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Stay Connected From Home

Find resources that will help you keep connected even from home.

Facebook and YouTube

Like us on Facebook.com/cabqseniors or subscribe to our YouTube channel to find even more virtual programming--from BINGO to fitness activities to dancing lessons. 

Zoom Help

For information on how to use Zoom, download this PDF document. In addition, you can find useful tips on Zoom's website here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Frequently-asked-questions

Daytime Dancing with Senior Affairs

Join us monthly on GOV-TV (channel 16) to watch Daytime Dancing with Senior Affairs, a televised senior dance that features live music and socially distanced dancing by two couples. All senior dances observe COVID-safe practices, including inviting couples, keeping anyone not from the same household six feet apart and requiring masks. Check out past episodes below:

Watch episode one here
Watch episode two here

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Comcast is offering 2 months of high-speed internet for free to qualifying customers and $9.95 plus tax thereafter. Click here for more information on how to call and get signed up.

Falls Prevention Fridays 

The pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. The Department of Senior Affairs and New Mexico Adult Falls Prevention Coalition are committed to empowering all older adults to reduce their risk of falls. Below are links to a series of free virtual events that were held in September so you can learn how you can reduce your chances of a fall and improve your balance.

September 4: “Prevent the Shuffle, Improve your Balance.”
Learn about risk factors for losing your balance, why some people develop a shuffling walk as they get older, and what you can do to feel steadier on your feet.
Download the slide deck for this presentation
View a recording of this presentation

September 11: “Taking Care of Your Feet to Prevent Falls.”
You will learn and practice how to check your feet for problems. Also, we will review how to select shoes that help you stay steady.
Download the slide deck for this presentation
Download a flyer with foot and ankle exercises
Download a flyer with intrinsic foot exercises
View a recording of this presentation

September 18: “Keep Moving, Stay Independent.”
Learn about evidence based programs that help you build strength and balance.
Download the slide deck for this presentation
View a recording of this presentation

September 25: “Home Safety with HEART from before a fall to after.”
Home safety is critical for HEART which is a division of Albuquerque Fire Rescue offering home modification, fall prevention/recovery classes and minimal case management to help Albuquerque residents thrive. HEART will discuss the roles of the individual to help prevent a fall, but when a fall does happen what to have available when 911 is called and the steps that are recommended after.
View a recording of this presentation here

Virtual Activities

Even if you’re still choosing to avoid busy places, you can stay connected to art and education through online resources. The ABQ BioPark is brings the Aquarium, Zoo, Tingley Beach and Botanic Garden right to your living room by sharing videos and photos of what's going on at their facilities each day on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/abqbiopark/. In addition, the Albuquerque Museum provides podcasts, virtual tours, downloadable coloring pages, and more at www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/trending. The Albuquerque Sunport has an impressive art collection, which you can view online at https://abqsunport.com/at-sunport/sunport-arts-program/.

 Covia Resources

Keep learning, engaging and chatting with others through Covia’s online and telephone-based programs.

  • Well Connected is a community made up of participants, staff, facilitators, presenters, and other volunteers who care about each other and who value being connected. All groups are accessible by phone from wherever you are at no cost to you.
  • Well Connected Español es una comunidad compuesta de participantes, empleados, facilitadores, presentadores, y otros voluntarios que se preocupan por los demás y que valoran estar conectados. Todos los grupos son accesibles por teléfono o computadora desde cualquier lugar sin costo alguno.
  • Social Call matches volunteers with seniors on a one-to-one basis, bringing compassionate conversation and care into their lives and giving volunteers an opportunity to listen and learn.

Lower Body Workout Video

Balance Video

 

Stretching Video

Zumba Video

 

Warm Up Video

Upper Body Workout Video