Generations of Indian Valley is currently closed.  We are responding to emails and voice mails.  If you have a question or concern, and especially if you need assistance with basic needs, please contact us at 215-723-5841 or email info@generationsofiv.org.

We continue to provide large Meals on Wheels deliveries to our clients in the Indian Valley and North Penn areas on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Drive-through meal service is  offered Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:45am-12:15pm.  Reservations are required.  Click here for full details, then scroll down the page. 

Virtual Program Offerings are now being offered!  Click here for full details, then scroll down the page. 

Click on the COVID-19 Emergency Updates button below for a list of resources and helpful information, then scroll down the page.  

 

COVID-19 Emergency Updates


Virtual Program Offerings

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:  astover@generationsofiv.org or 215-723-5841. 

Click here for helpful tips and information on how to get started.

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.

This Week's Virtual Program Offerings
Updated 5/12/2021:

INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE:


Virtual Technology Training with Tom 
Tuesdays, by Appointment
Volunteer Tom can assist you with technology concerns relating to your email, phone, tablets, laptops, websites, Zoom, Facetime, and more. He can help you over the phone or with a video conference call from your home.  Free virtual service.  Click here to register for a virtual technology tip meeting with Tom.

Adult Bereavement Support Group
2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm (Next meeting June 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:  astover@generationsofiv.org.

Caregiver’s Virtual Support Group
First
Wednesday, 3:30-5pm (Next meeting Wednesday, June 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: 215-723-5841/astover@generationsofiv.org.

Advances in Stroke Care 
Monday, May 17, 10:00-10:45am 
Call 911 right away and BE FAST!  Learn how you can save brain cells and decrease disability after stroke!  Presented by Colleen Boyle, MSN, RN, of the Abington-Jefferson Health Stroke Program.  This program can be enjoyed using only a “land line” phone.  Click here to register for Advances in Stroke Care to be held May 17. 

A Matter of Balance
Thursdays, April 8-June 3, 9:30-11:30am
This class is appropriate for anyone concerned about falls; anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength; or anyone who has fallen in the past. This free program will be held virtually via Zoom™ in partnership with the Montgomery County Office of Senior Services.  This class is now full.  To be added to the waiting list, please contact Amy Stover:  215-723-5841, ext. 104  or astover@generationsofiv.org

Fall Prevention Telehealth with DeSales University Physical Therapy
Tuesday, June 1-July 27, by appointment
Generations of Indian Valley, along with faculty and students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at DeSales University, are offering free fall-risk telehealth consultations for those at risk of falling.  During this free one-time one hour long consultation via computer, doctoral students and supervising faculty will take your medical history, perform fall-risk assessments to measure your risk of falls, discuss fall risk safety measures for you and your home, provide exercises you can perform at home to reduce your fall risk, and provide a written summary of findings for you to share with your primary health care practitioner.  Their faculty and students will work with you if you have a unique time/date request for the consultation.  Registration is now open and continues through July 13.  To register, call 215-872-6977 or email  stephen.carp@desales.edu

 


FITNESS:

NEW!
Balance & Stability with On The Move Physical Therapy 
Wednesdays, 11:30am
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/ devyn@otmpt.com.  

Dancefit
Tuesdays, 9:45-10:30am
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.  See above for donation information. Please plan to join the Zoom meetings 5-10 minutes before the listed start time so the host can let you into the meeting for attendance, assistance, program information, and social time. 
Click Here to Join DanceFit via Zoom
You won't be able to join our Zoom classes/meetings until about 5-10 minutes before the listed start time.

Sit, Stretch, Flex
Wednesdays, & Fridays, 9:30-10:15am 

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.  See above for donation information. Please plan to join the Zoom meetings 5-10 minutes before the listed start time so the host can let you into the meeting for attendance, assistance, program information, and social time.  
Click Here to Join Sit, Stretch, Flex via Zoom
You won't be able to join our Zoom classes/meetings until about 5-10 minutes before the listed start time.

Tai Chi
Fridays, 10:30-11:15am
 (No Class May 27)
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. Please plan to join the Zoom meetings 5-10 minutes before the listed start time so the host can let you into the meeting for attendance, assistance, program information, and social time.  
Click Here to Join Tai Chi with Darlene via Zoom
You won't be able to join our Zoom classes/meetings until about 5-10 minutes before the listed start time.

ENRICHMENT, FUN & GAMES:

Cash Bingo
Tuesday, 5/25/21 at 1:30pm


Join us on Zoom™ for a fun afternoon. Pre-registration and prepayment is required so we can provide your Bingo cards before the game. $5 per person includes two cards, five regular games and one jackpot game. Additional cards $2 each (can be used for all six games). Payouts per game are determined by the number of players. The more people play, the more we pay!

Click here to pre-register for Virtual Cash Bingo on 5/25/21. 

Name That Tune 
Thursday, May 20, 10:00am

Don't let being at home "rain on your parade!"  Build your brain power with a fun morning of identifying your favorite songs.  This month we'll feature songs from Broadway shows and movies.  Led by Generations Program Coordinator Amy Stover.  Click here to register for the free program. 

Mediterranean Diet Nutrition Presentation
Monday, May 24, 11:00am

Join Jena Wood, the dietitian from the ShopRite of Hatfield, for a virtual presentation about the Mediterranean Diet. You'll walk away with knowledge about this heart-healthy dietary pattern, helpful tips, and easy ways to incorporate this diet into your everyday meals and snacks. There will be a special feature about incorporating more fish and seafood into our diets. Registration is required to attend the free Zoom program.  Click to register and we will email you the link to join.

Historical Trivia with Ron 
Thursday, June 3, 11:00am

In the 1830s Dr. John Cooke Bennett’s tomato ketchup recipe was concentrated into pill form and sold as medicine for a common ailment.  Do you know what the ailment was?  Join us for a lighthearted historical trivia session featuring everything from historical figures and events to pop culture and inventions.  Questions, answers and discussion /memories welcome during this interactive session.  Led by Generations Volunteer and History Buff Ron Hallman.  This program now requires pre-registration. This program can be enjoyed using only a “land line” phone.  Click here to register for the free program.  

BINGOCIZE: Mondays & Thursdays, 
July 8 - September 16, 10:00am-11:00am 
(no session Sept. 6)
Bingocize® is an evidence-based 10-week program that combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education.  The program has been shown to increase older adults’ functional fitness, health knowledge, and social engagement in a variety of settings.  Please click here for more information and registration. 

Memoirs
Mondays, 1:00pm 
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 grossm111@comcast.net.  
Click here to join Memoirs via Zoom on Mondays at 1:00pm.