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.

There will be no Meals on Wheels deliveries to our North Penn and Indian Valley clients on Monday, July 5.  We will resume Monday-Friday Meals on Wheels service to the Indian Valley and North Penn Areas  beginning on Tuesday, July 6.  

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. 

Select in-person programs will resume begining on August 9, 2021.  All in-person programs require pre-registration.  Sorry, there will be no "drop-in" participation opportunities in August.  For full details, please click here for  our July/August newsletter. 

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 7/30/2021:

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 August 10)
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 August 4)

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.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Update 2021
Monday, August 16, 10:00-10:45am 

It is very hard to breathe with COPD! Please join us to learn about the physiology, signs, symptoms, and triggers. We will also discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccination and mask wearing recommendations for individuals who have COPD. Presented via Zoom™ by Jane Cero, RN, BSN, Abington-Jefferson Health Chronic Care Management Nurse. This program can be enjoyed using only a “land line” phone.  For call-in information, please contact: Amy 215-723-5841. Click here to register for virtual program and we will email you the link to join. 

Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program For Seniors (Free)
Class Start Friday, July 30, 9:00am
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong program that meets for one hour sessions, once a week for 16 weeks followed by once a month for the remainder of the year. Participants will track weight loss, food and drink intake, and physical activity. This program aims to help participants make healthy dietary decisions, increase physical activity levels, lose 7% of body weight, and prevent Type 2 Diabetes.  Participants must have access to the internet and commit to weekly virtual meetings. For more information, contact Claire Kuzmicki ckuzmicki@montcopa.org 610-278-3426 or Dawn Batman dbatman@montcopa.org 610-278-5926.

 


FITNESS:


Balance & Stability with On The Move Physical Therapy 
Wednesdays, 11:30am (No Class August 4)
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  - NOW OFFERED IN-PERSON (and not on Zoom)
Click here for videos now available for those who prefer to stay home.  
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
Wednesdays, & Fridays, 9:30-10:15am (no Zoom classes August 4, 6)

Click here for videos now available so you can stay fit during our summer vacations.  
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
Not offered via Zoom at this time
Click here for videos now available so you can stay fit during our summer vacations.

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:

Cash Bingo
Tuesdays, August 10 and 24 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 8/10/21.

Click here to pre-register for Virtual Cash Bingo on 8/24/21.

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.netContact Marilyn for a special link if you'll be joining the group on August 2.
Click here to join Memoirs via Zoom on Mondays at 1:00pm. 

Behind the Kitchen Counter 
with Chad

Wednesday, August 25,1:30pm

Join our own Chef Chad for a virtual cooking demo from the Generations Cafe! Hear pro cooking tips as Chad prepares tomato and onion salad plus roasted kabobs. 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 virtual participants with pick up information shortly after the program). A limited number of in-person spots are available for this program.  If you would like register for the in-person demo, call our front desk at 215-723-5841.
Click here to register for the virtual demo and we will email you the link to join.