd

The Great Courses – The Irish Identity: Independence, History and Literature presented by Prof. Mark Connor, PhD., Washington & Lee University. This series will be shown on Zoom on Wednesdays, from 9:30 – 10:45 AM on December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, January 6, 13, 20 & 27.

1916: James Joyce publishes A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, a deeply personal reflection of his own exploration of identity, mirroring Ireland’s struggle to define its national identity.  1921: Michael Collins returns from England with a treaty by which the transition to an independent Ireland can finally begin, but back home, nationalists are extremely displeased.

These are just a few of the monumental occurrences and artistic events that rocked the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as Ireland gradually shook off the shackles of British rule.

Please register by contacting the Senior Center at 978-443-3055 or [email protected] by December 1.  To participate you must be able to access Zoom via your computer, smart phone or home phone.  See Zoom information on Page 14.

Note: We will show the two 30-minute lectures each week and those who are interested can participate in a 15-minute open discussion period following the lectures.  The last two lectures shown on September 9 were # 17 & #18.  We will be showing the second half of the lecture series, Lectures 19-36 for 9 weeks.

Chair Yoga via Zoom  –  Fridays from 9:30 -10:15 AM  

Join Rebecca Reber for a gentle and relaxing class, with stretching and range of motion exercises.  Yoga is excellent for loosening tension and maintaining range of motion for the joints. Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected].  Please mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.  It is important that we have your correct email address, phone number and mailing address for the Fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you two days before the class.

T’ai Chi via Zoom:  Mondays from 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM, 

Try T’ai Chi with instructor Jon Woodward on Mondays from 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM,  Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected].  You may mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.  It is important that we have your correct email address & phone number as well as your mailing address for the Fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you a day or two before the class.  Let us know if you are interested in an outdoor T’ai Chi mini-series.

SAIL exercise class via Zoom: Thursdays from 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM.

Come join Derry Tanner, retired nurse, fellow Sudbury resident and certified personal trainer for Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL). SAIL is 45-minute safe and effective fitness class for adults 65+.

Research-tested strength, balance and flexibility exercises will make you stronger, help you feel better and improve your balance.  All you need to participate is comfortable clothing, a sturdy chair and light weights if you have them. A water bottle is recommended.  Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected].  Please mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.  It is important that we have your correct email address, phone number and mailing address for the Fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you two days before the class.

The Great Masters: Mozart  & Beethoven: Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM 

The Great Courses, The Great Masters DVD will be shown on Zoom; Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AMTo register email [email protected].   An email will be sent to you when you register. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you the day before the class.

Virtual Caregiver Support Group via Zoom: First Tuesday of each month from 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Support Groups develop a sense of community through shared feelings and experiences. People feel connected with one another which can assist them in addressing their personal concerns and their need to ask questions. People feel comfortable to have a good laugh and rejuvenate through inspiring, and often comical stories that are shared between members. Come join us if you’re caring for a loved one with memory loss. We are meeting via Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month from 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM. To register please call the senior Center at 978-443-3055 or email Ana Cristina Oliveira at [email protected].