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          

     

Great Museum Materpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (continues Mondays): May 3-July 12, 10:00-11:00AM 

Where else can you find masterpieces extending from the dawn of civilization to today; or encyclopedic holdings from all the major cultures on earth; or genres ranging from paintings to period rooms, metalwork to musical instruments—all situated in a palatial building beside one of the world’s most magnificent parks?

No other museum covers the history of humanity and its achievements as thoroughly as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Professor Richard Brettell believes that The Metropolitan Museum of Art is not just the greatest art museum in America, but that it is also the most complete encyclopedic art museum on the planet, rivaled only by the Louvre in Paris and the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg.

To register please email Venetia “Tia” Kelly at [email protected] or  call 978-443-3055.

Turn the Page Book Group on Zoom: Wednesday, May 19 at 1:00PM

Book: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

To join the group please contact Sharon Wilkes at 978-443-3055 or [email protected].

Sudbury Police Talk: Tuesday, May 25 at 1:00 PM

Detective Lieutenant John Perodeau and Sergeant Wayne Shurling will be hosting a Zoom talk on the latest scams and other important news from the Sudbury Police Department.

They will share information on the recent unemployment scams, as well as tax scams. Please join them for this informative talk, with plenty of time for your questions.

To register please email Venetia “Tia” Kelly at [email protected] or call 978-443-3055.

The Symphony – Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30, April 27 – July 13

The composer Gustav Mahler once said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.” Over the course of its nearly 300-year life, the symphony has indeed embraced almost every trend to be found in Western concert music. The symphony evolved from the 17th-century Italian opera overture and the Baroqueripienoconcerto.

By the mid to late 18th century, the symphony became the single most important genre of orchestral music.  In 300 years—with backdrops ranging from the French Revolution to the Soviet Empire, the Enlightenment to the Roaring Twenties—the symphony would arrive at where it stands today: one of the longest lived genres of instrumental music.

Professor Robert Greenberg guides the listener on a survey of the symphony. You’ll listen to selections from the greatest symphonies by many of the greatest composers of the past 300 years.

Please contact Chery Finley to register at 978-639-3269 or [email protected].

Short Story Group – 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 12:00  PM

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

Wonderful Watercolors – Fridays

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 June 4]

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 May 24 and runs for 8 Mondays]

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 June 17] 

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].