Winter 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 ags@albanyguardiansociety.org.

February 2021

Caregiver Health and Wellness

We are living in a topsy turvy world where things are constantly changing. Social distancing can have people feeling isolated and alone, yet caregivers continue to be committed and show up day after day. This workshop will focus on YOU and the best ways to keep yourself happy and well.

Presenter: Mary Moller, MSW, CAS, Program Specialist, Center for Excellence for Alzheimer Disease, Alzheimer’s Center at Albany Medical Center

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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Housing for Senior Adults: Live Where You Want to Live

Where we live is so important to our health and happiness. To age in place, we need to have a good understanding of our housing options. Unravel the mysteries of senior housing and learn how to make the best choices.

Presenter: Jill McLellan Phelps, Director, DePaul Housing Management

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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Seniors on the Move! Practical Tips to Help Seniors Stay Active, Build Muscle, and Maintain Flexibility and Balance

Learn simple ways to be more active and incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared for a live demonstration.

Presenter: Tanya Taitt, Certified Fitness Instructor and Wellness Coach

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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Effectively Using your iPhone - Intermediate

Do you want to do more than make phone calls with you iPhone or Smartphone? Learn to use Keychain to keep track of passwords, make voice memos, navigate the Internet, use accessibility features and more.

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

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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March 2021

Chair Yoga

Join us for a fun, accessible way to short-circuit stress and build flexibility, balance, and strength. No previous yoga experience necessary. An armless, straight backed chair and comfortable clothing are all that are needed.

Please consider: If you have an ongoing health issue, it is best to check with your health care provider before beginning your yoga practice.

Presenter: Judith England, RN, Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Date: Monday, March 1, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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Effectively Using Your Apple Watch

Learn how to get the most out of this remarkable device, from fitness tracking and health-oriented features like the EGG, to checking the weather and news, listening to audio books and music, using navigation, meditation and sleep monitoring.

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

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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What to Think About When Choosing a Nursing Home:
How to Make the Right Choice!

Choosing a nursing home for a family member is one of the most difficult decisions we have to make. This presentation will focus on the resources available to assist an individual in choosing a nursing home.

Presenter: Elliott Frost, ProCare Consultant, LeadingAge New York

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m

Zoom Video Conference

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Streaming Services, Sticks, Mobile Devices

Learn how to bring the vast online learning and entertainment content options available on the internet Into your home by streaming to your TV. Hear about the many services to choose from, YouTube TV, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, ESPN+, Disney+ and more. We will cover how it all comes together at home, plus taking it on the road with streaming on mobile devices.

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

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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Over-the-Counter Medications with Your Pharmacist

A review of common over-the counter-medications and supplements. Guidelines on general medication use. How to get the most out of your relationship with your pharmacist.

Presenter: Daniel Malone, PharmD

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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Microsoft Office: Word Program

Learn some tips and tricks for using the most common and widely used word processing application in the world. The application launched by Microsoft in 1983 has been transformed by changes too numerous to count. In this demonstration presentation you will see the latest interface, get some tips on navigation, formatting, and tools like Smart Lookup, Researcher, Translate and more.

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

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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Chair Yoga

Join us for a fun, accessible way to short-circuit stress and build flexibility, balance, and strength. No previous yoga experience necessary. An armless, straight backed chair and comfortable clothing are all that are needed.

Please consider: If you have an ongoing health issue, it is best to check with your health care provider before beginning your yoga practice.

Presenter: Judith England, RN, Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference

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