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          

     

The Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis: March 23 at 12:30 PM

We are pleased to host NY Times best-selling author Michael J. Tougias for a Zoom presentation called “The Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis” on March 23 at 12:30 PM. This exciting and fascinating talk is based on the best-selling book co-authored by Tougias, “Above & Beyond: JFK and America’s Most Dangerous Spy Mission“.

 Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island. These pilots helped President Kennedy achieve a difficult objective: have the nuclear missiles removed from Cuba without triggering Armageddon. JFK secretly audio recorded every meeting conducted during the Cuban Missile Crisis.   These transcripts, as well as recently declassified CIA documents, form the basis of this fascinating analysis into JFK’s successful decision making. To register for this Zoom event please email Sharon K. Wilkes, Program Coordinator at [email protected]

Irish Poets of the Early Twentieth Century: March 30 at 12:30 PM

 On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:30 PM, Brian O’Connell from Sage Educational Services will be on Zoom to discuss the poetry and lives of selected Irish poets from the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s.

We shall look at some of the influential poets of the period, including: William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Dylan Thomas, Katharine Tynan, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan.

Brian O’Connell has been on the faculties of seven institutions of higher education: Berklee College, Boston University, Tufts, Northeastern, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory and UMass/Lowell. Brian has been a life-long proponent of poetry and its ability to stimulate the mind and enrich the spirit. To register for the program please email Tia Kelley at [email protected].

The Greatest Generation: A Tribute to the Heroes of WWII: Tuesday, April 6th at 12:30pm

We are so excited to offer this 90-minute Zoom program on Tuesday, April 6 at 12:30 PM.

The Small Planet Dancers will commemorate the history of the war through routines set to Big Band music and is performed in authentic military and 1940’s dress.  Included are readings about the Tuskegee Airmen, the Navajo Code Talkers and the 442nd Infantry. Familiar songs of the era are sung and accompanied on piano.  Additionally, through live streaming, the performers discuss the routines, share personal stories of their interest in World War II and relate the impact of the war back home.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sudbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by theMass Cultural Council, a state agency.   Funding also provided by the Friends of Sudbury Seniors. To register for this event please email Tia Kelly at [email protected] or call 978-443-3055

USSR- Russia Myths, Mysteries and Spying: Tuesday, April 13 at 12:30 PM

This Zoom presentation is being offered on Tuesday, April 13 at 12:30 PM. From the Bolshoi Theater and the Kremlin Museum, to the Three Great Mysteries of Russia and the overthrow of Communism – you do not want to miss this special presentation with Henry Quinlan! This one-hour presentation is based on Mr. Quinlan’s 30 years’ involvement with the former Soviet Union and Russia, including living in Moscow for five years during the demise of the USSR and the rise of the new Russia. Be prepared to be entertained and educated about the Hermitage, Moscow Subway, Pushkin Museum, along with the Czar’s Jewels, and Soviet Space facilities.

Mr. Quinlan has many fascinating stories to share from his many years in Russia including encounters with the Russian mafia.  Please contact Tia Kelly, at 978-443-3055 or [email protected] to register.

Short Story Group – 2nd & 4th Thursdays, March 11, 25, April 8, 22; 12 PM

Contact Chery Finley, [email protected] or 978-639-3269 for more information.

Wonderful Watercolors – Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

Wonderful Watercolors, eight Fridays, 11:30-1:30 and 1:45-3:45 PM* for $65. Build your skills in a relaxing and inspiring workshop. *If there is a enough demand we will continue to offer both classes, if not, we will only offer the 1:45 PM class. Please register early! Contact Chery Finley with questions at [email protected].

Chair Yoga via Zoom  –  Fridays from 9:30 -10:15 AM  [next class starts April 9th]

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,  [next class starts March 24th]

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.  [next class starts April 15th]

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: Music as a Mirror of History: 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 AM until April 20, 2021.  To register email finleyc@sudbury.ma.us.   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].