Summer 2021 Classes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will be held through Zoom. (If you have any questions about Zoom, please call 518-434-2140.) There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required.

To register online, simply press the “Register Now” button below the course description and complete the registration form. If you are unable to complete the online registration, please contact Albany Guardian Society.

There is no cost to attend these programs, however, registration is required for each course you wish to attend. If you have any questions regarding the Institute or are unable to attend a class once you have registered, please call Albany Guardian Society at 518- 434-2140 or email

July 2021

Effectively Using Your Android Tablet – Beginner

The tablet is increasingly becoming a convenient tool for seniors to access movies, websites, take pictures, email, WhatsApp, use social media, and more. This course will help first-time users become comfortable using their tablet. Learn about tablet terminology, various parts of the tablet, interacting with the touch screen using gestures, and modifying settings. Explore some of the apps and camera basics. This class is for those that are just starting to learn how to use an Android tablet, made by Samsung, Lenovo, Google, as well as many others. Note: this does not include Amazon Fire, Amazon Kindle, or Barnes and Noble Nook devices.

Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, Training and Development Specialists, MicroKnowledge, Inc.

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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Chair Yoga

Breathe and gently stretch your way to a comfortable body and more relaxed mind. No previous yoga experience needed to gain the benefits of this centuries-old practice. Chair yoga is a fun, accessible way to short-circuit stress and build flexibility, balance, and strength. Appropriate for all levels of ability and challenges.

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What you will need: An armless, straight backed chair, a yoga tie (or a necktie, belt, or a piece of fabric), and comfortable clothing.

Please consider: If you have an ongoing health issue, it is best to check with your health care provider before beginning your yoga practice. If you have safety concerns, you may consider having someone nearby to call on should you need assistance.

Presenter: Judith England, RN, Health Educator, Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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