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Activities Calendar

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Rianda House is closed, although we are now providing virtual classes, conferences calls, and one-on-one chats to keep participants safe and connected.

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The Wrinkle newsletter, Rianda House Classes, Community Partner Workshops, Support Groups and other Online Offerings.

The Wrinkle

 Rianda House calendar of events and newsletter for:

Rianda House Summertime Fun Bingo

HOW TO PLAY: Complete a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Let us know when you have achieved a BINGO and we will enter one ticket for each row completed into our raffle with your name on it! Contact us via email at [email protected] or by phone (707) 963-8555, ext. 103. BINGO MAXIMUM = 5 RAFFLE TICKETS. Winner will be drawn on June 30 and announced in the July 6 edition of The Wrinkle. CLICK HERE TO PRINT OUT THE BINGO SHEET. Print out a couple and share with your friends and family!

Rianda House Classes

All classes require pre-registration with Elizabeth at (707) 963-8555, ext. 103, or [email protected]

Balance and Stretch - ZOOM Edition | Kris Coryell
Join Instructor, Kris Coryell, PhD, as she leads this energizing exercise class designed to increase activity, strength and confidence levels and decrease the potential for falling. Mondays, 10:30 am.

Dancing Crane Tai Chi - ZOOM Edition | Joan Comendant (Senior Exercise Trainer)
This class is specially designed for beginners who are new to Tai Chi. Each class will repeat the same movements, making it an ideal class to drop into anytime. Classes will meet on Tuesdays at 11:30 am. This is a live Zoom course, so you will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer to participate.

Embodied Relaxation Hour | Marla Tofle
This class uses movement, breath and sound in combinations that reconnect us with the engine of well-being: pulsation. This drop-in class offers an opportunity to relieve stress and support immune-system function. Join classes on Wednesdays, from11:00 -12:00 or 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Open to all ages and abilities. Class fee $20. Advanced registration required (registration closes 1 hour prior to class start time) via this link - www.marlatofle.com/classes.

Mat Yoga Class for Older Adults (Beginner Level) | Gloria, Yoga Instructor
Join this free 4-week series of mat yoga classes on Zoom, designed for older adults, 35 minutes. Sundays, continuing June 7 at 10:00 am. To join the class via Zoom, use this Class Meeting ID: 916 581 05878 and Password: MThlY0JyRWt0VU9OR091SDhrcUNSUT09.

NEW DATE Music Appreciation: What Did Women Sing? | Laura Prichard, Ph.D.
The voices of women have been suppressed, avoided, and even banned throughout the history of choral music, but new archival research reveals their growing popularity. Vocal performance practice reveals the politics of the times, and we can now trace how and when mixed singing societies began to commission sacred masterworks. This lecture will meet via phone or Zoom video conference on Wednesday, July 15, at 3:00 pm. Call Elizabeth to RSVP, (707) 963-8555, ext. 103.

PWR!Moves for Parkinson’s- ZOOM Edition | Joan Comendant (Certified PWR!Moves & Senior Exercise Trainer)
This course is designed for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor or balance issues to help increase strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and posture. Zoom meeting on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.

Rianda House Memoirists & Creative Writers - ZOOM Edition | Ana Manwaring, Educator and Author
Join this lively writing community. No matter your writing experience, from idea to well-published author, you’re welcome to share your voice as we write, read and offer feedback in a workshop setting. Each week writing topics and assignments are suggested, but not required. Some workshop participants write poetry, some write fiction, others write essays or songs. Working together in a positive and encouraging atmosphere, we learn our craft and become the storytellers we want to be to leave an enduring legacy for our families and community. This ongoing class meets for six weeks, on Thursdays, June 11- July 23, 2 -4 pm.

Somatic Meditation | Marla Tofle
Develop your capacity for mindfulness, and foster whole-body presence. This drop-in class on Mondays, 5:30 - 6:15 pm, is open to all ages and abilities. Class fee $20. Advanced registration required (registration closes 1 hour prior to class start time) via this link - www.marlatofle.com/classes.

Techno Tuesday - ZOOM Training and Cell Phone 101 | Rianda House Volunteer
Are you getting the most out of your cell phone, tablet or iPad? Unlock the power of your digital devices to allow you to receive important resource alerts from the County, City and CalFire. Receive one-on-one instruction for how to maximize the applications and services on your cell phone or use ZOOM video conference software from a tech-savvy tutor. Appointments available on Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm. Call Elizabeth at (707) 963-8555, ext. 103 to set up an appointment to get technology instruction by phone.

Zoom Video Tutorials | Rianda House Virtual Classroom
Series of four videos that provide a quick start guide walking you through getting started with Zoom, including the essential steps of setting up your account, joining a meeting, an overview of the meeting controls and more. You can view these anytime - online here.

Virtual Classes From Our Partners

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class |Innovative Health Solutions / Choice in Aging
Join this weekly class meeting twice a week via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through July 30,from 10-11 am. It is easy to attend! Just use this Choice in Aging Zoom link (for all classes):https://zoom.us/j/9120293474, Meeting ID (for all classes): 912 029 3474 (The Zoom link & Meeting ID will stay consistent for all classes).

Driver Safety | AARP
It is always a good time to brush up on driver safety tips. Due to COVID-19, AARP has made their driver safety course available online! Go to the AARP website (www.aarpdriversafety.org) to sign up. Use this promo code for 25% discount: DRIVINGSKILLS. Code good through August 31, 2020.

Food Smarts Nutrition Education | Innovative Health Solutions / Choice in Aging
Join this weekly class meeting via Zoom on Thursdays, through July 30 from 11:15 am - 12:15 pm. It is easy to attend! Just use this Choice in Aging Zoom link (for all classes):https://zoom.us/j/9120293474Meeting ID (for all classes): 912 029 3474 (The Zoom link & Meeting ID will stay consistent for all classes).

NEW History of the Whistle Song - SF Symphony | Michael Tilson Thomas
Stop and take a moment to listen to this newly released upbeat new song Michael Tilson Thomas composed while sheltering-in-place at home. The “Whistle Song,” was inspired by a tune MTT used to whistle with his father Ted, as a child on their walks together. The video includes an introduction from MTT on the history of the song and a performance by SF Symphony musicians from their homes. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/PvJ1St0EPRI

Support Group for LGBT Seniors | Ian Stanley, LGBT Connection
Join us on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month (July 7 and 21) from 10:30-11:30 am via Zoom. We’ll gather together to share how we’re doing and what we’re experiencing in these “interesting” times. Contact Ian Stanley at online - collabriacare.org/event/understanding-suicide-grief-loss-2020

NEW Unbiased Medicare Information Sessions | HICAP, Frank Nelson
HICAP offers unbiased technical expertise on Medicare in a series of Zoom meetings throughout the month of July. You can register online via links below or by calling: (707) 526-4108. Registration required in advance.

NEW 2nd Annual Virtual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Veterans, First Responders, and Caregivers
The symposium focuses on the connection between Parkinson’s Disease, military service, first responders and the frequency in which medical professionals are seeing veterans and first responders diagnosed with PD. Virtual attendees will be provided with information as well as resources available to help them live their best lives with Parkinson’s Disease. Click on this link below to be automatically connected to the symposium!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuKzOHgU6fA

Support Groups

  • ALZConnected®:  Living with Alzheimer's or caring for someone with the disease may make you feel alone. ALZConnected®, powered by the Alzheimer's Association, is a free online community where everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia can safely share their concerns and get advice.
  • Support Group for Caregivers of Folks with Memory Loss | Collabria Care
    Online support group, providing compassion and resources for individuals caring for loved ones with memory loss. For more details call: Jill Wood, MSW with Collabria Care at (707) 258-9087, ext. 277.

Online Offerings

7-Minute Yoga Workout for Older Adults | SilverSneakers
Watch this video from SilverSneakers for this follow-along yoga workout for older adults. Build strength, improve flexibility and boost balance with 7-Minute Yoga Workout for Older Adults.

Daily Meditation | SilverSneakers
Watch this video from SilverSneakers for an easy 5-minute meditation you can do every day. Close your eyes and follow along! Your Daily SilverSneakers Meditation.

Strength and Balance | SilverSneakers
Boost your energy and get the blood flowing with bodyweight exercises, skill drills and a relaxing final stretch. Class available – online.

Coloring Pages | Van Gough Museum
Free coloring pages of famous paintings - online here.

Lesson of the Day | New York Times
Short lesson featuring current events articles - online here.