Activities

Program Calendar

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all in-person SAPAS activities and events are cancelled until further notice.  However, we are offering some activities online.  A few of these have a class limit, but some do not.  Zoom in with us!

 

Coronavirus-Friendly Activities for all (a new idea added each week!)

Congratulations to Shirley Soderstrom, last week's BINGO winner.  She won a $5 gift card from Target!

Visit a Kitten Rescue Sanctuary.

Open access to the Smithsonian

Staycations created by Brightondale Senior Campus

NASA Image & Video Library

Check out Farm Food 360.

Watch rare and colorful sea life.

Look at Chimpanzees in the Houston Zoo.

Watch Omni videos.

Take a break right now.  What are five things you can see, four things you can hear, three things you can touch, two things you can smell (or would like to be smelling) and one emotional feeling that you are experiencing.

Learn calligraphy.

Fly over Italy's Cinque Terre Coast by Drone.

Consider writing a gratitude journal.

Watch the Virtual Lights over Lapland.

Watch underwater nature talks.

Learn ten useful things to say in Portuguese.

Check out the giant flying fox.

Watch puppies in their playroom.

Learn photography editing.

Learn ten useful things to say in French.

Visit Museums and Art Galleries.

Try Geography Games.
 

Yale University's free course The Science of Well-Being
In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

Poetry Class

NEW!  Online poetry class taught by Dave Healy, former teacher of literature and composition at Bethel College and the University of Minnesota will be offered online on Thursday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 pm starting on October 15th.  Class is FULL.

Daily Exercise Classes

We are piloting a Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance class through Zoom, starting on Wednesday, September 9 from 10-11 am!  The class is currently full.  Please call the SAPAS office at 651-642-9052 to be put on a waiting list or on a list of people interested in future classes.

 

ALL EXERCISE AND CHAIR YOGA CLASSES AT LAUDERDALE CITY HALL, CENTENNIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND THE ST. ANTHONY PARK LIBRARY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

During this time of isolation, try these chair yoga videos and the YMCA website for some great exercise ideas:

 



YMCA

Saint Anthony Park Area Seniors is now a Silver&Fit® participating fitness center!  Silver&Fit® is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education.  Silver&Fit® provides eligible members with no-cost or low cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans.  Silver&Fit® is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated.

If your health plan offers Silver&Fit® and you would like more information about Saint Anthony Park Area Seniors' exercise program at 2200 Hillside Avenue in St. Paul, please call us at 651-642-9052.  You may also visit Silver&Fit® at https://www.silverandfit.com  Silver&Fit® is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.

Older Adult Resource Series (OARS)

Call the St. Anthony Park Area Seniors office (651-642-9052) with ideas for other virtual presentations!

Notes from Previous Presenters:

November 10, 2020  Chris Abbott from North Star Medicare Supplement Division 


September 19, 2019  Mary Bauer from MN Dept. of Human Services: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services  Hearing Loss Matters

September 19, 2019  Dr. Nate Cogswell from Saint Anthony Park Dental Care  

 

Blood Pressure Clinics

The blood pressure clinics are cancelled during COVID-19.

 

Senior Outings

Outings are cancelled due to COVID-19.  We do host virtual lunch gatherings.  Call the St. Anthony Park Area Seniors office at 651-642-9052 to find out more.

Senior Cinema Series

The movies are cancelled due to COVID-19.

Coffee & Games Fridays

Game Days are cancelled due to COVID-19.