Month: October 2020

  • Power of Community a “virtual” success!

    Power of Community a “virtual” success!

    Thanks to everyone who attended the ninth annual (and first virtual) Power of Community event on October 15! We are so thrilled! We had 168 attendees at the event, and together, with our awesome sponsors, we raised more than $79,000 for senior programs! If you contributed to that amount, thank you so much! We are grateful for all those who gave their time and commitment to our community and to the elders who make it special....

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  • Living alone through COVID-19: Gloria’s Story

    Living alone through COVID-19: Gloria’s Story

    Gloria, a PNA Village elder, says the Village has made her a bit spoiled during the pandemic. “I feel like a queen,” she says, “eating all this delicious food!” She gets a meal delivery and lunches from the Greenwood Senior Center every week. Until the stay-at-home order, she was traveling to the Center twice a week (getting rides from a PNA Village volunteer) for lunch, socializing, and meetings. She misses all that and tries to keep up with friends on the phone, but it’s not the same for this self-described “people person and activist.”...

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  • Virtual Zumba keeps seniors active and connected

    Virtual Zumba keeps seniors active and connected

    Who put the Zoom in Zumba? Find out by trying the now-online dance class that’s helping to keep seniors connected and engaged. Zumba exercise classes at the Greenwood Senior Center have been a popular staple over the years, offering both a 30-minute toning session followed by an hour of aerobic dance three days a week. “My last class teaching at the center was March 9th,” says Zumba instructor, Penny Fuller, who at 78 remains an energetic teacher. Undaunted, Penny learned how to hold classes online via the video-conferencing app, Zoom, and she’s been teaching from her Magnolia condo ever since. “I’m thrilled to be able to do this,” she says. And so is one of her longtime students, Terry Hudgens, now recovering from an arduous year of treatments for breast cancer. ...

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