TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES ... [email protected], the Palo Alto outpost of the New York-based technology-themed institute for older adults, is still providing online classes and other tech-related resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, including online meet and greets, technology tutoring and virtual museum tours. For more information, go to seniorplanet.org/locations/palo-alto.
VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS ... Avenidas is hosting a series of town hall meetings focused on various topics from coping strategies for self-care to the challenges of Covid-19 in local nursing homes. The series, which is being posted for viewing on the organization's website, features a variety of special guests, including geriatrician Mehrdad Ayati, geriatric psychiatrist Grace Nadolny, Stanford geriatrician Marina Martin and Ellen Brown, the former medical director of Pathways Hospice. To view recordings of the events, go to avenidas.org.
THE VILLAGE CONCEPT ... Avenidas Village, a membership organization for seniors who want organized support while aging in their own homes, is offering special COVID-19 programming for its members, including Friday happy hour socials, guided meditation, Zoom lunches and Zoom games. For more information, go to avenidas.org/programs/avenidas-village.
SUNDAYS IN THE GARDEN ...
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour has moved its annual tour of Bay Area gardens online with a series of virtual Sunday garden talks and tours. The tours will take place on May 3 and May 10. The group also is offering a free, online version of its "Garden Guide," which contains plant descriptions and more than 50 photographs from the 43 gardens that were to be featured in this year's tour. Registration is required and donations are accepted.
For more information, go to bringingbackthenatives.net/2020-virtual-tour.
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