Educational Suggestions for Our Members
During the COVID-19
Shelter in Place
here for archive of Previous Monthly suggestions:
- Sunrise Webinar Series – from preventing
strokes to decreasing your risk of falling, there are numerous informative and free content for you to choose from.
- The Library of
Congress has many favorite classic stories accessible online. Some would be great for reading to grandchildren on Zoom, Skype, Facetime. Ideas include Fairy Tales of the
Brothers Grimm, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Robin Hood. And of course, titles for adults as well.
- Audit a Class through Northern
Virginia Community College. Virginia residents who meet the following criteria may AUDIT
credit classes free of charge regardless of income. To be eligible for free tuition for audit of credit classes, you must:
- Be 60 years
of age or older
- Be a legal
resident of Virginia
- Be admitted
to the college as an in-state student
supporting documentation as required
Woodlawn Plantation and the Pope-Leighey House have a new social media initiative to highlight the makers and creators they've worked with
to help interpret the stories of these properties. Some of the posts are planted on Instagram or Facebook and a link to the maker's websites can be found on http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/makerscreators
George Washington's Mount Vernon continues its live streams and its noon broadcasts every Wednesday:
From Silver Spring Village, along with Silver Spring Town Center:
In February, Silver Spring Village had a program featuring the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, 103-year-old Brigadier General Charles McGee.
From Senior Planet – absolutely amazing programming!
Here are some more:
- Are you a bridge player? Play the best bridge online for free against a super intelligent
computer team! 247 Bridge is the perfect game for beginners and experts alike!
- The Global Diplomacy MA Programme is provided by the
Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, University of London, which has been teaching postgraduate courses in Diplomacy for over 25 years. After completing the 'Global Diplomacy' open online
course, learners will have:
1. The ability
to demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and development of global diplomacy, drawing on a variety of relevant contributing disciplines in the broad field of International
understanding of changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics.
3. A sound
grounding in both theoretical and empirical approaches to debates in diplomacy so that students have been exposed to the and skills needed to analyze global diplomacy.
4. knowledge of
issues in global diplomacy in historical and contemporary contexts.
- Did you know
that New York City’s Guggenheim Museum was recently designated a part of a UNESCO World Heritage site? It’s one of a collection of eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural
masterpieces—and the only museum designed by Wright—to receive this recognition. You can take a tour of the museum’s famous rotunda on its website. You can also access the museum’s digital archive
containing more than 200 art books and more than 65 artist profiles.
- Most people tend to focus on one type of exercise or
activity and think they’re doing enough. The National Institute on Aging argues that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and
flexibility. Each one has different benefits. Doing one kind also can improve your ability to do the others, and variety helps reduce boredom and risk of injury.
- The American Museum of Natural History in New York City has an “ology” science website
where you can explore “ology’s” from
anthropology, where you can play music that travelers might have heard on the ancient Silk Road and compose your own Silk Road song, to zoology, where birds, wasps and all sorts of bipeds and
quadrupeds are ready to be examined. The museum’s general website has a plethora of pages to excite the excitable and interest the interested. Check out the T. rex or the History
of Planetariums videos.
- Are you backgammon player? Play a
- Do you like jazz and miss live
performances? International touring jazz vocalist Shannon Wallace has created a virtual and interactive live streaming and
on-demand Music, Movement & Memory workshop program, the first of its kind, aimed at serving the senior population, as well as those of all ages living with all stages of dementia and cognitive
impairment, along with their care partners. Access to the program can be made from most digital, streaming devices (computers, tablets, smart phones).