Volume 5 | May 7, 2020
The Heyman Interages ® Center is a program
of JCA® - Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington.
THE INTERAGES CONNECTOR
STAYING CONNECTED WHILE STAYING AT HOME
Staying in Touch

Hello JCA Interages Volunteers,

We've been staying home, washing hands, social distancing, video chatting and grocery shopping at 6:00 A.M. for 6 weeks. Some of us have binged on tv shows, watched movies we never would have watched under normal circumstances, cleaned the house too many times or not at all, got rid of papers from the '70s and slept way too much. We've also learned new skills and hobbies, taken daily walks in the neighborhood and been in touch with folks we haven't talked with in years.

With all that is going on, we hope that you have time to enjoy reading this newsletter. We value your feedback and welcome your comments and ideas to enhance this newsletter.
Volunteering During the Pandemic

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) has a variety of ways you can help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to see the volunteer opportunities available through the MCVC..

Volunteer Stars
We would like to highlight a volunteer in each newsletter. Submit a video to share the creative ways you are adjusting to the pandemic. Your video will have to be uploaded to YouTube to be included in this newsletter. Kim Finkel shares the benefits of being a JCA Interages volunteer. Thanks Kim!
Let's Stay Healthy and Safe
  • Cleaning your home to keep it safe from the Coronavirus can be challenging. Here are some helpful ways to make protecting your home a little easier.

  • This video demonstrates how using soap and water is an effective way to clean surfaces in your home.

Just 4 Fun
Let's Laugh
The little girl in this video is not happy that she has to stay home and eat her mom's cooking. Poor baby!

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The current look in summer fashion!
Let’s Do Something

Exercise

This 30-minute upper body yoga workout is for beginners and done while sitting.

Here is 15-minute lower body yoga workout for beginners that is done while sitting.

Please check with your doctor before doing any exercise program and go at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Cookies Anyone?

If you enjoy baking, here is a quick, easy and delicious recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that does not use flour!

Easy to Make Face Mask

Watch this 3-minute video demonstrating a new, easy and creative way to make a face mask using a headband and sheet protector . No sewing required.


Let's Learn

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC offers a wide variety of free online courses and virtual views of exhibits. Click here to begin exploring the world of modern art.

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Zoom is a very popular video chatting app that let's you talk with and see friends and family while staying home. Impress your friends and family by following these easy directions to set up your own zoom session . You can meet 40 minutes for FREE!
Let’s Enjoy

The Aeolians Oakwood University Chorus singing, " We Shall Overcome ".

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With help from her dog, this wine store owner in Hagerstown, MD discovered a creative way to deliver curbside service to her customers.

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Let's activate our minds by completing this online word search.

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Let's Watch TV

Coronavirus Explaine d on Netflix This limited series examines the Coronavirus pandemic, the efforts to combat it and ways to manage its mental health toll.
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" Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Vivian Greene, Author
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Let's Talk about Character

Children and teenagers are home learning everything from the alphabet to physics. While teachers are focusing on academic success for our children, we have to remember that developing good character and life skills will help them grow into responsible, caring and productive world citizens.

Steve Hartman is a CBS correspondent who created the fun and informative Kindness 101 video series to help children and adults learn the importance of good character. Share these with you children and grandchildren.

This article talks about the unexpected yet important life lessons our children are learning from the Coronavirus.

Census Information
While we are staying home, this is a good time to complete the 2020 Census . Fill out this form and be counted!

Online Voter Registration
The 2020 Primary Election will be by mail-in ballot only on June 2, 2020. Online registration to vote is available on this website. You can also confirm if you are currently registered to vote.


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