Remote Programs & Activities

  • FITNESS PROGRAMS
  • SOCIAL CONNECTIONS & SUPPORT GROUPS FOR SENIORS
  • VIRTUAL CLASSES & TOURS
  • LOWELL SENIOR CENTER PRESENTS ARTS & MUSIC SERIES

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Participation in cable or online fitness classes is at your own risk. Neither the instructor nor the City of Lowell are responsible for any injuries that may arise from your participation. By participating in remote classes, you agree to these conditions. 

The Lowell Senior Center hosts our "On the Move" class on cable LTC Channel 8, Tuesdays at 1:30pm, Fridays at 3pm and Saturdays at 10:30am. Watch the first recorded workout on demand below, or search Youtube for LOWELL TELEMEDIA CENTER ON THE MOVE to see additional workouts.

LTC Channel 8 offers other cable fitness programming including: 
- Yoga, Mondays 1:30
- Recovery Fitness, Tuesdays at 10am and Thursday at 9:30pm
- Tae Kwon Do, Wednesday 8pm
- Young at Heart, Wednesdays at 3pm

Online, you can also check out:
- Our own yoga instructor, Christine Connolly, teaches free yoga classes 10am Tuesdays on Zoom. Visit http://www.livingmydreamyoga.com
- Jean Jacoppi, a leader of Bone Builders at Tyngsboro Senior Center, has created a video for all to access through Youtube at https://youtu.be/_67ofLdfgXU
- YMCA Health & Fitness offers national videos for Active Older Adults: https://ymca360.org/on-demand#/category/14


SOCIAL CONNECTIONS & SUPPORT GROUPS FOR SENIORS

Our Buried in Treasures De-Cluttering Group will start up in October 2020. Please contact Lil at 978-674-1170 or lhartman@lowellma.gov if you would like to participate in this supportive workshop, coaching and self-help group.

Pen Pals and Phone Pals programs are being developed for the fall. If you would like to be connected with a fellow senior / neighbor / volunteer to send letters, emails, or call weekly, please contact Glady at 978-674-1168 or crosa@lowellma.gov. 

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver's Support Group from the Chelmsford Senior Center via video conferencing. We meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 1pm. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to join, 18 yrs and up. Please call Colleen or April at 978-251-0533 for more information or to sign up for meeting invitations. Alzheimer's 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-272-3900

LGBTQ & Friends Social Group from Chelmsford Senior Center via video conferencing. Please contact April at 978-251-0533 x 6171 or ahunt@townofchelmsford.us for meeting invitations.

Grief and Bereavement Support is available from Merrimack Valley Hospice via Tele-care. Contact Rev. Whitney Hall to set up an appointment or join a virtual support group. 978-773-0300 or whall@homehealthfoundation.org

Is social isolation or fear of illness making you stressed? The Disaster Distress Helpline has counselors available 24/7 to assist people experiencing distress as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency: Call 1-800-985-5990 


VIRTUAL CLASSES & TOURS

Elder Services of Merrimack Valley offers many Healthy Living Workshops with internet and phone options. Sign up online at https://healthyliving4me.org/workshop-schedule/

Visit a Virtual Museum, https://artsandculture.google.com

Take a Virtual Trip, https://www.cnn.com/travel/videos

Visit a National Park, https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/take-virtual-visit-national-park 

Smithsonian Museum Virtual Tours, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-virtually-explore-smithsonian-your-living-room-180974436


LOWELL SENIOR CENTER PRESENTS ARTS & MUSIC SERIES

Airing at 10am Tuesdays and 2:30pm Sundays on LTC Channel 8, catch local performers and artists sharing their talents and projects with you. Check out The Heritage newsletter for this month's schedule. Some events may be paired with themed lunch offerings at the senior center or art supplies to pick up at the Senior Center and follow along with the show.

Also check the Metropolitan Opera free nightly opera stream - https://www.metopera.org/season/on-demand/