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Lifelong Montclair logoThe Hamilton program scheduled for today has been moved to next Friday.     
     

Online E-dgemont classes: August 10-14th


Monday August 10th

11:00am TRAVEL WEEK LECTURE: ECUADOR

World traveler Chris MacCormack brings his adventures to us in stories and pictures

12:30pm TRAVEL WEEK COOKING DEMO: Ceviche

Learn how to make this nation dish the Ecuadorian way!

Tuesday August 11th

11:00am Move and Groove International

Join us for a 40 minute freestyle dance workout to music from around the world!

12:30pm TRAVEL WEEK COOKING DEMO: Crostata della Nonna: Travel to the Tuscan countryside with Benedetta Balsimelli as she demonstrates her mama’s recipe.

2:00pm MILL Class Reformation (makeup from last week-reg. required)

4:15pm MILL Class Better Balance Stronger Core (makeup from last week-reg. required)

Wednesday, August 12th

10:00am Chair Yoga

Lisy is back with her popular, gentle yoga class which can be done in a chair.

11:00am Wellness Talk: Homecare 101

Randi Brockman from Homewatch Caregivers will give us all the ins and outs of hiring an aide, what to look for, who pays for what and more! Bring your questions.

12:30pm TRAVEL WEEK COOKING DEMO: Kazahk Plov

Learn how to make this traditional rice dish from Assel, a mama living in the Kazahk steppe, using ingredients from your pantry and fridge.

1:45pm TRAVEL WEEK LECTURE: Kazahkstan: A World Away

Michelle DeWitt presents on this magical place where she lived for several months.

Thursday, August 13th

             10:00am Virtual Tech Support with The Wise Guys

Meet us in the Zoom Room for help with your phone, tablet, computer etc.

11:00am TRAVEL WEEK LECTURE: CATSKILLS AND THE BORSCHT BELT

Historian Marty Schniet travels through yesteryear-- along Old Routh 17 in the Catskills, to Grossingers, and Kutchers, with Red Buttons and Henny Youngman and more!

12:30pm TRAVEL WEEK COOKING DEMO: Cold Borscht

Friday, August 14th

11:00am Beginner’s Yoga           

Jean Lyons will teach different gentle poses each week; some chair/some floor

1:30pm Deconstructing Hamilton: Learn what made this musical a hit! (rescheduled from 8/7)

 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED: To access these NON MILL classes via ZOOM go to http://bit.ly/edgemontclass       OR use Meeting ID: 81841743837      Password: 303257  





Dementia: What It Is and What It Is Not

Tuesday, August 18 at 11 AM

Dementia is a term often used interchangeably with Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Find out the true definition of dementia, its causes, how to get an accurate diagnosis, as well as the steps you can take to promote healthy aging.Click here to register for the Zoom information.

 

https://newcity.librarycalendar.com/events/dementia-what-it-and-what-it-not

Posted by katie.york  On Aug 07, 2020 at 11:37 AM
  

Mask Up


This is a fantastic compilation of intergenerational programs for times requiring physical distancing. Lots of national programs offering free access for all at this time.  From our friends at Generations United:

https://www.gu.org/app/uploads/2020/04/Intergenerational-Programs-and-Physical-Distancing.pdf



View the Theodore Roosevelt Institute's remote offerings: https://liu.edu/roosevelt


Healthy Eating on a Budget During COVID-19

Virtual Presentation- July 27th at 1pm

 with Vincent Smith of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

In this virtual program Vincent will discuss tips on how to buy fruits and vegetables at a low cost, how to plan home meals and how to save money on food commonly consumed at home during a pandemic.

To register click here https://seam.ly/egz0pX95

This program is presented in partnership with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the Montclair Township Health Department



The Power to Choose: Opioid Use and Misuse and Disposing During COVID-19

 Join us for a Virtual Program- August 11th at 2pm

With Vincent Smith Health Educator of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Opiods are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opiods such as fentanyl and pain relievers available legally by prescription such as oxycodone (Oxycotin) hydrocodone (Vicodin) codein, morphine and many others. Drugabuse.gov

In this program Vinent will present; Opiods, The Pros and Cons, How can you prevent misuse, and how to properly dispose of opiods,

To register click here https://seam.ly/egz0pX95


Women’s Health and Fitness During COVID-19

 Virtual Program- September 30th at 11am

With Vincent Smith of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

During this virtual program some top health issues affecting women i.e. breast cancer, nutrition and physical activity, mental health and stress management information will be provided as a highlight of health concerns to be alert of during this pandemic. We must take care of ourselves always.

To register click here https://seam.ly/egz0pX95




The New City Library has many programs available: https://newcitylibrary.org/

Posted by katie.york  On Jul 24, 2020 at 2:50 PM
  

Getting Basic Technology Help
Do you need basic technology assistance (using Facetime, Zoom, etc.) during this time of social distancing? We are here to help! Fill out the I Need Help form at https://www.jfedgmw.org/need-help or call our Federation Technology Help Hotline at (973) 929-3060 and leave a message clearly stating your name, phone number, and a brief description of how we can help. A Federation volunteer will contact you within 24 hours of your message being received.  Messages will be processed Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Any requests submitted after 5 p.m. on Friday will be processed the following Monday morning.


Microsoft is offering free remote classes and trainings: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/workshops-training-and-events
Posted by katie.york  On Jul 21, 2020 at 8:07 AM
  

Stress Management during COVID-19

Virtual Program- Tuesday July 21st  at 1pm

With Vincent Smith of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

In this virtual program participants will learn the definition of stress, identify 3 different types of stress, understand the consequences of stress, and learn the negative signs and symptoms of stress and effective coping strategies for dealing with stress during a pandemic.

To register click here https://seam.ly/egz0pX95


A fellow MILL student put together the following instructions to make it easier to keep track of all of your Zoom classes:

How to make a shortcut to your desktop on your computer (so that your Zoom link will always be available):

  1. Go to the email that contains the Zoom link for your class
  2. Highlight join Zoom meeting link
  3. Right click on the Zoom meeting link and copy
  4. Go back to desktop
  5. Right click in a blank space on the desktop
  6. Click on new
  7. Click on shortcut
  8. Right click in location box and paste
  9. Click next
  10. Type in what will identify the class for you (examples: Lisy or Body Fusion or Monday 1030 class)
  11. Click finish
  12. You should now have a shortcut Zoom link for the class
  13. You can make a shortcut for every Zoom class you signed up for (just be sure you name it correctly in the shortcut on your desktop)

Comcast Email Issues

Many MILL-related emails have been going to spam, and Comcast emails seem to be having the worst issues.  To (hopefully!) address this issue, log in to your Comcast email account. Within your inbox, click on the “Address Book” tab, and click “New Contact.” Input the email address montclairnjusa@learningstream.com, and click “Save.”
Posted by katie.york  On Jul 16, 2020 at 2:41 PM
  

Free tai chi and chair yoga classes from AARP NJ:

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AARP Real Possibilities

Free, Virtual Yoga and Tai Chi Classes!

 

Virtual Workout

Have Fun and Stay Healthy in Your Home

Get active and have fun while staying in the comfort of your home! AARP NJ is offering a series of FREE, virtual workout classes.

On July 15 at 10:00 a.m., join us for a virtual Tai Chi class. The instructor will lead participants through movements that emphasize balance, strength and flexibility.

On July 15 at 7:00 p.m., join us for a virtual gentle chair yoga class. A yoga instructor will lead participants through postures while using a chair for support.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please register today!

REGISTER

 

 

Tai Chi

 

Virtual Tai Chi Class

Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location:
Online
Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation email with a Zoom link to join.

REGISTER

 

Join AARP NJ for a free, one-hour virtual Tai Chi class. The instructor will lead participants through movements that emphasize balance, strength and flexibility. Tai Chi can help reduce stress and improve posture.

 

 

Yoga

 

Virtual Gentle Chair Yoga

Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location:
Online
Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation email with a Zoom link to join.

REGISTER

 

Join AARP NJ for a free, one-hour, virtual yoga class. An instructor will lead participants through postures while using a chair for support. Yoga can increase balance and flexibility and reduce stress.

 

 

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Healthy Living Resources

If you can’t make the Tai Chi or yoga class, check out AARP’s online resources on Healthy Living by visiting here for English and here for Spanish. You can find short workout videos here.

LEARN MORE

 

 

 

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Volunteer in New Jersey

Learn more about volunteer opportunities with AARP New Jersey. Give your time, talent, and expertise to make a difference in your community.

For more information, e-mail NJAARP@aarp.org or call 1-866-542-8165.


 

 

Discover the Benefits of AARPMembership

Membership gives you access to carefully chosen discounts, programs and services designed to enrich your life every day — and an ally on important issues like Social Security and Medicare. There's always more todiscover.

SEE ALL BENEFITS

 

 

Posted by katie.york  On Jul 09, 2020 at 8:15 AM
  

Tuesday July 7th           Election Day (This is a mail-in election)

                                         11:00am   Move and Groove Dance Party                                              Get a 40 minute cardio workout while dancing to your favorite tunes  (email DJ Michelle with your song requests mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org)

Wednesday July 8th         10:00am Chair Yoga with Lisy                                                                  Join us for guided meditation, breathing and gentle yoga poses you can do from a seated position. No experience necessary.  

                                           11:00am Wellness Wednesday                                                         Unicity Homecare presents:    Telehealth: The New Normal in Healthcare: What is Telehealth and what you need to do to prepare for your next virtual doctor’s visit.                                                                                                                       

Thursday, July 9th           10:00am Virtual Tech Help with Alex                                                     Bring your tech/library issues to Alex from Montclair  Public Library; First come first served basis-you will be brought to a private room when it is your turn.

                                         2:00pm Poetry Workshop                                                                      Learn to create personal, powerful art with words with poet Leah Rowbotham; Today’s class will feature guest poets. You must pre-registered for this class by emailing mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org

Friday, July 10th            4:00 Musical Memories with Clint Edwards                                                  Join us in our ‘virtual lounge’ with your favorite beverage and celebrate the American Songbook with composer/pianist Clint Edwards

 To access the Online e-DGEMONT Classroom programs, use http://bit.ly/edgemontclass                          OR go to ZOOM and put in Meeting ID: 81841743837 Password: 303257                                           Classes can also be accessed with your telephone by calling 1-646-558-8656


Healthy Living in a COVID-19 World

Virtual Program With Dr. Alfred Davis, Jr.

Wednesday, July 08
1:00pm - 2:00pm

In this virtual workshop, Dr. Alfred Davis, Jr., will also be discussing how to stay safe and healthy during a pandemic.

In this virtual workshop, Dr. Alfred Davis, Jr., will also be discussing how to stay safe and healthy during a pandemic. Not only will you learn proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s); but also how to prevent spreading or contracting viruses. Dr. Davis will also provide information on coping with the stress associated with pandemics, such as COVID-19. Pandemics are unprecedented and can conjure up a variety of difficult emotions; this workshop touches on the physical, mental, and emotional components of living life well!

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link for this program. Please email acrews@montclairnjusa.org to register.

This program is presented in partnership with Davis Integrated Medicine, the Montclair Township Health Department, and the Montclair Public Library.

Posted by katie.york  On Jul 07, 2020 at 9:20 AM
  

e-DGEMONT Online Classroom   June 29-July 3rd (VIA ZOOM)

Monday June 29th            10:00am MILL registration for Summer semester begins Go to www.lifelongmontclair.org/MILL and click on MILL Registration System;                              

                                             11:30am   Sit and Be Fit with Teresa                                                   Join us for a rigorous seated workout (now live on Zoom) and also airing on TV34

Tuesday June 30th         11:00am   Move and Groove Dance Party                                                  Get a 40 minute cardio workout while dancing to your favorite tunes (email DJ Michelle with your song requests mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org)

                                          1:30pm Homewatch Caregivers presents: Ask An Attorney                 Eric Goldberg is the co-chair of Mandelbaum Salsburg’s Elder Law Department. Over the years, Eric has learned that the best plans are the result of close collaboration with clients and other professionals involved in caring for the needs of seniors, special needs adults and veterans. Bring your law questions.

Wednesday July 1st            10:00am Chair Yoga with Lisy                                                                   Join us for guided meditation, breathing and gentle yoga poses you can do from a seated position. No experience necessary.                                                                                     

Thursday, July 2nd            10:00am Virtual Tech Help with Alex                                                     Bring your tech/library issues to Alex from Montclair  Public Library; First come first served basis-you will be brought to a private room when it is your turn.

                                             11:00am      Wellness Talk: Elder Abuse Prevention                            Learn the signs of physical, financial, and emotional abuse with Andrea Olitzky from JFS Metrowest.       (This is the program that was originally scheduled for 6/26)

                                           2:00pm Poetry Workshop                                                                   Learn to create personal, powerful art with words with poet Leah Rowbotham; You must pre-registered for this class by emailing mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org

Friday, July 3rd            NO Programs today. Happy 4th of July

 

To access the Online e-DGEMONT Classroom programs, use http://bit.ly/edgemontclass               OR go to ZOOM and put in Meeting ID: 81841743837 Password: 303257                                      Classes can also be accessed with your telephone by calling 1-646-558-8656

Posted by katie.york  On Jun 26, 2020 at 3:18 PM
  

                 e-DGEMONT Online Classroom   June 22-26th

(VIA ZOOM)

Tuesday June 23rd           11:00am   Move and Groove Dance Party                              Get a 40 minute cardio workout while dancing to your favorite tunes               (email DJ Michelle with your song requests mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org)

                                              3:00pm Senior Support Group with Unicity                Unicity Healthcare is hosting a drop-in support group for area seniors. Covid freaking you out? This is a safe space to share what’s on your mind with an LSW.

Wednesday June 24th      10:00am  Chair Yoga with Lisy                                              Join us for guided meditation, breathing and gentle yoga poses you can do from a seated position. No experience necessary.                                                                                       

                                              11:00am Elder Pride Celebration                            Celebrate Gay Pride month with our LGBT community seniors, their allies and some special guests with a viewing of short documentary “Love Wins” followed by a discussion with community elders and youth. Happy Pride!

Thursday, June 25th            10:00am Virtual Tech Help with Alex                             Bring your tech/library issues to Alex from Montclair Public Library; First come first served basis-you will be brought to a private room when it is your turn.

                                            2:00pm Poetry Workshop Learn to create personal, powerful art with words with poet Leah Rowbotham; You must be pre-registered for this class; To register, email mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org

 Friday, June 26th              11:00am Wellness Talk: Elder Abuse Prevention:      Learn the signs of physical, financial, and emotional abuse with Andrea Olitzky from JFS Metrowest.     THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DATE TBA                

To access the Online e-DGEMONT Classroom programs, use http://bit.ly/edgemontclass             (a hyperlink to Zoom classroom)  

OR  go to ZOOM and put in Meeting ID: 81841743837     Password: 303257                           Classes can also be accessed with your telephone by calling 1-646-558-8656

Posted by katie.york  On Jun 22, 2020 at 4:16 PM
  

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-DGEMONT Online Classroom   June 15th-19th

(VIA ZOOM)

Monday June 15th            11:30am   Sit and Be Fit with Teresa    Join us for a rigorous seated workout (now live on Zoom) and also airing on TV34

Tuesday June 16th           11:00am   Move and Groove Dance Party      Get a 40 minute cardio workout while dancing to your favorite tunes               (email DJ Michelle with your song requests mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org)

Wednesday June 17th     10:00am  Chair Yoga with Lisy        Join us for guided meditation, breathing and gentle yoga poses you can do from a seated position. No experience necessary.                                                                          

                                          11:00am Wellness Wednesday: Emotional Eating    Stress eating--why we do it, and how to combat it, even during a pandemic…with Shoprite dietician Jessica Sertikoff.

Thursday, June 18th           10:00am Virtual Tech Help with Alex          Bring your tech/library issues to Alex from Montclair Public Library; First come first served basis-you will be brought to a private room when it is your turn.

                                            2:00pm Poetry Workshop Learn to create personal, powerful art with words with poet Leah Rowbotham; You must be pre-registered for this class; To register, email mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org

                                            4:00pm Virtual Tour: EXPRESS YOURSELF! Live video chat “tours” of Pollock-Krasner House with author-artist Joyce Raimondo (you must be preregistered for this tour; email mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org by 6/16  to register;       Participants will receive an email this week with log in information for this tour.

Friday, June 19th           11:00am  Celebrate Juneteenth! Learn about this important celebration of African American history with Dr. Lillie Edwards, Ph.D. Professor Emerita of History and African-American Studies at Drew University

To access the Online e-DGEMONT Classroom programs, use http://bit.ly/edgemontclass             (a hyperlink to Zoom classroom)  

OR  go to ZOOM and put in Meeting ID: 81841743837     Password: 303257                           Classes can also be accessed with your telephone by calling 1-646-558-8656



Don't forget to complete your Census and vote!

Posted by katie.york  On Jun 12, 2020 at 10:55 AM
  

I want to start off with a thank you.  AARP recently featured our response to COVID-19, and it has all been possible thanks to the awe-inspiring organizations and members of our community. 

Thank You

Please join me in thanking:

  • Toni’s Kitchen, who has not once wavered in their commitment to providing food for our older residents through these past few months
  • The Montclair Kiwanis, who have built a team of volunteer drivers to deliver food each week.A special thanks to Peter Ebling, who has overseen the volunteers, including training new volunteers and keeping me up to date by even highlighting the information I really need to read (!)
  • Members of the Montclair Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, who have sourced donations from the MC Hotel and the George and researched food distribution sources.I’m sure they weren’t anticipating a toilet paper scavenger hunt a few months ago…
  • Gelati by Mike, who has donated milk and eggs along with employee time and vehicles to help distribute food
  • Rao’s Homemade/Sovos Brands, who has upped their already generous donations of delicious, healthy foods
  • The Montclair BID, who has volunteered time and vehicles to deliver food
  • Antika Grill, who has prepared countless meals for our older residents
  • Partners for Health Foundation, whose funding allowed us to pivot to a completely online MILL semester
  • Manhattan Prep, whose staff helped our MILL instructors learn how to teach effectively via Zoom
  • Our MILL instructors, including the Yogi Berra Museum and Garden State Equality, who have so successfully converted in-person classes into high-quality online ones
  • The Montclair Public Library, particularly librarian Alex Russo, who has spent so much time helping our residents learn how to use Zoom
  • Of course, Michelle DeWitt and Linda Tate, who have continually amazed me with their abilities to adapt to all the changes we’ve encountered – and to make sure we are doing everything we can for our older residents
  • And others!

-Katie


e-DGEMONT Online Classroom   June 8th-12th

(VIA ZOOM)

Monday June 8th            
11:30am
   Sit and Be Fit with Teresa Join us for a rigorous seated workout (now live on Zoom) and also airing on TV34

Tuesday June 9th            
11:00am
   Move and Groove Dance Party Get a 40 minute cardio workout while dancing to your favorite tunes (email DJ Michelle with your song requests mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org)

3:00pm   Unicity Community Support Group  A licensed social worker from Unicity Healthcare will provide a safe, comforting space to share your thoughts and feelings in today’s world.

Wednesday June 10th     
10:00am  Chair Yoga with Lisy
 Join us for guided meditation, breathing and gentle yoga poses you can do from a seated position. No experience necessary.  

Thursday, June 11th           
10:00am Virtual Tech Help with Alex 
Bring your tech/library issues to Alex from Montclair Public Library; First come, first served basis-you will be placed in a virtual waiting room until it is your turn.

11:00am Homewatch CareGivers presents: Money Matters: Taking Control of Your Financial Destiny   Speaker Michael Cocco CFP®, ChFC® helps individuals planning for retirement implement strategies that empower them to control their financial destiny by utilizing a comprehensive approach to financial planning. Bring your questions!

  2:00pm Poetry Workshop Learn to create personal, powerful art with words with poet Leah Rowbotham; You must be pre-registered for this class; To register, email mdewitt@montclairnjusa.org

Friday, June 12th          
11:00am  Covid/Crisis/Coping with EFT Tapping Technique
Learn how these simple self-acupressure skills can help you manage your stress and anxiety. Presented by Montclair EFT practitioners Dawn Fried & Cathy Duca.

To access the Online e-DGEMONT Classroom programs, use http://bit.ly/edgemontclass (a hyperlink to Zoom classroom) at the time of the class  OR  go to ZOOM and put in Meeting ID: 81841743837     Password: 303257
Classes can also be accessed by calling 1-646-558-8656

 

Given the intersection of continued pursuit for racial justice and Pride Month, the MILL’s Troublemaker for Justice class is a great one to revisit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqQ1O1JkY5Y&list=PL_rtbwBAGji7r0X_hynpxMSv0VvR66voC 

 

The Jewish Federation of Metrowest has shared an overview of where to find help via their services.  You can also sign up to receive regular emails by emailing Gina Goldman (ggoldman@jccmetrowest.org) to stay in the know regarding the multitude of remote programs going on in our area.

Garden State Equality and Jersey Pride are hosting United in Pride: New Jersey’s Virtual Pride Celebration on June 7th.


Read about what Montclair Community Farms has been up to!

Posted by katie.york  On Jun 03, 2020 at 4:39 PM
  
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