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 (and see below) for 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 3/5/2021:

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 March 9)
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, April 7)

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.  This program can be enjoyed using only a “land line” phone.  For registration information, contact Amy Stover:  astover@generationsofiv.org or 215-723-5841
 

Spring Organizing Programs with Professional Organizer Bev Griffith
Let’s Zoom along to an easier, more streamlined life by exploring and discussing key areas of home organization and management.  These sessions are based on organizing tips from “Full STEAM Ahead,” Bev’s handy guide book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $12.95 or here at Generations for $10 or borrowed for the duration of these sessions.  Please note that the book is not a requirement but is a very handy resource.  As a special feature this year, Bev has offered to virtually coach any participants who would like to work on their own home projects and might need some support, input or guidance.  This support can be provided through email, telephone or video conferencing.  It’s a great opportunity to consider during this quiet period.  If you are interested in this service, email Bev at anextrahandorg@comcast.net. Registration for our spring virtual organizing programs follows.  You can register for the ones that suit your individual needs or all three: 

Managing Your Papers
Thursday, March 18. 11:00am
Dealing with papers is the most challenging area for most people.  Mail, flyers, recipes, articles, documents, photos, magazines seem to fly into our homes and create chaos and clutter.  During this session, we will discuss what you need to keep and where to keep it, as well as the most important documents we all need to have during this chapter of our lives.  Pre-registration is required for this program.  Donations are appreciated.  See above for virtual program donation information.  Click here to pre-register for Managing Your Papers. 

Getting Your Ducks in a Row
Thursday, April 15, 11:00am
Our most vital yet non-renewable resource is our time.  The focus here will be on establishing goals and priorities and tackling procrastination to create feelings of purpose and control. In addition, we will look at managing your health and wealth with simple tips to implement right away for quick results. Pre-registration is required for this program.  Donations are appreciated.  See above for virtual program donation information.  Click here to pre-register for Getting Your Ducks in a Row. 

Vertigo Away!
Monday, March 8, 10:00am
Join Laura Bishop, a certified vestibular physical therapist for Core 3 Physical Therapy.  Laura treats people with vertigo, dizziness and decreased balance.  In this Zoom presentation, we will talk about what can cause vertigo and dizziness and how physical therapy can help these symptoms.  We will go through a few sample exercises for vertigo/dizziness that would be a part of a physical therapy program  Pre-registration is required for this free program.  Click here to pre-register for Vertigo Away! and we will send you the link to join the program.  

Personalize Your Plate Cooking Demo
Wednesday, March 10, 12:00pm

Life is busy. Personalize Your Plate by learning how to use an air fryer and an Instant Pot. We will share current trends designed to shorten your cooking time and make healthier meals. Hosted by Teri Wassel, MS, RD. To register, email Teri at twassel@montcopa.org before Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Dietary Guidelines Updated for Americans 2020-2025

Monday, March 15, 10:00-10:45am 

Learn about the new dietary guidelines developed from evidenced based research.  Get the most out of your meals to promote your health! Led by Caitlin Liscinski, MPH, AJH Coordinator, Abington-Jefferson Community Health Education. Pre-registration is required for this free program.  Click here to pre-register. This program can also be enjoyed using only a “land line” phone.  For information on joining by phone, contact Amy Stover, 215-723-5841/astover@generationsofiv.org

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. Please click here for further details and registration.


FITNESS:

Dancefit
Tuesdays, 9:45-10:30am
Have fun getting fit while you move to this toe-tapping, Zumba-inspired workout which combines Latin and international music with some of your old favorites. 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
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15am
 
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
Tuesdays, 3/9/21 &  3/23/21 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 3/9/21.

Click here to pre-register for Virtual Cash Bingo on 3/23/21.


Take & Make: Ryan's Irish Potato Candies
Thursday, March 11, 11:00am

Join Amy (Ryan) Stover and her favorite lad and lassies to create the traditional Philadelphia confection that, despite its name, is not from Ireland, and does not usually contain any potato (but they do look like little potatoes). Once you register and pay for supplies, we will prepare a kit to make about five dozen candies for pick up at Generations before the class (we will contact you with pick up times). It's up to you whether you keep them all for yourself or share with your favorite Leprechauns. Cost: $5 per kit. A portion of the cost for this event is being supported by a Thrivent Action Team project, thereby making it a fantastic value for you.  Registration and payment is required for this program.  Please click here to pre-register by March 8. 


St. Paddy’s Social 
Wednesday, March 17, 1:00pm
Pick up your corned beef, cabbage & grasshopper pie at our take out meal (click here for more information on the take-out meal) and then join us on Zoom™ for a St. Paddy’s Celebration featuring a virtual performance by the Pride of Erin Irish Dancers, additional Irish music, trivia, and shenanigans.  Donations are appreciated (see above for donation information).  Pre-registration is required to receive the link to join this program.  Click here to pre-register for the St. Paddy's Social and we will send the link to your email. 

NEW!
Behind the Kitchen Counter with Chad


Wednesday, April 14, 1:30pm

Join our own Chef Chad for a virtual cooking demo from the Generations Cafe! Hear pro cooking tips as Chad prepares a vegetable lasagne and a spring fruit trifle. Connect with us for an entertaining afternoon of cooking and creativity. Free program. Attendees will be given a "take & bake" meal of Chad's creation (a suggested donation of $5 per meal is appreciated). We will contact you with pick up information shortly after the program). Pre-registration is required for this program.  Click here to pre-register.  We will send the link to join the program to your email. 

Memoirs
Mondays, 1pm-3pm
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 (see above for donation information). Click here to join Memoirs via Zoom on Mondays at 1:00.  (You won't be ablet to join our meetings until 5-10 minutes before the listed start time). For questions or concerns, call Marilyn: 215-723-5669 or
grossm111@comcast.net.


HELPFUL TIPS FOR JOINING OUR ZOOM MEETINGS