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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. 

Virtual and COVID-Safe Events

Every month, Senior Affairs offers a calendar of live virtual and COVID-safe events. Download this flyer to see what is coming up in February 2021.

Get Up and Move Challenge

Senior Affairs Sports and Fitness challenges you to walk, run, bike, or even swim toward a healthier you in 2021. You will need to measure your distance using a Fitbit, smart watch, pedometer, or your smart phone, then submit your distance each week to track your progress along a virtual route featuring some of New Mexico’s most popular landmarks. For each landmark checkpoint you reach, you will be entered into a drawing to win a gift certificate. This challenge will run Feb. 1 – March 19. Click here to view the flyer. Email [email protected] to register. For more information, call 880-2800.

Work for Yourself at 50+

Interested in starting your own business? The AARP Foundation holds regular "Work for [email protected]+" webinars and workshops, and has a variety of resources to help you get started. Visit workforyourself.aarpfoundation.org/events to find upcoming workshops and to learn more. 

Digital Literacy

Learn to use a computer or improve your skills for free with one of the new digital literacy group classes offered through a partnership between Senior Affairs and Adelante DiverseIT. You can also call the new tech help hotline at 505-503-INFO (505-503-4636) with your tech questions.  Download the flyer for more information and a class schedule for March 2021.

Click here to view Adelante DiverseIT's instructional videos to learn about Setting Up Your Computer, Avoiding Email and Text Scams, and more. 

One-On-One Tech Training

Teeniors® are tech-savvy teens and young adults who help seniors learn technology through one-on-one, personalized coaching. Now in collaboration with the City of Albuquerque, they are offering tutoring via phone and video calls to help you with your electronic devices at no cost! Whether you have questions about your cell phone or computers, or want to learn how to text, video call, share pictures, download Netflix, order groceries online, navigate the internet, or anything else--you can contact Teeniors directly to set up your free session: [email protected] or (505) 600-1297. Learn more: www.teeniors.com.

Teeniors® are also offering free classes for seniors via Zoom this spring! Download the flyer with the February and March class schedule here. Download the flyer with additional March and April classes here

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
Watch episode three here
Watch episode four here
Watch episode five 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.

Blood Pressure Resources

The YMCA's Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program helps participants reduce blood pressure and develop healthier eating habits, and the registration fee is waived for February. Download the flyer here. The YMCA is also holding a Heart Healthy Nutrition Series through May 2021, featuring one-hour virtual seminars. Download the flyer with registration information here.

To learn more about how to reduce blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart, click on the titles below to view information provided by the American Heart Association:

8 steps to Prevent Heart Disease 
Blood Pressure Measurement Instructions / Instrucciones para medir la presión arterial
Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure / Cómo bajar la presión arterial
What is High Blood Pressure? / ¿Qué es la presión arterial alta?

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.

“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

“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

“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

“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

City of Albuquerque 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.

Lower Body Workout Video

Balance Video

 

Stretching Video

Zumba Video

 

Warm Up Video

Upper Body Workout Video