Seniors

SeniorsWe’ve gathered together a few great resources and activities to help Paso residents Be Well. The resources are organized into categories to help you find the right tools to match your needs.

Fitness


Zumba for Seniors: With Paso’s own Zumba Gold instructor Cristina Averseng on YouTube.

American Heart Association: Try a simple 10-minute workout for all ages using items you have around the house.

Kitchen Sink Stretch and Tone Exercises: Add an entirely new level of productivity while doing dishes with this basic workout from Paso Robles Recreation Total Body Workout instructor Shelley Kelley.

Gentle Yoga: Try these five yoga stretches from Paso Robles Recreation 50+ Yoga instructor Debbie Stevens.

Eldergym: Join senior fitness coach, physical therapist and certified geriatric specialist Doug Shrift during these free daily videos to help you become strong and stable even if you have never exercised before.

Let’s Dance: Move along to hits from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Find some favorite free playlists here.

Sit & Get Fit: Try this fitness chair meditation video with Paul Eugene especially for seniors.

Gentle Yoga in a Chair: Try this  relaxing and strengthening 26-minute video.

Mindfulness


Gratitude JournalGratitude Journal: Start a daily gratitude journal by writing three things you are grateful for each day. Download a free gratitude journal page HERE

Breathe Like a BabyLearn how to relax your body and mind and release stress with this guide from Paso Robles Recreation Tai Chi instructor Faye Baker.

Calm Together: Enjoy free favorite meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals, and music from the #1 app for happiness, meditation and mindfulness.

Breaking Day Hypnotherapy: Paso Robles hypnotherapist Art Kuhns offers a free two minute Gratitude Breathing Meditation to reduce stress and anxiety.  Contact Art to schedule a complimentary hypnotherapy session by using the code: Be Well Paso.

Happify: Why Mindfulness is a Superpower: An Animated video and What Do We Have All Wrong About Meditation video with Dan Harris. 

Mindful: An online resource for mindfulness articles and meditation resources.

Social Connection

 

Friendship Line: 800-971-0016
Institute on Aging’s (IOA) 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities.

older hands typingThe Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 1-855-845-7415 for peer-run non-emergency emotional support.

Joy 4 All/1-877-JOY-4ALL: This free telephone line created by high school students in Canada offers a friendly voice on the other line, as well as clear recordings of stories, jokes, kind messages, letters, poetry, and music. Their goal is to keep everyone engaged and happy during these tough times.

AncestryLibrary The library’s subscription requires patrons to access the site from the library, but for now, patrons need only visit AncestryLibrary and provide their library card number. Passwords are not necessary. For those without a current library account wishing to access this and other digital resources, eCards are available (for ages 13 and up) through the Black Gold Cooperative Library System.

Senior Volunteer Services: For 46 years, SVS has been recruiting and connecting volunteers that are 55+ to work with our partnered non-profit organizations throughout SLO County; sign-up through SVS and get connected to a multitude of volunteer opportunities.

Wilshire Community Services: This group provides free support to older and disabled adults in San Luis Obispo county including transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visits, peer counseling, and mediation services.

Education

 

Paint Along with Skye: Create acrylic masterpieces by following along with local artist and teacher Skye Ravy.

New York Times Virtual tours of Places to Go in 2020: While you’re at home waiting for travel restrictions to be lifted, we invite you on a virtual visit to each and every one of our Places to Go in 2020.

Go to Mars with NASA’s Curiosity RoverExplore the Martian surface as it was recorded by the Curiosity rover.

Google Arts & Culture: Features the arts and cultures showcased in museums and galleries around the world.

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum.

Sea TurtlesMonterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams: Ten live cams to experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

San Diego Zoo Live Cams: Live and archived footage of animal exhibits.

Take a virtual vacation with Google Earth

Hotlines


Link HERE to view an extensive list of hotline numbers.

 

Additional Resources


Administration for Community Living (ACL): What older adults and people with disabilities need to know about COVID-19.

Psychology.org: Expert tips for dealing with Coronavirus anxiety

Sit Less. Move MoreFun ideas from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Stay active while sheltering at home: Tips from the American College of Sports Medicine.