- Social Services
Monday-Friday Meals on Wheels service to the Indian Valley and North Penn Areas has resumed.
Our Drive Through Take Out Meal is not currently being offered. Effective 10/1, Take Out Meals are available for ordering on Monday-Friday. No dine-in meals are being served at this time. Click here for further details, menu listings, and ordering procedures.
We have reopened for many in-person programs. Click here to see our October 2021 newsletter for full details.COVID-19 Updates
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.
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.
Upcoming Virtual Program Offerings
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 November 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: email@example.com.
Caregiver’s Virtual Support Group
First Wednesday, 3:30-5pm (Next meeting Nocember 3)
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.
Diabetes Update 2021:
Monday, November 15, 10:00am
Diabetes is a national epidemic and affects millions of Americans. Many people have undiagnosed Diabetes! Join Jane Cero, RN, BSN, Chronic Care Management Nurse, to learn how to minimize your risk of developing diabetes. Tips to maximize health and manage diabetes will also be shared. This free, informational presentation is offered virtually via Zoom. To register for the virtual Zoom meeting, click here and we will email you the link to join.
Changes to Medicare
Thursday, November 4, 1:00pm
Ed Savitsky, our APPRISE counselor, can help you navigate the Medicare maze. For 2022 coverage, open enrollment will run from October 15, 2021, to December 7, 2021. During the annual enrollment period (AEP) you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage. You can switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage, or vice versa. Come learn what you need to know before you make changes. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program for older Pennsylvanians and is open to members of the community. This program is offered both virtually and in-person. Registration is required. To register for the in-person option, call Social Services: 215-723-1930. To register for the virtual Zoom option, click here and we will email you the link to join.
Balance & Stability with On The Move Physical Therapy
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 - 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 - NOW OFFERED IN-PERSON (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.
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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.
Behind the Kitchen Counter with Chad
Wednesday, November 10, 1:30pm
Join our own Chef Chad for a cooking demo from the Generations Cafe! Hear pro cooking tips as Chad prepares comfort dishes for your fall festivities. He'll bake a homemade turkey pot pie and stir up a pumpkin mousse. 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). This program is offered both in-person and virtually. 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.
Wednesday, November 24, 10:30am
Team up with your friends for a fun morning of Q & A ranging from topics like Thanksgiving, music, pop culture, history and more. This program is offered both virtually and in-person. Registration is required. To register for the in-person option, visit our front desk or call 215-723-5841. To register for the in-person option, stop by our front desk or call 215-723-5841.To register for the virtual program, click here and we will email you the link to join.
The Liberty Bell Trail in Our Back Yard
Friday, November 12, 11:00am
Eight area municipalities including Telford, Souderton, and Hatfield Boroughs as well as Franconia Township, are working with consultant Michael Baker International, the PA Environmental Council, and the Partnership TMA to conduct a trail feasibility study for the development and expansion of the Liberty Bell Trail. The historic Liberty Bell Trail in North Penn and Indian Valley (a multi-use trail proposed for walking and biking) will link residents and visitors alike to downtown centers; residential neighborhoods; parks, libraries, and schools; natural areas and open spaces; transportation hubs; and much, much more. Come join representatives from the Liberty Bell Trail Committee to learn how you can share your feedback with municipal officials and trail planners. Share your thoughts and have questions answered about what the trail could look like right here in our community. This 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.