Online Adult Programs 60+ | Shalom Austin

ADULTS 60+ ONLINE

STAY CONNECTED ONLINE

To join any of our online programs, subscribe to our Adult Programs e-newsletter and receive Zoom links and other regular updates.

Monthly Shabbat

Fridays | 12 PM

Join us virtually to celebrate and bring in Shabbat. 

A man wearing a top hat performs in Vaudeville on stage

Simcha Readers Theater

TUESDAYS | 1 PM

Learn the art of dramatic storytelling. Whether childhood stories, tales from your grandparents, fictional imaginations, folktales or tall tales. Learn how to organize and tell a story verbally and in writing, connect with your audience, and bring your story to life. Class led by Sue Bilich and Dianne Dorman. 

Life of the NY Times

EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY | 1 PM

Join this informal, fun conversation about pre-selected articles from the New York Times. Led by Abby Kenigsberg, retired adjunct Professor of Media from Long Island University, Film Critic, and News Anchor. The class aims to enjoy a closer look at the New York Times, one of the world’s best newspapers, as it goes digital and changes from the ‘old gray lady’ to a gripping, tough-talking citizen of the world.

News & Schmooze

Mondays | 9:30 AM

Join in on the conversation. Come discuss local, national, and international news and keep up with what’s happening. Participants are welcome to bring in newspaper articles or research a topic of interest to share with the group.

The Writers

EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY | 1-2:30 PM

“The Writers” is an ongoing writing group that meets bi-monthly. The group’s key interest is writing plays, but it welcomes writers who want to write monologues, screenplays, sketch comedy, etc. and who would like to contribute creatively to this serious group.

Flex Your Brain

Thursdays | 10 AM

Join us for this fun and fast-paced hour-long class. This class is meant to keep your brain strong and flexible with individual and group games and challenges. Gameplay can serve a critical role in maintaining and even improving brain power in older adults.

Online Workout

Fusion Aerobics

Monday-Friday | 12 PM

This online class is a combination of low and moderate intensity aerobic exercises, weight-based resistance training, body-weight exercises, floor work, abs and stretching to improve overall fitness, balance and coordination for adults age 60 and better. Advanced classes will be faster-paced and will include additional physical challenges, such as lunges and squats.

All the Mitzvah Knitters women together

Mitzvah Knitters

The Mitzvah Knitters are meeting by phone. Give back to our community by volunteering your time and talent at the J! If you knit or crochet, or want to learn how, there is a weekly teacher to help you. Projects vary each season and blankets, stuffed animals, hats and scarves are given to those who are less fortunate. Materials are provided, and will be delivered when the group is meeting by phone. For more information, please contact Rachel Wimberley at (512) 735-8086 or rachel.wimberley@shalomaustin.org.

MORE WAYS TO CONNECT

1. Join a Facebook group.

The Shalom Austin Facebook page hosts large community events, but did you know there’s an Adult Programs group with its own posts and events too? You can join this, and lots of other Shalom Austin groups. The JCC Austin Fitness Community is also popular. It offers 25+ classes every week, including 2 classes every day for seniors.

2. Sign up for emails.

Adult Programs sends regular emails to keep people up to date on all of the activities it has planned, as well as links to Zoom events. To sign up for the Adult Programs enewsletter and other emails from Shalom Austin, subscribe here.

3. Attend a holiday event.

Adult Programs offers events for most major Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Passover, and more, whether it’s in-person or online. For more information, contact Rachel Wimberley at rachel.wimberley@shalomaustin.org.

ADULT 60+ RESOURCES FOR COVID-19

 

GROCERY DELIVERY AND PICK UP

H-E-B and Favor Senior Support Program
H-E-B and Favor are teaming up to offer grocery delivery for people 60+. The service is free with the purchase of your groceries and a $10 tip for the delivery driver.
https://www.heb.com/ 

Whole Foods
Whole Foods is reserving its first hour of grocery pickup at select locations for customers 60+.
https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/online-ordering

Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s is reserving its first hour of grocery shopping for customers 60+.
https://www.traderjoes.com/stores 

Instacart
Instacart delivers food from H-E-B, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Sam’s Club, Costco, and other grocery, liquor, and pet food stores. There is a delivery fee each time or the option to pay $99 a year for free delivery.
https://www.instacart.com/ 

PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY

Walgreens
Walgreens is offering free prescription delivery from your local store in 1-2 business days.
https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/postmates.jsp 

CVS Delivery
CVS is offering free prescription delivery in 1-2 business days or same-day delivery through Shipt.
https://www.cvs.com/content/delivery 

38th Street Pharmacy
We offer free delivery for prescriptions to our patients in the Austin area including those to Kind, Moody and Community Care HIV Clinics. Contact us today for details or to schedule your delivery service.
https://www.38thstreetpharmacy.com/pharmacy

PET FOOD AND SUPPLIES DELIVERY

Tomlinson’s
Tomlinson’s is offering same or next-day delivery for local orders as well as curbside pickup.
https://tomlinsons.com/

Instacart
See the listing above.

EXERCISE

JCC Austin Fitness Community
The Shalom Austin JCC is offering free group fitness classes in its Facebook group, including one class per day designed for seniors.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jccaustinfitness 

Power For Parkinsons
Power for Parkinsons is offering free seated exercise videos.
https://www.powerforparkinsons.org/ 

ACTIVITIES

Free Online Courses
54 free online courses from the best colleges in the US.
https://www.businessinsider.com/free-online-courses-from-best-colleges 

SUPPORT

Counseling, Emergency Financial Assistance and More
Shalom Austin Jewish Family Service offers a variety of support services
https://shalomaustin.org/jfs

Rachel Wimberley

Rachel Wimberley

Arts & Culture Director | Adults 60+ Programs Director

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