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Oswego Senior Center offering online events, classes via Zoom

The Oswego Senior Center is hosting several online activities and classes to engage participation while accommodating the safety and health of seniors.The technology for online participation will be through Zoom. Although staff members are not on-site daily, they are collecting messages regularly at 630-554-5602. Calls will be returned.

Upcoming events include:

Learn How to Zoom Link: Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Practice and personal assistance will be available to you via your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone through this Oswego Senior Center Learn to Zoom Link class. You will need to be able to access the internet. Kathy Perez, MSW, LSW will help you through the easy step process. For assistance, visit oswegoseniorcenter.org, for a Zoom link tutorial. Call OSC at 630-554-5602 with your email address or join through the website oswegoseniorcenter.org.

COVID-19 Educational Seminar: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25. Participate through Zoom or in-facility at Oswego Senior Center, 84 Templeton Drive, Oswego, as Jazmin Delgado, BS, pharmacy intern at Walgreens provides an educational seminar on COVID-19,
influenza and shingles. Learn how you can protect yourself and loved ones. Hear about the most current information on COVID-19 followed by a Q&A session. Delgado’s presentation will include an overview of COVID-19, influenza and shingles; pharmacological vs. non-pharmacological and vaccines for each. All ages invited. Must advance register at 630-554-5602 for in-facility limited seating. Temperature and self-health check screen, signed waiver, face covering and social distancing required. For Zoom access, call OSC at 630-554-5602 for an email invitation.

Coffee & Chat: Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. Kathy Perez, MSW, LSW invites you to join her for social chit chat and coffee from the comfort of your own home. Who knows what we will discover. Call OSC at 630-554-5602 with your email address or join through the website oswegoseniorcenter.org.

Tai Chi Zoom Class: Fridays, 11 a.m.  Instructor Kristi Niedzwiecki will lead you through this slow moving, fluid exercise that helps with balance, coordination, movement, agility and mindfulness. Wear cool, comfortable clothing and join in from home. Call OSC at 630-554-5602 with your email address or join through the website oswegoseniorcenter.org.

Heart & Bones: Tuesday-Friday at 10 a.m. Participants will benefit from cardio, resistance and strength training. Balance, coordination, flexibility, agility and energy may be improved. All exercises can be modified to accommodate injuries or specific needs. Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes and participate from the comfort of your home. Instructors are Gabriel Davila, ACE certified trainer and Beth Peshia, OSC health and wellness coordinator. Call OSC at 630-554-5602 with your email address or join through the website oswegoseniorcenter.org.

OSC Technology Lab: Thursdays, 11 a.m. Join Gary Tollaksen via Zoom for help with your PC or electronic device or have questions about programs or email usage should join in. Call OSC at 630-554-5602 with your email address or join through the website oswegoseniorcenter.org.

Walk About Oswego: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Walkers will meet at 156 E. Washington St. (former Oswego Senior Center building) to enjoy a walk around the residential area. Plenty of shade and camaraderie. Join in for 20 minutes or a double round of 40 minutes.  
Wear a mask. Bring your own water. Led by Beth Peshia, health and wellness coordinator. Must register in advance by calling 630-554-5602.

Chair Exercise: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m. Get moving with chair exercise video in the comfort of your home through this Zoom class. Call OSC at 630-554-5602 with your email address or join through the website oswegoseniorcenter.org.

History through Biographies: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Join this history class through Zoom with instructor Mike Adolph, a retired history teacher. Mike moderates a lively discussion as participants explore history by presenting biographies they’ve chosen from a list of more than 200 Americans, such as Teddy Roosevelt, Gary Kildall or member suggestions. Call OSC at 630-554-5602 with your email address or join through the website oswegoseniorcenter.org.Genealogy Class: Thursdays, 1 p.m. Learn how to trace your ancestors’ unique story and your family tree online. There are variety of online tools available. Call OSC at 630-554-5602 with your email address or join through the website oswegoseniorcenter.org.

Nutrition Made Easy Cooking Class: Wednesday, July 29, 2 p.m., fruit salad. Let’s make some summer salads with easy fixings that you might have right at home.  Oswego Senior Center’s Chef Billie invites all ages to join this fun Zoom cooking class.Call OSC at 630-554-5602 with your email address or join through the website oswegoseniorcenter.org.

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