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 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.

New – SAIL exercise class via Zoom: Starting October 8

SAIL will be offered via Zoom on Thursdays at 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM. Starting on October 8, 2020.  Cost of the 8-week class is $39.00 – Introductory rate!

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 End of Good Feeling:  Adams, Jackson, and the Electoral Crisis of the 1820s:  September 17 at 12:30 PM

The End of Good Feeling:  Adams, Jackson, and the Electoral Crisis of the 1820s via Zoom on September 17 at 12:30 PM. Log in begins 15 minutes prior. The late 1810s and early 1820s are often referred to as “The Era of Good Feeling”, a period in US history when there was apparent political and social unity.  However, by the time of the election of 1824, that unity had dissolved, and bitter political rancor and partisanship had become the model of national politics.  This lecture will examine the elections of 1824 and 1828, and the birth of modern American politics.

Presenter Paolo Di Gregorio, the Artifactual Scholar, is an historian, archaeologist, and educator with a passion for telling the stories of our past.  He has presented numerous historical lectures and discussions on a variety of topics in American, European, and World history.  Mr. Di Gregorio is a visiting lecturer in the History Department at Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA) and an Instructor in the Anthropology Department at Wheaton College (Norton, MA).  Additionally, he has several years of experience as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service and as a professional archaeologist. Thank you to the Friends of Sudbury Seniors for generously sponsoring this event.  To register, please email Sharon Wilkes at [email protected] by September 15.  A zoom link will be sent to you a day before the presentation.

Fall Prevention at Home: Tips and Recommendations via Zoom: Monday, September 21, at 10:00 AM

Physical Therapists Ali Cronin and Mary Ashley will lead a Zoom presentation on Monday, September 21, at 10:00 AM, “Fall Prevention at Home: Tips and Recommendations” in recognition of Falls Prevention Awareness week in September. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every eleven seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. However, falls are preventable!  The aim of this presentation is to provide education about fall risks and strategies to reduce falls. The Zoom meeting will include a live presentation, digital handouts with tip sheets and resources, and session time for Q&A. Please sign up by contacting Chery Finley, Administrative Coordinator, at [email protected]  Chery will email you the Zoom meeting information a few days before the event.  You may call for further information at 978-443-3055. Space is limited.

Classical Music inspired by Dance via Zoom: Thursday, September 24 at 11:30 AM

Classical Music inspired by Dance with Sivan Etedgee will be shown via Zoom on Thursday, September 24 at 11:30 AM. Pianist Sivan Etedgee appears frequently throughout Massachusetts as a recitalist, chamber musician, and lecturer. In the past year Sivan has given over 40 performances and lectures to audiences ranging from young children to senior citizens. Noted for his creative programming, he has in recent years presented programs exploring themes as diverse as jazz-influenced music from the Americas and Europe to music written by composers who perished during the Holocaust. Committed to making classical music accessible and understandable to everyone, Sivan establishes an easy rapport with his audiences, frequently giving commentary on the music throughout the concert. Sivan earned his B.A. in Music at the University of New Hampshire, where he studied with Christopher Kies. He completed his Master of Music degree in piano performance at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts in the class of Anthony di Bonaventura, and has done postgraduate studies at the Hartt School of Music with renowned pedagogue Luiz de Moura Castro. Please email Sharon Wilkes at [email protected] by Sept 24 to register.  A zoom link will be sent to you a day before the event. Many thanks to the Friends of Sudbury Seniors for generously sponsoring this event.

My Life, My Health Chronic Disease Self-Management  

Starting  Tuesdays from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM .

Are you living with a physical or mental health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, cancer, arthritis, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, or other ongoing health condition? Learn how to manage your health and improve your well-being.  This FREE six-week workshop taught by BayPath Elder Services helps you devise a personalized approach to managing chronic illness symptoms on a daily basis. Topics include: •Exercise and nutrition, •Managing pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, and depression, •Medications and making treatment decisions, and more! You will learn skills to help you have increased energy and physical activity, decreased pain, fatigue, depression and fewer social limitations. Participate from the comfort of your home via Zoom. To Register please call Renee D’Argento, Bay Path Healthy Living Program Coordinator at 508-573-7214, or email me at rd’[email protected] Note: consistent attendance is required.