Lancaster County Office of Aging started a virtual senior center!
Many of you may be aware of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Lancaster County, PA and across the nation. This is deeply concerning for the more vulnerable residents in community– particularly our seniors. As these cases have continued to rise, our local senior centers have unfortunately had to close. Building relationships, staying connected and enjoying the meaningful activities offered at these centers is now more difficult for the seniors who benefitted from these opportunities! This is why we are so grateful to our partners at the Lancaster County Office of Aging for offering a virtual senior center– Virtual Connections. If you are a recipient of our home-delivered meals, you will likely have received a flyer about this already. To learn more, please read on…
From the Lancaster County Office of Aging:
“Our newest Senior Center is called LCOA Virtual Connections. This is a new idea that connects seniors from their homes to each other for fun activities and socialization. If you live in Lancaster County and are 55+ you are invited to join our virtual center! There is no cost to join or participate. Using Zoom, a virtual platform, we play games several times a week, have Ukulele lessons, do Yoga, Barre class, Zumba, play Bingo, drumming, crafts, have speakers, and lots of other stuff. As our attendance increases, we continue to schedule more classes and activities.
You will need a computer, laptop or tablet, an email address and internet service. Some of our games can be played using a regular telephone but it is a toll call. People with cell phones with unlimited long distance are enjoying Bingo, Scattergories and trivia. We even send you the materials you need to play the games, take music lessons or do a craft activity. You will get to now the Senior Center Unit staff at Office of Aging– Lisa Paulson, Debbie Groff and Ellen Weekes as we play the games and interact with the group.
To join, call Lancaster County Office of Aging and talk to Debbie Groff 717-380-2373. She works M-F 8 – 1:30. She can register you and explain how to get into the portal to see messages and the schedule. From there, it’s easy to get into classes! We look forward to meeting you and making more friends!”
To learn more about the Lancaster County Office of Aging, please visit their website: https://lancoaging.org/
To view a sample activities calendar, click below: