- Social Services
Given the continuing rise of Covid cases, effective 1/11/22, Generations will be closed to the public for the remainder of January. Our intention is to re-open to the public on February 1.
Virtual programs are now available on a screen near you! Some programs can be enjoyed using only a “land line” phone and are indicated as such. Contact Amy for call-in information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-723-5841.
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We are offering most of our virtual programs at no charge (unless otherwise noted), but we will need your help to sustain these offerings. Donations are always gratefully accepted to help cover programming costs. Click below to donate online via PayPal.
OR send a check made out to "Generations" with "Virtual Programs" in the memo to:
Generations of Indian Valley, 259 N. Second St., Souderton, PA 18964.
Upcoming Virtual Program Offerings
INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE:
One of our tech volunteers may be able to assist you with technology concerns relating to your email, phone, tablets, laptops, websites, Zoom, Facetime, and more. Someone can help you over the phone or with a video conference call from your home. Free virtual service. Click here to request a virtual technology tip meeting.
Adult Bereavement Support Group
2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm (Next meeting February 8)
The Department of Pastoral Care of Abington-Jefferson Health presents this Zoom™ group open to the community. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one is welcome to participate. Registration is required. After you register, you will receive the meeting link by email. A call in phone number will also be provided. For registration information, contact Amy Stover: email@example.com.
Caregiver’s Virtual Support Group
First Wednesday, 3:30-5pm (Next meeting February 2)
The Muller Institute for Senior Health hosts a virtual support group for those who are caring for a family member or friend experiencing chronic illness. This group gives members an opportunity to connect and interact with others in similar circumstances. In this forum, members can share information about their own responses to caregiving, helpful resources, interventions that have proven helpful, etc. The group is open to bothhands-on and long-distance caregivers; many issues apply to both groups. This group is open to all caregivers and it is free to participate; however registration is required. Participants may also use a landline phone. For join information please contact Amy Stover: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Steps for Older Adults
Wednesday, February 9 & Friday, February 11, 9:30-11:30am
The Montgomery County Office of Senior Services is offering a virtual (Zoom™) version of The Pennsylvania Department of Aging's fall risk screening and prevention program this winter. The free program is offered to Generations Participants who are 60 years of age and older. The program is designed to raise awareness of falls, introduce steps on how to reduce falls, improve overall health, and provide referrals and resources. This free program will be held virtually. Participants should have access to email and the free app Zoom™ (see Technology Tips above if you need assistance). Registration is required by January 24. To register for this program, click here.
Let's Get Heart Healthy
Monday, February 21, 10:00am
Learn the steps to maximize your heart health, manage and cope with heart disease, and discover how to accurately monitor your blood pressure at home. Please join Jane Cero, RN, BSN, Chronic Care Management Nurse to learn heart health tips for February and beyond. This free informational program is offered via Zoom. Registration is required. To register for the virtual Zoom meeting, click here and we will email you the link to join.
Balance & Stability with On The Move Physical Therapy
Wednesdays, 11:30am (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
Join licensed physical therapist Kathleen Fortier for a free Zoom™ exercise session focusing on your static and dynamic balance performed near a chair or stable surface. Our intention is to decrease your risk for falls through an evidence-based routine. Learn about the different anatomical systems involved in your balance system while increasing your safety and stability. Donations to Generations appreciated. See above for donation information. Registration is required in order to receive the link to join. To register, contact Devyn Kerr, PT, DPT 267-644-7190/ email@example.com.
Meditation & Healing
Join Gina Polsinelli, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, for an experiential, self-healing session via conference call. She will guide participants in self-talk to help tune out negative stereotypes and replace them with positive affirmations for aging. Focus on whole-body healing one system at a time. Cost: Donation of $3 per person per session. This program is being held via conference call. Only a telephone is needed to participate. To register, contact Gina: 831-419-7706.
Dancefit - OFFERED IN-PERSON AGAIN IN FEBRUARY (and not on Zoom)
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Have fun getting fit while you move to this toe-tapping, dance-based workout. Enjoy easy to follow choreographed routines to upbeat songs for a full body light cardio and toning class. Designed for all fitness levels including those with two left feet. Kristin Messina, Certified Instructor. Donations appreciated.
Sit, Stretch, Flex - OFFERED IN-PERSON AGAIN IN FEBRUARY (and not on Zoom)
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This seated workout includes aerobics, strength, flexibility and balance work. Keep moving, prevent falls, or return to exercise after a break. You will need a chair placed up against a wall or another sturdy surface. Additional equipment is optional. Jean Tornetta, Certified Instructor. Donations appreciated.
Tai Chi - OFFERED IN-PERSON AGAIN IN FEBRUARY
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Tai Chi Health can help you improve balance and coordination, relieve stress, cope with pain, and increase muscle mass. Darlene Cianci, Certified Instructor. Donations appreciated. See above for donation information.
ENRICHMENT, FUN & GAMES
Memoirs - OFFERED VIRTUALLY ONLY
Your story is worth telling, and there has never been a better time to tell it! Whether you're writing just for yourself or to pass on to your family, join this creative group led by Marilyn Gross. Prompts are provided and thoughtful discussions help us connect even when we can't be together. New writers welcome! No pre-registration is required for this class. Donations appreciated. For questions or concerns, call Marilyn: 215-723-5669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to join Memoirs via Zoom on Mondays at 1:00pm.
Name that Tune
Wednesday, January 26, 10:00am
Chill out this month, and come to Generations to build your brain power with a fun morning of identifying your favorite songs. This month we'll feature easy listening hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Led by Generations Program Coordinator Amy Stover. This fun, free program is now only offered virtually. To register for the virtual Zoom meeting, click here and you will automatically be emailed the link to join.
The Not So Newlywed Game & Valentine Social
Monday, February 14, 1:30pm
“If your spouse won $5000, what would he/she want to spend it on?” “Where did you share your first kiss?” These are the types of questions that will be posed to our panel of “Not So Newlywed” couples from Generations. Join us for a fun afternoon of putting these fine folks in the hot seat and helping them win some fabulous prizes! We’ll also have “Jeopardy” type group trivia for both Valentines Day and the months of February. Enjoy a take home Valentine treat after the program. We could use one more couple for our Not So Newlywed Game. If interested, please contact Amy Stover: 215-723-5841. For all non-contestants, this program is offered both in-person and virtually. Registration is required. To register for the in-person option, stop by our front desk or call 215-723-5841. To register for the virtual Zoom™ meeting, click here and we will email you the link to join.
Tea at Two: Pursuing Passions Later in Life
Wednesday, February 23, 2:00pm
What does successful aging mean to you? To Colleen Algeo (this month’s featured artist), it means focusing on the things which inspire her most, no matter how many candles she blows out on the cake! Although she has always been creative, she only just began pursing some of her other life-long passions! In fact, most of her creative pursuits began at 40 after a crisis unexpectedly hit her family. Hear an inspiring talk by Colleen, (now 57 and semi-retired), about her experiences as an artist and photographer, as the creative director of the flower show at Peter Becker Community, set designer at DCP Theatre, and finally the proprietor of a local artwork enhanced bed & breakfast. This program is offered both in-person and virtually. Registration is required. To register for the in-person option, stop by our front desk or call 215-723-5841. In-person participants will receive a take out tea and scone. A $3 donation is appreciated for the take-out tea. To register for the virtual Zoom™ meeting, click here and we will email you the link to join.
Name That Tune
Friday, February 25, 10:00am
Let love lift you this month, and come to Generations to build your brain power with a fun morning of identifying your favorite songs. This month we'll feature favorite love songs of all time. Led by Generations Program Coordinator Amy Stover. This fun, free program is offered both in-person and virtually. Registration is required. To register for the in-person option, stop by our front desk or call 215-723-5841. To register for the virtual Zoom™ meeting, click here and we will email you the link to join.