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 Great Courses DVD Series: From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism, Mondays 10:00-11:00, July 26-August 30th

July 26, Lecture 13 The Third Exhibition Lecture 14 Edgar Degas

August 2, Lecture 15 Gustave Caillebottle Lecture 16 Mary Cassatt

August 9 Lecture 17 Manet’s later works

To register for any of the “The Create Courses DVD Series,” contact Venetia Kelly att 978-443-3055 or [email protected].

The Great Courses DVD Series: Great American Best Sellers: The Books that Shaped America, Wednesdays 9:30-10:45

Continues every other week:

July 7, Lecture 19: The Catcher in the Rye Lecture

 Lecture 20: To Kill a Mockingbird

July 21, Lecture 21 Catch 22

Lecture 22 The Woman Warrior

August 4, Lecture 23 John Adams

Lecture 24 Recent Best Sellers

To register for any of the “The Create Courses DVD Series,” contact Venetia Kelly att 978-443-3055 or [email protected].

The Great Courses DVD Series: Great Decisions 2021- Foreign Policy Program, Wednesdays 9:30-10:45am continues June 30 – Sept 8

Every other week:

June 30, Brexit, taking stock and looking ahead July 14, The Coldest War
July 14, The Coldest War

July 28, China and Africa
August 11, The Two Koreas
August 25, World Health Organization’s Covid 19

September 8, The End of Globalization

To register, please contact Cheryl Finley at [email protected] or call 978-639-3269.

The Great Courses DVD Series: The Symphony, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 continues July 6 – July 27

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.

The schedule continues every week as follows:

7/6, Lecture 11—Berlioz & the Symphonie

7/13, Lecture 12—Mendelssohn & Schumann

7/20, Lecture 13 – Franck, Saint-Saens, and the Symphony in France

7/27 Lecture 14 – Nationalism and the Symphony

To register for any of the “The Create Courses DVD Series,” contact Venetia Kelly at 978-443-3055 or [email protected].

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

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

Wonderful Watercolors – Fridays [next class starts June 4, starting in person in August 6]

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, New session starts August 6]

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 August 2 at the Senior Center ]

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.

SAIL exercise class via Zoom: Thursdays from 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM.  [next class starts June 17, Next session starts at the Senior Center August 12] 

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.

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