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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 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.

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.

Beginner Level - Mat Yoga Class for Older Adults | Gloria, Yoga Instructor
Join this free 4-week series of mat yoga classes on Zoom, designed for older adults, 35 minutes. Sundays, beginning May 17 at 10:00 am. To join the class via Zoom, use - this link - to join or enter Class Meeting ID: 916 581 05878 and Password: MThlY0JyRWt0VU9OR091SDhrcUNSUT09.

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.

Techno Tuesday - ZOOM Edition | Rianda House Volunteer
Receive one-on-one instruction for how to use ZOOM video meeting 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.


Community Partner Workshops

The Alzheimer's Association is offering a series of webinars throughout the month of May. Visit www.riandahouse.org/calendars for a list of classes. Register by calling: (800) 272-3900.

Looking for new ways to keep moving and eating right? | Innovative Health Solutions
All are welcome to attend these classes two weekly classes via Zoom from June 2-30:

  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am
  • Food Smarts Nutrition Education: Thursdays, 1:00 pm

It is easy to attend! Just use this link (for all classes): https://zoom.us/j/9120293474
Meeting ID (for all classes): 912 029 3474 (Zoom link & Meeting ID will stay consistent for all classes.)

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.


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

  • Community and Hope | TED Connects
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    ive, daily conversation series with global leaders and experts, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers - online here.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.