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Here are resources for our 50+ community!

Be sure to check back daily as new content and activities will continue to be added!

ACTIVITIES

NEW!  Band and artist - Enjoy and stream various live band music from various artist for FREE. 

 BINGO! Play Virtual Bingo with the Senior Center - Please join us at the Senior Activity Center for Zoom Bingo.  Use any card or make your own.  Prizes winners will receive certificates!  Join us on Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Please reach out to Rosemary Nielsen at rnielsen@buenapark.com for meeting ID and password!

Coffee Chat -  During this time of COVID-19 we are reaching out to you in your home and want to stay connected. We will be offering opportunity to Zoom in or conference call in for COFFEE CHAT. This is an open forum for chatting, we want to hear what you’re doing and share experiences. We especially want to hear from those who feel afraid, isolated or lonely.  Join us every Tuesday and Friday from 930 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please reach out to Rosemary Nielsen at rnielsen@buenapark.com for meeting ID and password!

Game page - USA Today has various online games to choose from such as Mahjong, Solitaire, and jigsaw.

Metropolitan Opera - An estimated every week, will be a different presentation from the Met Opera's Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming.  

Musicals - Iconic British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is making some of his musicals available on YouTube.

Nature Relaxation Films - Find relaxing nature videos for soothing stress and mind.  

Open Culture - Various links to free movies, free courses, free language lessons, and free audio books. Great for seniors to engage with entertainment culture and social time.

Open Library - This website is a simple and more user-friendly to find books to read. Various subjects that are FREE read and listen online and to download. Great for all ages too.  

RESOURCES

AARP – Great resource for seniors and older adults

AARP Live Q& A Event: The Coronavirus – Experts share information about COVID-19 and protecting yourself.  Occurs Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. ET

NEW! Community Supported Agriculture Group - The National Agriculture Library provides information about community supported agriculture groups where seniors can find low-cost, farm-to-table, healthy foods from local growers. 

Message to Seniors Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis -  Rosemary Nielsen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, shares some tips and words of encouragement to our seniors dealing with the COVID-19 situation.

Message about Urgent Transportation Services - Tanikka Davis, Transportation Coordinator, shares the transportation services the Ehlers Event Center offers along with the precautions in place.

North Orange County Community College - The college classes from the North Orange County Community College District will be moving online during the time the Buena Park Senior Activity Center is closed to the public. If you participated in classes prior to the facility closure you can reach out to your instructor or email seniros@buenapark.com to be put in contact with your instructor for virtual classes.

Council on Aging, Southern California – Free health insurance counseling and advocacy (HICAP) in Southern California

Fair Housing Foundation – Information and referral for renters and landlords

Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association - Civil legal services in Orange County.

FITNESS

5 Home Workouts Workout videos that are 10 mins. 

13 Best At-Home Workouts for Seniors -  These thirteen exercises are designed to be easy and done at home!

Yoga with Bird - Beginning and gentle yoga exercises

Sample Workout for Seniors - 15min video that features exercises for seniors. 

Silver Sneakers - Silver Sneakers is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65+

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Exercise with Kathleen on BPTV3 - Kathleen Mastin has a 1 hour exercise video on Spectrum Channel 3 on 10:00am on Sunday & Monday, 9:30am Tuesday - Saturday. It is a great workout. It is a great alternative to viewing online and you get a friendly familiar face.

NUTRITION

NEW! 5 Top Food for Eye Health - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggest top food for health and gives information on the benefits of these food items.  

Senior Lunch Program The Senior Lunch Cafe has converted to frozen meals for seniors. These meals can be picked up on Tuesdays between 11:00am - 12:00pm via drive-thru. Look for the American Flag at 8150 Knott Ave. Please do not exit your vehicle. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Meals on Wheels OC.

Senior Grocery Program - This will be a drive-thru process on Thursdays at 10:15am please follow arrows and staff and do not exit your vehicle. 8150 Knott Ave. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Supplies may be limited. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

Food Distribution Program - This will be a drive-thru process on the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 8:30am. Please follow arrows and staff and do not exit your vehicle. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

NEW! Food Safety - Offers a guide on food safety for adults 65 years and older. 

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