Zoom Activities Online
Zoom Practice Coffee Hour - Zoom is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. We are hosting a coffee hour every Wednesday morning at 10:00am to help you learn and practice. Call the COA with your email address and we’ll
send you an invitation to join us.
COA Page Turners Book Club - 3rd Thursday of the month. January 21st at 1:30pm: Please call the office for the book title. Copies of the book are available behind the reference desk at Sandwich Public Library. This group meets through Zoom. Please call the office to be added to the email list to receive the Zoom link.
Virtual Pastel Painting Workshop with Gregory Maichack. “Pastel Paint the Miracle Flowers”. Thursday, January 7th at 10:30am. This exciting Zoom pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Participants will be provided pastels, white charcoal pencils, template, and pastel paper. You will produce your own pastel painting inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s enormous mural, “The Miracle Flower”. Please call the office to register and pick up your supplies. *This project is supported in part from a grant from the Sandwich Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Current Events Discussion Group - Friday, January 8th and 22nd at 10:00am. We use the NewsCurrents platform to discuss topical current happenings here and around the world. Come join the discussion, new members always welcome!
Zoom Presentation with Henry Quinlan - USSR/Russia Myths, Mysteries, and Spying. Don't miss this presentation based on local author Henry Quinlan's 30 years' involvement with the former Soviet Union and Russia including living in Moscow for five years during the demise of the USSR and the rise of the new Russia. This presentation will entertain and educate you! It starts in 1986 with the Chernobyl incident disaster and carries through to 2019. Topics covered include the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian Mafia, the FBI and spying, secrets of the Soviet Space Agency, memorable sights and people. Remarkable videos and photos of the Hermitage, Kremlin Museum and the Pushkin Museum.
Study and Discussion Group - David Wyant - History lecturer David Wyant is returning in January. If you are interested in an active study and discussion group, this class will choose from topics on American History, World History or Science. You will provide in depth research on an agreed upon topic, and participants will study parts of the topic before each virtual gathering (via Zoom unless we can gather in person). Please call to register and let us kow two days/times you will be available and your first choice of study.
Cookbook and Supper Club Group - call the office for more information.
Sandwich Community TV
Senior focused content is on Channel 13 10:00am-12:00pm daily and Channel 14 6:00pm-8:00pm daily. Sandwich TV is here for all of you during this challenging time. Please check out their website www.sandwichtv.org or call 508-274-6806 for information. Thanks for watching!
Sandwich Community TV on Channel 13 is also offering the following activities:
- Chair Exercise Class
- Exercises: Pilates Instructions, Senior Chair Exercises, Chair Yoga
- Variety of Classic Movies (generally on Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:00pm)
Roger Tincknell Holiday Concert December 18th at 6pm - Seasonal songs from Christmas, Hanukah, and other traditions. Since we cannot gather in person, Roger is performing for us! Tune in to Channel 13. (Repeat on Christmas Day at 11am!)
Outdoor Walking Group
**On Winter hiatus; will resume Spring 2021**
Join a COA staff member for a local walk and a chance to socialize with friends (at a safe distance!). We’ll be going Tuesday - Wednesday at 9:00am in groups of 6 (weather permitting).
Please call the office for all the details and to sign up.
In an effort to support our seniors and provide ongoing classes while the senior center is closed, the Sandwich COA is working with the fitness instructors to provide online access via Zoom! Information regarding online yoga sessions are below. Checks are payable to the COA and mailed to: Sandwich COA, 270 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd, East Sandwich, MA 02537
Please note on check which session you are joining.
January Mondays Gentle Floor Yoga 9am 1/4, 1/11, 1/19, 1/25 - $24 and Chair Yoga 11am 1/4, 1/11, 1/19, 1/25 - $24
January Thursdays Gentle Floor Yoga 9am 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 - $24 and Chair Yoga 11am 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 - $24
February Mondays Gentle Floor Yoga 9am 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/25 - $24 and Chair Yoga 11am 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/25 - $24 No class on 2/22; session make-up Thursday 2/25
February Thursdays Gentle Floor Yoga 9am 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 - $24 and Chair Yoga 11am 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 - $24